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13 Chemicals Used In Food Products In The USA Today That Are Banned In Other Countries.

There are countless chemicals in use all over the world today, many of which have been linked to cancer and other serious illnesses. Once the chemical is linked to these illnesses the excuse is often that they just didn’t know that the long term effects of these chemicals would cause such disorders. Kind of like smoking, they just didn’t know that smoking would lead to cancer back then, but now they do because they are seeing it first hand. Even after it was proven that smoking caused cancer however, it took a long time to fully let the public know. When there is money to be lost the truth often becomes very shady. Below are the top 13 worst chemicals used in food products in the US today, that are banned in other… Read More

Dirty Secrets of the Food Processing Industry

By Sally Fallon This presentation was given at the annual conference of Consumer Health of Canada, March, 2002. Mankind has always processed his food; food processing is an activity that is uniquely human. One type of food processing is cooking. Traditional food processing had two functions: to make food more digestible and to preserve food during times of scarcity. This type of processing resulted in traditional foods like sausage and the old-fashioned meat puddings and haggis. It includes sourdough bread, fermented grain products, cheese and other fermented milk products, pickles, sauerkraut, and beverages–everything from wine and spirits to lacto-fermented soft drinks. In the past, processing was carried out by farmers and artisans such as bread makers, cheese makers, distillers, millers and so forth. This type of processing resulted in delicious foods and… Read More

Why McDonald’s Fries Taste So Good

By Eric Schlosser Excerpt From Eric Schlosser”s new book ”Fast Food Nation” (Houghton-Mifflin, 2001) From The Atlantic Monthly THE french fry was “almost sacrosanct for me,” Ray Kroc, one of the founders of McDonald”s, wrote in his autobiography, “its preparation a ritual to be followed religiously.” During the chain”s early years french fries were made from scratch every day. Russet Burbank potatoes were peeled, cut into shoestrings, and fried in McDonald”s kitchens. As the chain expanded nationwide, in the mid-1960s, it sought to cut labor costs, reduce the number of suppliers, and ensure that its fries tasted the same at every restaurant. McDonald”s began switching to frozen french fries in 1966 — and few customers noticed the difference. Nevertheless, the change had a profound effect on the nation”s agriculture and diet. A… Read More

This Is What’s REALLY In A McDonald’s Hamburger

Glorious McDonald’s! Great food at very affordable prices -or so we all wish. There is no doubting that McDonald’s has done a great job of making edible substances at an affordable price. Not too long ago I was in Pittsburgh and saw that McDonald’s offers a family meal where you can get something like 4 sandwiches, fries, nuggets and beverages for $9.99. How can you beat that price? It’s no wonder many people who are tight on cash choose that route vs. going to the grocery store and getting two heads of organic broccoli for the same price. Of course I’m being sarcastic about approving of McDonald’s foods. After all time and time again their food has been shown to be of low quality. Plus isn’t it kinda common sense that this… Read More

Whole Foods, Subway, & McDonald’s Exposed: It’s Time To Support Local Farming

Shortly after Mike Adams (The Health Ranger) appeared on the scene with his website Natural News, it quickly became a leader in virtual alternative health news for a growing number of people who were hungry for knowledge about their food, health and well-being. Those who no longer trusted big corporations and understood that profit margins historically trumped individual health, now had a trusted source, community and a home. Decades ago, your great grandparents had no need or use for the words ‘organic’ or ‘raw’ attached to their food, simply because most of it came directly from their own backyard or  local community. People knew where their food came from and in most cases, had a personal relationship with the grower, farmer or producer. Big corporations were not in the forefront of food… Read More

5 Simple Steps To Help You Eliminate This Deadly Ingredient From Your Diet

Sugar comes in many forms, and you may be surprised to find out that it actually comes in many different types of foods and you may be consuming more than you realize every single day. Did you know that the average American adult consumes about 22 teaspoons of sugar per day? That’s nothing compared to the average American child who consumes about 32 teaspoons per day. No wonder obesity rates and diabetes rates are higher than they have ever been! We are consuming on average about 150 pounds more sugar per year than we were 200 years ago. If that isn’t alarming to you, I don’t know what would be. The majority of the sugar that is being consumed is coming in the form of glucose/fructose, (in Canada) or High Fructose Corn… Read More

2013: Beaver Butt Used As ‘Natural Flavoring’ In Your Food

By Joey Cardillo Natural News Yes, it’s true. Millions of people across the globe are eating “beaver butt” and don’t even know that they’re consuming such a substance. It’s called “castoreum,” and it’s emitted from the castor sacs within the animal’s anus. For a beaver, this slimy brown substance is used to mark its territory, but for us humans, it’s used as an additive that is often labeled as “natural flavoring” in the foods we eat – vanilla, strawberry and raspberry probably being the most common. Why is castoreum used? The most notable characteristic (after being processed) has to be the smell of castoreum. Instead of smelling horrible, like most people would expect from an anally produced secretion, it has a pleasant scent, which supposedly makes it a perfect candidate for food… Read More

What to Consider When Buying a Can of Tuna

Anastasia Pantsios Canned tuna is one of the world’s most popular packaged fish, but it has also long been controversial. Between issues of overfishing resulting in fishery depletion and bycatch that threatens other species including the much-publicized incidental capture of dolphins by tuna fishermen, it has gotten a bad name. With the increased awareness of the harm tuna fishing can cause, companies have stepped up to try to reassure consumers that they are paying attention to the health of our oceans. Seafood companies are responding to the public’s increased interest in whether fishing practices deplete tuna populations. Photo credit: David Hano/International Sustainable Seafood Foundation San Diego-based Chicken of the Sea, one of the largest U.S. distributors of packaged seafood, recently issued its corporate sustainability report. The company boasted numerous ways it has increased… Read More

Is There a Multibillion Dollar Conspiracy to Make Sure Americans Stay Overweight?

According to Gallup, America is now fatter than it has ever been before. But how can this possibly be? After all, Americans spend an astounding 60 billion dollars a year on weight loss programs and products. After putting so much time, effort and energy into losing weight, shouldn’t we be some of the healthiest people on the entire planet? Sadly, the truth is that obesity has become a national epidemic, and we are known around the globe for our huge size. The term “fat Americans” has become synonymous with overweight tourists, and other cultures mock us for our apparent sloth. But could there be more to this than just the fact that we eat too much? Could it be possible that we have been fattened up by design? Before we get to… Read More

USDA on board with shipping U.S. chickens to China for processing, then re-entry to States for human consumption

(Livingtraditionally)“Chinese chicken” will soon have a whole new meaning, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently gave the green-light to four chicken processing plants in China, allowing chicken raised and slaughtered in the U.S. to be exported to China for processing, and then shipped back to the U.S. and sold on grocery shelves here. Furthermore, the imported processed poultry will not require a country-of-origin label nor will U.S. inspectors be on site at processing plants in China before it is shipped to the United States for human consumption. Food safety experts worry about the quality of chicken processed in a country notorious for avian influenza and food-borne illnesses. And they predict that China will eventually seek to broaden the export rules to allow chickens born and raised in China. “Economically, it doesn’t… Read More