Refresher video “Organic” vs “Natural”

Here is a great refresher video about the differences between “Organic” and “Natural”. Before you watch this video clip, make sure to read and compare the formal USDA definitions: Label “Natural” is used to highlight specific natural aspect of the product. To be legal, the label must explain the use of the term natural (such […]

Carcinogenic arsenic is found in our food

Have you ever wondered why so many people get cancer nowadays? Read on! FDA study detected inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen, at higher levels in chickens treated with the drug 3-Nitro® (Roxarsone) than in untreated chickens. This drug is also approved by FDA for weight gain (wonder if it is also making people fatter?). Pfizer […]

Flavors are added even to the “Not from concentrate” 100% orange juice

Before I start, some trivia. Did you know Pepsi owns Tropicana Juice and Coke owns Minute Maid? Now back to business. Orange Juice producers make it sound like the process is pretty straight forward: collect oranges, squeeze the juice out of them, pour it into the containers and ship to the stores. Here is an […]

Story of Hardwick, VT

Today I want to share a story of one Vermont town, called Hardwick. Its economic renaissance based on the local food culture was featured in NY Times. Here is the article: THIS town’s granite companies shut down years ago and even the rowdy bars and porno theater that once inspired the nickname “Little Chicago” have […]

Sometime Monsanto loses

I’ve discovered an interesting Federal Trade Commission document, dating back to 2007. (link to Monsanto encouraged FTC to start an investigation into the “misleading advertizing and labeling practices” related to the rBST, a synthetic bovine growth hormone manufactured by Monsanto and approved by FDA to increase milk production. While Monsanto acknoledges that milk producers […]

Amish food quality review

American mainstream culture considers Amish grown food to be something simple, wholesome, just off the 18th century pastoral image in a museum. Amish people live very simple life, dictated by “the order”, or Ordnung. Being a product of the past, Ordnung does not have any regulations or concerns about the use of pesticides and herbicides. […]

Water chlorination info

Water chlorination has been one of the major disease prevention treatments of the 20th century. While very effective, this solution has its down sides. As per 1993 research, water chlorination produces various byproducts, such as chloroform, bromodichloromethane, chlorodibromomethane, and bromoform.  The trihalomethanes,  are carcinogenic in the liver, kidney, and/or intestine of rodents  (From : NIH). […]

Story of water: Hydraulic Fracturing 101

In case you are lucky not to know what Hydraulic Fracturing (or Fracking) is, I want to share this information with you. The following dry text is from EPA Hydraulic fracturing (HF) is a well stimulation process used to maximize the extraction of underground resources; including oil, natural gas, geothermal energy, and even water. The […]

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.    

Transgenic BT crops hook farmer on GMO seeds.

Transgenic BT crops damage insect community structure in the field. While lowering the need for chemicals to be applied to control major insect pests, beneficial organisms on the GMO field are less stable than that of regular crop field. Iit is much easier for minor insect pests developing to be major pest. A farmer willing to […]

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