Vermont became the first state to become GMO-labeled. GMO labeling rulewill become effective July 1, 2016. Attorney General Bill Sorrell: GMO labeling law gives ample time to food manufacturers to change their products or lose an entire state’s business.
7 million turkeys and chickens killed, result of bird flu outbreak in the United States, spread to states of Minnesota, Iowa, California, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. Scientists mystified why it is moving so rapidly, has potential to kill entire flock of chickens or turkeys in 48 hours.
Class action lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County, California against the Monsanto corporation. The suit alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or animals.
Previous research found that strawberries could help prevent throat cancer. Study: "Strawberry Polyphenols and Insulin Resistance: a dose-response study in Obese Individuals with Insulin Resistance. Cherries are another fruit that are researched for help with diabetes.
Due to massive government subsidies given to farmers to grow genetically engineered crops in the past, U.S. food manufacturers and farmers are now being caught blindsided by the sweeping demand for non-gmo and organic crops. In a twist of irony, this is driving a massive increase of organic crop imports from nations that are largely free of bioengineering.
David Hibbitt's attempts at traditional cancer treatments of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy failed to get rid of his stage-three bowel cancer. Cannabis oil was a last ditch effort, and it worked. claims his recovery is due to taking cannabis oil.
International Agency for Research on Cancer: glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. Argentina’s union of doctors and health professionals, FESPROSA, issued a statement of support of its 30,000 members behind the decision. Physicians Network of Sprayed Peoples (RMPF): Where glyphosate falls, only GMOs can grow. Everything else dies.”
Glyphosate exposure was found to be positively associated with a particular type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – called B cell lymphoma. Human blood is not ‘Roundup Ready.‘
Doctors traced an Arkansas man's kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. They ruled out several potential causes before stumbling on a reason for the 56-year-old man's kidney problems: He said he drank about 16 8-ounce cups of iced tea every day. Black tea has a chemical known to cause kidney stones or even kidney failure in excessive amounts.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); organic industry continues to show remarkable growth domestically and globally, 19,474 certified organic operations in the United States 27,814 certified organic operations around the world. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: “As demand for organic products continues to soar, more producers are entering the organic market.”
U.S. sales of organic products jumped 11 percent last year to more than $39 billion. U.S. organic operations has grown 250 percent since the government started certifying organic products 2002, according to Agriculture Department. Much of the growth is in nonfood items like textiles and personal care items. Sales jumped 14 percent last year, totaled more than $3 billion.
Orthorexia is an obsessive-compulsive process characterized by extreme care and selection of pure ‘healthy’ food. Orthorexics obsessively avoid foods which contain artificial colours, flavours, preservant agents, pesticide residues or genetically modified ingredients, unhealthy fats, foods containing too much salt or sugar and other components. Preparation, kitchenware used are part of the obsessive ritual. Treatment of orthorexia require a multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychoterapists and dietitians. In some cases, antiserotoninergic drugs may be required as part of the treatment.
Italian study backs up tests carried out by the charity Medical Detection Dogs, which is based in Buckinghamshire.
Appearing live with Dr. Oz was pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and food advocate Robyn O’Brien. Early in the episode, Dr. Oz stated for the record: “My goal is to always have an open and honest conversation, you all know that, but I couldn’t get anyone to appear on the show that supports glyphosate. I reached out to the Grocery Manufacturers of America, Crop Life America, and Monsanto and they all declined to be on the show.”
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago tracked the diets and cognitive abilities of more than 950 older adults for an average of five years. They found a significant decrease in the rate of cognitive decline for participants who consumed greater amounts of green leafy vegetables.
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