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|3/22/2015 - A Seattle architect named Katrina Spade has proposed a new solution for urban food production: convert the recently deceased into nutritious compost to feed the food crops.
The project is called the Urban Death Project, and it describes the process of turning dead humans into food as follows:
|3/20/2015 - A major missing link in the search for what's triggering a massive spike in autism rates appears to be the world's best-selling weedkiller, Roundup. Dr. Stephanie Seneff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been studying the autism issue for several decades, and her copious research...|
|3/17/2015 - The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) recently announced plans to limit the use of a widely used fumigant responsible for mass poisonings. Chloropicrin, an inherently dangerous pesticide, was formerly used as a weapon during World War I. Capable of penetrating gas masks, the chemical...|
|3/14/2015 - Chemical companies and their food conglomerate allies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past several years fighting against your right to know what's in your food. No matter how the industry tries to spin the issue, people have a right to know if they're eating patented genetic material...|
|3/5/2015 - A scientific report linking endocrine-disrupting chemicals to a myriad of health effects was reportedly blocked from being published by European Union (EU) officials, according to new investigation by The Guardian.
Endocrine disruptors are foreign substances found in many products, including pharmaceuticals,...|
|2/27/2015 - For the first time in nearly 10 years, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has conducted a reassessment of the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), the plastics chemical that many a study has linked to endocrine disruption, behavioral disorders, heart disease and cancer. But rather than concur with this...|
|2/26/2015 - A recent study conducted by researchers from Washington State University substantiates earlier claims regarding the connection between endocrine mimickers, such as bisphenol A (BPA), and fertility complications in men and women, according to a report by the Press Association.
|2/26/2015 - When chemicals were first introduced in farming, everyone marveled at what they could do. Yields were dramatically increased. In the beginning, the soil was so healthy, any damage done by chemical fertilizers was imperceptible, and pests had yet to evolve resistance to the insecticides. Our technologies...|
|2/20/2015 - Everyone wants to get more than they paid for. Who doesn't like a bargain? Unfortunately, recent testing of 164 dollar store products found that the little extras they're offering are toxic chemicals like toxic metals, pthlates, BPAs, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic.
Healthystuff, an organization...|
|2/20/2015 - The failures of agricultural monocropping are on full display following the release of a new report suggesting that humanity may have reached or even exceeded "peak food" production -- that is, a crest in the overall growth rate of foods produced in some 21 staple categories including eggs, meat and...|
|2/10/2015 - A hard-hitting new book just being launched today blows the whistle on toxic ingredients in the food supply. It's so compelling that Big Food and Big Biotech corporations hired armies of negative P.R. trolls to try to crush the book even before it was published. Ever wonder what's so dangerous about...|
|2/5/2015 11:14:29 AM - The U.S. has a unique system in place for regulating food chemicals. It's been around since 1958, providing loopholes for companies to sneak through. Initially designed to provide oversight, this system has instead become a gateway for welcoming an explosion of food chemicals, all disguised under one...|
|2/2/2015 - Most people probably live under the assumption that their place of dwelling is a safe haven from all the dangers that lurk "out there." But little do they know that many common household products contain deadly chemicals that are known to cause cancer, reproductive harm, birth defects and other health...|
|2/2/2015 - Soaking up the summer sun while splashing around in the pool is probably the last thing on your mind, or is it? It being the dead of winter may have you dreaming about warm, sunny days complete with family and friends hanging out poolside, maybe even grilling some grass-fed burgers.
If you own a...|
|1/31/2015 - It started with chemicals like Agent Orange. When modern man bought into the idea of chemical warfare, he truly believed that he could poison his enemies and the environment to death and not face the repercussions. 19 million gallons of Agent Orange were sprayed over 4.5 million acres in Vietnam as...|
|1/29/2015 - Now we finally come to the real agenda of the vaccine industry. After vaccines have been repeatedly documented by the Natural News Lab to contain neurotoxic chemicals such as mercury, formaldehyde and MSG; after vaccine shots have been repeatedly shown to kill people who take them; and after flu shots...|
|1/28/2015 - The modern world is full of environmental toxins. It is estimated that there are over 80,000 toxic chemicals used regularly in the US. There are over 500 chemicals stored in our body and the average individual has at least seven pesticides tested in their urine. It is imperative to minimize our exposure...|
|1/19/2015 3:39:08 PM - Dr. Tyrone Hayes, one of the most important scientists to expose the dangers of Syngenta's pesticide atrazine, was recently interviewed by the environmentalist blog TreeHugger. Dr. Hayes uncovered how the industry behind genetically modified organisms is also the industry that pushes agrochemicals....|
|1/7/2015 - More than 40 years ago, a Michigan chemical company made a careless mistake that would affect people's lives for generations to come. The incident involved polybrominated biphenyl, or PBB, a man-made flame retardant designed to prevent plastics from burning.
An excerpt from Joyce Egginton's book...|
|12/21/2014 - 'Tis the season to be leery.
Experts have issued a series of warnings about several holiday decorations and children's toys which have been found to be heavily contaminated with heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Unfortunately, the items aren't just limited to one small store; instead, they're linked...|
|12/15/2014 - Are you sick of "trying" to quit cigarettes? You've tried to lose weight before, right? You don't have time to exercise or you just don't feel like it. Has this line of questioning hit a nerve? That's not the intention. The two BIGGEST hooks in the bad health "arena" are cigarettes and diet soda, and...|
|12/2/2014 - The arguments in favor of biotechnology-derived food -- that is, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- are a complete farce. A new study by the investment group Portfolio 21 explains that, despite their widespread adoption mostly in North America, GMOs are not saving farmers money, they're not producing...|
|11/26/2014 - Four people, including two brothers, recently died when a chemical leak at the Texas DuPont Chemical Refinery where they worked led to their inhalation of methyl mercaptan.(1,2)
The chemical, which is used to make insecticide for crops, is noted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...|
|11/26/2014 - In one fell swoop, the Environmental Protection Agency officially became the Environmental Holocaust Kingpin when they approved Dow's deadly new Enlist Duo. This new two-headed monster herbicide is comprised of Monsanto's gut-wrenching, gut-microbe-destroying glyphosate and Dow's endocrine-disrupting,...|
|11/8/2014 - Tetanus vaccines given to millions of young women in Kenya have been confirmed by laboratories to contain a sterilization chemical that causes miscarriages, reports the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, a pro-vaccine organization.
A whopping 2.3 million young girls and women are in the process...|
|11/2/2014 - A group of consumer and health groups came together on October 16 demanding that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issue an outright ban on a group of man-made chemicals that are wreaking havoc on both people and the environment.
While the hazards surrounding perchlorate and perfluorocarboxylates...|
|10/31/2014 - Oregonians have little protection when it comes to being sprayed by deadly weed killer, causing many to suffer from immediate and long-term health effects following sudden exposure.
The state's cozy relationship with the timber industry has resulted in weak legislation that pretty much allows free-for-all...|
|10/29/2014 - By now, Americans are aware that breast cancer exists, thanks to the pink color-branding marketed by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The foundation has literally "pink washed" the entire month of October, routinely partnering with outside organizations to sell products and raise money for their pink...|
|10/21/2014 - The "innovative" and "challenging new compounds" created each day by commerce are threatening the planet in which we live, scientists say. More and more traces of pharmaceuticals are being discovered in our lakes, rivers and soil daily, and their effects are pretty much completely unknown.
|10/14/2014 - Kids in Danger Zones, the title of a report exposing the nearly 20 million school children that are at risk of being affected by a chemical disaster took five years to compile, researchers say.
Released in September by the Center for Effective Government (CEG), the report [PDF] identifies the number...|
|9/17/2014 - It's easy to hide knowledge from the public when you run the very industry that the public perceptibly needs. So much knowledge about glyphosate is buried or disregarded because the public now feels that the Roundup chemical is a necessity for both agriculture and lawn care. The industry that made glyphosate...|
|9/12/2014 - The U.S. government's failure to update the antiquated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 has forced states to spearhead their own policies regarding chemical safety laws.
Over the last decade, 18 states have passed more than 70 laws creating new chemical management programs intended to protect...|
|9/9/2014 - In August 2014, a conjoined dolphin pup slightly over a yard long floated onto the shore of a beach in Turkey. An onlooker was horrified to witness what had appeared to be a two-headed dolphin. But technically, the two-headed monster was a conjoined set of twins, what we commonly call Siamese twins....|
|9/9/2014 - Along the human windpipe, tucked low on the front of the neck, sits the thyroid gland. It terms of energy, the thyroid gland is located in the throat chakra, which represents communication.
In order for the thyroid gland to function properly, it needs a special mineral called iodine. Since the body...|
|9/8/2014 - The chemical industry is fighting tooth and nail to stop proposed legislation in California that would allow furniture to be sold without toxic flame retardant chemicals. The Chicago Tribune, which conducted a rigorous safety investigation on flame retardants back in 2012, says the bill would mandate...|
|9/4/2014 5:20:54 PM - Have you ever stopped and wondered if many of your toiletries and body care products are necessary at all? Do you ever look at the ingredient labels of these products and wonder if these synthetic compounds were even meant to be put on human skin? Have you ever considered making your own body care products...|
|9/1/2014 - Two chemicals in a class of compounds commonly added to household cleaning and disinfectant products have been determined to cause reproductive damage in laboratory animals, according to a new study. Researchers from Virginia Tech found that mice handled by laboratory workers who used cleaning products...|
|8/20/2014 - Though its toxicity is well documented, the antibacterial, antifungal chemical triclosan is still being used as an active ingredient in Colgate Total toothpaste -- and has been for nearly two decades! Hidden pages of documents submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in the 1990s...|
|8/17/2014 - Residents in southeast Houston are accusing the city of "environmental racism" following their refusal to clean up an abandoned cleaning facility that some residents say is affecting their health.
Custom Environmental Services (CES) filed bankruptcy and closed its doors in 2010 after the facility...|
|8/14/2014 - More than two thousand Mainers signed a petition asking Governor Paul LePage's administration to disclose the use of harmful chemicals on product labels, according to a report by CentralMaine.com.
Supporters, including parents, doctors and business owners, rallied in support of a rule change that...|
|8/12/2014 - Crop chemicals are killing bees all around the world, and some governments, including the UK's Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), are taking proactive steps to help save them. But a new report published by several UK members of parliament (MPs) reveals that the very companies...|
|8/9/2014 - A chemical found in many products labeled "BPA free" may produce many of the same health problems as the original chemical, including hyperactivity and cardiac arrhythmia, according to a pair of studies presented recently at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine...|
|8/7/2014 - Can you feel it? Something isn't right with the world. Viral pandemics, wars, droughts, escalations of violence, irrational behavior, corporate greed gone wild, open border conflicts, media madness and more...
Clearly, something has shifted away from balance. At first, I thought these events were...|
|8/5/2014 - How efficient is the federal government at preventing terrorist attacks, especially at US chemical facilities? According to Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma, the current federal terrorist prevention regulations are "a broken program that is not making us measurably safer against the threat of a terrorist...|
|8/4/2014 - In case you haven't heard, 500,000 people have been left without drinking water in the city of Toledo, Ohio, and store shelves there have been stripped bare of water.
"Residents of Toledo, its suburbs and small areas of southeastern Michigan began lining up for water Saturday after news of the contamination...|
|7/21/2014 - They call them "campaign contributions," but what are they really? -- Just kickbacks, bribery and money laundering. Remember when George W. Bush was running the country and made all that money off "insider business" deals while subsidizing GMO high-fructose corn syrup? Now it's worse with Obama. Still,...|
|7/18/2014 - More than 170 toxic chemicals banned from European consumer products such as computers and textiles are still allowed for use in food packaging, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Food Packaging Forum and published in the journal Food Additives & Contaminants.
|7/12/2014 - Despite the fact that only 36 percent of Kanawha County residents are drinking tap water after at least 5,000 gallons of crude MCHM leaked into West Virginia's water supply last January, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin refuses to approve additional testing of home tap water.
Even though state experts highly...|
|7/12/2014 - Pennsylvania officials are conducting extensive sampling of chemical contaminants throughout the state following the discovery of intersex fish in three of the state's major waterways.
According to reports, male fish carrying eggs have been discovered in the Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio River basins,...|
|7/8/2014 - Now that first-generation genetically modified (GM) crops have proven to be a complete failure, chemical companies are busy seeking regulatory approval for new varieties with resistance to multiple herbicides instead of just one. But according to WIRED, these second-generation GMOs will not only increase...|
|7/3/2014 - More than 3,000 individuals are expected to sign onto a massive lawsuit against the DuPont corporation over a toxic chemical linked to thyroid disease and cancer. Commonly known as C8, the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was intentionally released by the company into the air and water, say plaintiffs,...|
|6/25/2014 - Disrupting shale deep within the earth with millions of gallons of water brought into fracking sites mixed with toxic chemicals that remain secret is like playing survival roulette with local inhabitants and Mother Earth.
The one federal law that could have inhibited this vile practice, the Federal...|
|6/24/2014 - An infertility crisis on Spanish pig farms has been linked to endocrine-disrupting plastic chemicals also found in human food products, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of Zaragoza and published in the journal Scientific Reports in May.
The study marks "the first time that...|
|6/23/2014 - The controversy surrounding one of the world's most popular artificial sweeteners, aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal), continues some 30 years after the chemical was rammed through the regulatory process by pharmaceutical interests, despite its well-documented dangers. And yet to this very day, many people...|
|6/21/2014 - The colors of nature really stand out in the paradise of Kaua'i, Hawai'i. Sandy beaches embrace the waves of crystal blue water rushing ashore. The ocean waves nip peacefully at the base of the luscious, volcanic mountains, kissing the landscape in a fusion of awe and inspiration.
But just beyond...|
|6/20/2014 - Forget the plastic and chemicals: The best food preservatives may actually be all-natural essential oils. New research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that an edible film coated in the essential oils of clove and oregano kept bread fresher for longer than conventional...|
|6/17/2014 - Food prices are now skyrocketing across the USA, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Their most recent report (1) reveals that prices of meat, poultry, fish and eggs leaped 7.7 percent over the last year. That's nearly 367% higher than the official 2.1% inflation rate claimed by the federal government....|
|6/12/2014 12:25:44 PM - The state of Hawaii has become the new battleground in the controversy regarding GMO crops and pesticides, according to a watchdog organization that monitors the industry.
With the crop seed industry -- conventional as well as genetically modified crops -- reaping some $146.3 million a year in sales...|
|6/11/2014 - The House's No. 2 man - Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican and friend of big pharma, big chemical, big corporations, and big donors - has lost his party's primary to a political unknown who is currently teaching courses at a small local college, despite the fact that the American Chemistry Council...|
|6/11/2014 - Most people probably don't think twice about it as they water their lawns or gardens. But the average garden hose is teeming with chemicals like lead and bisphenol A (BPA), according to new research, and these toxins could be making you and your family sick.
The Ecology Center, a U.S.-based research...|
|6/11/2014 - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government exceeded its authority when it used an international chemical weapons treaty as the means to prosecute a rejected wife who sought revenge on her husband's lover.
Carol Anne Bond, a microbiologist who was unable to have children, was prosecuted...|
|6/9/2014 - Knowledge is power but unfortunately, too many politicians, scientists and other renowned individuals too often see it as a hindrance rather than a benefit.
As the oil production technique known as hydraulic fracturing increases around the country, concerns about what impact "fracking," as it is...|
|6/4/2014 - For the first time, a new study has causally linked the hidden toxicity of laboratory-created chemicals in the environment and in common household items to adverse effects on the male reproductive system, especially human sperm. Ironically, these chemicals were determined to be safe by standard toxicology...|
|6/1/2014 8:27:39 PM - Originally formulated for the US Army, this chemical is now used in one-third of American households and was used during the Vietnam War alongside the now banned chemicals Agent Orange and DDT.
The chemical, N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, or DEET, was used as a bug deterrent for soldiers serving in the...|
|6/1/2014 - Once at the top of his game, Dr. David Heimbach has fallen from grace -- like so many liars and frauds before him in the scientific and medical communities.
One of the country's top burn surgeons, Heimbach was a perfect person to recruit as a star witness in trials. He provided often dramatic testimony...|
|5/24/2014 - Many everyday chemicals have been linked to breast cancer, warns a comprehensive review performed by the Silent Spring Institute and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
The study documents 17 families of chemicals that women can be screened for exposure to and includes tips...|
|5/16/2014 4:59:48 PM - While chlorine and bromine are depended on today to kill pathogens in pools, spas and hot tubs, these chemicals also create their own array of health hazards. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System has documented and analyzed thousands of emergency...|
|5/15/2014 - A chemical leak affecting at least 300,000 residents in West Virginia has been under investigation since January when the leak occurred, reported The Charleston Gazette. April 3-8, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department conducted a randomized phone survey in which 507 people answered 72 questions...|
|5/15/2014 - Perhaps the only thing more pervasively toxic than crop chemicals, like glyphosate (Roundup) and atrazine, is these poisons combined with one another. A new study published in the journal Chemosphere has revealed that the amalgamated toxicity of certain pesticides and herbicides increases substantially...|
|5/13/2014 - The next time somebody tries to tell you that cow farts, cars or too many people are the impetus behind disastrous changes in the climatic norms of the planet, you may want to point them to a new analysis paper published in Yale University's Yale Environment 360 that unveils two of the actual causes...|
|5/6/2014 - Coca-Cola and Pepsico have both announced they are removing brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from their beverage products following a sustained social media campaign that protested the practice. Brominated vegetable oil is a flame retardant, and it's usually made from genetically modified corn or soy...|
|5/6/2014 - The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), in a series of action alerts over the past month, has criticized the gradual erosion of organic standards by vested corporate interests in the organic products industry.
OCA, a nationwide watchdog organization set up to safeguard organic standards 16 years...|
|5/5/2014 - A number of big corporations, the latest among them IBM, have joined to oppose a Vermont government proposal to regulate chemicals in children's products that the state's health department considers potentially harmful.
According to local reports, the technology giant's decision to oppose the measure...|
|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....|
|4/18/2014 - After 20 years of battling Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, food and farm activists in Vermont, backed by a growing Movement across the country, are on the verge of a monumental victory - mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods and a ban on the routine industry practice of labeling GMO-tainted...|
|4/16/2014 - A new measure has been proposed that would allow Californians the right to know if the furniture they are buying contains flame-retardant chemicals that are potentially hazardous to their health.
The legislation, which was introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, comes amid changes to...|
|4/15/2014 - Poring down the rabbit hole of knowledge on issues related to natural health, the environment and toxic exposure is oftentimes overwhelming. Let's face it -- coming to the realization that we are surrounded by tens of thousands of synthetic chemicals, the vast majority of which have never been properly...|
|4/3/2014 - It's always refreshing to learn about legislation actually designed to protect the public. A recent move by Vermont is attempting to do just that after the state Senate voted 17-11 to require harmful chemicals found in consumer products to be labeled and/or regulated.
Last week, state officials gave...|
|4/2/2014 - Bisphenol-A (BPA), the famous synthetic chemical compound most of us have been scared away from using, now has competition. We've all heard the term, and by now, many know to avoid this widely used hormone disrupter that mimics estrogen and has been linked to serious health challenges. From water bottles...|
|3/31/2014 - Following a bid to place tougher EU regulations on chemicals that act as hormone-altering endocrine disruptors, 18 scientists have published an editorial in 14 scientific journals ludicrously criticizing the move to protect consumers from these potentially harmful ingredients.
The comments came in...|
|3/29/2014 - For over a decade, residents of the small town of Mossville, Louisiana, have been reporting numerous cases of premature death, disease and cancer. A new plot by a large chemical plant looks to finish them off, paying 80 percent or more of the residents to leave the town, which could nearly wipe Mossville...|
|3/28/2014 - The modern-day boy and girl are raised in a chemical society, a culture drenched in pesticides, plastics, petroleum derivatives and synthetic food, medicine, and vitamins. Chemical formulas are manufactured into every corner, all the way down to electronic coatings and flame-retardant-infused couches.
|3/28/2014 - Early in 2014, Natural News reported a drinking and bathing water crisis that had been affecting 300,000 West Virginia residents in nine counties for over three days (at that time).
The water supply had been contaminated by a foaming chemical used for cleaning freshly mined coal, 4-methylcyclohexane...|
|3/25/2014 - California is ripe for its share of disbelief and criticism over some offbeat policies and social mandates, but one thing that residents of the state are consistent about is their attempt to identify and rid themselves of harmful substances.
Regular readers of Natural News may recall that we supported...|
|3/20/2014 - As we continue to uncover the deep, dark history of chemical use in the United States as part of a series on arsenate pesticides, the issue comes up as to how heavy metals like lead and arsenic ever came to be accepted as beneficial for spraying all over our growing soils in the first place. Like many...|
|3/19/2014 - Many American corn and soybean farmers embrace genetically modified seeds and herbicide chemicals. This biotechnology invention helps them produce higher crop yields without having to worry about weeds. Today's farmers can just apply, en masse, chemicals like glyphosate, which knock out the weeds, allowing...|
|3/16/2014 - The earliest commercial decaffeination process involved steaming coffee beans in a salt water solution and then soaking them in the toxic chemical benzene to dissolve the caffeine.
Due to health concerns, benzene has now been replaced in the "direct method" with different toxic chemicals, ethyl acetate...|
|3/12/2014 - A chemical responsible for the musty smell of mold may also produce symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's disease, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from Rutgers and Emory Universities and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"These findings are...|
|3/11/2014 - One aspect of continually eating foods packaged in plastics and other materials may be the prolonged low exposure of chemicals and other substances. A recent commentary published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health indicated that the substances in the packaging of many processed foods...|
|3/3/2014 - Mass-produced man-made chemicals that mimic estrogen should be a major concern for humanity, as they can go undetected in water and affect the reproduction and gender identity of various life forms. Lurking in the water, these chemicals can be taken in invisibly by all sorts of life and disrupt the...|
|2/27/2014 - Last week I warned the world that the global food supply was intentionaly designed to end human life, not nourish it. Popular foods have been "weaponized" and are deliberately engineered to deliver toxic, cancer-causing chemicals to everyday consumers. The effect of all this is the mass poisoning of...|
|2/25/2014 - More reports detailing the damaging effects of exposure to chemicals have been released. Though important to both women and men, this particular finding is especially important to men. This includes their partners if they are wanting to start a family someday.
While much has been made about overheating...|
|2/25/2014 - A leading cause of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism in children could be the hidden chemicals lurking in the foods we eat, the water we drink and the products we consume, says a new study recently published in The Lancet. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health...|
|2/24/2014 - Have any idea of how many chemicals have been introduced into our environments since WWII? A half-decade ago, the count* was over 80,000. Some are used for Big Ag, some are in medicines and processed foods, toys and household items, and some of them are in the air and water.
|2/21/2014 - Being a kid in the 21st century is in many ways no different than at any other time in our history, in that even today, with advanced technology, there is still no way to keep them 100 percent safe.
When you think about it, technology is directly responsible for many of the things that negatively...|
|2/20/2014 - After having now analyzed over 1,000 foods, superfoods, vitamins, junk foods and popular beverages for heavy metals and other substances at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs, I have arrived at a conclusion so alarming and urgent that it can only be stated bluntly.
Based on what I am seeing via...|
|2/19/2014 - As our editor-in-chief, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, reported recently, consumer advocate Vani Hari -- better known to many Americans as the "Food Babe," won yet another victory in her fight on your behalf for clean, fresh food.
In an announcement on her website, Hari said she had managed to convince...|
|2/18/2014 - It may seem like another pattern to break or drop while pregnant: first, smoking; then, wine sipping; and now - cosmetics? According to the evidence from independent researchers and lab analysts, the price of enhancing beauty with most commercial cosmetics goes beyond dollars and cents. The cosmetic...|
|2/8/2014 - Companies that portray a healthy image, like Subway, must be held accountable to their "eat fresh" claims. When a company like Subway cooks a carcinogenic chemical directly into their bread for many years, they really aren't being honest about their healthy image and mission.
For over a year and...|
|2/5/2014 - A common ingredient in detergents, soaps and sunscreens is devastating coral reefs, in part by damaging their DNA, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (both in Israel), along with researchers from Haereticus Environmental Laboratory...|
|1/28/2014 - Roxana, a village of 1,550 people in southern Illinois, now sits on many acres of benzene-contaminated soil, including toxic groundwater that contains benzene levels 26,000 times greater than allowed by state law. Thanks to multiple chemical spills from a Shell refinery in the last two decades, this...|
|1/21/2014 - The "big dogs" in chemical agriculture are on a witch hunt to reverse a bill passed by the Kauai County Council back in November that sets reasonable restrictions on the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on the Hawaiian island. According to the Huffington Post, an unholy trinity represented...|
|1/20/2014 - While on Wednesday the "do-not-use" ban was lifted for nearly half a million W. Va. residents following the leak of 7,500 gallons of a foaming agent used to clean coal, a separate warning has been issued specifically for pregnant women.
Residents were told to begin flushing their pips Monday evening...|
|1/18/2014 - The chemical plant responsible for leaking 7,500 gallons of "crude MCHM," or 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, into West Virginia's water supply, ostensibly has a less than average track record when it comes to facility inspections, and the owner is a two-time convicted felon.
As the investigation ensues,...|
|1/18/2014 - In the biggest meth bust so far this year, over 180 people were recently arrested when more than three tons of crystal methamphetamine worth $230 million was seized in the Chinese village of Boshe earlier this month. The massive raid involved 3,000 officers equipped with helicopters, motorboats and...|
|1/15/2014 - More than 300,000 West Virginia residents in nine different counties as of Saturday are on day three of a do-not-use water order. The order was issued after the chemical 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a foaming agent used in the coal cleaning process, leaked through a one-inch hole in a water storage...|
|1/13/2014 - Industrial agriculture is undergoing yet another major transformation that will amass even more corporate control over the food supply, this time with regard to the composition of chemical pesticides. Untested nanoparticles, according to new research, are now turning up in pesticide formulas being developed...|
|12/18/2013 - Most Americans who get the flu, a head cold, allergies or some throwing-up virus do the same thing; they go to their doctor or a "doc-in-the-box" for a quick prescription, or they run into the grocery or pharmacy for some OTC, over-the-counter, medications that contain a host of chemicals and do nothing...|
|12/17/2013 - Have you ever wondered why cigarettes don't go out in heavy wind and why they burn so evenly, all the way from one end to the other? Could it be that plastic particles are woven into the rolling paper to make your nicotine delivery device more efficient? Cellulose acetate is a form of plastic that's...|
|12/4/2013 - An International Joint Commission report, conducted by scientists from both the US and Canada, finds that the Great Lakes region is being severely over-contaminated with chemicals and prescription drugs that are bypassing treatment methods at sewage treatment plants.
In fact, the commission found...|
|10/29/2013 - Back in April 2013, DuPont was sued in a wrongful death case when a court-appointed science panel linked DuPont's C8 (perfluorooctanoic acid) to kidney cancer, thyroid disease and testicular cancer, to name a few adverse effects.
2001 lawsuit advances forwardDupont's C8 chemical, the key ingredient...|
|10/24/2013 - According to the latest available statistics, there are more than 80,000 approved chemicals currently in commercial use. But believe it or not, only a few hundred of these chemicals have ever gone through proper safety testing by their manufacturers or by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...|
|10/23/2013 - If you think legitimate science, and not special interests, is what dictates the regulatory process for new chemicals, you might want to think again. A recent investigation by Environmental Health News (EHN) into a controversial, yet highly cited, journal editorial that decries increased regulations...|
|10/22/2013 - Hundreds of independent scientists, who have NO financial ties to chemical industries, are cheering the recent resignation of EU Commission panel member Wolfgang Dekant.
Because Dekant is a blatant sellout for the chemical industry, an all-out advocate for endocrine disrupters like bisphenol...|
|10/20/2013 - Now that almost every baby bottle manufacturer in the country has already voluntarily stopped using toxic bisphenol A (BPA) in its product formulations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally gotten around to issuing a formal ban on the chemical from baby bottles and children's drinking...|
|10/18/2013 - An exciting new film has just been announced: "Unacceptable Levels" exposes the hidden world of toxic chemicals now inundating society and destroying our health worldwide.
Created by filmmaker Ed Brown, Unacceptable Levels is a tour de force of groundbreaking information from the world's top experts...|
|10/17/2013 - A milestone has just been achieved on the island in Kaua'i, where the city council passed measure 2491 which places unprecedented new restrictions on toxic agricultural chemicals frequently used in conjunction with GMOs.
Few people realize that Kaua'i is ground zero for chemical experimentation in...|
|10/15/2013 - Now that the truth about the toxicity of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) like bisphenol-A (BPA) is finally gaining real traction in mainstream scientific circles, scientists partial to the chemical industry are starting to lash out more aggressively against proposals to better regulate these ubiquitous...|
|10/11/2013 - More than 80,000 chemicals in the United States have never even been tested for their toxic effects on human health and the environment. Federal regulations, designed to protect public health and the environment from toxic chemicals, have done the opposite. The federal Toxic Substances Control Act,...|
|10/8/2013 - If you use store-bought, conventionally-formulated shampoos, conditioners, body washes and other similar personal care products on a regular basis, you could be exposing yourself to high doses of a cancer-causing chemical that few people are even aware exists. The Center for Environmental Health (CEH)...|
|10/8/2013 - Just weeks after an Ohio court ruled that medical authorities could not force chemotherapy upon a 10-year-old Amish girl against the wishes of her parents, an appeals court overturned the rule, allowing the hospital -- which profits from chemotherapy treatments -- to force this girl to receive chemotherapy...|
|10/2/2013 - It appears mainstream science might finally be catching up with what nutritionists have known for hundreds of years: antioxidant-rich plant-based polyphenols can build health and stave off disease.
Earlier this month, the American Chemical Society (ACS) held a symposium, "Polyphenolic Chemistry in...|
|10/1/2013 - An exciting new film has just been announced: "Unacceptable Levels" exposes the hidden world of toxic chemicals now inundating society and destroying our health worldwide.
Created by filmmaker Ed Brown, Unacceptable Levels is a tour de force of groundbreaking information from the world's top experts...|
|10/1/2013 - A large doctor's group is recommending that medical practitioners push for tougher environmental standards and policies to help better identify and reduce exposure to substances that can be harmful to pregnant women.
According to a recently released report from the American College of Obstetricians...|
|9/29/2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently in the process of trying to ram through passage of a new "modernization" rule for conventional poultry production that would eliminate a large percentage of USDA inspectors and speed up the factory production process. And existing safeguards, as...|
|9/26/2013 - A California-based coalition of environmental and public health groups has released the fourth season of its acclaimed web series, The Toxies, a seven-part media presentation that brings to life some of the most deadly chemicals in our environment and food supply for the purpose of educating the public...|
|9/26/2013 - Silent chemical warfare has been waged upon unsuspecting populations of people in many parts of the world. Many don't realize they are being poisoned slowly over time on such a grand scale.
Organophosphates, similar to chemical agents produced during World War II, are one of the most common mass...|
|9/19/2013 - Widespread consumer demand for plastic products that are free of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) has led to some significant positive changes in the way that food, beverage and water containers are manufactured. But a new study out of Germany has found that thousands of other potentially...|
|9/17/2013 - In a breakthrough moment of truth for the CDC, the agency now openly admits that prescription antibiotics have led to a catastrophic rise in superbugs, causing the death of at least 23,000 Americans each year (an estimate even the CDC calls "conservative").
This is the conclusion of the CDC's new...|
|9/12/2013 - In yet another extraordinary exemption for the very vaccine companies that continue to poison our children, the Minnesota legislature has passed a law banning formaldehyde in all children's products except for pharmaceuticals, vaccines or foods.
For the record, even the CDC admits that vaccines still...|
|9/5/2013 - A common mantra of the "skeptics" crowd purports that industrial and environmental chemicals are not necessarily a threat to humans, because these chemicals exist at levels so low that their toxicity is moot. But a new study published in The FASEB Journal suggests otherwise, having found that exposure...|
|9/4/2013 - Wal-Mart, Walgreens and other large U.S. retailers have been found selling a chemical that can be used to manufacture deadly nerve gas weapons. The chemical is found in numerous products sold by Wal-Mart and Walgreens, and it is the same chemical that raised alarm when it was discovered that UK companies...|
|9/4/2013 - New research published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology completely debunks the government lie that the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is neither harmful nor persistent in humans at current exposure levels. Originating out of California, this latest assessment of fetal...|
|9/4/2013 - If you have a child with an ever-expanding waistline and are unsure of the cause, the answer could be hiding in the toys he plays with or the bottles she drinks from. New research published in the peer-reviewed journal, Pediatrics, suggests that both bisphenol-A (BPA), the infamously toxic plastics...|
|9/3/2013 - Natural News can now reveal that the Syria chemical weapons narrative being pushed by the White House is an outlandish hoax.
To understand why, you have to start with the story published in The Independent entitled Revealed: Government let British company export nerve gas chemicals to Syria.
|9/3/2013 - A water product sold at Wal-Mart and Walgreens and intended to be used to make infant formula has been found to contain a chemical the international media describes as the same "chemical weapon" involved in the political crisis with Syria. This "chemical weapon" is intentionally added to a drinking...|
|8/30/2013 - Trouble continues for New Zealand-based Fonterra after Sri Lankan officials found dicyandiamide, an agricultural chemical, in milk powder products distributed by the embattled company's local subsidiary. According to reports, recent tests conducted on two Fonterra Anchor products, a full-cream milk...|
|8/16/2013 - There are a lot of experts out there now who have "converted" to vegan or vegetarian, from conventional to organic, and from "fake organic" to organic. There are so many signs, symbols, ingredients, brands, scams, sellouts and GMO infested products that people are overwhelmed with trying to "beat the...|
|8/13/2013 - We are living in a toxic world. Well over 50 million different chemicals have been isolated and registered with the Chemicals Abstract Service from the early 20th Century to now. Some are discovered; many are man-made.
Not all of those millions are used. But according to journalist Bill Moyers' documentary...|
|8/8/2013 - There is a reason why the conventional poultry industry in the U.S. has been fairly successful in recent years at lowering detected levels of salmonella in chicken. But it has nothing to do with factory birds being raised in cleaner and more humane living environments. To the contrary, a new investigative...|
|8/1/2013 - Imagine waking up one morning to find your kitchen sink overflowing onto the kitchen floor. What would rational friends think if your response were to order a daily truckload of mops as a remedy to keep the floor dry, as opposed to turning off the faucet? As it turns out, using psychiatric medication...|
|7/30/2013 - There are over five thousand species of mammals on planet Earth, but only one of them is insane. It also turns out there is only one species of mammal that intentionally poisons itself (and its children) by injecting toxic, neuro-damaging chemicals into most members of the species. That species is,...|
|7/30/2013 - As chemical companies manufacture their own falsified studies on the safety of their weed killers, herbicides like Roundup are used liberally and without caution. The glyphosate weedkillers like Roundup are now dumped into the Earth at the rate of 900 million pounds annually, creating a toxic, chemical...|
|7/24/2013 - A statistical analysis of millions of scientific studies reveals that curcumin -- one of the active chemical constituents in turmeric -- is the most widely-studied phytochemical in modern science. The analysis was conducted by medical science researcher Mike Adams, editor of NaturalNews.com.
|7/13/2013 - Rich. Sinfully delicious. Cacao, or Theobroma cacao, is the source of original, natural chocolate. It comes from seeds of the fruit of the cacao tree. What most Americans think of as chocolate contains no cacao at all, and therefore contains none of its healthful phytochemicals.
Native to the tropical...|
|7/11/2013 - Though it often takes an excessive amount of time for regulatory agencies to catch up with the latest science on chemical safety, a handful of noxious chemicals have been effectively banned over the years after being identified as serious threats to human health. But oftentimes the effects of these...|
|7/7/2013 - For almost 4,000 years, cacao and the chocolate made from it have been a decadent treat. For the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica it was prized as food, medicine, and currency. Considered a gift from their gods, the natives used it in rituals, and extolled its virtues in hieroglyphs, songs, and drawings....|
|6/30/2013 - Just prior to his recent death, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) introduced new legislation to reform the inherently flawed Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA), an atrocious piece of legislation that over the years has allowed an untold number of toxic chemicals to flood the consumer products...|
|6/27/2013 - Here are 20 questions that engage smokers and help them consider why they smoke cigarettes, just what they are really smoking, and why they can't quit. These questions are posed to students of the one-hour class "14AndOut," and then those answers are reflected upon and/or corrected by the teacher and...|
|6/10/2013 - Smoke herbicide and pesticide all day and what do you get? You get a recurring hangover that seemingly needs a new blast of nicotine to quell or "dissipate," but in actuality, the only thing the nicotine does is stave off the headache, the nervousness, the anxiety, the "chemical hangover," and after...|
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|6/8/2013 - It is common knowledge that cold cuts and hot dogs contain less-than-desirable food additives (e.g., nitrites), but what about "fresh" cuts of meat at your local butcher or supermarket? Shoppers may logically assume that fresh cuts of meat contain just meat; but store-bought chickens, steaks and chops...|
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