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Is This The End Of Diet Soda? Huge Study Links Aspartame To Major Problems, Sales Drop. As concerns about health epidemics plague the nation, demand and sales of diet soda have plunged as consumers try to make better choices.

Is This The End Of Diet Soda? Huge Study Links Aspartame To Major Problems, Sales Drop

As we reported a few months ago, aspartame–the main sweetener for diet soda–is one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, causing seizures and a host of other health issues. In a new study done over ten years and sampling 60,000 women, it was shown that women who drink two or more diet drinks a day have much higher cardiovascular disease rates and are more likely to die from the disease. 30 percent more likely to have a heart problems… In the largest study done of it’s kind, The University of Iowa concluded: “…[C]ompared to women who never or only rarely consume diet drinks, those who consume two or more a day are 30 percent more likely to have a cardiovascular event [heart attack or stroke] and 50 percent more likely to die from related disease.

Soda sales slipping… Hog Wild: Factory Farms are Poisoning Iowa's Drinking Water. Hog Wild: Factory Farms are Poisoning Iowa's Drinking Water Millions of pigs are crammed into overcrowded barns all across the state, being fattened for slaughter while breeding superbugs—all to feed China's growing appetite for Spam.

Hog Wild: Factory Farms are Poisoning Iowa's Drinking Water

Before I even stepped from my truck onto the gravel outside the New Fashion Pork hog confinement facility, Emily Erickson, the company’s animal well-being and quality assurance manager, handed me a pair of stretchy white plastic footies to put over my shoes. It was a blustery day in September, the sky threatening snow—the first hint of winter, when cold, dry air stabilizes viruses and biosecurity becomes a topmost concern.

All of the hogs inside the confinement near Jackson, Minnesota, just north of the Iowa state line and on the headwaters of the Des Moines River, would be sold to Hormel Foods. Hormel would soon post record profits on the strength of sales of Spam to Asian markets and the expansion of the company’s China operations. The Meat Racket. The Meat Racket Thanks to Tyson Foods, selling meat on the cheap brings big money—especially when farmers have to shoulder all the risk.

The Meat Racket

If the meat industry’s slaughter practices seem brutal to you, check out the economics. Capital requirements are daunting: the industry needs vast, well-vented feeding barns, high-tech slaughter facilities, fleets of trucks equipped with energy-sucking coolers. Demand fluctuates, ramping up production in good times and leaving producers holding unwanted livestock (or meat) in bad. And our meatpackers are caught in a vise between the whims of large, powerful buyers like Walmart and McDonald’s and the fickle (and lately, historically high) price of feed.

13 Best Food Combinations. Who came up with the idea that we are supposed to drink orange juice at breakfast?

13 Best Food Combinations

And why, if oatmeal is so good for us, do we eat that only in the morning as well? Apologies to the Palinites, but nutritionists are starting to realize that you and I like our oatmeal and OJ before we start the day because we evolved to like it that way—because enjoying the two together is healthier than eating each of them alone. FDA to Withdraw Approvals of Arsenic in Animal Feed. Epa Improperly Withholds Information Vital To The Public Health. Top grocery stores: We won't sell genetically engineered seafood.

Got Organic Milk? Shoppers-guide_final_24562. 4 Reasons to Give Up Wheat. Pesticides On Food. Why You Must Avoid Conventional Potatoes. Do you want to jumpstart your weight loss in just 21 days?

Why You Must Avoid Conventional Potatoes

Three Weeks to Vitality: The Ultimate Cleanse is a 21-day whole foods-based holistic detox program. This program is designed to help people lose weight and break sugar cravings. Int55.pdf. Health Benefits of Fermented Foods. Major Agribusinesses Competing with Organics on the Cheap, "Natural" Food Products with Toxic Chemicals and GMOs Deceiving Consumers. Become an expert in 4 minutes (YouTube video): CORNUCOPIA, WIS: A revelatory report released by The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog, has stirred controversy in the natural foods marketing arena by highlighting abusive marketing practices by some of the nation’s largest breakfast cereal manufacturers.

Major Agribusinesses Competing with Organics on the Cheap, "Natural" Food Products with Toxic Chemicals and GMOs Deceiving Consumers

Dirty Little Secret in the Natural Foods Industry: Toxic Chemical Use. Solvents Banned in Organics all too Common in “Natural” Food Production CORNUCOPIA, WI—Since 2009, when research by The Cornucopia Institute exposed “the dirty little secret” of the soyfoods industry, vocal concern from consumers over the use of the toxic solvent hexane has led several prominent food companies to switch to cleaner soy ingredients in their veggie burgers and nutrition bars.

Dirty Little Secret in the Natural Foods Industry: Toxic Chemical Use

The Cornucopia Institute has now released a new report to assist consumers and wholesale buyers in identifying brands that use hexane-extracted soy protein ingredients from those that have committed to cleaner sources. Toxic Chemicals: Banned In Organics But Common in Natural Food Production also contains an online guide for buyers who want hexane-free soy foods (viewable at To process common soy ingredients, such as soy protein isolate and soy protein concentrate, manufacturers immerse whole soybeans in a bath of synthetic, petroleum-based solvents.

Hexane Soy. November 28th, 2010 Hexane Report PDF View YouTube Video Does your nutrition bar contain Hexane – view online guide.

Hexane Soy

Does your veggie burger contain Hexane – view online guide. The prohibition of hexane in the processing of organic foods, contrasting with its widespread use in non-organic veggie burgers, meat alternatives, nutrition bars and other “natural” foods, is a perfect example of the importance of the organic label. A “natural” nutrition bar and a certified organic nutrition bar may look nearly identical to a consumer, other than price, but a behind-the-scenes examination of how they were manufactured, focusing on the soy protein ingredients, reveals the importance of purchasing certified organic food.

Organic foods provide a government-regulated, third-party-certified refuge from foods produced and processed with toxins and potentially dangerous chemicals. Avoiding Controversial Laboratory-Produced Nutritional Oils in Your Family's Food (Martek Biosciences DHA) March 29th, 2012 Why This Guide?

Avoiding Controversial Laboratory-Produced Nutritional Oils in Your Family's Food (Martek Biosciences DHA)

You Don't Have to Eat Carrageenan: Finding Alternatives to a Toxic Food Additive. Carrageenan is a common food additive extracted from red seaweed.

You Don't Have to Eat Carrageenan: Finding Alternatives to a Toxic Food Additive

For the past four decades, scientists have warned that the use of carrageenan in food is not safe. Animal studies have repeatedly shown that food-grade carrageenan causes gastrointestinal inflammation and higher rates of intestinal lesions, ulcerations, and even malignant tumors. Despite the evidence showing the risks in eating carrageenan, it’s still approved for use in organic food where it’s most often used as a stabilizer. It’s an ingredient in many dairy products including ice cream, cheese, yogurt , sour cream, whipping cream and chocolate milk. MW_dairy_nutrition_analysis. Horizon "Organic" Factory Farm Accused of Improprieties, Again. Selective Enforcement by USDA Alleged — Kid Glove Treatment for Dean Foods/WhiteWave In an open letter published today and addressed to USDA National Organic Program chief Miles McEvoy, The Cornucopia Institute accused the regulatory agency of abdicating its enforcement responsibilities.

Cornucopia, an organic industry watchdog, charged that the USDA had allowed Dean Foods and its WhiteWave subsidiary to, allegedly, operate a giant factory farm dairy that has been illegally disadvantaging the nation’s family-scale dairy producers. The Cornucopia Institute also filed, on February 11, its third formal legal complaint alleging Dean/WhiteWave’s giant industrial dairy, located in Paul, Idaho has continued to operate illegally. Who Owns Organic Now? New Info Graphic Tracks the Corporate Takeover of Organics…

Prominent Info Graphic Decoding Corporate Ownership in Organics Updated (click on the poster image above to view a quick loading larger version, and then click on it again for even larger detail) Download High Resolution PDF for printing purposes In 1995 there were 81 independent organic processing companies in the United States. A decade later, Big Food had gobbled up all but 15 of them. Corporate consolidation of the food system has been largely hidden from consumers. Smoothies. Hungry for Change DVD. "Hungry for Change" DVD We all want more energy, an ideal body and beautiful younger looking skin. So what is stopping us from getting this? 'Hungry For Change', the latest 'Food Matters' film, exposes shocking secrets the diet, weightloss and food industry don't want you to know about.

Deceptive strategies designed to keep you craving more and more. Could the foods we are eating actually be keeping us stuck in the diet trap? Welcome to NaturalNews Store - The Official Health Ranger Recommended Product Store. 6 Steps to Growing Your Own Sprouts for Better Nutrition. Broccoli Sprouts Have 50 Times the Anti-Cancer Properties of Broccoli. Sprouting seeds of various plant foods has demonstrated increased health benefits with increased nutrient capacity contained in less bulk with higher digestive absorption. Recipes Archives. Feel the Beets with Our Veggie Detox Soup. Raw Food Diet. Veria Staff | | The Skinny on Raw Food The raw food diet is a diet based on the belief that most healthy food for the body is uncooked. Cooking is thought to denature the enzymes naturally present in food. In general, the act of heating food over 116 F destroys enzymes in food, although with some foods, this process starts at 106 degrees F.

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