EWG 2015 list of most contaminated produce

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its latest list of most and least contaminated popular fresh fruits and vegetables, as analyzed for pesticide residue from USDA and FDA data. Apples again top the list of most contaminated produce, followed in order by peaches, nectarines, strawberries, grapes, celery, spinach, sweet bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas […]

Bullet Point Health News

Much of the following information has long been known by natural health advocates. What makes them interesting now is that these health issues are finally being admitted by government health agencies and discussed in the mainstream media. *Increased heroin use in U.S. linked to prescription drugs Heroin use in the U.S. has surged 63 percent […]

More health freedom lost as U.S. House votes for corporate control

‘Elected officials in the U.S. House of Representatives proved once more that they are the slaves of corporate giants, with no regard for the wishes of states, communities and citizens. On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Big Food and Monsanto won a decisive victory when the House approved a measure that bans mandatory labeling of genetically […]

The deeply flawed American health system

Among many reports on problems in the American health system was a new study published in Health Affairs. The study found that 50 U.S. hospitals have been charging uninsured patients ten times and more than they should have. All but one are for-profit institutions. The most overcharging hospitals are located in Florida, followed by New […]

AMA attempts to shore up medical monopoly

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of (people) in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” –Frederic Bastiat The American Medical Association is NOT the voice of the medical profession. Its membership now represents only […]

Honeybee loss last summer sets record

Two of five American honeybee colonies died last year, the second-highest rate loss in the 9 years since colony collapse disorder (CCD) was identified in 2006. The study, conducted by a bee partnership of beekeepers and the USDA, included a survey of 6,100 beekeepers. Their findings revealed another shocker—the deaths SPIKED in the summer, when bees are usually healthiest. The […]

Feinstein pushing FDA crackdown on home-based soap makers

Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced a bill called the ‘Personal Care Products Safety Act’ (SB 1014) that, according to Feinstein, would “make the world a safer place,” (for the multinational companies that enthusiastically support her bill). This jolly bi-partisan bill would not place an outright ban on home-based soap […]

Avian flu devastating U.S. poultry supply

Have you wondered why poultry has lately become the best meat buy in the U.S? Undoubtedly, the primary reason is because a devastating avian flu, the most virulent strain called H5N2,  is sweeping the country with no end in sight. The flu epidemic was first identified in Boise, Idaho in back yard chickens. The count of dead […]

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 […]