ACTION ALERT — The Terminally Ill Deserve Right-to-Try Laws

Posted September 28, 2016
The FDA’s approach to drug approval means that patients die waiting for possibly lifesaving drugs.  Right-to-try laws establish the freedom for patients and their doctors to try safe therapies where the potential benefits far outweigh the risks terminal patients are eager to take.  Read moreContact your legislator to voice your opinion about this health freedom issue.  Look up your legislator at  USA.GOV.

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First Agent Orange, now Roundup: What’s Monsanto up to in Vietnam? Ecologist Special Investigation

Posted October 24, 2016
As Vietnam embraces American culture, the US food gang is back in force – McDonalds, Starbucks, KFC, Coca-Cola.  And Monsanto.  Well, Monsanto does not exactly advertise its presence because it is more on the Apocalypse Now side of things. Actually, when it comes to the food chain, Monsanto is more like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – War, Pestilence, Famine and Death.  Read more. 

How First Lady’s Organic Garden Became a Junk Food Campaign

Posted October 24, 2016
In response to Mrs. Obama’s invitation to dialogue about the importance of healthy eating and her promotion of local and organic foods, in a March 2009 letter to President Obama, the Mid America CropLife Association wrote:2“Fresh foods grown conventionally are wholesome and flavorful yet more economical. Local and conventional farming is not mutually exclusive.  If Americans were still required to farm to support their family’s basic food and fiber needs, would the U.S. have been leaders in the advancement of science, communication, education, medicine, transportation and the arts?”  Read more.

How the FDA Controls the Media

Posted October 24, 2016
Some institutions, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), further control media coverage by offering briefings to only a small selection of reporters. In January 2011, however, the FDA took this control to a whole new level with the use of a close-hold embargo.  Read more.

Salmon Scam: Is Your Wild Salmon Really Wild?

Posted October 24, 2016
If you opt to put healthful, wild-caught salmon on the menu, be warned: the fish on your plate may be an imposter – and inferior in every way.  In a “bait and switch” worthy of the slipperiest con man, farmed Atlantic salmon is routinely being substituted for pricier and nutritionally-superior wild-caught Alaskan salmon.  Read more.

Massive US Health Tab for Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

Posted October 24, 2016
Exposure to tiny doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals is responsible for at least $340 billion (310 billion euros) in health-related costs each year in the United States, according to a report published Tuesday.  So-called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are found in thousands of everyday products, ranging from plastic and metal food containers, to detergents, flame retardants, toys and cosmetics.  Read more.

Chair of Monsanto Tribunal Explains What it Means and What it Might do

Posted October 24, 2016
The chair of the Monsanto Tribunal, Judge Françoise Tulkens, who heard witnesses in The Hague on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October, hopes to contribute to the development of international law by the inclusion of new issues, in particular ecocide.   Tulkens was a judge for fourteen years at the European Court of Human Rights – she was even the Vice President – and was appointed in September 2012 to the Human Rights Advisory Panel of the United Nations in Kosovo.  Read more.

Soylent is the Future of Food, if the Future of Food Means Constant Diarrhea

Posted October 24, 2016
Of all the attempts to “disrupt” the food industry with Silicon Valley-funded projects, few are as blunt as the one presented by Soylent. Sure, Blue Apron and its peers remove the supermarket from the task of putting dinner on the table, but Soylent goes further: It takes away cooking and also the need to wield a fork or a table knife. Its meal bars and just-add-water drink mixes are meant to provide all that a body needs, with none of the drudgery or aesthetics of the table.  Read more.


Dispensing with Flouride

Posted October 19, 2016
Evidence-based medicine requires evidence before medicating. Fluoridation of water is not evidence-based. It has not been tested in well-controlled studies. Fluoridation of public water is a default medication, since you have to deliberately avoid it if you do not want to take it.  Read more.