Food news, articles and information:
|7/10/2014 - Let's face it: The word superfood has become overused. This title, which was originally intended for foods whose nutritional value considerably exceeded that of the average fruit or vegetable, seems to be attached to almost any natural food these days. Mainstream health magazines are particularly guilty...|
|7/7/2014 - Nearly half of all commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) used in processed foods like soda pop, ketchup and candy is tainted with toxic mercury, according to a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Health. Among 20 samples of commercial HFCS tested for the heavy metal, nine...|
|7/7/2014 - With the U.S. organic market now topping $81 billion in sales annually, the big food conglomerates are seeking a larger piece of the monetary pie with a new proposed "check-off" program that would require all organic producers to pay fees for the collective promotion of organic food. But the farm policy...|
|7/7/2014 - While there are tons of healthy foods around, many of them can wreak havoc on the body if they are stored incorrectly. It's important to take precautions to ensure that foods stay as fresh as possible in order to keep harmful bacteria at bay. However, the increase in festivities during the summer months...|
|7/7/2014 - When you have been sleep-deprived for just one night, you are more likely to experience a greater hunger for food the following day. You will also be subject to impulsive food buying, according to a new study out of Sweden.
A study by the Obesity Society, which was published in the journal Obesity,...|
|7/7/2014 - The Daily Mail recently featured an article titled, "Junk food blamed for soaring rate of Crohn's disease among young: Three times as many 16 to 30-year-olds have condition than a decade ago."
According to the article, doctors in the UK blame the "epidemic" on a significant increase in junk food...|
|7/4/2014 - In the United States of America, July 4th is a celebration of political independence from tyranny rule, but it's also a holiday in which millions of Americans terrorize their own bodies with barbequed meats, aspartame-laced sodas and toxic sunscreen chemicals.
Here are five simple put powerful things...|
|7/4/2014 - Today, taking care of teeth is about more than going to the dentist every six months. In fact, what a person eats outside of those two visits is essential for oral and overall health.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, ". . . nutrition is an integral component of oral health" and...|
|7/3/2014 - The ancient yogis of India recognized long ago that "we are what we eat" and devised a system of guidance to promote the most harmonious state of mind and body. The term "sattva" is the central guiding principle behind a diet which cultivates a sense of love, connection and peace. The foundation of...|
|7/3/2014 - A flood of letters and signatures to end antibiotics in animal agriculture is being called for by supporters of the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA), Senate Bill 1256.
The case of a mother from Maryland exemplifies antibiotic resistance A mom named Nicole, from Kensington, Maryland, developed...|
|7/3/2014 - A cognitive map is a mental map, model or representation that helps code, store, recall and even decode information regarding attributes of everyday phenomena. This includes metaphorical spatial environment. These maps are also mental representations of physical locations, helping humans and animals...|
|7/2/2014 - Agri-giant Cargill is responding to market pressure and will be introducing a soybean oil made from identity-preserved (IdP), conventionally bred soybeans (these are non-GMO) for customers who are considering shopping for products with a "non-GMO" sticker on their label.
"Despite the many merits...|
|7/1/2014 - Did you know that a substance added to the foods you may be eating every day has been connected to a multitude of physical ailments, including everything from obesity to Alzheimer's? And here's the worst part: The food industry has been aware of this issue for decades yet uses this substance anyway....|
|7/1/2014 - Smokers in general underestimate the power of processed, chemical-laden foods, chemical-laden drinks and chemical-laden personal care products to put their body in an acidic state, which makes them rely on nicotine even more for temporary relief of their "chemical hangover."
When smokers do finally...|
|7/1/2014 - Enzymes are substances that make life possible. They are needed for every chemical reaction that takes place in the human body. Without enzymes, not activity at all would take place. Neither vitamins, minerals, nor hormones can do any work without enzymes. This is what makes enzyme depletion especially...|
|7/1/2014 - An independent food science researcher with a privately-owned atomic spectroscopy laboratory has discovered a dietary formula proven to capture radioactive cesium isotopes in food and water. The formula, called "Cesium Eliminator, Formula 137" has widespread applications for enhancing public safety...|
|6/30/2014 - A suit brought by the city attorney's office in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Diego, has resulted in Whole Foods being ordered to pay nearly $800,000 in settlement fees. The supermarket specializing in natural and organic foods was accused of charging more than the advertised price for a variety...|
|6/30/2014 - Most likely led by states like Vermont and others pushing for labeling of genetically modified organisms in food, aversion to GMOs in what we buy for our families to eat is now higher than ever, and is continuing to grow.
The drive to eat healthier, followed by parents' growing concerns about feeding...|
|6/29/2014 - Our most precious natural resource, clean water, is threatened by the continued environmental release of toxic chemicals from heavy industry, which includes the factory food industry. Four of the top 10 worst polluters in the U.S. today, according to a new report, are food manufacturing companies, with...|
|6/29/2014 - The carrot is native to Europe and southwestern Asia, but has been cultivated worldwide for over 2,000 years. It bears a crunchy taproot that is usually orange in color, but can also be purple, red, white or yellow. These taproots are commonly incorporated into salads, cooked meals and even beverages.
|6/28/2014 - Do you ever wonder how most vegetable oils are made? What about cottonseed oil and sunflower oil? Are they as bad as corn oil and soybean oil? Does it matter if it's cold pressed if it's GMO? Do you really know much about safflower oil and how most of it is processed? Canola was invented in a lab by...|
|6/28/2014 - What if there was a kitchen appliance that could provide you with instant, balanced meals throughout the day, customized to your own specific dietary needs? Food conglomerate Nestle claims to be developing one that will literally replicate foods in real time with the perfect balance of added vitamins...|
|6/28/2014 - In case you missed it, Walmart made global headlines earlier this year after meat sold in its Chinese market tested positive for the DNA of other animals. Meat labeled as "Five Spice" donkey meat apparently contained fox meat as well, sparking a massive investigation into the supply chain from which...|
|6/27/2014 - Six-foot one-inch tall Kerry Hoffman used to weigh 343 pounds, have diabetes and frequently indulge in processed, unhealthy foods (1). "I ate anything that tasted good -- wings, pizza, stuffed burgers, tons of sweets and dessert," said Hoffman, whose father passed away from liver disease. Not long after...|
|6/26/2014 - Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, has long been at the center of health debates, with the Food and Drug Administration saying the product is "generally regarded as safe" (GRAS) on one side and many scientific studies demonstrating the ill effects of MSG on the other. (1) In fact, MSG has been shown in several...|
|6/26/2014 - There are over 70,000 food additives approved by the FDA, from artificial ingredients to genetically modified ones, and from "all natural" to GRAS -- generally recognized as safe. Cosmetics and personal care products are even worse, with virtually no regulations on chemicals, and your skin absorbs whatever...|
|6/26/2014 - "When life gives you lemons, share them with neighbors!" enthuses the Food is Free Project, a grassroots organization based out of Austin, Texas. The project isn't advocating sharing bad luck; instead, it's championing the idea of connecting neighbors and communities with a bounty of free, homegrown...|
|6/26/2014 - Pro-GMO activists would have us believe that genetically modified (GM) foods are 'perfectly safe'. They claim that GM foods will make agricultural practices more sustainable; increase crop yields, reduce the use of pesticides, provide more nutritious foods and (my favorite) help make farming easier...|
|6/26/2014 - Undoubtedly, Starbucks is a coffee Kingpin, which boasts the largest coffeehouse chain in the world, with 23,187 stores in 64 countries, and annual sales of $14.9 billion, while CEO Howard Schultz is worth a whooping $1.6 billion.
Although statistically impressive at first glance, an important question...|
|6/26/2014 - Before you begin your journey into discovering for yourself why baked goods cause depression, you should pre-empt that knowledge with a basic understanding of where depression usually finds its roots, and then dig them up. This will prevent them from "growing back" later. After this, you should scrub...|
|6/25/2014 - Farmland, once managed by individual families and communities, is rapidly being taken over by corporations and converted into large, modern-day plantations. As the wealthiest corporations take over the ground, controlling the seed and the food, the livelihood of the average person is put at the mercy...|
|6/24/2014 - Sure, foods containing trans fat taste great and stay fresh longer, but they are also bad for your health in a multitude of ways, including raising bad cholesterol, lowering good cholesterol and increasing inflammation. Also known as "trans fatty acids" and "partially hydrogenated oils," trans fat is...|
|6/24/2014 - The conventional wisdom recommending individuals decrease calories, increase exercise and then wait for the pounds to fall off is incorrect. A calorie is not a calorie. When one eats sugar or carbohydrates that quickly convert to sugar, fat is produced in the body. In contrast, if one eats healthy fats,...|
|6/24/2014 - Continuing illegal sales of genetically modified foods in parts of China has led the government's Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to order local officials to crack down and track possible GMO testing facilities.
The South China Morning Post reports that a recently published government document spells...|
|6/24/2014 - Genetic engineering is evolving into a whole new monster with the recent introduction of synthetic biology, a new technology that involves inserting computer-generated DNA into genetically modified (GM) yeast for the purpose of fermenting synthetic ingredients. But a coalition of environmental and food...|
|6/23/2014 - The social contract of peace and compliance only exists in any country so long as society is civil enough to permit it, government policies notwithstanding. So it is with some apprehension that sociologists and demographers are watching vulnerable populations in the United States for any signs of unrest...|
|6/23/2014 - If you want to grow enough food for yourself and your family - enough that can sustain you in hard times - you'd need several acres of prime farmland, right?
In a word, no. All you need is some guidance on what to grow and how to grow it, as well as a few trips to the local home improvement store....|
|6/21/2014 - Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) emphasizes the importance of striving for balance and living in harmony with the environment around us. This can be done through nutrition, cultivating healthy emotions, meditation, physical activity and healing therapies such as acupuncture. In order to feel our best...|
|6/21/2014 - Americans love their beer. But because of the way beer is currently regulated in the U.S., there is no way to know for sure which ingredients are added to a particular brand unless its manufacturer voluntarily labels them -- and most don't.
A recent inquiry into the ingredient contents of several...|
|6/20/2014 - When it comes to dieting, some people may think that avoiding fat is a good first step. Cut fat, lose weight, right? The truth is, the world of fats is a very complicated one. There are good fats and bad fats, natural fats and unnatural ones. And all of them affect your body in different ways. Some...|
|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...|
|6/20/2014 - Without enough vitamin C, cell growth and circulatory health can be compromised (1). Vitamin C is necessary to ensure that the system develops properly and is able to function well every step of the way; however, many people may be deficient in this nutrient, which can lead to an inability for the immune...|
|6/20/2014 - Staying hydrated by having the proper amounts of fluids on a daily basis is essential for the body, as the body loses fluids in ways that many may not be aware of. For example, according the Mayo Clinic, "Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your...|
|6/19/2014 - Consider the lowly peanut. Almost any way you look at them -- unless you're allergic -- peanuts are a near-perfect food. They come straight from Mother Nature already wrapped in a handy, no-mess, biodegradable package. They're easy to carry, easy to store. They're also incredibly versatile. Peanuts...|
|6/19/2014 - Certain working professionals, such as carpenters and painters, might know what trisodium phosphate (TSP) is. They'd know that TSP is an industrial cleaning agent used for paint prep work, as a degreasing agent, as a mildew remover, siding cleaner and lead abating agent. However, what these working...|
|6/18/2014 - The term all natural can easily be a rip-off slogan, slapped onto products posing to be all about consumer's health. Consumers are easily hoodwinked into paying extra for a product that is advertised as "all natural."
Also, just because a product has a "natural" ingredient, doesn't necessarily mean...|
|6/17/2014 - As soils are ravaged by pesticides and depleted of minerals, crops become less nutritious over time. According to the biotech industry, the food that grows naturally from the earth isn't good enough, so the DNA must be rearranged, the crops must be doused in chemicals, and the end product should be...|
|6/17/2014 - The state of Vermont has received more than $14,000 in donations aimed at helping officials there battle coming legal challenges from the food industry and Big BioAg over a recently passed law requiring the labeling of GMO foods.
The new law is not supposed to go into effect until 2016, but if it...|
|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....|
|6/16/2014 - It is becoming an unstoppable force, the push for GMO labeling. And for some reason, the food industry is loath to get on board with what a growing number of Americans want.
And thanks to the passage of a single law in Vermont recently which, if it survives coming legal challenges, will require any...|
|6/15/2014 - More and more people are wondering today why systems of American government and corporate enterprise don't seem to be working. The education system fails to educate, the health care system fails to create good health, and the border patrol isn't even allowed to protect the border. Why are these systems...|
|6/13/2014 - Clever labeling laws have made it possible for companies to spray a bacteria-eating virus, the food additive called "Listex," on organic food and get away with it. You can find this cocktail of six bacteria-eating viruses (bacteriophages) on everything from meat and cheese to fruits and vegetables....|
|6/13/2014 - It seems that we are heading toward an environmental crisis. Global temperatures are rising; ice caps are melting, and much of our green land is turning to desert. Resources such as water and fossil fuels are becoming scarce, whilst the demand for them increases due to growing populations and widespread...|
|6/13/2014 - Also known as "liver spots," age spots have nothing to do with health changes to the liver and everything to do with the skin and its exposure to sunlight as well as the natural process of aging. Although the Mayo Clinic says that they "are harmless and don't need treatment," (1) many people seek to...|
|6/12/2014 12:02:33 PM - Food activist Vani Hari of foodbabe.com recently petitioned the largest beer brewers in America, MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch, asking the companies to disclose their full list of ingredients - including controversial additives that are often kept off of labels.
"They tell you the basic ingredients,...|
|6/12/2014 - The largest natural and organic retailer in the U.S. has taken a bold move that could make fruits and vegetables safer for everyone. Thanks in large part to the dedicated efforts of just one conscious man from North Carolina, Whole Foods Market has agreed to stop supplying "conventional" produce grown...|
|6/12/2014 - With President Obama's direction and approval, the Environmental Protection Agency has just issued new rules supposedly aimed at reducing "harmful emissions" but which critics say will do nothing but force a dramatic increase in energy prices and an overall decline in production of food and other commodities.
|6/12/2014 - What is it about gluten and GMO that have the masses asking questions? What's the latest debate that is constantly engaged on the best health websites in the world? How could it be that 18 million folks just can't figure out their internal rotting-food problem? Who can't figure out their inflammation,...|
|6/12/2014 - Both ConsumerLab.com and the Natural News Forensic Food Lab have simultaneously confirmed high levels of the toxic heavy metal cadmium in cacao powder products. High levels of lead have also been found by Natural News in one brand of cacao powder.
Takeaway points from this research:
|6/12/2014 - Less than 24 hours after the Food Babe launched a petition demanding beer companies publicly disclose their ingredients (yes, beer ingredients are a long-kept secret and they are not required by the FDA to disclose them), the MillerCoors company has been caught deceiving the public over its use of corn...|
|6/12/2014 - Big agribusiness and biotech companies don't want it, but increasingly Americans - and people in countries all over the world - want food products that contain genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such.
Calls for GMO labeling come amid a backdrop of consumer regulations that already...|
|6/11/2014 - Men are being enslaved and forced to work for no pay at all, and for years at a time, under threat of extreme harm in Asia as part of the global production of seafood for major U.S., British and other European retailers, according to a British newspaper.
Following a six-month investigation, The Guardian...|
|6/10/2014 - My latest episode of Awakenings exposes the truth about how the manufactured food industry is engineered to keep you addicted, not nourished.
Listen to all the episodes of Awakenings at:
In this episode, you'll learn:
• The food supply is not designed...|
|6/9/2014 - In the modern age many of the world's biggest problems have been solved through technology. But at the same time, technology has created a number of big problems, too, not the least of which is how we feed ourselves.
The global agriculture industry has been infiltrated and subsumed by mega-biotech...|
|6/9/2014 - At a time when less-than-desirable food quality issues and iffy food practices surrounding China and its seafood processing/shipments with the United States exist, another shocking piece of news has emerged, this time involving chickens.
The USDA is on board with allowing U.S. chickens...|
|6/8/2014 - Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plant and meat products that have had their DNA altered and possibly mutated in some laboratory, and it's all coined as the evolution of science and biotechnology for agriculture in order to fool the masses into believing that it's for "our own good." They (biotech...|
|6/8/2014 - Every day, Levi Bowland eats a raw vegan diet that consists of melons, several bananas, salads, sprouts and foods that are never heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit (1). While raw food advocates like David Wolfe maintain that "[c]ooked food is dead, lifeless, and boring," (2) others warn that the dietary...|
|6/6/2014 - Most Americans are living in a fairytale where they think grocery stores will always have fully-stocked shelves and local police will always respond when they dial 911. In truth, despite the best efforts of our men and women in blue, society sits atop a thin veneer of what I call "feigned politeness,"...|
|6/6/2014 - Bok choy, a Chinese cabbage, may not seem as popular as the cabbage typically found at markets (red, green, etc.); however, it's a health food superstar that has the potential to protect against cancers, reduce blood pressure and more.
Amazing health benefits of bok choy1) Cancer prevention
|6/5/2014 - Most of the world has awoken to the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), seeking healthier choices such as organic, all-natural and gluten-free. The healthy food movement has burgeoned from a trend to a necessity and, for many, has become a way of life.
Processed foods produced by Monsanto's...|
|6/5/2014 - The Chinese People's Liberation Army plans to ban the use of genetically modified foods from its supply chain, making the PLA the first military force in modern history to do so.
According to multiple reports, the decision comes following the publication last month of a report in an obscure Chinese...|
|6/4/2014 - One of the principles of having an effective military is the existence of an adequate, self-sustaining pool of manpower, but as the obesity problem in the United States continues to grow, the number of potential soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines to fill future ranks continues to shrink.
|6/3/2014 10:01:58 PM - Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with a broad range of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and even cancer. Because one of the primary roles of vitamin D is to help the body absorb calcium, low levels of the vitamin have also been linked with osteoporosis, osteopenia...|
|6/3/2014 - Ever wondered why citric acid is listed in almost every food or drink ingredient label? This little product is found in everything from iced tea to hummus and organic salsa. Let's take a look at what citric acid is and what it's used for so universally in the food industries.
Citric acid defined
|6/2/2014 - The City Council of Seattle has just approved an ordinance which would raise the minimum wage of workers in that city to $15 an hour.(1) The phase-in takes seven years to complete, with small business given more time to adopt the new wage minimums than large businesses.
Because emotions run high...|
|5/31/2014 - Cancer is one of the most influential diseases in the world. It attacks individuals no matter what their age, race, intellect or gender. It can affect one or all parts of the body. It can move extremely fast, or take several years to advance. One thing that has been found to be consistent during the...|
|5/31/2014 - This generation binges on and is addicted to refined sugars. Fructose, glucose, dextrose, sucrose (table/white sugar) and high-fructose corn syrup are some very common food components today. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of just how harmful to health the various types of sugar can be, particularly...|
|5/30/2014 - A new report issued by the World Bank (1) warns that food prices are skyrocketing globally, with wheat up 18 percent and corn up 12 percent this quarter. Ukraine, one of the largest wheat exporters in the world, has suffered a 73 percent increase in domestic wheat costs. Argentina has seen wheat prices...|
|5/30/2014 - Masking health problems with pharmaceuticals is the American way and enables people to eat all the wrong foods and basically drive their health off a cliff.
The "acute care" problem
Basic education about food as medicine is non-existent in grade schools across America. The curriculum cannot criticize...|
|5/29/2014 - Eating healthy in today's world on a tight budget can be tricky, especially since the organic label -- that is, foods grown how they used to be grown before the days of chemical pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- often carries with it a higher price tag. But there are ways to provide...|
|5/29/2014 - As the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its many global partners continue to push for the approval and commercial release of genetically-modified (GM) "Golden Rice," a controversial "frankenfood" that contains added vitamin A, opponents say the answers to vitamin A deficiency in the...|
|5/28/2014 - They are the one place where plants, animals, and other wildlife are supposed to be protected from the machinations of human industry and commerce. But the nation's supposedly protected wildlife refuges are being taken over by the chemical and biotechnology industries, prompting a new lawsuit that seeks...|
|5/28/2014 - In response to Natural News releasing accurate, scientifically-validated information about toxic heavy metals found in rice protein products, there has been a sustained disinfo campaign to try to distort the truth by claiming everyday fruits and vegetables contain high levels of toxic heavy metals.
|5/27/2014 - Gluten-free diets are sweeping the nation as more people become aware of the dangers of the problematic protein found in wheat, rye and barley. While their intentions may be for the best, many are falling into the trap of "junk gluten-free" -- foods high in sugar, starch, additives and genetically modified...|
|5/27/2014 - For years, we've been told that dietary fat is bad for our health. Food marketers have made millions selling the fat-free myth, which clearly hasn't worked since more than one-third of America is now obese. In the new documentary film Fed Up, television journalist Katie Couric unveils sugar -- not fat...|
|5/26/2014 - Would you knowingly eat rat poison or drink gasoline? Obviously not, as it will harm and perhaps kill you. Yet many people today are consuming the poisonous foods I list in this article without giving it a second thought. They are doing this because they've been successfully deceived by the media, the...|
|5/25/2014 - When Michelle Prince, the wife of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Mayor Eddie Francis, was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, she was shocked (1). She was a health-conscious, high-spirited, 42-year-old woman who was poised to run the Detroit half-marathon. Such devastating health problems were not supposed...|
|5/25/2014 - Are you a milk drinker? Are you a vegan or vegetarian? You may also be eating meat and not know it. Have you seen the ingredient "acid casein" as an enrichment? What about amylase -- have you seen that ingredient? Some people don't even read the ingredients of their foods, drinks and personal care products....|
|5/24/2014 - Drug companies have tried to develop anti-obesity drugs in the past, failing miserably in the 90s with the infamous fen-phen pill which ultimately caused heart valve problems. The most recent anti-obesity drug company concoction is Qsymia, which is a combination of two older drugs (phentermine and topirimate)...|
|5/23/2014 - Golden rice is falsely touted by GMO advocates as a miracle cure for blindness and death -- usually with a "leap to faith" attitude that disallows any thought of skepticism or requirement of scientific proof. GMO fantasy land adherents claim that golden rice is genetically engineered to produce higher...|
|5/23/2014 - Those who voted for Barack Obama and actually listened to his campaign promises and thought a dark knight on a white horse had come to rescue them from the lies of Monsanto and the biotech industry were wrong. And those who think First Lady Michelle Obama's White House organic veggie garden is a reflection...|
|5/23/2014 - Officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fell ill after attending a national Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, Maryland, last month.
"A couple of our folks indicated that they had experienced symptoms associated with food poisoning...|
|5/22/2014 - With her image blurred and identity shared only as "Mary," a 58-year-old woman told NBC Today about her serious struggles with food during a segment called, "Secret Struggle: Addicted to Food". However, her issue is unlike many people who often crave some extra potato chips on occasion or indulge in...|
|5/22/2014 - Urban and small-scale farming is a growing trend that's healthy and sustainable for the environment. Luckily, this trend is catching on fast, not just in the U.S. but in Europe too.
Today there is a waiting list of more 90,000 people attempting to acquire allotments, or plots of land used for small-scale...|
|5/22/2014 - There was a time when Stacy Stowers tried to fight her debilitating fibromyalgia and chronic pain with a daily combination of coffee, sleeping pills and alcohol. "I couldn't get out of bed or get dressed," Stowers says. "Eventually my teeth started to fall out." She lived with such pain and an unhealthy...|
|5/22/2014 - An Oregon group opposed to genetically modified foods has begun gathering signatures for a statewide ballot measure in November that would require labeling of ingredients for all such products sold in the state.
The measure, if successful, would mirror Vermont's recently passed legislation requiring...|
|5/22/2014 - Looking around, it's no secret that Americans are putting on the pounds unlike any other time in history. Sure, we can't discount sedentary lifestyles, processed foods and outrageous sugar consumption as contributing factors. At the same time, an elephant in the room is often overlooked -- one known...|
|5/21/2014 - If your diet gave you high cholesterol, your food choices can lower it too. Eating fatty, fried, high calorie foods sends your cholesterol levels through the roof, especially if you make a steady diet of these unhealthy foods. If you have high cholesterol, you are not alone - the Centers for Disease...|
|5/21/2014 - Speculation about how Walmart's planned expansion of its organics line will affect others in the healthy food business, including Whole Foods Market, is growing throughout the media. Some investors are now looking at a recent earnings miss by the grocery giant as a possible indicator that Whole Foods...|
|5/18/2014 - "There's been a biological attack on New York City" was a line I heard from a promotional trailer for a movie that came out a few years ago. The name of the movie is irrelevant, but what is relevant is that, thankfully, up to this point there hasn't been a biological attack like that on New York City...|
|5/18/2014 - While Natural News is one of the best-known voices of the Clean Food Movement, there are actually many millions of voices across the movement. But what is the Clean Food Movement exactly? In this article, I explain what it means and where it came from.
The Clean Food Movement is decentralized, grassroots...|
|5/18/2014 - Inflammation is the body's natural way to fight infection and respond to harmful organisms, irritants, damaged tissue or toxic overload. However, this natural response to temporary problems should result in a system-wide "all clear" within a few days or weeks. If it doesn't, you could be suffering from...|
|5/18/2014 - Oh, the tricky world of food. Millions of people spin in circles like chickens with their heads cut off, blindly shopping for things to put in their mouths and on their skin, like nothing matters. Then you have the other millions of people who think that they know what they're doing, because they saw...|
|5/16/2014 - Although some nonbelievers rank gluten-free among the latest nonsensical buzzwords, several good reasons for being careful with gluten exist. For one thing, as explained by U.S. News & World Report, gluten is relatively new to the human diet and many people have not had time to adapt to it (1). A group...|
|5/15/2014 4:17:40 PM - Defying repeated threats of a lawsuit from Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), on May 8, Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont, signed a historic bill requiring food manufacturers to label genetically engineered (GE) foods, and to drop the practice of labeling GE foods as "natural"...|
|5/15/2014 - The District of Criminals seems to be in a desperate search for new ways to criminalize free trade, with new proposed amendments that would put vendors at farmers markets and food trucks, as well as ticket "scalpers," at risk of harsh fines and even prison time for violating the district's complicated...|
|5/14/2014 - On the heels of Natural News spearheading the issue of toxic heavy metals contamination of rice protein products -- and the Doctor Oz Show giving it global attention -- almost every protein manufacturer in the industry is rapidly reformulating to produce cleaner, ultra-low-heavy-metals products.
|5/14/2014 - Supermarkets all across the country are jumping on the organic bandwagon. Even companies like Walmart, which has a longstanding reputation for selling the cheapest, lowest-quality products available, are joining in to capture this growing market. But many consumers are discovering that some of the best...|
|5/13/2014 - Found in everything from cereal grains to dried fruit and nuts to legumes, along with wine, hard cheeses and certain types of coconut oil -- mycotoxins are difficult to dodge. Associated with a variety of diseases, these fungal metabolites can wreak havoc on the health of both body and mind. Just the...|
|5/13/2014 - When it comes to purchasing protein supplements, buyer beware! As Natural News has now exhaustively documented, rice protein products sold right now across health food stores like Whole Foods are contaminated with toxic heavy metals.
This story is now going global, with mainstream media now picking...|
|5/13/2014 - This is an extraordinary day for all of us who believe in the Clean Food Movement: I'm appearing on the Doctor Oz show today in a segment that discusses toxic heavy metals in rice protein, ginkgo herbs, cacao and other products. Thanks to Doctor Oz, this story is now exploding in awareness, causing...|
|5/12/2014 2:33:51 AM - Joint inflammation can accompany a wide variety of health conditions, including arthritis, gout and lumbar spinal stenosis. (1) Inflammation is an immune response, but it can become a problem itself when it becomes continuous. With inflammation, you can experience redness, pain, swelling and other sensations...|
|5/12/2014 - By popular demand, I've just published a new video showing more details of the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, including proof that the lab isn't a "video set" but rather a fully-functioning analytical laboratory. This is where I am spearheading the research on heavy metals contamination in foods, superfoods...|
|5/12/2014 - Organic and natural foods are all the rage, but do you know where your favorite health food brands really come from? The Cornucopia Institute (CI), which advocates for real organic food produced on real family farms, has published an infographic that might come as a shock to millions of people who think...|
|5/12/2014 - A new 3-minute teaser video reveals the truth that Whole Foods is selling vegan protein products which contain alarming levels of toxic heavy metals.
Click here to watch the video now on YouTube.
Actual laboratory results on the products featured in the video (and purchased at Whole Foods) are...|
|5/12/2014 - A Natural News Forensic Food Lab investigation has discovered that Ginkgo Biloba herbs imported from China contain shockingly high levels of the toxic heavy metal lead.
Click here to see the full lab results at Labs.NaturalNews.com.
Click here to watch the lab research video on YouTube.
|5/11/2014 - Acknowledgment that food dyes (and other ingredients) cause behavioral problems in some children has spurred certain companies to remove dyes from some of their foods. However, until a new study by Purdue University scientists, the amounts of dyes in packaged foods has been a secret.
|5/11/2014 - European researchers are working on developing a smartphone-embedded sensor that would allow consumers to scan food for the presence of contaminants -- from pesticides and allergens to foodborne infectious agents.
The sensor is being developed under the name FOODSNIFFER (FOOD Safety at the point-of-Need...|
|5/11/2014 - Constantly surrounded by a variety of food at his workplace, Oregon resident Clent Manich knew all too well how easy it was access foods wherever and whenever he wanted. He routinely ate hot dogs, soda and pizza. Eventually, his unhealthy dietary habits caused his weight to soar to an alarming 450 pounds....|
|5/10/2014 - Health enthusiasts all talk about the dangers of consuming genetically modified corn, soy, canola, cottonseed oil and sugar beets (MSG), but what about GM potatoes? Surely fast food French fries aren't just cooked in genetically mutated, hydrogenated oils but come from potatoes that are bred to resist...|
|5/8/2014 - Always tired, depressed and getting sick, Amanda Brocket's battle with systemic candidiasis was getting the best of her. Being mentally and physically drained from constantly struggling with intense sugar cravings compounded the situation (1). Even doctors were unable to help her overcome her systemic...|
|5/7/2014 - Which alkaline diet foods are the most effective at "alkalizing" your body? Is alkalizing even important all by itself, or is it more important to choose healthy, whole foods regardless of their pH?
In this new audio program, I explore the most common myths, secrets and truths about the so-called...|
|5/7/2014 - In what some would say is an ironic moment if ever there was one, more than 100 people attending a Food Safety Summit have recently become ill from food poisoning, of all things.
The April 8-10, 2014, conference was held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland, drawing over 1,000 top food...|
|5/7/2014 - The stock of Whole Foods Market (WFM) plunged 20% in the opening hours today, the day after Natural News published a bombshell article revealing that some Whole Foods Market employees are lying to customers about the presence of toxic heavy metals in rice protein products sold at Whole Foods stores....|
|5/7/2014 - Men with a less healthy diet have lower levels of testosterone, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kentucky and the University of North Texas and published in the Journal of Primary Care and Community Health on April 22. The study was funded by the National Institutes...|
|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...|
|5/6/2014 - Go to Whole Foods today, pick a rice protein product off the shelf, and ask the store manager why they are selling rice protein containing toxic heavy metals at such high levels that they often exceed California Prop. 65 limits by over 1,000%! The answer you get may shock you: some Whole Foods employees...|
|5/5/2014 11:49:11 AM - The stakes have been raised in the fight for food sovereignty with the recent announcement of a nationwide boycott against Monsanto stock. This Friday, May 9, Food Democracy Now!, in conjunction with Natural News, the Cornucopia Institute and many others, is holding a National Day of Action at Fidelity...|
|5/5/2014 - Type 2 diabetes rates are skyrocketed among children and teens across the U.S., according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (1). Rates climbed 21% from 2000 to 2009, and most experts believe they have continued to rise in the five years since.
|5/5/2014 - Clinical and holistic nutritionist, author and motivational speaker Christa Orecchio is scheduled to speak at the Reversing Diabetes World Summit, a free online health conference that begins May 5.
Click here to see a complete guest list and speaking schedule.
Orecchio, founder of the website...|
|5/5/2014 - Democrats and libertarians are increasingly taking up the issue of food freedom, with a number of left-wing lawmakers increasingly siding with Americans who believe that farmers should have the right to sell fresh cow's milk to neighbors if they want, without government regulation or interference.
|5/2/2014 12:37:05 PM - If you have pets, you probably see them as an extension of your own human family and care for them accordingly. You may even purchase premium pet food in the hope that your furry loved ones will live long, healthy and disease-free lives. But many conventional kibble products, or pet foods that come...|
|5/2/2014 - In the latest stunning assault on Americans' right to grow their own food, the freedom-crushing state of Michigan has ruled that local governments (cities, towns, counties) can now ban any animal they wish from small residential farms. The move opens the door to the mass criminalization of backyard...|
|5/2/2014 - Food sensitivities and allergies are becoming so prominent in the Western world today that even the mainstream media is now paying attention. A recent piece in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) draws attention to the growing popularity of elimination diets, or diets that involve removing entire food groups...|
|5/1/2014 - Due to a rash of conflict-of-interest scandals at the European Food Safety Authority, the European Parliament voted recently on a resolution that would ban scientists who have ties to the agriculture and food industries from being employed by the agency.
The resolution urges the EFSA to implement...|
|5/1/2014 - For the past few months, Natural News has been warning the world about toxic heavy metals found in foods, superfoods and dietary supplements grown in China. Our Natural News Forensic Food Lab has produced breakthrough results showing, for example, that rice protein imported from China is significantly...|
|5/1/2014 - Walnuts are the large, single-seeded fruits of the walnut tree. Though different species of walnut exist, the English walnut, which originated in Persia, remains the most popular species. In fact, virtually all of today's commercially-produced walnuts are either English walnuts or hybrids thereof. Other...|
|4/30/2014 - Would you consider spraying pesticide directly on the food you eat? If you were outside having a nice picnic and some ants or flies kept landing on your food, would you first spray it with bug killer, and then, later on, eat it? -- Of course not. So why are you still eating GMOs?
Your digestive tract,...|
|4/29/2014 - You know why so many people suffer from preventable chronic disease in modern society? Because they don't know how to protect themselves from a world that's full of assaults against their health. Hour by hour, day by day, they are poisoned by toxic food ingredients, contaminants and additives. Their...|
|4/29/2014 - Some lawmakers in Delaware believe that residents who receive state and federal food assistance should be required to make healthier food choices, to provide a better return on the taxpayers' investment.
One such lawmaker, Republican Tim Dukes of Laurel, is so convinced of it that he has recently...|
|4/29/2014 - Anyone up for some tomato-cherry or carrot-orange ice cream?
Haagen-Dazs, normally associated with ice cream flavors such as Black Cherry Amaretto gelato, Mint Chip and Lemon Zest sorbet, is urging folks to get on the healthy eating bandwagon with the introduction of their newest flavors, Tomato-Cherry...|
|4/29/2014 - A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine says that, by 2030, 42% of Americans will be obese. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally, more than 1 billion adults are overweight, and at least 300 million of these people are obese.
With the obesity crisis...|
|4/27/2014 - Despite a dearth of news coverage detailing the failing nature of Venezuela's experimentation with abject socialism, there is nonetheless a trickle of reporting that provides the trained eye a glimpse of just how bad life is getting in this formerly thriving oil-rich South American nation.
|4/26/2014 - There has been quite a bit of proselytizing of different diet types, resulting in some serious online arguing. Obviously, some thrive on these diets, or they wouldn't be so fanatical. Yet there are those whose health worsens with the same diet. Truth is, no one diet type fits all.
Dr. William Donald...|
|4/25/2014 - Most of you reading this have no idea how desperate the biotech industry has been to block GMO labeling laws: they've committed election money laundering crimes, hired negative P.R. trolls, paid major publishers to place character assassination hit pieces against activists, unleashed threatening phone...|
|4/25/2014 - Inflammation is a normal response of the immune system designed to help aid the healing process. Acute inflammation occurs when people stub a toe, get a slight infection or even a sunburn. For a few days or so, the inflammation in the body is an indication that the system is undergoing repair. However,...|
|4/25/2014 - For a lot of people, food is just feed; its nutritional value doesn't matter. The structure, composition and potential contamination of the food product cannot be seen with the eyes. Food is often taken for granted, viewed as just calories. People learn to trust whatever is put before them in the grocery...|
|4/25/2014 - If you haven't yet registered to hear the 2014 Food Revolution Summit, organized by Ocean Robbins and John Robbins, it's not too late: click here to register now and listed for free.
The 2014 Food Revolution Summit features amazing speakers on foods, nutrition and healing, including:
|4/24/2014 4:14:39 PM - Thanks to greater awareness surrounding the dangers of food that's processed and doused with pesticides, consumer attitudes have blossomed from an interest to a demand when it comes to knowing what's in our food and understanding what's healthy.
However, consumers aren't the only ones who've changed...|
|4/24/2014 4:02:19 PM - Last year, the "March Against Monsanto" took place in over 400 cities and in 52 countries around the world. The mass media tried to block it out, because their sponsors sell mainly GMOs, genetically mutated food and medicine. A few television stations touched on it briefly, as if it were some little...|
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|4/24/2014 4:02:07 PM - God bless America and your right to choose between healthy living and slow death by chemical consumption, if only you knew how. Where are the warnings about canola oil choking your cells and fueling cancer? Where are the hazardous waste signs on the product labels that contain aspartame, letting consumers...|
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