White House Plan to Address Antibiotic Resistance Is Too Weak to Protect Human Health

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According to the CDC, drug-resistant antibiotics in the American food supply pose “a serious threat” to public health and “should be phased out”

Large scale meat production Continue reading

Russia Won’t Import GMOs, Has ‘enough Space and Opportunities to Produce Organic Food’

orgaRussian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that Russia will not import any more GMO food products or seeds.

The Russian government has taken a bold stand against genetically altered food ingredients, believing there is no need for them in their country. Continue reading

Blood Lead Levels High in 535,000 Kids in the USA

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  • 535,000 US kids aged 1 to 5 years have blood lead levels higher than 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the “level of concern” at which health problems may occur
  • Lead may cause permanent damage to your brain and nervous system; children under 6 are most at risk for lead exposure and related health problems
  • Common sources of lead exposure include lead-based paint, Continue reading

Majority of ‘Gluten-Free’ Foods Found to Contain GMOs

In the wake of all the recent revelations about the dangers of GMOs, a special warning needs to go out to all those health-conscious consumers buying “gluten-free” foods. As it turns out, most “gluten-free” foods sold in the USA contain genetically modified organisms.

Why is this so? Because the primary ingredient in most gluten-free foods is corn. And most corn-based foods are made with genetically modified corn. Around 85% of the conventional corn grown in the USA Continue reading