Sunday, June 17, 2012


Idiot CycleThe Idiot Cycle: This documentary film follows the world's largest chemical producers: Dow Chemical, BASF, Bayer, Dupont, Astrazeneca and Monsanto and how these chemical companies, who manufacture and emit cancer causing chemical substances, also develop, produce and invest in cancer treatments, the most profitable disease on the planet. the trailer

Meat Glue: Move over Pink Slime - the meat industry has a new favorite go-to substance they want to secretly throw onto the plates of Americans. What is it - and how are corporate front groups trying to hide its use from the American public? video

Gutless Legislators: Diana Reeves was furious when her state legislators caved into threats by Monsanto to sue the state of Connecticut if it passed a GMO labeling law. Lawmakers effectively told Connecticut's voters, who had clearly expressed overwhelming support for GMO labeling, "oh well." Unlike her gutless state legislators who rolled over, Reeves is determined to keep the fight for transparency in GMO ingredients alive. .

California Right to Know Wins 1st Battle: The Secretary of State announced that the California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act qualified to be on the November 6 ballot. We've done it, folks! Against all odds we got on the ballot and now, against all odds, we are going to win in November. Why? Because over 90% of us want our foods labeled.

Hawaii Under Assault: For over 20 years, Hawai'i has been the global center for the open-field testing of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's), including pharmaceutical crops. Over 5,000 experimental tests have been conducted by Monsanto, Dow, Dupont/Pioneer, Syngenta and BASF that spray chemicals on an almost daily basis on our most valuable lands. They are supported by tax-breaks, and beneficial relationships with landowners, regulators and politicians.

Fluoridation RacketThe Fluoride Racket: In this video, Christopher Bryson, an award-winning journalist and former producer at the BBC, discusses the findings of his new book The Fluoride Deception. “Bryson marshals an impressive amount of research to demonstrate fluoride’s harmfulness, the ties between leading fluoride researchers and the corporations who funded and benefited from their research, and what he says is the duplicity with which fluoridation was sold to the people." Watch the video.

Enjoy Your Agent Orange Corn: 2,4-D was half the formula of Agent Orange, the infamous defoliant used in the Vietnam War that killed thousands of Vietnamese civilians and American soldiers, and remains a source of birth defects and cancer these many years later. 2,4-D remains in use on U.S. farms today. In April, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council to ban the herbicide. The group cited various studies showing that exposure to 2,4-D could cause cancer, hormone disruption, genetic mutations and neurotoxicity. Take action.

Join Michael Pollan and Organic Leaders: In frustration over the 2012 Farm Bill, Organic Consumers Association director Ronnie Cummins has joined more than 70 of the nation's food and health leaders to send an open letter to Members of Congress this week, criticizing the bill's plan to give billions of taxpayer dollars in subsidies to corporate mega-farms while slashing food stamps and neglecting healthy food programs.

FDA Checks Dictionary on Corn Syrup vs Sugar: U.S. food and beverage makers who add high-fructose corn syrup to soda, breakfast cereal and other items will not be able to label it "corn sugar," under a decision by federal officials that frustrated corn processors but won praise from the sugar industry and some health advocates. Both sides say they have consumers' interests at heart and are trying to minimize confusion about the term "sugar." The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which decides what goes on food labels, has ruled against the corn groups. The agency said calling high-fructose corn syrup "sugar" would mislead people - and could harm them.

Brian Halweil TED TalksBrian Halweil TALKS! Brian Halweil, publisher of "Edible Manhattan," discusses the problems with the global food system and the solutions he's found cropping up everywhere Watch the video.

Starving Cancer: William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.

Farmers' Markets & Disease Prevention: An update from Dr. William Li, President of the Angiogenesis Foundation. Since his February 2010 TED Talk about fighting cancer by eating healthy, Dr. Li has been studying exactly which foods help most.

Cut Poison Burn: is a controversial, eye opening, and sometimes heartbreaking documentary that puts the business of cancer treatment under the microscope. Follow the frustrating journeys of critically ill cancer patients as they try to navigate the confusing and dangerous maze of treatment and encounter formidable obstacles in the “cancer industrial complex.” A compelling critique of the influence of medical monopolies, the power of pharmaceutical companies and government agencies, Cut Poison Burn is essential viewing for anyone and everyone touched by cancer. Watch the trailer.

The Dirty Dozen: The Shopper's Guide to Pesticide in Produce will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce. The list includes Apples, Celery...see full list.

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