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Do Your Favorite Snack Brands Contain GMOs? - Food Babe

Do Your Favorite Snack Brands Contain GMOs? - Food Babe | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Earlier this week on my Facebook page, I posted a disastrous list of America’s most popular snack brands – all of them containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
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From the article:  sometimes you just need to get your snack on and this is how you do it without consuming genetically modified ingredients and supporting companies that use GMOs who are trying to stop the effort to label GMOs and our right to know.

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Melanie Burch's curator insight, January 22, 2014 2:01 PM

Are your favorite snacks on the left list or the right one?

Justin kettner's curator insight, March 10, 2014 12:16 PM

It is nice to know what foods have GMOs in them but at the same point look how long people have ate these products and no one has said anything and no one would know unless presented with this information  so is food a big deal upon the topic GMOS ?

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Don't Fall Victim To These Tricky Juice Labels

Don't Fall Victim To These Tricky Juice Labels | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Don't Fall Victim To These Tricky Juice Labels. Here's the scoop on how tricky navigating the juice aisle can be at the grocery store and how to choose the best store bought juices for you and your family.
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From the article:  There’s nothing like making fresh raw vegetable or fruit juice at home with your own juicer. But let’s be honest, it takes time, energy and a commitment to keep up the routine at home. The availability and the variety of store-bought juice concoctions have absolutely exploded on the market and tempt us with convenience, fancy marketings and a bunch of healthy buzz words.


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The Healthiest Protein Powders On the Market - Food Babe

The Healthiest Protein Powders On the Market - Food Babe | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
The food industry is making an absolute killing (literally) selling protein powders that are filled with highly processed denatured proteins, chemicals,
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We use RAW MEAL and buy it from Michael Schwartz at Vitaglo ... he consistently has the best online prices.


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Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, September 12, 2013 2:37 PM

I am presently taking muscletech whey protein how does that rate with this article 

 

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What Is Trader Joe's Hiding?

What Is Trader Joe's Hiding? | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Making smart decisions together is the only way we are going to change the secretive practices of the food industry. The most important thing to remember when shopping at Trader Joe’s or anywhere else for that matter, is to read the ingredient lists. Trader Joe’s still allows harmful petroleum- based artificial coloring, artificial flavors, carrageenan, and other questionable ingredients to creep into their stores via other brands ...

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Another good "buyer beware" investigative article and list of what to buy and not buy at Trader Joe's …


Mark Kastel, Director of the Cornucopia Institute says that "It is very hard to figure out sourcing with Trader Joe’s. They heavily depend on private label products which are based on secrecy."


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Dr. Oz Gets Schooled By 8-Year Old Girl on YouTube | Butter Believer

Dr. Oz Gets Schooled By 8-Year Old Girl on YouTube | Butter Believer | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
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Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. 
— Robert Fulghum

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Get Antibiotics out of Organic Apples and Pears - Organic Connections

Get Antibiotics out of Organic Apples and Pears - Organic Connections | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
A little-known use of antibiotics has quietly been allowed in the growing of organic apples and pears. It's time for this to end.

Via Organic Connections
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Another loophole that needs to be addressed...


Read More:  http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/get-antibiotics-out-of-organic-apples-and-pears/#.UUPrRqUmTdl

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EWG and Just Label It Join Forces on GMO labeling - Organic Connections

EWG and Just Label It Join Forces on GMO labeling - Organic Connections | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
The Environmental Working Group and Organic Voices, the organization behind the Just Label It campaign, plan to join forces in the fight for GMO labeling and organic awareness.

Via Organic Connections
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“Many food companies are reaching the conclusion that the fight is worse than the label—fighting GMO labeling is damaging consumer confidence.”
~ Scott Faber


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http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/ewg-and-just-label-it-join-forces-on-gmo-labeling/#.UTkS6aUmTdl


Additional Resources:   EWG and Just Label It

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, March 8, 2013 1:17 PM

EWG and Organic Voices working together helps bring awareness to the public. Collaboration is the name of the game.

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Pesticides Lurk in Fruits & Veggies (Infographic)

Pesticides Lurk in Fruits & Veggies (Infographic) | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
68 percent of foods sampled contained measurable pesticides even after washing and peeling.
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StCroixHealthAndFitness's comment, July 25, 2012 11:43 AM
The growth of pesticides in our food parallels the growth of autism, attention deficit, and bi-ploar diseases.
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20 Genetically Modified Foods Coming to Your Plate

20 Genetically Modified Foods Coming to Your Plate | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
These 20 genetically modified foods include those already present on supermarket shelves, like corn, and those in development - like salmon and pork.
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Save Your Skin

Save Your Skin | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

The average woman puts 515 chemicals on her skin every day, and the average guy uses over 100. The skin is our largest organ, so it's about time we know what's in our products!

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Grow your own Food | Edible Gardens

Grow your own Food | Edible Gardens | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Edible Gardens heirloom seeds offers a complete line of quality seed collections, organic gardening information, seed saving instructions and recipes for authentic world cuisine in your own backyard vegetable garden.
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FARMAGEDDON

FARMAGEDDON | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it


There's a civil war going on in the United States of America. It is quiet; it is hidden; it is censored as only our governments can censor. The war pits American against American. One side is the American food production and distribution industries, the other side is those who own small farms, and who produce and/or sell healthy foods.

 

The generals working for American agribusiness are federal, state, and county governments. Their minions are elected officials and employees of these various governments. The other side is.... us. Our defenders are a few lawyers and organizations. What we lack in financial resources, we have in decency, common sense, and the intrinsic value of freedom.

 

"Farmageddon" exposes this war. The exposé is horrifying, infuriating, and exasperating. Filmmaker Kristin Canty interviews innocent Americans who have been victimized—raided with guns drawn in the presence of children, foods and equipment seized, brought to court, threatened with jail, imposed with onerous fines, their righteous livelihoods damaged, if not shattered. Many of those interviewed produced and sold raw milk the benefits of which are extolled.

 

Of the half-dozen or so documentaries I've seen on food production and distribution in the United States of America, this is the most effective at instigating viewer involvement in addressing yet another example of what Geraldine Ferraro described as, "We have the best government money can buy."

 

Since I only review films that I would recommend to a friend, I wish, of course, that readers would see all the films I cover. I passionately hope, however, that my readers will see "Farmageddon" and take actions to protect our right to produce, sell, purchase, and consume healthy foods.


D. Schwartz September 12, 2011

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Changing How We Eat By Changing How We Run Restaurants

Changing How We Eat By Changing How We Run Restaurants | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Instead of bad food served by people in dead-end jobs, what if our nation's restaurants revolutionized how we ate and how we treated employees?
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That's Nuts! A Complete Guide to Soaking Nuts and Seeds

That's Nuts! A Complete Guide to Soaking Nuts and Seeds | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Raw nuts can be boring and difficult to digest. Soaking nuts and seeds improves nutrient bioavailability and makes them oh-so-crispy and delicious.
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From the Article:  Many traditional cultures intuitively practiced these preparation methods using seawater and the sun, and passed this knowledge down through generations.

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The Organic Center  |   7 Simple Steps to Save on Organic

The Organic Center  |   7 Simple Steps to Save on Organic | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Organic food production methods promote biodiversity, the biological cycling of nutrients, and plant and animal health. Certified organic farmers may not use toxic synthetic pesticides, artificial fertilizers, and unnecessary hormones or antibiotics. Instead, they use practices that restore, maintain, and enhance soil and ecosystem health. GMOs, artificial ingredients, or trans fats may not be used.

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We always check our favorite organic products websites for coupons and it's amazing how this simple savings routine really adds up over time.


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Kirk Fontaine's comment, September 17, 2013 9:39 AM
thanks for posting Biosnyc , I have a friend who is a newly diagnosed diabetic
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Kirk, Life Extension Foundation is a very good resource links for products, articles and medical abstracts on Diabetes:
http://www.lef.org/search/products.aspx?q=diabetes
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Time to ’fess up: organics have GMOs - The Western Producer

Time to ’fess up: organics have GMOs - The Western Producer | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
GUELPH, Ont. — Leaders in North America’s organic movement say it’s time to tell consumers that organic food does contain genetically modified organisms. Speaking at [...]
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The basic problem in Canada and the United States is that organic farmers grow crops on a landscape saturated with GM plants. We live in a polluted world, and unfortunately genetic contamination is part of that picture.

—Maureen Fitzpatrick


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Dear American consumers: Please don’t start eating healthfully. Sincerely, the food industry

Dear American consumers: Please don’t start eating healthfully. Sincerely, the food industry | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Dear Consumers: A disturbing trend has come to our attention. You, the people, are thinking more about health, and you’re starting to do something about it. This cannot continue.

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Clean food, clean water, and clean air: I think that those are
the biggest keys to health.

—Mollie Katzen


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Read More:  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/05/19/dear-american-consumers-please-dont-start-eating-healthfully-sincerely-the-food-industry/

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Keytrend-Fit's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:34 AM

Niet te geloven - een artikel over gezonde voeding / één van grootste firma's zegt dat ze hu CEO's niet meer kunnen betalen als mensen gezond gaan eten !!!

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:50 AM

LOVE THIS ONE!!!

 

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...Your superficial understanding of health has a great influence over your purchasing decisions, and we’re ready for it, whether you choose to go low-calorie, low-fat, gluten-free or inevitably give up and accept the fact that you can’t resist our Little Debbie snacks, potato chips and ice cream novelties.

 

Whatever the current health trend, we respond by developing and marketing new products. We can also show you how great some of our current products are and always have been.

 

For example, when things were not looking so good for fat, our friends at Welch’s were able to point out that their chewy fruit snacks were a fat free option. Low fat! Healthy! Then the tide turned against carbohydrates. Our friends in meat and dairy were happy to show that their steaks, meats and cheeses were low-carb choices. Low carbs! Healthy!

 

 

But we’re getting uneasy.

 

~  This is perfect! ~

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:11 PM

I've developed new food products for mulinational, medium, and small food companies. They ALWAYS go with products that do best in consumer testing. Seems to me that we, as consumers, are just as much at fault.

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8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body

8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
  Many people think of healthy eating as consuming a certain number of calories per day. But the truth is, it's not just about how much you eat but the
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There are readily available healthy alternatives to these 8 foods...

Eden Foods provides a glass alternative to canned tomatoes:  http://www.edenfoods.com/articles/view.php?articles_id=191

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10 Nifty Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

10 Nifty Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Many people have the false belief that organic foods are a luxury that only a select few can afford. This notion is simply not true. While organic foods are more expensive than non-organic foods, t...
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Another good strategy is to join your CSA for local delivery of organic seasonal food.

Read More:  http://prairieecothrifter.com/2012/08/10-nifty-ways-eat-organic-budget.html

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Bhutan Bets Organic Agriculture Is The Road To Happiness : NPR

Bhutan Bets Organic Agriculture Is The Road To Happiness : NPR | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Bhutan wants to be the first country in the world to convert to a 100 percent agricultural system. Many farmers in Bhutan are already organic, which experts say should make the transition relatively easy.
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All Things Considered: The 5 Most Sustainable Foods

All Things Considered: The 5 Most Sustainable Foods | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Beyond organic. With ALL things considered, what foods are the most sustainable, and are they making up a large portion of your diet?
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Diet and Disease: A Real Relationship

Diet and Disease: A Real Relationship | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
What we ingest impacts our health one way or another. Many doctors aren't educated in nutrition, so we need to learn for ourselves what's best.
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Naked But Not Transparent: Hidden GMOs Land Juice Company with Lawsuits « OrganicAuthority.com – Organic Blog

Naked But Not Transparent: Hidden GMOs Land Juice Company with Lawsuits « OrganicAuthority.com – Organic Blog | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Claims that the Naked Juice Company is falsely advertising its products as 'all natural' despite a number of synthetic ingredients, has landed the Monrovia, CA-based company with several class action federal lawsuits.
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7 Foods You Should Never Eat | Health Freedom Alliance

7 Foods You Should Never Eat | Health Freedom Alliance | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Here is article which shows why a toxicologist won't eat microwavable popcorn or why a farmer will not eat non organic potatoes or why a fishery expert stays...
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Free Gluten Free Recipes

Free Gluten Free Recipes | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Free and Healthy Gluten Free Recipes from Elana's Pantry and Elana Amsterdam, author of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.
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