Good post Cappy- I too think that parasites are one of the biggest problems today. First world countries have lost the practise of regular deworming. I think if people were worm free they could eat any type of whole foods also.
That's great you are soaking your grains to get rid of the phytates which interfere with the uptake of vitamins and minerals.
GMO vegetables are a huge problem here in Canada as well. We hope to move back out into the country next year so we can grow our own food.
I also think this is population reduction. I try not to think about it too much as this can be such a downer. I have a strong faith which really helps to move me beyond all of this.