The giant agriculture, chemical, and drug companies have a lot to gain financially from GMOs (genetically modified organisms) which is why they spend so much money researching and promoting them. And perhaps genetically engineered food has some great potential benefits for feeding people. But time is clearly not yet on the side of the GMO argument. Hundreds of millions of years of natural evolution vs. a few years of splicing and dicing?
More and more these days we’re hearing about pets being considered part of the family. They sleep in our beds, we dress them in clothes, they ride in the front seat – and yet they don’t eat our food. Why is this? Although in our hearts, we feel like our companion animals are like our own children and the commercial pet food industry would like us to believe that pet food is as healthy as the food we eat, the fact is pet food companies have decided for us that companion animals don’t deserve to eat food that is as good as our food.
Grains sure have it rough in the pet food industry. Lately they've been gaining a reputation for being cheap fillers that cause allergies and have no nutritional benefit. And the rumor is absolutely true. Wait!! Allow me to explain. Conventional pet foods have been using cheap grains as fillers that have been cooked and processed to death. These grain by-products are worthless and can even cause health problems due to their low-quality and over-processed state. But as you know, Sojos is NOT a conventional pet food company.
When it comes to buying consumable goods for ourselves, our kids, and our pets, more and more people are making the switch to organic products. But what does the word “organic” mean? And specifically what does it mean for a product to have the word “organic” on it.
Technology can be a dangerous thing. For example, we’ve had a couple of people call and say that they read on the internet that garlic is harmful to pets. Garlic? Harmful to pets? Are we talking about the same garlic that’s been used by holistic vets for decades as a natural flea treatment and antioxident? Okay, we admit – garlic can be harmful to pets, and people for that matter. Then again, so can water. Allow us to explain.
About five years ago, I wrote an article for our newsletter that addressed this very question. In that article, titled “What’s The Deal With Raw Meat?”, I talked about how folks have been feeding raw meat to pets for decades, and that most of our customers feed raw dog food — some for as long as thirteen years. Five years have passed since that article was written and we remain strong advocates of raw pet food. In fact, we have yet to hear of a single negative digestive reaction to fresh, raw meat.
Eating a variety of whole grains is an important part of a balanced natural pet food diet that offers numerous health benefits. Whole grains are a low-fat source of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, plant protein, phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. In fact, whole grains are among the most nutrient-rich plant foods on the planet.