Archive for the ‘Food-Is It?’ Category

14 year old Responds to Billionaire Who Claims Monsanto is a Hero

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Kevin O’Leary is challenged by 14 Year Old activist Rachel Parent to speak with her on the CBC show “The Lang and O’Leary Exchange” regarding GMOs and his “idiotic” remarks against GMO protesters. Link to O’Leary’s rant:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV+Show…
Rachel’s invitation to watch the debate with her and O’leary on July 31 http://youtu.be/MmVnIKvhiIQ
Rachel’s website: http://www.gmo-news.com
Rachel at the March Against Monsanto:http://youtu.be/89aMMkyHrVk

The Lang and O’Leary Exchange ‘…is a show watched by many in Canada, placing a person of high wealth and influence in a position to speak and easily influence the minds of many without any evidence.’ states Arjun Walia. She also makes this question: ‘Putting our source of information in the hands of media corporations owned by a small group of multinational corporations (who are owned by major financial institutions) isn’t too smart, is it? ‘ see post

The GMO File

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Monsanto Found Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in Landmark Case

A French farmer who can no longer perform his routine farming duties because of permanent pesticide injuries has had his day in court, literally, and the perpetrator of his injuries found guilty of chemical poisoning. 

Consumers Will Soon Have Devices In Their Hands To Detect GMO and Toxic Foods

In the not too distant future, consumers will be able to run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, GMOs, pesticides, food safety and more with their smartphones and other hand-held devices [see Facebook post]

Ban Genetically Modified Organisms Worldwide

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) are endangering the health, environment, and economic welfare of the entire world. GMO’s are not proven safe and are not sustainable, despite biotechnology industry claims.

How did Barack Obama become Monsanto’s man in Washington?

Obama face maskAfter his victory in the 2008 election, Obama filled key posts with Monsanto people, in federal agencies that wield tremendous force in food issues, the USDA and the FDA:

Let’s see what GMO crops have walked through the open door of the Obama presidency.

  • Monsanto GMO alfalfa.
  • Monsanto GMO sugar beets.
  • Monsanto GMO Bt soybean.
  • Coming soon: Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn.
  • Syngenta GMO corn for ethanol.
  • Syngenta GMO stacked corn.
  • Pioneer GMO soybean.
  • Syngenta GMO Bt cotton.
  • Bayer GMO cotton.
  • ATryn, an anti-clotting agent from the milk of transgenic goats.
  • A GMO papaya strain.
  • And soon, genetically engineered salmon and apples.

Nor is it coincidental that two of the Obama’s biggest supporters, Bill Gates and George Soros, purchased 900,000 and 500,000 shares of Monsanto, respectively, in 2010.

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Is It Honey or Not?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

More Than 75% Of All “Honey” Sold In Grocery Stores Contains No Honey !

By Ethan Huff

honey combJust because those cute little bear-shaped bottles at the grocery store say “honey” on them does not necessarily mean that they actually contain honey. A comprehensive investigation conducted by Food Safety News (FSN) has found that the vast majority of so-called honey products sold at grocery stores, big box stores, drug stores, and restaurants do not contain any pollen, which means they are not real honey.

For the investigation, Vaughn Bryant, one of the nation’s leading melissopalynologists, or experts in identifying pollen in honey, and director of the Palynology Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University, evaluated more than 60 products labeled as “honey” that had been purchased by FSN from ten states and the District of Columbia.

Bryant found that 76 percent of “honey” samples purchased from major grocery store chains like Kroger and Safeway, and 77 percent of samples purchased from big box chains like Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart, did not contain any pollen. Even worse were “honey” samples taken from drug stores like Walgreens and CVS, and fast food restaurants like McDonald’s and KFC, 100 percent of which were found to contain not a trace of pollen.

The full FSN report with a list of all the pollen-less “honey” brands can be accessed here:
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/…

So what is all this phony honey made of? It is difficult to say for sure, as pollen is the key to verifying that honey is real. According to FSN, much of this imposter honey is more likely being secretly imported from China, and may even be contaminated with antibiotic drugs and other foreign materials.

Most conventional honey products have been illegally ultra-filtered to hide their true nature

According to FSN, the lack of pollen in most conventional “honey” products is due to these products having been ultra-filtered. This means that they have been intensely heated, forced through extremely tiny filters, and potentially even watered down or adulterated in some way prior to hitting store shelves.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) holds the position that any so-called honey products that have been ultra-filtered are not actually honey. But the agency refuses to do anything to stop this influx of illegitimate “honey” from flooding the North American market. It also continues to stonewall all petitions to establish a national regulatory standard for verifying the integrity of honey.

Ultra-filtering eliminates and destroys all medicinal properties of honey

Assuming that there is any real honey at all in the phony honey products tested by FSN, the removal of pollen and other delicate materials via ultra-filtering renders them medicinally dead. Raw honey is a health-promoting food that can help alleviate stomach problems, anemia, allergies, and other health conditions. Ultra-filtered honey is nothing more than a health-destroying processed sugar in the same vein as white table sugar or high fructose corn syrup.

The good news is that all of the honey products FSN tested from farmers markets, food cooperatives, and “natural” stores like Trader Joe‘s and Whole Foods, were found to contain pollen and a full array of antioxidants and other nutrients. Local beekeepers are another great source of obtaining raw, unprocessed, real honey.

Be sure to read the entire FSN report at:
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/…

Yeast Extract Is Hidden Source Of MSG In Your Food

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Are you eating MSG without it being clearly labeled?

Just about everyone who visits Natural News knows that MSG should be avoided. But crafty food processing firms have found ways to disguise MSG’s most active ingredient —
free glutamate. There are several ingredients and names used. And they all contain some free glutamate. Free glutamate is the active ingredient of mono-sodium glutamate, or MSG.
Loopholes and Deceptions

A loophole is provided by the legislated labeling laws. It’s within a section that says if the free glutamate or glutamic acid is less than 78% of an additive, it doesn’t have to be labeled MSG. So if you’re getting a flavoring ingredient that’s 75% glutamic acid, it can be labeled solely by whatever form in which it appears. Then the MSG term won’t be on the label to push concerned consumers away.

Another deception is the food industry’s claim that glutamate occurs naturally. It does very sparingly appear in plants bound with a protein or other molecules. Bound glutamates are benign, and they are not concentrated enough proportionately in foods to create much “excitement.”

But synthetically produced glutamic acid is a glutamate that is free from other molecules. And whether it is 7.5% or 75% free glutamate it can avoid the MSG labeling while delivering high doses of glutamic acid or free glutamate in each bite of food spiked with whatever enhanced flavoring additives are named.

It’s cheaper to use these chemical additives than more expensive oils and natural spices for enhancing food flavors. But it cheats by exciting the brain’s cells into making you believe the flavor is in the food and not just in your head. So one buys and eats more cheap dead food while getting fatter with less nutrition, to say the least.

Some processed natural foods with additives containing free glutamates, such as yeast extracts, claim “no added MSG,” which is technically accurate but very deceptive.

A restaurant owner who doesn’t use MSG can pass on this deception because that owner doesn’t know all the food industry tricks for the items he uses, sauces and dressings for example, that contain free glutamates disguised with different labels.

There are many MSG or glutamate disguises. Even “natural seasonings” is used. Click “List of food additives on labels that contain free glutamic acid or glutamates” link in the sources section below for many more.

Yeast Extract contains free glutamate

Yeast extract is a very common flavor enhancer that doesn’t even appear to be a flavor enhancer. After all, yeast is food and it’s used for baking, right? As a matter of fact, the name yeast extract is so food-like it is confidently marked on the labels of many “natural” processed foods, some of which are sold in health food stores.

Ingredients such as “yeast extract,” or “autolyzed yeast,” and “hydrolyzed yeast” all contain a percentage of free glutamates or glutamic acids. Here are some examples of foods with yeast extracts while saying no MSG. These are extracted from the Truth in Labeling (.org) website:

* McKay’s Chicken Style Instant Broth and Seasoning

* Spice Boquet Adobo Seasoning

* Nightlife Foods Tofu Pups

* Simply Organic Spicy Chili

* Hain Pure Foods All Natural Chicken Broth and Vegetable Broth

* Blue Diamond Almond Toppers

* Farm House Parmesan Pasta (General Mills Sales, Inc.)

* Dominique’s New England Clam Chowder

* Newman’s Own Ranch Dressing

If you’re not buying fresh produce or bulk foods, you need to read those labels closely. And take that list promoted by this article with you.

Sources used for this article:

List of all MSG disguises on food labels http://www.truthinlabeling.org/hidd…

Mike Adams Health Ranger on Yeast Extract foods http://www.naturalnews.com/001528.h…

More on foods containing Yeast Extract http://www.hissheep.org/health/how_…

More ABOUT Yeast Extract http://www.livestrong.com/article/3…

Expanded: Foods to avoid http://www.truthinlabeling.org/II.W…

Explaining food additive excitotoxins
http://www.naturalnews.com/026157_M…

Yeast Extract list used for this article
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/nom

By P F Louis

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

GMO Corn 'in the news'In March, Hungary introduced a new regulation that states seeds must be checked for GMO before they are introduced to the market. However, some GMO seeds made it to the farmers without their being aware of it.

As a result, almost 1,000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary. The deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said that the GMO maize has been ploughed under, and pollen has not spread from the maize.

Planetsave reports:

“Unlike several EU members, GMO seeds are banned in Hungary. The checks will continue despite the fact that seed traders are obliged to make sure that their products are GMO free, Bognar said.”

The United States, meanwhile, is beginning to see the consequences of widely planted GMOs. In the mid-’90s, Monsanto introduced seeds genetically engineered to withstand its Roundup brand of herbicide. Today, these “Roundup Ready” crops are planted all across the U.S. — 94 percent of soybeans and more than 70 percent of corn and cotton contain the Roundup-resistant gene.

But when the land is dosed with a single herbicide for years on end, the ecosystems adapt. Roundup-defying “superweeds” are getting out of control. And the problem is only accelerating, because the resistant weeds are driving out their non-resistant counterparts.

According to Mother Jones:

“These weeds adapt faster and more vigorously than their weed cousins, choking fields and clogging irrigation ditches so badly water can’t pass through.”

Sources:

See Dr. Mercola’s comments HERE