Get Informed on Issues Related to Foods

Mark Mellman: Protect Your Right to Know

Posted June 25, 2015
How do you expect voters would react to members of Congress supporting a bill that tramples on the rights of states and localities, creates a government bureaucracy to replace a private system that’s working and takes away consumers’ right to know what’s in the food they eat?  We may find out.  Read more.

Dow Crop Chemical Labeled ‘Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans’

Posted June 25, 2015
The decision by an organization of the world’s leading cancer experts to classify the herbicide 2,4-D as a possible carcinogen underscores the risk posed by the U.S. government’s recent approval of 2,4-D for use on genetically engineered, or GMO, crops, EWG said in a statement.  Read more.

Study Reveals Alarming Results for Packaged Salad Greens

Posted June 25, 2015
 A study conducted by Consumer Reports shows that packaged salad greens may have bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal contamination.  The sample size consisted of 208 containers of packaged greens—all of which were within their use-by date—representing 16 brands purchased at stores in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Samples were tested for total coliforms and for other bacteria, including enterococcus, that are indicators of fecal contamination.  Read more.

MRI Shows Cancer Cells Thrive On Processed Sugar

Posted June 24, 2015
Nature Medicine recently confirmed that processed sugar is one of the primary driving forces behind the growth and spread of cancer tumors. The results were so conclusive, in fact, that future cancer screening may rely on scanning the body for accumulated sugar for signs of the disease.  Read more.

Ideal Liver Fuel: 10 Foods That Remove Body Toxin and Cleanse Your Liver Naturally

Posted June 24, 2015
One of the main things that you can do to help improve your overall liver health is to follow a special diet. Foods that put excess stress on the liver should be avoided, while some foods that encourage liver health should be increased in your diet. Many of these foods will encourage health throughout your body as well.  Foods that are encouraged in a healthy liver diet are those that assist the detoxing process throughout the body. These foods help the liver do its job more efficiently so that it doesn’t need to work as hard.  Read more.