Researchers: Eating organic provides much greater nutritional intake vs. conventional foods

(NaturalNews) Despite propaganda put out by the pesticide and genetically modified organism (GMO) industries, the evidence is clear: organic food has a higher nutrient content than food produced with GMOs and synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.

The issue is only increasing in relevance as consumers continue to turn to organic rather than conventionally produced foods. From 2014 to 2015, the amount consumers spent on packaged organic products went from $12.8 billion to $13.4 billion. That doesn’t include sales of organic produce, bulk dried goods, meat, or meals at organic restaurants.

Yet you’ll still hear certain scientists, along with pesticide and GMO company spokespeople, claim that organic food is no better for you than “conventional” food. What’s the truth? (RELATED: Discover more news about healthful vs. harmful food ingredients at

Dramatically higher antioxidant content

The evidence for organic foods’ superior nutrient content just keeps getting stronger. In 2011, the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences published what was, at that time, one of the most sophisticated analyses of the prior research comparing nutrient content of organic and conventional foods. They found that in general, organic foods tend to be higher in antioxidants (including vitamin C) and phenolic acids, but may be lower in protein and vitamin A.

They hypothesized that the main difference between the foods is the excessive use of synthetic fertilizers in conventional agriculture, which adds much more nitrogen to the plants’ diets. This leads to a reduction in stress, causing the plants to produce fewer defense-related secondary metabolites, such as vitamin C and other antioxidants. But it may cause the plant to accumulate more nitrogen in the form of protein, and to increase the content of secondary metabolites unrelated to defense, like vitamin A.

The researchers found that the levels of secondary plant metabolite-based nutrients in organic fruits and vegetables were about 12 percent higher in organic than in non-organic produce. Defense-related secondary metabolites in particular were 16 percent higher.

“This subset encompasses most of the important, plant-based antioxidants that promote good health,” the researchers wrote.

In 2014, an even more comprehensive analysis reviewed the findings of 343 prior peer-reviewed studies on the same topic. This paper, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, was the largest such analysis ever performed.

The researchers found much stronger results than the analysis from three years prior. They found that the antioxidant content of organic fruits and vegetable was between 19 and a shocking 69 percent higher than that of non-organic produce. This difference was large enough that shifting to an all-organic diet could provide the same nutritional benefit as eating an extra two servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

Organic food lower in poisons

Higher nutrient content isn’t the only reason that organic food is better for your health, of course. Organic food is guaranteed free of GMOs, which have been linked to organ and reproductive problems.

It is also free from the residue of dangerous pesticides that have also been linked to problems across the health spectrum.

According a study published in the journal Environmental Research, switching to an organic diet can reduce an adult’s overall pesticide exposure by 90 percent. Another study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, showed the same effect over the long-term. It found that study participants who reported eating a higher proportion of organic produce showed evidence of significantly less organophosphate pesticide exposure than participants who ate mostly conventional produce.

This translates into real health benefits. According to a letter published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, you can reduce your pesticide-related health risk by 94 percent just by eating only organic forms of the top six most pesticide-intensive fruits (currently strawberries, apples, nectarines, peaches, grapes and cherries).

Despite the growing popularity and increasingly strong case for organic foods, farmers have been slow to convert their farmland to organic production. Several major food companies are now offering monetary incentives to help farmers make the switch.



The Amish, who don’t get vaccinated, rarely get autism, cancer, or heart disease – coincidence?



(NaturalNews) Do not talk about whether vaccines work or not, or whether or not they cause autism, unless you’re ready for a very heated debate. Although the link between vaccines and autism is nothing new, to even speak of it can get you labeled as an “anti-vaxxer” or a health fanatic of sorts by the sheeple (brainwashed masses) that believe every vaccine the CDC recommends not only works, but is 100% safe and 100% effective 100% of the time. Even if some vaccines work some of the time, are they worth the health risk? That is the ultimate question, because one statistic you may not know is that children who receive mercury-containing vaccinations (listed as thimerosal usually) are 27 times more likely to develop autism than those who don’t get those jabs. That comes from a recent study based on the CDC’s own data. Still want to keep it a hush-hush topic?

Pediatricians in America are not allowed to question vaccines at all, nor are they allowed to recommend less than the CDC recommends, or they face the wrath of the AMA – the infamous American Medical Association – that finds a way to shut down the “contenders,” sometimes even taking away their license to practice medicine. Big question: would the statistics of autism suddenly bottom out if mercury was removed from all vaccines, including flu shots? (By the way, the CDC lied when they said mercury has been removed from all vaccines).

Nary is a case of autism in the Amish communities of America

For starters, children are not born with autism. It appears during infancy or childhood, and is brought on by an overload of neurotoxins either consumed, injected or ingested from environmental factors, or all of the above. In fact, the recent autism spectrum disorder (ASD) spike over the past two decades in the USA directly coincides with the vaccine schedule increase, by quantity and frequency, enforced by the CDC. To understand why autism is next to non-existent for the Amish, consider that the Amish have been “cut off” from American scientific and medical “progress” for centuries, thus they’ve had less exposure to the major factors that trigger autism, including the most likely proponent–vaccines.

Take a little trip to the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country and try to tag yourself even half a dozen Amish children with autism and you’ll come up short. If statistics matched our national average, there would be about 200 in the Amish community, but to date, there are only three, one of which was adopted and brought over from China. Go figure. Another one actually did get vaccinated and developed autism shortly afterwards. Go figure again.

Here are some universal and national statistics to consider. Autism affects over 20 million people around the world, and occurs in boys four to five times more often than girls. In the US, one in every 68 children has some form of ASD, a 30% increase from just 2012. Why is that, you’re asking yourself? United States kids get 50 inoculations before age seven, many that are combinations containing multiple disease strains, mercury, formaldehyde (yes, embalming fluid for the dead), monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aluminum, just to name a few neurotoxins. Flu shots contain the highest levels of mercury, up to 25,000 times what the EPA allows as a maximum in drinking water and edible fish. Mercury is the second most poisonous element know to mankind.

Due to religious beliefs, the Amish opt out of all vaccines

Fortunately for the Amish, they’re also opting out of three of the most controversial vaccines on the market today: hepatitis B, HPV (human papillomavirus) and of course, the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella combo) that was implicated in the CDC vaccine-autism-link and biggest medical cover-up in history, ever. Conflicting with CDC claims, the multi-dose version of hepatitis B still contains thimerosal (50% mercury). The immature central nervous systems and the liver of Amish newborns are spared this volatile toxin thanks to their parent’s religious beliefs. Amish children experience hardly any learning disabilities at all, in fact. Nor are the Amish experiencing typical US diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. This could all be because they don’t eat GMO, take chemical pharmaceuticals, or vaccines. Surely, no government run regulatory agency will ever run this comparison of Amish health vs. non-Amish health, but the reality speaks for itself.

Still, the CDC refuses to regulate the vaccine industry and instead literally promotes toxic chemicals, dangerous heavy metal toxins, carcinogens and lethal “preservatives” like mercury. It’s all about lifestyle and natural health these days, if you really want immunity that doesn’t come with a boatload of permanent and debilitating “side effects,” like autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s syndrome or liver cancer.



Death From Above: Confessions of a Killer Drone Operator

What happens when you combine radio-controlled planes, highly-skilled video gamers, gps-enabled bombs and unlimited military budgets?  Well, you might get radio-controlled killing machines like ones Brandon Bryant has used for many death missions.  

Is this what technology had led to?  I’ve always heard people say that technology was meant to improve our lives.  Isn’t it ironic how its being used to end these peoples lives?  Meanwhile, controllers like Brandon live with the guilt of killing people from the comfort of a reclining chair.  That just seems morally wrong on many different levels.


from Newsweek…


Death From Above: Confessions of a Killer Drone Operator

The National Security Agency investigative committee questions former U.S. drone pilot Brandon Bryant in Berlin on October 15. BERND VON JUTRCZENKA/AP

In 2009, not long after his historic election and seven years after the first U.S. drone strike, President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize. “Even as we confront a vicious adversary that abides by no rules, I believe the United States of America must remain a standard bearer in the conduct of war,” he said. “That is what makes us different from those whom we fight. We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend.”

Read full article here



Artificial Sweetener Disease; The story of how sugar was replaced by a dangerous chemical substitute with supposed health benefits

artificial-sweetenersAspartame, sucralose, sorbitol, acesulfame-k, aspartic acid, and saccharine.

If the food you eat contains any of these artificial sweeteners, you may have just identified what has been making you sick.   Symptoms include fibromyalgia, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, muscle pain, chronic fatigue, arthritis and constant headaches.

Artificial sweeteners are now found in over 25% of all foods sold in the US.  What’s even more troublesome is many people consuming them think they are making a healthy choice by reducing calories in their diets, when in fact, they are causing havoc to their bodies.  It all started in 1981 when aspartame was approved after being banned for decades because of studies proving it carcinogenic.  Then, a suspicious line of events occur that leads up to it’s approval.  Ronald Regan consults with, then CEO of Searle Pharmaceuticals, Donald Rumsfeld, for the hiring of Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes Jr as the head of the FDA.  Soon after, Aspartame is approved and Searle and Donald Rumsfeld make a fortune with it under the brand name NutraSweet.  It is interesting to note Monsanto, considered by many the most inhumane company in the world, bought Searle Pharaceuticals in 1985.  Also interesting is the fact that NutraSweet was developed in 1965 but took an astounding 16 years to be finally coaxed into approval in 1981.

Donald Rumsfeld, yes, the same Donald Rumsfeld that concocted the still unproven Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destructions, was behind the approval of the first artificial sweetener even though it was, and still is, a proven carcinogen.  The patent for aspartame expired in 1992 which allowed competitors to flood the market to capitalize on the “Sugar-Free” craze that swept the nation. Until 1996, Aspartame was not cleared by the FDA for use in anything that was heated or cooked, as it became unstable and slightly toxic.   Searle was later bought by Pfizer in 2003.

The first use of the term “fibromyalgia” in a scientific journal was in 1981; also the first year aspartame was approved for consumption. The “disease” is still a mystery to many health professionals but has been heavily linked to artificial sweeteners. The ratio of females to male with fibromyalgia is 9:1. Many more women consume sugar-free foods and beverages than males do, hence the disproportionate ratio.  Current medications for treating fibromyalgia include Pregamblin under the brand name Lyrica, approved in 2007, made by none other than Pfizer. Sales topped $3 billion in 2010.  The ultimate example of creating a problem and a cure.

Artificial Sweetener Disease; a new breed of sickness.

Secret Google Barge off San Francisco is an Offshore Data Center

Cnet has learned that Google is building a secret data center off the coast of San Francisco.  Made of connected shipping containers that are painted white, the entire structure sits on a barge.  Google has been quiet on the project, denying any involvement.  Signs on the outside confirm the secret nature of the project, stating all cell phones or recording devices are strictly prohibited.  Thats funny coming from a company that made a fortune with such devices.  This coincides with the recent released Google Glass head-mounted recording device.  The sea-bound nature is surprising because it suggests that google is perhaps trying to operate in international waters, outside of US jurisdiction.  Google is perhaps trying to bypass privacy rights.


Music video shows whats really destroying our youth. Support this by sharing it.

FOOD FIGHT – Earth Amplified feat. Stic.Man of Dead Prez

Food Fight is the story of a kid who lives in a world where the food at the local corner store is killing his neighborhood — literally.


A shocking look at what happens when we recycle our electronic things.

Sometimes Interesting

Ever wonder where those old used computers end up? How about all those old CRT monitors, cell phones, keyboards, and PDAs? We’re told when we drop off our old electronics for recycling that they will be properly disposed of; in some cases we pay recyclers to ensure our old electronics are disposed of in the correct way.

It is easy to wipe our hands of these discarded items, feeling we’ve done our part – but have we? What we don’t know is what the “recyclers” do with these parts and where the discarded items end up. You rarely hear about electronic waste sites; perhaps it is time we start paying more attention.

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Your bad vision may just be lazy eye muscles. Give them a workout. Easily.

Do you wear glasses?

Do you need glasses but putting it off until you can’t really see clearly anymore?

Did humans always need glasses?  Were people just walking around with blurred vision before glasses were invented?  The first pair of corrective eyeglasses were made in the 13th century in Italy.  Humans have been around for about 200,000 thousand years.  Did 75% of early humans need vision correcting lenses as is the case for American adults today?

Well, since the 13th century, BOOKS and WRITTEN LANGUAGES have increased globally.  Does this coincide with the increase of corrective lenses?  Perhaps people could still function properly without 20/20 vision.  I, for example, am nearsighted.  I have no problems during my daily routine until I have to READ something from a distance.  Then I put on my glasses and go the rest of my day with them on, in case I have to read something from a distance.  This then begs the question; does reading change your vision? After all, growning up I didn’t need glasses, I only started to need them at around age 15 after many years of reading.  Could it be related to the very narrow focus required for reading letters?  For most things in life, a quick glance is all that is necessary to identify something.  But reading requires minutes, if not hours of constant focus.  Does this damage your eyes focusing ability?  Growning up, they used to say if you made a funny face for too long it would become permanent.  Maybe that’s true for your eye’s ciliary muscles, the one responsible for focusing.

Has our modern society taxed the natural abilities of our eye’s to the point of permanent damage?  I don’t think Amazonian tribesmen are smacking their faces into trees as they chase prey through the jungle because they can’t see good.  Their eye sight is probably great.  I don’t recall ever seeing a tribesman on Discovery Channel wearing a new pair of $300 Giorgio Armani eyeglasses.

What if there was a way to workout your ciliary muscles?  Turns out there is: pinhole glasses.  The small holes force your eye to constantly refocus to find to see the clearest.  This gives them a much needed workout.  As you try to focus from close objects to distant ones, your ciliary muscles are using their full range of motion which will help your eyes to pinhole glassesregain lost focus range from years of depending on corrective lenses.  Of course, there are other eye conditions which can be the reason for your poor vision for which these glasses would be of little use.  But for the majority of people who just need corrective lenses because of lazy ciliary muscles that no longer fully focus your field of vision, these silly looking glasses may give your eyes the much needed workout they’ve been waiting for to break off that old rust and start to function properly again.

The full details on ciliary muscles and pinhole glasses can be found at this Natural News article.


Pinhole glasses instantly transform blurred vision into clear vision for astonished wearers who try them.

GMO corn banned in Poland; cites health concerns, massive bee die-off

GMO process

GMO corn is not allowed to be grown, at least in Poland.

Yet in the US, Genetically Modified (GM) corn type MON810 is being grown all over the country.  And most likely you ate some today.  Yes, the GM corn with its own built-in pesticide that was genetically inserted into the DNA of the common corn plant.

Every part of the plant is toxic, yet it is being consumed by basically every American, every day, in one way, shape or form, whether its:

corn syrup (soda, juice drinks, packaged foods, candy)

corn starch (fast food, baked goods, Chinese food, packaged foods)

ethanol vapor (corn-based car fuel)

beer and alcoholic drinks (most American lagers, Mikes Hard, Seagrams)

animal feed (beef, chicken, farmed raised fish, pork)

Also, a recent long term study linked GM corn to tumors, infertility, cancer, total organ failure, premature death and DNA damage in standard laboratory rats, which are used because their bodies respond similarly to a humans body.

Poland has linked the corn to colony collapse disorder (CCD) in honey bees, which are crucial to all plants to reproduce.  It’s seems logical as to why the bees are dying; they gather pollen from GM corn plants that contain built-in pesticides.  That, in itself, kills the bees.  When a company inserts a toxin into a corn plant that is designed to kill a broad range of insects, it is safe to assume the corn is also toxic when consumed in high quantities by larger animals, such as humans.   Americans have a diet that is largely dependent on corn, yet in the US, corn is still king; with the likes of Monsanto running the industry.  The same company that produced and assured us that Agent Orange was safe! 

It appears that the rest of the world is slowly but surely banning GM corn and crops for health and environmental reasons.  In the US, however, the bioengineering companies are closely intertwined with our Government. And that adds up to a toxic relationship.

original article links below:
Poland beekeepers kick Monsanto out of the hive, successfully ban bee-killing GM corn.

The Wine Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

Have you looked at a bottle of wine and noticed it almost always says it contains sulfites.  What exactly are sulfites and what do they do to us?

As it turns out, sulfites have been in use since ancient Rome.  Because of this, they have essentially been “grandfathered” in to our food safety standards.  Which also means there has been very little long-term safety studies done to prove that humans can consume it with little or no health consequences.

Sulfites are added to processed food, beer, wine, deli meats, sausage, and mass-produced pizza.  They can be labeled as sulfur dioxide, sodium sulfate, and potassium metabisulfate.   Non-organic wine (large majority of all sold in the US) contains very high levels of sulfites.  They use it to stop fermentation before bottling and to help white wines to stay crisp white instead of its natural tendency to tan slightly with age.  They are in no means necessary to produce wine.  So, along with your cup of nice California Merlot, your also getting a heavy dose of sulfites, which at least 10% of people have sensitivities to and probably don’t know it.

Some of the known symptoms of sulfite allergies include itchy eyes, runny nose, and wheezing cough.  It is often mistaken by doctors as hay fever.  The long terms effects are not really known as the food and wine industry maintain that sulfites are completely safe.  From a rational point of view, sulfites are used to kill bacteria and yeast in wine and food, so when you drink a couple of glasses wine with sulfites added, your are essentially drinking something that can kill all of the beneficial bacteria in your gut that promotes healthy digestion.   Can some stomach problems be associated with sulfites? Its very possible.

What you can do to avoid sulfites:

Look for wine bottles that contain no sulfites, such as certified organic wines. If your local wine store doesn’t carry any, just tell them to order some, they probably will.  From my own experience, when I drink an organic, sulfite-free wine, I don’t wake up with the usual headache and overall crappy feeling that I get when drinking regular wine.  That alone is enough for me to stay away from regular sulfite added wine.

Look for sulfite and preservative free deli meats or just stay away from deli meats all together. You can substitute fresh grilled chicken or roasted turkey.

Stay away from hotdogs and sausage that don’t say “sulfite free.”  If your not sure, ask your butcher if he can make sausage without sulfites.

You are what you eat, so eat healthy and you will be.


Sulphite preservatives in wine and food can cause significant health issues.

Five clues that your excess weight and health problems are caused by gluten

Is that extra weight you put on caused by gluten?

There’s a good chance it is. The wheat we now consume comes from seed that has literally been selectively bred since the ancient Egyptians.  The result is a wheat that our body has not been able to fully adapt to.  The same gluten which helps improve bread and pizza dough is also causing havoc to our immune system.

Our body can tell that something is wrong with the amount of gluten in the wheat and then responds by defending against it by attacking it through the intestines, resulting in inflammation and intestinal damage.  This keeps us in a constant state of inflammation around the gut leading to weight gain and other health issues.

Five signs that your weight issue is caused by gluten

  • Gut disorders and yeast infections
  • Skin problems, rashes, acne, and eczema
  • High blood sugar
  • Bouts of anxiety and depression – low energy
  • Early aging disorders that include dementia

The good news it that you can start reversing these symptoms by just avoiding gluten.  There are now many gluten free options available in the stores and also some of the breads are so good you wont miss the wheat stuff anymore. One brand I like is Udi’s.  You can even find gluten free beer and pizza in some stores.  Green’s gluten free beer is very good and another one that’s local to me in the Hudson Valley is  RVP’s Honey Beer.  Available nationwide, a more run-of-the-mill option is Redbridge Beer made by Anheuser-Busch.  A more comprehensive list is here.

You can try avoiding gluten for a week to see if you feel better.  If you do, you have just discovered one cause to some health issues you may have and the good news is that getting better doesn’t involve any pills or meds.


Is your house too small? Probably not enough

Americans love big houses.  It’s the symbol of success.  The showpiece of our wealth.  The epitome of making it.

We dream of them.  Envy people who have them.  Even sign our names to them for thirty years just to get bigger one’s

But are they really better than small houses?

After all, once you buy a big house, you have to fill it up.  You can’t have empty rooms, right?  Thousands and thousands of dollars are spent on furniture, window shades, tvs, kitchen appliances, landscaping, painting, etc..   All that for a few people to live there.

But also consider the energy use of such a big house.  With energy prices constantly rising, we can’t always turn a blind eye to wasting energy that we seem to take for granted.  The larger the house, the more energy it will use. Not to mention all of the cheap, toxic materials now being used to build houses are definitely not healthy living environments.

While the Tiny Green Cabin featured in the video is a bit too small, it’s at least taking a fresh look at a big problem.  I think houses should focus on high quality earth-based materials with no off-gassing or contaminates and a well thought out design maximizing light, air flow and daily functions.  This also might prevent the owners from purchasing and storing otherwise unneeded crap that seems to accumulate over the years.  We all have some of those impulse purchases that were used only once and now just take up space.  If I had a smaller home I probably wouldn’t have bought any of them.  That means I wouldn’t have wasted my money and not further increased the Trade Deficit with China.

Well, maybe it’s a good time to clean out my closet.

…maybe, tomorrow.

Dioxins in our Food!

Dow Chemicals is looking to expand it’s use of a herbicide full of Dioxin, which is linked to cancer, hormone disruption, genetic mutations, neurological damage, Parkinson’s and birth defects in humans.  The herbicide, called 2,4-D,  uses the same chemical that was used in Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

Dow is lobbying the EPA for additional approval for use on it’s patented GMO corn, soybean, and cotton crops.   Wow, as if genetically engineering a plant to produce it’s own internal herbicide wasn’t enough, now they want to douse it with a herbicide so powerful it will basically kill any plant on earth.

Then it’s shipped to the supermarket and we eat it .  Yum!  Can I have some extra dioxins, please?

sign the petition linked below;

We Have the Right to Know About Dioxins in our Food!.

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Hemp seed oil: The new healthy oil full of EFAs

Have you had your hemp seed oil today?

Hemp was one of the first cultivated crops in recorded history.  The oil that is pressed from the hemp seed is extremely healthy for the human body.  The decline in hemp seed oil consumption perhaps comes from the rise of the Western diet and the belief that it contains THC, which it does not.  What it does contain is the optimal balance between Omega 6 and Omega 3 EFA’s, essential fatty acids.   The Western diet is industrialized for maximum efficiency and most raw, natural foods were pushed-out by highly processed long shelf-life reduced nutrition chemical laden disease causing “food”.   The good news is real foods are slowing making a comeback in our diets after a long sad departure.

Of course, we’ve all been hearing how Omega 3 fish oil is great for our body and that we should be eating more fish that contain high amounts of it, like salmon. Unfortunately, lots of fish, especially farm-raised fish, contain high amounts of mercury and other toxins that are added to their food or now found in our polluted oceans.  That’s what makes hemp seed oil a great alternative to fish oil.

Hemp seed oil contains up to 80% EFAs which is highest among all plant sources.  It also contains vitamin D (the only plant source that contains it), and is also a powerful anti-inflammatory.  You can also apply it to your skin as a conditioner and as a natural sunscreen.

The same rules apply to hemp seed oil as they do when buying extra virgin olive oil, the higher the quality, the better.  Look for unrefined oil only; if its clear and light in color or in a plastic bottle, don’t buy it.  Look for a slightly cloudy, dark-colored oil in a glass bottle.  You can use it in a similar matter as extra-virgin olive oil, heck  just mix it together and add it your salads or toasted bread.  I’m gonna try myself a piece now.


Hemp seed oil: The new healthy oil.


New Zealand woman’s Coca-Cola habit blamed for her death

On Natural Health News,  A woman has recently died at the age of 30 with no apparent causes except that she was on a steady diet of 8 liters of Coca-cola a day.  Also she was a 30-a-day smoker as well.  Coca-cola is now being considered the cause of her death.  She suffered from an extreme lack of potassium which coca-cola is known to strip from the body.  Her liver was also extremely damaged from excessive soda intake.  This all resulted to a heart-attack for this poor woman.

Her partner said she was so addicted she would keep a bottle next to her bed and drink it as soon as she woke up.

At the rate of 8 liters a day, that equals over 400 grams of sugar (really, high-fructose corn syrup, which is way worse) or just about one pound.

Also she drank the caffeine equivalent of 12 espressos.  You can read the whole article here

Do doctors really know best?


New Zealand woman’s Coca-Cola habit blamed for her death.

We Used To Have 307 Kinds Of Corn. Guess How Many Are Left? | Occupy Monsanto

A startling look at the reduction of biodiversity today compared to less than a hundred years ago.  The result of selective breeding for maximum yields and corporate influences on small American farmers to buy mass-produced seeds.  The bottom line is to buy local and encourage your farmers to grown less common varieties.  This also protects our food supply by reducing the effects if one species becomes infected by fungus or pests.  The uninfected species will insure us with enough food in the event of that a species is wiped out.  It will also prevent  pests and fungus from growing out of control.   You know the saying;  don’t put all your eggs in the same basket definitely applies here.



We Used To Have 307 Kinds Of Corn. Guess How Many Are Left? | Occupy Monsanto.

Popular orange juices flavored with secret “flavor packs” not listed on the label

Popular orange juices flavored with secret “flavor packs” not listed on the label.

What happened to fresh squeezed orange juice? Well this article covers how even this simple beverage has been completely industrialized into something just tasting like fresh orange juice.  In the US, most of the juice is imported from Brazil, heated to pasteurize it, stored in giant vats devoid of oxygen for up to one year, then re-flavored with “flavor packs” made by chemical and fragrance companies to get it to taste fresh again.  And the companies are not required to disclose any of this information while still charging a premium for the “Not from Concentrate” claim.

Such a simple thing like drinking fresh juice shouldn’t be so complicated.  For most of human civilization, food was prepared fresh or preserved in a natural way, usually using salt.  We, as humans, have made it this far using these simple food storage strategies. We really do not need the complexity of this massive orange juice operation that, ultimately, is inferior and possibly harmful to humans and the world.

So, in other words, if you want fresh squeezed juice, then squeeze some fresh juice.  Otherwise, you could be drinking some mysterious laboratory-made substance that only claims to be fresh juice.

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