Conventional food restrictions for diabetics proven wrong
by Eric L. Zielinski, July 29, 2013
According to researchers from Denmark, the conventional advice that type 2 diabetics should restrict fruit consumption is absolutely absurd. The article, published in Nutritional Journal, evaluated the effects that fruit restriction had on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (TDM2) by taking 63 men and women recently diagnosed with TDM2 and randomly split them into two groups that they termed as "high-fruit" and "low-fruit."
The high-fruit intervention consisted of medical nutrition therapy plus advice to consume at least two pieces of fruit a day, whereas the low-fruit treatment included medical nutrition therapy plus advice to consume no more than two pieces of fruit a day. Researchers determined the following after evaluating 12 weeks of self-reported 3-day fruit records:
The high-fruit group was compliant with the recommendations and increased fruit intake to an average of 125 grams per day.
The low-fruit group was also complaint and limited fruit intake to an average of 51 grams per day.
HbA1C (three month blood glucose average) decreased in both groups with no difference between the groups.
Body weight and waist circumference were decreased in both groups with no difference between the groups.
From this data, the researchers concluded, "That an advice to restrict fruit intake as part of standard medical nutrition therapy in overweight adults with newly diagnosed TDM2 does not improve glycemic control, body weight or waist circumference. Considering the many possible beneficial effects of fruit, we recommend that fruit intake should not be restricted in T2DM subjects."
Current standard of care is based off of speculation — not fact
GMO Re-Education: Monsanto, Dow and Biotech Firms Unite to Launch Disinformation Site
by Daisy Luther, July 29, 2013
If you had a question about how to protect yourself from a criminal known to break into houses in your neighborhood, would you ask him how to protect your home and then take his suggestions, or would you be suspicious he might be answering them in a way that would make your home even easier to encroach?
If you had a question about the honesty and integrity of a person in an authority position, would you ask that person to investigate himself and then accept his findings? (I mean, if you were a normal person, not if your name is Barack or Eric.)
If a company came out with a new medication that promised to cure your ills overnight, would you ask the company that produced it whether it was safe and trust them to be honest, or would you feel that their answer might be colored by their urge to make a buck?
So why on earth would anyone possibly believe that the likes of Monsanto, Dow, and Dupont would be spreading anything but sales-driven propaganda on their new website GMOAnswers?
Are they serious or is this some kind of big public relations joke being played out on a national platform? Are we being punked?
What kind of person would look up their answers on a website SPONSORED by the very people who are putting out the toxic garbage they’d like us to believe is food?
Magnesium neutralizes lethal injections: Amazing research
by Mike Bundrant, July 30, 2013
Science.naturalnews.com reveals yet another amazing connection that validates natural health. I typed in the word magnesium and instantly saw hundreds of scientific studies to browse.
You've probably heard about the mind-blowing properties of magnesium to boost your health and resolve issues related to inflammation, toxicity, energy and mental health.
This study - although heartbreaking in that it utilized rabbits - proves undeniably that if you are not getting adequate magnesium, you are shooting your health in the foot.
In this magnesium research, rabbits were given lethal doses of sodium oxylate, a toxin that causes a quick death 100% of the time. In a different set of rabbits, the lethal doses were followed immediately by administration of magnesium.
In the group the received magnesium, there was an 80% survival rate when the magnesium was injected and then massaged further into the tissues.
This proves dramatically that magnesium can act quickly to save your life by neutralizing toxins and supporting your immune system.
Brazilian farmers lose 10 billion Real as caterpillars devour GM and other crops
GM Watch, Monday, 29 July 2013
In March this year GMWatch reported that Brazilian farmers were facing huge losses as GM Bt cotton and other crops were eaten by a plague of caterpillar pests called Helicoverpa, or corn ear worm. Damage was forecast at 2 billion Brazilian Real.
In fact the losses to farmers turned out to be five times as high, reaching 10 billion Brazilian Real so far, according to an article for AgroLink, below. It's clear that the problem isn't solved yet, so losses could escalate even higher.
Survey: only 15% of farmers would eat GMO food
by Jon Rappoport, July 25, 2013
The British survey was funded by Barclays Bank and done in collaboration with Farmers Weekly.
Only 15% of farmers polled said they would eat GMO food. Talk about a blanket rejection. It can’t get much clearer than that.
Obviously, these backward farmers want to protect their own health. Who ever heard of such a thing! How dare they! They’re supposed to follow the party line. They’re supposed to say, "Yum yum, give me some GM."
PepsiCo's Naked Juices Have to Drop 'All Natural' Label After $9 Million Class Action Lawsuit
by Christina Sarich, July 22, 2013
While government agencies like the FDA keep stalling on demanding rigorous scientific testing of numerous questionable ingredients, GMO foods, and the correct labeling of such foods, PepsiCo has recently agreed to settle out of court for $9 million over a class action lawsuit that claimed ‘natural’ and ‘non-GMO’ on their bottles was misleading since they are made with GMO ingredients, as well as synthetic and ‘unnatural’ items.
Worst Restaurant Meal Is From Long John Silver’s, CSPI Says
by Rachael Rettner, July 3, 2013
The worst restaurant meal in America is not a burger and fries, but fried fish and dough, one advocacy group says.
Out of all the unhealthy food choices out there, a meal at the fast-food seafood restaurant Long John Silver's -- the "Big Catch with Onion Rings" -- won the title of worst restaurant meal, according to Center for Science and the Public interest, a consumer advocacy organization.
Monsanto Go Home: EU slams door on GM food amid protests
RussiaToday, July 23, 2013
America's genetically modified food giant Monsanto is scrapping plans for new crops in the EU. That's because the safety of its biotech foods has led to protests across Europe and beyond. However, Monsanto said its business in the EU is still strong and growing.
'Fluoridegate' is the next major civil rights issue: What are you doing to raise awareness about the dangers of this deadly chemical? by Jonathan Benson, July 19, 2013
The cat is out of the bag. Those artificial fluoride chemicals that are added to municipal water supplies all across America are deadly. They also do little, if anything, to prevent tooth decay when ingested. And no amount of gerrymandering by corrupt politicians and the conventional dental industry can contain this harrowing truth from spreading, particularly with regards to what some commentators are now referring to as "Fluoridegate."
...millions of Americans are suffering from dental fluorosis, kidney poisoning, low thyroid, and other serious health problems as a direct result of fluoride exposure. And in most cases it is children, babies, the elderly, the sick, and even certain ethnic minority groups that are bearing the brunt of fluoride poisoning.
101M Get Food Aid from Federal Gov’t; Outnumber Full-Time Private Sector Workers
by Elizabeth Harrington, July 8, 2013
The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.
That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of full-time private sector workers in the U.S.
Fukushima Vegetables Have Bizarre Tumor-Like Growths And Deformities: Is Nuclear Meltdown To Blame For Freaky Produce?
by Philip Ross, July 15, 2013
Photos of what look like malformed vegetables from Fukushima, Japan, have surfaced on Imgur. The strange produce has deformities, bumps and lumps all over it, and looks like mutant cabbage patch kids beamed to Earth after having been harvested on an alien planet.
Is the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, a result of the disastrous 2011 earthquake and tsunami, to blame for the freaky produces' appearance?
US Military Tracks GMO Campaigners and Independent Scientists
Sustainable Agriculture, July 13, 2013
The largest German daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has today published a shocking article that reveals how Monsanto, the US Military and the US government track both anti-GMO Campaigners and Independent Scientists who study the dangers of GMOs.
In a very detailed article the Süddeutsche Zeitung journalists reveal information on how the US Government "advances the interests of their corporations" using Monsanto as an example.
The article states: "It is noticeable that anyone who criticizes Monsanto has their life made very difficult or an invisible hand ends their careers. But who is this Anyone? Targets are scientists such as the Australian Judy Carman. She has made ??a name for herself with studies of genetically modified organisms.... Thus, several websites on which Carman published her studies are regularly the target of hacker attacks — Evaluations of IP protocols show that not only Monsanto regularly tracks the pages of these sites, but also various institutions of the U.S. government, including the military. These include the Navy Network Information Center, the Federal Aviation Administration and the United States Army Intelligence Center..."
Is Apple Cider Vinegar That Powerful of a Health Tonic? Science Says Yes
by John Summerly, July 11, 2013
One of the most traditional cures for almost anything is apple cider vinegar. Over the centuries, the ancient folk remedy is touted to relieve just about any ailment you can think of including diabetes, obesity and even cancer. Here's what science has found.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) became well known in the U.S. in the late 1950s, when it was promoted in the best-selling book Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctor's Guide to Good Health by D. C. Jarvis. During the alternative medicine boom of recent years, apple cider vinegar and apple cider vinegar pills have become a popular dietary supplement.
Over 400 Companies who Aren't Using GMOs in their Products
by Christina Sarich, July 11, 2013
If you want to keep eating poison food, you can join the "scientists" who keep spewing Monsanto-funded lies. They are telling us that genetically altered crops are good for us and the environment – that they are, in fact, a necessity to feed the world population. They say all of this, even though we seemed to feed the masses just fine without chemical quackery until about 60 years ago, all while dumping millions of tons of unaltered food right into the trash bin. If however, you believe GMOs are toxic, cancer-causing substances, you have another option.
We will always need to fight for what we believe in and ignite change through thing like the March Against Monsanto and the upcoming Monsanto Video Revolt (which you should absolutely get involved in, as it's super easy), but it's also important to use your dollar not only to vote, but also to keep yourself healthy.
Courtesy of the Non-GMO Project, here is a list of companies who make many or even the majority of all their products without GMOs:
Bessemer Farms calls it quits, says new farm rules too cumbersome
by Lisa Abraham, July 7, 2013
Bessemer Farms, the only working farm within the city of Akron, has stopped growing vegetables for local tables.
Farmer Don Bessemer this year planted all of his fields with soybeans instead of the corn, squash, peppers, lettuce and other vegetables that he typically grew. His farm market on St. Michaels Avenue is closed, and he has laid off all of his workers.
Bessemer called it quits out of frustration with pending federal food safety regulations that likely will require farmers to very specifically track their produce and how it is handled from seed to sale, among other things.
Jurors Speak Out About Raw Milk Case
by Dr. Mercola
Jurors Angered Over Injustices Against Hershberger, Want to Join His Buyer’s Club
Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger was charged with four criminal misdemeanors and acquitted of three of them for supplying raw milk to members of a private buying club.
Hershberger admitted to violating a holding order on his food products, and was convicted on this count, but jurors were angered because they were told to only judge whether he violated the order – NOT whether the holding order was valid.
Since Hershberger had been acquitted of the charges, it means that the state had no right to be barring Hershberger from accessing his food in the first place; the holding order was not valid.
Several of the jurors were so moved by the case that they now want to join Hershberger’s buying club to be able to access raw milk for their families, noting that this is an issue of food freedom.
Is GMO Rewiring our DNA?
WORLDTRUTH.TV, July 8, 2013
New studies in cell research are bringing up some alarming new questions concerning GMOs, and one of them in particular makes liver failure or cancer seem like child’s play compared to the garish possibilities that arise when we start to look at how genetically modified foods likely affect our DNA.
Let’s get one thing straight, first. All kinds of things can alter our DNA, for the better or worse. Bruce Lipton, a pioneering biology scientist, proved that emotions can change our DNA; research has shown that even exercise or chemotherapy can alter our DNA; ancient cultures have known that sound can affect our DNA; and the newest research states that we aren’t relegated to a specific destiny because of our genes, but it seems our brains are being rewired via DNA to become ‘new humans.’
80% of Pre-Packaged Foods in America Are Banned in Other Countries
Shine Food, June 24, 2013
If you or your kids enjoy pre-packaged convenience foods commonly found in grocery stores across the U.S. such as Froot Loops, Swanson dinners, Mountain Dew, and frozen potato and bread products, you may think twice before purchasing them after hearing what they contain: dangerous chemicals that other countries around the globe have deemed toxic to the point that they're illegal, and companies are fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for including them in food products.
World Leaders Denounce Monsanto Exec Winning World Food Prize
by Elizabeth Renter, July 3rd, 2013
Last month, Monsanto executive Robert Fraley received the World Food Prize. This highly esteemed prize, considered among many to be the "Nobel Prize" of food, was given to the chief technology officer of the chemical company who is ironically working to diabolically destroy agriculture as we know it. As Anthony Gucciardi puts it, the "blatant act of transgression" isn’t only obvious to those of us in the natural health world, but to scientists, and food and agricultural advocates around the world as well.
In response to the award (and two other highly questionable World Food Prize awards), 81 Councillors of the World Future Council penned a statement blasting the World Food Prize.
Environmental group finds carcinogen in Pepsi
Associated Press, July 4, 2013
An environmental group said Wednesday that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a worrisome level of a carcinogen, even after the drink maker said it would change its formula.
In March, PepsiCo Inc. and Coca-Cola Co. both said they would adjust their formulas nationally after California passed a law mandating drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens come with a cancer warning label. The changes were made for drinks sold in California when the law passed.
The chemical is 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel, which can form during the cooking process and, as a result, may be found in trace amounts in many foods.
Monsanto Blocked Around The World
by Anthony Gucciardi, June 4, 2013
CO2 myth busted: Why we need more carbon dioxide to grow food and forests
by Mike Adams, March 31, 2013
If you talk to the global warming crowd, carbon dioxide – CO2 – is the enemy of mankind. Any and all creation of CO2 is bad for the planet, we're told, and its production must be strictly limited in order to save the world.
But what if that wasn't true? What if CO2 were actually a planet-saving nutrient that could multiply food production rates and feed the world more nutritious, healthy plants?
CO2 is a vital nutrient for food crops
As it turns out, CO2 is desperately needed by food crops, and right now there is a severe shortage of CO2 on the planet compared to what would be optimum for plants. Greenhouse operators are actually buying carbon dioxide and injecting it into their greenhouses in order to maximize plant growth.
Want Serious Discussion About Raw Milk Safety? Better Be Careful
by David Gumpert, June 17,2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has had no hesitancy about spending taxpayer dollars to promote its viewpoint that raw milk is a mortal danger. A couple years back, I called the FDA on its practice, after it spent nearly $2,500 with a press release service to put out single warning on a slow-news weekend about possible illnesses at a private food club from raw milk, long after any possible threat had passed.
The hidden agenda behind the press release was clearly propaganda. It had nothing to do with safety or science.
The people in the academic community who feed off the FDA’s largesse with grants and such understand what is going on in such cases, which is why it is vaguely amusing to see one of them genuflecting about "PR stunts" in connection with a press release issued about the work of researcher Nadine Ijaz, which actually encourages serious discussion about the risks associated with raw milk.
Ijaz made a well-received evidence review on unpasteurized milk at the British Columbia (Canada) Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC). Her research debunks raw milk health and safety claims across all sides of the debate. It was picked up by the Wall Street Journal thanks to a media release from the Weston A. Price Foundation. This kind of exposure represents a wonderful opportunity for sincere scientific debate based on actual evidence...or so Ijaz thought.
But, of course, discussion is the last thing some food safety professionals in the academic and government orbit seem to want. Anyone who advocates such a rational approach tends to be shot down, such as in this case, with terms like ‘astrology’ and ‘conspiracy theories’ and ‘scientifically-sounding garble.' This arrogant academic said he decided to `leave it to others to comment on the uh, ‘unique interpretations of risk assessment`. So much for scientific rigour.
Ijaz is an independent researcher with expertise and training in the transdisciplinary analysis of integrative health care issues. She has taught at professional schools in her field since 2001, including courses in scientific research methods. She was previously staff nutritionist at Canada's premiere integrative medical cancer care centre. Ijaz has pursued a scholarly interest in questions around unpasteurized milk and industrial dairying over the last fifteen years, and her current work represents a synthesis of this research. Her work on unpasteurized milk is currently under consideration for peer-review publication.
For Ijaz’s rebuttal to the academic’s post, offering accurate detail on the contents of the BC CDC presentation, read the full story The Complete Patient
How Organic Farming Could Release Us From the Curse of Fertilizer
by Dr. Mercola, July 02, 2013
Environmental pollution is a significant problem. But while most of the focus is placed on polluting industries, toxins like mercury and small particle traffic pollution, a major source of environmental devastation is caused by modern food production.
Earth's soil is now being depleted of nutrients at more than 13 percent the rate it can be replaced. We may also be facing looming shortages of two critical fertilizer ingredients: phosphorous and potassium
Many areas of Minnesota, which is prime farmland, now face the problem of having dangerously elevated levels of nitrogen in their drinking water. More than half of 40 lakes surveyed in China also suffer from fertilizer runoff
According to soil science expert, fertilizers are unnecessary. Healthy plant growth is dependent on having the right helper organisms in the soil, which take the mineral material from the soil and convert it into a plant-available form
Organic farming practices use natural, time-tested techniques that naturally prevents soil depletion and destruction, and doesn’t use chemical fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals that pollute our soil, air, and waterways
McDonald's Transparency Campaign Revealed 17 Ingredients in Their French Fries
The transparency campaign initiated by McDonald's last year was intended at marketing a more health conscious image of McDonald's Corp.&endash;and at using social media more effectively, but instead of talking about their love for the brand, the hashtag became a forum for people to talk about how disgusting they believe the food is. The ingredients in their french fries went viral. Instead of the basic two ingredients-potatoes and oil, consumers found out McDonald's french fries contain 17 ingredients.
GM foods are banned from restaurants in the Houses of Parliament despite government claims it is ‘probably safer’ than other meals.
Government ministers are demanding that ordinary families should abandon their reluctance to eat genetically modified food, however they are banned from MPs’ plates.
This week the food and farming secretary, Owen Paterson, launched an extraordinary propaganda campaign to encourage the nation to accept GM crops and farming.
He bolstered his campaign with claims that some seven million children in the Far East could have been saved from blindness or death in the last 15 years if only people had opened the door to a new form of GM ‘Golden Rice’.
However, his efforts were unravelling today amid evidence that GM food is banned from the dinner tables of MPs, while his claims for the GM rice proved to be bogus.
Our blind dependence on GM crops could increase hunger
by Patrick Mulvany, June 28, 2013
Most commercial GM crops, grown on only 3 per cent of the world's agricultural land, produce commodities - feed, fuel and fibre - for industry. They are not designed to produce food for direct consumption. An exception is so-called Vitamin A enhanced 'golden rice', touted as a cure for blindness. Yet, there are better options available e.g. eating greens.
Despite the shrill rhetoric of government ministers, there is no objective scientific evidence that GM technologies are relevant for eradicating hunger. The report of the landmark 2008 UN- and World Bank-sponsored International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) found that GM crops have done nothing to avert hunger and poverty. Instead, IAASTD found 'an increase and strengthening of agricultural knowledge, science and technology towards agro-ecological sciences will contribute to addressing environmental issues while maintaining and increasing productivity.'
For me, the contrast between the claims of UK politicians, scientists and corporations seeking a return on investment, and what local small-scale food providers in Zambia, Malawi, Thailand and Indonesia who I have met in recent weeks are saying, is bewildering. They roundly reject GM crops in favour of their nutritious and bio-diverse foods which feed more than 70 per cent of the world's people. Their views were ably voiced last week by their representatives in Brussels and at Via Campesina's conference in Jakarta celebrating the 20th anniversary of the international peasant movement of more than 200 million families in all continents. The resilient, agro-ecological production by their members, practised in the framework of food sovereignty, provides wholesome food to billions.
Lawsuit Opens Up New Legal Front Against Swine ISO
by Pete Kennedy, Esq., June 30, 2013
For over a year now, four different lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Invasive Species Order on swine have been making their way through Michigan county courts. Recently a fifth lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan challenging the swine ISO on grounds that an 1842 Treaty between the Lake Superior Chippewa Indian Tribe and the United States of America controls over any Michigan laws. The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) is serving as custodian of the funding provided for the lawsuit.