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|7/8/2014 - Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, is seeking permission to spray a toxic Agent Orange ingredient across agricultural fields within blocks of thousands of U.S. schools, a report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has warned.
"[H]undreds of thousands of children across the country...|
|11/5/2013 - Increasingly stricken by a disease that leaves them shriveled, discolored and sour, Florida oranges are the latest target for genetic manipulators who are right now working on a new variety of genetically modified (GM) orange that could end up containing pig genes. According to The New York Times (NYT),...|
|10/12/2013 - There are many citrus essential oils. There's orange (sweet & bitter), lemon, grapefruit, lime, mandarin, tangerine, all of which are made from the peel of the fruit, and less obvious ones like petitgrain (orange leaves) and neroli (orange blossoms). Because they come from the same "happy ones" family,...|
|9/25/2013 - More than 40 years later and the unspeakable devastation caused by Monsanto's Agent Orange herbicide, at least 20 million gallons of which was indiscriminately dumped on Vietnamese rainforests and crop fields during the Vietnam War by the American military, is still a grim reality for the likely millions...|
|9/3/2013 - Unknown to many, since 2005, a large portion of America's orange supply has been under attack by a bacterium that is carried by the psyllid (a jumping plant lice) and sours oranges, leaving them half green. The disease, which has already cost Florida growers more than $4.5 billion, has been labeled...|
|5/15/2013 - Pesticides and fungicides are sprayed onto orange and lemon shipments to so that they don't rot during long shipping and storage periods. The citrus exposed to these pesticides are marked on the boxes with a message something like this:
"Treated to maintain freshness in transit with one or more of...|
|10/13/2012 - "Chronic care management" means someone has a disorder or a disease and the doctors and hospitals aren't really helping to cure it, they just treat the symptoms with pharmaceuticals and wait for it to get worse. U.S. chronic care management is a well-planned out healthcare system based on the sobering...|
|2/29/2012 2:20:04 PM - Thanks to massive pressure from the Center for Food Safety (CFS), a non-profit public advocacy group that is leading the charge in opposing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the public comment period on Agent Orange GM corn from February 27,...|
|2/23/2012 - In an unusual turn of events, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has actually decided to aggressively protect public health rather than shield corporate profits by denying a recent request made by the Juice Products Association (JPA), a juice industry trade group, to increase the maximum allowable...|
|2/3/2012 - Last month, the Coca-Cola Company notified the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that imported orange juice it uses in some of its drink products was found to be tainted with carbendazim, an illegal crop fungicide linked to infertility and testicular damage. Less than a month later, PepsiCo, prompted...|
|1/29/2012 - During the month of January 2012, the FDA detained nearly 14% of imported orange juice shipments to the US because it contained the fungicide carbendazim which is not approved for use in this country. According the US Juice Products Association, the solution is to change the regulations so that the...|
|1/20/2012 - Ever wonder how premium "100 percent pure" orange juice brands manage to taste delicious and fresh all year round, as though oranges never go out of season? Here's a hint: it's because that may NOT be pure orange juice you're drinking. That incredible flavor comes from a "secret ingredient" that premium...|
|1/4/2012 - Residents of a small West Virginia town near a Monsanto chemical production plant have filed a class action lawsuit against the agri-giant for pollution caused by the decades-long production of 2,4,5-T, a chemical compound that represents about half of the infamous Agent Orange herbicide. At the very...|
|1/3/2012 - Just in time for the new year, the Dow Chemical Company is quietly trying to convince the federal government to deregulate a new variety of genetically-modified (GM) corn that is resistant to 2,4-D, a chemical component that made up roughly half of the Agent Orange chemical weapon formula sprayed on...|
|12/27/2011 - A key chemical of one of the most horrifying elements of the Vietnam War -- Agent Orange -- may soon be unleashed on America's farmlands. Considered by world nations to be a "Weapon of Mass Destruction" (WMD), Agent Orange was dropped in the millions of gallons on civilian populations during the Vietnam...|
|11/11/2011 - Oranges are one of the most widely eaten fruits in the world. They make an excellent snack, are great for breakfast and are extremely versatile in their many uses in recipes. Oranges are also a very nutritionally dense food that is renowned for its vitamin C content and all the health benefits that...|
|7/13/2011 - We still find it difficult to completely forget one of the uglier and far-reaching atrocities of the Vietnam War - the dissemination of a deadly herbicide, Agent Orange. But where we only have movies like Apocalypse Now and a host of war novels to remind us of the majority of the unpalatable actions...|
|9/20/2010 - Fortified orange juice is just as effective at delivering vitamin D to the body as supplements in pill form, according to a study conducted by researchers from Boston University and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
"The consumer now has one more option for obtaining vitamin...|
|7/8/2010 - A favourite oil used in Aromatherapy is Orange essential oil. It has a fresh, sweet, citrus smell and is a valuable treatment oil for many ailments. The oil is extracted from the fruit of the Orange plant (Citrus sinensis) by cold-press method and it is best to only use organic, cold-pressed oils to...|
|4/20/2010 - By now, most NaturalNews readers have realized that mainstream household cleaning products are filled with toxic chemicals. Typical household cleaners, including window cleaners, bathroom tile cleaners, toilet cleaners and kitchen cleaning products, are frequently loaded with toxic chemicals. These...|
|4/20/2010 - Orange TKO is the amazing household cleaning concentrate made from orange peels. It's environmentally safe and non-toxic and yet has the cleaning power to remove stains and odors from almost any surface or material. It's safe and natural enough to use on pets and baby cribs, yet strong enough to degrease...|
|11/27/2009 - Yokohama Tire, the North American subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd., has introduced a new tire that replaces much of its petroleum with oil derived from orange peels instead.
"The eco-focused dB Super E-spec mixes sustainable orange oil and natural rubber to drastically cut the use of petroleum,...|
|2/24/2009 - A recent study conducted in Denmark has found that blackcurrant juice and orange juice may help lower the levels of compounds in the body which are associated with cardiovascular disease.
Background and Details of Study
Population studies had previously suggested that increased consumption of...|
|11/6/2008 - Essential oils extracted from oranges can inhibit the activity of salmonella and may be useful as natural antimicrobial agents, according to a study published in the Journal of Food Science.
"Essential oils from citrus offer the potential for all natural antimicrobials for use in improving the safety...|
|6/19/2008 - A blend of two synthetic compounds known to be contaminated with dioxin, Agent Orange was used during the Vietnam War to defoliate trees to supposedly reveal Viet Cong hiding places. It also polluted the land as well as the bodies of both Vietnamese and American soldiers. In fact, thousands of Viet...|
|3/21/2008 - Have you ever wondered why companies use artificial colors? You might think it's because they want to make their food look good, but there's another reason -- a far deeper reason -- why companies use artificial colors to make their foods more appealing to consumers. Keep reading to learn what that is.
|3/20/2007 - That carton of 100-percent Florida orange juice from the store may have made a large impact on the environment before it reached your grocery cart.
To make processed orange juice, it requires "958 litres (253 gallons) of water for irrigation and 2 litres (half a gallon) of tractor fuel," according...|
|10/19/2006 - A daily glass of orange juice can help prevent the recurrence of kidney stones better than other citrus fruit juices such as lemonade, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered.
The findings indicate that although many people assume that all citrus fruit juices help prevent the...|
|10/13/2006 - Along with its prediction Thursday that weather conditions would cause a drop in wheat production and stockpiles, the USDA also announced that this year's orange crop in Florida would be the smallest crop in more than 17 years.
For the 2003-2004 crop, Florida orange production was 242 million (90...|
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|9/5/2006 - A new study published in the Oct. 26 Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has found that orange juice is more effective than other citrus fruit juices at preventing kidney stones.
Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas studied 13 volunteer...|
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