Jamie Combs is the man who brought the World Nakd Bars. An awesome whole food treat that I get stuck into any time I’m in the UK. This is one of my favorite Rich Eats interviews to date!
(Nakd bars are basically Nuts, Dates and then a whole food ingredient for taste like Cacao, cacao and orange oil, mint oil…)
We are talking whole foods, food manufacturers, processed foods, Zen masters, foodies – all kinds of things come up! Get stuck in… By the way, look out for the ‘Bastardization of the Orange’ story – I LOVE that one.
PS. I am proud to say I have been crowned a ‘Nakd Person’
The food we eat is important to our health and ability to feel awesome! And, the things our food has eaten or been forced to ‘take on’ is just as important.
This post (and video when you read further) is about Fox ‘News’ journalists being fired for discovering Monsanto putting Bovine growth hormone in cows, which of course is then passed on in some for to the humans consuming that cow’s milk or meat. Why care? Bovine growth hormone is linked to causing cancer, and Cancer is bitch.
Some general advice on selecting the food you put inside your body, which then becomes part of your body (and mind…)
Go for Grass-Fed beef when possible. Pasture raised beef means it might/probably has been fed grain though will have lived a better life than the meat labeled as just ‘Beef’. If it doesn’t brag about being organic, grass-fed or wild then it has probably received hormonal treatment.
Likewise, (especially in the USA) fish, veg and fruit that are not labelled as organic or non-GM are probably Genetically Modified or farm raised (terrible conditions for fish).
Farmers markets are a pretty safe bet, though it is worth checking how the farmers market is regulated and by asking the sellers about their products – this might sound a little over the top though the reality is, 3 years into my world travels, focused reading and interviews that more and more we need to check and check again about the origin of the food we are eating and the food that our food has eaten.
Anyway, here’s the video on Monsanto and Fox ‘News’:
I wrote and filmed this the following back in 2011 before Whole Foods were exposed for selling GMO foods. Now they are lower on my list of favorite places to shop though they do still stock some awesome stuff.
While I was in California I visited as many of these stores as possible… So many amazing foods to enjoy! And an awesome place to meet people!