Food, Drink & Nutrition

GMO Victory: Maine Second State to Enact GMO Labeling

GMO Victory: Maine Second State to Enact GMO Labeling

In another blow against the propaganda machine that has been fueled by GMO juggernauts like Monsanto and others, Maine will now become the second state (after Connecticut) to launch mandatory labeling for food products that contain genetically modified ingredients. A major victory, though it does contain a stipulation: Five nearby states must also adopt GMO labeling legislation.

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78-Year-Old Vegan Bodybuilder Might Make You Reconsider Your Diet

Posted by on January 12, 2014 in Exercise and Fitness, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
78-Year-Old Vegan Bodybuilder Might Make You Reconsider Your Diet

As science continues to shed light on the health benefits associated with eating less meat and more ‘earthly’ foods like organic fruits and vegetables, more people around the globe are making a transition to a vegetarian and/or vegan diet for a variety of reasons. There is a reason why a plant-based diet can help prevent over over 60% of chronic disease deaths.

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Are Pesticide-Drenched Foods Really as Healthy as Organic? The “Experts” Say So…

Posted by on January 9, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Are Pesticide-Drenched Foods Really as Healthy as Organic? The “Experts” Say So…

Pesticides are made to kill things. People who don’t want to eat pesticides often choose organic foods to avoid them. But does that really make sense? Well yeah, it does. Here’s why….

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How Does Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Wind Up in Organic Meat?

Posted by on January 8, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
How Does Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Wind Up in Organic Meat?

Dr. Greger describes some reasons why organic chicken is now tainted with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. One reason is the sheer amount of waste run-off from farms. But the information somewhat ends there. The punchline at the end of the video shows not only how far consumers and store employees have become removed from food sources, but also just how hard it is to avoid serious pathogens in store-bought meats.

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Designing Communities that Eat Local and Build in Healthy Eating

Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Farming, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Designing Communities that Eat Local and Build in Healthy Eating

Gino Campana, Kristin Kirkpatrick, and Tracy Wiedt join Thom Hartmann to discuss how to design communities that encourage healthy habits including eating local, farm-fresh food.

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Scientist Sets the Record Straight on Hazards of Sugar

Scientist Sets the Record Straight on Hazards of Sugar

Studies show that obesity is primarily driven by eating too much refined sugar, particularly fructose, rather than being driven by eating too many calories and lack of exercise.

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GMO and ‘Natural’ Food Fight: Treacherous Terrain

GMO and ‘Natural’ Food Fight: Treacherous Terrain

2014 is shaping up to be a decisive year for the future of food and farming. Grassroots activists are gearing up for new legislative battles, including state GMO labeling laws and county bans on growing genetically engineered crops. Meanwhile the multinational food corporations last month raised the stakes in the ongoing David vs. Goliath battle by petitioning the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to allow companies to continue to label or market products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as “natural.”

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