Health News Releases
About the chemical Azodicarbonamide (baked in bread)
NBC NEWS Article by Katie Little February 7, 2014
When the chemical "azodicarbonamide" is baked in bread, it produces the "carcinogen urethane"
It's in some of Subway, Starbucks, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Wendy's, Arby's and Jack in the Box products, 9-grain wheat, Italian white and sourdough breads, Thomas English muffins and Dunkin' Donuts bakery items. Subway announced plans to remove the ingredient from its bread but did not say when. At Starbucks, a shift is already underway.
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Sugar and Your Immune System
January 29, 2014 - undergroundhealth.com - by Dr. Linus Pauling - Alternative Health Atlanta.
EATING ANY KIND OF SUGAR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REDUCE YOUR BODY'S DEFENSES BY 75% OR MORE FOR FOUR TO SIX HOURS.
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From the Harvard School of Public Health
Eating healthy vs. unhealthy diet costs about $1.50 more per day
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The healthiest diets cost about $1.50 more per day than the least healthy diets, according to new research from HSPH. Additional costs could be a burden for low-income families but could also mitigate the health costs of eating an unhealthy diet, HSPH experts say. Read the full article
What Science Says About Getting A Flu Shot
November 8, 2013 / GreenMedInfo
The information contained in this article was not gathered from internet websites or blogs. It came from peer-reviewed literature written by scientists with the best credentials for commenting on the topic. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/what-science-says-about-getting-flu-shot
China's Food Scandals Remind Us Why We Should Eat Local
May 13, 2013 / Care2.com
The food scandals in China also alert us all to the importance of seeking out vegetables, fruits and other foods that we can trace the origins of and that are grown locally, especially at a time when the U.S. imports about 20 percent of its food and is likely to start importing more. http://www.care2.com/causes/chinas-food-scandals-remind-us-why-we-should-eat-local.html
Study Links Monsanto's Roundup to Autism, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
Sunday May 5, 2013 / NationOfChange.org
Genna Reed, News Analysis: A new review of hundreds of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate-the major component of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide-sheds light on its effects within the human body. The paper describes how all of these effects could work together, and with other variables, trigger health problems in humans, including debilitating diseases like gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. http://www.nationofchange.org/study-links-monsanto-s-roundup-autism-parkinson-s-and-alzheimer-s-1367764115
Glyphosate: A Trajectory of Human Misery
by Heidi Stevenson - April 28th 2013 - GreemMedInfo.com
Glyphosate was first introduced in 1974 and has become the world's most dominant herbicide. Estimates put glyphosate-tolerant GM (Genetically Modified) crops at 90% of all transgene crops. Glyphosate has likely caused more damage to human health than any other chemical ever produced. Glyphosate is systemic in plants, so it cannot be washed off. If it's used on a crop, it will be in the food produced from it. All the soy, sugar, cotton, and corn that ends up in packaged foods is carrying glyphosate into our bodies. READ THE FULL ARTICLE http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/glyphosate-trajectory-human-misery?utm_source=GreenMedInfo+Weekly&utm_campaign=2c0691525a-Greenmedinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_62bb7ef31e-2c0691525a-86966281
How Monsanto Went From Selling Aspirin to Controlling Our Food Supply
Sunday April 21, 2013 / By Jill Richardson, AlterNet
Monsanto controls our food, poisons our land, and influences all three branches of government. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/15856-how-monsanto-went-from-selling-aspirin-to-controlling-our-food-supply
GMO Scientist Seralini Backs US GMO Awareness and Labeling Advocates
APRIL 6, 2013 / NATION of CHANGE
Thanks to Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini, the first scientist to ever complete a full lifetime study on GMO crops, a full two-year lifelong assessment as compared to Monsanto's own tests that were always limited to no more than 90 days. Any normal food ingredient or additive is generally tested fairly stringently in most countries before approval, however, starting with President George H.W. Bush's administration's decision to declare GMOs "substantially equivalent" with no real research being done has allowed them to skate through the regulatory process.
Read the full article and see the video: http://www.nationofchange.org/gmo-scientist-seralini-backs-us-gmo-awareness-and-labeling-advocates-1365261412
How to Avoid Fake Organic Products
SUNDY MARCH 24, 2013 / ANTHONY GUCCIARDI / PROGESSIVE JOURNALISM FOR POSTITIVE ACTON
Thanks to corporate loopholes and profit-driven manufacturers, it's harder than ever to really know what you are putting into your body. Such as "Fake Health Companies" that are subsidiary corporations that are actually owned by major parent companies like Coca-Cola, that really don't care about the quality or health effects of their products. Coca-Cola only removed a known carcinogenic chemical after being forced to do so by the state of California has acquired Odwalla and Honest tea. http://www.nationofchange.org/chinese-organic-contamination-how-avoid-fake-organic-products-1364133089
GM salmon rejected by Whole Foods, Trader Joe's,
Aldi and other food retailers
Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Mike Adams / NaturalNew.com
Whole Foods announces mandatory GMO labeling by 2018;
Here's how it happened. Saturday, March 09, 2013 by Mike Adams / NaturalNew.com
This announcement deals a significant blow to Monsanto, DuPont and all the GMO pushers who openly admit that they want consumers to remain ignorant about what they're eating. http://www.naturalnews.com/039405_Whole_Foods_GMO_labeling_Monsanto.html
Salty diet may increase risk for autoimmune diseases.
Michelle Castillo / CBS News/ March 7, 2013, 11:08 AM
A new study finds another reason to cut down on the salt: Increased salt intake may trigger and sustain some autoimmune diseases.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health, there are more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases that affect 23.5 million Americans.
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Mediterranean diet may be better for your heart.
Michelle Castillo / CBS News/ February 25, 2013, 11:38 AM
If you want to reap heart-healthy benefits, you may want to go on the Mediterranean diet that emphasizes Seafood, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, beans, nuts, legumes, seeds, herbs and spices.. READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Baby Boomers Living Longer, Not Healthier
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am ABC NEWS Medical Unit, Katie Moisse
Baby boomers are living longer lives than their predecessors, but not necessarily healthier lives, according to a new study that warns of rising health care costs. "Exercise and diet continue to be very important as we get older, and it's never too late to quit smoking,"said Schaffner. READ THE FULL ARTICLE
FDA: 'Nuking Fruits & Veggies Will Make Them Safer.' Huh?
Tell the FDA: Don't Irradiate My Veggies!http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=9263
Why we need labels on all factory-farmed food.
BBy Ronnie Cummins, Director, Organic Consumers Association
Common Dreams, January 17, 2013
They're also ruining our health. A growing chorus of scientists and public health advocates warn that the intensive and reckless use of antibiotics and growth hormones leads to factory-farmed food that contains antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
How to Stop the Next Pandemic: End Factory Farming
By Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks, The Daily Take | Op-Ed Wednesday, 16 January 2013 14:01
Factory farms, according to Dr. Greger, are the, "perfect storm environments for the emergence and spread of these super-strains of influenza."
Citizens Call for GMO Labeling in Washington; The Movement Continues
Mike Barrett, NATURAL SOCIETY / New Analysis: Saturday 5 January 2013
As the movement comes during the same time that a New Mexico law calls for mandatory labeling of GMOs, it is obvious that individuals everywhere are still deeply concerned over the issue of GMOs
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Major U.S. Companies Drop Genetically Engineered Foods in Europe but not in USA.
Poland bans cultivation of GM maize, potatoes.
WHAT'S IN THAT PORK?
The January 2013 Consumer Reports article posited that low dose antibiotics used in pork feed may be "accelerating the growth of drug-resistant SUPERBUGS that threaten human health." Our analysis of pork-chop and ground-pork samples from around the U.S. found that yersinia enterocolitica, a bacterium that can cause fever, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, was widespread. Some samples harbored other potentially harmful bacteria, including salmonella. And there are more reasons to be concerned about "the other white meat."
Read the report:http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/pork0113.htm
December 10, 2012 by: Jon Rappoport - Food Democracy Now calling Prop 37 election vote fraud
On December 4, YES ON 37 votes climbed over the six-million mark: 6,004,628. Food Democracy Now reported it. Suddenly, the YES ON 37 votes reversed! That's right. They went back to the previously reported number: 5,986,652. Read the full article: http://www.naturalnews.com/038295_proposition_37_vote_fraud_GMO_labeling.html
December 7, 2012 - MSG is Dangerous-The Science Is In, double blind studies on the effects of MSG have been done http://www.foodrenegade.com/msg-dangerous-science/
Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed health care organization in the United States, has advised its members against GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in food. "GMOs have been added to our food supply since 1994, but most people don't know it because the United States does not require labeling of GMOs " Click here to read the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Fall 2012 newsletter
Yesterday, the city of Cincinnati became the first in Ohio to pass a resolution to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food
November 16, 2012 Food & Water Watch
GMO babies now being engineered in labs under guise of preventing incurable disease.
Friday, November 16, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer naturalnews.com.
Read the Article: http://www.naturalnews.com/037993_GMO_babies_incurable_disease.html
Genetically Modified Cows Created to Produce "Human Breast Milk"
by Anthony Gucciardi Updated 11/02/2012 naturalsociety.com
It appears genetically modified babies, lab monkeys, genetically modified mosquitoes, and even human-hybrids are not enough for some geneticists who continue to modify the very genetic coding of nature more and more each day. In the latest creation unleashed by scientists, human genes have successfully been inserted into genetically modified cows that now allow them to produce "human" milk - milk that has the very same properties as human breast milk. Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/genetically-modified-cows-to-create-human-breast-milk/#ixzz2Cmn9KNnI
September 19, 2012 8:08 AM Reported arsenic levels in rice prompt concern - CBS This Morning. (CBS News) Consumer Reports found significant levels of arsenic in apple juice earlier this year, and now, the magazine has a new study, showing many brands of rice also contain the toxin. Read the full article: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505269_162-57515656/reported-arsenic-levels-in-rice-prompt-concern/?tag=nl.e875&s_cid=e875
September 9, 2012 On Its 40th Birthday, the Egg McMuffin Is Celebrated as a "Wholesome Breakfast Choice". (care2) - The English muffin by itself contains more than 30 ingredients, including high fructose corn syrup, sugar, artificial flavors, azodicarbonamide and calcium peroxide.
As for that "fresh cracked egg," it's prepared with an ingredient called liquid margarine, which is made of liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, etc. In other words, it's an egg that's cooked in trans fat. Few Americans are under any delusions that the bacon (processed with sodium nitrite) and the cheese (labeled as "pasteurized process American cheese") on the Egg McMuffin are healthy. Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/on-its-40th-birthday-the-egg-mcmuffin-is-celebrated-as-a-wholesome-breakfast-choice.html
September 4, 2012 Big Food Fights to Keep You Demented. (care2) - When the brain stops producing enough insulin, it slides inexorably into the fog of dementia. A diet heavy in sugar and fat contributes an avoidable risk factor. We dread Alzheimer's, yet stay on the collision course. That is a major cause for concern, given our unwillingness to give up the tasty treats that are killing us. The Alzheimer's Association says 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease Read the full article. http://www.care2.com/causes/big-food-fights-to-keep-you-demented.html?page=1
August 22, 2012 USDA suspends slaughterhouse after video appears to show animal cruelty. (CNN) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating "disturbing evidence of inhumane treatment of cattle" at a California meat supplier, the agency said. Read the full article and watch the video. http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/22/us/california-slaughterhouse-video/index.html#
August 9, 2012 CBS NEWS - Diacetyl chemical in artificial butter popcorn linked to Alzheimer's plaque build-up, (CBS News) An ingredient used in artificial butter flavoring for popcorn may worsen the effects of an abnormal brain protein that's been linked to Alzheimer's disease.Read the full article: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57489905-10391704/diacetyl-chemical-in-artificial-butter-popcorn-linked-to-alzheimers-plaque-build-up/?tag=exclsv
July 16, 2012 Today News Gazette - Florida Mutant Mosquitoes, Florida residents are voicing their opposition to the release of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes by a British pest control company. "We need more data. If something goes wrong the consequences could be catastrophic not only for humans but also the whole ecosystem, and I don't want my family being used as laboratory rats for this," de Mier told the Guardian. Read the full article: http://todaynewsgazette.com/florida-mutant-mosquitoes/.
July 2, 2012 Food&Water Watch.org - Ocean Farmed Fish, Brought to You by Monsanto and Cargill, Washington, D.C. and Brussels. If proponents of soy in aquaculture have it their way, soy will be used to feed fish in open ocean pens in federal waters, a move that would negatively impact the marine environment as well as the diets of both fish and consumers. And since much of the soy produced in the United States is genetically engineered (GE), consuming farmed fish would likely mean eating fish that are fed GE soy.Read the full article: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/ocean-farmed-fish-brought-to-you-by-monsanto-and-cargill/.
June 20, 2012 Today, Consumers Union is launching a nationwide campaign to reduce the use of antibiotics in food production. The more antibiotics our livestock eat, the more drug-resistant bacteria become, putting you and your family at risk from deadly "superbugs." And they eat a lot of antibiotics these days. Antibiotics are pumped into cows, chickens and pigs so they can survive a life in cramped, filthy feedlots teeming with feces, bacteria and deadly microorganisms. See the video Antibiotics used on Factory Farm Animals.
April 29, 2012 USA TODAY - Kashi cereal's "natural" claims stir anger, A Rhode Island grocer tacked a note to one of his store shelves, telling customers he wouldn't sell the cereal because he found out the brand used genetically engineered, non-organic ingredients. The soy in Kashi cereals comes from soybeans that have had a gene inserted to protect the soybeans from the herbicide "Roundup", which kills weeds. Read the full article: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/story/2012-04-29/kashi-natural-claims/54616576/1.
April 26, 2012 The ABC7 News I-Team investigates meat glue If you were disturbed to hear about pink slime in your hamburger, then you'll want to know about this. The ABC7 News I-Team has uncovered another meat industry practice that will have you looking twice at the steak that you eat. Read the full article and see the Video: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/iteam&id=8638238.
March 12, 2012 Boston, MA -- A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers has found that red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of total, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality. Read the full article: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/2012-releases/red-meat-cardiovascular-cancer-mortality.html.
March 7, 2012 ABC NEWS - 70 Percent of Ground Beef at Supermarkets Contains "Pink Slime" Gerald Zirnstein and his fellow USDA scientist, Carl Custer, both warned against using what the industry calls "lean finely textured beef," widely known now as "pink slime," but their government bosses overruled them.
Read the full article: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/03/70-percent-of-ground-beef-at-supermarkets-contains-pink-slime/.
February 16, 2011 the FDA is Urged to Prohibit Carcinogenic "Caramel Coloring" used in soft drinks and food which is contaminated with two cancer causing chemicals.
Read the full article: http://www.cspinet.org/new/201102161.html