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  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    USDA Scolds National Organic Program for Lax Enforcement

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General recently did an audit of the National Organic Program, which is part of its Agricultural Marketing Services group.

    Marketing? Yes, that is the only real thing that the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 set out to accomplish. The AMS group was given $120,000 at the request of organic food lobbyists and permission to create a set of standards they could use in marketing, to create an official seal of what "organic" would mean. The time-limited advisory board they created was re-authorized by USDA in 2014 and at that time, a group of organic food marketing groups petitioned to have themselves removed from USDA oversight. 

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Big Corporations Like Nestle Are Aggressively Making People Even Fatter Across the Globe

    Big Food is increasing targeting poor countries as "emerging markets" to please shareholders, supplanting their indigenous diets with fast food, packaged goods and soft drinks. In addition to creating obesity, diabetes, heart disease and chronic illnesses, the junk food supplants subsistence agriculture crops with sugar cane and GMO corn and soybeans. Even philanthropic groups like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have drunk Big Food's Kool-Aid about GMOs "feeding the world." Actually, GMOs drench the fields of poor communities with toxic pesticides and pollute their waters.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    How Monsanto Manufactured 'Outrage' at Chemical Cancer Classification It Expected

    Three years ago this month Monsanto executives realized they had a big problem on their hands.

    It was September 2014 and the company's top-selling chemical, the weed killer called glyphosate that is the foundation for Monsanto's branded Roundup products, had been selected as one among a handful of pesticides to undergo scrutiny by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Monsanto had spent decades fending off concerns about the safety of glyphosate and decrying scientific research indicating the chemical might cause cancer or other diseases. And even though the IARC review was still months away, Monsanto's own scientists knew what the outcome would likely be—and they knew it wouldn't be good.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Fluoride Exposure in Utero Linked to Lower IQ in Kids, Study Says

    Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.

    The study, published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, evaluated nearly 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico and tested the children twice for cognitive development over the course of 12 years. Fluoride is not added to public water supplies in Mexico, but people are exposed through naturally occurring fluoride in water and fluoridated salt and supplements.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Our Bodies Are Becoming Plastic

    Globally, 83 percent of tap water samples tested were found to contain tiny microplastic particles. In the U.S., 94 percent of tap water samples were found to contain plastic — the most out of all the locations tested. Large quantities of microplastics are likely being transferred to agricultural land via sewage sludge.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    How University Foundations Circumvent Conflict of Interest Disclosure Rules and Hide Corporate Ties to Faculty

    Kevin Folta, a plant scientist and professor at the University of Florida, is suing The New York Times for defamation for its 2015 article exposing his ties to Monsanto. Folta instructed Monsanto to issue funds to the University of Florida Foundation earmarked for his work but would circumvent disclosure rules. This appears to be a commonly used loophole that allows industry ties to remain hidden from public scrutiny. US Right to Know is suing the University of Florida for failure to provide all the emails required by freedom-of-information law. 

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump to Push for War With Iran

    Killing the nuclear deal with Iran will put the U.S. back on a path to war and that is exactly what the Israeli leader has sought for the past twenty-five years.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Organic Pig Production Reduces Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    A recent study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Microbiology has found that pigs raised on organic farms have significantly fewer strains of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter bacteria than pigs raised on conventional farms. Campylobacter is a bacteria known to jump from livestock, particularly from poultry and pigs, to infect humans.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Eat Your Fiber — Soluble and Insoluble

    Dietary fiber is made up of two types: soluble, which easily dissolves in water and becomes gel-like, and insoluble, which doesn’t dissolve but stays basically intact as it moves through your colon; both types are important for digestion. Fiber, especially that found in vegetables, is important for your diet on a daily basis because it promotes bowel movements and keeps your colon free of obstruction while benefiting your heart health and blood sugar control. Fiber helps optimize your gut microbiome and your immune system, while resistant starches act as prebiotics, helping to feed healthy bacteria in your gut.

  • January 1, 1970; 12:00:00 AM - Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
    Multiday Fasting Gaining Popularity as a Powerful Biohack for Health and Longevity

    Fasting is the oldest dietary intervention in the world. Modern science confirms it can have a profoundly beneficial influence on your health and longevity. Increasing your daily intermittent fasting to 20 or 21 hours will enable you to transition into more extended fasts without significant side effects. You can also ease into it using a “fat fast” or bone broth. Contrary to popular belief, water fasting is safe for most people. Groups that should NOT fast include those who are underweight or malnourished, children and pregnant or breast-feeding women.