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Study Links Pesticides in Water to Food Allergies

Study Links Pesticides in Water to Food Allergies

Just the other week, I wrote about a California farming community that MUST buy bottled water because the tap water is so polluted from pesticides and other contaminants. Well, the news about the horrid quality of our drinking water continues. Trying to figure out why food allergies have exploded over the past 20 years, a […]

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Just the other week, I wrote about a California farming community that MUST buy bottled water because the tap water is so polluted from pesticides and other contaminants.

Well, the news about the horrid quality of our drinking water continues.

Trying to figure out why food allergies have exploded over the past 20 years, a team of researchers published a study in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology which said that there is a relationship between the use of a group of pesticides called dichlorophenols and food allergies.

TIME Magazine explained that the study’s participants who had high levels of dichlorophenols in their bodies were 80% more likely to have food sensitivity than those with lower levels, and the authors believe the exposure to the chemicals may be contributing to a hyper-sensitive immune system that recognizes even common food proteins as foreign. Read more »


An Update on the Naked Juice and Kashi Class Action Lawsuits

An Update on the Naked Juice and Kashi Class Action Lawsuits

For those who don’t know, both Naked Juice and Kashi are facing class action lawsuits. Naked Juice is being sued for using GMOs and synthetic substances in its “Non-GMO” and “All-Natural” products. To read more about this case, click HERE. Kashi is being sued for using hazardous substances, including uranium by-products, in its “All-Natural” products. […]

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For those who don’t know, both Naked Juice and Kashi are facing class action lawsuits.

Naked Juice is being sued for using GMOs and synthetic substances in its “Non-GMO” and “All-Natural” products. To read more about this case, click HERE.

Kashi is being sued for using hazardous substances, including uranium by-products, in its “All-Natural” products. To read more about this case, click HERE.

Since a lot of people have been asking for an update on these two cases, I decided to speak with Yve Golan, a lawyer who involved in both the Naked Juice and Kashi class action lawsuits, at the recent Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore. Read more »


Men’s Health Magazine: 125 Best Foods for Men – Really????

Men's Health Magazine: 125 Best Foods for Men - Really????

When I heard that Men’s Health magazine recently came out with its 125 Best Foods for Men, I was very curious to see what they selected. In terms of the process and criteria, the magazine “analyzed more than 1,000 supermarket foods and awarded points for products that are low in calories and high in protein […]

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When I heard that Men’s Health magazine recently came out with its 125 Best Foods for Men, I was very curious to see what they selected.

In terms of the process and criteria, the magazine “analyzed more than 1,000 supermarket foods and awarded points for products that are low in calories and high in protein and fiber, and made with whole ingredients.”

Additionally, “the packaged food for consideration must be nationally available at supermarkets in at least a majority of the 50 U.S. states. Products with limited or online-only availability will not be considered for inclusion.”

Before even taking one look at the list, my initial thoughts were: Read more »

What’s The Story with the Millions of Uncounted Votes for Proposition 37

What's The Story with the Millions of Uncounted Votes for Proposition 37

There is a story circulating on the Internet (many people may have read about it on Natural News) that there are millions of uncounted votes for California’s Proposition 37, the state’s GMO-labeling initiative, which we lost 53% to 47%. When I first heard about this, I didn’t make much of it at all. Why? Because […]

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There is a story circulating on the Internet (many people may have read about it on Natural News) that there are millions of uncounted votes for California’s Proposition 37, the state’s GMO-labeling initiative, which we lost 53% to 47%.

When I first heard about this, I didn’t make much of it at all. Why?

Because the people running the campaign haven’t said a word about it and I was positive that if we truly had a chance of overturning the decision, we would have heard something from them.

After many people contacted me looking for answers, I finally reached out to the Yes on 37 campaign manager, Gary Ruskin. Read more »


Proposition 37 Does Not Pass but the GMO-Fight Has Just Begun – Here’s What You Can Do

Proposition 37 Does Not Pass but the GMO-Fight Has Just Begun - Here's What You Can Do

On Tuesday, we lost Proposition 37, California’s GMO-labeling initiative, 53% to 47%. There is no way around it – this was a big loss. A victory would have signaled that American citizens were finally taking back control of food policy in our country but when you are outspent $47 million to $9 million and must […]

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On Tuesday, we lost Proposition 37, California’s GMO-labeling initiative, 53% to 47%.

There is no way around it – this was a big loss.

A victory would have signaled that American citizens were finally taking back control of food policy in our country but when you are outspent $47 million to $9 million and must deal a barrage of non-stop and misleading ads, it creates a difficult challenge to overcome.

That being said, I am feeling very upbeat and optimistic this afternoon. Why?

Because we have a core group of energized, motivated, and determined people who are ready to dig their heels in and make GMO-labeling a reality, regardless of what happened in California.

According to the Food & Water Watch, the ag-biotech and chemical industries spent $572 million on lobbying from 1999-2010 to get the food policies that they wanted. It was all done behind closed doors, and citizens observed nothing.

Yet with Proposition 37 in California, the opposition had to do their fighting (manipulation) in the public domain and we were able to witness all of their deceptive tactics first-hand. Read more »


Is America’s Food Policy Completely for Sale?

Is America's Food Policy Completely for Sale?

There are a few things that we know for sure when it comes to food policy in our country. First, according to the Food & Water Watch, $572 million was spent on lobbying by the biotech and chemical industries from 1999-2010. Two, when considering approving genetically-modified crops (GMOs) in the 1990s, scientists at the FDA […]

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There are a few things that we know for sure when it comes to food policy in our country.

First, according to the Food & Water Watch, $572 million was spent on lobbying by the biotech and chemical industries from 1999-2010.

Two, when considering approving genetically-modified crops (GMOs) in the 1990s, scientists at the FDA were very, very concerned about the problems that GMOs would cause to human health – allergies, GI issues, etc. – and wanted longer-term research completed before granting approval.

These worries were quickly dismissed by Michael Taylor, the person at the FDA who recklessly approved GMOs 16 years ago and also happened to be a former lawyer for Monsanto.

(By the way, guess who President Obama recently appointed as the Food Safety Czar at the FDA and has made it his priority to crack down on small organic farmers selling raw milk? Yes, you got it – Michael Taylor.)

What is glaringly different about the two examples above and Proposition 37, the GMO-labeling initiative in California, is that Big Ag and the chemical companies can no longer influence policy behind closed doors. They must “buy” their policy in the public domain. Read more »


EXCELLENT WATCH: Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg on HBO Talking About Proposition 37 and GMOs

EXCELLENT WATCH: Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg on HBO Talking About Proposition 37 and GMOs

In case you missed it on Friday night, Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder and Chairman of Stonyfield, was on HBO’s The Bill Maher Show talking about Proposition 37 and GMO-labeling. He gives an excellent recap of exactly what is happening in California, how the opposition is fighting back with tons of false propaganda, and the chaos that […]

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In case you missed it on Friday night, Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder and Chairman of Stonyfield, was on HBO’s The Bill Maher Show talking about Proposition 37 and GMO-labeling.

He gives an excellent recap of exactly what is happening in California, how the opposition is fighting back with tons of false propaganda, and the chaos that GMOs have created with the tremendous proliferation of superweeds in the U.S.

You’ll love how Bill Maher refers to Monsanto. He doesn’t mince any words at all. Read more »