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Pet food revealed: Consumer Wellness Center posts nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: pet food, pet health, dog food

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The non-profit Consumer Wellness Center today posted a detailed nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients commonly found in pet food products (both canned and dry). The list, created by a joint effort between pet food formulator Dr. Lisa Newman, N.D., Ph.D. (www.Azmira.com), consumer health advocate Mike Adams (www.HealthRanger.org) and the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org), tells the blatant truth about harmful, disease-promoting ingredients commonly used in pet food products across North America. The complete list has been posted at natural health news site NaturalNews.com:

http://www.NaturalNews.com/Report_pet_food_in...

To create the report, Mike Adams and the CWC analyzed the ingredients of 448 popular pet food products sold in the United States and organized the ingredients by frequency of appearance. Dr. Lisa Newman then provided a nutritional analysis and comment for each ingredient. Four lists were created:

1) Pet food ingredients by rating (from 5 stars down to 1 star, with 5 stars indicating the best quality ingredients).

2) Pet food ingredients by frequency (sorted by how frequently they appear in pet food products, from 96% down to 1%).

3) Pet food ingredients listed alphabetically (to make it easier for consumers to reference ingredients they're curious about).

4) Worst pet food ingredients (which lists all the 1-star ingredients, indicating low- quality or hazardous ingredients).

"Given the atrocious track record of pet food safety in the United States, we felt an urgent need to publish a tell-all reference guide that had the courage to reveal the truth about commonly used pet food ingredients," said Mike Adams, the executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center. "Consumers desperately need to know what's really in their pet food, and there is an urgent need for the pet food industry to clean up its act and stop poisoning dogs, cats and other pets with toxic ingredients that cause cancer, diabetes and other diseases," Adams said.

Dr. Lisa Newman, N.D., Ph.D., is a pet food formulator and clinical nutritionist with 20 years of experience. Her line of pet food products is called "Azmira" and is available at www.Azmira.com

Mike Adams, aka the "Health Ranger," is an outspoken consumer health advocate and author of the book, "Natural Health Solutions and the Conspiracy to Keep You From Knowing About Them" available at www.TruthPublishing.com

Both are pet owners and practicing holistic nutritionists who believe that good nutrition is the key to preventing disease and enhancing health.

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About the author: Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

In addition to being the co-star of the popular GAIAM TV series called Secrets to Health, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

In 2013, Adams created the Natural News Forensic Food Laboratory, a research lab that analyzes common foods and supplements, reporting the results to the public. He is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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