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Major Junk Food Company Collapses

Dr. Mercola – In recent years, Nestlé, Kraft, Mars, Campbell Soup Co. and others have quit GMA, as it was increasingly perceived as being out of touch with consumer sentiments.

Do You Really Want to Eat Hot Dogs After Knowing This?

Dr. Mercola Waking Times The hot dog is one of America’s most popular foods, with the average person consuming 50 of them per year. Hot dogs are one of the most nutritionally bankrupt foods. Yet for decades, they’ve been given a free pass, granted one pardon after another thanks to their towering status in American

Junk Food Encoded in Children’s DNA and Beyond

Heather Callaghan, Contributor Waking Times New study ponders impact of Western food and GMOs on posterity’s genes… Through the emerging information from epigenetics – the study of environmental exposure on genes – it becomes apparent that we are not the body equivalent to Las Vegas. What happens to us doesn’t stay with us – it

Brain Imaging Study Confirms Addictive Nature of Processed Carbs

Dr. Mercola Waking Times A staggering two-thirds of Americans are now overweight, and one in four are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. Carb-rich processed foods are a primary driver of these statistics, and while many blame Americans’ overindulgence of processed junk foods on lack of self-control, scientists are now starting to reveal the truly addictive nature of such foods. Most recently,

Addiction To Junk Food: More Than Meets The Eye

Eleni Roumeliotou, Green Med Info Waking Times When it comes to processed food, excessive amounts of sugar and hydrogenated fats is the rule rather than the exception. It is no secret anymore that there is a very distinct thread linking the increased consumption of such foods, coupled with relentless advertising campaigns and the epidemic proportions of diabetes

7 Highly Disturbing Trends in Junk Food Advertising to Children

Laura Gottesdiener, AlterNet Waking Times  From bribing children with toys to convincing them to eat a “fourth meal,” the industry is glutted with perverse, profit-chasing schemes. Ever wonder why one-third of all children in the United States are overweight, if not dangerously obese? According to a slew of recent reports, the cornucopia of junk food

Healthiest Foods Out of Reach For The Majority of The Population

Natasha Longo, Prevent Disease Waking Times To say that the cost of healthy living is out of reach for most people would be an understatement. Low to middle-class subsets of the population have difficulty affording their own rent and mortgage payments let alone clean organic and unprocessed foods. Nutritionally sound chemical-free diets have achieved many

Brazil Introduces Legislation To Protect Public Health From Processed Foods

Prevent Disease The Brazilian government has introduced legislation to protect and improve its traditional food system, standing in contrast to the governments of many industrialized countries that have partly surrendered their prime duty to protect public health to transnational food companies, argue nutrition and public health experts writing in this week’s PLoS Medicine. Carlos Monteiro and

Is Junk Food For The Poor Better Than Nothing?

Tania Melkonian Waking Times Anyone behind me in line at the supermarket check-out would think me uncharitable.  The cashier asks,‘Would you like to donate a meal to the X house for the poor?’  Naturally, it is deliberate that her script obliges that any answer other than an enthusiastic ‘Oh, yes please! I would love nothing more!’ renders

Do Hidden Opiates In Our Food Explain Food Addictions?

Food addictions are not strictly “psychological” problems, but have a hard-wired, organic component. Many of the most commonly consumed foods in Western culture actually contain narcotic properties associated with the presence of psychoactive chemicals that bind to opioid receptors in the nervous system.

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