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GMO apples approved despite fierce opposition

3/13/2015 - Proof that USDA serves biotech interests while betraying the people. The world has gone completely mad. While the average American mindlessly obsesses over whether or not a stupid image-gone-viral of a dress depicts white and gold colors or black and blue, the federal agency tasked with protecting the...

GMOs invade fruit industry: Apples, pears, cherries and peaches to all become unlabeled GMO

2/14/2015 - Genetically modified apples have been approved by the industry-corrupted USDA, a federal regulator that accomplishes for the biotech industry the same thing the FDA achieves for Big Pharma: unlimited profits, lax regulation and a ready willingness to accept fabricated "science" as fact. "The USDA's...

Caramel apples that killed five people tainted with same bacteria used to vilify raw milk; FDA doesn't issue ban

1/6/2015 - A nationwide outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes has been traced back to at least three brands of caramel apples sold throughout the U.S. According to reports, five people have died and at least 30 others from 10 states made ill after consuming the tainted apples, which appear to have come from a California-based...

Eating organic apples is a healthy, natural way to stimulate weight loss

10/29/2014 - An apple a day... you know the rest. This old adage has seen its day but is now becoming appropriate again. Several studies are re-examining the health values of bioactive compounds in apples over time. Now, non-bioactive compounds are being discovered to help balance bowel microbiota as prebiotics. A...

80 percent of non-organic U.S. apples contain harmful chemical that is banned in Europe

5/1/2014 - It's no secret that non-organic apples contain pesticides, but new information demonstrates that upwards of 80 percent of them may also contain diphenylamine (DPA), a chemical banned in Europe. DPA, which is regulated as a pesticide, is said to keep produce from turning dark colors while in storage....

Organic apples can help you fight cancer

5/16/2013 - Apples have been known to be very nutritious. They have pectin, which is an important kind of fiber that helps to bind toxins in the bowel and flush them out of the body. This is why it is not new to people to hear the saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." This adage seems to corroborate the...

The top six fruits for energy

5/13/2013 - This may be controversial. Since high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been pointed out as a leading cause of fatty liver, obesity, and other bad health issues, many assume the same is true for consuming fruits. Yes, fruits contain fructose. But that fructose is in much smaller quantities than HFCS....

Frankenapple: Bad News No Matter How You Slice It

4/23/2013 - Thanks to the biotech industry's relentless quest to control our food, McDonald's, Burger King and even school cafeterias will soon be able to serve up apples that won't turn brown when they're sliced or bitten into. A new, almost entirely untested genetic modification technology, called RNA http://theconversation.com...

Antibiotic use on organic apples and pears proves unnecessary -- Here's how to end the madness and protect yourself

3/19/2013 - When we relish a delicious organic apple or pear, we usually don't suspect we are also ingesting a mouthful of antibiotics. As shocking as this may seem, it's yet another dirty little secret of the certified organic industry in the U.S. Used to control a tree born bacterial infection, antibiotics are...

There are antibiotics in your organic apples and pears: Sign the petition to stop this common practice

3/13/2013 - You may not be aware of it, but every time you bite into that crisp, organic apple or succulent, organic pear, you could be exposing yourself to two different antibiotic drugs that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has quietly allowed to be used on these...

An apple a day keeps the doctor away (and makes you svelte, smart and strong too)

10/30/2012 - We have all heard the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," but new research has shown that apples have many more benefits than previously thought. Want to improve memory, endurance or weight loss? Eat an apple. How about boosting physical health? Apples can help. Threatening diseases like...

Serve apples with this homemade gooey dip for a special treat

10/17/2012 1:53:01 PM - It's that time of year when apples are in season, and folks are celebrating with endless varieties of caramel apple treats. If you avoid refined sugars or pasteurized dairy products in your diet, but you don't want to miss out on the caramel apple goodness of autumn; try the homemade gooey apple dip...

Arctic apples: The genetically engineered apple coming to a store near you

10/17/2012 - For the past 10 years Okanagan Specialty Fruits, a small company out of British Columbia, Canada has been developing what will most likely be the first genetically engineered apple to hit the market. The purpose of the genetic alteration is to prevent the apple from turning brown or bruising. The primary...

An Apple A Day

9/14/2012 4:27:22 PM - Before getting into the crux of this article, what you are now about to read is probably the most essential and important piece of information concerning apples. If organically grown, all the vital health benefits are located right under the skin of the apple. If conventionally grown all the detrimental...

Canadian firm ready to unleash genetically engineered Frankenapples in U.S

8/6/2012 - Move over Frankenfish, corn, soy, cotton and beets. Now we have new genetically modified Frankenapples with unnatural proteins designed to keep apples from browning when sliced or bruised. British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits has submitted an application to the USDA for approval of new browning-resistant...

Who knew? Compound in apples fights obesity, diabetes and fatty liver disease

7/8/2012 - Overweight and obesity continue to plague a majority of men, women and children alike, placing them at considerable risk for heart disease, diabetes and fatty liver disease as a result of chronic metabolic dysfunction. Alternative health practitioners understand that the problem is the result of much...

An apple or two a day may save your brain

11/12/2011 - Studies are constantly proving that what you eat can be as powerful and more potent than a prescribed drug. Such is definitely the case where apples are concerned - recently it has been proven that the presence of fresh apples in your diet can improve your memory and sustain brain health. In 2006,...

Research shows apples prevent stroke

10/23/2011 - Strokes can occur at any age but three-quarters strike those over the age of 65. Many people are always on the hunt for the superfood that will protect them from degenerative diseases, and few are as scary as the aftermath of a stroke. If you survive, you are usually left with debilitating health consequences...

Organic apples make the perfect health food

10/22/2011 - Organic apples are one of the most perfect health foods you can eat. They contain a very filling and satisfying type of fiber, which helps with weight control. They also have several powerful nutrients that truly will "keep the doctor away" when consumed on a regular basis. PectinThe fiber that is...

The apple - Boost your brain power with a common almost forgotten fruit

10/4/2011 - The outdated apple a day keeps the doctor away adage has been replaced with fresh apple juice three times a week. This new routine was discovered after a ten-year study determined it helped Alzheimer's patients by greatly reducing the chance of Alzheimer's disease (AD) from even occurring. Another study...

An apple a day really does keep the doctor away

3/23/2011 - One might be quick to dismiss the age-old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," as a mere attempt to get children to eat their fruits and vegetables, but what if this simple fruit really can prevent that trip to the doctor's office? Apples have been consumed since ancient times, especially...

Apples could hold key for increasing lifespan

3/22/2011 - Sure, apples are delicious and healthy. And, as NaturalNews has previously reported, there is a growing body of evidence showing apples fight cancer. In fact, half a dozen studies published by Rui Hai Liu, Cornell associate professor of food science and a member of Cornell's Institute for Comparative...

Eating apples helps prevent heart disease

11/10/2010 - A new study presented at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition has revealed yet another amazing health benefit gained by eating apples. According to research out of the University of Michigan Health System, eating apples and apple products reduces...

Apple Aplomb is a Worthy Contender as the Most Healthful Fruit

2/24/2010 - Did an apple falling off a tree really lead to Sir Isaac Newton coming up with the theory of gravity? Was the longest-lived apple tree really 219 years old (apple trees rarely live longer than 80 years)? Three hundred plus years later, no one really knows whether these apple assertions are fact or fiction....

An Apple a Day can Keep You Healthier

3/20/2009 - Apple blossoms are beautiful to look at and have a lovely fragrance. It's easy to believe that the fruit they create is good for you. According to legend, people have been eating apples since the Garden of Eden, but that belief didn't take hold until Hugo Van der Goes painted "The Fall of Man" in 1470...

Snack Your Way to Good Health and Weight Loss with Organic Dried Fruit

1/29/2009 - What could be better than giving your sweet tooth what it craves while giving your body the nutrients it needs for vibrant health? Keeping a selection of dried fruits on hand makes it easy to treat the whole family to a delicious, chewy and nourishing snack. Recent studies have shown that dried fruit...

Eating Apples Benefits the Heart

1/23/2009 - A team of researchers who looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2004 has found that eating apples can offer protective effects against metabolic syndrome, which is a cluster of symptoms related to increased heart disease risk. People who had reported...

An Ordinary Apple Holds Many Secrets

12/7/2008 - Apples are an important source of phytonutrients. These plant-derived chemical compounds are associated with positive health effects. Many of the phytonutrients found in apples are strong antioxidants, fighting free radicals. When people in the United States consume fruits, 22% of antioxidant compounds...

Clear or Cloudy - Choosing Which Apple Juice Is Best for Good Health

9/23/2008 - Fruits and vegetables are a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that neutralize free radicals -- molecules that can damage body cells and contribute to disease. With an emphasis on eating healthier, people are trying to find ways to consume the recommended five to seven servings...

Extracts from Apples Reduce Toxicity of Cooked Meat

8/2/2008 - Extracts from apples and grape seeds reduce the formation of a toxic chemical in fried meat, according to the results of a study conducted by researchers from the University of Hong Kong and Rutgers University and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Chemicals called heterocyclic...

Transform Yourself From the Inside-Out and Look Your Best Naturally

5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...

An Apple Peel a Day Could Keep Cancer at Bay

5/2/2008 - An apple peel a day might help keep cancer at bay, according to Rui Hai Liu, Cornell associate professor of food science, who has identified a dozen compounds -- triterpenoids -- in apple peel that either inhibit or kill cancer cells in laboratory cultures. Three of the compounds have not previously...

New Anti-Cancer Compounds Discovered in Apples

4/30/2008 - Any news item that links apples with good health always brings to mind the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". But new research is showing not only is that statement true, but apples might specifically keep a particular kind of doctor away an oncologist. Dr. Rui Hai Liu, Cornell associate...

Apple peels contain twelve anti-cancer compounds called "triterpenoids"

1/2/2008 - Apple peels contain as many as a dozen cancer-fighting chemical compounds, according to a study conducted by researchers at Cornell University and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. "We found that several compounds have potent anti-proliferative activities against human...

Prenatal consumption of apples, fish shown to prevent asthma in children

11/16/2007 - The children of pregnant women who consumed more apples and fish had significantly lower rates of asthma and eczema at age five than the children of mothers who had consumed less, according to a new study conducted at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and presented at the American Thoracic Society's...

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