Farmers, Consumers and Public Interest Groups Square off Against Corporate Interests at USDA Organic Meeting

by The Cornucopia Institute

ALBUQUERQUE, NM: Passions flared at the semiannual meeting of the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), last week in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the federal advisory panel approved a number of synthetic ingredients for use in organics, over the objection of the majority of industry participants.

The meeting came on the heels of […]

Over Half of Your Diet Should Consist of Saturated Fats

by Dr. Mercola
A little over 100 years ago a German scientist wrote a letter to a company that made soap, and in so doing changed the way the world cooks its food. The soap company, Procter & Gamble, bought the scientist’s idea—and Crisco was born.

At this time in history, people used animal fats for […]

Tropical Traditions Introduces Einkorn Ancient Grain Products

Tropical Traditions announced today it was adding einkorn products to its organic food line.
History of Einkorn, the Ancient Grain
Einkorn is an ancient grain, and is known as the oldest variety of “wheat.” Einkorn was first cultivated 5,000 to 10,000 years ago. It is classified as a “diploid” because it only has two sets of […]

American Medical Association Considers Labels on Genetically Engineered Food

Fairfield, IA – May 23, 2012—The Indiana State Medical Association and the Illinois State Medical Society have both introduced resolutions to the American Medical Association supporting Federal legislation and/or regulations to require labeling of food with genetically engineered ingredients [1] The Reference Committee for Science and Technology is accepting comments from AMA membership until […]

What’s the Best Way to Apply Coconut Oil to Hair?

by The Beauty Brains

CYW says…Is using coconut oil as a pre-poo or a leave in after shampoo/cond going to benefit my hair the most?
The Right Brain responds:
We’ve blogged before about how coconut oil is effective at treating hair damage. That’s because it’s one of the relatively few oils that are able to penetrate deep into the […]

Low Carb High Fat Diet Blogger Lawsuit Challenges Censorship of Dietary Advice

by Bob Ewing
Institute for Justice

Arlington, Va.—Can the government throw you in jail for offering advice on the Internet about what people should buy at the grocery store?

That is exactly the claim made by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition.  And that is why today diabetic blogger Steve Cooksey of Stanley, N.C. has teamed up with […]

Pneumonia Vaccine Shown to Actually Increase Bacterial Infections It Is Supposed to Prevent

by Dr. Mercola
It’s estimated that nearly one in 7 U.S. adults have been diagnosed with sinusitis in the past 12 months, which occurs when the mucous membranes in your nose and sinuses become irritated.iIn most of these cases (90-98%) a virus is the cause, whereas in 2-10% of cases, a bacterial infection is also […]

Anthrax Vaccine Trial Ethics? Science?

by Alliance for Human Research Protection

A strong case for the anthrax vaccine trial would be made “if the community that’s most supportive of moving this forward would volunteer their own children for the study.” Amy Gutmann, Chair,  Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

The Obama administration continues to push for approval of a highly […]

German Medical Society Apologizes for Nazi-era Atrocities by Doctors

by Vera Sharav
Alliance for Human Research Protection
Sixty-eight years after the verdict concluding the Nuremberg Doctors Trial–a verdict that includes the Nuremberg Code–the German Medical Association (Bundesarztekammer) has finally acknowledged the culpability of Germany’s medical community during the Nazi regime.
On May 23, 2012, the German Medical Association issued a Declaration and apology at Nuremberg, at […]

More Missing Links — of Darwin, Eugenics and Hitler

by Bruce Chapman
Evolution News and Views

Yale Alumni Magazine has done the world a favor by exposing one of the skeletons in the closet of that and other universities: the eugenics movement.

The author, Richard Conniff, though himself a Darwinist, doesn’t pull punches. A century ago, he explains, well-meaning professors who contributed in positive ways to economics […]