About Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Weedkiller

About Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Weedkiller

The World Health Organization surprised the agriculture community last week when its International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that ingredients in Monsanto’s weedkiller are probably carcinogenic. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling Roundup, used both by farmers … Continue reading

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What if BPA Alternatives Are Also Toxic?

What if BPA Alternatives Are Also Toxic?

Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans. It is associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development issues. Once it enters the body, BPA behaves like estrogen, a human hormone. It disturbs the normal operation of certain … Continue reading

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The Mechanism Linking Red Meat and Cancer Has Been Discovered

The Mechanism Linking Red Meat and Cancer Has Been Discovered

We’ve been advised for decades to reduce our consumption of red meat. Multiple population studies have shown that excess consumption led to heart disease and cancer. But why does steak every night increase the risk for cancer? This is a … Continue reading

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Reducing the Risks of Cadmium in Your Food

Reducing the Risks of Cadmium in Your Food

Add this (or don’t) to the list of things in food to worries about. Cadmium is a toxic metal that has found its way from factories … to the soil … to our food. It is also inhaled via cigarette … Continue reading

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7 Practical Tips to Reduce Your BPA Exposure

7 Practical Tips to Reduce Your BPA Exposure

Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans. It is associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development issues. Once it enters the body, BPA behaves like estrogen, a human hormone. It disturbs the normal operation of certain … Continue reading

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5 Things to Know About the Nitrites & Nitrates in Your Hot Dog

5 Things to Know About the Nitrites & Nitrates in Your Hot Dog

1. Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate are food preservatives used primarily in processed meat products such as hot dogs, luncheon meats, ham, bacon, corned beef (spam), and in smoked fish. 2. Nitrites play several roles: they maintain the pinkish meat … Continue reading

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Power to the People: Horizon, Silk to Remove Carrageenan from Products

Power to the People: Horizon, Silk to Remove Carrageenan from Products

Whitewave Foods, manufacturer of Silk and Horizon Organic, has announced the upcoming removal of carrageenan from its products. Carrageenan is a seaweed extract that is used to thicken and emulsify liquids. Whitewave is is bowing to requests from health focused … Continue reading

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Bill to Ban BPA in Food Packaging is Introduced, Here’s How to Protect Your Family in the Meanwhile

Bill to Ban BPA in Food Packaging is Introduced, Here’s How to Protect Your Family in the Meanwhile

he Senate and House of Representatives are both proposing a new food safety bill. The Ban Poisonous Additives Act is specifically targeting Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and cans and associated with cancer, infertility, and fetal development … Continue reading

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Before You Bite Into Your Bologna Sandwich

Before You Bite Into Your Bologna Sandwich

A recent European study, published in BMC Medicine, confirms what American studies have already shown – consumption of processed meats above a certain level increases the chances of heart attack, cancer, and death. Researchers reviewed data of close to 450,000 … Continue reading

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What are Phthalates, and Why are They in Our Food?

What are Phthalates, and Why are They in Our Food?

Phthalates are a type of chemical, easily released into its surroundings, that have been linked with all sorts of health problems – most notably breast cancer, endocrine disruption and obesity. They’re found in plastics, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, toys, packaging … Continue reading

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