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Big Sugar's Sweet Little Lies

Big Sugar's Sweet Little Lies
Chris Buzelli On a brisk spring Tuesday in 1976, a pair of executives from the Sugar Association stepped up to the podium of a Chicago ballroom to accept the Oscar of the public relations world, the Silver Anvil award for excellence in "the forging of public opinion." The trade group had recently pulled off one of the greatest turnarounds in PR history. For nearly a decade, the sugar industry had been buffeted by crisis after crisis as the media and the public soured on sugar and scientists began to view it as a likely cause of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Their winning campaign, crafted with the help of the prestigious public relations firm Carl Byoir & Associates, had been prompted by a poll showing that consumers had come to see sugar as fattening, and that most doctors suspected it might exacerbate, if not cause, heart disease and diabetes. Precisely how did the sugar industry engineer its turnaround? The industry followed a similar strategy when it came to diabetes. Related:  ObesityDiabetes ARTICLES & VIDEOS

Labeling Issues, Revolving Doors, rBGH, Bribery and Monsanto Monsanto, For Labeling Before They Were Against It An issue of growing concern is the Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods [1]. Many have questioned why it is that while consumers in all of Europe and fifty other countries around the world including including Japan, India and even China have the right to know through strict labeling which foods contain GM ingredients and thus to make an informed choice [2] yet consumers in the United States, purportedly the bastion of freedom, democracy and the "free market" in the world are denied this same right. Polls indicate that the great majority of Americans who are aware of the issue want labels [3][4]. Interestingly, Former Monsanto CEO Robert Shapiro, in a 1998 interview with the State of the World Forum, asserted unequivocally (in answer to a question about the labeling of GM foods) that: "One can make a reasonable argument that consumers and citizens have a right to know anything they wish to know. For more on the Act see [20][21]

Top 17 Low-Carb & Paleo Doctors With Blogs Some people give me weird looks when I say something about nutrition that doesn’t fit with the conventional wisdom they have believed all their lives. But I’ve learned pretty much all of it from other experts that are way more knowledgeable than me. There are a whole bunch of doctors, scientists, professors and various experts all around the world who also believe that a low-carb, paleo type of diet is a better option. Here are 17 low-carb and paleo friendly medical doctors who have their own blogs and websites. The list is in no particular order. 1. Dr. He was one of the key players in bringing the low-carb, high-fat revolution to Sweden. 2. Dr. She seeks evolutionary solutions to modern mental health problems and reviews various studies related to the subject on her site, Evolutionary Psychiatry. 3. Dr. His latest book is called Escape the Diet Trap. 4. Dr. They are the authors of the Protein Power series of books. 5. Dr. 6. Dr. 7. Dr. Advertisement 8. Dr. 9. Dr. 10. Dr. 11. Dr. 12. Dr.

About Me I am a physician trained in internal medicine, nephrology, and obesity medicine in St. Petersburg, FL. I graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1986 and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at The Emory University Affiliated Hospitals program in 1989. So, I abandoned the carbohydrate counting and just tried to keep the intake of carbohydrates constant with each meal. In 2007, I decided to start exercising since I knew I had a chronic disease that might be helped by regular exercise. I have combined the concepts of both of these diets for myself. I have seen improvements in many patients including weight loss, improved glucose control, and stabilization of kidney function in patients with diabetic nephropathy with a low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet. This study examined the effects of a ketogenic diet prescribed to 48 type 1 diabetics in Sweden who were followed for four years. What Does Dr Runyan Eat? 1. 2.

Why genetically engineered food is dangerous: New report by genetic engineers Earth Open Source press release 17 June 2012 Aren’t critics of genetically engineered food anti-science? Isn’t the debate over GMOs (genetically modified organisms) a spat between emotional but ignorant activists on one hand and rational GM-supporting scientists on the other? A new report released today, “GMO Myths and Truths”,[1] challenges these claims. The report presents a large body of peer-reviewed scientific and other authoritative evidence of the hazards to health and the environment posed by genetically engineered crops and organisms (GMOs). Unusually, the initiative for the report came not from campaigners but from two genetic engineers who believe there are good scientific reasons to be wary of GM foods and crops. One of the report’s authors, Dr Michael Antoniou of King’s College London School of Medicine in the UK, uses genetic engineering for medical applications but warns against its use in developing crops for human food and animal feed. Notes Key points from the report

Worms help compost almost anything - Laramie Boomerang Online By ALEXANDRA COCKAR / • Sunday, March 25, 2012 Erika Babbitt-Rogers used to go to the city landfill a couple of times a year to get rid of her household waste. Then, a few years ago, she read an article in a farmer’s magazine that inspired her to start a project that allowed her to recycle more waste. The article described a family farm that used worms to compost almost everything, with the exception of some recyclables — a process known as vermicomposting. “I thought that was pretty interesting. Since my family lives on a ranch, we thought at least it would keep a lot more out of the dump and help with the garden,” she said. She researched vermicomposting and bought a pound of worms to start up her worm farm. “And I thought I had it all figured out. Worm composting (also known as vermicomposting) involves the breakdown of organic wastes by worms and microorganisms, according to information from Red Worm Compositing’s Web site, www.redwormcomposting.

Press Statement For Immediate Release: September 19, 2012Contact: Stacy Malkan, 510-542-9224, Oakland: Genetically engineered corn was linked to mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage and other serious illnesses in the first ever peer-reviewed, long-term animal study of these foods. The findings were published today in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Read the study here: While numerous 90-day studies have already linked GMO foods to allergies and other health problems, today’s publication marks the first-ever long term animal study on the health effects of the most common type of genetically engineered corn, and comes as California voters consider the Proposition 37 Right to Know initiative to label genetically engineered foods In response to this study, Yes on Proposition 37 California Right to Know Campaign Manager Gary Ruskin released the following statement:

List Of Low-Carb Doctors Bret Michaels: "Face of Diabetes", Defeatist Shout Out - Diabetes Warrior Bret Michaels is in the news due to complications from Type 1 diabetes. First: I hold no animosity for the man Bret Michaels. I love his zest for life. I have compassion and sympathy for him. I wish I could show him a ‘better way’ to self-treat his diabetes via the teachings of Dr. Bernstein. However … that’s where the niceties end. This post is an honest appraisal of his ‘fight with diabetes’ and a shout out to him to ‘do the right thing’. The picture top right is a picture of Bret doing the rocker ‘thang’. Bret Michaels has allowed the American Diabetes Association, hell he’s allowed the entire diabetes industry to hold him up as a role model and ‘face of diabetes’. A quote from an ADA website. “To help the Association raise awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of prevention and control, Bret is representing the “Face of Diabetes” …” Bret Michaels is not a diabetes warrior .. he is a diabetes defeatist. ALSO … note the statement in the quote, Bret is helping … Dr.

GMO Food Is Actually Already Labeled If You Know A Few Rules Back in 1995, I was party to some discussions about whether about-to-be-released GMO crops should be labeled at the consumer level. It was clear that a failure to do so would look to some like a conspiracy, but we also realized that it would be far too expensive to track the great rivers of grain well enough to be able to label everything accurately. Practicality won the day and GMO foods were never labeled. 15 years later this decision is still being needlessly debated. Why You Can’t Really Track All Grain It does not normally make sense for a farmer to have his/her own harvesting equipment. A “May Contain” Label Might Have Been A Better Choice I actually supported the idea of a “may contain GMO” label, recognizing that things like corn and soybeans are turned into ingredients that are in just about any processed food (corn starch, HFCS, soy protein, soybean oil…). Fruits and Vegetables The “Biotech By Choice” Brand Concept Biotech Wine A Biotech Crop to Feed the World Conclusion

Eating ethically: a tree-hugging former vegetarian learns to hunt Cross-posted from The Last Word on Nothing. I don’t like guns. I’m almost universally opposed to killing things. So why then, did I spend a recent weekend learning how to handle a shotgun and rifle? It began with a dead elk. My first reaction upon seeing the dead elk was horror, then anger that this man had killed such a beautiful animal. I paused for a moment to digest this information. I’ve given a great deal of thought to meat eating. At the same time, I’ve come to believe that meat can have a place in a sustainable diet. I’ve butchered enough poultry with my own two hands to know that killing is stressful, sad and difficult work. Which brings me back to the elk. Hunting a deer or elk from my local community seems like the logical next step. So I’ve decided to try my hand at hunting. It’s possible I won’t be able to go through with it. Essays in the blog are not written by High Country News. Christie Aschwanden writes from western Colorado. Image courtesy the author.

Uncovered, the 'toxic' gene hiding in GM crops: Revelation throws new doubt over safety of foods EU watchdog reveals approval for GM foods fails to identify poisonous gene54 of the 86 GM plants approved contain the dangerous geneGene found in food for farm animals producing meat, milk and eggsBiotech supporters argue there is no evidence that GM foods are harmful By Sean Poulter, Consumer Affairs Editor Published: 23:20 GMT, 21 January 2013 | Updated: 11:03 GMT, 24 January 2013 A virus gene that could be poisonous to humans has been missed when GM food crops have been assessed for safety. GM crops such as corn and soya, which are being grown around the world for both human and farm animal consumption, include the gene. A new study by the EU's official food watchdog, the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA), has revealed that the international approval process for GM crops failed to identify the gene. A new study conducted by the EU has shown that standard tests for GM foods may be missing a potentially poisonous gene for humans