Words of modern prophets confirm what I said yesterday, that God put plant foods on the planet to but nourish us and prevent disease. Ezra Taft Benson was not only the leader of the 8-million strong LDS (Mormon) Church in the 1980s, but he was also a former head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. My grandmother told me when I was very young that he said that any time we alter our food source, we do it to our detriment.
As an adult, I tracked this precise Benson quote down from a Brigham Young University devotional: “In general, the more food we eat in its natural state and the less it is refined without additives, the healthier it will be for us.” I watched my grandmother put this promise to the test, curing herself completely and permanently of third-stage cancer with an all-raw plant diet, in the 1970s when everyone around her, family included, thought she was crazy.
I imagine Ezra Taft Benson would be appalled by the genetic modification, chemical fertilization and pesticide program advancement, and continuing refinement of the wholesome grains and plant foods he safeguarded in his career.
After all, as God created the world, in Genesis 1:29, “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon all the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”
The Biblical prophet Ezekiel, as documented in Ezekiel 4:9, once lived on a combination of 4 grains and 4 legumes for over a year–with robust health. Some companies now sell Ezekiel Bread or grain mix based on this formula of excellent proteins, complex carbohydrates, and fats. Every nutritional component needed by humans, except sunlight, is contained in that combination of grains and legumes.