SENATE AG COMMITTEE APPROVES S.A.F.E. ACT (Which is Really the DARK Act)

SENATE AG COMMITTEE APPROVES S.A.F.E. ACT (Which is Really the DARK Act)
Ta TAKE ACTION NOW: TELL SENATE NOT TO PASS the DARK ACT! http://tinyurl.com/AllowGMOLabels The Senate Agricultural Committee has approved  the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, HR 1599, also known as SAFE, which would forbid states from passing their own mandatory food labeling laws for GMOs. The bill, with its starkly Orwellian name, would prevent one such law that is scheduled to go into effect July 1 in Vermont should it pass the full Senate and House.… Read the rest

Cornell University Accused of Accepting GMO-tainted Funding to Fromote a Pro-GMO Stance

Cornell University Accused of Accepting GMO-tainted Funding to Fromote a Pro-GMO Stance
Venerable Ivy League member Cornell University has been accused of running a pro-GMO campaign with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In what appears to be a farewell to scientific objectivity, the university seems to be saying hello to generous new funding, provided they provide a pro-GMO propaganda platform. Long a well-respected, top-notch school, Cornell was founded on ideals of scholarship, a revolutionary spirit, and pursuit of the greater good.… Read the rest

Cutting Fresh Fruit/Veggie Cost $1.50/Day to Save 200,000 Lives Over 15 Years Say Tufts, UK Researchers.

Cutting Fresh Fruit/Veggie Cost $1.50/Day to Save 200,000 Lives Over 15 Years Say Tufts, UK Researchers.
Lower prices for fruits and vegetables meant better health across the population, regardless of age, gender, race and ethnicity, lead researcher Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, an academic clinical fellow at Imperial College in London, tells us. Researchers from the U.K. and Tufts University created a tool called the U.S. IMPACT Food Policy Model that included projections of U.S. demographics and cardiovascular death rates to 2030.… Read the rest

Tyson Bows to Public Pressure and Goes Antibiotic-Free – a Little Bit

Tyson Bows to Public Pressure and Goes Antibiotic-Free – a Little Bit
FOOD GIANT TYSON GOES ANTIBIOTIC FREE for PORK, Sort of, Kind of, A Little In what could be the beginning of a trend toward healthier factory farming practices, meat-producing giant Tyson has pledged to begin sourcing its pork from farmers that don’t use antibiotics. The move comes on the heels of several major moves toward healthier poultry that were pledged by big players in the industry: Fast-food behemoth McDonald’s announced that they would move away from chicken raised with antibiotics Five chains, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera Bread, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts received a “passing grade” in terms of sourcing antibiotic-free meat in a survey produced by several consumer groups Numerous retailers are saying they will switch over to cage-free eggs With an estimated 80 percent of antibiotics consumed in the U.S.… Read the rest

SAME, A Pay-what-you-can Café in Denver, Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

SAME, A Pay-what-you-can Café in Denver, Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
In a touching moment celebrating the possibility of real community, SAME Café, a non-profit restaurant in Denver, Colorado which operates on a pay-what-you-can basis just celebrated its tenth anniversary, in spite of all the naysayers who said it could never work. SAME Café, short for “So All May Eat” opened in 2006 on Denver’s notoriously rough and tumble East Colfax Boulevard, and has served many thousands of patrons, not all of whom were able to pay for their meals–at least not in cash.… Read the rest

US Supreme Court: “Lawsuit Against Nestle, ADM, Cargill by Former Child Slaves in Mali Cacao Operations to Proceed”

US Supreme Court: “Lawsuit Against Nestle, ADM, Cargill by Former Child Slaves in Mali Cacao Operations to Proceed”
In a ruling that comes as a welcome surprise to watchers of corporate scofflaws, the US Supreme Court has thrown out a request by global corporate giants Nestle, Archer Daniels Midland Co and Cargill to dismiss a lawsuit alleging they were complicit in child slavery operations in connection with their Ivory Coast cacao plantations. By rejecting the request, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to let stand a December 2014 ruling by the 9th U.S.… Read the rest

Professor Séralini Vindicated by French Court in Second Lawsuit: GMOs Cause Tumors

Professor  Séralini Vindicated by French Court in Second Lawsuit: GMOs Cause Tumors
By Kurtis Bright Professor  Séralini,  Who Showed that GMOs Cause Tumors in Rats,  Vindicated by French Court in Second Lawsuit Monsanto has been dealt a stunning defeat in a French Court: Judge declares professor correct in claims that his studies showed that GMO foods cause tumors in rats In a huge blow to Monsanto, a French court has declared that French professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was in fact right when he claimed that GMO foods fed to rats caused tumors.… Read the rest

Antioxidant a Bread Boon to Diabetics: Lower Blood Sugar

Antioxidant a Bread Boon to Diabetics: Lower Blood Sugar
What if bread did not cause blood sugar to rise in diabetics? Although gluten might still be an issue, the opportunity to eat break without an unhealthy rise in blood sugar would be welcome to a lot of people. Professor Zhou Weibiao of  National University of Singapore have created a bread formula that does just that: by adding a plant pigment from black rice,  anthocyanin, they were able to slow digestion rates by 12.8% with just 1% anthrocyanin.… Read the rest

Thanks, Monsanto and FDA! New Study Expresses Grave Concerns Over Deadly Levels of Roundup US, World Wide

Thanks, Monsanto and FDA! New Study Expresses Grave Concerns Over Deadly Levels of Roundup US, World Wide
When you take a bite of food, you expect that the USDA, EPA and especially the FDA to have made sure it’s safe and wholesome.  You are wrong.  Dead (and dying) wrong. Fourteen eminent scientists have released a devastating criticism of the supposedly “safe” levels of Roundup(R) and other glyphosate-based herbicides.* Glyphosate, which is now ubiquitous in our food supply, is a devastating, but significantly under-studied poison which is both the world’s most widely-used herbicide and a “potential cancer cause” according to WHO which announced that it was exactly that in March, 2015.… Read the rest

FDA to Monitor Glyphosate in “Certain Foods” [43 Years After Toxicity Discovered]

FDA to Monitor Glyphosate in “Certain Foods” [43 Years After Toxicity Discovered]
The FDA announced that it will develop plans to monitor the presence of glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, in foods sometime soon. Calling the issue “sensitive”, the Agency declined to offer specifics but said that monitored foods would “include soybeans, corn, milk, and eggs among other potential foods” according to FDA spokesperson Lauren Sucher.  More than 92% of all corn grown in the US and 94% of all soybeans are GMO* along with sugar beets, rice, rape (canola) seed, potatoes, cotton (seed oil used in food), papaya, eggplant, okra and more.… Read the rest