Category Archives: Food & Water

Monsanto: Glyphosate (known Cancer causing) found is most foods in the USA

 

Internal FDA emails obtained by investigative journalist Carey Gillam7 through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests reveal Roundup has been found in virtually all foods tested, including granola and crackers. Gillam writes:

“[T]he internal documents obtained by the Guardian show the FDA has had trouble finding any food that does not carry traces of the pesticide. ‘I have brought wheat crackers, granola cereal and corn meal from home and there’s a fair amount in all of them,’ FDA chemist Richard Thompson wrote to colleagues in an email last year regarding glyphosate … broccoli was the only food he had ‘on hand’ that he found to be glyphosate-free …
Separately, FDA chemist Narong Chamkasem found ‘over-the-tolerance’ levels of glyphosate in corn, detected at 6.5 parts per million [ppm], an FDA email states. The legal limit is 5.0 ppm. An illegal level would normally be reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but an FDA supervisor wrote to an EPA official that the corn was not considered an ‘official sample.’”  READ MORE…

 

 

An appeals court says CA can list the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen

After much fanfare, a state appeals court has ruled that California can list glyphosate as a carcinogen — and that the state’s ban on discharging the herbicide into public waterways stands, too. Despite Monsanto’s best efforts to keep the toxicity of their product under wraps, the ruling in California is undoubtedly a small victory for concerned consumers and environmental advocates everywhere.  READ MORE…

Health benefits of Pink Himalyan Salt

Pink Himalayan salt has huge amounts of magnesium, sodium, potassium and other electrolytes essential for the body’s basic activities. It is also rich in iron, an important mineral for blood circulation and general vascular health integrity. Even calcium, which is a vital mineral for bones strength and well-built structure, is present in abundance.

So let’s see how these salt crystals have turned out to be more precious and valuable than diamond crystals. In this link there are 15 mesmerizing health benefits of pink Himalayan salt that you probably don’t know.

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Most Bottled Water Contaminated With Microplastics

The 11 brands tested include the world’s dominant players — Nestle Pure Life, Aquafina, Dasani, Evian, San Pellegrino and Gerolsteiner — as well as major national brands across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Researchers found 93 per cent of all bottles tested contained some sort of microplastic, including polypropylene, polystyrene, nylon and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). READ MORE…

Pigs: Genetic alteration

Not only have pigs been fed Ractopamine for years in the USA, which makes them leaner but may give humans a heart attack.  What’s more the drug is banned in 160 countries including China.  Since China took over Smithfield, the leader in USA hog production, one would only hope that they have eliminated the practice.  However, here is something novel in the Food industry.

2 US companies have teamed up to jointly cooperate on a breeding plan to have male piglets born castrated.  Read More…

VLA Comment:  Most religious and metaphysical organizations and their practioners do not eat pork.  Good thinking!

SENOMYX: List of FOOD companies using FETAL CELLS from aborted babies to flavor.

SENOMYX: List of FOOD companies using FETAL CELLS from aborted babies to flavor.

SENOMYX: List of FOOD companies using FETAL CELLS from aborted babies to flavor.

Many propagandists claim that fetal cells are derrived from one cell line, one fetus, decades ago.  Here is Sayerji from Green Meds research on the currency of fetal cell lines.  “BIOTECH’S DARK PROMISE!

Excerpt:  Known as diploid cell vaccines (diploid cells have two (di-) sets of chromosomes inherited from human mother and father), they are non-continuous (unlike cancer cells), and therefore must be continually replaced, i.e. new aborted, live fetal tissue must be harvested periodically.

ASIDE FROM FETAL CELLS, These specialized molecules trick the tongue into not tasting the bitterness naturally inherent in foods such as cocoa or soy. Moreso, Senomyx is considered propriety and is not labelled. Think about the social implications of a child thinking he is tasting something sweet when it is not….it is just an affect the nano technology of synomex has on the tongue.  Truly we are in an age that no one can trust their five senses.

SNOPES: Although Snopes dances around whether there are fetal cells in Pepsi…they confirm that Pepsi has a deal with Senomyx producers and that Senomyx indeed uses a technology that is derived from fetal cells.

Products using synomyx, generally unlabled:

Pepsi Beverages:
• All Pepsi soft drinks
• Sierra Mist soft drinks
• Mountain Dew soft drinks
• Mug root beer and other soft drinks
• No Fear beverages
• Ocean Spray beverages
• Seattle’s Best Coffee
• Tazo beverages
• AMP Energy beverages
• Aquafina water
• Aquafina flavored beverages
• DoubleShot energy beverages
• Frappuccino beverages
• Lipton tea and other beverages
• Propel beverages
• SoBe beverages
• Gatorade beverages
• Fiesta Miranda beverages
• Tropicana juices and beverages

Other Senomyx Partner Products
Nestles Products:
• All coffee creamers
• Maggi Brand instant soups, bouillon cubes, ketchups, sauces, seasoning, instant noodles

Kraft – Cadbury Adams LLC Products:
Gum
• Black Jack chewing gum
• Bubbaloo bubble gum
• Bubblicious bubble gum
• Chiclets
• Clorets
• Dentyne
• Freshen Up Gum
• Sour Cherry Gum (Limited)
• Sour Apple Gum (Limited)
• Stride
• Trident

Cadbury Adams LLC Candies
• Sour Cherry Blasters
• Fruit Mania
• Bassett’s Liquorice All sorts
• Maynards Wine Gum
• Swedish Fish
• Swedish Berries
• Juicy Squirts
• Original Gummies
• Fuzzy Peach
• Sour Chillers
• Sour Patch Kids
• Mini Fruit Gums

Other Cadbury Adams LLC Products:
• Certs breath mints
• Halls Cough Drops

Not part of Senomyx – Neocutis Products:
This company produces anti wrinkle creams that contain cells from a 14 week gestation aborted malebaby. Following is the list of the creams, but we recommend a full boycott of all Neocutis Products.
• Bio-Gel Prevedem Journee
• Bio-Serum Lumiere
• Bio Restorative Skin Cream

Vaccines Containing HEK Cells And the Manufacturers:
MMR II (Merck)
ProQuad (MMR + Chickenpox – Merck)
Varivax (Chickenpox – Merck)
Pentacel (Polio + DTaP + HiB – Sanofi Pasteur)
Vaqta (Hepatitis-A – Merck)
Havrix (Hepatitis-A – Glaxo SmithKline)
Twinrix (Hepatitis-A and B combo – Glaxo)
Zostavax (Shingles – Merck)
Imovax (Rabies – Sanofi Pasteur)

Other medicines:
Pulmozyme (Cystic Fibrosis – Genetech)
Enbrel (Rheumatoid Arthritis – Amgen)

Note:
Moral options exist for Rabies, Polio,Rheumatoid Arthritis. Separate moral optionscurrently not available for Measles and Mumps.

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VLA COMMENT: It must be over 10 years ago that VLA tried to influence the FDA regarding Senomyx when it was just getting off the ground. We did the same with GMO technology…but much of the corporate establishment knows no bounds when it comes to greed.   There is more to know.  

This bears repeating:  ASIDE FROM FETAL CELLS, These specialized molecules trick the tongue into not tasting the bitterness naturally inherent in foods such as cocoa or soy. Moreso, Senomyx is considered propriety and is not labelled. Think about the social implications of a child thinking he is tasting something sweet when it is not….it is just an affect the nano technology of synomex has on the tongue.  Truly we are in an age that no one can trust their five senses.

San Diego-based Senomyx has created novel flavors such as cold and creamy based on a rethinking of how taste buds perceive flavor. Using nanoscale assays, researchers have identified which individual cells on a given taste bud perceive a flavor. Each cell would recognize just one of the five main flavors — bitter, salty, sweet, sour and umami. Working within this conceptualization, the company has developed a library of flavors, incluing compounds called bitter blockers. These specialized molecules trick the tongue into not tasting the bitterness naturally inherent in foods such as cocoa or soy. These bitter blockers as well as Senomyx’s sweet and salty enhancers have already gotten the nod of approval from food giants such as Nestle and Coca Cola who are responding to consumer desires for packaged foods and beverages formulated with less salt and sugar. READ MORE…

RACTOPAMINE UPDATE

(2015) Pigs Using Muscle Drug Means U.S. Missing China Pork-Import Boom

 Smithfield Foods, purchased by Hong Kong-based WH Group in 2013, has been working to remove ractopamine from all company-owned animals, it said in a May 22 statement. Smithfield is the world’s largest hog producer and pork processor.

Last year, several U.S. plants were disqualified as exporters to China after ractopamine-residue violations and labeling issues, according to the USDA.  Read more…

VLA COMMENT: Ractopamine is banned in about 160 countries including CHINA.  Unless the new owners Chinesof Smithfield ban the drug in their USA production, “natural thyroid” medicine will continue to be supplied by pigs given Ractopamine which affects the heart.

(2017) Canadian shipment of pig feet flagged in China for banned drug

A Canadian shipment of pig feet to China, produced by Olymel LP, has tested positive for residues of banned growth drug ractopamine and may curb future trade, Canadian government and industry officials say.

China views the tainted shipment as a “systemic failure” of Canada’s program that certifies pork sent to China is free of ractopamine, and the situation “could affect future pork exports,” according to an email to the industry from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

VLA COMMENT: Looks like China is halting imports to China of hogs feed with Ractopamine.  Wondering, however, is the China owned American company still uses ractopamine in domestic hogs that remain in the American market?

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What’s holding us back with exports?

“We saw this China thing coming, but I thought we would get ractopamine out of the system faster than we did.” This feed additive that promotes lean muscle growth has been popular in the U.S. until recently, but is banned in China.

Hayes estimates that half of the U.S. swine industry still feeds ractopamine, especially in the summer when the hog market is traditionally higher, but that number has shrunk in the past year as more packers go “racto-free” in their plants. This is a drastic change from just two years ago when the only U.S. pork company trying to eliminate ractopamine was Smithfield, and that was only on one farm in Illinois, says Hayes.

The ability to export to China if your plant is racto-free means the feed additive is on the wane. Triumph Foods recently went made the switch to eliminate it from its farms and plants.