Thursday, November 16, 2017


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You may find this article interesting.  I have put the article's summary in this post, however, if you would like to read the complete article you can click HERE

Does America Have the World’s Worst Food Quality and Safety? 
By Ty Bollinger
Article Summary

  • America is a great country. But when it comes to the foods we eat every day, the U.S. is arguably at the bottom of the pile in terms of food quality and safety. The unfortunate truth is that our increasingly tainted food supply is taking a major toll on public health.
  • We face constant exposure to unlabeled genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), pesticide and herbicide residues, and perhaps the biggest threat of all that you’ve probably never even heard of − mycotoxins.
  • Mycotoxins form from yeast and fungi that develop on foods grown in microbe-deficient soils, which are more the norm than the exception these days. Mycotoxins can lead to nervous system damage, hormone imbalances, and cancer. Processed, non-organic foods in general tend to be prone to mycotoxin formation.
  • Not only is American food a mycotoxic nightmare, but it’s also a chemical nightmare. This is because of all the additives, preservatives, and colorful food dyes used in much of what you’ll find on grocery store shelves today. There are a number of common food chemicals used in the U.S. that are banned elsewhere due to their questionable safety profile. These include:
    • rBHG/rBST artificial growth hormones added to milk
    • Antibiotics in meat, poultry, and fish
    • Propylene glycol in food and alcohol
    • Arsenic in chicken
  • Popular food brands often use completely different ingredients in the United Kingdom and elsewhere than they do here in the U.S. to make similar, but vastly different, products.
  • The American regulatory system has been whittled away by special interests that have convinced our legislators that all these toxic food chemicals are safe. Europe tends to take a much more precautionary approach with food additives, approving only those shown to be safe. The U.S. takes a more reactionary approach − unless you can prove a chemical is unsafe, then it’s fair game.
  • To avoid genetically-modified foods, looking for a certified organic label is your safest bet, as the National Organic Program prohibits the use of GMOs in any organic product. Source out local farmers and partner with those who’ve made a commitment to using and growing only clean food products. Or best of all, grow your own organic garden with non-GMO seeds.

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