Strawberries top 2016 ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

This year, for the first time in five years, non-organic strawberries displaced non-organic apples as the most contaminated fruit/vegetable on the Environmental Working Group’s 2016 ‘Dirty Dozen’ list. For those new to EWG’s Dirty Dozen list, tests are conducted every year on common fruits and vegetables to determine those most saturated with pesticide residues. Natural strawberries are a wonderfully […]

Health issues in the mainstream media

Health issues in the mainstream media have for years been predominately focused on this or that miraculous pharmaceutical drug or procedure to prevent or ‘cure’ the increasing numbers of ills that affect us today. Natural prevention and even cures have been rarely mentioned—and even demagogued as “quackery.” But now there seems to be a slight change in the […]

NEWS BRIEFS: PFCs, GMOs, Viagra and junk yogurt

Help prevent glaucoma with greens Greater intake of  dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetables was associated with a lower risk of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology. The researchers found that a diet rich in dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetables beneficial for blood circulation were associated with a 20 […]

Know what you eat

Know what you eat. We live in an era of questionable food. Our daily nourishment once taken for granted as safe and nutritious now demands your attention and knowledge. Monsanto Glyphosate under fire—A farm worker and a horticultural assistant who both developed cancer after being exposed to Monsanto’s glyphosate weedkiller have filed lawsuits against the company. Glyphosate is […]

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 […]

Findings—Half of U.S. adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes

The most recent study reveals that almost half of U.S. adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes, with gains in the disease across every racial, ethnic and gender group, regardless of income and/or education levels. The study used National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data collected between 1988-1994 and again in 1999-2012. Researchers found a 25 percent overall […]

Food and health news from around the world

U.S.— The EPA has raised the alarm over some GMO crops that are breeding swarms of pesticide-resistant bugs (corn specifically) which now is infected with a root worm stronger and more numerous than ever before. Alarmed, the EPA now wants to prevent problems the government created in the first place. Between 1995 and 2012 the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Glyphosate killing pollinators, and accumulating in people

The widely-used herbicide glyphosate, now classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization, has been found in a number of items, including honey, breast milk infant formula and human blood and urine samples, according to media reports. “When chemical agriculture blankets millions of acres of genetically engineered corn and soybean fields with hundreds of millions […]