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Recept: courgette-amaranth soep

Amaranthvlokken

Ingrediënten (voor 2 personen)

- 1/2 liter water
- bouillonblokje
- grote courgette
- 2 eetlepels amaranthvlokken

Bereiding

Rasp de courgette, eventueel na verwijdering van de zaden bij een erg groot exemplaar, op een grove rasp.

Breng het water met de bouillon aan de kook, voeg hieraan de courgette en de amarantvlokken toe. Laat dit ongeveer 10 minuten koken.

Naar smaak kunnen er nog andere kruiden aan toegevoegd worden.

Roundup Ready Food

categorieën: Genetische modificatie, Gezond voedsel

Van de site rodale.com.

Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the country, is sprayed on everything from cotton to canola, lawns to golf courses. So it stands to reason that the stuff winds up in our air and water. But when you're eating "Roundup Ready" food, as in, food that's been genetically modified to withstand all those dosings of Roundup, you're eating it too, according to plant pathologist Don Huber, PhD, professor emeritus at Purdue University. That's problematic because scientists are learning that Roundup affects defensive enzymes our bodies use to keep us healthy. Roundup also reduces a plant's ability to take up vital micronutrients that humans require for survival.

Better alternative: Corn, soy, and canola are common crops that have been genetically engineered to withstand heavy dousings of Roundup (or other glyphosate-containing chemicals), and foods containing these ingredients tend to contain higher levels of Roundup than other crops do. To avoid genetically engineered (GE) foods and Roundup in your food, buy organic.