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USA Born, Raised, Slaughtered Turkeys Are COOL This Thanksgiving
by Jeff Clemetson, Editor A few months back I reported on how the USDA loosened regulations on meat producers, allowing them to ship chicken to China to be processed only to be shipped back to the US for our consumption. This is the very opposite of sustainability, flying in... Read more
GMO Corn Banned in Mexico
by Jeff Clemetson, Managing Editor Corn has always been a dietary staple for the people of Mexico. Long before the Conquistadors captured Central America, corn was the staple crop for the Mayans and other civilizations that thrived in the regions of Mexico. The importance of corn’s natural heritage is... Read more
GMO Update: Victory!
by Jeff Clemetson, Managing Editor “I love the smell of organic food in the morning. It smells like… victory!” The above quote I obviously made up, but I couldn’t help myself. With so much negative news lately about government shutdowns, possible defaults on our soverign debt, total gridlock and the general... Read more
Online Pharmacies and Counterfeit Drugs
by Kimberly Allen, RN Today one of the biggest reasons health care costs are so high is the cost of medications – that is legitimate medications.  Many people, especially the elderly, are forced to choose medications or food.  It’s choices like this that has pushed record numbers of people... Read more
WANTED: Blood Donors

It appears as though the “worst shortage in over a decade” of 2012 is continuing into 2013. The Red Cross along with America’s Blood Centers are reporting a continuing trend in the severe blood supply shortage. One Red Cross official has stated that “this is one of the worst ones the Red Cross has seen.” In addition to the severe shortages being experienced throughout the Northeast there are numerous major cities throughout the country that are in urgent need of blood including…

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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Still Going Six Month Later

It’s been almost 6 months since the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak began and there are still people reporting infections caused by the contaminated steroids responsible for the outbreak. According to the CDC, so far the outbreak of fungal meningitis has killed 48 and …

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Coming Soon! Milk – It Does a Body Bad

There was a time when milk was the second most popular non-alcoholic beverage in the world. The first being water, of coarse. Since then, fruit juices, then sodas, then energy drinks have won over consumers and milk has seen its popularity fall. Perhaps this is the reason for the totally insane move proposed by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) to make a “diet” milk that is sweetened with a known carcinogen – aspartame. Aspartame is the ingredient used in a lot of diet sodas and sugar substitutes like the ones in…

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Grass-Fed Beef – Not Horsing Around

While Europeans wonder if their meat is what it says it is and Americans wonder if the same kind of scandal could happen here (it can and it has), there are a growing number of consumers who never worry about where their meat comes from and what is in it – people who buy their meat from local, organic, grass-fed ranchers…

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Flu Epidemic Sweeps the Nation

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread cases of the flu in 47 states in its latest report issued today. Flu cases are high in 24 states, moderate in 16, low in five and minimal in five. The report was based on findings during the week of Dec. 30 to Jan. 5. In addition to calling the flu outbreak “widespread,” the CDC has also reported that deaths from flu and pneumonia are “slightly above the epidemic threshold.”

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Fungal Meningitis Found in Contaminated Steroid Injections

Meningitis occurs when there is an inflammation of the protective membranes known as the meninges that cover the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by viruses, bacteria and fungus. Fungal meningitis is the least common of the three and is considered rare. However, recently there have been several cases of fungal meningitis reported in 9 states. This particular type of fungal meningitis is caused by contaminated steroid injections.

Fungal meningitis is…

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