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October/November 2019

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20 wholelifetimes.com One out of two American males and one out of three females are expected to get cancer in America today. What is going on with our food supply? Why are so many of us sick? One out of two children in this country has a chronic illness; more than 30 million Americans have diabetes. By Zen Honeycutt, Founding Executive Director "Moms Across America" W hen I was a kid growing up in the 1970s and '80s, my mom would cook up an array of dishes … bright-green broccoli and thinly sliced beef with oyster sauce, golden curry chicken with potatoes, or savory garlic shrimp and snow peas. No one at our dinner table ever thought once about whether the food was genetically modified, pesticide-free, organic, gluten- free, dairy-free, nut-free, or dye-free. No one in my family had allergies, rashes, autism, autoimmune disease, asthma, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cancer, Crohn's disease, colitis, or Hashimoto's disease. We didn't know that food could be dangerous. We weren't in a health crisis. Things have changed. Today, after having three sons with health issues and life- threatening allergies, and after one particularly harrowing ambulance ride to the ER with my son in anaphylactic shock, I began to take a serious look at what I was feeding my children. I stopped trusting the word "healthy" on the label — or what I thought I knew to be true. I began to talk to anyone who would talk to me about GMOs, glyphosate, and other toxins in our food. First, I was shocked, then I was fearful, then I acted. I started the nonprofit "Moms Across America" and invited moms and anyone and everyone dealing with health issues of their own or their loved ones to join forces to keep our

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