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Dr. Don Huber on “the woes of GMOs”

From Dr. Don Huber on GM Watch:

The woes of GMOs – Glyphosate and GMOs impact on crops, soils, animals and man
Dr. Don M. Huber, Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology, Purdue University
September 2012

What we have in our fields, our farms, and our homes is not natural! The increased disease, pest pressure, and empty calories are NOT normal! Corn used to be the healthiest plant you could grow. Now, multiple diseases, pests, and weak plants are the common denominator of ‘modern’ hybrids.

Wheat, that staple grain for mankind, is now loaded with toxins, allergens, and chemicals. Sickness and disease are increasing in our crops, animals and people in spite of the broad array of fungicides and drugs administered. One can only ask, what has changed so drastically in this ecology we call farming? Continue reading

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There is a cocktail of 20 chemicals in your glass of milk — the Daily Mail

From David Derbyshire at the Daily Mail UK:

Graphic via The Mail Online website. Click for source.

“A glass of milk can contain a cocktail of up to 20 painkillers, antibiotics and growth hormones, scientists have shown.

Using a highly sensitive test, they found a host of chemicals used to treat illnesses in animals and people in samples of cow, goat and human breast milk.  Continue reading

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Chemical accident at Tyson chicken processing plant sends 173 workers to hospital with chlorine gas poisoning

From Natural News.com

“The accidental mixing of two unidentified chemicals at a Tyson chicken processing plant in Springdale, Ark., has landed 173 of its roughly 300 workers in the hospital, according to reports. The two chemicals, which Tyson refused to identify, somehow got mixed together to produce deadly chlorine gas, which sent five of the workers to intensive care, with another 50 remaining hospitalized days after it occurred.

Donnie King, senior vice president of poultry and prepared foods at Tyson, said that human error was partially responsible for the mixing of the chemicals, but did not provide further details. Gary Mickelson, a company spokesman, added that the plant does not actually use chlorine gas as part of its processing regimen, despite the fact that chlorine itself is commonly used as an antimicrobial treatment for factory chicken. Continue reading

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How would you like some fast food with your raw milk?

Media image manipulation is not really news. But this story from a recent post on Gawker Media’s Jezebel.com website is actually kind of fun:

Umm, is someone surprised? Click on image to go to Jezebel.com and watch the video this still is from.

“A side-by-side comparison of fast food as it’s pictured in advertising versus the food you actually purchase is even more of a fail than you’d think. Continue reading

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Minimizing your toxic load — raw milk and organic food isn’t a total solution

Here’s an excerpt from a story in the Globe and Mail by Zosia Bielski titled “Look out ’cause this stuff is TOXIC”. Turns out food is far from being the only source of potential exposures to toxic chemicals:

The Rubber Duck of Death.

The Rubber Duck of Death.

‘We are now into the fourth generation of people exposed to toxic chemicals from before conception through to adulthood,” writes noted health

analyst Theo Colborn in the foreword to Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects our Health.

Its authors, Canadian environmental activists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, describe our bodies as sponges soaking in harmful, petrochemical derivatives that leach out of common household objects – everything from the upholstered sofa and TV set to the popcorn bag and garden hose.

In one example, the authors estimate that by the time the average woman grabs her morning coffee, she has applied 126 chemicals in 12 products to her face, body and hair.

They write: “Pollution is now so pervasive that it’s become a marinade in which we all bathe every day.” Continue reading

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