FORT WORTH (CBS11) – On what is traditionally its busiest night of the week, Sweet Sammies only had one paying customer.
Saturday night, a man the Fort Worth ice cream shop identified as “Mr. Gary,” racked up a $1,300 bill by picking up strangers’ tabs.
“He stood here all night and bought everyone’s ice-cream until we closed,” said shop owner Kory Close.
“He came in and actually bought a water,” said manager Darell Cook.
“He said, ‘You know what, I’m going to pay for everybody’s food that’s in here.”… read more
(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) 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) A new study shows an alarming trend in bowel cancer: millennials, or those born between 1980 and 1995, have four times the likelihood of developing rectal tumors originating in the large intestine than those born in the 1950s. Young people also have double the risk of colon tumors, and this is being blamed on poor diets and a lack of exercise.
Experts like the American Cancer Society’s Dr. Rebecca Siegel are calling for educational campaigns and earlier screenings as well as a stronger emphasis on active lifestyles and healthy eating.
Diseases like bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, have traditionally been associated with the elderly, but an affinity for unhealthy food has led to an epidemic in younger people. A shift in the general population’s eating habits toward a diet that is low in fiber and high in processed meats such as sausage and bacon is believed to be one of the main culprits…. [read more]
Even though the first GMO apple was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in February 2015, we can still keep it off our plates by getting major food companies to keep it off the market. McDonald’s, Gerber and Wendy’s state that they have no plans to sell genetically engineered apples. But other companies are dragging their feet. We need Burger King and others to commit not to sell GMO apples.
Any way you slice it, a rotten idea
It started with the Arctic® Apple. Now, Intrexon, a leader in the next generation of GMOs, is pushing for the release of another variety of GMO apple. Both are engineered to suppress the production of an enzyme that causes browning when sliced or bruised. But browning in apples can be prevented naturally by applying lemon juice or another source of vitamin C. Why take unnecessary risks for a purely cosmetic trait?… [read more]
GMO Apples And Potatoes Approved By FDA; Labeling Not Required
The agency didn’t say it would require companies to label the produce as being genetically modified. “In certain circumstances, characteristics of these varieties of apples and potatoes that differ from their conventional counterparts may require disclosure to the consumer,” it said. It also advised J.R. Simplot and Okanagan in separate letters, “It is a producer’s or distributor’s responsibility to ensure that labeling of the foods it markets meets applicable legal requirements.”
The apples and potatoes were approved as part of a voluntary consultation process in which the FDA reviewed information submitted by the companies about how the foods had been changed on a molecular level and how they compared nutritionally with conventional apples and potatoes. The agency’s statement said it had “no additional food safety questions” related to Arctic apples and Innate potatoes…. [read more]