Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween? Stock Up On UNREAL Candy

The morning after a night of trick-or-treating, Nicky woke up to find that his dad had confiscated most of candy. Angry, Nicky set out to do some research and prove to his dad that candy isn’t so bad for you. Nicky knew, of course, that candy wasn’t good for you, but he didn’t know just how bad most candy is. Nicky learned that the worst parts of candy, stuff like partially hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors, chemical preservatives and loads of sugar (“the junk”) aren’t there to make it taste better. They’re there to make candy cheaper to produce and last longer on shelves.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Cancer Now the Leading Cause of Childhood Death in the U.S.

Via Robyn O'Brien at "Inspired Bites":

     Cancer is now the leading cause of death for U.S. children, according to a recent report from the American Cancer Institute. It hasn’t made a lot of headlines, maybe it got lost in the news about government shutdowns, but according to ABC News:
“Cancer is the leading cause of childhood death in the United States, with 13,500 new diagnoses each year according to the American Cancer Institute. One out of every 300 boys and one out of every 333 girls will develop cancer before their 20th birthday, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology.”

     I have always had to qualify pediatric cancer, saying that cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in American children, because up until now, accidents took more children’s lives in the United States.
     Not anymore. Cancer is now claiming more lives. And while our kids may only represent 30% of the population, they are 100% of our future.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

GMO Labeling: Your 'Right to Know' Is Not a Courtesy, It's Because GMOs Are Demonstrably Dangerous

    As Jon Rapport points out at No More Fake News, the "niceness" factor is what doomed Prop 37 here in California and could endanger Prop 522 in Washington state.
     “We believe that we have a right to know what’s in our food,” said Elizabeth Larter, the Seattle-based communications director for the Yes on 522 campaign. “This campaign is not about whether GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are good or bad; this is really just providing more information for consumers.”
     Really. This is just about “providing more information.”
     Good and bad are irrelevant.
     If so, then why should consumers care whether the food they buy and eat is labeled? 
Keep reading...and watch the powerful brief video.