Here are this week’s top nutrition in the news headlines, to keep you informed!
WHAT’S UP COSTCO?
Last week we were praising you for only carrying antibiotic free meats and chicken this week we hear that you may stock GMO salmon. Really? WE DO NOT WANT GMO SALMON! With over 60 other retailers already pleading a commitment NOT to carry GMO salmon we as consumers have other options available as to where we spend our grocery dollars. Organizations such as Friends of the Earth U.S., Community Alliance for Global Justice, Food & Water Watch, Loki Fish Co., members of Pacific Northwest indigenous tribes, and UFCW local 21 have already voiced their concerns regarding not only the effect of GMO salmon on human health, but the risks GMO salmon pose to wild salmon and the environment. Get with it Costco no reason to delay, say NO to GMO salmon before we say NO to Costco. Read more here.
ARSENIC IN OUR WINE? BLASPHEME!
It’s bad enough that arsenic can be found in our foods such as rice, juice, and factory-farmed chicken but we need to draw the line when it comes to wine. BeverageGrades a Denver based laboratory that analyzes wine, recently tested 1300 bottles of wine where approximately one-fourth were found to contain as much as 5 times the amount of arsenic than the 10 parts per billion that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accepts for our drinking water. Are wine producers purposely misrepresenting the safety of their wines, hiding the danger from us? And why does the federal government not regulate the levels of arsenic in wine as it does in water? Kevin Hicks, founder of BeverageGrades filed a class action lawsuit against 24 wine makers this past week in California so we will definitely be hearing more about this subject on our nightly newscasts. Check out the link below to see if one of your favorite wines is making you sick. Read more here.
SCIENTISTS BLAME VITAMIN D FOR NOT DOING SOMETHING IT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO DO.
Really! A review of clinical trial data suggests vitamin D supplementation was ineffective at lowering blood pressure and should not be used as an antihypertensive, according to an article. But, who said vitamin D was used in that treatment?? The DASH DIET has always said it was magnesium, calcium and potassium. Media simply wants to get the word out that vitamins do not work. TRUE vitamin D does not help hypertension, but it does help diabetes, obesity, alzheimers, MS and a slew of other issues. This is like saying “a hammer is useless because it doesn’t screw in screws”. WOW… SHOCKING RIGHT!? Read more here.
IS MONSANTO’S REIGN FINALLY COMING TO AN END?
For the health of people and animals everywhere, we sure hope so. More and more industries and individuals are fighting back at Monsanto lately against pesticides and herbicides, genetically modified foods (GMOs), food additives like saccharin, or for recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) and (rBGH) a synthetic hormone that increases milk production. Now Monsanto is being sued by The City of San Diego and San Diego Unified Port District for their part in contributing to the polluting of San Diego’s Bay with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB). Even though the United States Congress banned PCBs in 1979 they were previously widely used in the shipbuilding industry and electrical coolant fluids. Today the residue of PCB found in the bay’s sediment is still polluting San Diego Bay, contaminating the fish and other wildlife. The San Diego Regional Water Control Board wants that sediment removed and the City of San Diego wants Monsanto to in part pick up the bill. For the whole story read the article. We can’t wait to see the outcome. Read more here.
DIET SODA HAVE YOU PACKING ON THE POUNDS?
If you are one of the thousands that are trying to fight that dreaded battle of the bulge, cutting your calorie intake in part by drinking diet soda you will definitely want to read this article. The Journal of American Geriatrics Society recently published a new study indicating a direct correlation between an increase in diet soda consumption and an increase in abdominal fat in adults’ age 65 and older. Why is this important? An increase in abdominal fat very well may escalate your risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or stroke. Some of the very health problems that you where trying to prevent in the first place. Read more here.