Forty percent of the crops grown in the United States contain their genes. They produce the world’s top selling herbicide. Several of their factories are now toxic Superfund sites. They spend millions lobbying the government each year. It’s time we take a closer look at who’s controlling our food, poisoning our land, and influencing all three branches of government. To do that, the watchdog group Food and Water Watch recently published a corporate profile of Monsanto. Continue Reading »
Each year, Americans consume about 5,250 tons of aspartame in total. 86 percent of this aspartame (4,500 tons) is from the consumption of diet sodas. Diet soda is the largest dietary source of aspartame in the U.S. A study recently published at the beginning of December 2012 links the consumption of Aspartame to increased risk of Lymphoma and Leukemia. The study was conducted by the Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. The study was a follow up after a 22 year period of data collection including frequent dietary and health check ups of the study group. Continue Reading »
A new scientific review paper has been released in the US stating that glyphosate-based herbicides are contributing to gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
The review paper states that “glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of …food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body. Here, we show how interference with CYP enzymes acts synergistically with disruption of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids by gut bacteria, as well as impairment in serum sulfate transport. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.” Continue Reading »
Widespread exposure to the endocrine active compound, bisphenol A (BPA), is well documented in humans. A growing body of literature suggests adverse health outcomes associated with varying ranges of exposure to BPA.BPA levels in fetal livers higher than adult exposures.
Apr 18, 2013 Nahar, MS, L Chunyang, K Kannan, DC Dolinoy. 2012. Fetal liver bisphenol A concentrations and biotransformation gene expression reveal variable exposure and altered capacity for metabolism in humans. Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1002/jbt.21459.
Nahar, MS, L Chunyang, K Kannan, DC Dolinoy. 2012. Fetal liver bisphenol A concentrations and biotransformation gene expression reveal variable exposure and altered capacity for metabolism in humans. Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1002/jbt.21459.
http://www.agprofessional.com/news/Expect-more-soil-insecticide-used-with-Bt-hybrids-200626161.html?view=all Expect more soil insecticide used with Bt hybrids by Susan Jongeneel, University of Illinois | April 1, 2013
As in previous growing seasons, the use of Bt hybrids will remain a key tactic in 2013 for corn rootworm protection. However, the number of producers using soil insecticides is increasing. Continue Reading »
Press Release- On April 27th, in celebration of Earth Day, the entire community is invited to learn about why the Precautionary Principle is a crucial management practice when it comes to the health of our children. In this era of widespread chemical exposure to children, the Precautionary Principle matters!
The Precautionary Principle advocates the elimination of potential hazards to health at the onset of an activity, rather than accepting a level of harm.” Recent science such as the National Cancer Institute’s meticulously written research entitled Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk, published in 2010, shows that toxins are responsible for making our children chronically ill with conditions from autism to cancer.
The logical solution is we must reduce toxic risks to children in their everyday lives. Continue Reading »
Why you should Adopt the Precautionary Principle at home (Abridged from an Article : Time to Heed the Evidence By Sean Palfrey, MD) We can work on and pass meaningful Safe Chemical Act reform and build in proactive responses to new evidence of medical danger whenever it appears which can stop jeopardizing the health of our children’s grandchildren. Abridged from an Article : Time to Heed the Evidence By Sean Palfrey, MDTwo generations ago, Rachel Carson woke us up, and her book and others sounded a clarion call that should have changed the country’s laissez faire attitude about inventing, using, and discarding chemicals into our air, water, and soil before we studied them to reassure ourselves that they were harmless