Category: Foods

Understanding food labels

food-labels-featuredWith all of the toxins being introduced in our foods, it's now more important than ever to be able to understand the information on the product label. It's a step in the right direction, although it won't keep you completely free from what could be considered toxins like GMO. For example, some of Kellogg's cereal products contain GMOs as previously discussed in another article here. But this has more to do with mandatory labeling which isn't being enforced in North America.

C.D. Shelton's book, Nutrition (Know What You're Buying: How to Read Food Labels) will be a big help to you in understanding how to read food labels, and exactly what they mean. The book is only 23 pages long, so it's a quick read. It's narrated as a mother shopping at the supermarket for groceries for her family. It's free for the next 24-48 hours as part of an Amazon promotion.

Another resource I'd like to mention is an article on the FDA website, How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label, but keep in mind that the FDA isn't going to warn you about by products included in your food that they have determined is safe for you to eat in small doses.

Still, it's felt that these two resources can offer you some guidance in helping to make sure you and your family are eating healthy. Plus it doesn't hurt to google some of the terms you may not be familiar with. For example, a lot of products on the shelves these days are made from enriched flour. This means the vitamins and minerals have been removed to give the product a longer shelf life. But this causes the product to break down too fast once ingested so it turn into extra sugar. Still, there aren't any FDA warnings about it. It's still safe to eat, just not as good for you.

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Are we being poisoned by Communists?

comunists-featuredI was reading an article this morning by Mike Adams, editor of NaturalNews.com. It was titled China admits to existence of 'cancer villages' sprouting up due to extreme pollution, chemical exposure. You can read it here. It seems to be playing on another article that was circulating the web a little while ago about the smog and pollution problem in China. Sometimes I feel Mr. Adams goes a little too far in some of his articles as if the shock factor will keep you enthralled with his publications.

Let's look at an example, where the article says:

"Chinese government is now openly admitting that severe exposure to chemicals via water pollution, air pollution and environmental pollution is causing the rise of "cancer villages" across China."

But then in another article he says

"It's a fact: USDA organic standards place NO LIMITS on levels of heavy metals contamination of certified organic foods. Even further, there is no limit on the contamination of PCBs, BPA and other synthetic chemicals that's allowed in certified organic foods, superfoods and supplements."

I would suggest China doesn't have the market on food contamination. If you read other articles on this site, Our Groceries are Poisoned, A lifetime amount of Dioxin in just 6 months, This chicken has teeth, and Milk bad — cow manure OK…  you can start to understand that it isn't just food from China we need to worry about. When Mr Adams says, "If you're buying "organic," you want it to be from countries like Canada, the USA, France and Germany," -- I can't help but laugh.

What really red-flagged the article for me was when Mr. Adams said:

"China can no longer deny the truth that its nation, and its people, are being destroyed by toxic pollution. To appreciate the magnitude of this admission, you have to understand that China's government is steeped in the practice of denial. All communist regimes are, of course, delusional at every level..."

Delusional? What about the idea that America's democracy could be seen as Communist? In a post found on godlikeproductions.com one writer says:

Below are the Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto as written by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in the year 1848. Respectively in comparison, the American adopted parallel, i.e. How the Plank is achieved and is in place pursuant to law. One other thing you should understand: Marx stated in the Communist Manifesto that these planks are to test whether or not a people is Communist. If they are all in force and effect— A PEOPLE IS COMMUNIST!

PLANK - PLANK’S DESCRIPTION IN RED- the American parallel after it.

1. ABOLITION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY AND APPLICATION OF ALL RENT TO PUBLIC PURPOSE. The Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868), and various zoning, school & property taxes, national parks, lands, etc. Also the Bureau of Land Management.

2. A HEAVY PROGRESSIVE OR GRADUATED INCOME TAX. Misapplication of the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913, The Social Security Act of 1936; Joint House Resolution 192 of 1933; Income Tax and various State Taxes. We have been conditioned to call it “paying your fair share.”

3. ABOLITION OF RIGHT TO INHERITANCE. We call it Federal & State estate Taxes (1916), via the Federal Internal Revenue Code; or reformed Probate Laws, and limited inheritance via arbitrary inheritance tax statutes.

4. CONFISCATION OF THE PROPERTY OF ALL EMIGRANTS AND REBELS. We call in government seizures, tax liens, Public “law” 99-570 (1986); Executive Order 11490, sections 1205 and 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of “terrorists” and those who speak out or write against the “government” (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without proper due process. This all orchestrated through the Fourteenth Amendment.

5. CENTRALIZATION OF CREDIT IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE, BY MEANS OF A NATIONAL BANK WITH STATE CAPITAL AND AN EXCLUSIVE MONOPOLY. We call it the Federal Reserve which is a credit/debt system nationally organized by the Federal Reserve act of 1913. All local banks are members of the Fed System, and are regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

6. CENTRALIZATION OF COMMUNICATION AND TRANSPORTATION IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE. We call it the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) mandated through the ICC act of 1887, the Commissions Act of 1934, The Interstate Commerce Commission established in 1938, The Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Executive Orders 11490, 10999, as well as State mandated driver’s licenses and Department of Transportation regulations. Also Amtrak: Established May 1st - May Day (world socialist/commie day).

7. EXTENSION OF FACTORIES AND INSTRUMENTS OF PRODUCTION OWNED BY THE STATE, THE BRINGING INTO CULTIVATION OF WASTE LANDS, AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE SOIL GENERALLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH A COMMON PLAN. We call it corporate capacity, The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture. As well as the Department of Commerce and Labor (OSHA), Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the Internal Revenue Service control of business through corporate regulations. Government in the Stock Market.

8. ALL TO LABOR. ESTABLISHMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ARMIES, ESPECIALLY FOR AGRICULTURE. We call it the Social Security Administration and the Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two income family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920’s, the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive Order 11000.

9. COMBINATION OF AGRICULTURE WITH MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES; GRADUAL ABOLITION BETWEEN TOWN AND COUNTRY; MORE EQUABLE DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION. We call it the Planning Reorganization act of 1949, zoning (Title 17 USC 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive Orders 11647 and 11731 (ten regions) and Public “Law” 89-136; the main plank for reduction of town and country; the Fourteenth Amendment accomplished this. Non-city land is subject to Property Tax.

10. FREE EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ABOLITION OF CHILDREN’S FACTORY LABOR IN PRESENT FORM. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION WITH INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, ETC. People are being taxed to support what we call ‘public’ schools, which train the young to work for the perpetual communal debt system that enriches the World Bank. Also, we call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based “Education”.

Where I live in Canada, it's very similar. We too, wave the banner of democracy, yet there are rules right down to the very minute to govern our behaviour. Democracy by definition is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. But this isn't true in the United States, and it isn't true in Canada. Yes, we do have the right to vote, but then the governing party, which is a conservative majority right now, can pretty well shove any rule on you that they want you to abide by.

Over-all, I don't think you're in any more danger eating food that comes from China than you are from eating food grown in North America. Just eat your Kellogg's Corn Flakes made from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), and pay your taxes. You're going to die anyway....

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101 Best Soup and Stew Recipes Ever

chili-featuredWhen I was a teen ager, I spent a fair amount of time at a friend's house.  His mother, who had raised seven boys, often kept a pot of chili on the stove, in case anyone wanted something to eat. It was a huge pot. I have a similar pot here at home, but it was my understanding it was supposed to be for  2-3 dozen ears of corn-on-the-cob, which is always a favorite around here, and especially at the beach. Regardless of what it's for -- it's a big pot.

I love Chili. And by friend's  mother made the best chili I've ever tasted. It was fantastic! And I've tried a few recipes here and there but never found one I was happy with. Of course it could have something to do with the way I follow directions. But when I was browsing through some books today I discovered 101 Best Soup & Stew Recipes Ever: Including Gumbos, Chowders & Chili Recipes by Nancy F Thomas. In chapter four you can find six chili recipes,  and look great.

One of the ones I took interest in is the Bulgur Chili. I was reading through it fairly quick and I thought it said "Burger Chili" which brought to mind the chili I was so fond of as a young man. It had hamburger in it. After a quick search I saw on Wiki,  "It is a cereal food made from the groats of several different wheat species, most often from durum wheat. It is most common in European, Middle Eastern, and South Asian cuisine. The word bulgur is of Turkish origin." I suppose I could substitute Burger for Bulgur, but there is another recipe called Spiced Chili, where one of the ingredients is 1 ½ of ground beef.

I'll probably have to wait until the weekend before I get a chance to do some experimenting.  Nothing worse than going to all the bother to cook up something special, ruin it -- and then wind up eating hotdogs because you have run out of time....

I'll have to decide which recipe I'm going to start with. You can likely tell I may have another disaster on my hands, but if you like new ideas for stews, soups and chili, you can get the Kindle version of this book for free today. It's part of an Amazon promotion and will likely only be available for the next 24-48 hours. And if you have a favorite Chili recipe, why not share it below in the comments section?

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12 Winter Soup Recipe Ideas without meat

soup-featuredPETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters. They claim animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any way.

It may not come any surprise, but to help discourage folks from eating meat they offer hundreds of free and delicious recipes on their website. There are different ways to browse through the recipes on the site:

Browse by Meal Type

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snack

Browse by Cuisine Type

  • American
  • Barbeque
  • Cajun
  • Chinese
  • Creole
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Jewish
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Other
  • Tex-Mex
  • Thai

Browse by Food Type

  • Appetizer
  • Beverage
  • Bread
  • Dessert
  • Entree
  • Salad
  • Sandwich
  • Sauce/Dressing/Condiment
  • Side Dish
  • Soup
  • Soy Product

This time of year they say temperatures are dropping, which means that it's the perfect time to heat things up with a warm bowl of soup. Here are 12 mouth-watering vegan soups that are perfect wintertime meals.

If you are looking for more vegan recipes, you can browse their entire online collection here.

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Barrhaven, Ontario seniors run from Christmas dinner

Yes, I'm over 50. But you know, when I was a young lad, I was probably holding a rifle before I ever saw a hockey stick. I suppose growing up in the country had something to do with that. I'm thinking if I had a chance, and a turkey was threatening me.... I'd be making short work of the job. Not so, in Barrhaven, Ontario. Senior citizens are running away from the very thing they will be going to the supermarket for -- Christmas dinner. Watch the video below.


From the CBC website article here

Now, maybe my rural up-bring on a farm has helped shaped my opinion. But I think I would be able to reverse this scenario and turn it into something more meaningful like this.


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