Dow Crop Chemical Labeled “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans” | EWG

… also been associated with a higher risk of Parkinson’s disease, immune system problems and hypothyroidism. “Because of the approval of Enlist Duo for use on GMO crops, we expect the use of 2,4-D to increase up to seven-fold by the end of the decade,” said Kustin. “Since the federal government has failed to curb the overreliance of glyphosate and 2,4-D, mandatory GMO labeling is essential so that consumers can know whether they are buying GMO foods that rely heavily on these toxic …

4 ways to create a healthful summer diet – The Washington Post

By Consumer Reports | June 22, 2015 Summer’s bounty of fruit and vegetables does more than tempt your taste buds; it can have a powerful impact on your health. When you have more choices, there’s a greater chance that you’ll eat more produce, and that’s likely to lead to a lower risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, most cancers, Type 2 diabetes and obesity. To maximize the health benefits, make these four easy changes to the way you shop for, prep and store your fruit and …

The best anti-inflammatory foods and recipes | Fox News

By Amie Valpone | June 6, 2015 I’ve learned a lot about inflammation over the last ten years while suffering from chronic illness. Today, after many years of suffering from Lyme disease and many other illnesses, I’m happy to say that I’ve learned how to fight inflammation in my body and help clients start an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle. What does that mean? For starters inflammation is caused by many of the foods we eat as well as lifestyle factors, such as not enough sleep and …

Farmers who switch to organic face strict rules, costs, red tape – Times Union

By Madeline St. Amour | April 26, 2015 As a cardiorespiratory therapist in an intensive care unit and later as a nutritionist, Pamela Schreiber saw many people with grave ailments. Working in rehabilitation, she helped long-term smokers, asthmatics, people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease and postoperative cardiac surgery patients. “I worked with people who hadn’t taken care of themselves their whole lives through smoking or poor diet,” she said. After doing a lot …

Growing food heals communities – Valley Morning Star : Tu Salud

… drive through, than the drive by.” He goes on to point out that in South Central LA people are dying from curable diseases and conditions like obesity, diabetes, kidney failure and heart disease. His description of a place over-run with fast food restaurants, “wheelchairs being sold like used cars, dialysis centers popping up on every corner like Starbucks” vacant lots, car dependency — sounds very familiar. Similar to Finely’s neighborhood, the Rio Grande Valley’s statistics are …

Choose smart & organic – Focus Health – Susie Ponici

… fungicides greatly reduce the quality of nutrition, and have also been shown to cause numerous long-term health risks such as cancer, birth defects, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Immediate health risks can attribute to acute intoxication such as vomiting, diarrhea, blurred vision, tremors, convulsions, and nerve damage. Further research shows that young children with higher levels of pesticide residue in their urine were more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. …

Which fruits, vegetables are most likely to be exposed to pesticides? – WTOP

… Sustainability Center, said in a news release. “We just don’t know enough about the health effects.” Studies have linked long-term pesticide exposure to increased risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, prostate, ovarian and other cancers, as well as depression and respiratory problems, Consumer Reports says. The analysis is based on the risk to a 3 1/2-year-old child because kids are especially vulnerable to the dietary risk from pesticides. The risk to adults would be lower, …

Certified Naturally Grown: A New Way to Identify Pesticide-Free, Non-GMO Food » EcoWatch

… farms typical of agribusiness operations. This is a shame, because growing many different crops at once is a safer and more ecologically sustainable practice. The soil is worked in different ways, and disease and pest problems are significantly reduced.” There are currently more than 700 CNG farms and apiaries in North Ameri To finish reading this article, click on this link: via Certified Naturally Grown: A New Way to Identify Pesticide-Free, Non-GMO Food » EcoWatch. …

Slippery slope? Heated debate in Uganda over super crops | Zee News

… good,” said Semakula, who lives and farms 16 kilometres (10 miles) outside the capital Kampala. “It`s rare not to find it regardless of what part of the country you`re in.” But in recent years a deadly bacterial disease, known as “banana wilt”, has had a devastating impact, driving some farmers to abandon their beloved crop altogether. It has also sparked a Ugandan version of the global row over genetically modified (GMO) foods. Across the world, heated debate …

An apple a day: Recent industry news | Food Dive

… tree fruit industry. Through this acquisition, we can deliver more accessible and affordable choices of high-quality foods for an ever-growing population.” ‘Listeria hysteria’ The apple industry has also had to deal with what The Packer calls “listeria hysteria” following a recall of Bidart Bros.’ granny smith and gala apples due to a listeria contamination. According to the Centers for disease Control and Prevention, 35 cases, 34 of which were hospitalizations, in 12 states …