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|8/6/2013 - Is Acesulfame Potassium in your protein shake? Is this synthetic funk, also known as "Acesulfame-K," in your chewing gum? What is this stuff really made from and what does it do to your body? Is it just like Aspartame, a known cancer causing and genetically modified sweetener? Does it mess with your...|
|5/24/2013 - The age of 3D printing is here - and not only for common household products. Scientists have discovered a way to print a tissue-like material as well as an artificial ear, potentially revolutionizing how physicians approach the replacement of damaged areas of the body. Still in its infancy, 3D printing...|
|5/20/2013 - Sugar is everywhere. And if you have a sweet tooth, it can be quite difficult to avoid it in one of its many refined forms, as it is added to all sorts of processed foods. But not all sugar is bad, and there are many ways to sweeten food without going over the edge, and sometimes without even having...|
|3/3/2013 7:53:23 PM - For years I have gone into food stores and read labels only to not know what half the ingredients were. I got to thinking, that maybe I'm not alone when it comes to knowing what the rest of them are. So, I've put together what might be a one-stop shopping guide to understanding what's in your food.
|1/5/2013 - Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, degenerative disease of the nerves in the brain and spine. The disease causes the body to attack an insulating substance around nerve cells called myelin. When the myelin is damaged, the function of the nerves deteriorate, resulting in muscle weakness, imbalance or loss...|
|12/7/2012 - Environmentalists for whom Christmas trees are an important tradition face a dilemma: should they buy a real or an artificial tree? Well, according to plant biologist Clint Springer of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, buying a single artificial tree once a decade has a significantly larger...|
|10/8/2012 - A bombshell investigative video just released by Infowars.com has exposed what can only be called false and misleading advertising by Whole Foods. It all began when InfoWars reporters Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton visited Whole Foods last week to try to find out what customers thought about Whole Foods...|
|9/8/2012 - Imagine for a moment you are standing next to a scientist in a laboratory where hundreds of processed foods, food additives and food colorings are made, and there are a lot of vials full of colorful liquids, and there are containers with warnings on them, "Danger, highly flammable," and, "Do not touch...|
|9/7/2012 - With health fears over reports resulting from consuming artificial sweeteners, most people looking for a zero calorie sugar substitute have been left wanting -- until now. It's not that safe, natural, low-calorie sugar substitutes were unavailable, just that the public doesn't know much about them....|
|8/13/2012 - We are exposed to dangerous chemical compounds every day from a variety of household and environmental sources as well as from most processed foods. Extensive research has shown that these synthetic compounds promote the development and progression of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and dementia....|
|5/3/2012 - Due to our society's love of sugar, scientists have been able to synthetically produce artificial sweeteners and flavor enhancers. These artificial sweeteners give us the same pleasure as sugar without the calories and dangerous effects on insulin signaling and triglyceride formation. This includes...|
|2/20/2012 - I'm not sure which is the more offensive way to create meat. There's the current "factory farm" method where masses of hormone-jacked, antibiotics-injected cows are kept confined in what can only be called bovine concentration camps while they're fed genetically modified corn, then slaughtered without...|
|1/30/2012 - Aluminum Lake food coloring, used to heavily coat liquid medicines for children, contains dangerous amounts of aluminum and harmful synthetic petrochemicals. These "petrochemicals" are carcinogens containing petroleum, antifreeze and ammonia, which cause a long list of adverse reactions. Aluminum poisoning...|
|12/11/2011 - Artificial Sweetener Disease (ASD) is sweeping across America, affecting tens of thousands of consumers, and Western medicine calls it anything but what it really is, so that doctors can prescribe expensive pharmaceuticals and set up "check up" appointments for the following weeks.
Call it recurring...|
|12/5/2011 - (NaturalNews)Pickles make great snacks, satisfying food cravings without throwing off your daily intake of calories, fats, sugars or carbohydrates. Like most fermented foods, natural pickles provide probiotic benefits. Unfortunately, most commercially sold pickle brands contain high fructose corn syrup...|
|9/8/2011 - Organ printing, or the process of engineering tissue via 3D printing, possesses revolutionary potential for organ transplants. But do sociological consequences follow? Organ printing offers help to those in need of immediate organ transplants and other emergency situations, but it also pushes the medical...|
|7/27/2011 - The cause of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, has been toted as 'unknown' by mainstream medical establishments for years. Emerging in the past century and spiking in the 1950's, IBD is responsible for the suffering of countless individuals...|
|7/24/2011 - Contrary to popular belief, diet soda and other foods and beverages made with artificial sweeteners like aspartame are not healthy, and they do not bring about weight loss.
A landmark new study out of Texas confirms this, having found that not only do diet sodas not help with weight loss, but they...|
|7/14/2011 - Trying to lose weight by eating foods with imitation fat substitutes and artificial sweeteners can actually be a cause of weight gain, according to a new study published online in the American Psychological Association (APA) journal Behavioral Neuroscience. According to researchers from Purdue University...|
|5/25/2011 - "Should the FDA be so permissive with chemicals in food, suspect or not, that amount to little more than marketing?" asks The Daily Green (http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/eat-safe/artificial-food-colorings-health-effects). This question is particularly pertinent considering that colorings...|
|4/14/2011 - The US food supply is riddled with petroleum-based, artificial food dyes and synthetic chemical pesticides, both of which have been linked to causing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral problems in children. So in order to avoid them, the Organic Trade Association (OTA)...|
|4/12/2011 - Senomyx, a San Diego, Cal.-based biotechnology company that specializes in food flavoring ingredients, is under fire for allegedly using aborted human fetal cells to test the effectiveness of its various synthetic flavoring agents. According to reports, the company has plenty of other viable options...|
|4/4/2011 - Evidence continues to emerge that artificial colors cause hyperactivity in children, but the FDA remains resistant to taking action. The agency will hold public hearings on the issue from March 30-31.
Artificial colors made from coal tar or petroleum were first developed in the 1850s, and nearly...|
|3/29/2011 - A scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) says he has successfully developed a type of synthetic leaf made largely of silicon and electronic components that is ten times more effective at photosynthesis than is a natural leaf. And this artificial leaf, he says, is capable of generating...|
|1/19/2011 - A Food Investigations mini-documentary released today exposes the "blueberry deception" in name-brand cereals, bagels, breads and bars. As revealed in the investigative video (www.FoodInvestigations.com), big-name food companies that offer blueberry cereals, muffins, pastries and bars have been caught...|
|11/25/2010 - U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials recently announced a temporary ban on a popular new marijuana substitute known as "K2" or "Spice", that contains various natural herbs and a synthetic spray coating that makes the blend have a marijuana-like effect on the body. According to officials, the...|
|11/5/2010 - The European Union has passed a law requiring all beverages that contain certain artificial colors to carry a warning that consumption of those products may lead to hyperactivity in children. As a consequence, two of the United Kingdom's best-selling beverages will now need to display this warning.
|8/30/2010 - A new research study, which included nearly 60,000 pregnant women in Denmark, found that those who drink artificially sweetened beverages (carbonated or not) were more likely to have a premature birth. The study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.1
|4/16/2010 - It's downright amazing: A biomedical engineer at Boston University has developed a so-called "artificial pancreas" that helps diabetics maintain balanced blood sugar levels by monitoring the blood and releasing either insulin or glucagon as needed. Now all those people who eat artificial food advertised...|
|4/16/2010 - Artificial sweeteners may cause metabolic changes in how the body reacts to real sugar, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Conventional scientific wisdom has been that because artificial sweeteners such as saccharin,...|
|2/27/2010 - Researchers from Imperial College London have launched a £1 million ($1.6 million) study to create what they call an "artificial leaf," mimicking the process of photosynthesis that allows plants to generate energy from the sun.
Plants use solar radiation to power a chemical reaction that converts...|
|2/19/2010 - Food marketers are vying harder than ever for your shopping dollar. They use any of 14,000 additives to make their products last longer, taste fresher or seem more appealing. The health effects of these compounds, especially in combination, are only gradually becoming apparent.
Read all the details...|
|2/18/2010 - Food marketers are vying harder than ever for your shopping dollar. They use any of 14,000 additives to make their products last longer, taste fresher or seem more appealing. The health effects of these compounds, especially in combination, are only gradually becoming apparent.
Read all the details...|
|11/14/2009 - A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology in San Diego found that adult women who drink at least two diet sodas a day experience a 30 percent drop in kidney function over the course of a decade. Findings indicate that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame...|
|7/1/2009 - A new study investigating the ability of water treatment facilities to remove artificial sweeteners from municipal water supplies has found that significant amounts remain despite the implementation of high-tech industrial water purification.
Researchers from the Water Technology Centre in Karlsruhe,...|
|3/4/2009 - As you are sitting in a plane which is taking off or touching down late at night, or simply looking down at the world from a skyscraper, city lights are quite a sight to behold. You could almost say it's a modern day paradise. But little do you know that these lights could well be damaging your health...|
|10/7/2008 - Certain varieties of artificial turf fields may expose children or adults to dangerous levels of lead, the New Jersey Health Department has warned.
Lead is a neurotoxin that can cause developmental or mental impairment, and is particularly dangerous to children and pregnant women.
The health department...|
|9/29/2008 - The FDA allowed tests to proceed on new varieties of artificial blood even though it should have been aware that the products drastically increased patients' risk of heart attacks and death, according to a review conducted by the National Institutes of Health and Public Citizen, and published in the...|
|8/30/2008 - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has announced plans to offer $1 million to the "first person to come up with a method to produce commercially viable quantities of in vitro meat at competitive prices by 2012."
In vitro refers to something taking place outside of a living body, in...|
|8/26/2008 - In yet another example of pharmaceutical hubris, Biopure has ballyhooed a study it financed, claiming it shows that their product is successful and safe. Reading the study itself, though, shows a completely different result:
* The death rate was 1-2/3 times higher in those who received artificial...|
|8/25/2008 - Regular consumption of artificial, low-calorie sweeteners may actually cause people to gain more weight than similar consumption of sugar, according to a study conducted by researchers from Purdue University and published in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience.
Researchers supplemented the diet of...|
|7/6/2008 - An aquaculture company has used artificial flavorings to give its farmed fish the taste of wild-caught pollock.
"It met 10 out of our 10 taste parameters," said Norbert Sporns, president and chief executive officer of HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries (HQSM).
HQSM has signed a joint development...|
|6/4/2008 - If you have been in an accident during the last ten years, you could have been a guinea pig for a medical product without even being told –- and the FDA approved it. The products are artificial blood, several types produced by different pharmaceutical corporations. Perfectly good human blood could have...|
|3/21/2008 - Have you ever wondered why companies use artificial colors? You might think it's because they want to make their food look good, but there's another reason -- a far deeper reason -- why companies use artificial colors to make their foods more appealing to consumers. Keep reading to learn what that is.
|3/6/2008 - If you are among those calorie-conscious consumers who opt for diet sodas or other diet products, you may actually ruin your health and become fat, according to several new studies.
A Purdue University study published 10 February 2008 in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience reported that rats on diets...|
|11/3/2007 - The movie Supersize Me has probably had more of an effect than the producers anticipated. Since then, in the fast food industry, there has been a market trend promoting menu items that appear to be healthy. But most of these menu items have ingredients that health conscious consumers would prefer to...|
|1/18/2007 - Technology is rapidly emerging that will allow scientists to grow artificial meat for human consumption. Yes, this will be just like meat at a molecular level, except it won't come from an animal. It will come from a factory where it was grown cell by cell on a lattice structure using some advanced...|
|10/12/2006 - The two year old Artificial Intelligence (AI) known as the Buddhabot began answering questions on Yahoo! Answers site last week. Yahoo Answers is a Web 2.0 site with a social content rating system reminiscent of Digg. The Buddhabot has so far answered 102 questions and eleven have been selected as the...|
|9/6/2006 - The results of a new University of Haifa study found a connection between artificial lighting and breast cancer.
Intensified exposure to artificial light at night might be another cause of breast cancer in women, according to the researcher Itai Kloog of the University's Dept. of Natural Resources...|
|8/21/2006 - A Vanderbilt University study suggests that artificial lights -- like those used in most hospitals -- may throw of the biological clocks of premature infants, which could put them at a greater risk of mood disorders such as depression as well as other hormone-related health problems.
|7/7/2006 - -- According to a June report by Mintel, nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about the safety of artificial sweeteners such as sucralose and aspartame, which could impact the direction of the sugar-free foods market.
Although sales of sugar-free products have not declined, 64 percent of...|
|12/5/2004 - Kraft and other food manufacturers are currently selling guacamole dips that have no avocado in them, according to a report from the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). This is also obvious by simply visiting the grocery store and looking for guacamole products and checking...|
|7/1/2004 - Groundbreaking new research published in the International Journal of Obesity reveals that artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose -- precisely the kinds of chemical sweeteners found in diet soft drinks or many low-carb food products -- may actually promote obesity by tricking the body into...|
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