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Vietnam Demands Monsanto Pay Victims Of Agent Orange For Cancer & Birth Defects

By Arjun Walia In Brief The Facts: More than 4.8 million people in Vietnam have been exposed to the herbicide and over 3 million of them have been suffering from deadly diseases. Vietnam is again demanding that Monsanto (Bayer) be held accountable. Reflect On: Things here are quite obvious, the information in the article is just […]

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10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs

1. GMOs are unhealthy. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets for all patients. They cite animal studies showing organ damage, gastrointestinal and immune system disorders, accelerated aging, and infertility. Human studies show how genetically modified (GM) food can leave material behind inside us, possibly causing long-term problems. Genes […]

Avocado

Make a list and check it twice: “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables CONTAMINATED with pesticide residue

A healthy diet contains lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. However, certain types of produce can also be bad for you. It’s not the produce themselves that are bad, but some fruits and vegetables may contain traces of harmful pesticides that are linked to harmful side effects. Each year, the Environmental Working Group(EWG) publishes a list made up […]

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ALDI Announces They Are Turning To 100% Sustainable Packaging

By Mayukh Saha  Listen to Article The end of non-biodegradable plastic seems to be very near! With big corporations and supermarkets starting to make changes in their policies, it seems that we are looking forward to a bright future for our planet. It has been a long fight and the struggle continues, but now that we have corporations […]

microbes

8 Ways Microbes Can Save Us From Ourselves

By Sayer Ji Could bacteria and related microbes, widely believed to be a primary cause of disease, explain how we are capable of surviving through the self-created chemical nightmare of industrialized society? Environmental chemical exposures number in the tens of thousands among industrialized populations.  Our water, air, food, and now bodies, are saturated through with xenobiotic chemicals (compounds […]

glyphosate

A peek behind the (toxic) curtain: Here’s why glyphosate is sprayed on food crops before harvest

Now that two juries have named Monsanto’s top weedkiller, Roundup, as a “substantial factor” in causing cancer in at least two people, concerns about current farming practices are on the rise. The food industry has a dirty little secret they’ve been hiding for many years: Farmers sometimes use Roundup for off-label purposes — and by […]

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Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

By Marco Torres Due to currents levels of soil depletion, genetic modification and pesticides, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. But what’s the nutritional difference between a carrot in 1950s and one today? Higher antioxidant levels, lower pesticide loads, better farming practices all lead to […]

RoundUp

Latest FDA Pesticide Monitoring Report reveals that nearly 50% of food samples contain pesticide “residues”

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Annual Pesticide Report for 2016 found pesticide “residues” in nearly 50 percent of the samples that the agency targeted across the United States and abroad. Six percent of the samples “violated” tolerable pesticide residue amounts. The FDA tests for over 700 different pesticides and industrial compounds in both domestic and imported […]

aspartame

New study finds that aspartame-sweetened diet soda causes stroke, dementia risks to skyrocket… is aspartame DESTROYING brain function?

The most popular yet infamous artificial sweetener on the market just got tagged by two highly credible science studies as being correlated with accelerated brain aging. On the hook for causing smaller overall brain volume, a significantly smaller hippocampus and poorer memory, not only was aspartame implicated in the science studies, but “regular” soda also. Most […]

70% Of Produce Sold In US Is Contaminated With Pesticides, Even After You Wash It

70% Of Produce Sold In US Is Contaminated With Pesticides, Even After You Wash It

By Elias Marat  Listen to Article If you’re buying fresh fruits and vegetables in the United States, 70 percent of it will carry pesticide residues on it even after you’ve washed it, according to a new study from a widely-respected health advocacy group. The Environmental Working Group’s annual analysis of U.S. Department of Agriculture data offers grim evidence of the […]