(NaturalNews) Can you trust Chinese food certified as organic? You cannot. The US Department of Agriculture allows inclusion of the organic label on foods that meet a certain standard of production and handling. And China has come up woefully lacking in these standards. Specific requirements may vary, but the USDA approved methods call for avoidance... [...]
(NaturalNews) Over the past 40 years, glyphosate has been sprayed on vineyards and orchards to control weeds. However, any chemical used in a certified-organic wine may not have an adverse effect on human health or the environment, as defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA... [...]
(NaturalNews) Those convenient plastic bottles that hold many of your favorite soft drinks could be poisoning your body with heavy metals, new research out of India has found. India's Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB), a division of its government Health Ministry, recently uncovered... [...]
(NaturalNews) Over 3,000 boxes of cotton-based panty liners have been pulled off the shelves in Canada and France, after findings that they contained glyphosate, the active – and cancer-causing – ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup. Italian manufacturer Corman made the decision... [...]
(NaturalNews) We are often told that fruit is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. However, choosing the wrong fruits can actually have a negative impact on your health. While fruits are full of fiber and vitamins, they can also be full of cancer-causing pesticides.A new report... [...]
(NaturalNews) According to glyphosate laboratory testing conducted at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., in St. Louis, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Strawberries and Cream) sample tested at the lab contains an astonishing 1,327.1 ppb (parts per billion) of glyphosate weed killer.The... [...]
PARIS (Reuters) - A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto(MON.N) guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides.
In the first such case heard in court in France, grain grower Paul Francois says he suffered neurological problems including memory loss, headaches and stammering after inhaling Monsanto's [...]
A long-term study claiming to show toxic effects on rats of the herbicide Roundup and genetically modified (GM) Roundup-tolerant maize (corn) was originally published in 2012 (Seralini et al. 2012). It roused significant controversy. The journal retracted the article — although it had been peer-reviewed and elicited no “red flags” during the review process. The authors stood by their findings. In 2014, this study was re-published in a different journal (Seralini et al. 2014).
While some of the results of this study are striking, especially the report of toxic effects of small amounts of the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) in the rats’ drinking water, we also believe that the interpretation of the findings is difficult especially because of the small number of rats used in the study (10 rats per test group). (Other studies on feeding toxicity share some of this study’s shortcomings; see Meyer and Hilbeck 2013; and http://natureinstitute.org/nontarget/reports/gm_safety_001.php.) Nonetheless we feel that in the interest of open communication, and because the study was carried out by qualified scientists and was peer-reviewed, we should include it among the studies on the unintended effects of genetic manipulation. [...]
The rodent feed used for control groups in laboratory studies — including studies on the safety of genetically organisms (GMOs) and pesticides — is widely contaminated with those same GMOs and pesticides as well as toxic metals and PCBs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Caen in France and slated to be published in the journal PLOS ONE.
The researchers analyzed 13 separate dried rodent chows produced on five continents, testing for traces of 4 heavy metals, 17 dioxins and furans, 18 PCBs, 22 GMOs and 262 pesticides. They found that every feed tested contained numerous toxins at levels high enough to cause disease by disrupting the endocrine (hormonal) and nervous systems. If consumed over the long term, all of these diets could be expected to pose a high risk to health. [...]