Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mutant Mayhem

It’s nothing short of mutant mayhem.

Years ago, “Frankenfish” came on the scene–GM salmon made by the company AquaBounty Technologies that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes to be safe and without environmental risks, but has yet to approve.

These GM salmon, however, are modified with extra growth hormone genes to make them grow larger more quickly. Additionally, GM salmon is more allergenic than other salmon—and they can reproduce, perhaps even breeding with wild salmon.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Candy as Cattle Feed

Feeding cattle corn is bad enough, but candy? This past summer’s drought has many farmers resorting to candy as cattle feed.

It’s making headlines, but it’s nothing new:  cows are being given candy as feed. The recent drought may be exacerbating the “candy diet for cows” trend, but it’s been going on for a while—even though cows should be eating their natural diet of grasses and greens.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Snack Attack

Are your snacks and other foods “living” or from the “dead zone”—attacking your health with their life- sapping ingredients?

You must eat to live, but if your snacks and foods aren’t life-giving, then they’re probably life-taking, especially if they’re packed with empty calories and made with typical ingredients  such as unhealthy fats, sugars, carbs and more.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sickening Sweet

The average American consumes 150 to 170 pounds of sugar annually, and many sodas, energy drinks, and coffees add to our sugar overload.

There’s no way to sugarcoat the unhealthy sugary mess we've gotten ourselves into. For example, in the year 1700, the average person consumed 7 ½ pounds of sugar, but today a typical American consumes an astonishing 150 to 170 pounds of sugar each year—and about half of that comes from high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).