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Food Packaging Chemicals May be Harmful to Human Health Over Long Term

Posted on Mar 08, 2014 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: British Medical Journal

The synthetic chemicals used in the packaging, storage, and processing of foodstuffs might be harmful to human health over the long term, warn environmental scientists in a commentary in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

This is because most of these substances are not inert and can leach into the foods we eat, they say.

Despite the fact that some of these chemicals are regulated, people who eat packaged or processed foods are likely to be chronically exposed to low levels of these substances throughout their lives, say the authors.

They point out that lifelong exposure to food contact materials or FCMs – substances used in packaging, storage, processing, or preparation equipment – “is a cause for concern for several reasons.”

These include the fact that known toxicants, such as formaldehyde, a cancer causing substance, are legally used in these materials. Formaldehyde is widely present, albeit at low levels, in plastic bottles used for fizzy drinks and melamine tableware.

Secondly, other chemicals known to disrupt hormone production also crop up in FCMs, including bisphenol A, tributyltin, triclosan, and phthalates....

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Cancer Tumors Found in Mice Exposed to BPA

Posted on Feb 03, 2014 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Activist Post

In one of the first studies to show a significant association between BPA and cancer development, University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers have found liver tumors in mice exposed to the chemical via their mothers during gestation and nursing.

Hayden’s Note:
Let’s just file this under, “Duh! I said this 3 years ago.”

“We found that 27 percent of the mice exposed to one of three different doses of BPA through their mother’s diet developed liver tumors and some precancerous lesions. The higher the dosage, the more likely they were to present with tumors,” said Caren Weinhouse, U-M doctoral student in the School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences and first author of the paper published online Feb. 3 in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Mice whose mothers received the highest dosage, 50 mg of BPA per kg diet, were seven times more likely to have tumors than those whose mothers were not exposed to BPA.

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Monsanto Sponsors Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®: Partners in Bio-Tech Terrorism

Posted on Jun 15, 2013 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

On a beautiful morning in St. Louis, MO, thousands of race participants gathered at the starting line of the Susan G. Koman Foundation’s Race for the Cure® 5k Run.

Buried among the many tents and booths offering health literature and pink merchandise, we found an interesting sponsor: Monsanto Company Inc. Yes, the world’s biggest bio-tech terrorist and their “Fun Squad” is a sponsor of the breast cancer fundraising run.

For 30 years now, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has held a prestigious place in the forefront of the “cancer research community”, as well as essentially owning the pink ribbon concept. Their stated mission is a world without breast cancer, and in particular, the “Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure® raises funds for the local fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.”

On a national level, the Susan G. Komen Foundation raked in $342,373,526 in fiscal year 2012, and according to Charity, paid the current CEO, Nancy Brinker, a whopping $684,717 in salary – which doesn’t even count her bonuses....

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Cancer Research: The Truth About Soursop Fruit

Posted on Jun 08, 2013 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Cancer is a leading cause of disease death the world over; it affects nearly 1 in 3 people at some stage in their life, and many in the medical and scientific community are suggesting that will increase over the next few years.

cancer_bookOnce diagnosed, the typical options for treatment leave you incredibly ill and can disable you for months, or even years. Our Big Pharma culture deems it acceptable to bombard the human body with powerful chemotherapy, killing many cells indiscriminately, in hopes that the patient can survive this onslaught. The medical community at large considers a patient a “survivor” if they can live just five (5) additional years after this “treatment.” After that, the prognosis is grim, if at all counted. Patients are dismissed from the record books as having survived their bout with cancer, even if they have suffered debilitating illness and hardship during those years, and the Pharmaceutical companies hail it as a victory.

Is it any wonder that so many cancer patients are turning to alternative medicine to help cure them of this deadly disease?...

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Farmers Begin Planting Hemp Under New Colorado State Legalization; DEA Threatens to Burn Fields

Posted on Feb 01, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Natural Society by Anthony Gucciardi

Many farmers in Colorado will be expanding their list of planted crops this Spring after groundbreaking legislation was passed last November that allowed not only for the legalization of marijuana, but hemp as well. Now in case you’re not familiar, hemp is actually a multi-purpose substance that does not produce the high effects of marijuana. In fact, it’s mainly used as a super cheap and highly efficient building material — at least in other nations where ridiculous bans are not enforced on the ‘high-free’ material.

Industrial-HempColorado farmers like Michael Bowman will be planting 100 acres of hemp to be harvested and sold off as not only building material, but a highly nutritious superfood. While marijuana is considerably high in the substance known as THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), which of course is the compound that produces the ‘high’ effects, it’s also significantly low in what’s known as CDB (cannabidiol). That’s where hemp comes in. [It is high in CBD while being relatively THC-free, if not sterile.]

Hemp as a Superfood, Industry Transformer

These cannabinoids have actually been promoted by many first hand sources as not only a health optimizing substance, but a serious solution to cancer....

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Pesticide Exposure Linked to Increased Prostrate Cancer Risk

Posted on Dec 02, 2012 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Natural Society

USC researchers have begun examining the link between pesticide exposure and the development of prostate cancer, with scientists documenting an increased prevalence of prostate cancer among older men exposed to certain pesticides. While this news is alarming on its own, it is only one of the many dangers associated with pesticide exposure.

Exploring the Cancer Connection

Prostate cancer effects one in six men at some point during their life and is, according to the National Cancer Institute, the third most common cancer killer among men. Although diet and genetics are risk factors, research has indicated that men who are exposed to chemicals including farmers, painters, and industrial workers may also be at an increased risk of developing this deadly cancer.

Hayden’s Note:

I think we can file this one under, “Duh!”  While it’s great that a renowned cancer research group is establishing this as mainstream science, I am pretty sure we all sort of knew that pesticides caused cancers of various types. So, why are you still eating food that was grown and sprayed with pesticide?


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France: Monsanto’s GMO Corn Causes Cancer, Organ Damage in Rats

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Cryptogon

This image is from a French language story about the study posted at


Rats, GMO Corn, RoundUp

 Via: AFP:

France’s government on Wednesday asked a health watchdog to carry out a probe, possibly leading to EU suspension of a genetically-modified corn, after a study in rats linked the grain to cancer.

Hayden’s Note:

I have spoken at length about this very topic. GMOs used to be one of the biggest topics I covered here at, and have compiled a list of the dangers from consuming GMOs. It is currently featured at the top of the main page – 37 Reasons to Avoid Genetically Modified Foods. It appears as though I can now add yet another study and rename it, “38 Reasons…”

Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll, Ecology Minister Delphine Batho and Health and Social Affairs Minister Marisol Touraine said they had asked the National Agency for Health Safety (ANSES) to investigate the finding.

“Depending on ANSES’ opinion, the government will urge the European authorities to take all necessary measures to protect human and animal health,” they said in a joint statement....

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Cancer Breakthrough: Dandelion Extract Kills Cancer Cells

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Global News via Cryptogon

Dandelion root tea, championed by an elderly leukemia patient, has sparked exciting cancer research at the University of Windsor.

Hayden’s Note:

I’ve recently begun adding whole dandelions to my juicing regimen.  They taste delicious mixed with kale, spinach, ginger, and apple juice!

Windsor Regional Hospital oncologist Dr. Caroline Hamm admitted there wasn’t much she could for her chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) patient after rounds of chemotherapy.

The “little old lady” replied she’d “take care of it herself” with some dandelion root tea, and spread the word to another patient in the waiting room.

To Dr. Hamm’s surprise, the patients’ conditions improved, and one patient is still in remission 3 years after a steady diet of dandelion tea.

These results inspired Dr. Hamm to contact Dr. Siyaram Pandey, professor of biochemistry at the University of Windsor.

“I was very pessimistic,” says Dr. Pandey. “Two people doesn’t mean anything scientifically, but… I was surprised to find that simple aqueous extract of this root had pretty good activity in inducing cell suicide in cancer cells.”

Cell suicide, called apoptosis, is a process taking place in our body all the time....

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Satisfy Your Bacon Craving with Organic Turkey Crisps, Avoid the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Posted on May 29, 2012 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Natural News by far, one of my favorite health websites!

The meat-eaters among you may truly believe that bacon makes everything better; and folks from Iron Chefs to everyday-Joe’s will pay up to $35 a pound for gourmet bacon cuts. However, these delectable pieces of smoked pig are highly processed with numerous toxic chemicals such as nitrites, sodium nitrate, and other products that cause cancer. In particular, your risk of pancreatic cancer increases two-fold after eating processed meats such as bacon and sausages, reports the British Journal of Cancer.  As little as one sausage or two slices of bacon can increase your risk factors for pancreatic cancer by 51 percent.
If you’re one of the devoted, living on a bacon diet, adding it to brownies, crumbling it on ice cream or just eating it plain — think about this before you eat it again. Some of the chemicals used to give bacon its distinctive and delicious flavor are altered by your body into toxins that actually change the nature of your DNA, says The Guardian.  ...

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Supreme Court Rules Human Genes Can Not be Patented

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden –

Source: AP

The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling allowing human genes to be patented, a topic of enormous interest to cancer researchers, patients and drug makers.

Hayden’s Note:

Is it just me, or has there been a plethora of “wins!” lately when it comes to food freedom, Big Pharma, and personal health?  Not all is doom and gloom!  I would like to think that we are slowly turning back the tide…bit by bit.

The court overturned patents belonging to Myriad Genetics Inc. of Salt Lake City on two genes linked to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Myriad’s BRACAnalysis test looks for mutations on the breast cancer predisposition gene, or BRCA. Those mutations are associated with much greater risks of breast and ovarian cancer.

The American Civil Liberties Union has been arguing that genes couldn’t be patented, a position taken by a district court judge but overturned on appeal.

The justices’ decision sends the case back down for a continuation of the battle between the scientists who believe that genes carrying the secrets of life should not be exploited for commercial gain and companies that argue that a patent is a reward for years of expensive research that moves science forward....

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Coca-Cola & Pepsi Forced to Change Recipe to Avoid Cancer Warning Label, But What About Benzene Carcinogen?

Posted on Mar 09, 2012 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Coca-Cola and Pepsi are changing the recipes for their soft drinks in order to avoid being forced by law to put a cancer warning on the label.

The caramel coloring in the drinks will contain lower levels of 4-methylimidazole, which has been added to the list of carcinogens in California law.

Hayden’s Note:

Is this considered a small win?!  While it’s great they are being forced to change their recipes, soft drinks still contain benzene, high fructose corn syrup, and a host of genetically modified sweeteners!

Benzene is a natural constituent of crude oil, and is one of the most basic petrochemicals.  Because it has a high octane number, it is an important component of gasoline. Its carcinogenicity has limited most non-industrial applications.  

In Coca-Cola and other soft drinks, Benzene is formed when the preservative Sodium Benzoate and Ascorbic Acid mix together (ascorbic acid is simply vitamin C, used as another preservative).

Benzene production in soft drinks and fruit drinks has been linked to the presence of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and sodium benzoate ingredients in the products.


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pH Levels and Cancer, Alkaline and Acidic Foods

Posted on Feb 26, 2012 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

by Kevin Hayden –

Originally posted June 15, 2011

The human body is an amazing machine. One of the most important functions of this vessel is its ability to regulate its own acidity levels to a very fine degree.  Cells will only function normally within relatively narrow limits of pH.  The body regulates its pH by constantly adjusting physiological processes, such as kidney and lung function.

However, the foods you eat can play a role in increasing or decreasing body pH, and some foods can be more alkalizing than others. An acidic body is a magnet for sickness, disease, cancer, and aging.  Eating more alkaline foods helps shift your body’s pH and oxygenates your system, keeping your body healthy and functioning correctly, preventing cancer, among many other diseases.


pH, or “potential hydrogen,” is a measure of hydrogen ion concentration; a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution.

When a solution is alkaline, or has alkalinity, it means it has the ability to neutralize acids. Alkalinity is expressed as a pH number, on a scale of 0 to 14. ...

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New GMO Research: Glyphosate and RoundUp Induce Kidney Cell Death at 50ppm

Posted on Feb 19, 2012 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Activist Post by Sayer Ji

Disturbing new research published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology indicates that genetically modified (GM) crops with “stacked traits”  — that is, with multiple traits such as glyphosate-herbicide resistance and Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insecticidal toxins engineered together into the same plant, are likely far more dangerous to human health than previously believed, due to their synergistic toxicity.
In this latest study, the glyphosate-containing herbicide Roundup was tested on human embryonic kidney cells at concentrations between 1 to 20,000 parts per million (ppm). It was found that concentrations as low as 50 ppm per million, which the authors noted were “far below agricultural dilutions,” induced cell death, with the 50% of the cells dying at 57.5 ppm.
Resistance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, has been engineered into many GM plants, so that fields can be sprayed indiscriminately with herbicide without destroying the crops. While the GM glyphosate-resistant plants survive, they subsequently contain residues of glyphosate and its various metabolites (e.g. aminomethylphosphonic acid) that present a significant health threat to the public....

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Jungle Fungus Eats Plastic and Treats Cancer, Can be Used in Landfills

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Activist Post by Rady Ananda

Researchers have found the first endophytic fungus that eats plastic, and can use it as its sole food source even in an oxygen-free environment.

Pestalotiopsis microspora presents a massive bioremediation opportunity for landfills, where buried and surface plastics can be degraded naturally.

More likely, though, the enzyme responsible for degrading polyurethane (PUR) will be tweaked, patented and commercialized.  There will be no mad escape into urban centers where the mold will eat all our plastics, like medical scientist Kit Pedler envisioned in his sci-fi classic, Mutant 59: The Plastic Eaters....

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FDA Intercepts Whistleblower Emails Warning Congress About Dangerous Medical Devices, Fires All Scientists

Posted on Jan 30, 2012 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Washington Post

The Food and Drug Administration secretly monitored the personal e-mail of a group of its own scientists and doctors after they warned Congress that the agency was approving medical devices that they believed posed unacceptable risks to patients, government documents show.

The surveillance — detailed in e-mails and memos unearthed by six of the scientists and doctors, who filed a lawsuit against the FDA in U.S. District Court in Washington last week — took place over two years as the plaintiffs accessed their personal Gmail accounts from government computers.

Information garnered this way eventually contributed to the harassment or dismissal of all six of the FDA employees, the suit alleges. All had worked in an office responsible for reviewing devices for cancer screening and other purposes.

Copies of the e-mails show that, starting in January 2009, the FDA intercepted communications with congressional staffers and draft versions of whistleblower complaints complete with editing notes in the margins. The agency also took electronic snapshots of the computer desktops of the FDA employees and reviewed documents they saved on the hard drives of their government computers....

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