Food Forensics

The Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Food and How You Can Avoid Them for Lifelong Health

Author: Mike Adams

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1940363462

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

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What’s really in your food? Award-winning investigative journalist and clean food activist Mike Adams, the “Health Ranger,” is founder and editor of Natural News, one of the top health news websites in the world, reaching millions of readers each month. Now, in Food Forensics, Adams meticulously tests groceries, fast foods, dietary supplements, spices, and protein powders for heavy metals and toxic elements that could be jeopardizing your health. To conduct this extensive research, Adams built a state-of-the-art laboratory with cutting-edge scientific instruments. Publishing results of metal concentrations for more than 800 different foods, Food Forensics is doing the job the FDA refuses to do: testing off-the-shelf foods and sharing the findings so the public can make informed decisions about what they consume or avoid. In Food Forensics, you’ll discover little-known truths about other toxic food ingredients such as polysorbate 80, MSG, sodium nitrite, pesticides, and weed killers such as glyphosate. Adams reveals stunning, never-before-reported details of heavy metals found in recycled human waste used on crops and in parks, and he explains how industrial pollution causes mercury, lead, and cadmium to end up in your favorite protein powders. This book will forever change your view of food safety, regulation, and manufacturing. When you know what’s really in your food, you can start making changes to protect yourself against serious diseases like cancer, all while maximizing your natural immune defenses against infection and disease.

Food Forensics

Stable Isotopes as a Guide to Authenticity and Origin

Author: James F. Carter,Lesley A. Chesson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351647687

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Food forensics is a multi-disciplinary science involving advanced analytical techniques, plant and animal metabolism, and sophisticated data interpretation tools. This book explains how plants, and in turn animals eating those plants, assimilate stable isotopes and trace elements from their environments. It provides extensive reviews of the use of stable isotope and trace element measurements for the authentication of major food groups and how these can be used to detect fraudsters. The book emphasises the use of correct methods for sample preparation and measurement so that data can be compared to existing datasets, with a dedicated chapter discussing interpretations.

Poison Spring

The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA

Author: E.G. Vallianatos,McKay Jenkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608199258

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Imagine walking into a restaurant and finding chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides, or neonicotinoid insecticides listed in the description of your entree. They may not be printed in the menu, but many are in your food. These are a few of the literally millions of pounds of approved synthetic substances dumped into the environment every day, not just in the US but around the world. They seep into our water supply, are carried thousands of miles by wind and rain from the site of application, remain potent long after they are deposited, and constitute, in the words of one scientist, "biologic death bombs with a delayed time fuse and which may prove to be, in the long run, as dangerous to the existence of mankind as the arsenal of atom bombs.†? All of these poisons are sanctioned--or in some cases, ignored--by the EPA. For twenty-five years E.G. Vallianatos saw the EPA from the inside, with rising dismay over how pressure from politicians and threats from huge corporations were turning the it from the public's watchdog into a "polluter's protection agency." Based on his own experience, the testimony of colleagues, and hundreds of documents Vallianatos collected inside the EPA, Poison Spring reveals how the agency has continually reinforced the chemical-industrial complex. Writing with acclaimed environmental journalist McKay Jenkins, E.G. Vallianatos provides a devastating exposé of how the agency created to protect Americans and our environment has betrayed its mission. Half a century after after Rachel Carson's Silent Spring awakened us to the dangers of pesticides, we are poisoning our lands and waters with more toxic chemicals than ever.

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

Author: Steven M. Druker

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780985616908

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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Druker discusses how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science, and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and esteemed institutions have systematically contorted the truth in order to conceal the unique risks of its products--and get them onto our dinner plates.

Sorting the Beef from the Bull

The Science of Food Fraud Forensics

Author: Richard Evershed,Nicola Temple

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472911342

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Horsemeat in burgers was hard to swallow, but there are far more sinister culinary crimes afoot... Chicken eggs that haven't come from chickens, melamine in infant's milk in China, nut shells in spices – these are just some examples of the food fraud that has occurred in recent years. As our urban lifestyle takes us further and further away from our food sources, there are increasing opportunities for dishonesty, duplicity and profit-making short-cuts. Food adulteration, motivated by money, is an issue that has spanned the globe throughout human history. Whether it's a matter of making a good quality oil stretch a bit further by adding a little extra 'something' or labelling a food falsely to appeal to current consumer trends – it's all food fraud, and it costs the food industry billions of dollars each year. The price to consumers may be even higher, with some paying for these crimes with their health and, in some cases, their lives. Sorting the Beef from the Bull is a collection of food fraud tales from around the world. It explains the role of science in uncovering some of the century's biggest food scams, and explores the arms race between food forensics and fraudsters as new methods of detection spur more creative and sophisticated means of committing the crimes. This book equips us with the knowledge of what is possible in the world of food fraud and shines a light on the shady areas of our food supply system where these criminals lurk.

Your Aging Body Can Talk

Using Muscle-Testing to Learn What Your Body Knows and Needs After 50

Author: SUSAN L. LEVY

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1935826468

Category:

Page: N.A

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Written by a chiropractor and alternative health practitioner with over 30 years of experience, this book addresses health and wellbeing of body, mind and spirit for an aging population (50+). Uniquely, this material is presented through the lens of Clinical Kinesiology. This simple self-help tool of muscle-testing allows readers to find out what their own body knows and needs. They learn that the body a oespeaksa through either strong or weak muscle responses to questions asked or situations presented, and are instructed in how to do this simple self-testing for a variety of health issues. Stories of other seniors who have used this methodology to their benefit provide a platform for acceptance and motivation, and each chapter contains specific recommendations for its use. How to become a a oewise elder is another unique emphasis of this book. The author encourages us to learn from many different cultures and traditions a more life-positive view of aging. In fact, she coins the word a oeYouthing to describe such a re-orienting of mind, purpose and activity toward optimum vibrancy and flexibility, leading to longevity. Stories of successful transitions into elderhood give hope to those who are confused or anxious about becoming older. Since the body's health is intimately related to that of mind and emotions, a Youthing approach will be characterized by equanimity, gratitude, forgiveness and dynamic relationship with others. Her many exercises and suggestions are designed to encourage readers to value themselves as worthwhile wisdom contributors. a oeYou can assume the stance of a respected elder, ' she declares, 'even if the surrounding culture does not immediately support that. In other words, readers are invited to be the change they want to effect. Far from being a scholarly or scientific text, Your Aging Body Can Talk is written for immediate use by maturing practitioners or laypersons. Throughout the book, the concerns of an aging population are consistently placed in the forefront: How to develop an anti-inflammation diet and lifestyle The factors that affect longevity How to build cognitive health and brain vibrancy How to find or refine your life's purpose, no matter what your age Why detoxification is so essential, at any age.

GMO Myths and Truths

A Citizen’s Guide to the Evidence on the Safety and Efficacy of Genetically Modified Crops and Foods, 3rd Edition

Author: Claire Robinson,Michael Antoniou,John Fagan

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 0993436714

Category: Science

Page: 164

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It is often claimed that the case against genetically modified (GM) crops and foods is based on emotion, not science, and that to oppose GM crop and food technology is to be anti-science. It is also claimed that GM crops offer higher yields and better nutrition, that they are safe for health and the environment, that they reduce agrochemical use, and that they are needed to feed the world’s growing population. This book, co-authored by two genetic engineers and a writer/researcher, exposes these claims as false, using scientific and other documented evidence. GMO Myths and Truths summarizes the facts on the safety and efficacy of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods in terms that are accessible to the non-scientist but still relevant to scientists, policymakers and educators. The evidence presented points to many hazards, risks, and limitations of genetic engineering technology. These include harms found in animal feeding and ecological studies, which in turn indicate risks to health and the environment posed by GM crops and foods. The layout of the book enables those readers with limited time to read the chapter summaries, while providing more detail and full references for those who require them. At 164 pages of paperback size, this new condensed version is shorter and more accessible than the authors’ 330-page report by the same name, which has been downloaded over half a million times. The book shows that conventional breeding continues to outstrip GM in developing crops that deliver high yields, better nutrition, and tolerance to extreme weather conditions and poor soils. In agreement with over 400 international experts who co-authored a UN and World Bank-sponsored report on the future of farming, the authors conclude that modern agroecology, rather than GM, is the best path for feeding the world’s current and future populations in a safe and sustainable way.

Kale and Coffee

Author: Kevin Gianni

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401947921

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

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Internet celebrity Kevin Gianni was intent on finding the keys to perfect wellness and sharing them with the 10 million viewers of his YouTube show, Renegade Health. So he and his wife bought a 36-foot, bio-fueled RV – dubbed "the Kale Whale" – and spent two and a half years crisscrossing the continent, talking to experts and ordinary folks about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to a healthy life. Gianni drank wheatgrass shots, gave up sugar, said goodbye to coffee, and used himself as a guinea pig to uncover the truths and myths behind every nutrition plan said to guarantee good health. As he cycled through "healthy" diets – vegetarian, vegan, raw foods, and more – he got sicker and sicker. Finally, he hit bottom and had to give up healthy eating to save his life. Kale and Coffee is the often hilarious, picaresque tale of how Gianni went from skinny, raw-food vegan faddist to bloated, out of shape omnivore before finding the middle way to an imperfectly healthy and (more) balanced life. The journey takes him from the Peruvian Andes to salt flats in Mexico to a pig farm and butcher shop near his northern California home. Along the way, he has his brain scanned and his pantry tested for toxic metals, does an all-water fast, runs the grueling Tough Mudder endurance race, and obsesses on the secrets of the world’s longest-lived people. With the humor and practical wisdom that have delighted millions, Gianni shows you how to sidestep the health hype, diet fads, and weight-loss promises littering the path to wellness. Drawing on his own experience and the advice of trusted experts, he guides you in finding your own personal plan for optimal nutrition and fitness. Includes the Kale and Coffee 21-Day Jumpstart

Our Daily Poison

From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick

Author: Marie-Monique Robin

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1595589309

Category: Science

Page: 480

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Over the last thirty years, we have seen an increase in rates of cancer, neurodegenerative disease, reproductive disorders, and diabetes, particularly in developed countries. At the same time, since the end of World War II approximately 100,000 synthetic chemical molecules have invaded our environment—and our food chain. In Our Daily Poison, award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin investigates the links between these two concerning trends, revealing how corporate interests and our ignorance about these invisible poisons may be costing us our lives. The result of a rigorous two-year-long investigation that took Robin across three continents (North America, Europe, and Asia), Our Daily Poison documents the many ways in which we encounter a shocking array of chemicals in our everyday lives—from the pesticides that blanket our crops to the additives and plastics that contaminate our food—and their effects on our bodies over time. Gathering as evidence scientific studies, testimonies of international regulatory agencies, and interviews with farm workers suffering from acute chronic poisoning, Robin makes a compelling case for outrage and action.

Badditives!

The 13 Most Harmful Food Additives in Your Diet—and How to Avoid Them

Author: Linda Bonvie,Bill Bonvie

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 151070034X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

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Recognize, identify, and eliminate the most harmful ingredients from your diet you never knew you consumed every day! These days, the food on our tables is a far cry from what our grandparents ate. While it may look and taste the same and is often marketed under familiar brand names, our food has slowly but surely morphed into something entirely different?and a lot less benign. Ever wondered how bread manages to stay ?fresh” on store shelves for so long? How do brightly colored cereals get those vibrant hues? Are artificial sweeteners really a healthy substitute for sugar? Whether you’re an experienced label reader or just starting to question what’s on your plate, Badditives! helps you cut through the fog of information overload. With current, updated research, Badditives! identifies thirteen of the most worrisome ingredients you might be eating and drinking every day. Learn about: ? The commonly used flavor enhancers you should avoid at all costs ? Two synthetic sweeteners that are wreaking havoc on the health of Americans in ways ordinary sugar does not ? Artificial colors and preservatives in your child’s diet and how they have been linked directly to ADHD ? The ?hidden” ingredients in most processed foods that were declared safe to consume without ever really being researched ? The hazardous industrial waste product that’s in your food and beverages ? The toxic metal found in processed foods that has been linked to Alzheimer’s ? The invisible meat and seafood ingredient that’s more dangerous than ?Pink Slime” In a toxic world, educate yourself, change what you and your family eat, and avoid these poisons that are the known causes of our most prevalent health problems.

A Sane Diet for an Insane World

Author: Hesh Goldstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615779218

Category:

Page: 276

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This book is a "politically incorrect" masterpiece depicting the ills of the SAD (Standard American Diet), the corporate atrocities thrust upon us by Monsanto and the other biotech industries, as well as Big Pharma, Big Food, the paid -off politicians and the pushers of fluoride, all in the name of profit first, and all supported by the mainstream media and the medical profession. This book will not only educate you on the perils of the industries mentioned above, it will show you how to live longer and feel energized by the foods you eat. While it may encourage you to start growing some of your own food, you will begin to pay more attention to your food's origin. This book will shatter the disinformation thrust upon us, and will lay out powerful, fundamental truths that can revolutionize any individual, any family, any community or even any nation that chooses to adopt them. Not only should you read this book, you should LIVE by this book.

Eat to Beat Disease

Foods Medicinal Qualities

Author: Catherine Frompovich

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532840708

Category:

Page: 328

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How many folks realize that there's more to eating than just taste, food preferences, likes and dislikes? Food plays a major role in programming body chemistry so that we can enjoy a healthy lifestyle and all aspects of living a full and rewarding life. Our bodies, from the hair on our heads to the toenails on our feet and all body parts and functions in between, respond to the nutritional quality and quantity of the food and edibles we feed it. The choices we make regarding food and edibles determine how well our bodies can cope with stress; how well our immune systems protect us from diseases; the ability to maintain normal weight and blood pressure; plus the ability to age enjoyably without contracting many diseases commonly associated with growing old. Eat to Beat Disease helps eaters understand how food works in the body; which foods help maintain health and wellness by our dietary choices; and the foods that can, and do, detract from wellbeing, plus the reasons for avoiding them. With today's hurried lifestyles, enticing advertisements about food and edibles, many eaters become confused about the need and role for making sensible food choices. Eat to Beat Disease offers enticing and valid food science, cultural food information, holistic health ideas relative to food, diet and nutrition, and even delicious recipes to start you on your way to taking control of your health and diet just by making wiser, healthier and even delicious food choices.

Seeds Of Deception

Exposing Industry And Government Lies About The Safety Of The Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating

Author: Jeffrery M. Smith

Publisher: Yes Books

ISBN: 9780972966511

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 289

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Now Eat This! Diet

Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks Eating 6 Meals a Day!

Author: Rocco DiSpirito

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 1455500569

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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**This e-book contains color-coded content that is optimally viewed on a color device or reading platform.** On the heels of the bestselling success of his low-calorie Now Eat This! cookbook, Rocco Dispirito expands his brand with a weight-loss program guaranteed to produce maximum results with minimum effort. Award-winning celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito changed his life and his health-without giving up the foods he loves or the flavor. He has lost more than 20 pounds, participated in dozens of triathlons, and-after an inspirational role as a guest chef on The Biggest Loser-changed his own diet and the caloric content of classic dishes on a larger scale. In THE NOW EAT THIS! DIET, complete with a foreword by Dr. Mehmet Oz, DiSpirito offers readers a revolutionary 2-week program for dropping 10 pounds quickly, with little effort, no deprivation, and while still eating 6 meals a day and the dishes they crave, like mac & cheese, meatloaf, BBQ pork chops, and chocolate malted milk shakes. The secret: Rocco's unique meal plans and his 75 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snack time, all with zero bad carbs, zero bad fats, zero sugar, and maximum flavor. Now readers can eat more and weigh less-it's never been so easy!

Real Food/Fake Food

Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It

Author: Larry Olmsted

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616207418

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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“Olmsted makes you insanely hungry and steaming mad--a must-read for anyone who cares deeply about the safety of our food and the welfare of our planet.” —Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue! Bible series “The world is full of delicious, lovingly crafted foods that embody the terrain, weather, and culture of their origins. Unfortunately, it’s also full of brazen impostors. In this entertaining and important book, Olmsted helps us fall in love with the real stuff and steer clear of the fraudsters.” —Kirk Kardashian, author of Milk Money: Cash, Cows, and the Death of the American Dairy Farm You’ve seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from wood pulp. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn’t. So many fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets that it’s hard to know what we’re eating anymore. In Real Food / Fake Food, award-winning journalist Larry Olmsted convinces us why real food matters and empowers consumers to make smarter choices. Olmsted brings readers into the unregulated food industry, revealing the shocking deception that extends from high-end foods like olive oil, wine, and Kobe beef to everyday staples such as coffee, honey, juice, and cheese. It’s a massive bait and switch in which counterfeiting is rampant and in which the consumer ultimately pays the price. But Olmsted does more than show us what foods to avoid. A bona fide gourmand, he travels to the sources of the real stuff to help us recognize what to look for, eat, and savor: genuine Parmigiano-Reggiano from Italy, fresh-caught grouper from Florida, authentic port from Portugal. Real foods that are grown, raised, produced, and prepared with care by masters of their craft. Part cautionary tale, part culinary crusade, Real Food / Fake Food is addictively readable, mouthwateringly enjoyable, and utterly relevant.

The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

Author: Sylvia Tara

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393244849

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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A biochemist shows how we can finally control our fat—by understanding how it works. Fat is not just excess weight, but actually a dynamic, smart, and self-sustaining organ that influences everything from aging and immunity to mood and fertility. With cutting-edge research and riveting case studies—including the story of a girl who had no fat, and that of a young woman who couldn’t stop eating—Dr. Sylvia Tara reveals the surprising science behind our most misunderstood body part and its incredible ability to defend itself. Exploring the unexpected ways viruses, hormones, sleep, and genetics impact fat, Tara uncovers the true secret to losing weight: working with your fat, not against it.

The Unhealthy Truth

How Our Food Is Making Us Sick - And What We Can Do About It

Author: Robyn O'Brien,Rachel Kranz

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780767931540

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Robyn O’Brien is not the most likely candidate for an antiestablishment crusade. A Houston native from a conservative family, this MBA and married mother of four was not someone who gave much thought to misguided government agencies and chemicals in our food—until the day her youngest daughter had a violent allergic reaction to eggs, and everything changed. The Unhealthy Truth is both the story of how one brave woman chose to take on the system and a call to action that shows how each of us can do our part and keep our own families safe. O’Brien turns to accredited research conducted in Europe that confirms the toxicity of America’s food supply, and traces the relationship between Big Food and Big Money that has ensured that the United States is one of the only developed countries in the world to allow hidden toxins in our food—toxins that can be blamed for the alarming recent increases in allergies, ADHD, cancer, and asthma among our children. Featuring recipes and an action plan for weaning your family off dangerous chemicals one step at a time The Unhealthy Truth is a must-read for every parent—and for every concerned citizen—in America today.