Public Health Alert: We Must Stop Agent Orange Corn From Entering Our Food Supply

The Traditional Grocery Store Just May Die if We Allow the Government to Approve Agent Orange Corn

Corn and its derivatives (i.e., part of a food processing chemical) is extensive throughout the traditional grocery store offerings.  For example, 14% of the food products in Walmart just contain one corn product, high fructose corn syrup.  Already 88% of the corn in your grocery store is genetically modified. This GM corn, which is not only made Round-up resistant, but has a natural insecticide added inside the seed, called BT, is linked to an array of health issues and conditions affecting our immune system, i.e., allergies, leaky gut syndrome, cancer and an array of other conditions.

When I was growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s (yes, I am “dating” myself) a child or schoolmate having a food allergy was unheard of.  I can only remember one person who had a peanut allergy.

The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as of 2008 estimated that as many as 15 million Americans, including approximately 6 million children, have food allergies.  They believe that the actual number of food related allergies are underdiagnosed.

If you are concerned about Monsanto’s Round-up/BT GMO corn being linked to increased allergies, just wait until Dow Chemical’s “agent orange corn” starts infiltrating the food processing system.

Because Mother Nature has adapted to Round-up with superweeds that are taller than humans  (despite more and more herbicides being doused into the soil), just wait until the more powerful herbicides with Agent Orange infiltrate our environment and food supply.

The public has been fighting the USDA and the FDA on this issue for more than 2 years.  We can’t give up this fight unless we want the traditional grocery store, which is very ill, finally destroyed as a reliable, safe place for purchasing our products.

Now it looks like the USDA is going to green-light Dow’s “Agent Orange” corn and soybeans.

The time for petitioning has been extended until March 11th.  Please read the petition and consider signing it.

If this filters in look for an implosion of food allergies, chronic disease, cancer, etc.  Already over 2 million people are now allergic to corn alone.

If they keep on, those who value having good, healthy foods and selectively shop at supermarkets in trying to avoid the risk of the “agent orange” fallout, will be displaced to growing their own food, adopting aquaponics (not cheap), finding organic and non-gmo farms, etc., which is time consuming and more complicated for those residing in large urban areas.

Two years ago I did research on Dow Chemical, its legacy and the controversial “Agent Orange” corn.  What I wrote then is relevant today.  I ask that you consider it.

Dow Agent Orange Corn and Its Threat to Humanity

No-Name Attorney

(February, 2102)

 

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

Benjamin Franklin, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Introduction

Before talking to about the quality of our lives, our children’s lives and future generations’ well-being at risk by Dow Chemical wanting to introduce “Agent Orange” corn into our food supply, I want you share some history and the power of the American people.

Probably my favorite American statesman in history was Benjamin Franklin. He had such brilliance in science, history, politics, newspaper editor, and even wisdom.  He was far from a perfect person, with a special penchant towards sexual escapades, as it is said he had over 106 illegitimate children.  Despite his personal failures, he did have some great wisdom for the Colonies, or the newly formed United States of America.   His Poor Richard’s Almanac was famous for its wise and clever sayings to his countryman.

Ben is right on this one: together is better than separate. When people join together for a good cause or purpose, they’re much more powerful, almost creating an energy force greater than the sum. When we do our individual act, the “lone wolf” thing, we’re much easier to suppress and silence.

There is tremendous power in numbers, even when any “control” group tries to manipulate us. We allow others to control us many times by telling us that we can’t do things, we don’t have the power, etc. Think of the child that is browbeaten by a negative parent.  Does that child grow up in essence being tied up in an invisible straight jacket? And what happens when that child wants out of that straight jacket, wants to be set “free” of the “mental” bondage?

He soars!

We, Americans (and the rest of the world who will eventually be negatively impacted), need to soar.  Big corporate Dow (Chemical) agra is seeking permission from the FDA to create their version of GMO (genetically modified organisms) or GE (genetically engineered) corn. I hate to say it but it seems that this version of corn will be even more dangerous than Monsanto’s BT corn !! (Monsanto inserts glyphosate-Roundup-and Bacillus thuringiensis toxins into the seeds to make them purportedly more resistant to weeds, insects worms and pests.)

Here Comes Agent Orange” Corn Unless We Rise Up

Agent Orange was manufactured by Monsanto and Dow Chemical.

Do you remember the Agent Orange of Vietnam that poisoned the Vietnamese, Laotians, Cambodians and our soldiers?

According to Stars and Stripes (August 11, 2011) the devastation to our Vietnam veterans is growing with claims of over 84,000 for heart disease and B-Cell leukemia.  Another 74,000 claims were pending for “presumptive” Agent Orange conditions.

Even the Veteran’s Administration acknowledges (http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/index.asp) that vets exposed to Agent Orange are at risk for certain cancers and diseases from their exposure, including:

  • AL Amyloidosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chronic B-cell Leukemias
  • Chloracne (or similar acneform disease)
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Acute and Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Respiratory Cancers (including lung cancer)
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or mesothelioma)

Unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.  This toxin, like other toxins, changes the DNA of a person exposed.  This means that the “created” genetic breakdowns get passed on from generation to generation.  The VA acknowledges that Vietnam veterans’ children with congenital deformities and conditions came from their parent’s exposure, i.e., spinal bifida occulta.

For the Vietnamese, they have even a more tragic experience (if our soldiers’ experience was not enough).

By 1971 over 19,000,000 gallons of Agent Orange and other combined toxic herbicides were dumped in Vietnam, mainly in the middle region of the country.  These people are suffering from cancers, neurological conditions and birth defects some 40+ years later.

Today Vietnam has among the highest number of birth defects per capital in the world.”

Many babies are stillborn with serious malformations.  Look at this picture taken by STR New/Reuters and published by Time magazine on December 19, 2009

Agent orange deformed babies

From Time Magazine, December 19, 2009

Here are some photos of children who survived the birthing process, which should strike anyone’s conscience, are “mild” (yet considerable birth defects) compared to the Reuters/Time photo and the video footage I have seen on YouTube.

What the Vietnam experience shows is Agent Orange, and its dioxin, gets into the soil, the water, the fish, etc. and it seems to have a life of its own After 40 years it is still going strong.  In one of the reference videos below a Vietnamese scientist says he expects it will still be there for at least 100 years.

We already have issues with Roundup, where it is used, contaminating soil, lakes, drinking water supplies, etc.

Can you imagine what it will be like if this Dow GMO Agent Orange Corn gets approved and teams up with the Monsanto BT GMO corn? Independent of the health risks when we eat it (as with our experience with antibiotics) over time, resistance develops and so more of the herbicide will be required. Its a damaging, vicious, poisonous circle.

What Can I Do?

We have to get engaged. We need to sign petitions against Dow’s Agent Orange Corn seeking FDA approval.  The cut-off is February 27th for signing the petition.  After signing the petition, call at least 10 people and tell them that you are sending them information that might interest them. Forward to as many people you personally know the petition link, this email or write your own email.  You want them to be looking for it in case it ends up in the junk or spam folder. Encourage them to call and forward to 10 or more people. That’s the first step.

The Institute for Responsible Technology has a good petition drafted. I’ve already signed it. Here’s the link:

http://action.responsibletechnology.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9142

If you receive this after February 27th, 2012, then I still encourage you to voice your concern to the FDA’s Biotechnology Division (http://www.fda.gov/Food/Biotechnology/default.htm).  On their page they list the following contact information:

 Phone: (240)-402-1200

Fax: (301)-436-973

premarkt@fda.hhs/gov

Office of Food Additive Safety

 Additional Contact Information

 CFSAN

5100 Paint Branch Parkway

College Park, MD 20740-3835

 

Things like this happening (or being attempted) is why you need to know the source of your food.  Try to buy only organic and non-GMO foods. Grocery stores will not voluntarily label produce or cans that have GMO ingredients.  (If they did that I suspect the food would not sell or sales would be decreased.)

Grow your own garden.

Buy locally from farmers or farmers markets. Just because a vendor is selling at a farmers market does not mean you are safe from GMO produce.  (At my local farmers market all the vendors did not have organic produce. I do not have this option.)

Stay connected to internet websites that report on GMOs.  Some excellent sites are:

 www.responsibletechnology.org

www.naturalnews.com

www.greenmedinfo.com

Tell friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances about GMOs and their risks to our health and our environment.

These agra bio-tech companies are increasing their GMO activities, research and intensities.  This means you have to stay current and engaged.

Remember, companies like Monsanto, Dow Chemical want you to sit on the sidelines and not get involved.  Ask yourself:  Are you willing to give these companies in essence de facto control over you and your family’s lives?

 

Additional Video References and Resources:

Vietnam 35 Years Later:  Agent Orange.  (CBS5 Anchor).  (5 min. 1 sec.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkbnFfldsOc&context=C3e8a5e7ADOEg sToPDskLwMeYqKyrHCizm-Z9POO5n.

Vietnam Soldiers Still Suffer From Agent Orange.  (CBS5 Anchor) (4 min. 50 sec.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65KFpyxK0Ho&feature=context&context=C3e8a5e7ADOEgsToPDskLwMeYqKyrHCizm-Z9POO5n.

In Vietnam, 30 Years After the War, Agent Orange. (France 24 Reporters) (11 min. 8 sec.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCqok_UvwY0.

 

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Thrive Life Prices & Pricing Levels: How to Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods

Thrive Life Prices & Pricing Levels

 

You have 18 fruit choices when you save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods.

Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods Today!

You save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods. Not only will you minimize the impact of food inflation through food storage, eliminating waste and lowering your monthly grocery expenses (see “Cheaper than the Grocery Store”) but you’ll be giving yourself healthy food for your body. Because it offers GMO free, MSG free, aspartame free, rBGH and rbst (animal hormone) free foods, you can use the foods you eat to help build up your immune system or lessen your allergies. When shopping always use our Allergens Chart which identifies potential allergens or reactives that might be relevant to you (i.e., gluten, wheat, soy, etc.)

Thrive is Premium, Healthy Freeze Dried Food.

After battling multiple health issues (see “About Me”) and seeking GMO free (genetically modified organisms) foods for groceries and food storage, I came across Thrive as a solution to my food and nutrition needs. It helps protect and build my immune system and reduce allergies. There’s a growing body of medical research that GMOs, MSG, “hidden MSG”, and aspartame may be adversely affecting our health (see “Healthier than the Grocery Store”). GMOs have been linked to altering DNA, increasing allergies and adversing affecting our immune system. Studies of rats eating a GMO diet showed a variety of adverse effects on them, including, but not limited to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, infertility, organ failure, etc. MSG and aspartame have also been negatively linked to the same or similar adverse health effects (see Allergens & Reactives”).

With Thrive Foods you have a healthy alternative that saves you money!

Thrive foods are the best quality at the lowest price. Shelf Reliance guarantees you get the lowest food prices working with an independent consultant. They have 4 pricing levels on their freeze dried food:

Retail (You go to the Thrive Life [formerly Shelf Reliance] website and purchase through the company directly. The black bar across the page identifying the consultant is not present.)

Web Store -Home Party Price (You purchase off a consultant’s web store or through one of their parties. You see a black bar across the page identifying the consultant’s name. (This store is identified as “survive-thrive.us” on the black bar.) Savings approximately 5 to 15%.

Q Club (This is their frequent buyer program, where you agree to purchase a minimum amount, i.e., $100, per month. Savings approximately 10 to 25%.)

Unadvertised Specials (These are periodic specials, heavily discounted, i.e., up to 45% off, that the independent consultant emails you the pending specials. These specials are not publicly posted in the web store. They are password protected. To receive them you must give the independent consultant your email address per corporate policy. Once I have your email address I will email you the password.)

If you are interested in deep discounts, would like to see the unadvertised specials, then view my page on How to Get DEEP Discounts: Become Our Customer.

As an attorney (see “About Me” tab) I have a special sensitivity to privacy and confidentiality issues. Your information is kept private and is not shared. I only send out emails with the monthly sale specials, unadvertised specials and new products added which is usually once a month. I also will share once a month food supply, health articles or videos you might want to read on GMOs, food additives and how they adversely impact our health. Many of you are like me trying to purify our food supplies and eat healthy. It can be done.

Knowledge is power!

Explore this website. It contains a condensed summary of facts (with links to reputable third party sources) about issues going on with our food supply that are causing a broad range of health issues. Even if you don’t purchase anything from my store, I encourage you to share this site with others. We need to learn more about what makes us healthier and how to avoid illness. When you look at the scientific data and research, excessive calorie consumption is not the real poster child. Learn why and you’ll get healthier!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at thrive@northstate.net. Isn’t now the time for you to save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods?

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

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Why is it important to become our customer so you can get Deep Discounts on Thrive Foods?

Political Cartoon Captures What We're Facing in 2013

Political Cartoon Captures What We’re Facing in 2013

With food inflation setting to soar in 2016, saving money on your grocery bill is important.  I’ve seen figures reported groceries used to make up 6% of our monthly budget.  As of 2013 Max Keiser, an economic journalist, reported in the U.S. groceries rose on average to 16% of a family’s monthly income.

Two ways that you can significantly lower your grocery bill while simultaneously eating better food than is offered at the traditional grocery store (i.e., non-gmo, no msg, no hidden msg, no aspartame), is using Thrive’s Unadvertised Specials and the Q Club.

Since unadvertised specials, which can save up to 45% off of the retail price, are NOT published on the Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) website, then to receive these you must have a relationship with a Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) Consultant.  The consultant sends these to you via email, newsletter and/or has them on their website password protected.  These are the distribution requirements by Thrive Life corporate office.

How Survive-Thrive.Us Distributes Unadvertised Specials to Potential Customers:

1.    We require all customers or potential customers to sign up for our Email Newsletter.  Each month around the 2nd to the 5th day, we send out our newsletter.

2.    Within the newsletter there will be a link to the current unadvertised specials.  All unadvertised specials are subject to being discontinued at any time.

3.    Since unadvertised specials fluctuate how often that they are updated and to keep down the number of emails sent, we also post on the website, password protected, a copy of the current unadvertised specials.  So before purchasing you should check on the website to see if it has been updated.

4.    The website copy is password protected.  All customers are given the password.  It is subject to being periodically changed for security reasons.  If a customer loses or forgets the password, then please email me at thrive@northstate.net and I will resend the current password.

5.      Your information is not shared or sold by me.  Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) likewise does not share or sell your information.

Who Can Join Our Email Newsletter:

1.    Anyone who is not already signed up for the Q Club under a consultant.  (Exception:  Those who are a Q Club customer of a Survive-Thrive.Us ministry team member are allowed to sign up to the newsletter.  Write me first at thrive@northstate.net giving me your name so I can verify whether your consultant is on the Survive-Thrive.Us ministry team.)

2.    If you have purchased from another consultant, but are not enrolled as a Q Club customer, and you feel that the Survive-Thrive.Us ministry better meets your needs, then you will receive the newsletter if you decide to become our customer.  This means that you:

a.    Notify the consultant that you want to be taken off of their email list, newsletter, etc.

b.    Agree that the Survive-Thrive.Us newsletter and other communications are proprietary and will not share them with a non-ministry consultant.  We go to great lengths to minimize any potential conflict of interest and mitigate any risks of inadvertent copyright violations for the benefit of everyone.

c.    Should you decide at some point that you wish to discontinue being a Survive-Thrive.Us ministry customer, then you notify us in writing to take you off all communication lists.  We will quickly comply with your wishes.

 When You Become Our Customer, Then You Give Us Permission:

1.    Send you our newsletter, special sales or important food news.

You will be added to our email database hosted currently by Constant Contact.

We are conservative in sending out emails and other communications.  We realize it is a privilege and respect the trust you have given.

2.    Add your name to our Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) customer database.  This will create your login ID and issue a temporary password so you can shop at your convenience.

3.    Enroll you automatically (as long as you are an active customer) in periodical contests and giveaways.

4.    Verify with Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) that you qualify to be a customer and eligible to receive our Email Newsletter, contests and giveaway prizes.

5.    Verify with Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) your consultant history so that if you have been associated with a Survive-Thrive ministry team consultant your account stays with them. 

Survive-Thrive.Us and its ministry team members have a team approach and work closely together on many projects.  We have an agreement we do not take customers from each other.  Therefore, when we are entering your customer information into the Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) database, if you are already in the database, then we will need to take steps not to break our agreement. 

Please note if you are associated with a ministry team consultant you are eligible to join this website’s newsletter.

 Who Is Not Eligible to Become a Customer or Join Our Email Newsletter:

1.    A Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) Consultant who is not a member of the Survive-Thrive.Us ministry team.

2.    A family member of a Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) Consultant who is not a member of the Survive-Thrive.Us ministry team.

3.    An individual who resides in the household of a Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) Consultant who is not a member of the Survive-Thrive.Us ministry team.

4.    An individual who has a Q Club account with a Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) Consultant who is not a member of the Survive-Thrive.Us ministry team.

If you have any questions about any of the above policies, then please send me an email at thrive@northstate.net.  If you are uncertain as to whether you are associated with another consultant, or whether you have a Q Club account, then write me.  I will research the matter and share with you the results.

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Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods

You have 17 fruit choices when you save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods.

Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods Today!

You save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods. Not only will you minimize the impact of food inflation through food storage, eliminating waste and lowering your monthly grocery expenses (see “Cheaper than the Grocery Store”) but you’ll be giving yourself healthy food for your body. Because it offers GMO free, MSG free, aspartame free, rBGH and rbst (animal hormone) free foods, you can use the foods you eat to help build up your immune system or lessen your allergies. When shopping always use our Thrive Product Details Chart  which identifies potential allergens or reactives that might be relevant to you (i.e., gluten, wheat, soy, etc.)

Thrive Freeze Dried Food is Premium, Healthy food.

After battling multiple health issues (see “About Me”) and seeking GMO free (genetically modified organisms) foods for groceries and food storage, I came across Thrive as a solution to my food and nutrition needs. It helps protect and build my immune system and reduce allergies. There’s a growing body of medical research that GMOs, MSG, “hidden MSG”, and aspartame may be adversely affecting our health (see “Healthier than the Grocery Store”). GMOs have been linked to altering DNA, increasing allergies and adversely affecting our immune system. Studies of rats eating a GMO diet showed a variety of adverse effects on them, including, but not limited to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, infertility, organ failure, etc.  MSG and aspartame have also been negatively linked to the same or similar adverse health effects (see Allergens & Reactives”).

With Thrive Freeze Dried Foods you have a healthy alternative that saves you money!

Thrive foods are the best quality at the lowest price. Thrive Life guarantees you get the lowest food prices working with an independent consultant. They have 4 pricing levels on their freeze dried food:

Retail (You go to the Thrive Life [formerly Shelf Reliance] website and purchase through the company directly. The black bar across the page identifying the consultant is not present.)

Web Store -Home Party Price (You purchase off a consultant’s web store or through one of their parties. You see a black bar across the page identifying the consultant’s name. (This store is identified as “survive-thrive.us” on the green bar.) Savings approximately 5 to 15%.

Q Club (This is their frequent buyer program, where you agree to purchase a minimum amount, i.e., $100, per month. Savings approximately 10 to 25%.)

Unadvertised Specials (These are periodic specials, heavily discounted, i.e., up to 45% off, that the independent consultant emails you the pending specials. These specials are not publicly posted in the web store. They are distributed to customers who subscribe to my newsletter. To receive them you must give the independent consultant your email address per corporate policy.)

If you are interested in deep discounts, would like to see the unadvertised specials, then view my page on How to Get DEEP Discounts: Become Our Customer.

As an attorney (see “About Me” tab) I have a special sensitivity to privacy and confidentiality issues. Your information is kept private and is not shared. I only send out emails with the monthly sale specials, unadvertised specials and new products added which is usually once a month. I also will share once a month food supply, health articles or videos you might want to read on GMOs, food additives and how they adversely impact our health. Many of you are like me trying to purify our food supplies and eat healthy. It can be done.

Knowledge is power!

Explore this website. It contains a condensed summary of facts (with links to reputable third party sources) about issues going on with our food supply that are causing a broad range of health issues. Even if you don’t purchase anything from my store, I encourage you to share this site with others. We need to learn more about what makes us healthier and how to avoid illness. When you look at the scientific data and research, excessive calorie consumption is not the real poster child. Learn why and you’ll get healthier!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at thrive@northstate.net. Isn’t now the time for you to save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods?

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

Click here to go to my Thrive Life/Shelf Reliance store:

Save Up to 55% on Freeze Dried Food

 

Allergens & Reactives

Food Allergens & Reactives: 

Are They Disruptive To Our Immune System?

 

Too many Americans suffer from food allergies, whether from known or unknown issues.  Allergies are one of the ways our body lets us know that our immune system is NOT functioning as it should.

Independent of this,  over 80% of the food we buy in grocery stores contains one or more GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients.  Many long term food storage companies likewise use GMOs.

How many long term food storage companies are willing to put in writing that they are selling you non-GMO or organic food?

Ask yourself:

Do you consider food  “gourmet” or “premium” if one or more of a meal’s ingredients came from seeds which are genetically modified by having different organisms inserted into the seed so it could be more resistant to a pesticide, such as Roundup? 

Do you think that foods grown from those seeds are exposed to more pesticides by all the spraying of the farm fields? 

Or what if those seeds were injected with a natural bug and worm killer, such as BT, to make corn crops more resistant to pests? 

Do you consider foods grown with such corporate farming techniques “gourmet” or “premium” if some of the ingredients could potentially affect our DNA or our immune system?

Thrive Life puts in writing which of its food items are GMO free and Gluten Free.   (Click here for Thrive Allergen Report)  They want their customers to get the healthiest food possible.  They identify potential allergens so you can make informed choices.  A part of that commitment publicly they made the commitment in 2014 that new products introduced would not have any GMOs, even those which are “processed” and not whole food items.

The concerns about methods used in corporate farming go beyond plants to meat and dairy products.  Corporate farming puts emphasis on fattening animals faster so they can take them to slaughter earlier.   In accelerating animal growth beyond Mother Nature’s time table, animals are injected with growth hormones.

Bovine growth hormones not only affect the meat but with cows you have to be concerned with the dairy products having elevated IGF in their milk.  Elevated IGFs in long term use may increase one’s risk to cancer. Milk from cows injected with the bovine growth hormone is a major factor in children experiencing earlier puberty.

Finally when buying any prepared long term storage meals you need to consider whether any neurotoxins or excitotoxins are in the ingredients.  Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a neurotoxin, has multiple names given to it by the food processing and manufacturing industry.  It is estimated that approximately 30% of the population may have chemical reactions to MSG. Neurotoxins and excitotoxins  attack your brain cells and nervous system.  They also weaken your immune system.  As your immune system weakens this can make your allergies worse.  Likewise, if you strengthen your immune system you decrease or resolve your allergy symptoms.

The goal is to avoid the allergens and reactives in our food supply.  Thrive foods simplifies one’s efforts to minimize their exposure to allergens and reactives and helps you “purify” your food supplies.

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

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Natural” or “All Natural” Misleading Food Labels

Natural” or “All Natural” Misleading Food Labels

The Problem:

When you see the word “Natural” or “All Natural” on any food labels a red flag should be raised in your mind.  The ingredients of any product using “Natural” or “All Natural” should be closely examined

Why are “Natural” or “All Natural” Misleading Food Labels?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has no standards or definitions as to what is a “natural” food.  (Compare that to the detailed standards of what is an “organic” food and you’ll see it is the difference between night and day.)

With the lack of any standards, companies just come up with their own definition that fits their marketing plans.  Moreover, the terms “natural” and “all natural” are used on food labels to confuse the consumer into thinking that the food is organic.  Reality is that “natural” foods are far from organic standards, courtesy of the agricultural bio tech companies (i.e., Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences) and the food processing industry.

As the Cornucopia Institute (2011) stated:

…[T]he farms and processing plants that produce ingredients for “natural” foods are not prohibited by law from using dangerous pesticides, genetically engineered crops, fumigants, solvents and toxic processing aids.  These agricultural and manufacturing inputs are not required by law to be listed on ingredient labels.

Misrepresentation, Deceptive “Cancer” Within the Food Processing Industry

The Cornucopia Institute sent several “all natural” and “natural” labeled cereals to an independent research facility for analysis to see whether the claims were accurate.  The results were shocking.  Kashi “Go Lean” found 100% GMO soy in the cereal.  Kix Cereal, advertised as “All Natural Corn” had 56% of its corn content GMO corn.  Barbara’s Puffins cereal, touting a label “All natural since 1971” migrated from being organic to primarily genetically engineered.  There were similar findings for other “all natural” and “natural” cereals and granolas. (Click here for report by Rodale, “11 Natural Cereals That Aren’t”)

Even Monsanto, the company that is at the forefront of genetically modifying the food supply, defines on its corporate website “Gentically Modified Organisms (GMO):

Plants or animals that have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs.  In general, genes are taken (copied) from one organism that shows a desired trait and transferred into the genetic code of another organism.

So do you think these industry food labeling practices amount to misrepresentation, fraud, products liability or unfair and deceptive trade practices?

Some consumers think so and have started suing companies in class action suits.  Frito-Lay (owned by PepsiCo) was sued for misrepresentation, unfair trade and products liability regarding most of their food products. Similar lawsuits have been filed regarding misleading “all natural”  food label claims against Kraft, Kellogg and ConAgra.

I do not blame these consumers.  Since government fails to address these abuses, then maybe more class action lawsuits need to be filed against these companiesIf they are going to use the term “natural” on their food labels then it should convey that the food product is free of “unnatural” ingredients, such as GMOs and pesticide residues.  Additionally the Cornucopia Institute noted these so called “natural” products “are not protected from toxic fumigants used on crops in storage, and toxic solvents used during processing.”

Fight Back & Improve Your Health

Until the government becomes pro-consumer on this issue, you should:

1.        When buying processed food, if the ingredients do not use the term “organic” and has soy, corn, cottonseed oil, canola, refined sugar, sugar beets, crookneck squash, papaya or zucchini, assume GMO seeds were used.

2.        Look for foods labeled organic, GMO free or non-GMOYou can’t assume and trust these days anymore that things are by their marketing presentation.  IT MUST BE ON THE FOOD LABEL OR ON CONTAINED IN A WRITTEN DOCUMENT (i.e. Thrive’s written allergen and product details report) OR IT IS NOT ORGANIC, GMO FREE OR NON-GMO.  This is the only means we have left to hold food manufacturers accountable for what you put inside your body.

3.        Buy meats in which the animal was not given the bovine growth hormone.

4.        Buy dairy products that are rBGH and rbst free.

5.        Stop patronizing food processing manufacturers that use GMOs, have pesticide residues or use fumigants, solvents or toxic processing aids.

 

Addendum to Post:

Since posting this page, Dr. Mercola, published his own analysis of the situation.  You should read it.  It confirms everything I wrote and more.

My questions to you:

   Do you desire to be healthy or want to keep you and your family’s health?

   Do you want to spend less money on health care in the long run?

   Do you want the best quality of life?

  Why would you pay someone or some company your hard earned money for food that puts you at risk and potentially is damaging to your health?

These companies giving us all of these GMOs, putting neurotoxins or excitotoxins in their processed food (to improve their taste and get us “addicted” so they’ll have more sales) will not be there when we suffer with  all numerous serious health conditions and the aftermath.   They also will not be paying your medical bills or watching your savings erode (the financial struggles) trying to treat your illness.

No, they have already laughed their way to their bank.  If you try to sue them, they’ll claim:  (1) Caveat emptor (meaning “buyer beware”); and (2) You can’t prove that they were responsible since so many other food items you bought were contaminated.

The way to win is minimize your riskDon’t buy their food!  When you buy their food you’re subsidizing socially irresponsible conduct.  When you don’t buy their food, you let them accept their just fate.  If enough people did this, these companies will either change their ways or go out of business.

It is really simple.  We have the power.  It only takes a small percentage of people to vote with their dollars to get the job done.  We know the economy is challenged.  These companies are more vulnerable financially than you are.  If they lose a small percentage of business it means either selling their company, shutting it down or filing for bankruptcy protection.

We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

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