How safe are nutritional supplements?

2014 and 2015 appear to be record years for attacks against nutritional supplements. Currently 14 state attorneys general, a handful of congressmen, and a lobby of pharmacuetical companies are all calling for heavier regulations due to the “danger” of supplements. Of course the mainstream media—heavily funded by pharmaceutical advertising—is always quick to repeat any negative […]

FDA doesn’t know what’s in our food

Today there are over 10,000 additives used in our food, up from about 800 in 1958 when President Dwight Eisenhower signed a law requiring the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test and assess for safety all ingredients added to food products. This new regulation was in response to public concerns about the ‘strange’ new ingredients being […]

U.S. now importing non-GMO corn, soy, to meet demand

Monsanto, with the cooperation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has now taken over the abundant (90 percent) of corn and soy crops grown in the U.S. This was no mean achievement. It required patents, threats and expensive lawsuits. It seemed the war to control two of the world’s biggest export commodity crops was won. But […]

Modern food trends—good news and bad news

Just in March, 2015, Americans spent $50.384 BILLION  at “Food services and drinking places,” for the first time in history outspending shoppers in grocery store purchases. This is according to documents from the Census Bureau’s Monthly Survey on Retail Activity in the U.S. Even though more people than ever are participating in farmers markets, looking for […]