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|11/9/2016 - Farmers' markets are growing in popularity worldwide. And now wonder: these markets provide benefits not just for the farmers and the people who buy from them, but for their communities and even the planet as a whole.
Although there is no legal definition of the term "farmers' market" -- thus allowing...|
|7/16/2016 - Global food waste has become an increasingly concerning problem that the world needs to address. According to The Guardian, 60 million tons of produce, or one-third of all the world's foodstuffs, are wasted by retailers and consumers on an annual basis.
As a result of consumer and retailer rejection...|
|6/11/2016 - I have an important warning today for all those people who are poisoning themselves to death by juicing non-organic produce: STOP what you are doing and think for a minute about how juicing really works.
Juicing is an extraction technology that pulls liquids and nutrients out of fresh produce items...|
|5/5/2016 - Aldi has been getting a lot of good press lately, thanks to more environmentally and ethically conscious decisions being made by its leadership. Just last week, Natural Blaze reported that Aldi is going to be replacing processed, sugar-packed snacks in the checkout aisles with healthier alternatives,...|
|5/2/2016 - The 10th largest cotton producer in the world is giving up on Monsanto's genetically modified Bt cotton. Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton producer, has been having some serious problems with the quality of the cotton being produced from Monsanto's GM seed. The strands of cotton being produced are far...|
|2/3/2016 - Scientists are beginning to uncover the mechanisms by which plants -- which depend upon sunlight to provide them with energy -- protect themselves from the damaging effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays. Most recently, in a study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, researchers...|
|1/5/2016 - When "progressives" speak about unsustainable food production, they often go after meat products as being among the worst foods for the health of our planet. But did you know that the amount of water required to grow a single serving of almonds using conventional methods closely rivals that of a hamburger...|
|12/17/2015 - New strains of GM crops that produce pesticides in their own tissues are being approved without rigorous safety testing, even though they may carry "serious health and environmental risks," according to a research review conducted by scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the...|
|12/7/2015 - For the Chinese, this is considered to be a major scientific breakthrough. For the planet, however, probably not so much.
As reported by the UK's Telegraph, the Chinese are set to open the world's largest animal "cloning factory" in the near future, that is expected to produce one million calves...|
|11/24/2015 - The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has officially released its 2015 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, giving people all across the country the opportunity to make smarter purchasing decisions when shopping for produce.
The free report, which is issued annually, contains a list of the top...|
|11/10/2015 - Produce high in pesticide residues may lower men's sperm count and quality, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and published in the journal Human Reproduction on March 31.
Men who ate food highest in herbicide, insecticide and fungicide residue had half the sperm...|
|6/19/2015 - Passionate about health and the great outdoors, Coloradans are insistent on producing more food locally, a move that would greatly reduce carbon footprints, provide more transparency and supply communities with fresh produce year-round.
While commercial food production continues to be exposed as...|
|6/13/2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is attempting to sidestep an amendment to the infamous Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that was originally intended to exempt small food producers from having to comply with excessively burdensome food safety protocols appropriate only for large factory...|
|5/9/2015 - If and when the SHTF -- or if you simply want to live off the grid -- you'll need a long-term survival/self-sufficiency plan. What this means is that, if you want to lead an existence that's not too radically different or primitive compared to the standard of living most of us are used to presently,...|
|4/10/2015 - Farmers may be able to harness the algal blooms caused by agricultural runoff into a viable product, thereby preventing dead zones in not just local waterways but across larger regions, according to a new study conducted by researchers from and presented at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of...|
|3/27/2015 - Recently, scientists took a huge leap forward in developing a radically new form of immunization. Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute reported in February that they had successfully used a new form of gene therapy to induce monkeys to produce an antibody that deactivates HIV.
|3/23/2015 - China has a dastardly reputation for producing garbage consumer products of poor quality that may contain things like toxic heavy metals and lead paint. But the world's largest economy (by some measures) is increasingly exporting garbage food products as well, including tainted berries that reportedly...|
|1/23/2015 - It's official! As of today, Natural News has a print farm up and running near Austin, Texas, producing small but steady quantities of the very same 3D printable parts the world will soon be able to download for free from www.FoodRising.org
Photos below show some of the parts we have begun to produce...|
|11/26/2014 - Serving mystery meat, French fries, sugar drinks and Jell-O on a tray is no standard of care, especially for a hospital, which should be leading the way -- boosting patients' ability to heal with the most nutrient-dense foods. Sadly, hospitals have evolved into conveyor belts over time, serving processed...|
|9/24/2014 - An investigation by Reuters reveals that the practice of using antibiotics in poultry feed expands much further than government officials had previously thought. Investigators reviewed hundreds of pages of "feed tickets," documents issued by feed mills to chicken factories owned by six major poultry...|
|9/17/2014 - That certification stamp on egg cartons is supposed to be a sign of quality, but according to a new lawsuit, an egg industry trade group called United Egg Producers, was using the stamp of certification as a manipulative tool. UEP coerced egg producers to join as members of their cult and engage in...|
|8/8/2014 - Organic food really is better for you, revealed the largest review of published data on organic food ever conducted. An international team of researchers from Newcastle University in the UK looked at 343 peer-reviewed studies comparing organic and conventional crops, and came to the conclusion that...|
|7/24/2014 - Several years ago, Natural News announced the launch of the world's first online buying club for organic and non-GMO foods, Green PolkaDot Box, which offers healthy foods and consumer products to the public at wholesale prices. Well, now, this pioneer in clean living is unveiling a new concept that...|
|7/22/2014 - The rapid expansion of the natural health industry is taking the world by storm. More and more people are reading food labels now and demanding products with clean labels, low heavy metals and organic certification.
Here's a wrap-up of some recent launches: Two new books, a new "living produce" IndieGoGo...|
|7/11/2014 3:00:18 PM - The future of food production could end up doing away with the growing fields and even the sun. A Japanese plant physiologist has developed an indoor growing system that he says produces lettuce 250 percent faster than traditional farms, requires far less water and generates significantly less produce...|
|6/12/2014 - The largest natural and organic retailer in the U.S. has taken a bold move that could make fruits and vegetables safer for everyone. Thanks in large part to the dedicated efforts of just one conscious man from North Carolina, Whole Foods Market has agreed to stop supplying "conventional" produce grown...|
|5/1/2014 - It's no secret that non-organic apples contain pesticides, but new information demonstrates that upwards of 80 percent of them may also contain diphenylamine (DPA), a chemical banned in Europe. DPA, which is regulated as a pesticide, is said to keep produce from turning dark colors while in storage....|
|4/25/2014 - The embattled American consumer can't seem to catch a break. Gas prices remain high, electric rates are rising, clothing is becoming more expensive, school debt is piling up, taxes are climbing, healthcare costs have not come down and food prices -- wow. Everything that costs money is rising, while...|
|4/24/2014 - If you live in Oregon, the lights to your house may be powered by the incineration of aborted babies. This has been confirmed by the British Columbia Health Ministry which told the pro-life Life Site News organization that "biomedical waste" including aborted fetal tissue was routinely shipped to Oregon...|
|4/18/2014 - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that Russia will not import any more GMO food products or seeds.
The Russian government has taken a bold stand against genetically altered food ingredients, believing there is no need for them in their country. Medvedev also declared that Russia...|
|4/9/2014 - Although medical applications may still be several years away, researchers have developed a new cancer screening technique that uses 25 times less radiation than a current mammogram but produces a dramatically better image.
"This new technique can open up the doors to the clinical use of computed...|
|3/31/2014 - The term hybrid, which you'll often see in seed catalogs, refers to a plant variety developed through specific, controlled cross-breeding between two parent plants. Usually, these are naturally compatible within the same species. This is the kind of hybridization that takes place naturally in the wild....|
|3/26/2014 - The adrenal glands are responsible for producing major hormones that help the body reproduce and adapt to stress. The adrenal glands produce over 50 hormones that are absolutely essential to your health and vitality. When the adrenals get overworked, it creates adrenal fatigue which can be devastating...|
|3/11/2014 - A suo moto probe has been issued in India, as dangerous levels of pesticides continue to show up in produce served in India's open markets. Suo moto probes are often issued by courts when the subject matter is dire and of public interest.
Upon the revelation of new findings in early March 2014, the...|
|2/21/2014 - According to a report in Advances in Nutrition, a journal published by the American Society for Nutrition, it's high time that we take a closer look at the health benefits of pale produce, not just colorful ones. The report, "White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients," outlines the benefits...|
|12/9/2013 - Food banks or food pantries are non-profit charitable organizations that find ways to collect, store and distribute free food to the truly needy.
Most who help out are volunteers, and their funding depends largely on the government, non-government foundation grants, businesses and individual donations....|
|11/13/2013 - The USDA has announced its intention to allow China-grown chicken meat to be imported into the USA. "The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that China is eligible to export processed, cooked chicken to the United States," says an official announcement...|
|10/23/2013 - One of the biggest complaints people who raise backyard chickens have is that commercial feed costs are often prohibitively expensive, especially when trying to raise chickens naturally without genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides. But did you know that many common garden weeds make...|
|8/31/2013 - With staggering food prices and shortages looming, there's no better time to grow your own produce. Sadly, most greenhouses are expensive to build and impractical to heat during cold, wintery conditions. Thankfully, a solution is found with the Walipini. Developed for South American mountainous regions...|
|8/12/2013 - Summer heat presents problems for fresh produce wilting and losing its vitality. There are some simple ways to utilize them so they can be transformed into edibles that can linger in your fridge without spoiling.
Or they can simply be used immediately in ways to beat the heat while avoiding the heat...|
|6/22/2013 - Every five years, a special government committee meets to discuss updates to the official Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a public advisory on how the federal government thinks we all should eat and live. And this year, a member of the committee has come forward with ridiculous statements about how...|
|3/30/2013 - The incredible success and sustained growth of the organic movement over the past several decades has led to many positive changes for the general food supply, which include the increased availability of clean food. But there is a common misperception among many in the natural health community that...|
|3/4/2013 - With food prices steadily rising over the last several years, by as much as five percent, families are scaling back and going without many staples just to put a meal on the table. Or worse, resorting to 'bargains' like fast food specials, subsidized SNAP junk food or just plain instant noodles to fill...|
|2/21/2013 - When it comes to foods, superfoods and even nutritional supplements from China, "organic" is largely a hoax. This is my opinion, of course, but I've been researching the issue quite extensively as the key decision maker for new products in the Natural News Store. And I've come to the conclusion that...|
|2/19/2013 - What you are about to read is 100% true to the best of my knowledge, and it all started in September of 2012 when we were in the process of launching the Natural News Store and receiving organic certification from the USDA.
I knew we wanted to offer chlorella under our own brand name, but I had heard...|
|10/2/2012 - The world of genetic engineering has fallen even further into the surreal with the announcement that New Zealand "scientists" have unveiled a genetically modified mutant cloned cow which they say produces a reduced-allergen milk for consumption by human babies. This is being reported by the BBC and...|
|8/25/2012 - With all of the different pesticides used to grow fruits and vegetables today you may wonder if it's safe to eat any non-organic produce at all. The answer is yes, you should still be eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, whether they are all organic or not. Of course organic produce...|
|4/4/2012 - Just as predicted, the scientific community's genetic engineering fetish is quickly degenerating into a no-holds-barred, genetic-tampering freak show of dastardly proportions. According to the Houston Chronicle, researchers at Texas A&M University (A&M) have unveiled a new line of genetically-modified...|
|2/24/2012 9:59:17 PM - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produce a publication called Preventing Chronic Disease, and a couple of months ago, they published a study that looked at the availability of fruits and vegetables among low income communities in various racial concentrations in an effort to determine...|
|1/1/2012 4:16:18 PM - Like everything else in life, eating is a matter of consciously making wise choices. It is something everyone must do to keep the body healthy and alive, which is the practical purpose for eating.
Unfortunately for many, the purpose of eating has become centered around satisfying the tastes the tongue...|
|12/4/2011 - A Denver, Co., public school has set the bar high for reconnecting the next generation of children with the food they eat. ABC 7 News in Denver reports that Denver Green School (DGS), an urban "innovation" school, has brought new life to an unused, one-acre athletic field by turning it into an organic...|
|8/24/2011 - A couple of researchers from the University of Alberta (U-A) in Canada say they have come up with a novel new way to eventually end the practice of having to apply environmentally-harmful fertilizer chemicals to commercial crops.
Unfortunately, though, the plan has nothing to do with eliminating...|
|8/17/2011 - You may have heard of resveratrol, a miracle antioxidant found in grape skins (and many other foods) that's linked to a lower risk of heart disease and enhanced longevity. Unlike other antioxidants such as anthocyanins, which give blueberries their color and are an integral part of the fruit, plants...|
|8/10/2011 - Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids is crucial for the development and maintenance of the brain and nervous system, especially in young children (https://www.naturalnews.com/016353.html). And a new study published in the journal Pediatrics adds to this, having found that pregnant women who supplement...|
|7/29/2011 - Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC, has released its latest edition of its Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The guide helps supermarket shoppers make healthier choices by offering a quick reference to the "Dirty Dozen" list (the produce...|
|7/29/2011 - When it comes down to pure consumer preference, the majority of Americans prefer organic food over conventional food, according to the results of a new poll released by NPR. Most Americans also prefer to obtain produce from either a farmers market or from a home garden rather than from a supermarket,...|
|7/6/2011 - Most health-conscious individuals are aware of the dangers surrounding conventional produce, but what about seemingly-healthy organic produce? While organic produce may not have as much exposure to pesticides, it could possibly contain a chemical used by the U.S. military that is also a key ingredient...|
|6/22/2011 - Conventional farming methods may gradually be going the way of the buffalo, at least for many smaller-scale farmers who are discovering the practical and financial benefits of switching to organic techniques. The Morning Call (TMC) reports that many dairy farmers are making the transition to organic...|
|6/10/2011 - Marijuana offers strong protective qualities against radiation exposure. Since fewer and fewer people have the financial resources to continually purchase all the helpful things they will need perhaps growing weed in our backyard will offer the public one of the best anti-radiation solutions in the...|
|6/6/2011 - Even as the veggie blame game is now under way across the EU, where a super resistant strain of e.coli is sickening patients and filling hospitals in Germany, virtually no one is talking about how e.coli could have magically become resistant to eight different classes of antibiotic drugs and then suddenly...|
|4/18/2011 - There has been a lot of press lately about radiation from the Fukushima disaster being found in our food supply. Many people around the world are being told to avoid drinking milk and eating vegetables due to the contamination. Even though our government is downplaying how widespread this contamination...|
|4/17/2011 - Forget diamonds and cash. Rapid inflation and the tanking US economy have birthed a whole new wave of organized crime involving food. The New York Times (NYT) reports that a group of highly-sophisticated scam artists recently pulled off a massive food heist involving eight tractor-trailer loads full...|
|4/4/2011 - There seems to be no limit to the violations of natural law that will be committed in the name of "science." The latest is an effort to make cows produce human breast milk by using genetically modified embryos crossed with human genes, then implanted into surrogate cows. The result is a cow that produces...|
|2/28/2011 - More and more consumers and corporations are touting the benefits of "local" foods, often described as "sustainable," "healthy," or "natural." According to the trade publication, Sustainable Food News, "local" as a marketing claim, has grown by 15 percent from 2009 to 2010, and it's likely that number...|
|2/16/2011 - Right on the heels of the USDA's decision to deregulate GM alfalfa (https://www.naturalnews.com/031196_GE_alfalfa_GMOs.html), the U.S. Department of Agriculture has now decided to completely deregulate genetically engineered corn used for ethanol production. This is just the latest Frankenfood horror...|
|2/14/2011 - In an article posted on January 3 of this year, I predicted a rise in food prices resulting from freak weather events (https://www.naturalnews.com/030903_predictions_2011.html). Here's what I said in that article:
By the end of 2012, I predict significant food supply disruptions in North America,...|
|12/22/2010 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2751 yesterday with a 216 to 144 vote (yes, many members of the House did not even vote). The so-called Food Safety Modernization Act now heads to the President to be signed into law.
When witnessing such a moment in history when the federal government...|
|12/1/2010 - The Food Safety Modernization Act looks like it's headed to become law. It's being hailed as a "breakthrough" achievement in food safety, and it would hand vast new powers and funding to the FDA so that it can clean up the food supply and protect all Americans from food-borne pathogens.
|11/20/2010 - The characteristic blight of Detroit, Michigan, could soon be transformed into a patchwork of thriving urban farms and gardens. According to a new report out of Michigan State University (MSU), conservative estimates hypothesize that urban farms just in the city could provide enough local produce to...|
|9/8/2010 - The word itself emits a certain energy. But what does it really mean when a product has the word "organic" on it? Or when an entire package is labeled "organic"?
The word "organic" refers to the way foods are produced and handled. Food labels that include the word "organic" mean the food was produced...|
|9/7/2010 - Federal health officials are pushing hard this year to convince everyone to get the flu shot, but according to reports, this will only be possible if drug companies are able to produce the vaccines quicker than they did last year. So in order to make this happen, the government is doling out roughly...|
|9/2/2010 - Mainstream nutritionists often claim that conventional produce is no different than organic produce. But a new study recently published in the online, peer-reviewed journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) One proves otherwise, revealing that organic fruits and vegetables pack a greater nutritional...|
|8/16/2010 - We already know that cloned beef has entered the food supply both in the United States (https://www.naturalnews.com/023718_food_beef_cloned.html) and the UK (https://www.naturalnews.com/029411_cloned_beef_food.html). Now, thanks to revelations from JR Simplot, a U.S. company specializing in the cloning...|
|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...|
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|6/1/2010 - The USDA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a shocking report (http://www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/24601-08-KC.pdf) about the condition of the nation's industrial meat supply. It turns out that a lot of the U.S. meat supply is tainted with veterinary drugs, pesticides and heavy metals.
|3/2/2010 - We all know about them - pesticides and waxes that cover our produce. Although there are many fruit and vegetable washes available in supermarkets, it's simple to make your own homemade blend that will work just as well and at a fraction of the cost. So why, then, would you pay all this money for something...|
|2/9/2010 - The last juicer I recommended was the Breville juicer. I own two of them, and they are top-of-the-line juicing appliances that can transform fresh fruits and vegetables into healing, nutrient-rich juices right from your kitchen counter. But today, I have incredible news for you about a truly revolutionary...|
|1/2/2010 - Organic produce is nutritionally superior to so-called "conventional" produce, according to a comprehensive review conducted by researchers from the University of Aix-Marseille for the French food agency (AFSSA) and published in the journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development.
"This critical literature...|
|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...|
|8/12/2009 - You've all heard the good news about resveratrol, commonly known as the "red wine nutrient." There's more to resveratrol than red wine, though, and it's helpful for far more than just preventing heart disease. It's also phenomenal for maintaining a healthy cholesterol balance and even supporting increased...|
|7/14/2009 - Colostrum has been called the promise of life. It is the first food, in which all the immune and growth factors that insure health and vitality are transferred from the mother to the newborn. Research has shown that colostrum is the one supplement that can bring help to everyone that uses it, largely...|
|6/23/2009 - The evidence is in. Eating a plant based diet is the key to health and longevity. The only question left is how to get the best value for each dollar you have to spend on fruits and vegetables. The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization devoted to human and environmental health, has...|
|4/1/2009 - Just how good is resveratrol at preventing cancer and heart disease? It's so good that drug companies are trying to mimic its molecules in order to claim they're "creating" a new drug to prevent heart disease.
But this is Mother Nature's miracle drug -- only it's not a drug. It's a molecule synthesized...|
|3/17/2009 - Up until recently, U.S. pork producers were worried about tightening profit margins across their industry. Now many of them are smiling, and it's all because of Paylean, a drug that is netting them more cash for each hog they sell. Consumers of pork products may not be too happy though, since most of...|
|3/10/2009 - Many women are so confused and frightened about hormone replacement that they have decided to forget about it. This reaction is not surprising because almost daily there is a new scare headline blaring at them about how hormone replacement causes cancer or even brain shrinkage. Women who were recently...|
|2/26/2009 - [This is part three of a three-part interview with Myra Goodman, co-founder, along with her husband Drew, of Earthbound Farm (www.ebfarm.com), which is perhaps the most well-known name in organic produce in America. With this article, we kick off an exciting, ongoing "Know the Growers" series, in which...|
|1/30/2009 - When hormones are in optimal amounts and balanced, the body is ready to play the music of life. Like an orchestra when some of the players have taken the day off, the body can't make beautiful music without all of its hormones being present and working together. Achieving hormonal balance takes some...|
|1/26/2009 - Nothing gives a boost in the dead of winter like planning for the earth's awakening in the spring. This year more people than ever will reunite with nature through their victory gardens. Last seen at the end of the World War II, these gardens have come to represent our fight to regain control of our...|
|1/22/2009 - The Consumer Wellness Center, led by Executive Director Mike Adams (editor of NaturalNews) has announced its third grant in its Nutrition Grant Program. The Consumer Wellness Center (CWC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to promoting nutrition education. The Executive Director position is a non-paid...|
|1/7/2009 - When hormones are in optimal amounts and balanced, the body is ready to play the music of life. Like an orchestra when some of the players have taken the day off, the body can't make beautiful music without all of its hormones being present and working together. Achieving hormonal balance takes some...|
|10/29/2008 - Dr. Solomon Snyder from Johns Hopkins determined that the embarrassing aroma of flatulence is caused by a gas which lowers blood pressure. The team at Johns Hopkins reported its conclusions in the October 24 edition of the journal Science.
Over the past twenty years, biologists have been intrigued...|
|10/11/2008 - Overeating is a self perpetuating habit which has devastating health effects. The habit sets off a series of events which short circuit the normal signals the body gives to regulate eating habits. All this leads to wide spread inflammation, contributing to chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes,...|
|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...|
|8/23/2008 - Victory gardens are popping up all over. Last seen during World War II, these gardens now represent our fight to regain control of our lives and our health. They are the first battlefields against the increasing corporate tyranny, a battle that may end with us throwing off the philosophy of every man...|
|6/9/2008 - Because we advocate so highly that at least 70% of your diet by volume should be fresh, live produce --high water content vegetables and fruit -- this is a question we get asked a lot. We'd like to go over the pros and cons of both, so that you can make an informed decision, and get what's right for...|
|6/2/2008 - There are many reasons why informed consumers are avoid consuming cow's milk today, such as the fact that milk increases stagnation and can promote sinusitis and asthma. There are humanitarian and ethical reasons, too; avoiding milk means not condoning the abuse of dairy cows on conventional dairy farms....|
|5/30/2008 - America loves its processed fast food. However, the reality is that fast food is not so fast. Produce is routinely shipped such great distances that by the time it arrives at its destination, a good portion of its nutritional value is lost, and through processing, even more. Multinational corporations...|
|4/14/2008 - There's a new plot underway to sterilize your food and destroy the nutritional value of fresh produce. The players in this plot are the usual suspects: The USDA (which backed the "raw" almond sterilization rules now in effect in California) and the American Chemical Society -- a pro-chemical group that...|
|10/8/2007 - Public and environmental health is being severely threatened through the institution of animal factory farming, which pollutes our water, air, soil and even our bodies with harmful chemicals and pollutants. Corporations now have taken over the practice of family farming and have developed cost-saving...|
|9/17/2007 - These days, it seems increasingly difficult to know what to shop for at the grocery store. Is organic always better than conventional? What if it's an "organic" product that's been flown half-way around the world, burning up fossil fuels that contribute to global warming? How do you decide what's better:...|
|3/28/2007 - The new "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce," recently released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), is a quick and easy reference to which fruits and vegetables are the most and least contaminated with chemical pesticide residues. The guide is available as a free download at www.foodnews.org
|2/8/2007 - Thailand has authorized compulsory licenses to produce generic versions of two patented drugs, one being a HIV/AIDS antiretroviral drug, breaking the patents held by drug companies.
The decision comes at the protest of the World Health Organization, which wanted the country to come to a compromise...|
|2/6/2007 - The well-known saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," is actually derived from the old English saying:
"To eat an apple before going to bed
will make the doctor beg for his bread."
The undisputed benefits of eating apples, however, can be further multiplied many fold by the consumption...|
|12/19/2006 - Direct record electronic voting machines (DREs) that are considered "software dependent" -- meaning an undetected bug could lead to undetectable changes in election outcomes -- have been under fire since their implementation. Last week, the Technical Guidelines Development Committee narrowly rejected...|
|11/28/2006 - Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently reported the development of a natural, edible food coating to help prevent bacteria such as E. coli from infecting fresh produce.
The researchers' report -- published in the Nov. 29 issue of the Journal of Food and Agricultural Chemistry...|
|6/27/2005 - In a study exploring DHEA-replacement therapy as a weight loss technique, researchers gave test animals large doses of both DHEA and the drug fenfluramine. According to Dr. Ray Sahelian's DHEA: A Practical Guide, "Even a hot fudge sundae with fresh bananas and dark chocolate syrup couldn't get [the...|
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|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...|
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