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Avoiding Factory Foods

In polls taken in the U.S. and Canada, over 80% of participants want food containing GMO ingredients labeled. Consumers have a right to know what they are eating, but it’s increasingly evident that we’re not getting any help in that regard from our regulators. So it’s up to us to know what to look for so we can make informed purchasing decisions. Avoiding GE ingredients isn’t easy and once you make the transition from purchasing food without transgenic ingredients, you’ll be surprised how much of it is on grocery shelves and in your kitchen. Estimates indicate that more than 75 percent of the food in supermarkets is genetically engineered or contains transgenic ingredients and that doesn’t include meat products.

Sugarjacked

It's really hard to figure out how much sugar you're eating when downing a bowl of breakfast cereal. For starters, serving sizes are usually 30 percent more than what's listed on the box. Another problem is that naturally occurring sugars and the more dangerous added sugars are lumped into one "sugar" category on the nutrition label. And let's not forget that sugar-laced cereals are legally allowed to make healthy-sounding front-of-label claim about whole-grain, fiber, and/or vitamin or mineral content without addressing the toxic levels of sugar in the products.

New Dirty Dozen List Released

While regulators and scientists continue to debate pesticide safety, a 2012 report by the American Academy of Pediatrics reminds us that children are particularly susceptible to the impacts of pesticide exposure, including an increased risk of pediatric cancers and behavioral problems, along with trouble learning. Pesticide exposure has also been linked to all sorts of conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer, among others. So this time of year, when eating raw comes back into vogue for the summer months, the annual list issued by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) that draws attention to the pesticide load in fruits and vegetables is a must read.

High CO2 Makes Crops Less Nutritious

According to a new landmark study from Harvard, dangerously low levels of nutrients in foods are expected in just a few decades if carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rise as predicted. The study is the first to prove that increasing CO2 levels rob certain crop staples of zinc and iron.

Coca-Cola to Remove Controversial Ingredient

If you ever doubted the power of one consider this. The world's largest beverage-maker, Coca-Cola, plans to remove a controversial ingredient from some of its US and Canada drink brands by the end of this year, following an online petition.

Disappearing Act

While the fact that the sardine population off the West Coast is down 72% since 2006 may not mean anything to you, this drop represents the worst crash since the mid-20th century and it has far-reaching implications for thousands of species including humans.

Vermont First State to Pass GMO Labelling Law

In the ongoing fight of David (the general public) vs Goliath (GMO corporate citizens like Monsanto) the beautiful state of Vermont, the House of Representatives voted 114 to 30 in favor of a bill that calls for mandatory labeling of foods sold in Vermont that contain genetically engineered ingredients. It would also ban GMO-containing foods from being marketed as "natural" or "all natural." The same bill was passed by the state Senate by a vote of 26 to 2.

Glyphosate Accumulates in Roundup Ready GM Soy

A new study in Food Chemistry shows high levels of glyphosate—the active weed-killing chemical in Monsanto's Roundup—are turning up in thousands of nonorganic packaged foods including those labelled 'natural' and in animal feed for livestock like pigs, cows, chickens, and turkeys.

Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurobiological condition that can affect the normal function of the gastrointestinal, immune, hepatic, endocrine and nervous systems. This life-long affliction impacts normal brain development leaving individuals with communication problems and difficulty with typical social interactions.

Thanks but No Thanks

Researchers found bluefin tuna caught off the coast of San Diego, California are still carrying contamination from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. This is the first time a large migratory fish species has been known to carry radiation over such a large distance – 6,000 miles from Fukushima to the West Coast of the United States.