(Natural News) Poor diet, financial insecurity, and falling standards of living are factors that contribute to the rising incidence of Victorian-era diseases — such as gout, rickets, scarlet fever, and syphilis — in modern-day Great Britain.
The U.K. Faculty of Public Health (FPH) stressed that poor wage growth and persistent inflation has greatly affected nutrition intake among poorer families in the U.K. This proves true in the case of obesity, as the condition remains to be the biggest food poverty issue. According to the FPH, poorer families were forced to opt for cheaper, mostly processed foods in place of nutritious foods.
Clinicians and hospitals noted an increasing number of children suffering from diet-related diseases, which was a result of limited access to healthy foods. Health experts also observed a 19% increase in the number of people hospitalized for malnutrition during the previous 12 months. (RELATED: Explore more news about disease prevention at Prevention.news.)… [read more]
(Natural News) The following letter from EPA scientist Marion Copley (now deceased from cancer) has surfaced in the unsealed court documents originally uncovered by U.S. Right to Know and posted in plain text at this Glyphosate.news document page.
The original PDF of this document is found at the USRTK website, with a backup copyarchived at Natural News.
In this letter, EPA scientist Marion Copley begs Monsanto “mole” Jess Rowland to do his job and protect the public rather than protecting Monsanto’s profit interests, saying, “For once in your life, listen to me and don’t play your political conniving games with the science to favor the registrants. For once do the right thing and don’t make decisions based on how it affects your bonus.”… [read more]
(Natural News) Pesticides and herbicides have infiltrated the world’s food supply at an alarming rate. Each year, over one billion tons of pesticides are used in the United States alone. Worldwide, that number reaches over 5 billion tons annually. And in many ways, pesticides are more harmful to the food supply and the environment than the pests they are designed to kill. Look no further than the declining bee populations if you want evidence of that; bees are essential for pollination for many types of crops and plants, yet the penchant for pesticides is killing them off in droves.
One of the most common myths perpetuated by the agrochemical industry is that these harmful chemicals are essential for feeding the world’s population — but are these altruistic claims founded in reality, or are these assertions of a more sinister, profit-driven variety? A new report from the United Nations suggests that the necessity of pesticides for ceasing world hunger is, at best, nonexistent…. [read more]
(Natural News) Do you really know what is going to be on your plate when you purchase seafood? There’s a good chance you don’t — and maybe you don’t want to know. Seafood laced with antibiotics is flooding the marketplace here in the U.S., and if that isn’t disturbing enough, most of this seafood is coming from China — where it was most likely raised on pig feces.
Upwards of 80 percent of the seafood in the U.S. is imported, and a good portion of that is of Chinese origin. In 2016, it was estimated that nearly 30 percent of the seafood Americans eat actually comes from China. In 2014, $2.9 billion worth of seafood was imported from the nation, making it the third largest importer to the States.
As Bloomberg describes, livestock pens are scattered among the Chinese fisheries. To feed the fish, they simply wash the feces down a pipe that empties out into a pond, and the fish are taken care of. Would you knowingly eat fish that had spent its life in a pond of excrement? Probably not. But, this method of “recycling” has been used in Chinese agriculture for thousands of years. What fattens the pigs also fattens up the fish. Beyond the sanitary concerns of such a process, the introduction of antibiotics to animal feed has served to create an even bigger threat to public health…. [read more]
(Natural News) Sargento’s recall on a number of their cheese products for possible Listeriacontamination has been making major headlines. But what you may not have heard is that an additional 130 kinds of cheese and products containing cheese are also under recall — for containing the same Listeria-contaminated cheese produced by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC.
A number of different brands are involved: besides Sargento, some other brands affected are Sara Lee, Saputo, Dutch Valley, and Guggisberg. A variety of store-brand products by Meijer, H-E-B, Albertsons and other major retailers are also affected by the recall.
Some of the affected brands have been quite forthcoming about what products of theirs have likely been affected and what they are recalling. These companies should no doubt be applauded for their transparency… [read more]
lhwm notes: If your buying this cheese please beware.