Natural food colors are super important to consumers when shopping for fresh food and quality food, so the richest companies and corporations in America create illusions to steal your hard-earned money and convince you to purchase aging, cheaper food at “quality pricing.” You’ve heard of Kellogg’s and McDonald’s right? These two companies are constantly trying to win over customers with their latest “health claims” – consumers who realize most of what these Big Food giants manufacture and sell is processed, genetically modified, and causes health decay.
The latest claim these junk-science giants propagate is that they will purge artificial coloring from their sales tricks, thus admitting to fraud and false advertising in the process. Did you know every burger at McDonald’s was artificially colored up until a few months ago? Yep. You probably also know that most kid’s cereals are jacked up with artificial coloring from petrochemicals, but we won’t bore you with all that old news. Let’s get to the fake, juicy stuff you probably don’t know about.
Bright pink flesh of salmon often an illusion created when farm-raised fish are fed synthetic astaxanthin
Sure, the FDA makes these false-advertisers label the salmon that are adulterated with false coloring with the tag-line “color added through feed,” but how many “hangry” (that’s hungry and angry) carnivores take the extra time to read the fine print on labels? Consumer eyes scan for bright pink salmon fillets and then it’s a grab and go. Throw it in the cart or hand basket and move on, right?
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So what’s the problem if it’s labeled, you might be asking right now. There’s a big difference between natural astaxanthin and synthetic. Astaxanthin is a specific type of microalgae found in many supplements and multivitamins. Synthetic astaxanthin (S-AX) was tested against natural astaxanthin (N-AX) for antioxidant activity.
The natural kind eliminates free radicals and has been widely and safely used over the past decade as a human nutraceutical supplement, but the synthetic, adulterated S-AX form is synthesized from petrochemicals and has never been tested or demonstrated to be safe for human consumption. In fact, due to safety concerns with the use of S-AX, researchers recommend against its use until “long-term safety parameters” have been established.
Why do the big fish sellers risk using S-AX petrochemicals to colorize the pigment of their salmon? Because darker flesh runs up to $1.00 more per pound when displayed side by side with the lighter colored salmon, according to animal feed manufacturers. That’s a huge profit margin that would easily compensate any troublemakers who might sue them down the road.
Petrochemicals are manufactured from gas and crude oil. Humans should never ingest petrochemicals. Byproducts of petrochemicals, including dioxin, are known to cause endocrine disruption and cancer.
Tuna steaks are often gassed with carbon monoxide to maintain that bright red hue and keep them from turning brown
You will see all kinds of labels on tuna steaks meant to keep you from ever doing any research and finding out your expensive, top shelf fish is adulterated and tainted with a dangerous chemical that makes the sellers more money. By gassing that “fresh from the sea” flesh with carbon monoxide (which is toxic and odorless by the way), the meat can be shipped far away and be several days or even weeks old and you wouldn’t even know it.
If you love fish, you avoid that brown color because you know it’s not fresh. Still, the highly corrupt FDA says you’ve got nothing to worry about, because “gassing is safe” (yeah right), but they don’t want you to check with the safety practices of regulatory agencies in countries that actually care about their citizens’ health, like Japan, Canada, and the European Union, who have all banned the “gassing” of fish.
In case you were wondering, carbon monoxide interferes with your body’s ability to transport and use oxygen, especially in the brain, leading to hypoxia. Symptoms of gassed fish poisoning include headaches, nausea, dizziness and fatigue. Eat gassed fish regularly and your extreme fatigue and headaches graduate into confusion, memory loss, shortness of breath, chest pain, vomiting, blurred vision and loss of consciousness.
Some food companies use cell-mutating coal-tar-derivative dyes to keep pickle skins bright green
Pickles may be naturally green but not that crazy bright neon green you usually see in those jars on the shelf. You see, cucumber skins fade over time, and the big corporations don’t want to lose any money, so instead of simply using natural food coloring, like turmeric, they would rather save a few pennies while putting your health at risk, because let’s face it, have you ever heard of a company being sued because someone got cancer from their pickles?
Tartrazine, a synthetic lemon-yellow dye, is derived from coal tar, a petroleum product. You may know it by the label names of FD&C Yellow #5 or just Yellow 5. These lab-concocted artificial food dyes are linked to mutations in human cell DNA. Tartrazine causes many adverse health reactions, including urticaria (hives), angioedema (swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat), asthma, and atopic dermatitis (skin rashes).
Just buy organic food and quit whining about the cost, because the real cost of artificial food and fake colors is cancer, and that’s thousands of times more expensive than going organic. Tune into FoodScience.news for more information on natural food colorings that actually beat cancer, instead of those artificial ones that cause it.
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Our skin is an organ. It is actually our largest organ, covering our entire body. While our skin is waterproof and protects us from the world at large it also has pores which are made to absorb. It is to our benefit to become a little more knowledgeable and cognizant of what we are, often unwittingly, feeding it.
Beauty and health products are often made with many chemical ingredients, some of which coat the skin preventing it from regenerating properly which can cause minor irritations to a wide variety of skin diseases. These poisons are absorbed and stored in our fat cells they can change our DNA, cause cancerous cells, lead to infertility, and high levels of neurotoxicity.
We are bombarded with advertising that proclaims not only how good for us these products are but even how necessary. It’s no wonder we think we need to use them to look and feel our best, when in reality there are far more natural alternatives which are far more beneficial to your body both health wise and aesthetically.
Some things to watch out for – and why:
Alkyloamides (thickening agents)
1. DEA – diethanolamides
2. MEA – monoethanolamides
3. TEA – triethanolamides
4. MIPA – monoisopropanolamides
5. PEG or ethoxylated alkyloamides
*though these are not considered toxic, they can become contaminated with nirosamines which are considered cancer causing.
Neurotoxic to humans. Linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Strips skin leaving it open to environmental toxins. Severely drying and aging.
This pH adjuster is mildly toxic. It has been linked to organ toxicity, endocrine disruption, and ecotoxcity.
Though it is naturally occurring, made of boron, sodium, oxygen and water it is not safe
and is especially harmful to babies delicate skin. It is toxic and has been linked to
BHT & BHA (Butylated hydroxianisole / Butylated hydroxytoluene)
This is a synthetic antioxidant and a suspected human carcinogen. Animal studies have
shown metabolic stress, depressed growth, damage to liver, baldness and fetal
FD&C Blue 1 and FD&C Green 3 are carcinogenic, and FD&C Red 33, FD&C Yellow 5, and FC&C Yellow 6 have been shown to cause cancer when applied to the skin. Some artificial coal-tar colors contain heavy-metal impurities, including arsenic and lead, which are carcinogenic.
This toxin is cytotoxic and weakly genotoxic, but not carcinogenic. It has also shown to be a reproductive toxin.
Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
Toxic to humans, including carcinogenic, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Fragrance – Phthalates
A family of chemical plasticizers that are used in personal care products to moisturize skin and as a solvent, are almost synonymous with fragrance. Phthalates have been shown to cause birth defects, reproductive impairments, and liver damage in lab animals. *The fragrance industry is not regulated! Buyer beware.
carcinogenic, reproductive and developmentally toxic, neurotoxic, and acute toxicity. It is also an environmental toxin. Toxic to aquatic animals.
Organic compound used in sunscreens. Blocks UV-A rays. It comes from benzophenone which is known to attack DNA when illuminated therefore this ingredient should not be used in lotions and especially sun block. It can penetrate and photosensitize the skin. photo carcinogen.
Petrol-products and Silicone derived emollients
They coats the skin like plastic, clogging pores and preventing it from breathing, releasing toxins and regenerating properly resulting in premature aging and other minor to major skin conditions. Silicone can be toxic to the human body.
A powerful alkali used in industry for cleaning drains and pipe lines also used in oven cleaners. Used in toothpastes and as a pH adjuster in skin creams. It is a corrosive agent which is distructive to tissue with prolonged exposure.
Long term use can produce the same effects as long term exposure to asbestos. It is mined from the same place as asbestos. It is a carcinogen. It irritates the respiratory system, especially in infants. Talc particles have been found in tumors of female patients who use products with talc in them regularly on their undergarments or pads to absorb moisture.
Skin irritant, skin sensitizer, eye irritant, respiratory irritant, asthma trigger, moderate evidence human immune system toxin, limited evidence human carcinogen, limited evidence organ toxin.
Cosmetics manufacturers can use pretty much whatever they want in their products so you have to read the ingredients. If you can’t pronounce it and have no idea what it is, chances are really good that it is in your best interest to steer clear of it.
Our suggestion is to look for more natural options.
Author: Sarah J. Barendse www.HCBL.com/Blog
(NaturalNews) The word spread like wildfire across the internet: An Alabama law firm had filed a class action lawsuit against Taco Bell in California, saying its meat fails to meet the definition of beef set forth by the U.S. government (and even that’s a pretty low hurdle, if you ask me). The lawsuit claims Taco Bell’s meat cannot be honestly advertised as “beef” because it claims tests showed the meat was only 35% beef, not the 70% beef required by federal standards.
“It’s mainly soy and oats, and there’s lots of other stuff in there that I don’t even know how to pronounce,” said attorney Dee Miles.
Oh well, that clears it all up, then. Tyson Foods.
And what’s the other 12%? According to Taco Bell, it’s water, spices, oats, starch and “other ingredients” that the restaurant says contribute to the “quality” of its beef. Apparently, Taco Bell believes the way to enhance the quality of beef is to throw in things that are not beef.
So what else might be found in that “other ingredients” category? A quick look at Taco Bell’s own website reveals the restaurant uses all the following ingredients in its various menu offerings:
€¢ Autolyzed Yeast Extract (which contains MSG, an excitotoxin)
€¢ Red #40, Blue #1, Yellow #6 artificial colors
€¢ Corn syrup solids
€¢ Partially Hydrogenated Corn Oil
€¢ Soy Protein
€¢ Propylene Glycol Alginate
€¢ Dimethylpolysiloxane (an anti-foaming chemical)
Are you seriously eating at Taco Bell?
If you’re eating at Taco Bell, there’s not something wrong with their meat…there’s something wrong with your head.
Even if Taco Bell’s beef is 100% beef, it’s still conventional beef from cows that are processed in factory farm operations (rather than open-range grass-fed cows). The soy ingredients used in Taco Bell foods are almost certainly GMO soy in origin. The other chemicals such asdimethylpolysiloxanemake their foods sound more like chemical concoctions than real food.
Then again, Taco Bell beef is probably no worse than any other fast food restaurant. These junk food chains all existat the fringes of the very definition of “food”. What they serve is more like PHUD.
In fact, in some ways Taco Bell is actually far better than some other popular restaurants. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), for example, usesmonosodium glutamateacross a huge percentage of its menu items. And they advertise their fried chicken as “fresh!” (How is it fresh if it’s fried? The claim makes no sense…)
Suddenly we care about food quality at Taco Bell?
But seriously, the bigger issue here isn’t Taco Bell’s meat ingredients as much as it is Americans’ dietary complacency:If you eat at Taco Bell, you don’t CARE what you’re eating.Why should it matter if it’s meat, or soy, or even recycled rat turds? The very fact that somebody is eating at Taco Bell already establishes they’re not very interested in the purity, origins and nutritional potency of the foods they consume.
If a guy walked up to me, for example, and showed me a Taco Bell beef burrito and complained, “Dude, I’m not sure if this is real beef! What do you think is the problem here?” Then I would pause, examine the burrito carefully, then reply, “The problem is…you’re a moron!”
Since when did people ever read the ingredients of the food they buy at Taco Bell anyway?
I guess reading ingredients lists is just too complicated these days
That’s the glaring contradiction in all this, frankly. Of all these people sounding the alert over Taco Bell’s beef, how many of them ever read the ingredients of the food they buy at Taco Bell in the first place? How many read ingredients at ANY restaurant? How many read the ingredients of the foods they buy at the grocery store? How many consider whether their favorite restaurants are cooking their food on toxic nonstick cookware?
The answer isvirtually none. Because if mainstream America actually read (and understood) the chemicals going into the foods they buy every single day — like bacon, sausage, canned soups and processed foods — there would bean overnight food revoltthat would make Taco Bell’s beef burrito issue seem irrelevant.
Because Taco Bell’s ingredient list isn’t any worse than what you find in canned soups at your grocery store right now. And if you really want to find some toxic foods, look into the children’s frozen food section where you’ll find some of the most obnoxious and damaging chemicals of all, including sodium nitrite which causes cancer, and artificial colors which are derived from coal tars.
I recently produced and posted a mini-documentary video showing how blueberries are fakedin many mainstream food products, including cereals from General Mills and Kellogg’s. You can watch that video at www.FoodInvestigations.com
Nobody seemed to go berserk over that. Fake blueberries are acceptable to mainstream consumers, it seems. But fake beef? Oh, now that’s messin’ with the food supply!
Eat up, America! The beef in your burrito is no more fake than the idea that the FDA-approved processed dead food supply is somehow good for your health. By the way, you’re also paying for your fake food using fake money being counterfeited by the Federal Reserve faster than you can say, “genetically modified soybean filler material.”