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Win! Campbell’s Drops BPA in Response to Health Activism, Consumer Outrage Thumbnail

Win! Campbell’s Drops BPA in Response to Health Activism, Consumer Outrage

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Natural Society

Hayden’s Note:

This very well could be a major win for food freedom and health!  The FDA is actually considering banning BPA.  Finally!  Read on for a very important article regarding Campbell’s canned soups and stews. 

After their products were confirmed to have some of the highest BPA levels among canned foods tested in independent research, consumers have been calling upon Campbell’s to stop using bisphenol A (BPA) in their popular canned soups. Linked to breast cancer in over 130 studies as well as diabetes, hardening of the arteries, and depression, BPA is comprising the health of many.

Despite this scientific evidence, Campbell’s and some stubborn public health organizations still continue to assert that BPA is completely safety. Nonetheless, the company is making the move in response to the powerful concerns raised by consumers and health advocates alike, representing a major victory and highlighting the power of vital health activism.

The news comes just after it was announced that the FDA may soon ban the usage of BPA within the United States. With the final decision coming by March 31, the agency said that it is actually considering a ban on BPA usage in all food packaging....

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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 – TruthisTreason.net

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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Citizens Organize Rally to Defend Raw Milk Farmer Facing Three Years in Prison

Posted on Mar 01, 2012 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Natural News

Wisconsin raw dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger has had it tough, as government tyrants in the Dairy State have repeatedly targeted him for legally supplying raw milk and other farm-fresh foods to members of a private buying club, for which he now faces a potential three-year prison term and more than $10,000 in fines. In his defense, a group of food sovereignty advocates will be holding a rally on March 2nd at the Sauk County Courthouse in Baraboo, Wisc., where he is set to appear for a court hearing.

“The FDA reign of terror against family farms who are serving the needs of private buying clubs is culminating in one Wisconsin farmer facing federal charges,” said Kimberly Hartke from theWeston A. Price Foundation. “Citizens deserve the freedom to choose, and are staging an event in support of this principled farmer, Vernon Hershberger. He is being dealt with unjustly, and is standing strong with the support of the families he serves” (http://hartkeisonline.com/).

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37 Reasons to Avoid Genetically Modified Foods

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

The adulteration and modification of some of the planet’s most widely used crops has changed our food landscape.  Chemicals, preservatives, genetic modification and low-cost substitutions and fillers have wrecked meals that were once healthy for us.  Stepping inside of a grocery store nowadays, we find ourselves in a dangerous and toxic new world.  The introduction of genetically modified organisms into the food supply in the 1990′s, coupled with rampant use of carcinogens such as aspartame, and substitutions like high fructose corn syrup, set the perfect stage to form a deadly concoction known as processed food.  Sadly, this is what encompasses the average American diet.

Genetically modified foods are now found in approximately 80% of all food in a typical grocery store.

What Exactly is a GMO?

A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is the result of a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired trait or characteristic, hence they are also known as transgenic organisms. This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are one and the same....

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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 – TruthisTreason.net

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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We Win! FDA Reverses Decision to Deregulate Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

In what can only be described as a food freedom win, the FDA has reversed their decision to de-regulate antibiotic use in livestock, poultry, and swine.  I wrote about this a few weeks ago and mentioned that CAFOs, or Confined/Commercial Animal Feeding Operations, accounted for roughly 80% of the antibiotic use in America.  That is a staggering figure!

These commercial farms inject the animals with sub-therapeutic levels of common antibiotics in order to accelerate weight gains, not to mention the fact that cows and other livestock tend to suffer from a variety of ailments and disease when fed a diet of GMO corn, soy, and other grains in these tightly packed, unsanitary commercial lots.

Cows, as we all learned in elementary school, eat grass all day, and the cheaply made, genetically modified grains they are fed in CAFOs disrupt their normal digestive system, to say the least.

Read more here at BeyondPesticides –

Dating to the 1940s, feeding sub-therapeutic doses of antibiotics such as penicillin and tetracycline to livestock has become so common that it accounts for upwards of 80% of those materials’ annual usage in the United States.

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FDA Quietly Withdraws Limit on Antibiotic Use for Livestock Intended for Human Consumption

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Guardian via Cryptogon

Environmental and consumer groups have condemned the US Food and Drug Administration’s move to renege on its long-held policy to regulate the use of human antibiotics in animal feed. Last week, the agency quietly announced it was withdrawing its plan to limit the use of antibiotics fed to healthy livestock intended for human consumption.

The groups also criticized the timing of the announcement, which was made during the holiday season and disclosed only in the federal register.

[Pollan] said there was “no question” that meat could be produced without human antibiotics, as the EU has already banned them.  Livestock consume about 80% of the antibiotics sold in the US.

The problem, said Pollan, boils down to a lack of political will in the face of powerful industry interests. “There’s a lot of corporate money in politics these days,” he said. “Here you’re going up against not just one powerful industry, but two. This administration has had enough trouble going after individual powerful industries. That they would prevail against two of them joined together was too much to hope for.”


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High Fructose Corn Syrup isn’t Sugar: The Research and Health Effects, Revisited Thumbnail

High Fructose Corn Syrup isn’t Sugar: The Research and Health Effects, Revisited

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Sugar producers think recent marketing efforts by manufacturers of high-fructose corn syrup aren’t so sweet.

In a lawsuit filed earlier this year, three sugar distributors say that equating HFCS with real sugar — with slogans like “your body can’t tell the difference” — misleads consumers.

The sugar industry is now suing the Corn Refiner’s Association for making unproven claims about High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Audrae Erickson, president of the Corn Refiners Association, said the lawsuit is without merit, as HFCS and sugar are nutritionally and metabolically equivalent.

“Sugar is sugar,” Erickson said.

It should be noted that Ms. Erickson contacted me earlier this year regarding my articles on high fructose corn syrup, GMO corn, and how sugars effect the human body and the email was certainly an attempt to persuade my opinion on HFCS’s effects.  But that’s what lobbyists are paid to do.  Right?

The Corn Refiners Association essentially represents the entire HFCS industry and is little more than a massive lobbying and PR front.

To say, “Sugar is sugar,” is blatantly false and simply misleading. ...

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Indiana Sheriff Stands Up to Food Police, Threatens FDA and DOJ with Arrest for Trespassing

Posted on Dec 07, 2011 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Food Clubs and Co-ops

David Hochstetler and Richard Hebron, two farmers subpoenaed by the US Department of Justice at the behest of the FDA, have found help, and protection, in an unexpected place… local Sheriff Brad Rogers, who stepped in to the situation and notified the DOJ that if they wanted to have any dealings with those under his protection and jurisdiction, they would have to go through him.

He also warned the DOJ that if they continued to visit David’s farm and property without a proper warrant, he or his officers would arrest them for trespassing.

Even in the face of severe coercive pressure (the DOJ threatened Sheriff Rogers with felony arrest), Sheriff Rogers stood tall and did not back down.

My words to Rogers? “Thank you!”

David Hochstetler has now received a letter stating that he has been released from the subpoena until further notice and that the hearing is cancelled.

The matter of Richard Hebron is still in administrative matters with the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund representing Hebron.

First, before I continue, I encourage everyone to drop an email or call Sheriff Rogers office and say, “Thank you!” Here is the office’s contact information....

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Family Farm Dinner Shut Down by Health Dept., Food Trashed – Local Police Tell Inspector to Leave Property

Posted on Nov 01, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Quail Hollow Farm by Laura Bledsoe

Farm-to-Fork Dinner Fiasco

What an evening we had this last Friday night! It had all the makings of a really great novel: drama, suspense, anticipation, crisis, heroic efforts, villains and victors, resolution, and a happy ending. Video here.

The evening was everything I had dreamed and hoped it would be. The weather was perfect, the farm was filled with friends and guests roaming around talking about organic, sustainable farming practices. Our young interns were teaching and sharing their passion for farming and their role in it, (a high hope for our future!) and the pig didn’t get loose.

Our guests were excited to spend an evening together. The food was prepared exquisitely. The long dinner table, under the direction of dear friends, was absolutely stunningly beautiful. The music was superb. The stars were bright and life was really good.

And then…

for a few moments, it felt like the rug was pulled out from underneath us and my wonderful world came crashing down. As guests were mingling, finishing tours of the farm, and while the first course of the meal was being prepared and ready to be sent out, a Southern Nevada Health District employee came for an inspection....

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Raw Milk Mothers to Protest FDA with Criminal Act of Transporting Milk Across State Lines

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Farm Food Freedom

“Don’t turn us into criminals over milk!”

A group of mothers from across the country who feed their children raw milk plan to hold a demonstration to protest the FDA’s crackdown on raw milk production and distribution, arguing that the government campaign not only criminalizes raw milk, but criminalizes the American citizens who buy and consume it.

Hayden’s Note:

I’ve recently gone mostly dairy-free, even though I love milk. I see too many complications and dangers as an adult consuming any animal milk.  Instead, I now only drink coconut or rice milk.  But!  I fully support these moms in their fight against the FDA.  For a good starting point on information about the potential cancer/digestion dangers associated with milk, watch the documentary, “Forks Over Knives.”

Prior to their peaceful demonstration, a caravan of mothers will cross state lines with raw milk and invite FDA to witness what the agency wrongly considers to be a criminal act.  Media are invited to ride along as embedded reporters to report on how the FDA responds to what it wrongly terms a violation of the law....

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Former Goldman Sachs, Proctor & Gamble Director Charged with Insider Trading

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Economic News

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: New York Times

Rajat K. Gupta, a former Goldman Sachs director and McKinsey & Company chief executive, surrendered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday morning to face charges of insider trading, the latest development in the government’s multiyear crackdown on illegal activity on Wall Street.

Hayden’s Note:

This article reads like a typical resume of the Global Elite and is a corrupt melting pot of insider information across the spectrum.  Harvard, American Airlines, Goldman, the FDA, Proctor & Gamble, Bill Gates …  Makes me think of the massive insider trading that occurred just prior to 9/11 against American Airlines and United.  Hmmm.  Wonder if he was a part of that, too…?

See also: Evidence of Insider Trading Shortly Before September 11th, Re-examined

In charging Mr. Gupta, the government will tie up one of the biggest loose ends resulting from the investigation into the Galleon Group, which began nearly five years ago at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Since then, more than two dozen people have pleaded guilty or been convicted of swapping illegal tips around company earnings and other major corporate events....

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‘Food, Not Bombs’ Group Harassed by Law Enforcement for Giving Away Free Apples

Posted on Oct 07, 2011 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Adam Kokesh

I posted this on the TruthisTreason.net Facebook page, but figured I’d make an actual article out of it since it was so well received.

In this video, Adam Kokesh (Formally the host of RT’s Adam vs. The Man) interviews the leader of Food, Not Bombs regarding the Parks Service harassing him for giving away free apples to nearby protesters.  They informed him this was against the law.  However, if he were giving away oranges or bananas, it would be fine.  An interesting bit towards the end is when the leader reveals that his grandfather had actually been a senior Parks Service member and had been responsible for securing the tract of land that was later turned into that particular National Park....

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Eating Healthier, Part 1: Understanding Genetically Modified Foods and Their Dangers

Posted on Sep 27, 2011 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Originally Published on April 2nd, 2011

The adulteration and modification of some of the planet’s most widely used crops has changed our food landscape.  Chemicals, preservatives, genetic modification and low-cost substitutions and fillers have wrecked meals that were once healthy for us.  Stepping inside of a grocery store nowadays, we find ourselves in a dangerous and toxic new world.  The introduction of genetically modified organisms into the food supply in the 1990’s, coupled with rampant use of carcinogens such as aspartame and substitutions like high fructose corn syrup, set up the perfect ingredients to form a deadly concoction known as processed food.  Sadly, this is what encompasses the average American diet.

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, are now found in approximately 80% of all food in a typical grocery store.  Corn is the most widely grown genetically modified crop next to soy and canola.  And because corn is now the most common ingredient in American food products, it represents a major threat, especially as it relates to the wide-spread use of high fructose corn syrup.

Over the last few years, organic diets and fads have gained popularity. ...

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Processed Foods Use Large Amount of Wood Pulp and Cellulose With FDA Blessing

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: TheStreet.com by Miriam Reimer

The recent class-action lawsuit brought against Taco Bell raised questions about the quality of food many Americans eat each day.

Chief among those concerns is the use of cellulose (wood pulp), an extender whose use in a roster of  food products, from crackers and ice creams to puddings and baked goods, is now being exposed. What you’re actually paying for – and consuming – may be surprising.

Cellulose is virgin wood pulp that has been processed and manufactured to different lengths for functionality , though use of it and its variant forms (cellulose gum, powdered cellulose, microcry stalline cellulose, etc.) is deemed safe for human consumption, according to the FDA, which regulates most food industry products. The government agency sets no limit on the amount of cellulose that can be used in food products meant for human consumption.

[Note: Humans are unable to digest cellulose since we lack the appropriate enzymes to break it down.  This is a food adulterant and another ex ample of the wholly corrupt nature of the federal agency responsible for food safety but continues to prove itself more concerned with corporate profit....

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