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Dude, That Isn’t Wax On Your Apple! You Should Never Ever Eat Watermelons Like This, Absolutely NEVER. Sorry Hipsters, That Organic Kale Is a Genetically Modified Food. Bananas Are Naturally Radioactive. Today I found out bananas are naturally radioactive.

Bananas Are Naturally Radioactive

This comes from the fact that they contain relatively high amounts of potassium. Specifically, they contain Potassium-40, which is a radioactive isotope of potassium. The fact that bananas are radioactive has actually given rise to the radiation unit: “banana equivalent dose” (BED); this is the average amount of radiation you are exposed to by eating one banana.

The banana equivalent dose is occasionally used to help conceptualize the relative danger of various radiation sources and amounts; for instance, the amount of radiation typically leaked by a modern nuclear fission reactor. Are You Eating Poisoned Strawberries? The Truth About Chemical Residue On Fruit And Vegetables. Photo credit: bigstock.com Most people would be shocked to know just how many chemicals can be found on the fruit and vegetables they eat every day.

Are You Eating Poisoned Strawberries? The Truth About Chemical Residue On Fruit And Vegetables

The substances are usually pesticides or herbicides (designed to kill weeds) which agricultural companies spray on their crops to prevent the destruction of their produce. Such practices have been going on for decades, and while it does save the crops, the use of these chemicals can have dangerous and unintended consequences. Residue remains on the fruit and vegetables and can be ingested by people, leading to all types of health complications. In this article we’ll explore which chemicals are the most dangerous, which fruits and vegetables are most at risk of contamination, and practical steps you can take to protect yourself and eat healthy.

Chemicals Commonly Found on Food. Beware Of Dangerous Bleached Garlic. Photo credit: bigstock.com If you love garlic and have been buying organic garlic for both its taste and health benefits, you are not alone!

Beware Of Dangerous Bleached Garlic

Imported organics, particularly from China, cloud “pesticide-free” image. Organic farmers go to some lengths to avoid using synthetic pesticides on their products, and are required (at least in the United States, Canada and parts of Europe) to avoid a large number of these chemicals.

Imported organics, particularly from China, cloud “pesticide-free” image

Organic marketers and anti-GMO activists exaggerate these efforts, making claims that organics are “pesticide-free” and don’t use “harmful” chemicals that they claim are the mainstay of conventional agriculture, and often linked in their campaigns to genetically modified crops. Such claims are built into the DNA of organic producers and the network of websites linked to the industry. A blog by Stonyfield organic claims that “not all food is grown with the use of toxic, persistent pesticides. Organic farming is free of these chemicals by definition.” The phrase “pesticide free” regularly invoked by organic food proponents muddies the pesticide-in-food discussion. Rise of organic…pesticides. You Are Most Likely Consuming Bleached And Chemical Laden Garlic From China. Here Is How To Spot It. By Anya Vien Did you know that over 80 percent of the garlic sold worldwide comes from China?

You Are Most Likely Consuming Bleached And Chemical Laden Garlic From China. Here Is How To Spot It.

In fact, a large amount of garlic we consume here in America is from China. The U.S. imported 138 million pounds last year Most consumers think that their garlic was grown in California, the “Garlic Capital of the World,” but, in reality, it was shipped from China. Check Out Which Top Foods Are Sprayed With Roundup Just Days Before You Buy Them. Photo credit: bigstock.com.

Check Out Which Top Foods Are Sprayed With Roundup Just Days Before You Buy Them

Watch This Before Eating An Apple Again. Are Your Almonds Truly Raw? Food borne illnesses on the rise. (NaturalHealth365) You’re careful about food preparation and storage; plus you always cook meats at safe temperatures.

Food borne illnesses on the rise

Inside the Food Industry: Ingredients, By Any Other Name, Just As Sweet? Aaron DykesActivist Post What we eat is a more interesting subject that it might first appear.

Inside the Food Industry: Ingredients, By Any Other Name, Just As Sweet?

Behind the labels are many troubling issues… and GMOs are just the tip of the iceberg. The London Guardian carried this interest piece revealing how so much of our foods – even the most natural in appearance – are engineered, manufactured and packaged with invisible processing ‘ingredients’ derived from sophisticated lab processes. Now, as the food manufacturing industry is keeping up with consumer demand, scary sounding and artificial looking ingredients are increasingly fading from food packages. Here are just a few segments of Joanna Blythman’s piece, Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what you eat, well worth a full read for its peak inside your grocery store, food cabinet and assortment of convenience foods:

This Little Girl's Potato Experiment Will Change The Way You Think About Food! 80 percent of non-organic U.S. apples contain harmful chemical that is banned in Europe. (NaturalNews) It's no secret that non-organic apples contain pesticides, but new information demonstrates that upwards of 80 percent of them may also contain diphenylamine (DPA), a chemical banned in Europe.

80 percent of non-organic U.S. apples contain harmful chemical that is banned in Europe

DPA, which is regulated as a pesticide, is said to keep produce from turning dark colors while in storage. Although banned overseas, such apples are still found in the United States. In fact, the most common pesticide on conventionally grown U.S. apples is DPA. In 2012, the European Food Safety Authority, which is responsible for assessing pesticide risk, determined that manufacturers were unable to prove that DPA did not pose human health risks. Study Identifies Which Fruits and Veggies Have the Most Pesticide Residue. 10 Reasons to Avoid Soy At All Costs. In the twentieth century the soybean was one of the two major new crops introduced into the U.S.

10 Reasons to Avoid Soy At All Costs

(the other crop being canola). It has now become the number one export crop and one of the second largest crops for cash sales. Most soybean products are processed into oil (shortening, margarine, cooking oil & salad dressings) and meal. The untold fruit and vegetable scandal. Mon. Dec. 16, 2013 by Jonathan Landsman (NaturalHealth365) Sadly forgotten, but true, most fruits and vegetables, grown decades ago, were much more nutrient-dense. For example, a peach grown in the 1950’s, in the United States, had the amount of vitamin A equivalent to 53 organic peaches – grown in the most fertile soil – by 1999. China’s ‘organic label’ is a fraud. Mon. Vegetarians tricked by restaurants across the nation as they eat dead animals by accident. Most 'extra virgin' olive oil bottles are actually cheaper mix.

More than two of every three bottles labeled imported extra virgin olive oil are either a cheaper grade of olive oil or adulterated with another type of oil, a University of California at Davis study found. Top-selling brands including Bertolli, Filippo Berio, Carapelli, Pompeiian, Colavita, Mazola and Carapelli all had bottles that flunked the test -- containing instead a cheaper virgin olive oil, the study by the university's Olive Center found. Even a brand carrying the name of TV host Rachael Ray -- who frequently touts her supposedly extra virgin olive oil -- flunked the testing on two of three samples. GM foods cause rapid rise in allergies and cancer. Thu. Dec. 19, 2013 by Jonathan Landsman (NaturalHealth365) Food allergies have become a global epidemic and conventional medicine has no cure. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, food allergies (in kids) have increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011. Confirmed: DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Are Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Them.

In a new study published in the peer reviewed Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers emphasize that there is sufficient evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments carry complete genes that can enter into the human circulation system through an unknown mechanism. (0) It’s interesting to ponder if the scientists at these biotech corporations have already identified this method? In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA. The study was based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies.

PLOS is an open access, well respected peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers primary research from disciplines within science and medicine. EWG's 2013 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ EWG analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items.

All 48 foods are listed below from worst to best (lower numbers = more pesticides) Beware of red dyes in oranges. Mon. Mar. 24, 2014 by Linda Kordich.