Food manufacturers are very sneaky when it come to labeling their food. They will try to use certain words to make it seem like their food is 100 percent organic or natural. Many people think that if the food has an organic seal, it is considered 100 percent organic. In reality, most foods in regular grocery stores are usually not 100 percent organic.
Archive for April, 2009
Have you ever wondered why there are brand stickers on fruits? The stickers are not just for branding but can actually tell you how the fruits were grown or created. By reading the PLU code on a fruit label, you can tell if the fruit was organically grown, conventionally grown or genetically engineered. Scientists have not perfected the art of creating genetically modified food; therefore, consuming it may cause unknown allergens and harmful side effects.
When reading food label, many of us failed to read the ingredients list. The ingredients list is where you can find all the ingredients that were added to the food. In general, if the ingredients listed on the food label have a bunch of scientific words that are hard to pronounce, it would be wise to avoid it. Also, the first few ingredients should never be sugar, high fructose and fructose.
Global warming is a topic that is catching a lot of attentions, because people are starting to see its catastrophic effects. Unfortunately, many of them are getting their information from certain medias and politicians that don’t have good knowledge about the causes of global warming. These sources did an excellent job brainwashing the public to believe that man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main cause of global warming.
There are many sugar substitutes available on the market but many of them are not good for you. Artificial sweetener is a popular sugar substitute but is also dangerous. Independent studies have discovered that many artificial sweeteners are toxic to the body, especially the brain and nervous system.
MSG is added to a wide variety of food, such as soups, fast food, chips, frozen foods, microwave foods, canned foods, junk foods and even baby food. Many independent researchers who are not influenced by the food industry, suggested that MSG plays an important role for neurodegenerative brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. Neuroscientists have classified MSG as an excitotoxin for the reason that tests have shown that it is effective at destroying neurons in cells.