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Three healthy, lactose-free substitutes to animal milk

5/11/2015 - According to an article published on the Genetics Home Reference website, an estimated 65 percent of the world's population has difficulty digesting lactose, a sugar found in animal milk, after infancy. While people of East Asian descent are the most likely to suffer from lactose intolerance, it also...

Pro-GMO shills flee the Philippines after angry farmers demonstrate against Golden Rice

4/28/2015 - While GMO shills such as former Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore and Microsoft tycoon Bill Gates continue to applaud the use of chemicals and technology to alter food, farmers in many areas refuse to accept the so-called benefits that these items offer. While GMO advocates are bent on forcing...

Filipino farmers flatly reject GMOs being forced on them by agricultural imperialism

4/2/2015 - A Filipino agricultural organization has soundly rejected a move by a pro-GMO rice group to introduce the genetically modified crop in the Asia Pacific nation. According to a press release posted on Facebook, the Filipino organization, Masipag, has managed to thwart Allow Golden Rice Now! in its...

Rice found with dangerously high arsenic levels

2/9/2015 - Arsenic is a naturally occurring, toxic element found in the earth. It is found in over 200 different minerals. There are two main types of arsenic: organic and inorganic. Organic arsenic compounds are primarily found in marine life, but they are also sometimes found in terrestrial life forms. Exposure...

Unsafe arsenic levels in rice and poultry - How to avoid it

12/29/2014 7:06:19 PM - Lately there has been a lot of publicity about unsafe arsenic levels in rice and poultry due to a report from Consumer Reports. This is very disconcerting to hear, especially if you have only heard of arsenic as a poison. It's actually a metal, frequently found in our food and our water in both inorganic...

Conventionally bred 100% non-GMO "Green Super Rice" resists salt water, droughts and disease, increases yield without fertilizer, pesticides

11/24/2014 5:12:46 PM - The argument that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are needed to feed the earth's growing population holds less and less water as new research emerges, particularly with new understanding on how to utilize centuries-old techniques involving conventional crossbreeding. Using intricate, yet traditional...

New Consumer Report: Just one weekly serving of rice pasta could put your baby at risk for arsenic poisoning

11/19/2014 12:20:13 PM - A new analysis by Consumer Reports explains how easy it is for infants to consume dangerous amounts of arsenic in common foods like hot rice cereal and rice pasta. Just one serving of rice pasta can put your child over the recommended weekly limit, according to the new report, which also details safer...

Philippine farmers reject Golden Rice as a corporate scheme to indebt farmers and destroy food security

9/25/2014 - In the Bicol Region of the Philippines, hundreds of farmers, scientists and consumers are gathering in opposition to the commercialization of Syngenta's GM Golden Rice. Feeling as if their property is being overtaken and their food system hijacked, the farmers are rejecting their government's endorsement...

China refuses to permit GM rice and corn to be grown by research groups

9/3/2014 - The Chinese government will not permit the issuance of new biosafety certificates to research groups that were once allowed to grow genetically modified rice and corn, likely part of Beijing's ongoing effort to prevent the spread of GM crops in the world's most populous country. The Ministry of Agriculture,...

Arsenic contamination of rice to be strictly limited by new U.N. standards

8/12/2014 - One of the world's most vastly consumed foods, while attempting to obtain necessary nutrients from the earth, also pulls some of the deadliest toxins from the soil during its growth process. The rice plant, and particularly brown rice, extracts toxins such as mercury, cadmium and arsenic from the...

TEPCO's cleanup operations spread radioactive cesium to rice paddies more than 12 miles from Fukushima

7/27/2014 - Efforts to remove radioactive waste from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan have merely displaced it to nearby fields growing rice, according to disturbing new reports. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) intends to move forward with plans to continue removing contaminated debris...

Beef and bacon prices hit all-time high in U.S. as meat prices continue to soar

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...

Scientist tries to sue journal for planning to retract discredited Golden Rice study that experimented on unsuspecting children

7/22/2014 - A journalist has filed a lawsuit against her own university and against the American Society for Nutrition, claiming that their allegations of research misconduct against her could harm her career. The researcher, Guangwen Tang, has worked at Tufts University for more than 25 years. In 2012, she...

GMO advocates ignore failure of golden rice, quietly move on to GM bananas

6/20/2014 5:39:31 PM - Scientists in Australia think they know better than God what levels of vitamins and minerals should exist in food, and they are on a mission to engineer new varieties that achieve these unnatural levels. Despite the recent failure of genetically modified (GM) "Golden Rice" with artificially elevated...

Scientist who advocates GMO golden rice also advocates infanticide

6/3/2014 - In the eyes of some professors and scientists, genetically modified foods can be an open door toward transhumanism -- believing that mankind can break through current physical limitations by genetically altering food, offspring and the environment. Could this really be an ulterior motive in the minds...

Breastfeeding and food diversity, not Golden Rice, is the answer to vitamin A deficiency

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...

Heavy metals myth busted: Everyday vegetables and fruits have almost ZERO lead, cadmium, mercury and tungsten

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. "There's...

Golden Rice fairy tale nothing more than biotech industry GMO propaganda

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...

Interview with a rice protein industry insider about heavy metals, clean materials and the future of the protein industry

5/16/2014 - There's been a whirlwind of change taking place across the protein industry lately. Companies are scrambling to roll out low heavy metals formulas in the wake of Natural News releasing laboratory results finding high concentrations of lead, cadmium and tungsten in organic rice protein products. To...

Ultra-clean protein breakthrough as companies announce low heavy metals powders based on Sacha Inchi, Pumpkin seed and more

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. This...

Vegan protein powders with low heavy metals: Health Ranger reveals the cleanest products tested so far

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...

Action item: Are Whole Foods employees intentionally misleading customers about toxic heavy metals in rice protein products?

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...

BREAKTHROUGH: Chinese government admits one-fifth of farm lands heavily contaminated with toxic heavy metals like cadmium, arsenic and lead

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...

Video tour of the Natural News Forensic Food Lab: How I discovered tungsten in rice protein

4/17/2014 - Here's a real treat for Natural News fans: an inside look at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab featuring new scientific instrumentation hardware and a full explanation of how I discovered the heavy metal tungsten in rice protein! Catch it all on this YouTube video that I just posted. In this...

Rice protein and heavy metals: Petition effort a huge success for safer products with less lead, cadmium, mercury and tungsten

4/16/2014 - I can now report to you the extraordinary results of our efforts to drastically reduce heavy metals concentrations in rice protein products sold across North America. In a nutshell, we have now received confirmation from nearly every significant manufacturer in the industry that they have agreed to...

Vegan protein consumers rush to low-metals products: Pumpkin Seed Protein the latest to test super clean

3/25/2014 - In the aftermath of the explosive revelation that vegan rice protein products contain significant concentrations of the heavy metals lead, cadmium and tungsten, the natural products industry has been scrambling to produce cleaner plant-based proteins that are substantially free of those metals. I am...

Perfect Fit Plant-Based Protein, Rockin' Wellness and 22 Days Rice Protein heavy metals test results published

3/7/2014 - Unlike whey protein, hemp protein and pea protein, every rice protein product we've tested so far has been found to contain significant levels of lead and cadmium, along with varying levels of the heavy metal tungsten. This has been found true across the product category, regardless of the product packaging...

Heavy metal tungsten linked to leukemia clusters in children

3/4/2014 - "Scientists studying childhood leukemia cases in Arizona and Nevada say their research shows a possible link between tungsten and the disease," reported Fox News in 2009. The article is about the discovery of "childhood leukemia clusters" in Sierra Vista, Arizona and Fallon, Nevada. An industrial...

VEGA joins Natural News heavy metals limits for protein products; company's blends already test among cleanest in industry

3/2/2014 - Over the last month, Natural News rocked the dietary supplements industry by publishing laboratory research results which found significant levels of the heavy metals lead, cadmium and tungsten in popular rice protein products. The industry immediately responded to consumer concerns, and within days,...

Join thousands who have already signed the petition for heavy metals limits in rice protein

2/19/2014 - Do you want clean protein products? Right now, many rice protein products sold across the USA and Canada contain significant concentrations of lead, cadmium and tungsten, all heavy metals. That's why we ask you to join the thousands of other Natural News readers and holistic food advocates who have...

California-grown Lundberg rice shows near-zero heavy metals; case closed on 'naturally occurring' excuse for lead in rice products

2/14/2014 - Immediately after Natural News shocked the natural products industry by revealing significant levels of heavy metals in rice protein products, several of the smaller manufacturers got together to try to figure out how to counter scientific facts with public relations spin. Three nights ago, a secret...

More toxic rice? FDA recalls Uncle Ben's Infused Rice after victims suffer skin rashes, headaches and nausea

2/12/2014 - Just days after Natural News revealed the presence of the heavy metals lead, cadmium and tungsten in rice protein products, the FDA has issued an urgent recall of Uncle Ben's Infused Rice products sold to institutions like schools and nursing homes. According to the FDA's recall notice, "FDA's Coordinated...

Vegan protein heavy metals results republished by Natural News in new, improved charts

2/8/2014 - It's been a whirlwind week of activity on heavy metals in rice protein. Over the last week, here's a summary of what happened: • Natural News released exclusive breaking news on tungsten, cadmium and lead in rice protein products. • Over a million grassroots readers and food advocates...

Tungsten in rice protein: Health Ranger releases new chart, petitions all protein manufacturers to commit to reasonable industry standards for heavy metals

2/6/2014 - As Natural News fans and readers already know, we made history yesterday by reaching and publishing terms of an unprecedented agreement with Garden of Life and Sunwarrior to reduce concentrations of heavy metals in protein products, meeting specific targets by July 1, 2015. In consideration of the...

Heavy metals in rice protein products to be strictly limited thanks to history-making agreement

2/5/2014 - A history-making announcement has just been released by Natural News, describing a natural products industry agreement which would strictly limit the level of heavy metals allowable in popular raw vegan superfood protein products. Both Garden of Life and Sunwarrior joined the unprecedented agreement,...

GM Golden Rice yet another quack science fraud

2/4/2014 - Much has been said by the biotech lobby about the alleged merits of genetically modified (GM) "Golden Rice," which supposedly contains added vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene that some say could help alleviate blindness and other illnesses that plague the Third World. But a new report by GMWatch.org...

UPDATE: Garden of Life, SunWarrior, Natural News reach industry-leading agreement for the future of brown rice protein

2/4/2014 - UPDATE: The story which originally appeared here is now irrelevant and has been replaced with this groundbreaking, history-making announcement: I'm thrilled today to be able to announcing a groundbreaking "industry accord" agreement which will have dramatic, positive ramifications for the future...

Golden rice exposed as fraud: Genetically engineered crop nothing more than biotech battering ram to crush GMO regulations

9/27/2013 - Everywhere you turn in the media, GMO propagandists are invoking so-called "Golden rice" as part of a false narrative that claims GMOs will save the world. Golden rice will save a million lives, blared the cover of TIME Magazine. Golden rice will give poor people critical nutrition and end suffering,...

Golden rice debunked: ten blatant contradictions and false claims of genetically modified rice

9/25/2013 - Golden rice is being touted by GMO advocates as a miracle cure for blindness and death. It is claimed that golden rice is genetically engineered to produce higher levels of beta carotene which the body converts to vitamin A, preventing blindness and death. These claims, however, have no basis in fact...

How to make a relatively arsenic-free perfect stove-top rice every time

9/21/2013 - The first thing you should do is find rice that contains relatively low arsenic levels. There have been reports of high arsenic content in rices grown in the USA, especially where cotton used to be grown with arsenic laced pesticides that have seeped into the same soil used for growing rice. Rice from...

GM Golden Rice: Miracle or menace? Top activists speak out

9/19/2013 - Supporters of genetically modified crops have a new darling to advocate, this time under the name "Golden Rice." Touted as a miracle for starving countries, the saffron colored rice is designed to prevent blindness caused by vitamin A deficiency. Once again, the crusade to promote yet more Frankenfare...

FDA deliberately deceiving Americans over arsenic in rice, chicken and other foods; contamination now widespread

9/15/2013 - There is arsenic in rice, and it's generally higher in brown rice than in white rice. Consumer Reports tested 223 samples of rice products in 2012 and found significant levels of arsenic in most of them, including inorganic arsenic (the really toxic kind). As Consumer Reports found, it's not unusual...

Toxic, cancer-causing arsenic found in rice products -- even organic rice milk

9/9/2013 - As a follow-up to an investigation it conducted earlier in the year on arsenic levels in popular fruit juices (http://www.consumerreports.org), the consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports has released a new report about arsenic levels in rice and rice products, the findings of which may come as a surprise...

Unapproved genetically-modified rice trials in U.S. have contaminated the world's rice supply

7/3/2013 - New evidence has emerged suggesting that the entire global supply of rice may have already been contaminated by unapproved, genetically-modified (GM) rice varieties manufactured by the American multinational corporation Bayer CropScience. A recent entry in the GM Contamination Register explains that...

China grows its rice on land contaminated with industrial waste

6/8/2013 - The news regarding the abysmal conditions in which China produces its food continues to go from bad to worse as new information reveals the absolute failure of the Communist Party's ability to create an environment of self-sustainability. Reuters reported May 22 that yet another food scandal has...

Seven ways to get more super-healing turmeric in your diet

5/27/2013 12:57:44 PM - You probably know by now that turmeric has been acknowledged as a potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer substance. Turmeric is a rhizome with edible roots that grow underground horizontally. It's actually related to ginger and somewhat resembles it outwardly. Turmeric's active ingredient,...

Exclusive: Scientific paper that announced high levels of lead in rice suddenly retracted by its author

4/21/2013 - A recent scientific paper that concluded imported rice was heavily contaminated with lead has been suddenly withdrawn by its author. Natural News has confirmed from the author, Monmouth University Chemistry Professor Tsanangurayi Tongesayi, that the paper is "recalled until further notice." The paper,...

Rice imported from China loaded with toxic levels of lead

4/15/2013 - A report released by the American Chemical Society reveals that rice imported into the United States from China and other countries contains very high levels of lead. The FDA has established a "provisional total tolerable intake" (PTTI) level for lead, but some of the rice samples tested for this...

Black rice: Rare yet highly nutritious

4/6/2013 - Although not very common, black rice is currently one of the healthiest food types that can be obtained today. Packed with a wide array of nutrients, black rice has a very rich and interesting history. As most people know, rice is a base food source in Asia. During the years when China was ruled by...

Organic rice farmer in India yields over 22 tons of crop on only two acres, proving the fraud of GMOs and Big Ag

4/3/2013 - Despite all the claims made by industry-funded hacks that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and other industrial agricultural methods are necessary for the future of humanity, it is the traditional growing methods that continue to shine through as the real sustainers of life. As reported by Gaia...

Is arsenic in food really a health risk?

10/23/2012 - Arsenic is an element all around us in the environment, found in soil, water, and air. Seeing that it's in these important parts of nature, it's easy to understand how it ends up in our food. However, it is known that high levels of arsenic in the human body can lead to nasty consequences, thus leading...

Potato, tomato and rice lectins may cause as much inflammation as wheat

10/19/2012 - One of the most detrimental physical impediments to good health is inflammation - not the acute kind, which takes place as a result of physical injury or infection, but the chronic, long-term kind that affects body systems and internal organs, and causes the immune system to attack healthy cells, thereby...

Sesame and rice bran oil can treat high blood pressure and cholesterol, study shows

10/6/2012 - A new study has found that a special blend of sesame and rice bran oils have the potential to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol naturally, providing healthcare professionals and patients alike with a natural, non-medicinal option for treating conditions that could become life-threatening. Recent...

Food inflation to be driven by record-high mass slaughtering of farm animals

9/28/2012 - The price of food is about to get a whole lot higher as a result of the mass slaughter of cattle stocks worldwide, which itself is a result of persistent drought conditions that have caused a shortage of staple food items, and a subsequent spike in animal feed costs. According to a new report out of...

Bad news for Celiacs: Arsenic in rice may make it even harder to eat gluten-free

9/26/2012 4:33:19 PM - A recent study found that almost all of the 60 rice products tested contained "worrisome" levels of arsenic. This is bad news for people with Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. Rice is the number one alternative grain consumed by people on a gluten-free diet, though rice consumption is by no ways...

GMO rice illegally tested on Chinese children as part of US-backed research project?

9/21/2012 - Chinese authorities are currently investigating allegations that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) worked with Chinese researchers back in 2008 to illegally test genetically-modified (GM) "Golden Rice" on rural Chinese children. Reuters reports that 24 Chinese children between the ages of six...

It's not just the U.S. - Food inflation will affect entire globe in 2013

8/28/2012 - Grocery prices in the United States have risen steadily for months now, but because of the drought here at home and other global market forces, food costs are set to skyrocket around the world as well, say experts. In addition to parched farmland throughout much of the U.S. and near the Black Sea,...

Human genes engineered into experimental GMO rice being grown in Kansas

5/2/2012 - Unless the rice you buy is certified organic, or comes specifically from a farm that tests its rice crops for genetically modified (GM) traits, you could be eating rice tainted with actual human genes. The only known GMO with inbred human traits in cultivation today, a GM rice product made by biotechnology...

Forget Lipitor and other statin drugs - The top 7 natural remedies to reduce cholesterol levels

4/23/2012 - Cholesterol is a natural byproduct of the liver and a necessary component of good health. Normal cholesterol is essential for cellular repair and development. It plays a critical role in the improvement of memory and learning, is the precursor to vitamin D production, and synthesizes sex hormones and...

Shocking levels of arsenic found in baby formula made with brown rice syrup

2/19/2012 - Think baby formula with brown rice syrup is the healthier choice? Think again: infant formula made with brown rice syrup may contain 30 times more arsenic than other formulas, according to a new study from Dartmouth College. Environmental chemist Brian P. Jackson led the team of researchers in their...

2012, another year of major food price hikes?

1/23/2012 - Food commodity prices have been on the rise over the past two years, which means food retailers, vendors, and restauranteurs have had to figure out creative ways to absorb these added costs while still offering quality products that their customers can afford. But it looks like 2012 will be a definitive...

Two important victories against evil GMO corporations and their seed spawn

1/11/2012 - With all the bad news about Monsanto and other corporations who create and promote GMOs, here's a couple of good news items from the last couple of years to relieve some doom and gloom. Hopefully, these victories against GMO companies, one by an individual farmer in Canada, the other by a large rice...

Brown rice protein powder - Increase muscle mass and stabilize weight

8/1/2011 - Protein powder is a supplement that has been used by bodybuilders and people simply looking to stay in shape; it is used to maximize the effects of their workouts and to build the muscle that they need to burn excess calories and to maintain a steady weight. Many protein powder products are on the market,...

Bill Gates, Monsanto hijack 'humanitarian aid' efforts to push GMO agenda

6/28/2011 - Those still in denial about the connection between the so-called "humanitarian" efforts of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the bigger agenda to thrust genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) on the populations of the world (among other things), need look no further than the Golden Rice Project...

Beans and Rice provide easy long storage, low costs, and high nutrition

5/14/2011 - Failing economies and rising food prices are getting a bit scary. Then there is the talk of food shortages looming, which is scarier. It is time to discuss beans and rice again for inexpensive, tasty, filling, and nutritious food staples, which can also be easily stored for extended periods. Buy...

Global food price inflation leads to world food crisis

2/19/2011 - The cost of staples from grains to meat to sugar continues to rise, raising fears of a global food crisis and ensuing political instability. In 2008, high food prices led to riots in 25 different countries. The specter of another such crisis reared its head in September when 12 people were killed...

Chinese companies mass producing fake rice out of plastic

2/15/2011 - The Chinese food contamination freak show is back in full swing with new reports out of Singapore indicating that certain Chinese companies are now mass producing and selling fake rice to unwitting villagers. According to a report in the Korean-language Weekly Hong Kong, the manufacturers are blending...

Governments hoard food stockpiles in anticipation of public uprisings

2/1/2011 - Economic failures, government corruption, banking system fraud -- these and many other factors have together contributed to the escalating turmoil that the world currently faces. The costs associated with everything from energy and fuel to food and health care have soared in recent years because of...

Nutrient rich germinated rice holds promise as a powerful health promoting food

1/30/2011 - Sprouted brown rice has a long tradition in Asia as a nutritious staple of the diet yet is just now becoming known in the West. During the germination of brown rice, important nutrients are enhanced along with many health supporting benefits. Throughout the world, grains have historically been either...

Food bubble collapse threatens survival of human civilization

1/18/2011 - The following article originally ran on NaturalNews in 2008 but was shifted over to Counterthink.com which ultimately got replaced with political cartoons. In light of today's sudden attention on the food bubble and the possible collapse of human civilization as described by author and environmentalist...

Attempted piracy never ends (Opinion)

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The top 10 superfoods I'm eating every day

11/22/2010 - In case you're curious, here's what I'm buying and using right now from the realm of superfood supplements. But before I get to that list, please note that my No. 1 source for superfood is actually my local grocery store where I buy fresh, organic blueberries, raspberries, celery, lettuce greens, yams,...

Rejuvenate Plus superfood is high in DNA and RNA with sprouts, chlorella and more

11/18/2010 - The list of superfood products I consume on a daily basis is a very short list, and the quality of products on that list keeps getting better each year. You probably already know that when I blend up a superfood fruit smoothie, I add a scoop of Rejuvenate Berries & Herbs, which is an extremely delicious,...

Boku Super Food releases first ever nutrition food bar created by healthy people

11/9/2010 - The Boku Super Food company (www.BokuSuperfood.com) has released the world's first nutrition bar designed by health-conscious people. More specifically, this bar was designed by NaturalNews readers! Here's the amazing story... Back in 2008, after realizing there wasn't a really good nutrition bar...

Nutrition discovery: black rice rivals blueberries as source of healthful antioxidants

9/14/2010 - In ancient China, nobles commandeered every grain of a variety of black rice known as "Forbidden Rice" for themselves and forbade the common people from eating it. Now 21st century scientists have discovered that black rice truly is a treasure -- at least when it comes to nutrition. In fact, a spoonful...

Tocotrienols (rice bran solubles) deliver a powerhouse of plant-based nutrition

8/4/2010 - Among all the superfoods available today, some are quite well known such as acai and spirulina, but others are lesser known even though they offer remarkable nutritional density. One of these "little known" superfoods is rice bran solubles -- it's a super delicious and highly nutritious superfood that...

Monsanto: The world's poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit

7/30/2010 - At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100...

Brown rice and other whole grains can prevent type 2 diabetes

7/6/2010 - Natural health advocates have long advocated nutrient-dense whole grains over the bleached and processed kinds, like white rice and white bread. Brown rice, for example, is loaded with fiber, B vitamins, phytochemicals and other nutrients. Scientists are now documenting that it has specific disease-fighting...

Gourmet "truly raw" organic almond butter from Sicily now available at NaturalNews Store

6/30/2010 - Thanks to efforts by the USDA and the Almond Board of California, it is illegal for commercial almond producers in the United States to sell raw almonds. The almonds now have to be fumigated with chemicals or pasteurized (cooked) to meet "food safety requirements" that really have nothing to do with...

X-Balance superfood makes a delicious, nutritious chocolate milk drink for adults and kids

5/26/2010 - Remember the taste of chocolate milk? That wonderfully sugary, chocolaty fatty taste is one you'll probably never forget. And I bet you wouldn't think you could recreate that taste with something that's actually good for you... but now you can! One of my favorite all-time superfood powders is called...

Eat brown rice to prevent high blood pressure, lower heart attack risk

5/3/2010 - The rate of cardiovascular disease is much lower in Japan than in the U.S. and now scientists at the Cardiovascular Research Center and Department of Physiology at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia think they know why. People in Japan eat rice virtually every day and rice -- especially...

Review of new brown rice protein products: Boku Super Protein, SunWarrior, Jay Robb, Growing Naturals

4/6/2010 - For those who enjoy high-quality plant-based proteins for your smoothies or protein shakes, there are some remarkable new products you'll want to know about. In this article, I reveal three new organic sprouted brown rice protein products that represent the best of the best in the plant-based protein...

As Times Get Tough, It is Time for Beans and Rice

1/24/2010 - With jobs getting scarce and the economy falling amidst rumors of food shortages in large communities, here is a suggestion. Use bulk rice and beans. You'll cut your food costs considerably if you shop for bulk rice and beans at your local organic food supplier. Good nutrition and high fiber, and a...

Cherie Soria Part III: A Virtual Cooking Class and the Great Greek Salad

9/7/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Cherie Soria shares a fantastic raw food recipe called the Great Greek Salad. Rawkathon with Cherie Soria . Cherie Soria teaches raw food "cooking" classes and is the author...

A Real Reason to Boycott Whole Foods?

8/24/2009 - Whole Foods is in a public relations crisis. After its CEO John Mackey posted a widely-read opinion piece that insisted Americans have no intrinsic right to health care, it was slammed with angry liberal customers who picketed stores and organized a national Whole Foods boycott at a Facebook page now...

Red Yeast Rice Lowers Cholesterol: Study Backs Up Centuries of Traditional Use

6/30/2009 - Research just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concludes a nonprescription, natural supplement -- red yeast rice -- has significant cholesterol-lowering effects. However, one important part of this story is that this isn't really a new discovery at all. Red yeast rice, a bright reddish purple...

Review of the Best Plant Protein Powders - Nutribody, SunWarrior, LivingFuel, Nutribiotic

12/12/2008 - It's challenging to get quality proteins into your diet if you eat a mostly plant-based diet. And thanks to all the scary chemicals in many of the conventional meat products available today, most health-conscious consumers are actively seeking to limit their meat consumption or eliminate it altogether. What...

Study Shows Red Yeast Rice and Fish Oil Reduce Cholesterol

11/17/2008 - A combination of fish oil, red yeast rice and lifestyle changes can produce as great a decrease in cholesterol levels as prescription drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Health System and published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. "These results...

Cheap Food Bubble Has Burst: Expect to Pay More to Eat From Now On

10/22/2008 - Food prices are only going to keep rising, and will likely never return to their prior levels, the Times newspaper has reported food experts as saying. Already Bangladesh, Haiti, Egypt, the Philippines and several countries in West Africa have experienced rioting over the high costs of basic staples...

Could You Be Poisoning Your Family?

10/1/2008 - Until the 1980's, when it became commonplace in commercial agriculture, arsenic was not much of a concern to the average consumer. But in the new millenium, it seems to be in the news more frequently than ever. It is showing up in places unexpectedly. One reason for this is that when arsenic is put...

Food Riots Have Already Begun as Global Grain Prices Skyrocket, Supplies Dwindle

10/1/2008 - Riots and other forms of civil unrest have already broken out around the world in response to a global grain shortage and surging food prices. According to data from the World Food Program and the early warning and global information system of the Food and Agricultural Organization, street protests...

Researchers Find an Increase in Organic Crops Would Help the World Food Supply

8/31/2008 - Over a year ago, researchers presented a solution for world hunger: a switch of even half of North America's and Europe's farming regions to organic methods could produce enough food to feed the current world's population. This shift has the added benefit of improving the environment. Talk about an...

EPA, American Chemistry Council Conspire to Remove Toxicologist From Panel on Flame Retardant Safety

8/21/2008 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dismissed an award-winning neurotoxin specialist from a toxicology review panel in August, in compliance with a request from the industry lobby group the American Chemical Council. Deborah Rice, currently an employee of the Maine Department of Health and...

Study Finds Chinese Red Yeast Rice Good for Your Heart

8/21/2008 - A clinical study on patients who have suffered a heart attack found that a partially purified extract of Chinese red yeast rice, Xuezhikang (XZK), reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks by 45%; revascularization (bypass surgery/angioplasty), cardiovascular mortality, and total mortality by one-third;...

Review: SunWarrior Protein Wins Editor's Choice Award for Raw, Vegan, Brown Rice Protein Concentrate

7/1/2008 - If you're into a plant-based diet and all the health and performance benefits that come from eating plants, it's difficult to find a high-quality source of supplemental protein. Until now, traditional sources have been soy protein, yellow pea protein, hemp seed protein, brown rice protein and mesquite...

Health Freedom Warning: Drug Company Seeks to Outlaw Vitamin B6 to Protect Pharma Profits

6/25/2008 - Big Pharma is constantly finding new ways to destroy the natural supplements market, in much the same way that the American Medical Association once sought to destroy the chiropractic industry (for which it was later found guilty of conspiracy in U.S. courts, by the way). The latest attack against vitamins...

NutraCea Invests in Rice Science to Bring Benefits of Stabilized Rice Bran to the Masses

6/22/2008 - The rice bran ingredient manufacturer NutraCea has entered an agreement with HerbalScience Singapore to create two joint ventures to expand research, development and marketing of products based on stabilized rice bran. The two companies are forming a third company, Rice Science, to develop stabilized...

Solutions to the Global Food Crisis

6/20/2008 - Today we actually have several converging crisis and the news sounds bad but have you noticed how they manage to package everything in the media? Things are worsening on almost every front yet they manage to put a good face on events. Items that would have been crushing news only six months ago today...

The Economics of World Hunger

6/7/2008 - Food has become the new gold. Investors weary of the real-estate bubble-burst have poured millions of dollars into grain futures. This has succeeded in driving up prices even more. Now we are witnessing a global panic as nations are waging a run on our wheat harvest. Foreign investors have begun...

Spiraling Food Prices Result in Deadly Violence Around the World

5/21/2008 - Anger and political unrest over escalating world food prices is becoming increasingly violent. Higher prices for the basic food commodities used by developing countries have produced clashes in Egypt and several African states. The government of Haiti has fallen from a political segue that started with...

The Biofuels Scam, Food Shortages and the Coming Collapse of the Human Population

4/23/2008 - It was one of the dumbest "green" ideas ever proposed: Convert millions of acres of cropland into fields for growing ethanol from corn, then burn fossil fuels to harvest the ethanol, expending more energy to extract the fuel than you get from the fuel itself! Meanwhile, sit back and proclaim you've...

The Whole Story About Whole Foods Market

3/24/2008 - Organic food has become the mantra of consumers who are aware of the dangers of pesticides, chemicals and hormones used in the growing and processing practices of the commercial food industry. Many of us have come to trust stores making the implied agreement with us that the food they are selling is...

Understanding the Transition From Seed Corn to Biofuels

3/21/2008 - We are about to witness and experience the greatest sustained rise in grain prices seen in the last 30 years. This rise will include wheat, rice, and maize; these three comprising over 90% of all grains cultivated on the planet. Let's do some digging to figure out what is causing this sharp increase. The...

EPA, American Chemistry Council Conspire to Remove Toxicologist Deborah Rice from Panel on Flame Retardant Safety

3/4/2008 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dismissed an award-winning neurotoxin specialist from a toxicology review panel in August, in compliance with a request from the industry lobby group the American Chemical Council. Deborah Rice, currently an employee of the Maine Department of Health and...

Boku Super Food: An Astonishing New Premium Superfood Product Reviewed by the Health Ranger

1/30/2008 - Let me say emphasize right from the start that NaturalNews has absolutely no financial ties to the product or company I'm about to introduce to you. I've been paid nothing to review this product, and I don't earn a dime off its sale. Nevertheless, I'm incredibly excited to reveal this organic, nutrient-dense...

The Coming Financial Collapse of America (and Why Today's Market Bloodbath is Only a Small Taste of Things to Come...)

1/22/2008 - Americans have always been fond of the idea of getting rich without effort by putting their money in things that produce no profits and then magically being able to ride those investments, milking them for spending cash that supports a drunken spending lifestyle. From 1998 - 2001, that profit vehicle...

FDA Moves to Shut Down Red Yeast Rice Distributors Online

9/20/2007 - On August 9th the FDA issued a warning to the public against buying or consuming three red yeast rice products sold on the internet. The FDA stated as their primary reasons for this action; "The products may contain an unauthorized drug that could be harmful to health. The products are promoted...

Genetically modified rice may pack more antioxidants

3/19/2007 - (ConsumerWellness.org) Rice genetically engineered to produce more flavonoids was found to have higher antioxidant activity than unmodified rice, in a joint German-Indian study published in Metabolic Engineering. The rice was specifically engineered for the purposes of the study and has not been approved...

USDA approves mass planting of GM rice made with human genes

3/9/2007 - For the first time, the USDA has given preliminary approval for large-scale planting of a genetically engineered food crop containing human genes. The rice grains, produced by California-based Ventria Bioscience, synthesize a human immune protein. The public comment period for this decision lasts until...

Air pollution causing steady decline in India's rice production

12/22/2006 - A U.S. research team has found evidence suggesting that India's shrinking rice harvests -- which have been declining since the 1980s -- have been caused by the polluted clouds that are shrouding a large portion of South Asia and reducing sunlight and rainfall. In the study, reported in Proceedings...

Red yeast rice clinically shown to reduce cholesterol levels just as well as statin drugs

12/12/2006 - Eating Chinese red yeast rice (RYR) may lower cholesterol levels as effectively as statin drugs, but without the negative side effects often associated with long-term statin use, according to new Chinese and Norwegian research. Researchers from the University of Tromso in Norway, Shanghai University...

USDA approves genetically engineered rice that contaminated U.S. food supply; safety tests skipped

11/29/2006 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last week that it has deregulated a genetically engineered variety of rice that contaminated the U.S. rice supply over the summer. The rice -- a special long-grain variety created by Bayer CropScience called LL601 -- invaded non-genetically modified...

Greenpeace calls for global ban on American rice after GM contamination discovered

8/29/2006 - After traces of unapproved, genetically modified (GM) rice from Bayer -- known as LL Rice 601 -- was found in commercial batches from the United States, Greenpeace called for a global ban on rice from America. "Rice is the world's most important staple food and contamination of rice supplies by Bayer,...

GM rice invades food supply; scientists baffled over source

8/21/2006 - Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that trace amounts of a bioengineered variety of long-grain rice had been found in samples of commercial rice, and that the contaminated rice may have entered the food supply. Bayer CropScience,...

Must-read for pet owners: Exclusive, shocking interview with Dr. Lisa Newman on the horrors of pet food ingredients (part 1 of 4)

12/20/2005 - Mike: Hello, this is Mike Adams. I'm here with Dr. Lisa Newman. Thanks for joining me today. Newman: Well, thanks for having me today, Mike. Mike: You are the founder of the Azmira Holistic Animal Care product line. You also run a pet care clinic, correct? Newman: Well, it's not a veterinary...

The A-List: Top Products Recommended By Mike Adams

5/24/2005 - These are products and services I personally use and highly recommend to others. They include health products, technology products, services and food & grocery items. Nobody pays to be listed here. I do not earn affiliate fees, kickbacks or sponsorship fees of any kind for listing products here. Health...

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