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What happens when you eat GMOs?

When you eat GMO foods, does any of the unique DNA of the genetically modified organism affect you? Monsanto and other GMO companies shout NO! But the amount of DNA from food that gets past the intestines is not really … Continue reading

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Banking on the buzzwords to sell food

Food marketers use many different buzzwords that confuse the buyer to sell their products. Marketers are banking on consumers being pretty much stupid when it comes to food and health related buzzwords. When most people read the words “antioxidant,” “gluten-free” … Continue reading

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How canola oil is made

Most vegetable oils are produced in the factory from genetically modified crops that are been repeatedly sprayed with pesticides and herbicides. Canola oil is probably the worst one of all, made from a hybrid version of the rapeseed plant that has … Continue reading

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Ice cream lovers rejoice!

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has gone GMO-free. The much loved ice-cream maker has taken a bold step and has transformed all 50 of its flavors to non-GMO ingredients and Fair Trade certification. Things like the Heath Toffee Bar flavor … Continue reading

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Growing a sweet tooth

From infancy, our palates are trained to love sugar, which gives us a sweet tooth that desires more and more sugar. You do not have to be overweight for sugar to give you heart disease. Weight and heart disease do … Continue reading

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GMO food for thought

GMO crops dominated production last year with sugar beets making up 95% of US beet crops. GMO soy hammered 94% of US soybean crops, canola at 90%, cotton 90% and corn 88%. The scary part is that these numbers increase … Continue reading

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Good news/ bad news about bees:

The good news is that only one quarter of the US honeybee population died last winter, according to an annual survey. How is that good news you ask? The prior season saw the death of over 30% of our precious … Continue reading

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For the love of Frankenfish…

How will you know if it is frankenfish or not? The FDA (Fatal Drugs Allowed) has said it likely will not require GMO fish to be labeled. IF a retailer carries this untested food, consumers will not be told which … Continue reading

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A new way to test your food quality coming soon

Food-sniffers: Coming to your hip pocket soon. Foods are currently analyzed for safety at a rate of about 1%. Analysis is cumbersome and expensive – and who knows how many lives are in danger while the laboratories grind out the … Continue reading

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Papaya: fruit of angels

Papaya is known as the ‘fruits of angels’. Papaya is loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes combined perfectly to bring amazing health benefits. Papaya is even used in natural medicine and also in facials and skin care. Papaya treats … Continue reading

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What genetically modified food does for you

Rats fed GMO foods had inflamed prostates and stomachs, smaller livers, hearts, testicles and brains, damaged immune systems, and structural changes in the white blood cells making them more vulnerable to infection and disease compared to rats fed non-GMO food. … Continue reading

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Just say NO to Frankenfish

Yeah for Kroger and Safeway! They have joined a growing list of supermarkets that are saying NO to Frankenfish. This news comes on the heels of the news that the FDA wants to allow free license for the world’s first … Continue reading

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What’s in baking powder

Baking powder is basically a mixture of baking soda, acid, and GMO cornstarch (just one more hidden source of GMOs in our food supply). Here’s another big problem: the acids used are often monocalcium phosphate and sodium aluminum sulfate. Notice … Continue reading

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Another popular food additive to watch for:

Xanathan gum is made by fermenting food sources with the bacteria Xanthomonas campestris – the same bacteria that makes black spots on broccoli and cauliflower. Xanthan gum is listed in the top 30 most popular food ingredients. You find it … Continue reading

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Scientific American told a lie

Scientific American had a recent editorial titled “Labels for GMO Food Are a Bad Idea.” This supposedly science-based media giant has sided with Big Agriculture to argue: “Instead of providing people with useful information, mandatory GMO labels would only intensify … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 09/10/13

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Code stickers on produce

Fruit and veggie codes explained: Four numbers in the Price Lookup Code (PLU) means that this produce was grown conventionally with the use of pesticides. The four digits in the PLU code simply tells what kind of vegetable or fruit … Continue reading

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Energy drink liars

Anyone out there drinking Advocare Spark? You know, the healthier energy drink with the misleading motto “we build champions”? Advocare Spark is horrible stuff but still calls itself “the most nutritionally advanced energy drink on the market”! This is a … Continue reading

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Monsanto buys another backroom deal

Mafia protection for Monsanto: Recently, at the last-minute, anonymously and without proper hearings, the US House of Representatives quietly passed a “backroom deal” addition to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill for 2013 – including a provision protecting genetically modified seeds from … Continue reading

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Our changing GMO world…

A few weeks ago, without fanfare, the USDA officially deregulated Monsanto’s Round Up Ready Alfalfa. This means two things. One: Our cows, deer, sheep, goats and other herbivores are now going to be on a GMO diet. Two: All alfalfa … Continue reading

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