7 GMO Infographics You May Have Missed

7 GMO Infographics You May Have Missed

GMO labeling

There is a LOT of information swirling around out there about GMOs—genetically modified organisms—but where do you start? We’ve rounded up seven infographics that distill this information down into bite-sized pictures especially for all you visual learners out there. Take a look and take a stand: share this post with your friends to spread the word about GMOs.

GMO labeling

Bottom Line: Sixty-four countries around the world require GMO labeling, including all of the European Union, and a bunch of countries we like to think are not as advanced as we are—like Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, and China. Big important countries not on the list?  Yeah, that would be the U.S.

who spends the most

Bottom Line: Just five companies spend more than half the GMO lobbying money out there, most notably Monsanto at No. 1. Lobbying is what helps defeat grassroots efforts to bring about labeling laws, which is why it’s important to know who’s behind it.

plant the plate

Bottom Line: It’s actually relatively cheap and easy to fix our national food problems. In fact, this infographic argues that for a relatively small investment, American farmers could grow more of the fruits and veggies we’re supposed to be eating, which would drive down the price and make them more available to people. It’s just math, folks.

banned foods

Bottom Line: We’re eating a lot of dangerous crap.  And not only that, we’re eating a lot of dangerous crap that has been banned by other countries. This one makes me so angry, because big food producers have already figured out how to reformulate their products to eliminate these ingredients, but they just keep feeding them to us—because they can.

hard to find real food

Bottom Line: GMOs are hiding in practically everything we eat, and the only way to avoid them is to buy and eat whole foods that are certified organic.

america wants gmo labels

Bottom Line: I think the biggest number here is that 91 percent of Americans want GMOs labeled—and it’s got bipartisan support, with 89 percent of Republicans saying “label it!” and 93 percent of democrats asking for labels. So why can’t we get GMO labeling laws? See that lobbying infographic above.

difference between organic and GMO foods

Bottom Line: This one is just a good overall primer on GMOs, but I think one of the best parts of it is the section that shows that Whole Foods’ house brand organics were actually cheaper than the Safeway house brand. Good to remember: you don’t have to break the bank to go organic.


Dosha Test

Dosha Test

which one seems the most like you? You will be all three but 1 or 2 will be dominant. Once you know your dosha you understand yourself on a whole different level and can make healthy choices to bring mind, body and spirit into balance.  #Ayurveda #Health #Balaance

Take the “Dosha Test” and learn what kind of foods and exercises that are best suited for you, in order to stay healthy.
Are you Vata, Pitta or Kapha?

In Ayurveda, there are three Doshas: Vata, Pita and Kapha. By knowing your Dosha you will be able to learn more about your body; what type of food, exercise and routines that is best suited for you, in order to automatically gain good health and perfect body weight.

By doing this quick Dosha test you will find out your Dosha. This small test with only 11 questions will tell you if you are a Vata, Pitta or Kapha.
Which answer a, b or c is the most accurate for you? Write down your answers (a, b or c) on a piece of paper…

1. Skeletal structure
a) Thin
b) Medium
c) Thick

2. Work
a) Very fast
b) Effective, thorough
c) Slow, methodical

3. Mental function
a) Imaginative, quick thinking
b) Sharp intellect, make decisions easily
c) Stable, need time to think

4. New ideas
a) Curious, always testing new ideas
b) Accept new ideas after careful checking
c) Would rather wait, not impulsive

5. Temper
a) Shifting a lot
b) Hot temper
c) Stable, patient

6. Stress-reaction
a) Worry very easily
b) Easily irritated, angry and critical
c) Rarely worries

7. Skin
a) Dry
b) Soft and smooth, sometimes with freckles
c) Soft and smooth, sometimes oily

8. Sleep
a) 6 hours
b) 7-8 hours
c) At least 8 hours, heavy sleeper

9. Hunger/digestion
a) Irregular, forget to eat sometimes
b) Strong appetite/digestion, “Have to” have food
c) Not hungry that often. Slow digestion

10. Feces
a) Irregular, dry, hard
b) At least 1-2 times a day, rather lose than hard
c) Regular, heavy, slow

11. Economy
a) Money is flowing, impulsive buying
b) Spend on quality, quality food and beverage
c) Rather save than spend, plan before buying
Now, it’s time to look at your answers that you have written on your paper.

How many times did you answer “a”, “b” or “c”?

If you got most “a” You are a VATA!
If you got most “b” You are a PITTA!
If you got most “c” You are a KAPHA!

If you get a result where two have the same highest score – do the test again and try to answer as truthful as you can. If you still get the same result this is not at all unusual. It just means that you have to consider both of the Doshas.

Now that you know your Dosha, find out what it means. See sections about Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha and Kapha Dosha to learn more.