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Agent Orange chemical sprayed on GMO farms poisoned troops, US government admits

7/13/2015 - Thousands of military veterans will soon divvy up a ten-year installment of about $47.5 million in disability benefits recently awarded by the federal government as compensation for harm caused by exposure to Monsanto's Agent Orange herbicide. As many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty...

U.S. government admits it poisoned soldiers with Agent Orange after decades of denial

6/23/2015 1:40:51 PM - At long last, following years of delay, the U.S. government has finally admitted that it poisoned its own troops in Vietnam decades ago through the mass use of the herbicide known as "Agent Orange." In recent days, federal officials agreed to provide millions of dollars in disability benefits to...

Deadly Agent Orange GMOs receive USDA approval despite overwhelming risks to humans, environment

1/19/2015 1:43:38 PM - Agriculture officials have once again ignored science by suggesting deregulation of two new GMO crops from Monsanto that contain built-in resistance to chemicals derived from the same family as Agent Orange. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton are now one step closer to commercial...

Orange juice has 10 times more antioxidant power than previously thought

12/15/2014 - The antioxidant activity of citrus juices is 10 times higher than previously thought, according to a new analysis conducted by researchers from the University of Granada and published in the journal Food Chemistry. Many of the chemicals that naturally occur in plant foods function as antioxidants,...

Three healthy summer desserts that are simply yummy

7/18/2014 - Summertime is the perfect time to indulge in healthy, cooling desserts. Here are three delicious deserts that are nutritious enough for you and your family to enjoy guilt free all summer long. Avocado Fudgesicles Ingredients: * Eight soft medjool dates, pitted * 1/2 cup of water * Three medium...

Agent Orange ingredient 2,4-D could soon be sprayed on thousands of fields near U.S. schools

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...

GM oranges containing pig genes in the works

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),...

Need a lift? Check out the many uses of orange oil

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,...

Monsanto's chemicals still ravaging human victims as Agent Orange continues to cause cancer

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...

Alert: GMO oranges now under development

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...

Oranges and lemons are being treated with chemical fungicides and pesticides that cause cancer and thyroid problems

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...

What is A.O.F.D, Agent Orange Food Disorder, and how many Americans have it right now?

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...

Stop the USDA from approving Agent Orange GMO corn by commenting in the Federal Register

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,...

FDA takes stand for public health, resists industry pressures to increase allowable levels of toxic fungicide carbendazim in orange juice product imports

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...

Tainted juice saga reveals shocking truth about how much food we import

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...

U.S. Juice Products Association wants you to drink more chemical fungicide in your orange juice

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...

Popular orange juices flavored with secret "flavor packs" not listed on the label

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...

Class action lawsuit against Monsanto for Agent Orange pollution while Dow seeks deregulation for Agent Orange resistant corn

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...

Petition: Tell the White House to say NO to Dow's Agent Orange GMO corn

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...

America's farmlands to be carpet-bombed with Vietnam-era Agent Orange chemical if Dow petition approved

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...

More than just vitamin C - Enjoy the health benefits of oranges

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...

The secret history of Monsanto, Agent Orange and the mutilation of innocent Vietnamese

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...

Fortified orange juice delivers vitamin D to your body

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...

Enjoy the Healing Properties of Orange Essential Oil

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...

NaturalNews Store offers Orange TKO natural d'limonene cleaner at discount prices

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...

Orange TKO review: An amazing natural cleaner that's safe for family and environment

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...

New Tires Made from Orange Peel Oil Instead of Petroleum

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,...

Blackcurrant Juice and Orange Juice Give Heart Health a Boost

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...

Orange Essential Oils Inhibit Salmonella Activity

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...

Large Study Shows Agent Orange Exposure Doubles Prostate Cancer Risk

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...

How food companies fool consumers with food coloring ingredients made from petrochemicals

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. Why...

Processed orange juice bad for the environment

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...

Orange juice is better than lemonade at keeping kidney stones away (press release)

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...

Florida orange crop drops to lowest level in years due to weather changes

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...

Orange juice found to be the most effective at preventing kidney stones

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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