Get Informed on Issues Related to Foods

10 children’s snacks made with petroleum products!

Posted February 10, 2016
One of the best gifts parents can bestow upon their children is a healthy diet. This treasured gift, however, has been tarnished in an age of fast food and mono-agriculture. Many of the products stored on supermarket shelves nowadays are laced with toxic ingredients, like petroleum — and you could be inadvertently purchasing them.  Read more.

US FDA Bans Imports of GM Salmon — for Now

Posted February 5, 2016
Genetically engineered salmon won’t be hitting U.S. dinner tables anytime soon. Two months after federal regulators approved the nation’s first genetically engineered salmon for human consumption, the Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a ban on the import and sale of the fish until the agency can publish guidelines for how it should be labeled.  Read more.

How GMOs are Defended by Distorting the Facts

Posted February 5, 2016

A spirited discussion about genetically engineered foods was broadcast January 25, 2016 on The Agenda, the flagship current affairs programme of TVO, Ontario’s public television network. (These products are also called “genetically modified organisms” or GMOs.) I presented evidence-based reasons for regarding these foods as abnormally risky and the current regulatory system as deficient, while Robert Wager, a biologist at Vancouver Island University, defended the foods and the system. However, his arguments substantially relied on assertions that were either flat-out false or significantly misleading. Some of his most serious distortions are detailed below:  Read here.

Leading Almond Milk Brand Contains Only 2% Almonds in Recipe

Posted February 5, 2016
Tracy Albert and Dimitrios Malaxianis recently brought a lawsuit, claiming false advertising, against Blue Diamond Growers after a British Almond Breeze website revealed that almonds only accounted for 2 percent of its ingredients (the rest being water, sugar, carrageenan and sunflower lecithin), reported FoodNavigator-USA.   Read more.

Amazing 1930’s Pharmacist Map of ‘Herbal Cures’ Released to Public

Posted February 5, 2016
…we have a medical system which relies almost entirely on patented chemicals and/or biologicals that are far removed from anything resembling the ‘back yard farmacy’ of yesteryear. The FDA’s very definition of a drug now precludes the use of natural substances, and drug-based medicine has become a form of human sacrifice, on a scale that may exceed previous civilizations sacrifice of their population for ostensibly religious reasons.  Read more.

WTF Happened to Golden Rice?

Posted February 5, 2016
If golden rice is such a panacea, why does it flourish only in headlines, far from the farm fields where it’s intended to grow? The short answer is that the plant breeders have yet to concoct varieties of it that work as well in the field as existing rice strains. This is made all the more challenging in the face of debates over genetically modified crops and eternal disputes about how they should be regulated.  Read more.

Popular Diet Myths Debunked

Posted February 5, 2016
Thousands flock to the internet in search of ways to boost a healthy lifestyle.  Many popular diet facts and trends are circulated so often in the media that it’s hard to know which tips to trust and which ones to disregard.   Underneath popular opinion and platitudes, the truth about eating healthy may surprise you. Read more.

10 Foods to Fight Candida

Posted February 2, 2016
Do you suffer from mood swings, seasonal allergies, digestive issues, or frequent yeast infections? If so, you may have Candida overgrowth.  Candida is one of the scientific names for yeast, which is a form of fungus. A very small amount naturally resides in your mouth and intestines to aid digestion, but your medications, diet, and environment can all change your normal balance of Candida. When it’s overproduced, it breaks down the wall of the intestines and enters directly into the bloodstream, where it releases toxic byproducts that can cause a leaky gut. Symptoms of Candida overgrowth can range from digestive issues to depression.  Read more.