In a remote valley of Congo, on a farm with splendid views of lush green mountains, I stand amidst a plantation of young moringa trees. The green leaves glisten in the African sun, the seed pods hang in curls. I pull a tender young leaf and chew on it, enjoying the fresh, pleasing taste. The Belgian couple growing this crop plans to cash in on an up-and-coming trend and their timing appears to be just right.
While U.S. water sanitation has improved, bacteria-laden drinking water continues to cause disease outbreaks, according to a report released Thursday by federal health officials.
1. DEET (N, N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide) is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents. One-third of all Americans use this repellant, which has been shown to be toxic to the central nervous system. Natural insect repellant solutions exist; otherwise, candles with eucalyptus oil or citronella oil in the area will do the trick.
Pregnant women regularly consume foods and drinks that contain toxins believed to pose a potential risk to developing babies, say researchers
Allpax has launched research into how its sterilization technique works on different microwave packaging formats and materials.
One baby in every 46 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2011 according to the third annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers, released today.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says consumers should not worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice—but should vary their diets just in case.
Car windows are designed to protect you in an accident. But they won’t necessarily protect you from the sun. Automotive glass must meet a host of government standards in the U.S. and elsewhere. It has to let in the maximum amount of light to help drivers see. It has to shatter into tiny pieces instead of shards that might hurt occupants in a crash.
Sometimes, things happen that are so shocking that not only do they defy belief, but they defy explanation. For instance, why a pair of neurosurgeons with decades of education and training would throw it all away on a goofy, if not novel, medical procedure that had no prior track record.
Despite the clamoring from fanatical advocates of various diet types, one, single diet is not appropriate for everyone.
A U.S. committee that reviews mergers between American companies and those overseas has given clearance to the proposed sale of Smithfield Foods Inc. to a Chinese company.
In the highly regulated government medical system in Great Britain, the waste, fraud and abuse continues to astound even those who are used to its rampant inefficiencies.
Protesters in Hawaii’s Garden Isle, Kauai, marched to show their support for the “Right to Know” Bill
America’s small farmers are once again under attack, this time by a new draft guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that threatens to eliminate truly free-range and pastured poultry and eggs.
Data from over 200,000 adults and children ‘provides evidence’ that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages promotes weight gain, says a new meta-analysis from heavyweight Harvard researchers.
Group of farmers brings challenge to patents on Monsanto’s GM seed to Supreme Court.
Pakistan’s National Biosafety Committee has just postponed commercialization of Bt cotton and GM corn but the pressure continues.
You might have missed it, but this spring thousands of people across Canada came out to 38 rallies organized by farmers and their supporters. In addition to these April 9 rallies, people inundated their MPs with letters and petitions, emailed, made phone calls, and asked for meetings. They were responding to a call from the National Farmers Union – Ontario for a day of action against the release of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa in Canada.
You’d have to be living in a cave to have not heard recently that the National Security Agency has been caught using its incredibly vast and powerful infrastructure to eavesdrop on virtually all Americans’ electronic communications. What you probably didn’t know, however, is that a vaccine company – GlaxoSmithKline – has been caught using NSA-like Internet surveillance to circumvent concern by parents regarding vaccination safety.
Prepare to be shocked. Here are 10 outrageous (but true) facts about vaccines the CDC and the vaccine industry don’t want you to know:
There is systematic suppression in the United States on the truth about the links between vaccines and autism. Drug companies and the federal government have conspired to deny parents of vaccine-damaged children their day in court by creating a kangaroo “vaccine court” that offers no due process whatsoever (and therefore violates the civil liberties of Americans).
New research out of Stanford University in California has proven that commercial antibiotics are a major cause of, and not a solution to, the deadly “superbug” epidemic currently sweeping the globe.
EPA studies have shown that indoor air levels of many pollutants are at least twice as high as outdoor levels. Since many people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors, this is a significant health concern. The products we use to clean our homes and our clothes, as well as the items we use to cook and store our food are often the source of these health dangers.
Manufacturers of high-sugar ready-to-eat cereals are misleading and confusing kids in child-targeted TV advertising, researchers claim.
The majority of infant weaning foods available in the UK do not provide the nutrient density and diversity of taste and texture needed in this formative stage and may encourage bad sweet tooth habits in the future, research has claimed.
A new US meat inspection programme for pork plants has proved unsuccessful in detecting contaminated products.
The “skeptics” are always quick to denounce any evidence pointing to harm caused by vaccinations, especially when such evidence is inaccurately perceived to be limited or anecdotal.
Are you confused about food label claims and what they really mean? That’s part of the strategy of the global food giants, of course: confuse you with so much noise that you give up trying to make sense of it all.
The Children’s Food Campaign has revitalised its challenge against the presence of junk food brands at the Olympic games, criticising the “unrivalled platform” given to companies like Coca-Cola and McDonald’s.
Following the release of a groundbreaking U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report back in 2011 indicting roxarsone, the infamous Pfizer-produced arsenical drug, as a high-level contaminant in conventional chicken meat, the drug’s manufacturer voluntarily agreed to pull it off the market, leading many health-conscious individuals to breathe a collective sigh of relief.
A sugar tax is the best way to combat excess sugar consumption which doctors agree is partly to blame for growing global obesity and diabetes rates, according to a report from Credit Suisse.
A federal judge has refused to block new rules that require the meat industry to include specific information about the origin of their products on labels. Industry groups say they’ll continue fighting.
Results of a study show that vaccination with GM2/KLH-QS-21 does not benefit patients with stage II melanoma.
The statement “you are what you eat” is significant for the development of optimum mental performance in children as evidence is accumulating to show that nutrition pre-birth and in early life “programs” long term health, well being, brain development and mental performance and that certain nutrients are important to this process.
Young girls everywhere are being permanently damaged by Gardasil. But instead of listening to this evidence of a shocking lack of safety in HPV vaccination shots, the doctors, vaccine pushers and drug companies insist all these young girls are lying.
First of all, if canola oil is processed from rapeseed oil, which is highly toxic to humans, can canola legitimately be labeled “organic,” just because the farmers aren’t using pesticides or chemical fertilizers? Let’s go back to the drawing board on this one and figure this out before we all consume a boatload more of “organic canola,” thinking the coast is clear.
If you pay “voluntary” federal income taxes every year to the fraudulent corporation known as the “United States of America,” then you are inadvertently supporting the forced antipsychotic drugging of hundreds of thousands of young children who have fallen prey to the corrupt Medicaid system.
The “fall” in obesity rates among low-income, preschool-aged children in the United States from 2008-2011 that was recently reported by the CDC is making headlines, and Michelle Obama is taking credit, but have we really made any progress?
A well-regarded and influential team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) is on the brink of resolving a long-standing dispute with enormous implications for public health. In a paper due out tomorrow, Nora Volkow and coworkers are reporting that cell phone radiation can affect the normal functioning of the human brain.
It’s old news that drug companies essentially “bribe” doctors into prescribing their drugs by lavishing them with gifts – branded pens and coffee mugs, free lunches, golf outings, “educational” trips to the Caribbean … all have been regarded as fair game in the past, although now such free goodies are heavily discouraged.
Today we begin the third Mercury-free Dentistry Week. We set aside an entire week for three reasons.
- First, we build awareness of this stark fact: Dental amalgam is 50 percent mercury
Monsanto’s “Bt corn” is equipped with a gene from the soil bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which produces Bt toxin—a pesticide that breaks open the stomach of certain insects and kills them.
There is arsenic in rice, and it’s generally higher in brown rice than in white rice. Consumer Reports tested 223 samples of rice products in 2012 and found significant levels of arsenic in most of them, including inorganic arsenic (the really toxic kind).
CVS Pharmacies is accused of bribing, then killing senior citizens with high-dose flu vaccines that have an established track record of preceding shockingly high death rates among seniors receiving them, according to a new video by ExperimentalVaccines.org.
If a study comes up negative for your favorite drug, just don’t publish it! 68 percent of all drug studies are swept under the carpet to keep those pesky side effects from being reported.
Much of the focus in recent years on hormone disruptors in consumer products and the food supply has been directed at bisphenol-A (BPA), the hidden plastics chemical that was recently found in a peer-reviewed study to be present in the bloodstreams of virtually everyone.
Israel’s Ministry of Health has made a bold ruling against artificial water fluoridation, reversing more than 15 years of forced poisoning via public water supplies in the Middle Eastern country.
Sanofi US and its consumer health business Chattem, Inc., have re-introduced Rolaids to stores across the United States. The iconic brand returns after a three-year hiatus in the marketplace and follows Chattem’s acquisition of Rolaids earlier this year.
Johnson & Johnson is battling another onset of quality concerns as its subsidiary Janssen is pulling one lot of its Risperdal Consta injection in the US due to a mold contamination.