Meat news, articles and information:
|2/19/2015 - Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) might be the most efficient and profitable ways to raise meat from an economic standpoint, but these methods drain the life, energy and health out of animals. The harsh conditions these animals suffer through don't end in the pen, the mud and the slop....|
|1/21/2015 - The inherent dangers of nuclear radiation are once again on display after officials in Scotland found contaminated fish some 80 miles away from the closest nuclear plant. Scotland's Daily Record paper reports that nuclear waste released from a Cumbrian reprocessing site made its way into fish swimming...|
|12/1/2014 - Whenever you are asked that question and begin to have any doubts, it's time to take a closer look at protein profiles from raw vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and eggs as compared to common meats like hamburger, chicken, steak, lamb, turkey, pork, fish and shrimp.
Start with kale, spinach, Brussels...|
|10/30/2014 - A white powder that glues together small scrap pieces of beef, lamb, chicken and fish is sold by the kilo and is considered to be the meat industry's "dirty little secret." This is not breaking news, as the industry has been at it for quite some time, but just how many people need to know if they're...|
|10/28/2014 - (Satire) To my great surprise, I received a hand-delivered message from a representative of the Ebola species today with an urgent request to share this with the world. Ebola apparently wishes to express its gratitude for recent events.
What follows is an authentic letter from ambassador E. Bola,...|
|10/5/2014 - There are some "vegetarians" out there who still eat chicken. They actually think that, because it's not red meat, it's not meat. Then there are the hundreds of millions who think that white meat is less detrimental to one's health than red meat, and that's just because the mass media has done about...|
|9/6/2014 - For centuries, cows and chickens were raised outdoors on pasture, enjoying sunshine, clean air and their natural diet of grass and insects. These animals were healthy, enjoying the outdoors. Humans who ate their meat benefited from a nutrient-dense food high in healthy fats, proteins and vitamins.
|9/4/2014 - It seems that there is a decline in meat eaters throughout the nation, at least red meat consumers. But it's not out of compassion for animals or for nurturing their own health by keeping out secondhand antibiotics, hormones injected into cattle, or factory farm meat from GMO mush feed cattle with their...|
|8/25/2014 - Organ meats were a staple part of our ancestors diets and provided a tremendous nutritional benefit to groups of people who had limited access to other nutrient dense foods. Our current society has no emphasis on organ meats and they are mostly avoided. Consuming organ meats on a regular basis can provide...|
|8/22/2014 - On Wednesday, August 8, Applegate Natural and Organic Meats voluntarily issued a recall for "Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets" with the "Best Before" date of February 5, 2015, according to a report by United Press International.
More than 15,000 pounds were yanked from shelves due to small pieces...|
|8/9/2014 - Tyson Foods Inc., the Springdale, Arkansas-based meat processor, announced plans to shut down three factories, in Iowa, New York and New Mexico, eliminating jobs for nearly one thousand people.
All three of the factories produce processed meats like hot dogs, sausage and bacon, and are the largest...|
|7/31/2014 - Iowa-based Black Earth Meats (a USDA-certified organic meat company) was recently shut down by an impatient and uncompromising village board. Just as the company was about to expand, the Black Earth Village Board members threatened litigation and shut them down. Black Earth Meats was doing everything...|
|7/30/2014 - A U.S.-based supplier of meat and other protein products for McDonald's and KFC restaurants throughout China is under fire after an undercover investigation found that meat dropped on the floor or past its expiration date was being served to customers. And while McDonald's Corp. and Yum! Brands Inc.,...|
|7/28/2014 - Fruits and vegetables often take the spotlight when it comes to nutrition and health, with meat products typically being relegated to the unhealthy category. But meat from pasture-raised animals, and particularly organ meat derived from animals fed a diet of grass, water and sunshine, is one of the...|
|7/25/2014 - Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have sprung up in recent years, confining cattle in as little space as possible, with no room for the animals to roam, with no grass for them to feed on. Genetically modified feed is trough-fed to the animals as they fight for space and trounce in their...|
|7/19/2014 - Heart failure incidence is escalating at an alarming rate and now affects more than six million men and women in the US, a number that is expected to double over the next ten years. It is a problem caused by years of elevated blood pressure levels that put excess strain on the heart, often enlarging...|
|7/11/2014 - There are some studies that point to red meat, especially processed red meats, as conducive to heart failure and/or cancer. Recently, perhaps the largest study focusing on processed meats strongly indicates a strong association to heart failure with even moderate consumption of meats processed by salting,...|
|7/4/2014 - You've heard it before, "eat less red meat" if you want to be healthier, and more white meat, but could it all just be a trick to keep you eating something that your body doesn't want, need or even have the "desire" to break down? What is it that your organs are really after anyway? Isn't it just the...|
|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...|
|6/13/2014 - 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...|
|6/11/2014 - These five tips are helpful whether you are a vegetarian who wants to do outdoor cooking occasionally or you're an occasional meat eater or Paleo advocate. Some of these tips are applicable no matter what your diet choices are.
(1) Choosing coals: If you're using a grill powered by gas (butane),...|
|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 - One in three people carries a genetic variant that makes them especially sensitive to increased colorectal cancer risk from processed meat consumption, according to a study conducted by researchers from 27 different institutions and published in the journal PLOS Genetics on April 17.
|4/21/2014 - While word continues to spread about the carcinogenic effects of eating grilled meat, a new study published in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry may have come up with a simple solution. Researchers from southern Europe found that simply marinating meat...|
|4/16/2014 - Vegans take note: A blockbuster new study from Austria which is sure to send shock waves and generate massive denials among vegetarians has concluded that people who eat only vegetables are less healthy in key health categories and have a poorer quality of life than people who include some meat in their...|
|4/16/2014 - Salami is people, at least if it's made by a new startup company calling itself "Bite Labs," whose CEO admittedly wants to convert more people into accepting as normal the idea of lab-grown meat. As explained on the company's website, consumers may soon be able to purchase meat products like salami...|
|4/11/2014 - Recipes for raw dairy, fish and meat exist in almost every country. Their power to heal are well known in endemic cultures. Weston Price discovered that isolated groups thrived for centuries eating their local nutrient dense diets, included raw foods. Pottenger proved conclusively the power of raw food...|
|3/29/2014 - Modern "food" science, processed food and the chemical medicine industry all thrive on one theory: If something doesn't make you sick or kill you within 24 hours, then it's "safe."
This is simply not true. If you eat some fast food and get deathly sick 48 hours later, from food poisoning, E. coli,...|
|3/21/2014 - "Which bread would you like sir/ma'am, our signature pesticide-toasted whole wheat or our extra-gluten IBS bread with high-fructose corn syrup swirls? Did you want extra rennet (calf stomach) with your cheese spread? How about the animal, did you choose which hormone-infected animal you wanted from...|
|3/20/2014 - The distinctive red color of hot dogs, bacon and some sausages may appear to be the healthy flush of just-slaughtered meat, but of course any processed meat being sold in a store was slaughtered long, long ago.
That pink color actually comes from additives called nitrites and nitrates, which are...|
|3/12/2014 - Do women get breast cancer more often when their hormones are thrown out of whack? You bet. Are those cases more severe than others? The jury is still out on that one. What about thyroid tumors and ovarian cancer - can those come from eating meat and drinking dairy from cows that are given hormones...|
|3/11/2014 - Westernized society has traditionally focused on the lean, muscular portions of meat and low-fat dairy and poultry. Traditional cultures always favored the fatty regions, the organ meats and the bones as sources of valuable nutrition. Could one develop health problems from an imbalance of lean meat...|
|1/27/2014 - Unless you are seeking out meat that is certified organic, certified antibiotic- and hormone-free or raised by a local farmer you know and trust, chances are very good that you are eating plenty of pharmaceutical drugs with your cheeseburger.
The FDA has approved a long list of dozens and dozens...|
|1/12/2014 - New research from Oregon State University (OSU) has discovered entirely new mutagenic compounds derived from carcinogenic parent compounds. These newly discovered compounds can be found billowing from vehicle exhaust - which is pumped into the air we breathe. The study also shows that these compounds...|
|1/10/2014 - As if anyone even needs yet another reason to be wary of the food coming out of China, Reuters is reporting that Wal-Mart customers there are outraged to learn that their donkey meat was recently found to contain "the DNA of other animals," including fox.
Wal-Mart issued an apology and has announced...|
|1/2/2014 - While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to waste millions of taxpayer dollars every year persecuting raw milk farmers who produce a living and highly-nutritious whole food, the factory farm industry is busy getting away with stocking grocery store shelves with a potentially-deadly...|
|12/26/2013 - Stats prove that consumers are becoming more concerned about the quality of their meat. In the organic food industry, meat, fish and poultry are the fastest growing sector. Sales for organic meat were up 13% from 2010. On a global scale, organic food sales have increased more than 5 billion per year,...|
|11/13/2013 - The USDA has announced its intention to allow China-grown chicken meat to be imported into the USA. "The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that China is eligible to export processed, cooked chicken to the United States," says an official announcement...|
|10/24/2013 - You are what you eat and so is your offspring, suggests a telling new study on fertility out of Harvard University. Researchers there determined recently that men who regularly eat heavy portions of processed meat products such as chemical-laden bacon could be destroying the quantity and integrity of...|
|10/9/2013 - While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) endlessly stonewalls in establishing enforceable guidelines for the appropriate use of antibiotics in livestock, the conventional meat industry continues to shove about 30 million pounds of these drugs annually down the throats of animals. And recent...|
|10/4/2013 - People prefer organic foods for varying reasons, such as quality and price, and because they are known to be healthy. In the United States, organic foods are cultivated and gathered without using artificial fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones and genetically modified organisms...|
|9/20/2013 - Shady efforts by the meat industry to sidestep having to inform consumers about where its cattle are born, raised and slaughtered have ultimately failed, as a U.S. District Court recently struck down lunatic claims that the new requirements somehow violate free speech. In her 76-page ruling, Judge Ketanji...|
|9/19/2013 - It seems as though the corporate food industry is engaging in yet another sleight of hand concerning the use of harmful growth additives in factory poultry. A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) reveals that, despite the voluntarily withdrawal by Pfizer of its...|
|9/12/2013 - Following the release of a groundbreaking U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report back in 2011 indicting roxarsone, the infamous Pfizer-produced arsenical drug, as a high-level contaminant in conventional chicken meat, the drug's manufacturer voluntarily agreed to pull it off the market, leading...|
|9/6/2013 - What do they put in charcoals that fire and fumes carry onto your food? What happens to the carcinogenic "factor" of meat that's cooked black? What chemicals are in a commercial cigarette, and how could it be that eating blackened meat off a grill could equate to smoking over 500 cigarettes? This is...|
|9/3/2013 - Research continues to show that a diet high in meat and fat can dramatically increase a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer, the top killer among gynecologic cancers.
Although ovarian cancer is relatively rare - in the United States, women have less than a 2.5 percent lifetime risk of developing...|
|9/1/2013 - It isn't often that people are willing to take dietary advice from someone whose field of specialty isn't found in the health sciences. However, recently, some scientists have been growing more vocal about dietary recommendation that have less to do with personal health, and more to do with the planet's...|
|8/19/2013 - A scientific finding that red meat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and a heart attack early in life would not normally qualify as breaking news. Researchers have theorized for more than two decades that eating red meat leads to heart disease due to the high concentration of...|
|8/16/2013 - Though clearly a move to protect its own profits rather than safeguard public health, industrial meat processor Tyson Foods Inc. nonetheless announced recently that it will no longer accept for processing cattle that have been treated with the growth-accelerating drug, Zilmax. According to reports,...|
|8/6/2013 - The era of robotic, factory-produced test tube hamburger meat is nearly here. Yesterday, the first stem-cell-grown hamburger "meat patty" was grilled up and consumed by taste testers who declared it edible. The burger cost $332,000 to "grow" in test tubes, a project spearheaded by vascular biologist...|
|8/6/2013 - Genetically modified foods are being rejected by countries all over the world now due to growing knowledge of GMO's pervasive, diseased properties, but the fight against GMOs may only be the beginning.
Because full blown, laboratory-designed Petri dish meats are now being manufactured as...|
|8/1/2013 - Synthetic hamburgers are the latest processed food atrocity to emerge from the serpentine laboratory dungeons of modern science, according to a new report by FoodNavigator.com. Food scientists from Maastricht University in the Netherlands will very soon be unveiling a laboratory-grown hamburger made...|
|7/20/2013 - New research has shown that a substance which can be found in red meat and as an ingredient in energy drinks triggers atherosclerosis or the hardening and clogging of arterial blood vessels.
The researchThe scientists behind the research claim that the bacteria found in the digestive tract change...|
|7/11/2013 - Healthy shoppers in Northern California are getting the first taste of certified biotech-free meat and egg products at the grocery store, thanks to the valiant efforts of the Non-GMO Project in successfully convincing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow certified non-GMO labels to be...|
|7/9/2013 - There may be a convenient way to satiate your hunger while on the go, but fast food hamburgers appear to offer little in the way of actual meat content, according to a recent study published in the journal Annals of Diagnostic Pathology. Researchers from the Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, found...|
|7/9/2013 - A plethora of scientific research has been published in recent years condemning grilled, fried, and other aggressively-cooked meats as harmful to health -- and for good reason, as overcooking meat has, indeed, been shown to degrade its nutritional profile, and in some cases even make it carcinogenic....|
|6/29/2013 - The next burger you bite into might be a horsemeat burger, thanks to the U.S. government approving horse slaughterhouses to produce meat for human consumption. Valley Meat Co in Roswell, New Mexico, is being green-lighted by the USDA, which will routinely send inspectors to make sure it is slaughtering...|
|6/24/2013 - Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by high levels of glucose in the blood caused by a resistance to the effects of insulin to usher sugar into cells and muscles to be used as fuel. As such, diabetes is commonly believed to be caused by excess consumption of sugary foods and processed, fast-releasing...|
|6/12/2013 - There appears to be no limit to how far the processed food industry will go to maximize its profits, even if it means reprocessing animal meat waste and adding it to completely unrelated foods like ice cream. This is the latest endeavor by industrial food researchers in Italy, Belgium, and elsewhere,...|
|6/12/2013 - A new study conducted by Dr. Michael Orlich of Loma Linda University in California is shedding more positive light on the benefits of switching to a vegetarian diet.
A truly vegetarian diet is one that avoids all products that come from animals, even eggs and milk. A vegetarian diet consists primarily...|
|6/8/2013 - It is common knowledge that cold cuts and hot dogs contain less-than-desirable food additives (e.g., nitrites), but what about "fresh" cuts of meat at your local butcher or supermarket? Shoppers may logically assume that fresh cuts of meat contain just meat; but store-bought chickens, steaks and chops...|
|5/30/2013 - Scientists from the Netherlands have apparently come up with a new method to produce meat that almost completely does away with the animals. By combining animal stem cells with fetal serum and other materials in their laboratory, Dr. Mark Post and his colleagues from Maastricht University were able...|
|5/21/2013 - The anti-meat segment of the mainstream scientific community has come out with yet another new study condemning meat as damaging to human health, this time claiming that an all-natural, amino acid-producing substance naturally found in red meat causes heart damage. Demonstrating a complete lack of scientific...|
|5/12/2013 - There is a very real public health crisis looming on the horizon, and its origins stem from the common food industry practice of force-feeding antibiotic drugs to cattle in order to bulk them up and rush their meat to market as quickly as possible. And a major consumer advocacy group is calling on the...|
|5/7/2013 - Apparently, modifying fruits, vegetables, and grains isn't enough. Now scientists are taking the future of genetically modified food to the next level: They've successfully created lab-grown meat. It's been over a year now since Dr. Mark Post invited media into his laboratory at Maastricht University,...|
|5/3/2013 - When it comes to lying, cheating, deceiving and scamming people about their food, no country is more accomplished than China, home of the melamine infant formula scandal and foods contaminated with high levels of heavy metals.
Now a new scandal adds one more milestone to the list: Chinese authorities...|
|4/25/2013 - An earlier NaturalNews article by this author featured mainstream media's (MSM) reports of the red meat study with a similar title to this article. It drew some strong disagreement from commenting readers.
Since then, more information from reliable alternative media and medical sources has been discovered...|
|4/16/2013 - A recent highly publicized by mainstream media study supposedly confirms the suspicions of red meat and heart health. But it's not saturated fats they point to as the villain, it's a compound in red meat known as carnitine.
Studies with mice showed that gut bacteria breaks down carnitine. As the...|
|4/6/2013 - If you thought the possibility of horse meat in your fast food hamburger was bad, then you will be utterly horrified at what was recently discovered as part of an in-depth BBC investigation into fast food. As reported by the U.K.'s Mirror recently, samples of "lamb" meat taken from several Indian, Asian,...|
|4/5/2013 - After intense lobbying by Kraft Foods Global Inc. and Kemin Food Technologies, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has agreed to reverse existing regulations that prohibit the use of three toxic meat preservatives.
According to Courthouse...|
|3/27/2013 - A growing number of studies are implicating high dietary intake of meat and omega-6 fatty acids as a significant risk factor in the development of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, while also suggesting that higher vitamin D levels may lower the risk.
|3/18/2013 - More evidence has emerged pointing to processed, chemical-laden meat products as a significant contributing factor to early mortality. A recent study published in the journal BMC Medicine reveals that even moderate consumption of certain processed meat products could increase the risk of death by about...|
|3/12/2013 - A number of past studies have pointed to a negative association between eating processed meats and significantly increased risk of developing cancer or heart disease and a shortened lifespan as well. Unfortunately, these research works have not been large enough to provide sufficient data to distinguish...|
|3/11/2013 - A new study just published in Biomed Central's journal, BMC Medicine, has found a strong association between eating processed meat and developing heart disease and cancer. While other studies have found health risks from processed meats before, the new research is remarkable because it involved a huge...|
|3/6/2013 - Immediately after discovering that their ground beef might have been contaminated with horse meat, Irish and British consumers were far more concerned about the honesty of food labeling than about potential health consequences, according a consumer study conducted by the EU-funded project FoodRisC.
|2/27/2013 - The unfolding horse meat outrage currently engulfing Europe has taken on a new, bizarre twist, according to investigators. Key figures involved in the unfolding scandal have been linked to a similar secretive network of companies that have ties to convicted Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout.
|2/27/2013 - On December 7, 2012, in a move that will jeopardize more than $500 million a year in exports of U.S. beef and pork to Russia, all American meat supplies to Russia have been banned. Russia claims that the reason for the ban was the presence of the drug ractopamine in meats imported from the U.S. Whereas,...|
|2/25/2013 - Salmonella poisoning affects thousands of individuals each year. The good news is that it can be prevented. It is only a matter of proper hygiene and the practice of food safety in the kitchen. Here is a list of ways to prevent it:
Wash hands frequently Dirty hands can bring about cross contamination....|
|2/24/2013 - Unless you eat organic foods and prepare them at home, you've probably purchased packaged, processed meats at some time. Non-organic versions contain added preservatives, chemicals and GMOs; and, many harbor bacterial toxins that harm the body. Even their organic counterparts may be similarly contaminated...|
|2/22/2013 2:04:56 PM - Merck scientists have introduced an FDA approved drug to the meat industry - Zilmax. This drug bulks up cattle in the last few weeks of their lives, bringing in more revenue for feedlot owners. Four major meat companies now use Zilmax, including Tyson Foods, JBS SA, Cargill, and National Beef Packing...|
|2/21/2013 - A shocking food ingredient scandal that was first brought to light in Ireland back in January is reportedly now spreading across Europe, as major food suppliers continue to be exposed for selling food products tainted with horse meat. Aldi, Tesco, and numerous other major food retailers throughout the...|
|2/8/2013 - Chicken is the food most likely to kill you, while salad greens are the food most likely to make you sick, according to a new study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fortunately, the Home Food Safety program has responded to this study by issuing guidelines on good...|
|2/3/2013 - If you've been eating at Burger King recently, you've been snarfing down ground-up alien flesh. That's the result of a new DNA test that Burger King ordered after its recent horse meat scare in which one of its food processors admitted using horse flesh alongside beef.
What Burger King didn't expect...|
|12/22/2012 - Well, it's that time of year again when McDonald's rolls out its venerable McRib sandwich. Tens of millions of Americans will purchase one - or, judging by the nation's ever-widening belt line, several - but most will do so without knowing all they should know about this popular sandwich.
|10/27/2012 - Red meats have long been associated with an increased risk of cancer- specifically colorectal, breast and prostate cancer. There has been little conclusive evidence definitively indicating red meats play a role in endometrial cancer (a.k.a. cancer of the uterus). There is no known cause of this disease....|
|10/15/2012 9:40:33 PM - Not all of us have the same genetic composition or body type. But even so, most of us do well as vegetarians. Not everyone does well with grains, and some of us need or want dairy while others need or want some meat.
Ayurvedic practitioners are usually experts at determining what foods you should...|
|10/13/2012 - A prehistoric human skull recently unearthed from a gorge in eastern Africa provides new evidence that meat has actually been a vital part of the human diet for far longer than some scientists believe. According to research out of The Complutense University in Madrid, Spain, the skull fragment exhibits...|
|9/28/2012 - Over consumption of any particular food group does not provide a firm pathway to optimal health. In prior bodies of research, excess dietary red and processed meats have been shown to significantly increase the risk of many cancer lines while contributing to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, largely...|
|9/26/2012 - Health conscious individuals know that processed meats in the form of sausage, bologna and pepperoni contain chemical preservatives called nitrites that have been shown to promote cancer growth, and avoid these manufactured foods entirely. Unfortunately, millions of unsuspecting children and adults...|
|9/18/2012 - If you have ever ordered filet mignon, New York strip, top sirloin, or some other prime cut of steak at your local steakhouse, chances are your waiter actually brought you several smaller cuts of inferior grade meat glued together in the shape of the cut you actually ordered. Utilizing a powdered enzyme...|
|9/11/2012 - Those juicy, delicious chicken breasts in the meat case at your local supermarket are more than likely hiding a dirty little secret that might make you think twice about ever eating them again. Most people are unaware of it, but conventional chicken meat typically contains a whole lot more than just...|
|9/10/2012 - There is a reason why those radiant, pink salmon filets and juicy, golden chicken breasts in the meat case at the grocery store typically appear unusually appetizing -- but it often has nothing to do with the natural colorings of these animals' flesh. It might come as a surprise to many readers, but...|
|9/4/2012 - Vegetarians who personally avoid eating meat for health reasons will sometimes suggest to their friends that, in general, eating meat is harmful to health. But the all-encompassing term "meat" is a misnomer, as there are many different kinds of meat that a person can eat -- conventional, feedlot-based...|
|8/25/2012 - Prior research studies have implicated overcooking meats, especially red meat, due to the formation of carbon-based amines that greatly increase the risk of digestive cancers over many years of consumption. These studies have suggested eating meats that have been stewed or roasted in favor of char grilled...|
|8/18/2012 - The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) feels so strongly that humanity should not be eating animal meat that it has actually given grant money to scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston to develop artificial meat created in a petri dish. And...|
|8/17/2012 - At least two-thirds of the U.S. is currently suffering through varying degrees of drought, with the U.S. Drought Monitor reporting as of August 14 that 63 percent of hay, 72 percent of cattle, 85 percent of soybean crops, and 87 percent of corn crops are not getting the water they need to survive. And...|
|8/14/2012 - Very few dietary topics spark more controversy than consumption of red meat and risk of diseases ranging from cancer to heart disease and diabetes. Most nutrition scientists indicate a high protein diet is essential to promote vibrant health, aid in weight management and lower the risk from metabolic...|
|7/30/2012 - Sometimes we Americans can be a little stubborn, a little too prideful or provincial when it comes to change. But slowly, surely, Americans are finally "getting it" when it comes to natural and organic foods, and we're buying more of them.
New consumer research shows that while some grocery spending...|
|7/27/2012 - This is the transcript of an interview with health freedom attorney Jonathan Emord. See the original video on TV.NaturalNews.com
Health Ranger: Welcome, everyone. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger with NaturalNews talking about food freedom today, and we have a very special guest: a health freedom...|
|7/7/2012 - Mexico and Canada have succeeded in a joint effort to strike down an American regulatory policy passed in 2008 that requires country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on meat sold in the U.S. Public Citizen reports that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against the U.S. in a case regarding the matter,...|
|7/4/2012 - Antibiotics are used both by people and within the farming industry, to quickly decimate bacteria and micro-organism cultures that may degrade health. They are, however, an over simplified "solution" that is used in place of solving the underlying problem. One problematic effect of their use is the...|
|5/20/2012 - Did you know a kid in junior high that, on a dare, would eat just about anything you dared him to eat, as long as you gave him your dessert? I did; the guy ate just about everything - bugs, earthworms, snails. He even ate a cockroach one time, no fooling. But he sure liked the school's chocolate pudding.
|4/28/2012 - What is the first question a meat-eater asks when you tell them you never eat meat? "Where do you get your protein from?" That protein myth has been dispelled for many years, in fact, there's more bio-ready "available" protein in raw vegetables than in meat, and it only takes a few minutes for the body...|
|4/14/2012 - Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have published the results of a twenty-two year study on red meat consumption in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine. The scientists found that red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of total, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality,...|
|4/9/2012 - Following years of hard-hitting journalism highlighting the adulteration of hamburger meat with ammonia, McDonalds recently announced it had at last stopped doing so late last year.
Numerous activists including celebrity chef Oliver Stone, and health ranger Mike Adams had spoken out against the practice....|
|4/7/2012 - Whether for ecological purposes or healthy lifestyles, less is definitely more. Think about the simple water conservation changes you may have made recently, like turning off the spigot while brushing your teeth, or the healthy choices you've made like reducing your overall calorie intake. These same...|
|3/21/2012 - A recent study published by researchers from Harvard Medical School (HMC) claims that eating "red meat" can lead to an early death caused by heart problems or cancer. But just like most other studies conducted on meat, this one, which was published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, does...|
|3/15/2012 - There is a concerted effort currently underway to demonize all things meat, regardless of how it is raised or produced, by blaming disease, obesity, and now even global warming, on human meat consumption. And a recent paper put out by S. Matthew Liao, a professor of philosophy and bioethics at New York...|
|3/4/2012 - Capturing undercover footage of extreme animal abuse at factory farms is soon to be illegal in Iowa, thanks to the passage of a new bill that squelches First Amendment protections for agricultural whistleblowers. In one of the fastest legislative rush-throughs in history, the "American Heartland" state's...|
|3/3/2012 - Those readers who eat meat probably already know that conventional meat preserving methods typically involve the use of sodium nitrite and other chemical additives linked to causing cancer and other serious health conditions. But new research out of Denmark could eliminate the need for such chemicals...|
|2/28/2012 - Have you ever glanced at the ingredients on a hot dog or a can of Spam Lite and wondered about an ingredient called "mechanically separated chicken" or "mechanically separated meat"? This type of meat is collected from animal carcasses after all the prime cuts of muscle have been removed.
|2/21/2012 - Mad cow disease is a progressive brain-wasting disease. It is caused by a type of defective protein known as a prion and cannot be cured. The factory farming practices of feeding animals the nervous tissue of other animals first caused the ballooning spread of mad cow disease and created the current...|
|2/20/2012 - I'm not sure which is the more offensive way to create meat. There's the current "factory farm" method where masses of hormone-jacked, antibiotics-injected cows are kept confined in what can only be called bovine concentration camps while they're fed genetically modified corn, then slaughtered without...|
|2/10/2012 - A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that processed, canned meat products -- these are collectively known as "spam," as is the brand-name version of the canned meat popularly known as "SPAM" -- are linked to a double risk of developing diabetes. Particularly...|
|2/1/2012 - Daily breakfasts with bacon or sausage are still common for many who haven't become vegetarians. Just think about the amount of breakfast burritos and McMuffins sold. Indulging in other processed meats such as lunch and dinner sausages, pepperoni pizzas, salami and corned beef sandwiches increases the...|
|1/5/2012 - Although some people already use the popular herb rosemary for seasoning their meat, this combination may become more common in the near future as food manufacturers respond to consumer demand for more natural products.
Currently, two of the most common additives used to preserve meat are BHT and...|
|1/3/2012 - Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and second most common cause of cancer related death in men in the United States. Nearly one in five men will develop the disease during their lifetime. New research demonstrates that increased consumption of ground beef or processed meat is positively...|
|1/1/2012 4:16:18 PM - Like everything else in life, eating is a matter of consciously making wise choices. It is something everyone must do to keep the body healthy and alive, which is the practical purpose for eating.
Unfortunately for many, the purpose of eating has become centered around satisfying the tastes the tongue...|
|12/29/2011 - Health authorities spend an excessive amount of time, energy, and public resources creating an uproar about the so-called dangers of raw milk. They continually go after farmers and customers. But these same authorities are doing far less to address the very real and widespread dangers associated with...|
|12/13/2011 - Alcohol consumption's health consequences have been a subject of epidemiological studies throughout the western world. The consensus from several studies is: Those who drink moderately have better health than those who drink heavily, and surprise, even better than those who don't drink alcohol at all....|
|11/15/2011 - The use of pesticides and the presence of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are not the only major differentiating factors between conventional food and organic food. According to GreenMedInfo.com, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows the conventional food supply to be irradiated with...|
|10/8/2011 - With the poor quality of many of today's conventional meat products, a vegetarian diet just might be an appropriate fit for some modern children, one of three that are now overweight in the US.
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that people of all ages, including...|
|10/8/2011 - Global demand for meat is growing. From 1971 to 2010, worldwide production of meat tripled to around 600 billion pounds. At this rate, production will double by 2050 to approximately 1.2 trillion pounds per year. Various factors fuel the demand: growing affluence of developing nations such as China,...|
|9/15/2011 - A number of recent studies about red meat consumption have led to widely publicized advice that eating red meat is unhealthy. However, such studies have often made flawed generalizations. As a result, many people have likely been mislead into believing that red meat is bad in and of itself and may be...|
|9/10/2011 - With real unemployment (U-6) hovering above 16 percent as of this writing (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm), and inflation on the rise in virtually every category except housing, Americans are becoming flat-out desperate. And this was once again illustrated by the recent case of an Indiana-bound...|
|8/29/2011 - Health-minded adults have been wary of excessive red meat consumption, and most avoid any type of processed meats due to the highly carcinogenic nitrite content. Additives used to add taste, cure and prolong shelf life of classic foods such as hot dogs, bologna and sausage not only cause cancer, but...|
|8/10/2011 - Adding yet more evidence to the proof that the U.S. government maliciously promotes dangerous food borne illness outbreaks rather than trying to prevent them, evidence has emerged today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture knew ground turkey produced by Cargill was widely contaminated with salmonella,...|
|7/10/2011 - In vitro meat is one of the latest attempts from scientists and bio-engineers to create a substitute for traditional meat production. The technology for creating meats through meat cultures in vitro is far from perfected, but enthusiasm for the effort is plentiful. Support for cultured meat technology...|
|7/4/2011 - Every July 4th, Americans gobble down enormous quantities of meat. Some of it actually comes from animals. The rest comes from factories that assemble bits and pieces of meat scraps, using chemical additives to make the final substance resemble something edible. That's where hot dogs come fromů and...|
|7/4/2011 - Instead of focusing on ending the horrendous factory farming practices that inhumanely confine cattle to tight living spaces, and subject them to an unnatural diet of genetically-modified (GM) corn and soybeans, scientists from Oxford University have decided instead to concentrate their efforts on culturing...|
|6/28/2011 - The global commercial pet food industry is astonishingly profitable and continues to grow (sadly) by leaps and bounds. Let's define commercial pet food, for our purposes, as anything that is packaged in cans or bags, even if labeled holistic or natural. Hundreds of generations of pet guardians have...|
|6/28/2011 - It is no secret that people have become more and more conscious of good health choices and the value of high quality nutrition. Organic food sales have grown significantly over the last 20 years. This trend has led companies, which have always valued price over quality, to become the top organic food...|
|6/25/2011 - The Chinese government has sentenced Gao Yanjun, a butcher from the northern city of Jinzhou, to life in prison -- and four others to up to 15 years in prison -- for illegally adding poisonous, industrial-grade nitrates to meat products they sold, in order to enhance their color and texture. In contrast...|
|6/16/2011 - If you think meatless, genetically-modified (GM) soy food products are a poor alternative to real meat, wait until you see the latest in vegetarian meat replacement technology. According to a recent Inhabitat report, Japanese researcher Mitsuyuki Ikeda has developed a new kind of meatless burger made...|
|6/9/2011 - After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that's fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from: It's added to the chicken...|
|5/31/2011 - An international research team has issued a report stating there is convincing evidence that consuming too much red meat and processed meat can dramatically increase colorectal cancer risk, while consuming lots of fiber from plant-based foods can lower it. Researchers from Imperial College London proclaim...|
|5/7/2011 - Are you eating meat cemented together by "meat glue"? It may sound shocking and far-fetched to most people, but a recent news story covered by the Australian Today Tonight show unveils how the meat you're eating could be made up of scraps glued together to form a deceptively "normal" piece of meat.
|4/17/2011 - Remember all the hubbub about the S.510 "Food Safety Bill" and how it would make your food safe to eat? Well, it turns out those expanded FDA powers do absolutely nothing to even address the safety of fresh meat products, and yet new research reveals that nearly half of all fresh meat and poultry products...|
|4/16/2011 - How would you like a big, juicy burger loaded with onions, mustard, ketchup -- and a big helping of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a bacteria linked to a wide range of human diseases?
If you find that dish stomach-churning instead of appetizing, then maybe you should think twice...|
|2/28/2011 - Recent statements made by U.K. Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Jim Paice seem to suggest that Britons may soon be eating cloned milk and meat -- and they most likely will not even be aware of it. If Paice's suggestion that "there should be no restrictions on the use of offspring of cloned...|
|2/27/2011 - Red meat consumption increases the risk of both stomach and esophageal cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the nonprofits World Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Research, and published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
The researchers questioned 494,979 U.S. residents...|
|1/28/2011 - Many people have heard the rumors and jokes about fast food chains not actually using real meat in their products. But a new class-action lawsuit, filed by the Montgomery, Ala.-based law firm Beasley Allen on behalf of a California woman, accuses fast food chain Taco Bell of deceitfully calling its...|
|1/26/2011 - Arnold van Huis and his research team from Wageningen University in the Netherlands believe that insects and other bugs are more sustainable food source for humans than traditional cows and pigs are, and they want you to agree with them. At a recent seminar, Huis and his colleagues unveiled a variety...|
|1/15/2011 - By the day, more people are becoming aware of the dangers of a traditional diet and have taken responsibility for their diets. They do so only to be told by well-intentioned peers and "people in the know" that abstaining from meat while being an athlete is not wise. The story has been told over and...|
|11/30/2010 - Many researchers have made the connection between red meat consumption and a variety of different digestive cancers. The results of a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology makes a clear link between red meat consumption and esophageal (esophageal squamous cell carcinoma) and stomach...|
|10/23/2010 - Girls who eat a diet higher in meat reach puberty significantly earlier than girls who eat less meat, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Brighton and published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.
The researchers followed more than 3,000 girls from birth, analyzing...|
|10/22/2010 - On June 28 of this year, the FDA issued a draft of new guidelines urging meat producers to refrain from using antibiotics to promote livestock growth, calling the practice an "urgent public health issue."
"To preserve the effectiveness [of antibiotics], we simply must use them as judiciously as possible,"...|
|9/27/2010 - Processed meat consumption increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes, yet another study has shown.
Prior research has consistently linked the consumption of processed meats such as bacon, sausage, salami, hot dogs and lunch meats with a higher risk of cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure...|
|9/11/2010 - This time of year everyone is excited to pull out the grill and get the Barbeque started. Unfortunately, grilling out regularly is a dangerous habit that radically increases one`s risk of heart disease and cancer. This article will discuss the necessary steps to take to reduce toxins and get the most...|
|8/30/2010 - The average U.S. consumer eats significantly too much meat and grain, and not enough fruits or vegetables, according to data form the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Economic Research Service.
The USDA estimates food consumption by tracking how much food is produced and circulating through...|
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|8/13/2010 - You may want to think twice about cooking that meat well-done, according to a new study out of the University of Texas. Researchers there have found that charring meat by frying, barbecuing or otherwise heavily cooking it can lead to the formation of cancer-causing chemicals in the meat.
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