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Top 12 American poisons disguised as food, drink, candy or medicine

3/17/2016 - Let it be said; let it be known. The majority of Americans are completely clueless when it comes to avoiding toxins that cause all the major PREVENTABLE diseases, including cancer. You would think that they don't even know what the word preventable means. There are all kinds of diets out there that...

Opt for healthy, natural treats this Easter instead of toxic GMO candy to save your family's health

4/3/2015 - This Easter may be the time you decide to pass on the high-fructose corn syrup jelly beans instead of sticking to the, "It's a holiday, so it's okay" mentality. While Easter is right around the corner and the excitement is building, so too are unhealthy Easter treats. Just about everywhere you turn,...

IQ-challenged U.S. patent office awards trademark for the word 'candy' to app developer

2/1/2014 - The word candy, which is used to describe literally thousands of confectionary creations the world over, is about as general of a descriptor as there ever was - which explains why the term was never patented. Until now, that is, thanks to some brain death at the U.S. Patent Office. As reported...

Nearly all gum and candy contain either toxic GMO corn syrup or nerve-disrupting aspartame

1/17/2014 - Do you chew gum? Which kind - the pesticide corn syrup kind or the nervous-wreck, sugar-free kind? Do you like breath mints? Which kind - pesticide corn syrup or agitated, sugar-free? How do you feel about food agents that are toxins and cause nervous disorders? Do you feel that it is fair that food...

Desperate farmers turn to feeding their cattle candy loaded with corn syrup

8/21/2012 - Desperate times call for desperate measures, and no question the current drought spanning much of the nation's mid-section has left many a farmer desperate. For some cattle; however, things are pretty sweet at the moment. That's because as feed becomes harder to get and more expensive, some farmers...

Merck's deceptive new entertainment product campaign pushes drugs like candy on young children

6/22/2012 10:35:39 AM - The same multinational drug company responsible for thrusting the Gardasil vaccine on masses of young boys and girls is now targeting children with a deceptive new advertising campaign that likens allergy medication to candy. Adweek and others are reporting that Merck & Co. has leeched itself onto...

Candy bars recalled after tests reveal lead contamination

2/9/2011 - An Indiana-based candy company has voluntarily recalled a line of sour candy after testing revealed that it was contaminated with lead. Officials from the California Department of Public Health discovered that the candy bars were contaminated with 0.24 parts per million of lead - well over twice the...

Diabetes rises 1% among U.S. children and teens following Halloween candy blitz (satire)

11/1/2010 - Diabetes rose 1% among U.S. children and teens yesterday as tens of millions of households handed out literally thousands of tons of candies made with refined white sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). The event, of course, is called "Halloween," and each year it subjects tens of millions of children...

The Bitter Side of a Sweet Treat: Giving Candy to Kids may Lead to Violent Crimes

10/29/2009 - Most parents are aware that too much refined sugar isn't good for their kids. Now a new study indicates that children who are given sweets on a daily basis are more likely to end up as violent adults. The Welsh study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, examined data on more than 17,000...

Halloween Warning: Candy Made in China May be Contaminated with Toxic Melamine

10/31/2008 - This Halloween, children across the United States may be poisoned with toxic melamine, a potentially deadly chemical that causes severe kidney damage, liver damage and even death. This chemical is found in chocolates and candy products made in China, which is now embroiled in a global melamine scandal...

This Halloween, Say No To Candy Containing GM Sugar

10/26/2008 - Parents in Brazil are refusing to feed their children products made using genetically-modified sugar, according to an article at Food & Water Watch. Halloween is just around the corner, and unbeknownst to many American parents, foods like Kellogg's cereal and Hershey's chocolate may be made with sugar...

Halloween sugar, food additives and the commercialization of holidays

10/30/2007 - This year at the annual sugar-and-food-additives fest for children called "Halloween," I think parents should skip the middle step of handing out candy and just hand out Ritalin directly to the kids. I say this in jest, of course, since I am adamantly against the use of Ritalin in children, but let's...

American Diabetes Association receives millions each year from junk food companies, candy manufacturers and pharmaceutical firms

11/27/2006 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently rewrote its guidelines on accepting corporate sponsorships from companies that sell unhealthy foods in an effort to appear unbiased, but critics say the charity group's willingness to take money from junk food companies and pharmaceutical firms has already...

Don't spook kids by giving nutrient-lacking candy this Halloween

10/30/2006 - Adults, please don't fall into the candy-giving trap this Halloween when those adorable, costumed-clad kids ring your doorbell. Halloween does not have to be a mandatory give-out-sugar today! You see, handing out candies -- or what I call blood-sugar bouncing "treats" -- is a "tricky" proposition....

M&M candy factory forced to close due to infestation of mice, cockroaches

6/30/2006 - The Chicago Public Health Department was forced to close an M&M Mars Inc. candy factory after orders to correct health violations were ignored following a June 21 inspection of the facility. Dr. Terry Mason, city health commissioner, said "Every licensed food establishment operator in this city,...

American Diabetes Association peddling nutritional nonsense while accepting money from manufacturer of candy and sodas

6/1/2005 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently announced a three-year, multi-million dollar alliance with Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB) to help combat obesity and diabetes in America by stressing the importance of making smart nutritional choices. According to an ADA press release...

Tylenol introduces candy-like pain medication with strong minty taste and instant cooling effect

8/22/2004 - Tylenol has now decided to transform its potent, over-the-counter drugs and pharmaceuticals into candy for kids. Johnson & Johnson, the maker of Tylenol, has introduced Tylenol Cool Caplets, a candy-like medicine that offers adult-strength pain medication with a strong, minty taste. This is described...

Vitamin makers sell candy multivitamins to children

7/8/2004 - How do you get a child to take their vitamins? Hide them in a sugary lollipop or gummi bear. As we're seeing in today's marketplace, more and more candy vitamin products are becoming available for children, and their sales are skyrocketing. But is it good nutrition? To answer that question, you have...

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