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|4/29/2016 - There are several noteworthy events shaping up over the next few days and weeks:
Health Liberty Symposium launches May 15 in Las Vegas
This event is a LIVE, in-person event featuring a full complement of amazing speakers such as G. Edward Griffin, Ty Bollinger and many others. I'll be joining...|
|4/29/2016 - The fast-food chain KFC is conducting an investigation into one of its UK restaurants after undercover reporters were served ice that harbored harmful bacteria found in feces.
The reporters who made the discovery were part of an undercover report conducted by BBC's Rip Off Britain, which was investigating...|
|4/28/2016 - The recent news that a number of non-GMO foods were found to be saturated with glyphosate weedkiller caught many people by surprise and left a lot of us wondering exactly how this could happen.
As reported on April 20 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, on Natural News, a sample of the Strawberries...|
|4/28/2016 - I've learned a lot about vitamin C over the last few years, and I wanted to share my latest findings as a food research scientist running a world-class laboratory (CWClabs.com, which is now very close to achieving ISO 17025 accreditation). For the record, I'm also the author of Food Forensics, launching...|
|4/27/2016 - No doubt still jittery after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, swarms of Japanese people invaded grocery stores and markets leaving bare shelves in their wake, following last week's deadly quakes near the city of Kumamoto.
|4/26/2016 - As more and more people become aware of the dangerous chemicals lurking in products from health and beauty items to food, the demand for "all natural" items is soaring. While this is certainly a smart approach on the part of consumers, the problem is that many companies use deceitful labeling practices...|
|4/25/2016 - According to a heartbreaking report by All Self Sustained, an elderly man was threatened with a knife last month by a man and a woman in a home invasion – the pair were looking to steal food.
71-year-old Luis Rosales answered the door of his New Jersey apartment in the afternoon and was confronted...|
|4/24/2016 - It's easy to think that all superfoods must be pricey fruits such as blueberries, pomegranates or goji berries. But as potent as some of the more expensive superfoods are, you don't have to break the bank to get the benefits of superfoods. Three of the most potent superfoods out there are quite inexpensive...|
|4/24/2016 - Billy Turner, an 11-year-old English boy, who beat cancer after a heavy dose of chemotherapy, is left with a bizarre side-effect. For the past eight years, he has eaten nothing but garlic bread. He became addicted to the Italian staple food after six months of chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin's Lymphoma,...|
|4/24/2016 - Food companies continue to find ways to deceive their customers – the food-buying public – as they aim to maximize their profits. In the latest example, one company has found a way to pass off genetically engineered crops as "non-GMO."
How can they get away with such deception? It all...|
|4/23/2016 - A coalition of powerful investment firms who manage a combined $1 trillion in assets has sent letters to top restaurant chains in the U.S. and U.K. urging them to stop using antibiotics in their poultry and meat.
As reported by Healthline:
"The Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR), an...|
|4/22/2016 - With everything from the dwindling honeybee population to the continued use of chemicals throughout our food supply, it's obvious that a SHTF scenario is looming when it comes to our access to healthy foods. Thanks to GMOs, toxic water, pesticides, herbicides and other food and environment-destroying...|
|4/21/2016 - In recent days, the FBI, along with the Department of Homeland Security, made a startling admission.
The U.S. power grid is extremely vulnerable to cyber-attack.
Why is that so earth-shattering? Because, as reported by Cyber War April 12, both of those agencies said just three months ago that...|
|4/21/2016 - Eating a diet high in chemically flavored foods can degrade your body's ability to recognize what real, healthy food is supposed to taste like, says Mark Schatzker, author of the book The Dorito Effect.
According to Schatzker, the modern diet of packaged foods has deceived the body into thinking...|
|4/20/2016 - According to glyphosate laboratory testing conducted at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., in St. Louis, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Strawberries and Cream) sample tested at the lab contains an astonishing 1,327.1 ppb (parts per billion) of glyphosate weed killer.
The test results, achieved via...|
|4/20/2016 - The Health Ranger's laboratory, now known as the Consumer Wellness Center Labs (CWClabs.com) has just been awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" by ERA, a Waters Company proficiency testing firm that tests laboratory analytical accuracy.
The test name is "WS-236" with a close date of 4/15/2016. It...|
|4/20/2016 - In news that will be embraced by health-conscious consumers and organic farmers alike, Costco is finding the demand for organic food to be so staggering, that it is lending money to farmers so they can grow enough organic food to keep up.
The Seattle Times reports that Costco came up with this brilliant...|
|4/19/2016 - The next time you hear someone praising the Chinese for their business practices, remember this story and let your China cheerleader know their enthusiasm is, to put it mildly, misplaced.
As the United States battles a Big Pharma-induced opioid addition and overdose epidemic, the International Business...|
|4/18/2016 - Fast-food franchise Burger King has introduced a massive sandwich it is calling "The Angriest Whopper."
The sandwich features all the normal burger fixings – lettuce, cheese, sauces, pickles, onions, etc. – but its marketing focuses on its brilliant red-dyed bun, which, according to published...|
|4/18/2016 - Recent research has shown that eating organic foods for as little as one week can dramatically reduce the amount of pesticides found in the body.
The study found that adults who ate only organic foods for seven days showed an 89 percent drop in urinary biomarkers that indicate the presence of organophosphate...|
|4/18/2016 - Hitler kept the Jews weak on purpose, so they wouldn't fight back in the "re-education" camps, where he taught them that eating toxic food, drinking toxic water, and breathing in toxic gas kills you. Hitler was psychopathic. He was manic, obsessive and abnormal. He put sodium fluoride in the water to...|
|4/17/2016 - If you think our genetic food chain has been royally screwed up by big bio-ag's like Monsanto and Syngenta, and massively over-processed by Big Food, things are just about to get a whole lot worse, and what's more, our own government is doing it to us – yet again.
As reported by Business Insider,...|
|4/16/2016 - The World Health Organization (WHO) recently revealed that the number of adults living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980. A whopping 422 million people are now believed to be living with the deadly disease, compared to just 108 million in 1980.
During that same time, the global prevalence...|
|4/15/2016 - We now have an economy where instead of young people going to college and learning skills that earn them decent money, they attend politically correct universities that teach crybully tactics to churn out "social justice warriors" who rely on "mob-onomics" to try to extort money out of local employers.
|4/15/2016 - Every day seems to bring new evidence that Venezuela's transition from a market-based economy to a socialist one is proving to be every bit as ill-advised as it has sounded from day one. The country is now nearing total collapse as the government is failing miserably to provide its citizens with basic...|
|4/15/2016 - In response to the growing desire by Americans to consume more organic foods, Costco has announced its recent effort to work with farmers to help them buy land and equipment that will enable them to grow organics. The more organics that are grown means the more organics
that Costco will be able to...|
|4/14/2016 - Costco can be a little unpredictable when it comes to embracing natural, healthy foods. In 2015, there was a petition against the company to urge it not to sell GM salmon and the company has also been under scrutiny for salmonella-contaminated chicken. But now it seems that Costco might actually be...|
|4/13/2016 - In our modern life we ingest, absorb and inhale all sorts of chemicals and heavy metals on a daily basis, and often without even realizing it, which is why many of us have recurring problems with our health.
As noted by Organic Lifestyle Magazine, all kinds of bad bacteria and Candida produce massive...|
|4/12/2016 - Over the last few weeks, there has been several amazing announcements from food giants that are seen as a step in the right direction by those who are trying to live a healthy, GMO-free lifestyle.
General Mills caved into the mounting public pressure to clearly label its foods GMO; Campbell's promised...|
|4/12/2016 - If you are not a huge fan of counting the calories that you eat on a daily basis, then the hottest new diet might be perfect for you. Experts are now claiming that maintaining a healthy weight is not about the calories you eat – it's about the macronutrients you put into your body, according to...|
|4/11/2016 - The world's largest food corporations have spent hundreds of millions of dollars (some of it illegally) to avoid being required to label the genetically engineered (GMOs) ingredients in their products. (Story by Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins, republished...|
|4/8/2016 - Call me a food geek, but I get excited about really clean, high quality food and superfood products. Sadly, the protein bar category you typically see at the grocery store (or even the health food store) is almost entirely pure garbage. They're filled with soy protein, chemical sweeteners, GMO and corn-derived...|
|4/8/2016 - More and more, our elected leaders have taken it upon themselves to abuse our trust, abuse our rights and do whatever they can to ensure that we remain wedded to "the system" – one that they control, of course. Long gone are the days when our founding fathers valued the attributes of individuality...|
|4/8/2016 - Sure, fruits like blueberries and strawberries get the attention of health-conscious people, and for good reason. They're brimming with antioxidants, and are certainly a better choice than the junk food diets that many Americans consume. Eating healthy foods that are free of toxic ingredients is essential,...|
|4/8/2016 - After years of public opposition, General Mills has finally caved and will start labeling all its products which contain GMOs.
The decision wasn't made out of the goodness of General Mills' heart, however. The company has a history of actively opposing GMO labeling. In the past, General Mills donated...|
|4/6/2016 - In what can be considered a victory for the countless Americans who do not wish to consume food that contains toxins, food giant Del Monte has announced that it will start using packaging that does not contain bisphenol A (BPA).
The canned goods firm, which is based in San Francisco, said that the...|
|4/6/2016 - In an effort to avoid the health-harming problems caused by GMO soy, corn and canola oils, food manufacturers are turning to the cleaner, non-GMO benefits of sunflower oil. Furthermore, sunflower oil is void of trans fats, another plus when it comes to maintaining good health.
Of course, by now we're...|
|4/6/2016 - Despite the wealth of evidence that phony foods are contributing mightily to the nation's burgeoning obesity epidemic, tens of millions of Americans have not gotten the message and are still getting the bulk of their daily dietary intake from "ultra-processed food," CBS News reported in March.
|4/6/2016 - Did you know that almost all foods have a heating, cooling, or neutral effect? Understanding these properties is important when it comes to using food as medicine. For instance, tropical foods are much more cooling than those grown in temperate zones, Rebecca Wood explains in her book, The New Whole...|
|4/5/2016 - A preservative chemical that's routinely added to hot dogs, beef jerky, bacon and breakfast sausage is now being deployed by government researchers as a fatal bait to poison wild hogs to death. Development of the deadly hog poison is being pursued by none other than the U.S. Department of Agriculture,...|
|4/5/2016 - Ethylene, a natural gas that's emitted by fruit and is responsible for hastening the ripening process, may have met its match, thanks to a breakthrough device.
Made by It's Fresh!, a Food Freshness Technology (FFT) company, the postage stamp-sized device is a filter that absorbs ethylene from fruit....|
|4/4/2016 - Japan takes the prize for having the longest life expectancy of any country in the world, but it's not just a matter of genes and dumb luck. According to a recent study, Japanese citizens owe their longevity to dietary guidelines introduced in 2000, which have been linked to a 15 percent reduction in...|
|4/4/2016 - Finally, the health implications of bisphenol A, or BPA, are becoming well known as science continues to uncover its harmful array of side effects on humans. The industrial chemical is routinely used as a coating inside canned foods. Because it is also a synthetic estrogen, BPA mimics the body's sex...|
|4/4/2016 - Did you know that certified organic food can legally contain enough mercury and lead to cause permanent brain damage?
Did anyone ever tell you that a popular dog food review website conducts no testing of what's actually in the dog food?
Did you know that buying commercial eggs from the grocery...|
|4/4/2016 - According to the American Psychological Association (APA), memory loss and aging go hand in hand. Everything from forgotten keys to the onset of dementia are common as people grow older.
"Although new neurons develop throughout our lives, our brains reach their maximum size during our early twenties...|
|4/3/2016 - Another reason to beware of the toxic ingredients in your food supply is upon us, this time involving the seafood that's imported into the United States. Seafood has long been the subject of concern, from the radiation that's lurking in fish affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, to the child...|
|4/1/2016 - To all the people wondering why hospital visits and prescription drugs are so expensive, the answer is far simpler than you might suppose: It's profitable for the medical system to keep people SICK!
In fact, I'm going on the record to state that unless we take the profit out of disease, we will never...|
|4/1/2016 - Although more and more people are jumping on board the natural foods bandwagon, the bulk of the American diet still consists of ultra-processed foods. That is at least according to the insights of a recent study published in the online journal BMJ Open, which found that ultra-processed foods account...|
|3/31/2016 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is using a policy sleight of hand to appear as though it supports listing genetically modified ingredients in foods, but without actually requiring them to be spelled out.
As reported by Agriculture.com in recent days, the USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has indeed...|
|3/31/2016 - Before you think about throwing away your school-aged child's stubby little pencil, you might consider doing something more useful with it first, like growing flowers, herbs or vegetables.
Introducing the Sprout pencil, a device made of cedar that uses graphite and clay in place of lead. Launched...|
|3/28/2016 - Three decades ago this month, a massive explosion at the Soviet-era Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine – part of the USSR at the time – spewed record amounts of radioactive fuel and core materials into the atmosphere.
It was the worst nuclear disaster in the atomic age...|
|3/27/2016 - Those who support vaccine choice and oppose genetically modifying our food chain have an unlikely ally: Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As reported by the Health Freedom Alliance, a report that was prepared by the Russian Security Council (SCRF), a report which is currently circulating within the...|
|3/27/2016 - It's official: Splenda is definitely bad for you.
If you've already begun to avoid most or all processed foods, choose kale instead of cake, and have even flirted with ditching all dairy products, then you're already well on your way to becoming healthier and better nourished than practically anyone...|
|3/25/2016 - During a recent agricultural summit in Iowa, the fact that Ted Cruz chose to use the words "anti-science" and "zealot" to describe his stance on GMO, actually supports the fact that he is already BOUGHT by biotech, the most evil industry on the planet – which inserts cancer-causing herbicides...|
|3/25/2016 - If you chowed down on a frozen pizza or TV dinner recently and noticed a little more "crunch" than you were expecting, you may have unwittingly ingested tiny glass shards that somehow made it into product packaging during processing.
Global food giant Nestle has issued a massive recall on several...|
|3/24/2016 - Proponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) purport that there is no real difference between organic and non-organic foods, since both are molded by the hands of man. Once the surface of non-organic food is scratched and the layers are pealed back, however, the nutritional quality unearthed...|
|3/24/2016 - Genetically modified (GM) food may be one of the biggest frauds in science and will definitely not feed the world or improve our farming techniques. On average, 80 percent of most American staple foods is genetically modified to some degree.
GMOs have long been part of a daily routine for Jonathan...|
|3/23/2016 - There's really no better doctor than Mother Nature herself when it comes to combating aging. Almost every day, there is a new study or report that proves just how powerful natural foods can be in terms of curing disease, improving your overall health and helping you stay fit and healthy for longer.
|3/23/2016 - For decades, the public relations firm Ketchum has worked vigorously to discredit, destroy and dismantle the organic food industry, sustainable farming practices and environmental activism. Ketchum has been enlisted by some of the world's largest industries to manipulate consumers and government policy,...|
|3/23/2016 - Food companies don't have to resort to chemistry lab concoctions for food preservation. According to a third-party watchdog group, the Environmental Working Group, there are now 10,000 or more additives allowed in food. While some additives are more dangerous than others, including carcinogenic meat...|
|3/22/2016 - The path that pilgrims once cut, through rugged landscapes and across great rivers, has been paved over. The men who pounded the stakes and laid the railroads across the plains are now just dust, watching Amtrak trains roll over the tracks they once built. The homesteads that once provided organic produce...|
|3/21/2016 - General Mills, a highly unethical food corporation that bitterly fought against labeling GMOs in California and Oregon, has now surrendered to Vermont's labeling laws and announced it will start labeling GMOs across the country.
"General Mills has announced it will start labeling products with genetically...|
|3/21/2016 - Let's face it, we ALL love bread. Well, the large majority of us anyway. But conventionally processed bread can be detrimental to our health for a number of reasons, due to the long list of unhealthy ingredients it contains, including added sugars, chemical preservatives and artificial coloring.
|3/20/2016 - MAJOR CORRECTIONS: I'm issuing a huge correction / clarification to this story after speaking with people in the hemp industry. They've pointed out that my article, although posted with the best intentions to help keep CBDs legal and readily available, was freaking out CBD retailers who thought some...|
|3/20/2016 - Monsanto may hold a near-monopoly on the world's seed supply, but it cannot control the minds, hearts and voices of those who support and demand clean, healthy and non-toxic food. Advocates have increasingly consolidated to create a powerful health food movement that's gained so much momentum it is...|
|3/20/2016 - Whole Foods, the store that's trying oh so hard to provide its customers with healthy, natural and environmentally-friendly options has fallen flat on its face ... again.
The most recent debacle comes from an image posted on Twitter of pre-peeled oranges resting in plastic containers and sitting...|
|3/18/2016 - You've probably heard food companies and nutritional supplement manufacturers claim that high levels of lead found in their products is "naturally occurring." But they're LYING.
The truth is that high levels of toxic heavy metals show up in foods, superfoods and supplements due to industrial pollution......|
|3/18/2016 - There are a lot of folks walking around in a bleary-eyed state of perpetual fatigue and an I-don't-care-what-happens mentality. Chances are, you've witnessed these people yourself. They roll their eyes as if to indicate that they're perfectly at ease with anything that happens around them, uttering...|
|3/18/2016 - Consumer demand for clean, healthy, and non-GMO foods has gained unstoppable momentum, causing a major blow to the agrichemical industry, which relies heavily on genetically altered crops and millions of tons of toxic pesticides.
Though seed giants like Monsanto and DuPont, as well Big Food companies...|
|3/17/2016 - Let it be said; let it be known. The majority of Americans are completely clueless when it comes to avoiding toxins that cause all the major PREVENTABLE diseases, including cancer. You would think that they don't even know what the word preventable means. There are all kinds of diets out there that...|
|3/17/2016 - Organic fast food restaurants continue to spring up around the country, as consumers increasingly crave healthy, wholesome food options to fit their busy lifestyles.
Most recently, husband and wife Ray and Shannon Allen – a two-time NBA champion and a TV producer, respectively – have...|
|3/17/2016 - Americans keep being told how good the economy is, and how well-positioned the nation is for the future – financially speaking – but reality keeps disproving those claims.
And in fact, nowhere is this reality manifesting itself as profoundly as in pension funds – that is, funds...|
|3/16/2016 - Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz suffered nationwide devastating defeats at the polls just one day after denouncing health-conscious Americans as "anti-science zealots" for their opposition to GMOs. In a shameless endorsement of agrichemical giant Monsanto during an Iowa speech, Cruz made it...|
|3/16/2016 - As most NaturalNews readers are aware, we have always done our best to expose the harmful effects genetically modified organisms and foods (GMOs) have on both humans and the environment. And we will continue to publish the truth about GMOs, and why they should be shunned.
But a newly condensed book...|
|3/16/2016 - The mystic periodic table of elements is at play in the environment around us and within us. We don't recognize these elements on the surface; it's almost as if they represent different spiritual energies in a realm that we cannot quite see. They have different energetic actions in the human body, using...|
|3/16/2016 - U.S. biotechnology company AquaBounty has been ordered to pay nearly the maximum possible fine for multiple violations of environmental law in its experimental genetically modified (GM) salmon-growing operation in Panama.
In response, the advocacy organizations Food & Water Europe, Food & Water Watch,...|
|3/16/2016 - The DARK Act was defeated in the U.S. Senate today, achieving a massive victory for consumers and also for the Environmental Working Group, which helped organize large-scale opposition to the bill.
The DARK Act would have outlawed state-level GMO labeling laws nationwide, condemning American food...|
|3/15/2016 - U.S. presidential candidate and Texas senator Ted Cruz went all-in for Monsanto on the campaign trail in Iowa, parroting Monsanto's propaganda by proclaiming that GMOs are feeding the world while insulting health-conscious consumers by equating support of GMO labeling with "anti-science zealotry."
|3/15/2016 - In the face of steadily dropping milk consumption, the dairy industry is taking a page from the Tobacco playbook, seeking to ensure future profits by getting children addicted to their product at an early age.
One such strategy involves spiking flavored dairy products with aspartame, then concealing...|
|3/14/2016 - After hearing my podcast below, you'll never drink black tea again. That's because black tea is just burned green tea, and during this burning, all the health protecting antioxidants are destroyed (oxidized).
That's what "burning" is from a chemistry point of view: the rapid oxidation of matter under...|
|3/14/2016 - A study conducted by Dr. Nicole Avena of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has found that sugar consumption and addictive behaviors are closely linked. Just how bad could a sugar addiction be, you ask? Sadly, the study suggests that it's eight times more addictive than cocaine.
|3/13/2016 - Following the confirmation of new FDA head Robert Califf, I have been told by people in the legal field with close ties to FDA staffers that the FDA is planning to ramp up a wave of inspections and crackdowns targeting natural product companies.
This sweeping crackdown assault, I've been told, will...|
|3/13/2016 - Although chemotherapy-based treatment for cancer has improved somewhat over the decades since it was first introduced, the fact remains that not only are these drugs prohibitively expensive for many people, but they are by no means a panacea. It's a telling fact that 75 percent of the world's physicians...|
|3/11/2016 - In a riot that was shockingly similar to those seen during the Black Friday sales, shoppers at Eastland Center in Harper Woods, a suburb of Detroit, forced the mall to close on Saturday morning in their chaotic attempt to purchase the latest sneaker.
As reported by CBS Detroit, shoppers attending...|
|3/11/2016 - We've known for quite some time that there's a huge difference between organic food and conventional products. Organic bashers like Jon Entine might tell you there's nothing to worry about, yet research says otherwise. A recent study performed by England's Newcastle University on ecological agriculture...|
|3/11/2016 - The condition known as ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is largely treated with potentially harmful and addictive medications like Adderall, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, according to a growing body of research, adjusting dietary intake can go a long way towards helping...|
|3/11/2016 - When Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) introduced the "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014" to Congress, they were nefariously supported by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).
However, they didn't have the backing of...|
|3/11/2016 - The hair care product industry is big business and is expected to reach $265 billion in global revenues by 2017. More people are feeling the need to put something on their hair to make it appear more lustrous and youthful. Oftentimes consumers turn to chemical products that may damage the natural beauty...|
|3/10/2016 - Everyone says you are what you eat, but, for some reason, the majority of the world's population seems completely oblivious to this fact. Yet pure science and simple experiments have managed to definitively prove what naturopaths have been saying for centuries: What you eat changes you, down to your...|
|3/10/2016 - A recent study reveals that colon cancer cases are on the rise for people under age 50, who now represent one out of every seven colon cancer patients – male and female. And even worse is the fact that colon cancer is likely to be more advanced in younger people, because they don't get "screened"...|
|3/9/2016 - Philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist, George Santayana once said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," and as we watch the headlines coming out of Venezuela, we see proof of his assertion as we watch Socialism/Communism once again destroy a nation as their...|
|3/9/2016 - With Venezuela now suffering severe food shortages and facing a daunting food collapse with widespread starvation, people are waking up everywhere about the importance of growing your own food. I'm the creator of the Food Rising Mini-Farm Grow System that grows food with no electricity, no soil, no...|
|3/8/2016 - While many health-conscious Americans are in favor of having their foods labeled so they know whether or not they're eating genetically-modified items, there are people determined to keep citizens in the dark about what they ingest. Appropriately referred to as the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to...|
|3/8/2016 - According to registered dietitians at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital of Loyola University Health System, poor patient "outcomes" and longer hospital stays are that end results of patients entering the hospital malnourished, and it's being classified as a disorder!
So then, what happens when you are stuck...|
|3/7/2016 - Unambiguous, clear and complete food labels are an ethical responsibility that rests on the shoulders of the manufacturer, retail seller and local administration. Acknowledging this duty is a crucial step because, when you're in charge of the food that people eat, you have a direct impact on their health....|
|3/7/2016 - Remember I-522? For those who do not, in the year 2013, the citizens of Washington State gathered enough signatures to forward Washington Initiative 522 to the legislature. If passed, this law would have obligated food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods "clearly and conspicuously" right...|
|3/6/2016 - Enough already, anti-GMO-labeling people. Really.
The bottom line is that everyone has the right to know what's in the food they're about to eat, so why the relentless attempts to try to keep such efforts at bay?
One such insane attempt was recently demonstrated by the Corn Refiners Association...|
|3/4/2016 - The EPA has come under fire for the revelation that months before the massive lead poisoning of Flint's water supply became public, an EPA employee had notified his superiors of the problem. Instead of warning the people of Flint, however, the EPA privately communicated with Michigan's Department of...|
|3/4/2016 - Referred to as a "maverick allergist" by The New York Times, Dr. Theron G. Randolph is the pioneer of environmental medicine, a field involving environmental science, chemistry and medicine that examines the impact our physical environment has on human health.
Randolph and others in this field of...|
|3/3/2016 2:17:39 PM - A piece of legislation that would prohibit states from enacting GMO-labeling laws, as well as make it difficult for companies wishing to voluntarily label GMOs, is expected to hit the Senate floor for a vote today. The Senate vote has been dreaded by the Right to Know movement ever since it passed the...|
|3/3/2016 - What is it about a requirement to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients that so scares the food industry that they would do anything to prevent that from happening? Why are Big Agriculture and biotech giants like Monsanto so hell-bent on keeping you in the dark about what's in the...|
|3/2/2016 - Currently, we live in a top-down agricultural system where usually vast, mostly monoculture farms produce large quantities of fresh produce that may get chopped up, packaged and shipped to far-flung retailers. The prior processes of cleansing those products with chlorine water has proven insufficient...|
|3/2/2016 - That McDonald's needs to work on its image is more than clear. Last year, it had to close over 750 restaurants across the United States, Japan and China. Thanks to growing consumer concern for healthy food options, the fast food giant saw its profits plunge, and for the first time in history it had...|
|3/2/2016 - Between eating unhealthy foods, exposure to harmful environmental factors, and a host of lifestyle situations that vary from person to person, it's not a surprise that dangerous heavy metals are lurking in our bodies. There are tons of reasons for this build-up of toxins in our system: continual indulgences...|
|3/2/2016 - I just don't get it.
Over the more than 20 years I have worked as a business journalist, I've always been motivated by a simple premise: Knowledge is power, and that power belongs with the public. The spread of information that people can use to make decisions – what to buy, what to eat, where...|
|3/1/2016 - Fresh out of our certified organic kitchen in Texas, we're got a new batch of Health Ranger Select Dried Golden Berries that are 100% organic, Kosher-certified, non-GMO and offered at an extraordinary value.
Get the 16 oz. pouch for as little as $22.95 or take advantage of the long shelf life of...|
|3/1/2016 - It is, by far, the most widely used crop herbicide in the world. But glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup formula, is not on the list of agriculture chemicals that either the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Department of Agriculture (USDA) tests for on food products consumed...|
|3/1/2016 - An ardent attempt is afoot on Capitol Hill to prevent states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods – made especially urgent by the fact that Vermont's labeling bill is set to take effect July 1st.
Although proponents of these foods scored a major victory in July when they...|
|2/29/2016 - More often than not, food preparation is just as important as the nutritional profile of the food itself. Nasty bacterium can take hold of foods that are not properly prepared. Some foods were never meant to be heated at all, and other foods can release poisonous, cancer causing compounds when heated...|
|2/29/2016 - Over 7 million tons of food are thrown out each year in the United Kingdom alone. For just a moment, imagine London's Wembley stadium being filled to the brink with food, overflowing with meats and cheeses, fruits and vegetables. The amount of food wasted yearly in the U.K. could fill this stadium nine...|
|2/28/2016 - It was nicknamed the "Fingerprints for Food" program, but it represented a dire new twist in the ongoing struggle for the socialist Venezuelan government to provide basic nourishment and products for its citizens.
As reported by the Miami Herald in May 2014, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the implementation...|
|2/28/2016 - Just over a year ago, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released a study suggesting that SNAP participants (in the federal food aid program), had lower "dietary quality scores" because of the foods they choose to "buy" (for free) with their food stamp money – money that's loaded by the government...|
|2/27/2016 - It's been six years since the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) in 2010 recommended to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) not to allow nanomaterials into organic foods, but there has been no real response beyond a boilerplate "we're looking into it" statement. This is not a good sign.
|2/26/2016 - In response to a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and other environmental groups, the FDA has announced that it will ban a variety of toxic food packaging chemicals and cancer-causing food flavoring chemicals – chemicals they...|
|2/26/2016 - The overreaching hands of Big Government extend out from all sides like octopuses surrounding us in a cesspool of murky water. Flailing our arms, we swim to get out of their controlling gaze, but their tentacles reach out to block our path. It's eight to two; for every hand we try to move freely, there...|
|2/25/2016 - Could sulfur be the key to saving autistic children from the toxic tragedy that's been besieged upon them? Could organic sulfur crystals actually REVERSE autism? This is to be carefully considered now. Sulfate deficiency has been specifically identified in the cerebral spinal fluid of autistic children...|
|2/24/2016 - Do you know what's actually contained in the food that you eat every day? If it's conventional and grown using phosphate-based fertilizers, as most American food is, then, chances are, it contains harmful ionizing radiation that's accumulating in your bones, vital organs and arteries, where it may eventually...|
|2/24/2016 - With the rise of social media, the global domination of the internet, and the way that we have access to more and more information at our fingertips, fast food chains have come into a bit of trouble over recent years. They still have the edge when it comes to convenience, but as we start to care more...|
|2/24/2016 - It looks as though America's rejection of junk food is much more than just a passing phase. It looks as though it's a movement, one which is gaining favor in more quarters each year.
Now, as NPR reports, it is even reaching into our institutions of history and other places where Americans like to...|
|2/23/2016 - As I explain in my latest podcast (below), the FDA's announcement that it will test foods for glyphosate is more of a SHAM than SCIENCE. In my view, the agency's announcement is nothing more than "scientific theater" to pretend to test foods for glyphosate, all while claiming glyphosate is completely...|
|2/22/2016 - After being tipped off about possible fraud in the cheese industry, Bloomberg Business tested a variety of Parmesan grated cheeses available for purchase in grocery stores around the U.S., and discovered that a significant number of manufacturers are lying about what exactly is in their products.
|2/22/2016 - Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, a water expert and faculty member of Saudi Arabia's King Faisal University, has announced the shocking news that the country's groundwater will run out in 13 years.(1)
"Official estimates have been disclosed showing an acute drop in water levels in agricultural areas,"...|
|2/22/2016 - France has made a strong commitment towards fighting hunger by becoming the world's first country to ban supermarkets from wasting food.
The French senate voted unanimously in support of a new law which forbids throwing away food nearing its "best-before" date, so that it can instead be donated to...|
|2/21/2016 - Most of us wake up every morning with a commitment to getting healthy and losing some extra pounds. We all promise ourselves that we'll have a salad instead of a pizza, some fruit instead of chocolate, and a nice piece of salmon for dinner. Our resolve is normally fine for the morning – but by...|
|2/19/2016 - When it comes to America's food industry, profit trumps public health all day, every day. Whoever can sell the lowest quality food for the highest price wins, which is why Big Food companies like Kellogg's, Kraft, General Mills and a few others, hold a monopoly on our food supply. Junk-food junkie turned...|
|2/19/2016 - In the name of demonstrating how effective plant-based whole foods are when it comes to improving health, Dr. Ronald Weiss actually sold his medical practice and opened up a "farmacy" by the name of Ethos Primary Care, to help others. The farmacy, located in Long Valley, New Jersey, is designed to do...|
|2/19/2016 - Kraft's mac and cheese may be a convenient, easy, and cheap dinner alternative, but if you are feeding your family this simple and quick dinner, you may be slowly poisoning them.
Only recently, Kraft had to recall over 6 million boxes of their macaroni and cheese sold in the United States, Puerto...|
|2/16/2016 - Two citizen scientists who lead a non-profit food and water laboratory in central Texas have teamed up to prevent children across America from being poisoned with lead in municipal water supplies. Forensic food scientist Mike Adams has teamed with a former NASA contract scientist to conduct nationwide...|
|2/13/2016 - "School food sucks;" the kids will tell you. Not only does the quality leave a lot to be desired these days, but the taste has even gone downhill. Even the salads and vegetables at public schools have been grown in nutrient-deprived soil loaded with toxic fertilizers, and watered with toxic fluoridated...|
|2/12/2016 - McDonald's has jumped onto the superfood bandwagon, and has added healthy and popular vegetable kale into some of its menu items. The move comes as part of an attempt to reinvent the McDonald's image – but some health experts are saying that the new nutrient-enhanced meals are actually on the...|
|2/12/2016 - You've seen the words a hundred times, but your brain may not have registered them, although your wallet did. It's often listed near the middle of the ingredients list on jars, cans and packaged foods, with one of the following phrases: "As a preservative," or "to preserve freshness." It's sodium benzoate,...|
|2/12/2016 - The Greek physician Hippocrates was one of the first doctors in the history of Western medicine to believe that diet and exercise could actually influence one's well-being and prevent illness. His theories were of such impact, both at the time and in the ages to follow, that Hippocrates is now referred...|
|2/12/2016 - According to a new report by the University of Rhode Island, maple syrup may be considered a superfood – joining broccoli, blueberries and fish, among others.
It is thought that the sticky liquid that is produced by boiling sap from the maple tree, is high in antioxidants that boost the immune...|
|2/11/2016 - Many people have heard of the "pH miracle plan" for restoring and preserving health, but are unclear on exactly which foods are considered "acidic," and which are considered "alkaline."
The "pH miracle" is an idea developed by researcher Robert O. Young, and introduced in his 2002 book of the same...|
|2/10/2016 - The Centers for Disease Control announced on Feb. 1 that the Chipotle Mexican Grill E. coli outbreak is officially over. The outbreak, which triggered allegations of bioterrorism and corporate sabotage, has apparently been contained after making scores of people in more than a dozen states sick.
|2/9/2016 - Dr. Mark Mattson, PhD, is currently the Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute of Aging, as well as a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. He is also known for his foremost research into neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease....|
|2/7/2016 - Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump tapped into a vein of seething anger when, as he announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, he addressed the issue of illegal immigration.
Trump's plan, in a nutshell, was radical but just what a vast swath of Americans wanted to hear...|
|2/7/2016 - In news that just about left us falling off our chairs, the mainstream media seems to be leaning toward the conclusion that dirty games and evil tactics may be behind the massive string of Chipotle's E. coli outbreaks.
Specifically, The New York Times recently published an article carrying the headline,...|
|2/3/2016 - The aisles weave throughout the grocery store like arteries. The people pass through the aisles as if they are plaque, sometimes reaching for junk food on the shelves -as they cling to the artery walls. Clogging the aisles, the people fill their carts with processed ingredients that only feed their...|
|2/3/2016 - Vending machines are handy when you're living a busy life and just need that extra bit of energy to get you through to the end of the day. However, the availability of vending machines and the products sold within them, has been linked to the ongoing obesity problem in the U.S., and in particular to...|
|2/3/2016 - You've probably heard of Monsanto – the largest producer of genetically engineered (GE) seeds in the world, accounting for over 90% of the seeds planted globally.
The U.S.-based agricultural biotechnology company is also the leading producer of Roundup – a controversial herbicide that...|
|2/3/2016 - File this as another "you can't make this stuff up" story.
McDonald's, which has been facing dwindling sales and isn't exactly known for churning out healthy foods, is now in the midst of its latest embarrassing debacle: selling mozzarella sticks (are you ready for this?) without the mozzarella.
|2/2/2016 - Food prices continue to inflate, and the average minimum wage job can barely keep up with the cost of living, but not all low-income families who qualify for food stamps sign up to receive them. Instead, they find other ways to feed themselves, prioritizing, budgeting and separating their wants from...|
|2/2/2016 - After months of investigation, the CDC has now reached a conclusion that provides yet more support for the likelihood that Chipotle was the victim of corporate sabotage by the biotech industry, which targeted Chipotle because of its non-GMO menu.
On December 23 of last year, I wrote about the likelihood...|
|2/2/2016 - Middle-age-spread is a real issue for both men and women who step into their 40s. As the metabolism slows down with age, and the muscle mass is reduced as well, it's increasingly difficult for the body to burn fat and stay fit. Although some handle it better than others, middle age is far from a breezy...|
|2/2/2016 - It's a development that is bad for employment but, in a strange way, it could serve to help solve another problem facing America – illegal immigration.
It seems the world's first robot farm is about to launch, and initially its non-human workforce will be capable of picking 30,000 heads of...|
|1/29/2016 - There are dozens of chain restaurants from which we can choose when we go out to eat. Some are fast-food eateries with counters for ordering, and others are traditional sit-down table service restaurants. Probably McDonalds is the most well-known fast-food chain, but dozens of other chains dot the landscape...|
|1/28/2016 - In a move that further reinforces the wave of health-consciousness that's sweeping the nation, a newly-acquired North Dakota grain terminal has its sights set on creating and maintaining a fully non-GMO facility.
Captain Drake, LLC's million-bushel grain terminal, is addressing the growing demand...|
|1/27/2016 - On January 13, which seemed nothing more than a usual Wednesday, something truly historic happened. Our planet's trading ships, those awe-inspiring behemoth trading platforms that carry essential grains, cement, coal, iron and other raw product around the world simply stopped. With the help of GoodGopher...|
|1/25/2016 - Due to a "perfect storm" of inflationary factors – not the least of which being the continuing drop in oil prices – Canadians are seeing the effects of a weakening currency reflected in food prices at the supermarket.
$3 cucumbers, $8 for a head of cauliflower, grapes at $10 per bag –...|
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|1/25/2016 - We live in an age of pseudo-illness, from obesity to ADHD. These "diseases" are cooked up in the imaginations of doctors and psychiatrists who attach a label to any arbitrary list of symptoms. In the latest gambit of intellectual chutzpah, scientists at the University of Northern Colorado claim that...|
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