Category: Foods

Our Groceries are Poisoned

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are in 60-80 percent of our processed foods and some of these are  clinically documented to cause depression, fatigue, infections, brain fog, nausea... even cancer. Name brand products you buy right off the shelf at the grocery store are poisoning you, and the large corporations behind these products are funnelling millions of dollars into a disinformation campaign to try to defeat ballot measure 37, the "GMO labeling" initiative in California.1 These are companies like:

  • Kashi (owned by Kellogg, which has contributed $612,000 to defeat Proposition 37) - Kashi cereals contain GMOs!
  • Larabar (owned by General Mills, which has contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)
  • Santa Cruz Organic (also owned by Smucker, which has contributed $387,000 to defeat proposition 37)

Here in Canada, the government is not interested in letting us know exactly what is in our food by warning us with any labels about GMOs. Labelling is mandatory if there is a health or safety issue with food, which might be mitigated through labelling. For example, if the nutritional value or composition of the food has been changed, or if there is an allergen present in the food, the food must be labelled as such. This is why you will often see warnings such as "this product may contain peanuts", or other such warnings of allergens.

In Canada, a free vote in Parliament on Oct. 17, 2001, defeated a bill by Liberal MP Charles Caccia. His private member's bill, C-287, would have required mandatory labelling of genetically altered foods.

CBC News Online issued a report on May 11, 2004 titled Genetically Modified Foods: a primer. Unfortunately most of the report is now missing except for this one page I was able to find. Don't we have a right to know what products are being used in the foods we eat?

An organization called EcoLomics International  has published a paper, The Labeling Of Gmo Products Pursuant To International Trade Rules. Their purpose  is to make a contribution toward an improved balance between inter-generational ecological objectives and more short-term economic priorities. You can click here to download (pdf) the paper. It says:

There are several arguments cited in opposition to GMO labeling, almost all of which have an underlying business or trade policy rationale. First of all, certain business interests, particularly those in the agriculture and processed food industries, fear that labeling will increase consumer suspicion, thereby making GMO products less attractive, or even stigmatizing them.

A second argument made by labeling opponents involves the expenses, both direct and indirect, of GMO labeling and the cost implications for non-GMO products that may result from the labeling of highly successful GMO products such as soy.

Lastly, many trade specialists and business leaders oppose GMO labeling because of its perceived implications for the international trading system.

In Europe, a shopper walking into a supermarket can tell which foods have been genetically modified. Yet as seen in this report  (video below) from CBC's Marketplace, no such labelling law exists in Canada despite numerous surveys indicating up to 90 per cent of Canadians want mandatory labelling of GM food. Canada's leading national consumer group does not support mandatory labelling. Instead, the Consumers' Association of Canada (CAC) supports voluntary labelling, backing the stance of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

In a book, Seeds of Deception, Jeffrey Smith tells about researchers and scientists who have been harassed, humiliated and even fired from the positions for trying to bring about the truth of GMO foods.  In the book you can read the actual internal memos by FDA scientists, warning of toxins, allergies, and new diseases—all ignored by their superiors, including a former attorney for Monsanto. Learn why the FDA withheld information from Congress after a genetically modified supplement killed nearly a hundred people and disabled thousands.

In their tests they discovered "Rats fed GM potatoes had smaller livers, hearts, testicles and brains, damaged immune systems, and showed structural changes in their white blood cells making them more vulnerable to infection and disease compared to other rats fed non-GMO potatoes. It got worse. Thymus and spleen damage showed up; enlarged tissues, including the pancreas and intestines; and there were cases of liver atrophy as well as significant proliferation of stomach and intestines cells that could be a sign of greater future risk of cancer. Equally alarming, results showed up after 10 days of testing, and they persisted after 110 days that's the human equivalent of 10 years."

Genetically engineered or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are created by taking genes from organisms such as bacteria, viruses or animals and inserting them into other, often unrelated, species. Unlike traditional breeding, genetic engineering creates new organisms that would never occur in nature, creating new and unpredictable health and environmental risks.

What can you do right now to avoid GMO food?

Greenpeace International opposes the release of genetically engineered (GE) crops and animals into the environment based on the precautionary principle.  They have put together a shopper's guide  to help you avoid GMO contaminated food and it lists many of the products on our grocery shelves. It gives you the actual name of the brand and product. Most of them you are already familiar with. KELLOGG’S cereals Raisin Bran, Smacks, Corn Flakes, Honey Crunch are only a sample of the ones listed that have been manufactured with GMO's.

This report is free and can be downloaded here, or preview it below. It's well worth printing off and keeping it handy.

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Footnote:
1Natural News Natural brands betray consumers over GMO labeling


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Cayenne Peppers Cures — free today only

Cayenne Peppers has been known to cure 17 big diseases. It can stop a heart attack, sharpen your vision, expand your arteries, cure arthritis, unclog your kidneys and your sinuses.  It was tested on cultures of human lung cancer cells and on pancreatic cancers. Lead researcher Dr Timothy Bates said: "As these compounds attack the very heart of the tumour cells, we believe that we have in effect discovered a fundamental 'Achilles heel' for all cancers." Have a look at the video below:

And in an article by the BBC, it said:

It was tested on cultures of human lung cancer cells and on pancreatic cancers.

Lead researcher Dr Timothy Bates said: "As these compounds attack the very heart of the tumour cells, we believe that we have in effect discovered a fundamental 'Achilles heel' for all cancers."

Of course the article also said that " The experiments showed that pepper extracts killed cancer cells grown in the laboratory, but these have not yet been tested to see if they are safe and effective in humans." -- according to their study... but there seems to be a lot of other people touting the benefits through numerous online testimonials.

A Dr. Richard Schultz claims to have treated a number of patients with it, all with wonderful results. He's said you need to take it in natural form though, and not to buy it from vendors who have rendered it into capsule form.

Sharon Daniels has written a book about it, and explains why she owes her health to cayenne. Her book is called Cayenne Pepper Cures (Miracle Healers From The Kitchen) and the Kindle version is free for today only. I don't have a lot of time to research this today, but I would suggest you get the book, and before you do anything else, do a little research on it. I can't offer any medical advise; I'm simply passing along new information I've discovered. You're welcome to leave your comments below.
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Green coffee bean diet

Green Coffee Bean Diet? I had never heard of such a thing until I stumbled across my friend Steve Stanton's blog, that has some more information on it. It seems to be backed up by an article I read on Wikipedia that says. "Dr. Joe Vinson of the University of Scranton found a significant correlation between consumption of green coffee and weight loss."

An article appearing in the LA Times on March 27, 2012, said:

In a limited trial, 16 overweight young adults taking various doses of green coffee bean extract lost an average of 17.5 pounds and 16% in body fat in 22 weeks. But questions remain, experts say.

Most of the article is based on Dr. Vinson's findings, but apparently he isn't the only person doing their own tests. In a video on Steve's Blog you can see an interview done on the TV show called the Dr. Oz Show.  I thought the good doctor might be a flake but he isn't. Dr. Oz is also Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute & Complementary Medicine Program at NY Presbyterian. I also had a look through YouTube and found plenty of testimonials about it like the one below:

Visit Steve's Blog to watch the video he has posted. I'm only posting this because there are so many people who struggle with weight loss, and I didn't want them to miss this resource. It isn't something I will be trying. Heck, if I lost any weight, I'd probably just blow away....


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This chicken has teeth

Recently had an ear infection. No problem... a trip to the clinic and get a doctor to prescribe some antibiotics certainly wasn't any big deal. I was given a seven day supply of Aureomycin . It's reported to be effective against 90 percent of bacteria-caused infections.

By the end of the medication, the infection seemed to be lingering a bit. By the middle of the next week, it was a full blown infection again. Back to the doctor I went again.

People are becoming immune to antibiotics from eating meat that is being fed antibiotics whether the animals are sick or not. The CBC reported on this a year ago. In their article they say:

Marketplace researchers bought 100 samples of chicken from major grocery chains in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

The chicken included some of the most familiar label names in the poultry business.

The 100 samples were sent to a lab for analysis. Two-thirds of the chicken samples had bacteria.

What was surprising was that all of the bacteria uncovered during the Marketplace sampling were resistant to at least one antibiotic. Some of the bacteria found were resistant to six, seven or even eight different types of antibiotics.

You can watch the video below.  You will see brands of chicken that are sold at local grocery stores, and even one of the popular brands that has resistance  to Aureomycin, is a brand I've been buying.

The article goes on to say:

A representative of the Chicken Farmers of Canada group denied that antibiotics are being overused. "I think there's judicious use that is going on," said Mike Dungate.

I'm not sure what they call "judicious use". I'm familiar with process of manufacturing chicken feed and there isn't any judicious use. The steroids and antibiotics are pumped into the feed. It reduces the time it takes to get them to the slaughterhouse by half.

Our American neighbors to the south of us, no doubt are facing the same problem, but it may be worse. An article in the LA Times shows that "the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to let chicken slaughterhouses run production lines faster and with fewer federal inspectors, angering food safety advocates and poultry plant workers."

More information can be discovered in a book by Thomas K. Shotwell called Superbugs: E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus And More!

The current flood of alarming scientific papers, books, newspapers, television, and Internet sites generates near hysteria in some circles, but the general public is now learning about super bacteria and how they threaten us all. This book places the emergence of antibiotic resistance into a wide framework, describes our general knowledge about the origin and persistence of antibiotic resistance, describes new ways of coping with resistant bacteria, provides the first detailed itemization of how antibiotics and other antibacterials are used in animals, which are used as pesticides, which are used in humans, as well as which uses overlap.


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It isn’t just the frying pan

I bet you haven't seen one of these for a while.... probably glad you don't have to lift them or clean them any longer. But, after reading this, you might change your mind. You see, the teflon-coated pans can give off fumes when they are over heated that can kill birds and cause cancer in small animals.

An article by the Environmental Working Group in the US says:

The scientific panel’s latest data, made public on Monday, associated the chemical with kidney and testicular cancer and possibly thyroid cancer. In earlier years, the panel linked PFOA to pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia.

PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) is the ingredient used in Teflon which is responsible for the problem. Dupoint in the US is the only company making it. They are being sued and will be phasing it out so it will no longer be in use after 2015.

It's for this very reason I published an article a few days ago warning folks to say no to microwave popcorn. The chemical released from the fumes coats the bags and releases PFOA into the air as soon as you open the microwave. You can read more about the dangers of this agent in an article on the Environmental Protections Agency's website titled Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Fluorinated Telomers.

Of course, a fair question might be: Is there any danger in using cast iron pans?

According to Dr. Andrew Weil, it can be beneficial to most people as a very small amount of iron from the pan can be absorbed by the body. But he also warns:

It is a particular risk for those with an inherited metabolic disorder called hemochromatosis or iron overload disease, believed to affect as many as one million Americans. If you have any blood relatives with the disease, ask your physician about the screening test for iron overload, called the transferrin saturation test.

I think I might have to go to some yard sales this summer and see if I can find any cast iron pans. Sure would beat using teflon covered ones. And I have a teenage daughter who complains about having to wash the frying pan now. Can't wait to see the joy on her face when I hand her, her first dirty cast iron frying pan to wash 😉


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