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|4/27/2015 - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a lawsuit against Kraft Foods Group and Mondelez Global, alleging that the companies engaged in price manipulation of wheat and wheat futures.
The lawsuit concerns activities that took place in 2011, before the now-defunct company Kraft...|
|4/24/2015 - Monsanto, a corporation known for its genetically modified (GM) seeds, Roundup Ready herbicide and Agent Orange, always seems to be in the run to settle a lawsuit of some kind to keep their business running.
Just recently, we had the Monsanto-Maui case were Maui voted to ban GM crops until they are...|
|2/27/2015 - The missing link behind what causes gluten intolerance and celiac disease, and why prevalence of these two autoimmune conditions has risen dramatically over the past several decades seemingly without cause, may have more to do with how conventional wheat is grown in the U.S. today rather than what it...|
|1/26/2015 - The general consensus among medical professionals is that whole grains are an essential component of our diet. After all, everyone knows that grain products comprise the entire base of the United States Department of Agriculture's official food pyramid, and that adults should consume between 6 and 11...|
|12/5/2014 - Wheat is getting roughed up lately by all kinds of people, from gluten free advocates to medical professionals. There certainly is no shortage of ammunition to call out wheat products as dangerous to your health, but do we really know the whole story about this popular grain?
Perhaps it is time to...|
|12/4/2014 2:22:04 PM - The mystery behind skyrocketing rates of Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and other wheat-related illnesses may not have anything to do with wheat or even gluten, but rather the process by which conventional American wheat is grown and harvested.
Unbeknownst to most consumers is the fact that...|
|11/4/2014 8:07:40 PM - It seems that every few years we hear of another diet fad or food fad. In the last few years gluten is getting all of the attention. How can wheat or other common grains--fixtures of the American diet--be causing such problems?
What is gluten? Gluten is the protein found in wheat (including spelt,...|
|10/21/2014 - A field of unregulated genetically modified (GM) wheat has been discovered growing wild in Montana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced.
No varieties of GM wheat have been approved for cultivation in the United States, but this is the second plot discovered growing on its own...|
|10/6/2014 - Monsanto's business model is falling apart right in front of their own face, because the biotech firm blatantly disrespects the property rights of farmers, contaminating their fields with unauthorized genetically modified seeds. These unapproved GMO seeds inevitably cross-contaminate farmers' fields,...|
|7/10/2014 - Let's face it: The word superfood has become overused. This title, which was originally intended for foods whose nutritional value considerably exceeded that of the average fruit or vegetable, seems to be attached to almost any natural food these days. Mainstream health magazines are particularly guilty...|
|5/9/2014 12:59:13 PM - The growing popularity of going gluten-free, spurred in large part by a steady uptick in cases of celiac disease and related gluten intolerances, has set the mainstream media on the defense with a stream of articles now condemning the diet as just another fad. A recent piece by ABC News, for instance,...|
|3/3/2014 - Wheatgrass is a gluten-free food prepared from the young shoots of the wheat plant, Triticum aestivum, which grows in temperate regions throughout Europe and the United States. Consumption of wheatgrass only became popular in the Western world in the 1930s, when an American chemist, Charles L. Schnabel...|
|2/26/2014 5:37:05 PM - A silent epidemic known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), which is now believed to afflict nearly 300,000 children under the age of 18, could be the result of undiagnosed gluten sensitivity or even celiac disease (CD) in some children, suggests a little-known study published in the Saudi Journal...|
|12/22/2013 - It's not difficult to find research lamenting the poor nutritional value of enriched white flour. Consuming this omnipresent flour - which has been processed, bleached and stripped of all its nutrients - has been repeatedly linked to constipation, diabetes, cancer and more. Often, these conditions are...|
|11/26/2013 - Over the last several years, many who value health are becoming aware of the dangers of gluten, especially when it's consumed as modern wheat. Severe digestive distress, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ADHD, multiple sclerosis and even mental illnesses such as schizophrenia are just a few of the...|
|11/12/2013 12:37:03 PM - Panic must really be setting in for the wheat industry these days, as consumers increasingly seek to avoid food products that contain gluten. According to the latest available figures, as many as one in three people, or about 105 million Americans, now actively shun gluten due to diagnosed celiac disease,...|
|7/17/2013 - Another piece in the complex puzzle of what causes autism and other related behavioral disorders appears to have been identified by a new study published in the open-access journal PLoS One. Researchers from Columbia University in New York found that wheat, and particularly wheat gluten, triggers a...|
|6/19/2013 - Buckwheat flour is a nutritious and energizing flour that is sourced from the flowers of the buckwheat plant, which is native to Northern Europe and Asia. Because it is free of gluten and wheat, it has become popular as a substitute to white or enriched flour, especially among diabetics and people seeking...|
|6/17/2013 - The recent surprise discovery of illegal Monsanto "Frankenwheat" growing in farm fields in eastern Oregon is just the tip of the iceberg as far as contamination is concerned, says a prominent research scientist. According to Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), illegal...|
|6/17/2013 - American wheat farmers are outraged over the recent discovery of unapproved genetically-modified (GM) wheat growing in Oregon, and one Kansas wheat farmer has decided to go on the offensive by suing the company responsible for this impetuous crime: Monsanto. Farmer Ernest Barnes of Morton County, located...|
|6/13/2013 - It might sound drastic, but the torching and removal of unwelcome genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is precisely how the people of countries throughout Europe, Asia, and elsewhere have effectively stopped the commercial deregulation of dangerous GMOs in the past. And it may be the only effective...|
|6/7/2013 - There is a grand conspiracy theory at work to destroy the value of U.S. wheat crops, Monsanto recently told mainstream media reporters in a telephone conference. The contaminated GE wheat recently discovered in Oregon didn't get there by escaping Monsanto's open-air GMO experiments, the company claims....|
|6/5/2013 - The next wave of farmer backlash against Monsanto has just been unleashed by Ernest Barnes, a wheat farmer in Morton County, Kansas. He filed suit this week in the U.S. District Court in Wichita, Kansas, alleging that Monsanto's genetic pollution has financially damaged himself and other farmers.
|6/2/2013 - News about the GMO contamination of U.S. wheat crops seems to be spreading faster than the GMOs themselves. On Friday, South Korea joined Japan in announcing a halt on imports of U.S. wheat due to the USDA's recent announcement that commercial wheat grown in the USA is contaminated with Monsanto's genetically...|
|6/2/2013 - A mainstay in most Western diets, wheat is normally not associated with mental illness. Yet research has shown an intolerance to compounds within the grain can cause major neurological issues, including psychotic breakdowns. Far from a benign food, wheat has been linked with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder...|
|5/31/2013 - It has already begun: Japan has just cancelled a large contract to purchase U.S. wheat. "We will refrain from buying western white and feed wheat effective today," Toru Hisadome, a Japanese farm ministry official in charge of wheat trading, told Reuters.
As many readers well know, I predicted precisely...|
|5/31/2013 - Whether you already suffer from known intolerances and toxic reactions to gluten or you're proactively looking to improve your overall health, avoiding the infamous grain protein altogether may seem a bit daunting at first -- but only at first. As greater numbers of consumers begin to educate themselves...|
|5/30/2013 - The genetic apocalypse we've been warning about for years may have already begun. The USDA just announced they found a significant amount of genetically engineered wheat growing in farm fields in Oregon. As the USDA announced yesterday, "...test results of plant samples from an Oregon farm indicate...|
|5/29/2013 - It is no secret that the number of people with either gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance, the latter of which is often diagnosed as Celiac disease, is on the rise all across the world. But what is commonly misunderstood about the difficulty or inability to digest wheat-containing foods is that...|
|5/1/2013 - It is one of the only major food crops left without a genetically-modified (GM) counterpart, but this could soon change if the Australian government gets its way in approving a GM wheat variety developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), an agency of the Australian...|
|1/16/2013 - The case against gluten seems to have been closed with recent research from a Brazilian research team that published a report in the January 2013 Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. It seems to have put an exclamation point on the wheat belly controversy.
Lacking scientific data confirming the mechanics...|
|1/8/2013 6:36:35 PM - Brain fog, or cognitive dysfunction, is an increasingly common condition in today's society. It is characterized by a lack of mental clarity and poor concentration, and almost everyone has suffered from it at some point in their lives. Due to the subjective nature of brain fog, however, it is often...|
|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...|
|10/17/2012 - This title is the same as a recent GreenMedInfo.com. It contains a list of over 200 health problems, with celiac disease at the top and including many more not normally associated with gluten intolerance.
The author and founder of GreenMedInfo.com, Sayer Ji, prefers the term gluten toxicity to gluten...|
|9/20/2012 - Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has developed a novel variety of genetically-modified (GM) wheat that contains an altered protein and enzyme-suppressing mechanism that some scientists are now saying could cause serious problems for the human liver. A...|
|9/13/2012 - Genetically engineered wheat contains an enzyme suppressor that, when consumed by humans, could cause permanent liver failure (and death). That's the warning issued today by molecular biologist Jack Heinemann of the University of Canterbury in Australia.
Heinemann has published an eye-opening report...|
|9/10/2012 - All set to order that next sandwich on wheat bread? Using wheat-based pasta instead of regular spaghetti noodles tonight because you've been told wheat-based foods are better for you?
Not so fast, says one doctor.
William Davis, a cardiologist, calls modern-day wheat a "chronic, perfect poison"...|
|9/1/2012 - The wheat in our daily bread today is not the same wheat of a little over 50 years ago. It is a hybrid that attains only half the height of those old film and photo scenes showing "amber waves of grain."
Wheat has been genetically morphed into a high glycemic index (GI) food that spikes your blood...|
|8/30/2012 - General obesity is an epidemic. But it's possible to experience belly fat without being generally obese with fat enlarged torso, arms, and legs that demand waddling while walking. Your arms, upper torso, face, and legs can appear normal with an extended belly and expanded waistline.
|8/17/2012 - Wheat today is not what it used to be. It is more of a hybrid version of 19th century and earlier versions of wheat our ancestors relied on for their daily bread. The same is true for a few other grains.
Today's wheat is a genetic modification of horticultural or agricultural specie combining. This...|
|4/14/2012 - The Standard American Diet, otherwise referred to as S.A.D., consists of low quality factory farmed meats, over-processed packaged foods with vitamins and minerals added back in, condiments, and a leaf of iceberg lettuce as the vegetable for the day -- SAD indeed.
Packaged processed foods made with...|
|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...|
|2/29/2012 - Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, semolina, kamut, barley, spelt, triticale, bulgur and rye and forms an elastic-type protein that helps bind molecules, causing flours to rise during baking. Its presence in certain flours contributes to a delicious, chewy bagel or bread dough; however, it is...|
|1/31/2012 - Wheat grass is composed of the young shoots of wheat before stalks form a head with grain. It contains no wheat gluten, and is considered by many natural health professionals to possess healing properties. Wheat grass is, by composition, a superfood. This is due to wheat grass's heavy concentration...|
|11/3/2011 - What if you were eating right and following the advice of all your doctors to eat more "healthy grains" but continued to gain weight with worsening blood work? Millions of Americans continue to follow the diet backed by the ADA (American Diabetes Association), AHA (American Heart Association) and many...|
|6/8/2011 11:22:37 AM - Australia's first trial of genetically modified wheat and barley is under way near Narrabri, New South Wales in the south-eastern area of the country. The goal of the GM wheat is said to be more nutritious bread (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/gm-wheat-trial-begins-amid-secrecy-20110527-1f8hl.html).
|5/3/2011 - The roots of Einkorn wheat grain reach back over 12,000 years ago, to the Epi-Paleolithic period in the rich soils of Western Asia called the Fertile Crescent. As the first wheat species grown by man in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A and B periods (circa 7500 BCE), Einkorn is considered the purest form...|
|4/24/2011 - Biotechnology giant Monsanto has announced plans to start testing genetically modified (GM) wheat, in spite of prior failures to gain acceptance for the technology.
GM food crops already on the market include corn, soy and sugar beets. Monsanto attempted to introduce GM wheat in the early part of...|
|4/8/2011 - Many people are growing interested in following a gluten-free diet. Whether a person suffers from gluten sensitivity or has full-blown celiac disease, following a gluten-free diet can be beneficial to people for numerous reasons already discussed on this website. So, if a person has chosen to follow...|
|3/31/2011 - Recently grains have been vilified: gluten is blamed for a variety of digestive disorders. Carbs are blamed for weight gain. And many people insist that soaking grains is necessary for good digestion. Is it possible that organic whole wheat is unhealthy? If you shy away from grains, here are five surprising...|
|3/27/2011 - Lower yields and continually-rising demand has sparked a sharp rise in prices for wheat and beef in the US. And extended drought conditions across Texas, which is the nation's largest cattle producer and second-largest winter-wheat grower, has contributed to the overall US cattle herd now being the...|
|12/21/2010 - In arguing for S.501, the "Food Safety Modernization Act," there are all sorts of attorneys, legislators and internet commentators who keep claiming, "The government won't try to control the food production of small farms." They say, "Your backyard garden is safe" and that the feds won't come knocking...|
|2/22/2010 - The Sara Lee company stands accused today of engaging in blatant greenwashing through its highly misleading marketing of its new "EcoGrain" bread.
The Cornucopia institute has released news describing how this product line by Sara Lee is made with "toxic agrochemicals" even though it's being marketed...|
|1/25/2010 - Monsanto, the multinational agriculture giant most known for its propagation of genetically-modified (GM) crops, has decided to resurrect its pursuit of GM wheat. Abandoned in 2004 due to opposition from American growers, merchants, and consumers, Monsanto's GM wheat program is making a comeback.
|10/8/2009 - With 78% of Americans saying they are trying to eat more whole grains, wheat might be the typical go-to for breads and other baked products. Wheat is commonly overused which can lead to food sensitivities and intolerances, with wheat allergies on the rise. Some even suffer from a condition known as...|
|9/2/2009 - Research has shown that obtaining nutrients through a naturally healthy diet is far more effective than trying to achieve health through synthetic nutrients found in pills and supplements. A daily dose of wheat germ oil is the perfect way to enrich your diet and nourish your body with a high concentration...|
|6/30/2009 - Sprouting takes a nut or seed that is dormant and brings it to life. You can watch as a food that has been sitting in a bag on a shelf for months begins to grow a little sprout and transforms. One of the easiest foods to sprout is buckwheat. Buckwheat becomes packed with live enzymes and vital nutrients...|
|4/2/2009 - Most health conscious people don't think of waffles and pancakes when they think of breakfast, but it turns out that both foods are highly nutritious and health promoting if the right ingredients are used. A recent study from a team of researchers in Madrid, Spain has highlighted the healthy aspects...|
|3/26/2009 - Triticum speltum, known as spelt, is a grain much like wheat. In fact, some experts have called it the grandfather of wheat. It was known in Biblical times and has seen a dramatic rise in popularity in the past two decades. Spelt is high in fiber and manganese. It also contains good amounts of copper,...|
|3/5/2009 - Buckwheat`s name is deceiving. It is not a wheat, but a seed (ref: http://www.therawfoodworld.com/product_info.php?cPath=100150_100148_100278_100277&products_id=1002048), and has abundant qualities which make it an excellent food to add to one`s diet. It is easy to cook and normally available cheaply...|
|2/27/2009 - What is white flour? It is from the same wheat plant as whole wheat, but the grain has been bleached and the outer hull, or shell of the grain has been removed. The outer shell is hard and protects the soft inner layer that we eat. However it contains most of the nutrients and the food value in the...|
|10/14/2008 - Wheat germ is the most nutritious part of the wheat kernel. In fact, it is one of the most nutritionally dense foods available. When subjected to yeast fermentation, wheat germ becomes a source of two biologically active substances: 2-methoxy-benzoquinone and 2,6-dimethoxy-benzoquinone. Following fermentation,...|
|9/3/2008 - Droughts caused by global climate change have led to a drop in wheat production, a worldwide shortage and high food prices around the world.
The global wheat supply is at its lowest point in 50 years, with only an estimated 10 weeks of supply left. This has been one factor pushing the prices of bread,...|
|8/25/2008 - Living with a food allergy makes living in our fast paced world difficult, especially for a child. It is reported by The UCB Institute of Allergy that 13% of the population in Europe alone suffers from food allergies. The numbers for the United States are strikingly similar.
The food allergy that...|
|5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...|
|2/14/2008 - Recently, a reader asked for details about what natural health products are pure. This discussion is ongoing and endless because so many interesting and new methods of preparation appear regularly on the market.
There are some rules that we can follow that serve us pretty well. To begin with, an...|
|8/28/2007 - An anticipated shortage in worldwide wheat supply led to panic buying on August 23 and caused prices of the grain to skyrocket. This has led to fears that worldwide food prices may rise, with devastating consequences for the poor.
The panic began when Canada announced an anticipated wheat harvest...|
|11/27/2006 - -- New research published in the journal Science suggests that cross-breeding domesticated wheat with wild wheat can re-activate a naturally occurring gene that increases levels of iron, zinc and protein.
Researchers from the University of California at Davis found that a single gene found in domesticated...|
|11/7/2006 - Adult rats that ate whole wheat products during pregnancy were less likely to have female offspring that develop breast cancer, according to a new study. The new findings indicate that "it might be beneficial to include whole wheat in the diet when one is expecting," according to Dr. Leena Hilakivi-Clarke...|
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|1/15/2006 - Steve Diaz: I'm speaking to Carol Macintosh. She is the owner of Evergreen Wheatgrass Juice. Carol, you were talking about the difference between indoor wheatgrass and outdoor wheatgrass?
Macintosh: Right. Wheatgrass, for the most part, has been grown on trays for 60 or 70 years. That's the only...|
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