HOUSE PASSES ANTI-GMO LABELING LAW

Reuters.com reports that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a hotly debated measure that blocks any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont.

Jonathan Youtt, of Oakland, performs a puppet show during a rally in support of the state's upcoming Proposition 37 ballot measure in San Francisco, California October 6, 2012. The initiative, commonly known as the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, would require mandatory labeling of genetically-modified raw and processed food products and prohibit products containing such to be called natural. While supporters see the measure as part of the consumer's right to know, the controversial measure has also drawn strong criticisms in recent times for being poorly written, increasing costs for both taxpayers and consumers, as well as presenting additional risks of lawsuits against retailers. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT) - RTR38V4L

To learn more visit http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/23/us-usa-gmo-labeling-idUSKCN0PX17920150723

CHICKEN NUGGETS RECALLED OVER CONTAMINATION FEARS???

NBC New York reported that Murry’s Inc., a Pennsylvania-based food company, is recalling more than 20,000 pounds of chicken nuggets nationwide due to possible staph contamination after its product tested positive for Staphylococcal enterotoxin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

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To learn more go to http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Chicken-Nugget-Recall-Murrys-Bell-Evans-Gluten-Free-Health-Staph-Bacteria-315850321.html

New research found that exposure to the petrochemical-derived compounds known as phthalates can play a significant role in affecting a woman’s sexual desire.

Food storagePhthalates (pronounced “thallets”) are found in plastics, pharmaceutical drugs, cosmetics, insecticides, and even baby care products.  They have been linked to asthma, birth defects, and cancer. Some medications are coated in a type of phthalate known as di-n-butyl-phthalate.  They recommend storing food in glass containers.  It’s why Premier Group International (www.pregrp.com) makes “safe” plastic food storage products.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/not-tonight-ive-had-too-many-toxins.html#ixzz3VEKe66uL

Could “BPA free” Plastic Bottles be Messing With Your Hormones?

A new study made public by MotherJones.com talks about how harmful chemicals make their way into your beverages, and shows which bottles are affected the most by UV contact. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/06/bpa-free-plastics-tritan-nalgene-dangerous

Toxic Chemicals Found in Dollar Store Products???

Themindunleashed.org reported toxic chemicals being found in 81% of Dollar Store products.  Apparently the products tested contained chemicals linked to learning disabilities, cancer, and other serious illnesses.

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http://themindunleashed.org/2015/03/81-percent-of-dollar-store-products-tested-contain-chemicals-linked-to-learning-disabilities-cancer-and-serious-illnesses.html

 

More News on Chemicals in Plastic

According to the Breast Cancer Fund, plastic can contain harmful chemicals that are dangerous to the human body!

http://www.breastcancerfund.org/clear-science/environmental-breast-cancer-links/plastics/

Components used in plastics, such as phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA), are detected in humans?

The Royal Society posted an article discussing components in plastic being detected in humans.

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http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/364/1526/2079