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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Are you Roundup Ready?

Apparently it might not matter.  According to today’s article on Grist by Tom Philpott, the USDA is moving towards allowing Monsanto to do its own testing on GMO’S.

The Toxicity of Sugar

The notion of eating too much sugar is not new.  However, in this recent NY Times article, Dr. Robert Lustig (a neuroendocrinologist)   explains very explicitly how the body processes the different kinds of sugar found in whole versus processed foods and how this impacts our health.  It’s set off a heated debate amongst sugar […]

Ban it Yourself: A BPA Cleanse

Thanks to the chemical industry’s lobbying efforts, the US government has not banned BPA, a hormone-disrupting chemical that has been linked to myriad health problems, including birth defects, autism and reproductive issues. BPA has been known to be estrogenic since the mid 1930s. BPA is banned in Canada and the EU. The Breast Cancer Fund […]

About those food dyes

“Many of the artificial colorings used today were approved by the F.D.A. in 1931, including Blue No. 1, Yellow No. 5 and Red No. 3. Artificial dyes were developed — just as aspirin was — from coal tar, but are now made from petroleum products. In the 1970s, Dr. Benjamin Feingold, a pediatric allergist from […]