Mangoes Join the Clean 15

The delicious, succulent mango has less pesticides involved in its production than many other fruits and vegetables, and it now has a proud place on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Clean 15, the list of conventionally grown produce that is safe to eat.  Fewer than 10 percent of mangoes, pineapples, and avocados they tested showed detectable pesticide residue, and…

FDA to Ban Truth About GMO Content

In case anyone still has doubts about who the FDA really serves, this news should prove once and for all whose side they are on – and it isn’t yours or mine.  The Washington Post has reported that in addition to approving genetically modified  salmon without requiring a GMO label, the FDA will also ban the truth…

Potatoes are King of Survival Foods

The commonly held conception that potatoes are fattening and unhealthy is false. Their health promoting properties are simply unknown or ignored. Aside from French fries and potato chips, potatoes are even considered super foods by some. At a time of concerns about potential food shortages resulting from this free fall economy, potatoes are easily grown year round in small lots, and can…

Honey and Cinnamon Treat Cancer and Arthritis

  The combination of honey and cinnamon is useful for treating cancer and arthritis. Is this a stretch, a rumor, or what? Not according to a January 17, 1995 issue of Canadian magazine Weekly World News. It listed combined honey and cinnamon’s healing properties as clinically proven, effective and safe for several health issues, including cancer and arthritis. But for…

FDA Makes Excuses for GMO Salmon

There is a reason commentators are referring to the new genetically modified salmon as Frankenfish. At hearings held recently, the FDA noted evidence of abnormalities detected in the fish, including “increased frequency of skeletal malformations, increased prevalence of jaw erosions and multi-systemic inflammation”.  While such findings would seem to be cause for alarm, the FDA…

Food Supply Threatened by GMO Crops

    Transgenic materials from genetically modified (GM) corn crop byproducts are present in streams throughout the Midwest, even long after harvest, reports ecologist Jennifer Tank and her colleagues at the University of Notre Dame.  Beyond the damage such transgenic materials may cause to aquatic life in the waterways, other findings of their study are especially alarming because transgenic material…