Friday, July 27, 2012

GMO wars - Monsanto suing DuPont to see who will dominate the world's food supply

Biotechnology giant Monsanto is suing one of its largest rivals, DuPont, for what the company says are violations of a licensing agreement established between the two firms back in 2002. And at the very same time, DuPont is suing Monsanto for allegedly, illegally withholding important details from the federal patent office about its Roundup Ready trait, as well as for allegedly engaging in anticompetitive business practices that restrict competitive agriculture.

Many people are unaware of this, but DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred division, which produces seeds, several years ago tried to develop its own genetically-modified (GM) soybean product known as Optimum GAT that was intended to rival Monsanto's Roundup Ready GM soy product. When the original Optimum GAT product failed to perform as intended; however, DuPont decided to add Monsanto's Roundup Ready trait onto Optimum GAT's existing glyphosate-resistant trait, a fact that did not come to light until 2009.

Once DuPont's trait-blending activity became public knowledge, Monsanto initiated legal action against DuPont for allegedly using its own Roundup Ready trait in violation of the established licensing agreement between the two companies, which prohibited DuPont's creation of a GM soy product containing multiple GM traits. According to Monsanto, DuPont illegally used the Roundup Ready trait without a license in hundreds of seed lines back in 2008.

"For years, they told the world GAT was going to work," said George C. Lombardi, an attorney for Monsanto, during Monsanto's opening arguments before the jury. "When it failed, they relied on the Roundup Ready product."

But DuPont, in its own defense, says Monsanto's Roundup Ready patent is unenforceable because it was not properly obtained. According to the company, Monsanto failed to disclose pertinent details in its patent filing about how Roundup Ready seeds work, and how they are made. In fact, DuPont alleges Monsanto actually lied to the federal government in order to obtain the patent, which means it cannot legally be considered valid.

"(Monsanto's Roundup Ready soybean patent) is invalid and unenforceable because Monsanto intentionally deceived the United States Patent and Trademark Office on several occasions as it procured the patent," said Thomas L. Sager, DuPont Senior Vice President and General Counsel, in a recent statement.

The trial, which is expected to last several weeks, officially began on July 9, 2012. Some commentators believe the case will more than likely be settled rather than take its full course because neither Monsanto nor DuPont want to be hit with a surprise verdict. If the case does proceed; however, Monsanto's Roundup Ready patent could end up being declared null and void, which would be a significant victory for food freedom.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.sfgate.com

http://www.nasdaq.com

http://www.bloomberg.com

Another false flag attack may be imminent; here's how to protect yourself and your family NOW

In the tragic aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado shooting which has all the earmarks of a staged "false flag" event, a follow-up false flag now appears imminent. To be effective in achieving its political aim, it will have to be orders of magnitude larger and more deadly than what took place in Colorado. This article is largely focused on the safety solutions for you and your family, because above all I want people to be safe. But before we get that part, let's explore the logical reasoning behind why another false flag attack appears imminent.

For starters, the Batman movie theater shooting was obviously staged (http://www.naturalnews.com/036536_James_Holmes_shooting_false_flag.ht...). The evidence of this includes eyewitness reports of multiple shooters, James Holmes being drugged out of his mind in court (a common tactic used against patsies), his work as a graduate student in a government-funded neuroscience program that specifically researched altered perception of time and reality, and Holmes having somehow obtained the skill set to build a highly complex maze of makeshift grenades, binary liquid explosives, intricate flammable devices, trip wires and booby traps. The attack in Aurora, Colorado was not a run-of-the-mill random violent act by a graduate student; it was a carefully planned, plotted, funded, and well-trained attack carried out for a specific purpose.

This fact is now obvious to well-informed NaturalNews readers, who, compared to the general public, tend to have far more in-depth knowledge of the way the world works. But as our stories have recently received unprecedented readership -- NaturalNews.com recently surged beyond the web traffic of the BBC (source: Alexa.com) -- it has unfortunately reached the "dumbed-down masses" who aren't regular alternative news readers and therefore have very little knowledge of reality.

So for those who don't believe any of this, simply go back to sleep and change the channel. It is not mandatory for you to understand reality in order to experience it. But for those who seek understanding and knowledge of the real forces at work in our world, keep reading.

What was the purpose of the attack?

Once you realize the attack was planned, funded and carried out for a deliberate purpose, the obvious question becomes: For what purpose was it carried out?

The answer to that question is found in many places, including the novel 1984 by George Orwell, in which the nation state is locked in a perpetual state of fabricated war in order for the government to maintain total control over its population. It is now well established that the Oklahoma City bombing was conducted for much the same purpose, as it explained in the outstanding documentary "A Noble Lie" (http://www.anoblelie.com). Do not make the mistake of thinking you know the true history of Oklahoma City unless you've seen this documentary. Had the Oklahoma City bombing been carried out today, during the time of the ubiquitous internet, it would have been almost instantly revealed to be a staged false flag attack. The official explanation of the event is so self-contradictory -- and the cover-up so sloppy -- that it only succeeded due to a mainstream media monopoly which existed at the time but has since been shattered by the rise of the alternative, independent media like NaturalNews.

The real history of the world -- not the fairy tale history you were taught in government-run schools -- is a history of government groups and leaders staging events to blame them on their enemies. The "false flag" tactic is so remarkably effective that it has been used since the time of the Romans and continues to this day. Anyone who does not yet realize this truth is simply ignorant of factual history. America's public school system, of course, is run by the government itself which selectively alters accounts of history to fit its present-day political fairy tale. This altered history is also depicted in great detail in the novel 1984. (http://www.amazon.com/Nineteen-Eighty-Four-Centennial-Edition-George/...)

A similarly fresh look at actual history is also described in the outstanding book by the progressive author Howard Zinn entitled, "A People's History of American Empire." (http://www.amazon.com/A-Peoples-History-American-Empire/dp/0805087443) This book reveals the imperialist side of American history that's almost never taught in public school. An even more interesting read, by the way, is A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror (http://www.amazon.com/Patriots-History-United-States-Columbuss/dp/159...). And I highly recommend "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins (http://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Economic-Hit-John-Perkins/dp/045228...) as well as "The Secret History of the American Empire," also by Perkins (http://www.amazon.com/The-Secret-History-American-Empire/dp/045228957...).

What we learn from the open-minded study of history often shatters whatever youthful illusions we may have been taught in school. As it turns out, individuals in government who insatiably seek power are not just cruel and inhumane; they're often sociopathic. They have a disease, and that disease makes them think they can create a perfect world if everybody else would simply do as they're told. This disease quickly festers into tyranny; and tyranny into genocide.

Once this disease takes hold of their minds -- as it routinely does with Senators, Presidents, dictators and others who incessantly seek power -- there is absolutely nothing they won't do in order to feed their desire for yet more power. Tactics used by these tyrants throughout the history of the world include stuffing ballot boxes, conducting assassinations, blackmailing enemies and of course staging false flag attacks to justify an expansion of power. See Operation Northwoods for an open admission that the U.S. government carefully plotted, planned and was about to carry out its own false flag terror attack in order to justify war: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods

The real question to ask yourself in all this is, historically speaking, how did the 9/11 attacks help President Bush, for example? If you recall, he used the tragedy to boost his own ratings in the polls to an astonishing 80% support level, then staged a "heroic bull-horning event" by climbing a heap of rubble and ground zero and delivering a supposedly impromptu -- but actually well prepared -- speech that helped lay the groundwork for the liberty-crushing Patriot Act that still haunts the ghost of a free America to this day.

President Clinton reportedly credited the Oklahoma City bombings for strengthening his reelection in 1996. One well-placed bomb, it seems, can alter the fortunes of major political players. Never mind the fact that, in retrospect, all the evidence available today clearly and irrefutably points to the event having been staged by rogue elements within the U.S. government itself. Again, see the film "A Noble Lie" for a full review of the stunning evidence.

Similarly, President Reagan has the staged embassy hostage crisis in 1980 to thank for his victory over President Carter. Those hostages were released the very same day Reagan was sworn in as President. "The hostages were formally released into United States custody the following day, just minutes after the new American president Ronald Reagan was sworn into office," reports Wikipedia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_hostage_crisis)

The point of all this is that crisis always concentrates power into the hands of the government. Therefore, staging crisis accelerates that concentration of power. Because power is what all ambitious government operatives ultimately seek, this is the primary purpose of staging a false flag attack in the first place.

The lower Obama gets in the polls, the greater the risk of a large-scale staged event

If Obama were high in the polls right now, with no risk of losing his re-election bid in November, the risk of a large-scale false flag attack in the months ahead would be minimal. It is the risk of him losing the election that creates the high risk of a false flag operation. Curiously, Obama himself may have absolutely no knowledge of any of this.

Most likely, the kind of dirty work that results in false flag attacks is carried out by "handlers" and unelected power brokers who control much of what transpires on the world stage. As long as these power brokers see Obama's second term as a positive thing for shoring up their global control, they will pull out all the stops to make sure he gets reelected, including (but not limited to) staging a false flag event that Obama himself may not even be aware of until the last minute. It's easier for his reaction to the tragedy to appear sufficiently authentic, after all, if he's actually not in the loop.

Why the next false flag may be orders of magnitude larger

If the Aurora Colorado shooting was just a warm-up, a truly paradigm-altering false flag event would have to be something orders of magnitude larger and more horrifying. To really tip the scales in favor of total government control and the complete annihilation of all remaining liberties in America, a truly massive event would have to be staged (or allowed to transpire) such as:

• The release of a nuclear "dirty bomb" in a major U.S. city.
• The ICBM nuking of a major U.S. city.
• Nuclear power plant sabotage leading to meltdown.
• The mass poisoning of Americans via a water supply chemical attack.
• The release of a deadly biological weapon.
• A large-scale bombing on the scale of 9/11.

For the purposes of seizing control over the nation, the more visually horrifying the attack, the better. This provides video footage that can be played over and over again on the evening news, searing into the minds of the public the visual horror of an attack which is blamed on a selected political enemy or even an entire political movement.

Because of this, you can expect the next false flag to be:

• Very large, killing not just a dozen people but thousands.

• Very bloody, for the purpose of showing such images on the news.

• Timed to support the election of whichever President the global controllers want in office. Let's analyze this briefly:

False flag timing: Before the election or after the election?

If an attack happens before the November election, it would support Obama and help him get reelected. If Romney wins, on the other hand, and an attack happens after the election but before the inauguration, it would support Obama declaring Martial Law and seizing control of the country under emergency powers. If Romney wins and an attack happens after the inauguration in January, it would support Romney's and make him appear heroic much like Bush in 2001. This would soon be followed by a Romney-led push for more restrictions on whatever freedoms or liberties could be conceivably tied to the attack by the mainstream (lying) media.

So the TIMING of these events tells you a wealth of information about the PURPOSE behind them. If no false flag events are witnessed between now and early 2013, it would indicate that the global controllers feel power is trending in their direction anyway and no special intervention is necessary.

False flags are used to stop the rise of liberty

False flags also tend to take place when the global controllers detect a "wave of liberty" starting to gain traction among the populace. When talk of liberty or the Bill of Rights begins to rise above the usual drone of infobabble, a false flag is often staged and then blamed on so-called "extremist" speech, which inevitably boils down to any speech that questions the credibility of Big Government. If you listen carefully to the rhetoric of any White House, you'll discover that "extremism" means anything that does not agree with that particular administration's political agenda. In 1943, growing your own food and even selling fresh milk was considered an act of patriotism -- victory gardens! But in 2012, selling fresh milk is considered a criminal activity associated with the "sovereign" movement which, itself, is linked to so-called "extremism."

This, itself, should be a red alert warning that tyranny has arrived. When the simple pursuit of life, liberty and happiness is equated with extremism by the government, it's a sign that we've all fallen deeper down the rabbit hole of tyranny than you might have suspected.

As further evidence of false flags being used to stifle the rise of liberty, consider this: The Oklahoma City bombing was staged just as "right wing" ideas were gaining audience share on talk radio. Regardless of whether you prefer the adrenaline jolt of Alex Jones or the hypnotic drone of NPR, the attempted blaming of Rush Limbaugh following the Oklahoma City bombing was one of the most cowardly and absurd political attempts to censor free speech that our nation has ever witnessed. We may or may not agree with Rush, but if we are true Americans, we must at least agree that the man has the right to speak his mind.

Similarly, in 2001 as the "patriot movement" was gaining steam, the 9/11 attacks turned the tables on the freedom movement and resulted in the suffocating "Patriot Act" being passed that gave the government vast new police powers for surveillance, arrest, detention and more. Never mind the fact that building 7 was never even hit by airplanes and yet was quite obviously brought down by an expert demolition team using a highly engineered maze of intricately-timed explosive charges that had to have been placed in the building weeks in advance (http://www.naturalnews.com/033684_911_truth_WTC_7.html).

Whatever next false flag event is being planned could be the final nail in the coffin for American liberty. Obama has already put in place the NDAA that denies Americans due process (http://www.naturalnews.com/034537_NDAA_Bill_of_Rights_Obama.html). He promised to never use it, but that promise will, of course, be instantly revoked once a sufficiently large attack takes place. One nuclear explosion, placed not only in the right city, but more importantly in the right narrative context via the media and government, could condemn an entire generation of Americans to suffocating under the boot of tyranny, stripped of all rights, enslaved by a dictatorial police state regime that they falsely believe is protecting them from the very terrorism it initiated.

One attack away from total surrender

Today, America is just one large false flag event away from surrendering to total government dictatorship... assuming the horrifying event can be properly blamed on the right parties -- in this case, anyone who believes in the U.S. Constitution or the Bill of Rights, or even someone who is a supporter of the ACLU and the concept of "civil rights."

In the footsteps of a sufficiently large false flag attack -- something on the scale of a nuclear attack on a major U.S. city, for example -- you can expect all the following to be rolled out:

• TSA on street corners, in shopping malls, movie theaters, a total police state rollout.

• Domestic units of the U.S. military running patrols, going door to door and demanding everyone's firearms. (Already happened in New Orleans following hurricane Katrina.)

• Frequent roadside checkpoints run either by the TSA or the military, complete with bulletproof checkpoint booths, strip searches and frequent sexual molestation by TSA pedophiles and perverts. (http://www.naturalnews.com/035607_government_checkpoints_Martial_Law....)

• The activation of FEMA camps and the hustling of "economic refugees" into those camps to be starved to death or exterminated, all in secret. Watch the "lost" episode of Jesse Ventura's "Conspiracy Theory" show on FEMA camps right here: http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=C67234C7049D2AB2F3D897B805FEFEC2

• The abolishment of the Second Amendment and the forced confiscation -- at gunpoint -- of all guns from private citizens, thereby concentrating control of those guns in the hands of the government. This imbalance of power is always necessary right before governments commit mass genocide.

• Total government control over the internet. An outlawing of all online speech that criticizes the government or reports the truth about anything. Only the White House version of events (fairy tales) will be allowed. All else will be censored or shut down.

• The "secret disappearance" of journalists, activists or anyone who dares to ask legitimate questions about what's going on.

• The inevitable rise of an underground railroad information network which seeks to expose the lies of government and the real story behind the false flag attacks.

• A massive, nationwide rollout of spy drones to surveil all Americans from the sky.

• The recruitment and deployment of at least 500,000 new "citizen spies" who work as informants for the Department of Homeland Security and are given cash rewards for calling in accusatory reports about their neighbors, family members or even their own parents. "My daddy said he didn't like the government!" "Don't worry, little boy, agents are on their way to make an arrest..." Watch for the rolling out of thought crimes enforcers like those depicted in the sci-fi movie Minority Report.

• The complete abolition of freedom. No home gardens, no weapons in the hands of citizens, no public protests, no banking privacy, no choice in anything that really matters. This is what's coming if another sufficiently large false flag attack is rolled out in America.

How to protect yourself from the next false flag attack

Here's the really important part of this article. First there is the question of how to protect yourself from the attack itself. And then, secondly, there's the question of how to protect yourself from the rise of the police state which follows the attack.

Protecting yourself from the initial attack is fairly straightforward:

#1) Don't live in a major U.S. city. All the likely targets are, of course, high population density areas. They include Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Houston and Chicago. Each day that you live in a large U.S. city is a day of risk that you will be caught in a false flag attack.

#2) Have your preparedness pack ready. Make sure you cover all the basics: Stored food, water, water filters, communications, first aid, self defense and so on. (See resources, below.)

#3) Have a bug-out location ready. Whether it's a family member's house in the country or a cabin in the woods, have a bug-out location picked out and ready in advance. Read the book "Patriots" by James Wesley Rawles. (http://www.amazon.com/Patriots-Surviving-James-Wesley-Rawles/dp/15697...)

#3) Practice bugging out without using the major roads or highways. Remember, all major roads will either be clogged with traffic or held to a standstill due to TSA checkpoints. You'll need an alternate route.

#4) Have radiation pills and pandemic defense pills ready. Radiation pills are, of course, KI pills (potassium iodide). "Pandemic defense pills" are, above all, high-dose vitamin D supplements but may also include upper respiratory defensive herbal tinctures such as Lomatium or star anise. Radiation detection stickers -- "Rad Stickers" -- are available at www.SupplySource.com

The false flag depopulation strategy via a staged biological attack

Understand, importantly, that in the case of a biological attack, the higher the fatality of a biological weapon, the faster it burns out through the population. It would be a tactical mistake for an enemy of the People to develop and release a biological weapon with, for example, a fast-acting "98% kill rate" because its overall fatality would be low due to the fact that its carriers would die before they could spread it to others.

The most "effective" biological weapon to deploy in terms of an enemy attack or a false flag staged attack is one with a fatality rate under five percent. This way, 95% of the population becomes "carriers" while even a five percent death rate is enough to spread mass fear and terror and therefore accomplish the desired political aim.

A biological attack is very, very easy to blame on anyone you wish. All the evidence needed to convict someone of, for example, breaking into a laboratory, stealing biological weapons samples, then releasing them in a major airport can simply be fabricated at will. We've all seen, for example, Forrest Gump shaking hands with President Nixon (http://www.ugo.com/tv/guide-to-green-screens-forrest-gump), even though such an event never took place. Today's video engineering technology makes it ridiculously easy for a government to fabricate convincing evidence and thereby blame anyone they wish.

Should a biological attack actually unfold, expect to see the CDC spearheading calls for mandatory "gunpoint" vaccinations of the entire population. Anyone who resists will be condemned a "threat to public health," arrested, quarantined and forcibly vaccines. All the vaccines, of course, will be laced with infertility chemicals or stealth viruses (http://www.naturalnews.com/033584_Dr_Maurice_Hilleman_SV40.html). This is the ultimate goal of the globalists: to get the population to voluntarily line up to be injected with what are essentially infertility chemicals and thereby remove those individuals from the future of the human gene pool.

For review, here's how a biological false flag would likely be structured:

Development of biological weapon with under 5% mortality but high spread rate --> False flag biological weapons release --> Blame framed on convenient enemy --> Outbreak of fear multiplied by the media --> CDC calls for mandatory vaccines --> People line up for vaccines --> Vaccines are laced with stealth infertility viruses --> Population reduction goal accomplished.

Bill Gates declares history and the human gene pool collapses by 50 - 90 percent, removing from the gene pool the DNA of people who are foolish enough to follow government medical instructions. In globalist circles, this is probably referred to as "natural selection," and they may actually be right about that point.

Learn more details about surviving any false flag attack in my course, "How to protect and defend yourself, your family and your property during the coming collapse" at:
www.HealthRangerLive.com

How to protect yourself AFTER the attack

This is where things get tricky. Surviving the initial attack is relatively straightforward, but making it through the subsequent police state will be nothing short of a nightmare.

Before every revolution of liberty, it seems, there must be a period of great suffering before awakening achieves a critical mass. People don't realize what's going on, in other words, until the situation gets really, really bad. And usually by that time the police state tyranny is deeply entrenched and the secret arrests (or mass murders) have already begun. (Read your history, folks, if this doesn't already ring a bell for you.)

The ultimate answer to surviving the situation after the attack is to help defend and restore liberty in your country. During that effort, surviving means laying low and avoiding direct confrontation with the oppressive government while working to restore Democracy and defend the Republic.

You cannot individually achieve victory against a tyrannical police state by using force. No one person -- or even a small group of people -- can out-gun the military, for example. The real victory is achieved through information that ultimately educates the masses to the point where the military refuses to support an oppressive regime; hence the name "info war" to describe the process by which victory is achieved through education and the spread of liberating information.

Becoming part of the info war, even in the form of being an advocate of the "underground information railroad," is crucial to restoring Democracy and the Republic. The laborious process of achieving an overthrow of any given tyranny may take years of dedication and suffering. During this time, all the basic supplies you need to live will be in short supply because they will be controlled by the government: food, medicine, electricity, gasoline, heating fuel, precious metals and probably even garden seeds. A large underground economy will spring up, and people will begin to engage in new crimes such as "seed smuggling" or "selling home-grown vegetables" -- both of which will be felony crimes because they express a level of freedom that the tyrannical government will not tolerate. (See the movie "Hunger Games" for a dystopian futuristic depiction of this.)

Because of this, the more you take action TODAY to store food, medicine, seeds, silver, ammo and other basic necessities (even pencils and toilet paper), the better you'll be able to cushion yourself against the starvation, disease and destitution put in place by the government itself. Governments gone bad inevitably do this because every tyrant drives his own population into poverty in order to create vast wealth gaps between the enslaved masses and the government rulers. North Korea is perhaps the best example of this today, but other examples abound across the span of history (Stalin, Mao, Hitler, etc).

Thus, once again, your best defense against the aftermath of a false flag attack is to have street smarts about avoiding arrest and staying out of trouble while also having a hidden store of essential goods that can keep you healthy, alive and "wealthy" in the barter sense. Meanwhile, fight to protect and defend the Constitution (if you're an American) against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Restore liberty, resist tyranny and stay alive.

Survival nutrition

Among all the topics I cover, I have perhaps become best known as a "survival nutritionist," meaning I specialize in survival nutrition strategies. In the Middle Ages, kings maintained power over their enslaved populations by, in part, starving them to the point of stunted growth. This is why kings, knights and royal families were physically larger and intimidating: the peons were starved into small stature while the royal families consumed an excess of calories that simply were not allowed to the working poor.

The crucial point to understand here is that if the government can separate you from real food, they can eventually control you. So one of the best defenses against tyranny is to have your own stores of highly nutritious foods -- superfoods are best. As a side note, Monsanto seeks corporate control over the world's food supply through intellectual property claims over genetically modified seeds. This, too, is a form of corporate tyranny that parallels the aims of many governments.

Importantly, getting squared away with emergency preparedness nutrition does not, in my opinion, mean rush out and buy the cheap, low-cost "survival" foods commonly sold everywhere. Most of these foods are highly processed, nutritionally depleted, laced with MSG (yeast extract) and manufactured using GMOs. The absolute best source of emergency survival nutrition is none other than sprouting seeds and a sprouting tray kit.

These are all sold at Green PolkaDot Box, a supplier of mostly organic and non-GMO foods and groceries. Their supply of sprouting seeds is perfect for emergency preparedness. Learn more at: www.GreenPolkaDotBox.com

The next best thing to store is superfood powders which include several ideal brands: Boku Superfood, Living Fuel, Enerfood, Healthforce, Vega, Rejuvenate and so on. I strongly recommend only high-end brands and to avoid cheap superfoods with a lot of filler such as soy lecithin. It's also a good idea to store high nutrient density powders such as Camu Camu powder or Pomegranate powder, both of which deliver a storehouse of disease-preventing nutrition. (Pomegranate powder is available at Green PolkaDot Box. Camu Camu powder is available at health food stores or Amazon.com.)

The emergency food miracle: chia seeds

In terms of storable nutrition, chia seeds are simply one of the best all-around solutions:

• They can be easily sprouted and consumed as living sprouts.

• They can be soaked in water and mixed with almost any other smoothie, baking recipe, salad dressings, etc.

• They're high in omega-3 fatty acids which will be difficult to acquire during hard times.

• They have a remarkably long shelf life.

• They're high in magnesium, a mineral that's often difficult to acquire.

• They contain amino acids, vitamins, fiber and other valuable plant-based nutrients.

• They're delicious and easy to use in all sorts of foods.

• They can be planted to grow more chia seeds. They grow best in hot, dry climates such as Southern California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona, but will also do well in places like Texas and Florida if well-drained soils are available.

For this reason, I'm including some chia seed sources for you below. If you're copying this story and pasting it on your own website, feel free to snip off that section of this story (but please give a link and credit to NaturalNews).

Best storable food staples

Beyond chia seeds, some of the best storable foods for fundamental nutrition include:

• Sardines packed in olive oil. (Very high RNA, calcium, omega-3s, etc.)

• Coconut oil (very high calories, very healthy)

• Sea salt (contains essential trace minerals)

• Raw honey (stores practically forever, useful as food and medicine, antibacterial)

• Garden seeds (for growing your own food) See www.SupplySource.com for an organic open-pollinated survival seed selection.

• Organic raisins (good shelf life, high nutrition, portable calories)

• Quinoa (complete protein, stores for a decade, cooks with just water)

These food staples are crucial for staying alive during a time when the government may be trying to "thin the herd" through a policy of starvation and forced immune suppression. You'll also, of course, need a source of common carbohydrates such as wheat, kamut, rice, dried fruits, and so on. Contact your local Mormon cannery for free help on getting squared away with stored foods (Mormons are, without question, the best-prepared religious group in North America). For the record, I'm not affiliated with the Mormon church or any particular church for that matter. I just know the Mormons are the best at this particular skill set.

Here is a link for a FREE copy of the LDS Preparedness Manual:
 http://www.green-trust.org/freebooks/Preparedness.pdf

Vitamin D revealed to be miracle anti-cancer 'drug' with astonishing chemical properties

A new study published this month finds that the hormonally active form of vitamin D, Calcitriol 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3), inhibits the growth of many kinds of cancerous cells, including breast cancer, indicating that vitamin D3 can be useful in treating and even preventing a variety of cancers. Authors of the study said that caner cell growth is inhibited by "anticancer actions including cell cycle arrest, promotion of apoptosis and inhibition of invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis." Vitamin D's anti-inflammatory properties and interference with estrogen synthesis further explains its anti-tumor properties.

Two studies from 2007 used meta-analysis, which combines data from multiple reports, to find that therapeutic doses of vitamin D could prevent up to half of all cases of breast cancer, and two-thirds of all cases of colorectal cancer in the United States. The studies showed a direct correlation between blood levels of vitamin D and cancer. Those with the highest blood levels were found to be at the lowest risk, and the lowest blood levels at the highest risk.

Many sources still try to cast a shadow on the effectiveness of vitamin D, citing that a specific dose strength has not yet been established, and needs more research. It likely won't be narrowed down to a one-size-fits-all dose, because every body is different, and if it were, it wouldn't be as effective. One other thing that may be giving varied results regarding dosing is the source of vitamin D used - it varies from study to study. Typically, higher doses are required of synthetic sources to increase blood levels, and they don't generally have the same effect as natural sources.

Vitamin D facts

The "sunshine" vitamin, vitamin D is fat-soluble vitamin required for the absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorous. It protects against muscle weakness, regulates heartbeat, is necessary for normal blood clotting and thyroid function, and regulates more than 2,000 genes, affecting the proliferation and death of cells.

Vitamin D comes in several forms. The kind that comes from food is D2. There is a synthetic form, D5. The most active is the most natural kind, D3. It is synthesized in the skin in response to the sun's ultraviolet rays. There is a cholesterol compound in the skin that is a precursor of vitamin D. The D we get from food and supplements is not fully active until it goes through the liver and kidneys, where it is converted, then it circulates through the blood like a hormone.

According to Bach, problems from deficiency may include: heart disease, birth defects, depression, hypertension, stroke, dementia, fibromyalgia, impaired bone mineralization, skin, breast, prostate and other cancers, multiple sclerosis, insomnia, eye problems, problems with pregnancy, and other chronic diseases. It is estimated that more than one billion people worldwide, and 77 percent of Americans, are deficient in vitamin D.

It is not possible for most people to consume enough vitamin D thorough diet alone. It is found in fatty saltwater fish and fish liver oils, such as halibut, salmon, sardines, and cod liver oil. It is also added (fortified) to diary and eggs, so you'll find it in things like milk, yogurt, and butter. Other foods that have vitamin D include dandelion greens, oatmeal, cereals, and sweet potatoes.

Having a healthy and balanced diet can prevent cancer, and the need for prescriptions that contribute to cancer, such as cholesterol reducing drugs that inhibit vitamin D absorption from the sun. Even the National Cancer Institute estimates that 80 percent of cancer cases could be prevented. Most people supplement to get enough vitamin D. The recommended doses are generally not enough to address health problems. Be sure your supplements come from whole food vitamins so that higher doses won't be detrimental to your health, as they might from synthetic vitamin sources.

Eating good food, limiting unhealthy food and substances, getting exercise, and soaking up a bit of sun are critical to happiness and lasting health. So get out there and have fun - and help prevent cancer while you're at it!

Sources for this article include:

http://www.foodconsumer.org

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070206100608.htm

Balch, Phyllis, CNC. Prescription for Nutritional Healing. p. 21.

http://www.naturalnews.com/035063_vitamin_D_cancer_facts.html

US government ran chemical experiments on military veterans under operations MKUltra, Bluebird and Artichoke

The United States, for its warts, has achieved much in its short 230-plus year history. It is a benevolent world superpower, for the most part, that serves as a beacon of hope and freedom for an increasingly oppressed world, even as it serves as a guardian against tyranny for as many as half of the world's nearly seven billion people.

But a few chapters in our history - slavery, oppression of the Native American tribes, causes of the civil rights movement, and moments of unconstitutionality on the part of our elected leaders - serve as more than simple blemishes on an otherwise admirable record of defending liberty and freedom. One such stain is the way we've treated some of our nation's military veterans.

The maltreatment is summed up in a recent federal case. In late July, a group of veterans managed to win a court order forcing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hand over a trove of documents detailing the department's alleged Cold War-era drug experiments on Vietnam vets. What's problematic about this case isn't the decision - the VA owes these veterans any answers they are seeking - but the fact that the case had to be filed at all.

'Project Paperclip'

According to court documents, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley, in Oakland, Calif., said in her ruling that the documents requested by the veteran-plaintiffs were "squarely relevant" to their claim that the government, through the VA, did not adequately notify veterans of chemicals they were purposely exposed to during experimentation, and - perhaps more importantly - what effects that exposure might have had on their physical and mental health.

Details of this sad episode in our history were contained in a 2009 class action suit. Filed by the Vietnam Veterans of America and individual soldiers, the suit charges the U.S. Army and the Central Intelligence Agency, with the help of former Nazi scientists, of using at least 7,800 vets as guinea pigs to test the effects of as many as 400 different types of drugs and chemicals. They included mescaline (psychedelic alkaloid), LSD (psychedelic drug), amphetamines, barbiturates, nerve agents and mustard gas.

The suit also says the government worked to cover up the testing and the nature of its experiments, which began in the 1950s under such exotic code names as "Bluebird," "Artichoke" and MKUltra."

The government launched "Project Paperclip," the suit alleges, an all-out effort by the Army and CIA to allegedly recruit former Nazi scientists to help test various psycho-chemicals, as well as develop a new truth serum using the nation's own vets as test subjects, Courthouse News Service reported.

"Over half of these Nazi recruits had been members of the SS or Nazi Party," said the class-action suit. "The 'Paperclip' name was chosen because so many of the employment applications were clipped to immigration papers."

According to Colin A. Ross, a psychiatrist and author of "The CIA Doctors," said he pored over more than 15,000 documents he received from the nation's premier spy agency detailing the "mind control" operations which he said took place between 1950-1972 "at many leading universities including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Johns Hopkins and Stanford."

The goal, simply, is mind control

In a report posted on the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International's Web site, Ross said "MKUltra and related programs had several over-lapping purposes."

"One was to purchase mind control drugs from suppliers. Another was to form relationships with researchers who might later be used as consultants at the TOP SECRET level," he wrote. "The core purpose of these programs was to learn how to enhance interrogations, erase and insert memories, and create and run Manchurian Candidates."

Ross said all of that is documented "clearly and explicitly" in the declassified CIA documents he obtained, though he said it was merely "a glimpse into the tip of the iceberg of CIA and military mind control."

"The experimental subjects were not told the real purpose of the experiments, did not give informed consent, were not afforded outside counsel and received no meaningful follow-up," he wrote. "As described by the psychiatrists in published papers, experiments with LSD and other hallucinogens, combined with sensory deprivation, electroshock and other interrogation techniques, resulted in psychosis and death among other 'side effects.' The purpose of these experiments was to see how easily a person could be put into a psychotic state or controlled."

In a review of the MKUltra program, which was launched in 1953, Wired.com said its goal was, simply, mind-control.

"1953: The agency launches one of its most dubious covert programs ever, turning unsuspecting humans into guinea pigs for its research into mind-altering drugs," said the report, which said then-Central Intelligence Agency director Allen Dulles authorized the program.

"Dulles wanted to close the 'brainwashing gap' that arose after the United States learned that American prisoners of war in Korea were subjected to mind-control techniques by their captors," said Wired.com.

Programmable assassins

"Loathe to be outdone by foreign enemies, the CIA sought, through its research, to devise a truth serum to enhance the interrogations of POWs and captured spies. The agency also wanted to develop techniques and drugs - such as 'amnesia pills' - to create CIA superagents (sic) who would be immune to the mind-control efforts of adversaries."

The creation of so-called Manchurian Candidates - a programmable assassin, essentially - was also a goal of the program.

Besides drug and chemical experimentation, the program included the use of radiological implants, hypnosis and subliminal persuasion, electroshock therapy and isolation techniques, the report said.

In their suit, the vets level similar charges - that the government was attempting to develop and test substances capable of inducing mind control, euphoria, altered personalities, confusion, physical paralysis, mania, illogical thinking and other effects.

Many of the experiments, the suit says, were conducted at Army facilities at Edgewood Arsenal and Ft. Detrick, Md. Some left a number of veterans saddled with debilitating health problems for decades to follow. Worse, the veterans say the government has neglected to provide follow-up medical care to mitigate the damages.

Some soldiers died from the testing, while others suffered physical and mental ailments including seizures and paranoia, an earlier ruling in the case noted.

In this latest bid for full disclosure, the VVA sought documents from the government that reveal the VA's processes of identifying and notifying soldiers who may have been exposed to the chemical and biological tests.

No relevant medical purposes
In arguing against releasing the documents, attorneys for the VA said the agency should be exempted from doing so by the deliberative process privilege, which aims to shield the decision-making processes of government agencies.

Judge Corley did not buy the argument, ruling instead that that veterans group and others "have demonstrated a sufficient, substantial need to overcome the qualified deliberative process privilege."

"The Court agrees that considerable discovery has been provided on this subject; however, having reviewed the thousands of pages of documents submitted for in camera review, the Court notes that these processes are far from clear or consistent, and in fact, seem to have undergone numerous modifications over time," she wrote.

Corley ordered the VA to release more than 40 documents, which she said were "both relevant and unavailable from other sources given that the documents reflect processes which have evolved over time."

Writes Ross, "The purpose of mind control experiments is controlling human behavior: making enemy combatants open up during interrogation; protecting secret information by erasing memories; making spies more resistant to interrogation because secret information is held by hidden identities and making people more prone to influence, social control and suggestion.

"The mind control experiments and operational programs violate basic human rights and all codes of medical ethics," he said.

The government should never use American citizens or others for any sort of experimentation, at least without first getting consent. Using those who protect and defend us for the same is unspeakable.

Sources:
http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/07/23/48617.htm

http://www.cchrint.org/tag/project-bluebird/

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/01/mkultra-lawsuit/

http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/04/09/45455.htm

Monday, July 23, 2012

Long List of #GMO Foods


Most of these are American junk foods.
  • Baby food
     
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS
Nabisco
# (Phillip Morris) Arrowroot Teething Biscuits

Infant formula Carnation Infant Formulas
(Nestle)
# AlSoy
# Good Start
# Follow-Up
# Follow-Up Soy

Enfamil Infant Formulas
(Mead Johnson)
# Enfamil with Iron
# Enfamil Low Iron
# Enfamil A.R.
# Enfamil Nutramigen
# Enfamil Lacto Free
# Enfamil 22
# Enfamil Next step (soy and milk-based varieties)
# Enfamil Pro-Soybee

Isomil Infant Formulas
(Abbot Labs)
# Isomil Soy
# Isomil Soy for Diarrhea

Similac
(Abbot Labs)
# Similac Lactose Free
# Similac with Iron
# Similac Low Iron
# Similac Alimentum

  • Baking 

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS
baking mixes

Aunt Jemima
# (Quaker) Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix
# Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix
# Cornbread Mix
# Easy Mix Coffee Cake

Betty Crocker
(General Mills)
# Pie Crust Mix
# Original Pancake Mix
# Complete Pancake Mix
# Buttermilk Complete Pancake Mix
# Muffin Mixes
# Banana Nut
# Lemon Poppy Seed
# Blueberry
# Wild Blueberry
# Chocolate Chip
# Apple Streusel
# Quick Bread Mixes

* Banana
* Cinnamon Streusel
* Lemon Poppy Seed
* Cranberry Orange
* Gingerbread

# Cookie Mixes

* Chocolate Chip
* Double Chocolate Chunk
* Sugar
* Peanut Butter

Bisquik
(Betty Crocker/General Mills)
# Original
# Reduced Fat
# Shake ‘n Pour Pancake Mix
# Shake ‘n Pour Buttermilk Pancake Mix
# Shake ‘n Pour Blueberry Pancake Mix

Duncan Hines
(Aurora Foods)
# Muffin Mixes
# Kellogg’s All-Bran Apple Cinnamon
# Kellogg’s All-Bran Blueberry
# Blueberry
# Blueberry Crumb
# Chocolate Chip

Hungry Jack
(Pillsbury)
# Buttermilk Pancake Mix
# Extra Light & Fluffy Pancake Mix (all varieties)

Jiffy
# Corn Muffin Mix
# Blueberry Muffin Mix
# Raspberry Muffin Mix
# Pie Crust Mix

Mrs. Butterworths
(Aurora Foods)
# Complete Pancake Mix
# Buttermilk Pancake Mix

Pepperidge Farms
(Campbell’s)
# Buttermilk Pancake Mix

Pillsbury
# Quick Bread & Muffin Mixes
# Blueberry
# Chocolate Chip
# Banana
# Cranberry
# Lemon Poppyseed
# Nut

# Hot Roll Mix
# Gingerbread

baking needs 

  • Bakers
     
(Kraft/Phillip Morris)
# Unsweetened Chocolate
# Semi-Sweet Chocolate
# German Sweet Chocolate
# White Chocolate

Hershey’s
# Semi-Sweet Baking Chips
# Milk Chocolate Chips
# Mini Kisses

Nestle
# Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
# Milk Chocolate Chips
# White Chocolate
# Butterscotch Chips
# Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bars 

  • Bread 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


Holsum
# (Interstate Bakeries) Holsum Thin Sliced
# Roman Meal
# 12 Grain
# Round Top
# Home Pride
# Buttertop White
# Buttertop Wheat

Pepperidge Farms
(Campbell’s)
# Cinnamon Swirl
# Light Oatmeal
# Light Wheat
# 100% Whole Wheat
# Hearty Slices
# 7 Grain
# 9 Grain
# Crunchy Oat
# Whole Wheat
# Light Side
# Oatmeal
# Wheat
# 7 Grain
# Soft Dinner Rolls
# Club Rolls
# Sandwich Buns
# Hoagie Rolls

Thomas’
(Bestfoods)
# English Muffins

* Original
* Cinnamon Raisin
* Honey Wheat
* Oat Bran
* Blueberry
* Maple French Toast

# Toast-r-Cakes Blueberry
# Toast-r-Cakes Corn Muffins

Wonder
(Interstate Bakeries)
# White Sandwich Bread
# Country Grain
# Buttermilk
# Thin Sandwich
# Light Wheat
# 100% Stoneground Wheat
# Fat Free Multigrain
# Premium Potato
# Beefsteak Rye
# Wonder Hamburger Buns

  • Breakfast 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


breakfast bars

# Kellogg’s Pop Tarts
(all varieties)
# Pop Tarts Snack Stix
(all)
# Nutri-Grain Bars
(all)
# Nutri-Grain Fruit Filled Squares
(all)
# Nutri-Grain Twists
(all)
# Fruit-Full Squares
(all)

Nabisco
(Nabisco/Phillip Morris)
# Fruit & Grain Bars
(all varieties)

Nature Valley
(General Mills)
# Oats & Honey Granola Bars
# Peanut Butter Granola Bars
# Cinnamon Granola Bars

Pillsbury
(General Mills)
# Toaster Scrambles & Strudels
(all varieties)

Quaker
# Chewy Granola Bars
(all varieties)
# Fruit & Oatmeal Bars
(all varieties)

waffles

Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles
# Buttermilk
# Blueberry

Eggo Frozen Waffles
(Kellogg’s)
# Homestyle
# Buttermilk
# Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat
# Nutri-Grain Multi Grain
# Cinnamon Toast
# Blueberry
# Strawberry
# Apple Cinnamon
# Banana Bread

Hungry Jack Frozen Waffles
(Pillsbury/General Mills)
# Homestyle
# Buttermilk 

  • Cereal

     
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


# General Mills Cheerios
# Wheaties
# Total
# Corn Chex
# Lucky Charms
# Trix
# Kix
# Golden Grahams
# Cinnamon Grahams
# Count Chocula
# Honey Nut Chex
# Frosted Cheerios
# Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
# Multi-Grain Cheerios
# Frosted Wheaties
# Brown Sugar & Oat Total
# Basic 4
# Reeses Puffs
# French Toast Crunch

Kellogg’s
# Frosted Flakes
# Corn Flakes
# Special K
# Raisin Bran
# Rice Krispies
# Corn Pops
# Product 19
# Smacks
# Froot Loops
# Marshmallow Blasted Fruit Loops
# Apple Jacks
# Crispix
# Smart Start
# All-Bran
# Complete Wheat Bran
# Complete Oat Bran
# Just Right Fruit & Nut
# Honey Crunch Corn Flakes
# Raisin Bran Crunch
# Cracklin’ Oat Bran
# Country Inn Specialties
(all varieties)

Mothers Cereals
(Quaker)
# Toasted Oat Bran
# Peanut Butter Bumpers
# Groovy Grahams
# Harvest Oat Flakes
# Harvest Oat Flakes w/Apples & Almonds
# Honey Round Ups

Post
(Kraft-Phillip Morris)
# Raisin Bran
# Bran Flakes
# Grape Nut Flakes
# Grape Nut O’s
# Fruit & Fibre date, raisin and walnut
# Fruit & Fibre peach, raisin and almond
# Honey Bunch of Oats
# Honey Nut Shredded Wheat
# Honey Comb
# Golden Crisp
# Waffle Crisp
# Cocoa Pebbles
# Cinna-Crunch Pebbles
# Fruity Pebbles
# Alpha-Bits
# Post Selects Cranberry Almond
# Post Selects Banana Nut Crunch
# Post Selects Blueberry Morning
# Post Selects Great Grains

Quaker
# Life
# Cinnamon Life
# 100% Natural Granola
# Toasted Oatmeal
# Toasted Oatmeal Honey Nut
# Oat Bran
# Cap’n Crunch
# Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch
# Cap’n Crunch Crunchling Berries

  • Chocolate 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


candy

Cadbury
# (Cadbury/Hershey’s) Mounds
# Almond Joy
# York Peppermint Patty
# Dairy Milk
# Roast Almond
# Fruit & Nut

Hershey’s
# Kit-Kat
# Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
# Mr. Goodbar
# Special Dark
# Milk Chocolate
# Kisses
# Symphony

Kraft
(Kraft/Phillip Morris)
# Toblerone
(all varieties)

Mars
# M&M
(all varieties)
# Snickers
# Three Musketeers
# Milky Way
# Twix

Nestle
# Crunch
# Milk Chocolate
# Chunky
# Butterfinger
# 100 Grand

drink mixes and dessert toppings

Carnation
(Nestle)
# Hot Cocoa Mixes:
# Rich Chocolate
# Double Chocolate
# Milk Chocolate
# Marshmallow Madness
# Mini Marshmallow
# No Sugar

Hershey’s
# Chocolate Syrup
# Special Dark Chocolate Syrup
# Strawberry Syrup

Nestle
# Nesquik
# Strawberry Nesquik

Swiss Miss
(ConAgra)
# Hot Cocoa Mixes:
# Chocolate Sensation
# Milk Chocolate
# Marshmallow Lovers
# Marshmallow Lovers Fat Free
# No Sugar Added 

  • Condiments 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS

Del Monte
# (Nabisco/Phillip Morris) Ketchup

Heinz
# Ketchup
(regular & no salt)
# Chili Sauce
# Cocktail Sauce
# Heinz 57 Steak Sauce

Hellman’s
(Bestfoods)
# Real Mayonnaise
# Light Mayonnaise
# Low-Fat Mayonnaise

Hunt’s
(ConAgra)
# Ketchup
(regular & no salt)

KC Masterpiece
(Clorox)
# Original BBQ sauce
# Garlic & Herb Marinade
# Honey Teriyaki Marinade

Kraft
(Kraft/Phillip Morris)
# Miracle Whip
(all varieties)
# Kraft Mayonnaise
(all)
# Thick & Spicy BBQ sauces
(all varieties)
# Char Grill BBQ sauce
# Honey Hickory BBQ sauce

Nabisco
(Nabiso/Phillip Morris)
# A-1 Steak Sauce

Open Pit
(Vlasic/Campbells)
# BBQ sauces
(all)

salsa

Chi-Chi’s
(Hormel)
# Fiesta Salsa
(all varieties)

Old El Paso
(Pillsbury)
# Thick & Chunky Salsa
# Garden Pepper Salsa
# Taco Sauce
# Picante Sauce

Ortega
(Nestle)
# Taco Sauce
# Salsa Prima Homestyle
# Salsa Prima Roasted Garlic
# Salsa Prima 3 Bell Pepper
# Thick & Chunky Salsa

Pace
(Campbells)
# Chunky Salsa
# Picante Sauce

Tostitos Salsa
(Frito-Lay/Pepsi)
# All Natural
# All Natural Thick & Chunky
# Roasted Garlic
# Restaurant Style 

  • Cookies 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS

Delicious Brands
# (Parmalat) Animal Crackers
# Ginger Snaps
# Fig Bars
# Oatmeal
# Sugar-Free Duplex
# Honey Grahams
# Cinnamon Grahams
# Fat Free Vanilla Wafers
# English Toffee Heath Cookies
# Butterfinger Cookies
# Skippy Peanut Butter Cookies

Famous Amos
(Keebler/Flowers Industries)
# Chocolate Chip
# Oatmeal Raisin
# Chocolate Sandwich
# Peanut Butter Sandwich
# Vanilla Sandwich
# Oatmeal Macaroon Sandwich

Frookies
(Delicious Brands/Parmalat)
# Peanut Butter Chunk
# Chocolate Chip
# Double Chocolate
# Frookwich Vanilla
# Frookwich Chocolate
# Frookwich Peanut Butter
# Frookwich Lemon
# Funky Monkeys Chocolate
# Ginger Snaps
# Lemon Wafers

Keebler
(Keebler/Flowers Industries)
# Chips Deluxe
# Sandies
# E.L. Fudge
# Soft Batch Chocolate Chip
# Golden Vanilla Wafers
# Droxies
# Vienna Fingers
# Fudge Shoppe Fudge Stripes
# Fudge Shoppe Double Fudge & Caramel
# Fudge Shoppe Fudge Stix
# Fudge Shoppe Peanut Butter Fudge Stix
# Country Style Oatmeal
# Graham Originals
# Graham Cinnamon Crisp
# Graham Chocolate
# Graham Honey Low Fat
# Crème Filled Wafers
# Chocolate Filled Wafers

Nabisco (Nabisco/Phillip Morris)
# Oreo
(all varieties)
# Chips Ahoy!
(all varieties)
# Fig Newtons
(and all Newtons varities)
# Lorna Doone
# Nutter Butters
# Barnum Animal Crackers
# Nilla Wafers
# Nilla Chocolate Wafers
# Pecanz Shortbread
# Family Favorites Oatmeal
# Famous Wafers
# Fudge Covered Mystic Sticks
# Honey Maid Graham Crackers
# Honey Maid Cinnamon Grahams
# Honey Maid Chocolate Grahams
# Honey Maid Oatmeal Crunch
# Teddy Grahams
# Teddy Grahams Cinnamon
# Teddy Grahams Chocolate
# Teddy Grahams Chocolate Chips
# Café Cremes Vanilla
# Café Crème Cappuccino

Pepperidge Farm
(Campbell’s)
# Milano
# Mint Milano
# Chessmen
# Bordeaux
# Brussels
# Geneva
# Chocolate Chip
# Lemon Nut
# Shortbread
# Sugar
# Ginger Men
# Raspberry Chantilly
# Strawberry Verona
# Chocolate Mocha Salzburg
# Chocolate Chunk Chesapeake
# Chocolate Chunk Nantucket
# Chocolate Chunk Sausalito
# Oatmeal Raisin Soft Baked

Sesame Street
(Keebler)
# Cookie Monster
# Chocolate Chip
# Chocolate Sandwich
# Vanilla Sandwich
# Cookie Pals
# Honey Grahams
# Cinnamon Grahams
# Frosted Grahams

Snack Wells
(Nabisco/Phillip Morris)
# Devil’s Food
# Golden Devil’s Food
# Mint Crème
# Coconut Crème
# Chocolate Sandwich
# Chocolate Chip
# Peanut Butter Chip
# Double Chocolate Chip 

  • Crackers 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS

Keebler
# (Keebler/Flowers Industries) Town House
# Club
# Munch ‘Ems
(all varieties)
# Wheatables
# Zesta Saltines
# Toasteds
(Wheat, Onion, Sesame & Butter Crisps)
# Snax Stix
(Wheat, Cheddar & original)
# Harvest Bakery
(Multigrain, Butter, Corn Bread)

Nabisco
(Nabisco/Phillip Morris)
# Ritz
(all varieties)
# Wheat Thins
(all)
# Wheatsworth
# Triscuits

Waverly
# Sociables
# Better Cheddars
# Premium Saltines
(all)
# Ritz Snack Mix
(all)
# Vegetable Flavor Crisps
# Swiss Cheese Flavor Crisps
# Cheese Nips
(all)
# Uneeda Biscuits

Pepperidge Farm
(Campbell’s)
# Butter Thins
# Hearty Wheat
# Cracker Trio
# Cracker Quartet
# Three Cheese Snack Stix
# Sesame Snack Stix
# Pumpernickel Snack Stix
# Goldfish
(original, cheddar, parmesan, pizza, pretzel)
# Goldfish Snack Mix
(all)

Red Oval Farms
(Nabisco/Phillip Morris)
# Stoned Wheat Thins
(all varieties)
# Crisp ‘N Light Sourdough Rye
# Crisp ‘N Light Wheat

Sunshine
(Flowers Industries)
# Cheeze-It
(original & reduced fat)
# Cheeze-It White Cheddar
# Cheeze-It Party Mix
# Krispy Original Saltines

frozen dinners
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


Banquet
# (ConAgra) Pot Pies
(all varieties)
# Fried Chicken
# Salisbury Steak
# Chicken Nugget Meal
# Pepperoni Pizza Meal

Budget Gourmet
(Heinz)
# Roast Beef Supreme
# Beef Stroganoff
# Three Cheese Lasagne
# Chicken Oriental & Vegeatble
# Fettuccini Primavera

Green Giant
(Pillsbury)
# Rice Pilaf with Chicken Flavored Sauce
# Rice Medley with Beef Flavored Sauce
# Primavera Pasta
# Pasta Accents Creamy Cheddar
# Create-a-Meals

* Parmesan Herb Chicken
* Cheesy Pasta and Vegetable
* Beef Noodle
* Sweet & Sour
* Mushroom Wine Chicken


Healthy Choice
(ConAgra)
# Stuffed Pasta Shells
# Chicken Parmagiana
# Country Breaded Chicken
# Roast Chicken Breast
# Beef Pot Roast
# Chicken & Corn Bread
# Cheese & Chicken Tortellini
# Lemon Pepper Fish
# Shrimp & Vegetable
# Macaroni & Cheese

Kid Cuisine
(ConAgra)
# Chicken Nugget Meal
# Fried Chicken
# Taco Roll Up
# Corn Dog
# Cheese Pizza
# Fish Stix
# Macaroni & Cheese

Lean Cuisine
(Stouffer’s/Nestle)

Skillet Sensations

* Chicken & Vegetable
* Broccoli & Beef
* Homestyle Beef
* Teriyaki Chicken
* Chicken Alfredo
* Garlic Chicken
* Roast Turkey

Hearty Portions

* Chicken Florentine
* Beef Stroganoff
* Cheese & Spinach Manicotti
* Salisbury Steak

Café Classics

* Baked Fish
* Baked Chicken
* Chicken a L’Orange
* Chicken Parmesan
* Meatloaf with Whipped Potatoes

Everyday Favorites

* Chicken Fettuccini
* Chicken Pie
* Angel Hair Pasta
* Three Bean Chili with Rice
* Macaroni & Cheese


Marie Callenders
(ConAgra)
# Chicken Pot Pie
# Lasagna & Meat Sauce
# Turkey & Gravy
# Meat Loaf & Gravy
# Country Fried Chicken & Gravy
# Fettuccini with Broccoli & Cheddar
# Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes
# Country Fried Pork Chop with Gravy
# Chicken Cordon Bleu

Ore-Ida Frozen Potatoes
(Heinz)
# Fast Fries
# Steak fries
# Zesties
# Shoestrings
# Hash Browns
# Tater Tots
# Potato Wedges
# Crispy Crunchies

Rosetto Frozen Pasta
(Heinz)
# Cheese Ravioli
# Beef Ravioli
# Italian Sausage Ravioli
# Eight Cheese Stuffed Shells
# Eight Cheese Broccoli Stuffed Shells

Stouffer’s
(Nestle)

Family Style Favorites

* Macaroni & Cheese
* Stuffed Peppers
* Broccoli au Gratin
* Meat Loaf in Gravy
* Green Bean & Mushroom Casserole

Homestyle

* Meatloaf
* Salisbury Steak
* Chicken Breast in Gravy

Hearty Portions

* Salisbury Steak
* Chicken Fettucini
* Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes
* Chicken Pot Pie


Swanson
(Vlasic/Campbells)
# Meat Loaf
# Fish & Chips
# Salisbury Steak
# Chicken Nuggets
# Hungry Man

* Fried Chicken
* Roast Chicken
* Fisherman’s Platter
* Pork Rib


Voila!
(Bird’s Eye/Agri-Link Foods)
# Chicken Voila! Alfredo
# Chicken Voila! Garlic
# Chicken Voila! Pesto
# Chicken Voila! Three Cheese
# Steak Voila! Beef Sirloin
# Shrimp Voila! Garlic


Weight Watchers
(Heinz)

Smart Ones

* Fiesta Chicken
* Basil Chicken
* Ravioli Florentine
* Fajita Chicken
* Roasted Vegetable Primavera

  • Energy bars and drinks 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


energy bars

Power Bar
# (Nestle) Oatmeal Raisin
# Apple Cinnamon
# Peanut Butter
# Vanilla Crisp
# Chocolate Peanut Butter
# Mocha
# Banana
# Wild Berry
# Harvest Bars

* Apple Crisp
* Blueberry
* Chocolate Fudge Brownie
* Strawberry
* Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip


drink mixes

Carnation Instant Breakfast Mix
(Nestle)
# Creamy Milk Chocolate
# Classic Chocolate
# French Vanilla
# Strawberry
# Café Mocha 

  • Heat and serve meals 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


Chef Boyardee
# (ConAgra) Beefaroni
# Macaroni & Cheese
# Mini Ravioli
# ABC’s & 123’s

Dinty Moore
(Hormel)
# Beef Stew
# Turkey Stew
# Chicken & Dumplings

Hormel
# Chili with Beans
# Chili No Beans
# Vegetarian Chili with Beans

Kids’ Kitchen
(Hormel)
# Spaghetti Rings with Meatballs
# Macaroni & Cheese
# Pizza Wedges with 3 Cheese

Franco-American
(Campbell’s)
# Spaghetti O’s
# Mini Ravioli
# Power Rangers Pasta in Sauce

  • Meat and dairy alternatives 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


meat alternatives

Loma Linda
# (Worthington/Kellogg’s*) Meatless Chik Nuggest

Morningstar
(Worthington/Kellogg’s*)
# Harvest Burger
# Better ‘n Burgers
# Garden Veggie Patties
# Grillers Burgers
# Black Bean Burger
# Chicken Patties

Natural Touch
(Worthington/Kellogg’s*)
# Garden Vegetable Pattie
# Black Bean Burger
# Okra Pattie
# Lentil Rice Loaf
# Nine Bean Loaf

Worthington
(Worthington/Kellogg’s*)
# Vegetarian Burger
# Savory Slices

dairy alternatives

Nutra Blend Soy Beverage
(Bestfoods)
# Original
# Vanilla
# Apple
# Orange

*A company letter states that they are in the process of converting to non-genetically modified “proteins” in all products. 

  • Meal mixes and sauce packets 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


Betty Crocker
# (General Mills) Garden Vegetable Pilaf
# Creamy Herb Risotto
# Garlic Alfredo Fettuccini
# Bowl Appetit

* Cheddar Broccoli
* Macaroni & Cheese
* Pasta Alfredo


Knorr
(Bestfoods)
# Mushroom Risotto Italian Rice
# Broccoli au Gratin Risotto
# Vegetable Primavera Risotto
# Risotto Milanese
# Original Pilf
# Chicken Pilaf
# Rotini with 4 Cheese
# Bow Tie Pasta with Chicken & Vegetable
# Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato
# Fettuccini with Alfredo
# Classic Sauce Packets

* Hollandaise
* Béarnaise
* White
* Brown
* Lemon Herb
* Mushroom Brown
* Onion
* Roasted Chicken
* Roasted Pork
* Roasted Turkey

# Pasta Sauce Packets

* Alfredo
* Four Cheese
* Carbonara
* Pesto
* Garlic Herb


Lipton
(Unilever)
# Rice & Sauce Packets

* Chicken Broccoli
* Cheddar Broccoli
* Beef Flavor
* Spanish
* Chicken Flavor
* Creamy Chicken
* Mushroom

# Sizzle & Stir Skillet Supers

* Lemon Garlic Chicken & Rice
* Spanish Chicken & Rice
* Herb Chicken & Bowties
* Cheddar Chicken & Shells


Near East
(Quaker)
# Spicy Tomato Pasta Mix
# Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Pasta Mix
# Falafel Mix
# Lentil Pilaf
# Couscous
# Tomato Lentil
# Parmesan
# Toasted Pinenut
# Herb Chicken
# Broccoli & Cheese
# Curry

Pasta Roni
(Quaker)
# Fettuccini Alfredo
# Garlic Alfredo
# Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs
# Angel Hair Pasta with Parmesan Cheese
# Angel Hair Pasta with Tomato Parmesan
# Angel Hair Pasta Primavera
# Garlic & Olive Oil with Vermicelli

Rice-a-Roni
(Quaker)
# Rice Pilaf
# Beef
# Chicken
# Fried Rice
# Chicken & Broccoli
# Long Grain & Wild Rice
# Broccoli au Gratin

Uncle Ben’s
(Mars)
# Long Grain & Wild Rice
(Original & with Garlic)
# Brown & Wild Rice Mushroom
# Country Inn Mexican Fiesta
# Country Inn Oriental Fried Rice
# Country Inn Chicken & Vegetable
# Country Inn Chicken & Broccoli
# Natural Select Chicken & Herb
# Natural Select Tomato & Basil
# Chef’s Recipe Chicken & Vegetable Pilaf
# Chef’s Recipe Beans & Rice
# Chef’s Recipe Broccoli Rice

  • Frozen pizza 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


Celeste
# (Aurora Foods) Supreme
# Pepperoni
# Vegetable
# Four Cheese
# Deluxe
# Cheese

Tombstone
(Kraft/Phillip Morris)
# Pepperoni
# Supreme
# Sausage & Pepperoni
# Extra Cheese
# Stuffed Crust
# Three Cheese

Totino’s
(Pillsbury)
# Crisp Crust
# Pepperoni
# Combination

  • Snack foods 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


Act II Microwave Popcorn
# (ConAgra) Butter
# Extreme Butter
# Corn on the Cob

Frito-Lay*
(PepsiCo)
# Lays Potato Chips
(all varieties)
# Ruffles Potato Chips
(all)
# Doritos Corn Chips
(all)
# Tostitos Corn Chips
(all)
# Fritos Corn Chips
(all)
# Cheetos
(all)
# Rold Gold Pretzels
(all)
# Cracker Jack Popcorn

Healthy Choice Microwave Popcorn
(ConAgra)
# Organic Corn
(soy/canola oils)

Mothers Corn Cakes
(Quaker)
# Butter Pop

Orville Redenbacher Microwave Popcorn
(ConAgra)
# Original
# Homestyle
# Butter
# Smart Pop
# Pour Over

Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Cakes
# Chocolate
# Caramel

Orville Redenbacher Mini Popcorn Cakes
# Butter
# Peanut Caramel
# Chocolate Peanut

Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn
(Betty Crocker/General Mills)
# Natural
# Homestyle
# Jumbo Pop
# Extra Butter
# Light
# 94% Fat Free Butter

Pringles
(Procter & Gamble)
# Original
# Low Fat
# Pizza-licious
# Sour Cream & Onion
# Salt & Vinegar
# Cheezeums

Quaker Rice Cakes
# Peanut Butter
# Chocolate Crunch
# Cinnamon Streusel
# Mini
# Chocolate
# Ranch
# Sour Cream & Onion
# Apple Cinnamon
# Caramel Corn


Quaker Corn Cakes
# White Cheddar
# Caramel Corn
# Strawberry Crunch
# Caramel Chocolate Chip

*Frito has informed its corn and potato suppliers that the company wishes to avoid GE crops, but acknowledges that canola or other oils and ingredients in its products may be from GE sources.

  • Soda and juice drinks 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS

Sodas

# Coca Cola Coca Cola
# Sprite
# Cherry Coke
# Barq’s Root Beer
# Minute Maid Orange
# Minute Maid Grape
# Surge
# Ultra

PepsiCo
# Pepsi
# Slice
# Wild Cherry Pepsi
# Mug Root Beer
# Mountain Dew

Cadbury/Schweppes
# 7-Up
# Dr. Pepper
# A & W Root Beer
# Sunkist Orange
# Schweppes Ginger Ale

juice drinks

Capri Sun juices
(Kraft/Phillip Morris)
# Red Berry
# Surfer Cooler
# Splash Cooler
# Wild Cherry
# Strawberry Kiwi
# Fruit Punch
# Pacific Cooler
# Strawberry
# Orange
# Grape

Fruitopia
(Coca Cola)
# Grape Beyond
# Berry Lemonade
# Fruit Integration
# Kiwiberry Ruckus
# Strawberry Passion
# Tremendously Tangerine

Fruit Works
(PepsiCo)
# Strawberry Melon
# Peach Papaya
# Pink Lemonade
# Apple Raspberry

Gatorade
(Quaker)
# Lemon Lime
# Orange
# Fruitpunch
# Fierce Grape
# Frost Riptide Rush

Hawaiian Punch
(Procter & Gamble)
# Tropical Fruit
# Grape Geyser
# Fruit Juicy Red
# Strawberry Surfin

Hi-C
(Coca Cola)
# Pink Lemonade
# Watermelon Rapids
# Boppin’ Berry
# Tropical Punch
# Smashin’ Wildberry
# Blue Cooler
# Blue Moon Berry
# Orange
# Cherry

Kool Aid
(Kraft/Phillip Morris)
# Blastin’ Berry Cherry
# Bluemoon Berry
# Kickin’ Kiwi Lime
# Tropical Punch
# Wild Berry Tea

Ocean Spray
# Cranberry Juice Cocktail
# Cranapple
# CranGrape
# CranRaspberry
# CranStrawberry
# CranMango

Squeeze It
(Betty Crocker/General Mills)
# Rockin’ Red Puncher
# Chucklin’ Cherry
# Mystery 2000

Sunny Delight
(Procter & Gamble)
# Sunny Delight Original
# Sunny Delight With Calcium Citrus Punch
# Sunny Delight California Style Citrus Punch

Tang juices
(Kraft/Phillip Morris)
# Orange Uproar
# Fruit Frenzy
# Berry Panic

Tropicana Twisters
(PepsiCo)
# Grape Berry
# Apple Raspberry Blackberry
# Cherry Berry
# Cranberry Raspberry Strawberry
# Pink Grapefruit
# Tropical Strawberry
# Orange Cranberry
# Orange Strawberry Banana

V-8
(Campbells)
# V8 Tomato Juices
(all varieties)
# Strawberry Kiwi
# Strawberry Banana
# Fruit Medley
# Berry Blend
# Citrus Blend
# Apple Medley
# Tropical Blend
# Island Blend 

  • Soup 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


# Campbell’s Tomato
# Chicken Noodle
# Cream of Chicken
# Cream of Mushroom
# Cream of Celery
# Cream of Broccoli
# Cheddar Cheese
# Green Pea
# Healthy Request

* Chicken Noodle
* Cream of Chicken
* Cream of Mushroom
* Cream of Celery

# Campbell’s Select

* Roasted Chicken with Rice
* Grilled Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes
* Chicken Rice
* Vegetable Beef

# Chunky

* Beef with Rice
* Hearty Chicken & Vegetable
* Pepper Steak
* Baked Potato with Steak & Cheese
* New England Clam Chowder

# Soup to Go

* Chicken Noodle
* Chicken Rice
* Garden Vegetable
* Vegetable Beef & Rice

# Simply Home

* Chicken Noodle
* Chicken Rice
* Garden Vegetable
* Vegetable Beef with Pasta


Healthy Choice
(ConAgra)
# Country Vegetable
# Fiesta Chicken
# Bean & Pasta
# Chicken Noodle
# Chicken with Rice
# Minestrone

Pepperidge Farms
(Campbell’s)
# Corn Chowder
# Lobster Bisque
# Chicken & Wild Rice
# New England Clam Chowder
# Crab Soup

Progresso
(Pillsbury)
# Tomato Basil
# Chicken Noodle
# Chicken & Wild Rice
# Chicken Barley
# Lentil
# New England Clam Chowder
# Zesty Herb Tomato
# Roasted Chicken with Rotini
# Fat Free Minestrone
# Fat Free Chicken Noodle
# Fat Free Lentil
# Fat Free Roast Chicken 

  • Tomatoes and tomato sauces 
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS


Del Monte
# (Nabisco/Phillip Morris) Tomato Sauce

Five Brothers Pasta Sauces
(Lipton/Unilever)
# Summer Vegetable
# Five Cheese
# Roasted Garlic & Onion
# Tomato & Basil

Healthy Choice Pasta Sauces
(ConAgra)
# Traditional
# Garlic & Herb
# Sun-Dried Tomato & Herb

Hunts
(ConAgra)
# Traditional Spaghetti Sauce
# Four Cheese Spaghetti Sauce
# Tomato Sauce
# Tomato Paste

Prego Pasta Sauces
(Campbells)
# Tomato, Basil & Garlic
# Fresh Mushroom
# Ricotta Parmesan
# Meat Flavored
# Roasted Garlic & Herb
# Three Cheese
# Mini-Meatball
# Chicken with Parmesan

Ragu Sauces (Lipton/Unilever)
# Old World Traditional
# Old World with Meat
# Old World Marinara
# Old World with Mushrooms
# Ragu Robusto Parmesan & Romano
# Ragu Robusto Roasted Garlic
# Ragu Robusto Sweet Italian Sausage
# Ragu Robusto Six Cheese
# Ragu Robusto Tomato, Olive Oil & Garlic
# Ragu Robusto Classic Italian Meat
# Chunky Garden Style Super Garlic
# Chunky Garden Style Garden Combo
# Chunky Garden Style Tomato, Garlic & Onion
# Chunky Garden Style Tomato, Basil & Italian Cheese
# Pizza Quick Traditional

Food Companies Using Monsanto Owned GMO Seeds

Here is the list of food Companies using Monsanto Owned GMO seeds in their products:
Aunt Jemima
Quaker
Betty Crocker
General Mills
Bisquick
Duncan Hines
Hungry Jack
Jiffy
Ms. Butterworths
Peppridge farms
Campbells
Aurora Foods
Kraft/Phillip Morris
Post cereals
Hershey’s Nestle
Carnation
Holsum
Interstate bakeries
Best foods
Knorr
Kellogs
Nature Valley
Nabisco
Pillsbury
Heinz
Hellmans
Hunts
KC Masterpiece
Frito-lay/Pepsi
Delicious brand cookies
Famous Amos
Keebler/Flowers Industries
Banquet
Green Giant
Healthy Choice
ConAgra
Kid Cuisine
Stouffers
Lean Cuisine
Marie Callenders
Ore-ida
Smart ones
Power Bar Brand
Chef Boyardee
Hormel
Loma Linda
Morningstar
Lipton
Unilever
Uncle Ben’s
Rice-a-roni/Pasta-roni
Tombstone Pizza
Totinos
Orville Redenbacher
Pop Secret
Pringles
Procter and Gamble
Coca Cola
Minute Made
Pepsi
Cadbury/Sweppes
Capri-sun
Cool-aid
Ocean Spray
V-8
Prego Pasta Sauce
Ragu sauce

7 Foods You Should Never Eat

Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals--and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health. 

Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and sold with minimal processing. Often they're organic, and rarely (if ever) should they contain additives. But in some cases, the methods of today's food producers are neither clean nor sustainable. The result is damage to our health, the environment, or both. So we decided to take a fresh look at food through the eyes of the people who spend their lives uncovering what's safe--or not--to eat. We asked them a simple question: "What foods do you avoid?" Their answers don't necessarily make up a "banned foods" list. But reaching for the suggested alternatives might bring you better health--and peace of mind.

1. The Endocrinologist Won't Eat: Canned TomatoesFredrick Vom Saal, is an endocrinologist at the University of Missouri who studies bisphenol-A.

The problem: The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Unfortunately, acidity (a prominent characteristic of tomatoes) causes BPA to leach into your food. Studies show that the BPA in most people's body exceeds the amount that suppresses sperm production or causes chromosomal damage to the eggs of animals. "You can get 50 mcg of BPA per liter out of a tomato can, and that's a level that is going to impact people, particularly the young," says vom Saal. "I won't go near canned tomatoes."

The solution: Choose tomatoes in glass bottles (which do not need resin linings), such as the brands Bionaturae and Coluccio. You can also get several types in Tetra Pak boxes, like Trader Joe's and Pomi.

Budget tip: If your recipe allows, substitute bottled pasta sauce for canned tomatoes. Look for pasta sauces with low sodium and few added ingredients, or you may have to adjust the recipe.

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2. The Farmer Won't Eat: Corn-Fed BeefJoel Salatin is co-owner of Polyface Farms and author of half a dozen books on sustainable farming.

The problem: Cattle evolved to eat grass, not grains. But farmers today feed their animals corn and soybeans, which fatten up the animals faster for slaughter. But more money for cattle farmers (and lower prices at the grocery store) means a lot less nutrition for us. A recent comprehensive study conducted by the USDA and researchers from Clemson University found that compared with corn-fed beef, grass-fed beef is higher in beta-carotene, vitamin E, omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), calcium, magnesium, and potassium; lower in inflammatory omega-6s; and lower in saturated fats that have been linked to heart disease. "We need to respect the fact that cows are herbivores, and that does not mean feeding them corn and chicken manure," says Salatin.

The solution: Buy grass-fed beef, which can be found at specialty grocers, farmers' markets, and nationally at Whole Foods. It's usually labeled because it demands a premium, but if you don't see it, ask your butcher.

Budget tip: Cuts on the bone are cheaper because processors charge extra for deboning. You can also buy direct from a local farmer, which can be as cheap as $5 per pound. To find a farmer near you, search eatwild.com.

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3. The Toxicologist Won't Eat: Microwave PopcornOlga Naidenko, is a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group.

The problem:
Chemicals, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), in the lining of the bag, are part of a class of compounds that may be linked to infertility in humans, according to a recent study from UCLA. In animal testing, the chemicals cause liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancer. Studies show that microwaving causes the chemicals to vaporize--and migrate into your popcorn. "They stay in your body for years and accumulate there," says Naidenko, which is why researchers worry that levels in humans could approach the amounts causing cancers in laboratory animals. DuPont and other manufacturers have promised to phase out PFOA by 2015 under a voluntary EPA plan, but millions of bags of popcorn will be sold between now and then.

The solution: Pop natural kernels the old-fashioned way: in a skillet. For flavorings, you can add real butter or dried seasonings, such as dillweed, vegetable flakes, or soup mix.

Budget tip: Popping your own popcorn is dirt cheap

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4. The Farm Director Won't Eat: Nonorganic Potatoes
Jeffrey Moyer is the chair of the National Organic Standards Board.

The problem:
Root vegetables absorb herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides that wind up in soil. In the case of potatoes--the nation's most popular vegetable--they're treated with fungicides during the growing season, then sprayed with herbicides to kill off the fibrous vines before harvesting. After they're dug up, the potatoes are treated yet again to prevent them from sprouting. "Try this experiment: Buy a conventional potato in a store, and try to get it to sprout. It won't," says Moyer, who is also farm director of the Rodale Institute (also owned by Rodale Inc., the publisher of Prevention). "I've talked with potato growers who say point-blank they would never eat the potatoes they sell. They have separate plots where they grow potatoes for themselves without all the chemicals."

The solution:
Buy organic potatoes. Washing isn't good enough if you're trying to remove chemicals that have been absorbed into the flesh.

Budget tip: Organic potatoes are only $1 to $2 a pound, slightly more expensive than conventional spuds.

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5. The Fisheries Expert Won't Eat: Farmed SalmonDr. David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, published a major study in the journal Science on contamination in fish.

The problem: Nature didn't intend for salmon to be crammed into pens and fed soy, poultry litter, and hydrolyzed chicken feathers. As a result, farmed salmon is lower in vitamin D and higher in contaminants, including carcinogens, PCBs, brominated flame retardants, and pesticides such as dioxin and DDT. According to Carpenter, the most contaminated fish come from Northern Europe, which can be found on American menus. "You could eat one of these salmon dinners every 5 months without increasing your risk of cancer," says Carpenter, whose 2004 fish contamination study got broad media attention. "It's that bad." Preliminary science has also linked DDT to diabetes and obesity, but some nutritionists believe the benefits of omega-3s outweigh the risks. There is also concern about the high level of antibiotics and pesticides used to treat these fish. When you eat farmed salmon, you get dosed with the same drugs and chemicals.

The solution: Switch to wild-caught Alaska salmon. If the package says fresh Atlantic, it's farmed. There are no commercial fisheries left for wild Atlantic salmon.

Budget tip:
Canned salmon, almost exclusively from wild catch, can be found for as little as $3 a can.

6. The Cancer Researcher Won't Drink: Milk Produced With Artificial HormonesRick North is project director of the Campaign for Safe Food at the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and former CEO of the Oregon division of the American Cancer Society.

The problem:
Milk producers treat their dairy cattle with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST, as it is also known) to boost milk production. But rBGH also increases udder infections and even pus in the milk. It also leads to higher levels of a hormone called insulin-like growth factor in milk. In people, high levels of IGF-1 may contribute to breast, prostate, and colon cancers. "When the government approved rBGH, it was thought that IGF-1 from milk would be broken down in the human digestive tract," says North. As it turns out, the casein in milk protects most of it, according to several independent studies. "There's not 100 percent proof that this is increasing cancer in humans," admits North. "However, it's banned in most industrialized countries."

The solution: Check labels for rBGH-free, rBST-free, produced without artificial hormones, or organic milk. These phrases indicate rBGH-free products.

Budget tip: Try Wal-Mart's Great Value label, which does not use rBGH.

7. The Organic-Foods Expert Won't Eat: Conventional ApplesMark Kastel, a former executive for agribusiness, is co-director of the Cornucopia Institute, a farm-policy research group that supports organic foods.

The problem: If fall fruits held a "most doused in pesticides contest," apples would win. Why? They are individually grafted (descended from a single tree) so that each variety maintains its distinctive flavor. As such, apples don't develop resistance to pests and are sprayed frequently. The industry maintains that these residues are not harmful. But Kastel counters that it's just common sense to minimize exposure by avoiding the most doused produce, like apples. "Farm workers have higher rates of many cancers," he says. And increasing numbers of studies are starting to link a higher body burden of pesticides (from all sources) with Parkinson's disease.

The solution: Buy organic apples.

Budget tip: If you can't afford organic, be sure to wash and peel them. But Kastel personally refuses to compromise. "I would rather see the trade-off being that I don't buy that expensive electronic gadget," he says. "Just a few of these decisions will accommodate an organic diet for a family."

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/12/01/7-foods-should-never-eat/#ixzz21TtcNyBO