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Health Ranger Posts "Jugo de Cana" Video Showing Raw Cane Juice Extraction in Ecuador

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: Jugo de Cana, sugar cane, health news

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(NaturalNews) Most people are familiar with processed cane sugar, but very few people in first-world countries have ever seen or consumed raw, unprocessed cane juice, which is actually quite healthy.

To show people what raw cane juice looks like (and how it's processed), Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) visited a Jugo de Cana roadside stand in Ecuador and filmed the making of the cane juice. The video is available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5Wytd2zn8

It shows the use of a diesel engine to power a large, belt-driven cane juicing machine. Raw sugar cane stalks are fed into the machine, which produces the juice that's served directly to customers -- nothing added, nothing taken out.

Some Americans and first-world citizens are appalled at the video, expressing grave concern for health standards, the use of child labor and other elements shown in the video. In response to such concerns, Adams says, "Silly gringos. People who have never traveled the world have no idea how most of the world actually lives, and they even seem offended by it."

The children in the video, Adams explains, are the family members who help run the family business. "Virtually all businesses in rural South America are family-run operations. These cultures have strong family ties, unlike in North America where parents send their children off to daycare to let somebody else raise them."

And the health concerns of an open-air juicing operation? "The world is not a sterile place," says Adams. "When you eat the fresh, raw fruits and juices of South America, you attain a remarkably strong immune system that allows you to eat a little dirt, drink a little bacteria and ingest a few germs without any ill effects."

North Americans are fanatically preoccupied with antibacterial soaps, antibiotics and other dangerous chemicals that actually breed superbugs which are far more dangerous than the natural, "in the wild" germs found in South American foods and beverages, says Adams.

Raw cane sugar is rich in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and even living enzymes. It is green in color and rich in taste. Cane is actually a type of perennial grass. You can read the fascinating history of sugar cane harvesting and processing on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarcane

It is important to note that while raw, fresh sugar cane juice is quite healthy, the processed, bleached and nutrient-depleted white sugar made from it is quite devastating to human health.

Watch the Health Ranger's Jugo de Cana video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5Wytd2zn8

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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