The dirty dozen and clean 15 of produce. A new report issued by the President’s Cancer Panel recommends eating produce without pesticides to reduce your risk of getting cancer and other diseases.
And according to the Environmental Working Group (an organization of scientists, researchers and policymakers), certain types of organic produce can reduce the amount of toxins you consume on a daily basis by as much as 80 percent. The group put together two lists, “The Dirty Dozen” and “The Clean 15,” to help consumers know when they should buy organic and when it is unnecessary. These lists were compiled using data from the United States Department of Agriculture on the amount of pesticide residue found in non-organic fruits and vegetables after they had been washed. The fruits and vegetables on “The Dirty Dozen” list, when conventionally grown, tested positive for at least 47 different chemicals, with some testing positive for as many as 67.
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'Piglet Smoothie' Fed To Sows To Prevent Disease; Activists Outraged : The Salt. Hide captionA screen grab from an undercover video released by the Humane Society of the U.S. shows a pig in a gestation crate at Iron Maiden Farms in Owensboro, Ky.
Courtesy of The Humane Society of The United States A screen grab from an undercover video released by the Humane Society of the U.S. shows a pig in a gestation crate at Iron Maiden Farms in Owensboro, Ky. Animal welfare groups go to great lengths to show us how "the sausage" is made inside the factory-style farms that produce most of our meat. For the past few years, they've armed activists with video cameras and sent them undercover to document alleged abuses or risky practices. On Thursday, the Humane Society of the U.S. released its latest video — a look at how one hog farm in Kentucky is dealing with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV. Let's just say it isn't pretty. "It's beyond disturbing seeing piglets being prepared for this process," the unidentified narrator, an HSUS activist, tells viewers.
How—and Why—to Boycott Pork from Pigs Raised on Factory Farms. For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Factory Farm page and our Environment and Climate Resource Center page.
You've probably noticed the recent surge in the popularity of bacon, a.k.a. "bacon mania," or "baconalia". But have you heard of "piglet smoothies"? Or "shit eating cannibals"? Stories like these expose the dark side of bacon—the bacon that comes from factory farms. In the U.S., about 100 million pigs are raised for slaughter every year. Piglets destined for slaughter are kept in crowded pens in giant warehouses. La viande aussi nocive que le tabac. McDonald's Canada: Stop Torturing Hens With Battery Cages. Sign the Petition to the U. S. Food & Drug Administration · Ban the unnecessary use of antibiotics on factory farms! We need a mandatory ban on sub-therapeutic doses of antibiotics for livestock—not weak, voluntary guidance.
The FDA’s Guidance for Industry #213, ( asking drug makers to voluntarily change the labels on antibiotics used for livestock, and requiring farmers to get a prescription from veterinarians in order to buy antibiotics for farm animals falls far short of what is needed to protect consumers, the environment and the public health. The American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition are among the over 400 organizations ( representing health, consumer, agricultural, environmental, humane, and other interests that have supported enactment of legislation to phase out nontherapeutic use in farm animals of medically important antimicrobials.
After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again. Don't be tricked by your kids' treats! - Apple to Zucchini. Hamburger Chef Jamie Oliver Proves McDonald’s Burgers “Unfit for human consumption” Hamburger chef Jamie Oliver has won his long-fought battle against one of the largest fast food chains in the world – McDonalds.
After Oliver showed how McDonald’s hamburgers are made, the franchise finally announced that it will change its recipe, and yet there was barely a peep about this in the mainstream, corporate media. Oliver repeatedly explained to the public, over several years – in documentaries, television shows and interviews – that the fatty parts of beef are “washed” in ammonium hydroxide and used in the filling of the burger. Before this process, according to the presenter, the food is deemed unfit for human consumption. According to the chef and hamburger enthusiast, Jamie Oliver, who has undertaken a war against the fast food industry, “Basically, we’re taking a product that would be sold in the cheapest way for dogs, and after this process, is being given to human beings.” Hamburger Chef Jamie Oliver Proves McDonald’s Burgers “Unfit for human consumption”