As if there weren’t plenty of reasons already to avoid genetically modified soy and other soy products – now a new study has made eating this GM crop even less appetizing.
As I previously reported for Natural Society, GM soy is toxic to the kidneys, liver, and reproductive system – and that’s not good considering that almost 90 percent of the soy grown in the US is genetically modified.
In a study we recently shared with you, researchers in Egypt who studied rats fed a GM soy diet fo [...]
Obama backed off attacking GMOs after gaining presidency. [...]
Research shows that releasing moths which only produce male offspring causes population crashes. [...]
Big Food has been fighting in court to get the law overturned. [...]
If additives in the food and fluoride in the water make you sick to your stomach, get ready to clutch your gut even harder. A recent OPB article outlines how Western diets and modern-day hygiene have wiped out important bacteria in our digestive tracts. Many may not know it, but this is seen by many to be a serious issue.
“In other words, Americans’ digestive tracts look like barren deserts compared to the lush, tropical rainforest found inside indigenous people,” the article says.
Is diet soda bad for you? Diet soda has no sugar, calories, fat, or carbohydrates, and it feels all cold and bubbly going down your throat. What’s not to like on the surface? Unfortunately, the advertising on the can doesn’t tell the whole story, and those bubbles come at a very high price. That price can include Type 2 diabetes, seizures, loss of kidney function, various cancers, and most ironically of all, obesity.
How can diet soda cause obesity if it has no sugar, calories, fat, or carbo [...]
Want some more proof that Monsanto and other biotech giants are deathly afraid of GMO labeling initiatives passing within the United States? A new bill introduced by Monsanto’s star representative, Mike Pompeo, could soon ban all mandatory GMO labeling in the US.
The worst part? It was just approved by the House Agriculture Committee, which means it’s one step closer to becoming a full-fledged law. The bill is formally known as H.R. 1599, or the ‘Safe and Accurate Food Lab [...]
“Scientists have discovered that living near trees is good for your health”
The preceding headline in quotes recently appeared in the mainstream media. The article went on to list the various health benefits from living in the midst of trees and other greenery. Indeed, there are good reasons why spending time in nature settings is so rejuvenating and health-affirming. The results of one study concluded that air quality can be significantly improved, especially by trees.
We all know that biotech lobbyists spend millions of dollars influencing the political agenda, but the former CEO of Stonyfield Farms and a public supporter of GMO labeling just hosted a $2700-per-person fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in his own home. What were the intentions?
Organiconsumers.org discloses some interesting information about how Hillary is raising funds for her 2016 presidential campaign. You wouldn’t expect the former chairman of the board for JustLabelIt.org, Gary Hirshberg, [...]
Neil Young is using his tour the way Bob Marley or Rage Against the Machine might. Musicians used to stand for something through their art – whether it was civil rights, to negate racism, or to call our politicians ‘out’ for misrepresentation of the people. Neil Young is standing up against corporate infiltration of our governments, GMOs, and more.
Young is attempting to spread the word about GMOs using art in its most profound form – to help promote a food revolution.
In the ‘old days [...]
The issue of mental health has recently gained more prominence in Australia, with radio advertisements proclaiming that a mental illness, such as depression, is “part” of who someone is – kind of like eye color is part of someone. In reality, while eye color is innocuous, the vast majority of people suffering from mental illness would jump at the chance to be freed from the nightmare which is not only their illness, but the side effects of their medication.
Unfortunately, mainstream d [...]
If your food isn’t certified organic, you’re consuming some toxic food. Want to know why? Monsanto’s Round Up ‘pre-harvest’ spraying guide meant for conventional farmers recommends that they spray crops just three days prior to harvest – and they don’t just mean on GMO crops. This means you’re likely consuming food which had been drenched in toxic pesticides.
“Spraying a RoundUp brand agricultural herbicide allows for uniform crop maturity which gives you the option t [...]
A judge recently halted the merging of two of the largest food corporations in the world – Sysco and US Foods. Think of Sysco and US Foods like Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Were they to merge, the global market would be under the control of two corporations who already distribute ‘food’ to the masses which likely causes diabetes, obesity, digestive disorders, and neurological disease – only with twice the power to do so.
Sysco and US Foods have been trying to merge for over a year [...]
Evidence is mounting that humble little vitamin E plays a big role in keeping women safe from breast cancer. Several recent studies have shown it can inhibit the metabolism of cancer cells, leading to their death.
This is excellent news for women wanting to protect themselves against a diagnosis of breast cancer, for those now being treated for the disease, and for those who have had breast cancer and want to avoid a recurrence.
How does vitamin E wield such power? Scientists around the world h [...]
President Obama vowed he would make GMO labeling a reality when he was campaigning back in 2007. It is now 2015, and instead of keeping his promise, we’ve seen more legislation to block the labeling of genetically modified foods, not support it.
Doctors, scientists, and CEOs of major corporations have asked Obama to support GMO labeling, but there has been no change. Is it time to pen a national letter to the President to tell him that we expect him to make good on his campaign promise, or is [...]
According to Credo, Nestle CEO Tim Brown was asked in a radio interview recently if the company would consider halting their water extraction from a national forest in drought-stricken California. The answer may not be what you’d expect.
Did Brown apologize for the corporation’s contribution to California’s water crisis? Nope. He doubled down and said, “Absolutely not. In fact, if I could increase it, I would.”
Many of the 200,000 activists who signed a petition asking Nestle to st [...]
Do you trust the mainstream media (MSM)? The BBC, one of the UK’s biggest media companies, is just one example of an enormous media outlet turning to a dinosaur in the age of UFOs. A new survey reveals that almost 70% of the public doesn’t trust the station’s reporting on GMOs. More specifically, the public doesn’t trust the independence of experts featured on the programs.
The mainstream media has been struggling to stay relevant for a while now. As more individuals realize [...]
You likely already know that the food ingredient monosodium glutamate (MSG) isn’t good for you. You may even know some of the popular reasons why. But did you know that MSG is primarily used by the food industry to keep us addicted to ‘big taste, little nutrition’ food? It’s an industry secret. Read on to find out why MSG makes you eat more fast food while fattening up the food industry’s bottom line.
Aside from high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, and ingredients made with c [...]
Would you like to have your tooth brush warn you that you’re about to come down with a disease such as Alzheimer’s or cancer? Technologists have created tiny microchips known as nanopore sequencers that can analyze human DNA strands as they pass through a tiny hole thinner than a human hair on a microchip, and are decoded into a digital reading. These readings can then be compared to genetic markers that in the past have been known to indicate disease, and sent to a cloud so others c [...]
Empty calories are a healthy person’s nemesis. With so many tasty and nutritious beverages in the world, why would anyone want to waste calories (and money) on sugary, health-compromising sodas when there are so many alternatives? Coconut water has been trending for years now, but there’s a new healthy beverage on the rise: cactus water.
Just like coconut water, cactus water made from prickly pear cactus has multiple health benefits:
It’s loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, an [...]
When the tide finally turns, it can sometimes be a big Kahuna. My ear is still warm from speaking with T. Matthew Phillips about the progression of the class action lawsuit he filed against Monsanto in California. Now, it came to my attention this morning that yet another lawsuit may be pending for people who suffer from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma due to the chemicals in Monsanto’s Round Up.
Phillips will argue his case before the court on July 20, 2015, and the only argument Monsanto has put fo [...]
Sickening, hidden camera recordings at a factory farm run by leading chicken-producer Tyson Foods reveals shocking animal abuse. This video is shocking, disgusting, and sad, so if prepare yourself for what is about to come.
In the video above, you can see how thousands of chicks are stuffed inside a windowless warehouse, where there is no sun or fresh air. They are thrown and tossed around to the point of pain and injury, all while having barely enough room to move in tightly enclosed spaces.
Delirium, characterized by severe confusion due to rapid changes in brain function, is running rampant in those staying in hospitals. That such a serious clinical syndrome is now referred to as a “surprising side effect of hospital stays” is beyond incredible. Here the Hospital Industry has access to the most advanced diagnostic capability that money can buy, as well as the top expertise needed to interpret the appropriate tests, yet this is the message being put out by their media [...]
Bill Maher, one of the most outspoken funny men around, is making his comedic rounds, and one stop is in Hawaii. In the islands, he is conducting the Aloha Live Stand Up Tour, and he has some hilarious, if not pertinent advice for the people of Maui regarding their fight against Monsanto and GMOs.
During his tour, Maher spoke to Maui Now about the island’s fight against Big Biotech:
“MN: . . .you may have heard that Maui had its own “power of the people” moment with respect to passin [...]
What’s the number one threat to your success and happiness in life? It’s not unexpected life events, or even financial crisis. Instead, it comes down to others telling you that you can’t live your passion. It comes down to what I call ‘toxic relationships.’
I’ll never forget the story about the mother of a friend of mine, whose singing career was ruined by the toxic actions of one heckler. While she was, in fact, a beautiful singer, she relied heavily upon t [...]
London’s first subterranean farm, ‘Growing Underground’ is about to harvest pea shoots, radishes, celery, and other produce amounting to 2.5 acres of fresh food – all from 100 feet below ground level.
Created in a remaining WWII tunnel, and carrying the name of Michel Roux Jr, a Michelin-starred chef, along with entrepreneurs Richard Ballard and Steven Dring, the crops are grown in a clean room with very little energy utilizing a sophisticated, hydroponic irrigation system, and adv [...]
There are many multi-purpose plants and herbs out there one can utilize for achieving total wellness. One of those natural medicines is black seed, otherwise known as Nigella sativa or black cumin. In fact, black seed health benefits are so far-reaching that it has been deemed the ‘remedy for everything but death.’
Read on to find out 10 ways that Nigella sativa can help invigorate your body and heal you:
1. The most shocking thing that black seed has been proven to do thus far i [...]
Most Americans aren’t waiting for doctors to support GMO labeling. We have been very clear; we want GMO labeling now, and we are even willing to go to court for it. Now, mirroring what millions of Americans have voiced over the past years, a leading network of doctor’s has voted on GMO labeling, and they overwhelmingly support it.
SERMO currently consists of 358,000 members – all verified and credentialed physicians. For the moment, they represent doctors primarily in the United Sta [...]