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Major Food Companies Are Spending Millions to Keep GMOs Hidden from Consumers

Major Food Companies Are Spending Millions to Keep GMOs Hidden from Consumers

There is a battle brewing in California that every American needs to know about. Even if you don’t live in that state, it doesn’t matter at all. It still impacts every single one of us. The voting that will take place on the California ballot in November is called Proposition 37. This measure, which will […]

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There is a battle brewing in California that every American needs to know about.

Even if you don’t live in that state, it doesn’t matter at all. It still impacts every single one of us.

The voting that will take place on the California ballot in November is called Proposition 37. This measure, which will be voted on by the state’s citizens, would require that foods containing genetically-modified ingredients be labeled as such.

And if approved, the implications will be enormous. Other states will be more willing to pass a similar measure and will be less afraid of potential lawsuits from Monsanto et al.

Right now, President Obama and the USDA do not believe that citizens have the right to know if they are eating genetically-modified foods (GMOs) or not. Why? Read more »


The Dangers of Cleaning Products….Even the “Green” Ones

The Dangers of Cleaning Products....Even the "Green" Ones

One of the reasons that many of us eat organic food is because we want to keep dangerous chemicals out of our bodies. Yet even if we adhere to a 100% organic diet, we still need to pay very close attention to all of the personal care and household cleaning products that we use – […]

Environment Getting Started with Organic Health Pesticides
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One of the reasons that many of us eat organic food is because we want to keep dangerous chemicals out of our bodies.

Yet even if we adhere to a 100% organic diet, we still need to pay very close attention to all of the personal care and household cleaning products that we use – from handsoaps, shampoos, floor cleaners, window sprays, air fresheners, dishwash soaps, etc.

The Environmental Working Group, one of my favorite non-profit groups, who also happens to put out The Dirty Dozen, just released a sneak preview of their Cleaners Hall of Shame – a list of the most hazardous cleaning products on the market.

Many products contain ingredients known to cause asthma or are contaminated with carcinogens. Read more »


Study: Organic Grains Offer Superior Nutrition than Conventional or “Natural”

Study: Organic Grains Offer Superior Nutrition than Conventional or "Natural"

One complaint that I hear all of the time is that “organic is so expensive”. True, organic is slightly more expensive. This is primarily because it is not subsidized by the government in the same way that conventional food is. But what rarely gets mentioned is that organic also offers superior nutrition.

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One complaint that I hear all of the time is that “organic is so expensive”.

True, organic is slightly more expensive. This is primarily because it is not subsidized by the government in the same way that conventional food is.

But what rarely gets mentioned is that organic also offers superior nutrition. Read more »


My Organic Green Juice This Morning with Arugula Sprouts

My Organic Green Juice This Morning with Arugula Sprouts

This morning I put the juicer back to work after a few week hiatus. I still have been drinking organic green juice nearly every single day, but I had been buying it. So, wanting to have a large quantity of freshly made juice this morning, I picked up some lacinato kale, celery, and arugula sprouts […]

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This morning I put the juicer back to work after a few week hiatus.

I still have been drinking organic green juice nearly every single day, but I had been buying it.

So, wanting to have a large quantity of freshly made juice this morning, I picked up some lacinato kale, celery, and arugula sprouts last night.

Juicing with sprouts is a no-brainer. Why?

The amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in sprouts is greater than at any other point in a plant’s development.

Therefore, it makes sense to be juicing with foods that give us the biggest return.

For example, broccoli sprouts have 20-50x the amount of sulforaphane, a potent anti-cancer compound, than a mature head of broccoli. Read more »


How Much Poison Should We Feed Our Children Today?

How Much Poison Should We Feed Our Children Today?

Based on some things that I have been writing about lately and reading in the news, it got me thinking. There is complete acceptance, tolerance, and even encouragement in our country for people to eat conventionally-grown food, which has been sprayed with synthetic pesticides. And make no mistake about it. Food sprayed with these pesticides […]

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Based on some things that I have been writing about lately and reading in the news, it got me thinking.

There is complete acceptance, tolerance, and even encouragement in our country for people to eat conventionally-grown food, which has been sprayed with synthetic pesticides.

And make no mistake about it. Food sprayed with these pesticides is food sprayed with poison. Period.

If you drank enough of it, you would die.

Here are some troubling examples that should alarm people. Read more »


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Changes its Position on Organic Food

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Changes its Position on Organic Food

Yesterday, I responded to a blog post that the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute put up on its site called “Are Organic Foods Better for You?“, and I heard back from them this morning. Dana-Farber’s post (which has since been modified – see picture of the original post below) said that “there is no scientific evidence that […]

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Yesterday, I responded to a blog post that the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute put up on its site called “Are Organic Foods Better for You?“, and I heard back from them this morning.

Dana-Farber’s post (which has since been modified – see picture of the original post below) said that “there is no scientific evidence that eating organic foods increases health benefits”.

Not only is this a false statement, but it insinuated that eating conventionally-grown, pesticide-laden foods is just the same as eating organic food. Furthermore, it goes against what the President’s Cancer Panel (PDF File) says – that we should eat foods that have been grown without the use of pesticides.

I lashed out at Dana-Farber and called the post “factually incorrect and morally reprehensible.”

A few hours ago, I got an email from Michael Buller, the Director of Creative & Editorial Services at Dana-Farber, who said the following: Read more »


Consuming Genetically-Modified Soy is a Very, Very Risky Proposition

Consuming Genetically-Modified Soy is a Very, Very Risky Proposition

There is a lot of debate about whether soy products are healthy or not to eat. Some people think they are fine, while others believe that their high levels of phyto-estrogens cause hormonal and reproductive problems. My take on it is that soy products are okay to consume but they need to be fermented – […]

Food Safety GMO Health
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There is a lot of debate about whether soy products are healthy or not to eat.

Some people think they are fine, while others believe that their high levels of phyto-estrogens cause hormonal and reproductive problems.

My take on it is that soy products are okay to consume but they need to be fermented – tofu and miso, being two examples – and I only eat small amounts of them.  Soy milk is not fermented and is something that I completely avoid, even if it is organic.

One issue that is indisputable is that genetically-modified soy presents very, very serious health risks.

And given that 91% of the soy produced in the U.S. is genetically-modified, it is something that everyone needs to be aware of.

Here are the frightening facts about genetically-modified soy. Read more »