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Scary Food: Pepsi Admits Its Soda Contains Cancer-Causing Ingredients


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Pepsi admits its soda contains cancer-causing ingredients

by: Isabelle Z.

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(NaturalNews) When the Center for Environmental Health released test results showing that Pepsi intentionally covered up the presence of high levels of 4-Mel in its popular soft drinks in 2013, the company denied both the presence of this chemical in its beverages and the fact that it was dangerous. 4-Mel, which is short for 4-Methylimidazole, is a compound that is formed in the manufacturing of caramel coloring, and is a known carcinogen.

Since then, the drinks maker has fought against complying with California state requirements to place a cancer warning label on the beverages that contain the ingredient, which include not only Pepsi, but also Diet Pepsi and Pepsi One.

Now, a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Pepsi has gained preliminary approval from a federal judge in California. As part of the proposed settlement, Pepsi has agreed to ensure its caramel coloring’s 4-Mel levels do not exceed 100 parts per billion in products that are being shipped for sale within the U.S. They will also be required to test the soda using specific protocols.

The soft drink giant also agreed to these measures in a different lawsuit that was settled in a California state court last year. The new settlement, however, expands the reach of these measures from California to the entire country.

Pepsi failed to warn consumers that its drinks contain known carcinogens

The lawsuit accused Pepsi of failing to warn people that its beverages contain 4-Mel, which California has officially recognized as a cancer-causing chemical.

A 2014 Consumer Reports test showed that the 4-Mel in Pepsi exceeded the permitted level of 29 micrograms per bottle or can, which would mean that they were in violation of common law and consumer protection statutes in the state of California.

In particular, this violates California’s Proposition 65, which has been in place since 1985, and requires manufacturers to provide consumers with clear warnings when their products will expose them to toxic or cancer-causing chemicals.

The state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment set the cutoff at 29 micrograms because that level creates a risk of cancer of one in 100,000.

Citing a 2013 Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research report, Consumer Reports said that caramel coloring is the world’s most widely used food coloring. At the time, Pepsi tried to say that because Prop 65 refers to exposure per day rather than exposure per can, and that the average amount of diet soda that its drinkers consume daily is less than a can, there was no need to place a warning on it. Consumer Reports disagreed, however.

“No matter how much consumers drink they don’t expect their beverages to have a potential carcinogen in them. And we don’t think 4-MeI should be in foods at all. Our tests of Coke samples show that it is possible to get to much lower levels,” toxicologist Dr. Urvashi Rangan said.

Is drinking soda really worth risking cancer and obesity?

It simply does not make sense for people to expose themselves unnecessarily to an ingredient that merely serves to color their food, and consumers have the right to be aware of what they are putting in their bodies. The popularity of books like Food Forensics serves to illustrate the growing desire by Americans to know what ingredients their food products contain.

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The cancer-causing caramel coloring in Pepsi is not the only reason consumers should steer clear of it. Soft drinks are also believed to be behind the nation’s obesity epidemic. A UCLA study found that adults who consumed one sugary drink such as a soda every day had a 27 percent higher likelihood of being classified as overweight than those who did not drink such beverages. Moreover, drinking just one soda each day adds up to a total of 39 pounds of sugar each year! That means that regular soda drinkers can cut their risk of obesity and cancer in one fell swoop simply by giving up the habit for good.

Article Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/055309_Pepsi_carcinogens_4-Mel.html

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Scary Food: Pepsi Admits Its Soda Contains Cancer-Causing Ingredients


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Pepsi admits its soda contains cancer-causing ingredients

by: Isabelle Z.

Go Organic

(NaturalNews) When the Center for Environmental Health released test results showing that Pepsi intentionally covered up the presence of high levels of 4-Mel in its popular soft drinks in 2013, the company denied both the presence of this chemical in its beverages and the fact that it was dangerous. 4-Mel, which is short for 4-Methylimidazole, is a compound that is formed in the manufacturing of caramel coloring, and is a known carcinogen.

Since then, the drinks maker has fought against complying with California state requirements to place a cancer warning label on the beverages that contain the ingredient, which include not only Pepsi, but also Diet Pepsi and Pepsi One.

Now, a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Pepsi has gained preliminary approval from a federal judge in California. As part of the proposed settlement, Pepsi has agreed to ensure its caramel coloring’s 4-Mel levels do not exceed 100 parts per billion in products that are being shipped for sale within the U.S. They will also be required to test the soda using specific protocols.

The soft drink giant also agreed to these measures in a different lawsuit that was settled in a California state court last year. The new settlement, however, expands the reach of these measures from California to the entire country.

Pepsi failed to warn consumers that its drinks contain known carcinogens

The lawsuit accused Pepsi of failing to warn people that its beverages contain 4-Mel, which California has officially recognized as a cancer-causing chemical.

2014 Consumer Reports test showed that the 4-Mel in Pepsi exceeded the permitted level of 29 micrograms per bottle or can, which would mean that they were in violation of common law and consumer protection statutes in the state of California.

In particular, this violates California’s Proposition 65, which has been in place since 1985, and requires manufacturers to provide consumers with clear warnings when their products will expose them to toxic or cancer-causing chemicals.

The state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment set the cutoff at 29 micrograms because that level creates a risk of cancer of one in 100,000.

Citing a 2013 Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research report, Consumer Reports said that caramel coloring is the world’s most widely used food coloring. At the time, Pepsi tried to say that because Prop 65 refers to exposure per day rather than exposure per can, and that the average amount of diet soda that its drinkers consume daily is less than a can, there was no need to place a warning on it. Consumer Reports disagreed, however.

“No matter how much consumers drink they don’t expect their beverages to have a potential carcinogen in them. And we don’t think 4-MeI should be in foods at all. Our tests of Coke samples show that it is possible to get to much lower levels,” toxicologist Dr. Urvashi Rangan said.

Is drinking soda really worth risking cancer and obesity?

It simply does not make sense for people to expose themselves unnecessarily to an ingredient that merely serves to color their food, and consumers have the right to be aware of what they are putting in their bodies. The popularity of books like Food Forensics serves to illustrate the growing desire by Americans to know what ingredients their food products contain.

Go Organic

The cancer-causing caramel coloring in Pepsi is not the only reason consumers should steer clear of it. Soft drinks are also believed to be behind the nation’s obesity epidemic. A UCLA study found that adults who consumed one sugary drink such as a soda every day had a 27 percent higher likelihood of being classified as overweight than those who did not drink such beverages. Moreover, drinking just one soda each day adds up to a total of 39 pounds of sugar each year! That means that regular soda drinkers can cut their risk of obesity and cancer in one fell swoop simply by giving up the habit for good.

Article Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/055309_Pepsi_carcinogens_4-Mel.html

Sources include:

WakingTimes.com

Law360.com

NorCalRecord.com

ConsumerReports.org

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Scary Death Food: As Long As You Buy, Big Food Doesn’t Care If You Live Or Die

As Long As You Buy, Big Food Doesn’t Care If You Live Or Die

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You know those ads and commercials that show how much the food industry cares about your well being? The ones where happy and healthy families are laughing and having a good time while consuming generous quantities of the company’s latest junk? Pure propaganda. We know it, and yet we still devour. Why? Because they’ve got us hooked! They know, as with any junkie, we can’t resist getting our preferred fix.

The agriculture, dairy, food processing and retail industries only care about squeezing out every penny of profit – at the expense of the public’s physical, emotional and spiritual health. Your health and happiness are of no concern, despite all those feel-good images of vibrant consumers.

The public makes two incorrect assumptions regarding Big Food. The first has to do with contamination. We see warnings in the press about mercury in tuna, wood pulp in Parmesan cheese, ground beef treated with ammonia to retard E. coli. These are examples of how some of the dangerous and deceptive practices of Big Food are exposed. The public assumes that corrective measures will be taken once an issue is uncovered – and that’s just fine with Big Food. Truth is, too often nothing changes. That means an uninformed customer is their best customer.

Another incorrect assumption is that the US Department of Agriculture exists to protect the consumer. But in fact, the original role of the USDA was to promote the products of the animal agriculture industry. For example: over fifty years ago, the USDA began promoting the so-called four basic food groups, with meat and dairy products in the number one and two spots on the list. Financed by the meat and dairy industry and backed by nutritional scientists on the payroll of the meat and dairy industry, this promotion ignored real science.

Then there’s the issue with food manufacturers who make extravagant claims about supporting healthy eating, while in truth, they conspire against it. Here’s where the treachery becomes criminal. Like the tobacco cartel, food makers have found ways to fill their products with ingredients (sugar, sugar substitutes, synthetic fats) that increase the desire to consume. There is now scientific proof that sugar has a greater addictive effect on brain chemistry than cocaine.

Some producers even go so far as to package many concoctions in the guise of health food. They may less harmful, but in most cases are far from healthy. It may not be as blatant as when I was growing up and Wonder Bread claimed to “Build strong bodies 12 ways”, but it is an effective marketing strategy.

The bad news: the food industry has incrementally taken over our brains, both figuratively and literally.

The good news: the damage can be reversed.

We can reclaim the brain and learn to make nutritional decisions based on what is truly best for our health, rather than the influence of propaganda or brain chemistry.

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Scary Food: The Lowdown On High Fructose Corn Sugar—HFCS

The Lowdown On High Fructose Corn Sugar—HFCS

 

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By Catherine J Frompovich

High fructose corn sugar (HFCS) has taken on another name—a façade of sorts—to legitimize its ubiquitous presence in most processed foods. If you haven’t seen HFCS recently on food labels, did you recognize its alter ego—“corn sugar”?

The Corn Refiners Association and food processors wanted another term for HFCS which, basically, equated with “not healthful” or “contributes to certain unhealthy conditions,” thus we now have HFCS appearing as corn sugar, but still delivering the same adverse nutrition aspects that prompted the name change.

Dr Dana Flavin, MD, PhD, former FDA official and toxicologist, has expertise in HFCS, which she says is “too sweet to eat.” Furthermore, that 45 percent of HFCS or corn sugar is tainted with mercury (Hg)! That’s according to a peer-reviewed study published in Environment Health Magazine. HFCS came on the market in the 1970s. Until then, food processors used sucrose as sweeteners. Since then, HFCS has been used by soft drink makers and other food processors without abandon. It’s more economical to use corn sugar than other natural sugars in making things taste sweet.

Technically, corn sugar is not a real sugar like cane or beet sugar, which comes directly from those plants. Corn syrup, on the other hand, “is heavily processed, using enzymes to turn cornstarch into glucose and then fructose. Another major difference is that in HFCS, the individual glucose and fructose molecules are chemically separate before you ingest them. In table sugar, these same two molecules are chemically bonded, forming a disaccharide (2-molecule sugar) that is broken apart inside the body,” [1] thereby sidestepping nutritional and metabolic stress negatively impacting the immune system as HFCS does. Fruit sugars—glucose and fructose, however, do not impact the immune system like HFCS.

At one time humans ingested only 20 teaspoonsful of sugar a year, whereas today, we eat 140 pounds of sugar a year, while diabetes has increased over 700 percent! How sweet is that? According to Dr Flavin, HFCS can cause multiple toxicities affecting blood vessels, the liver, and cholesterol levels, particularly triglycerides and LDL. HFCS causes body fat and increases tumor cell growth. Pregnant women consuming HFCS can pass on its negative health aspects and literally contribute to the “dumbing down” of babies!

So why do humans crave sweets—sugar—in particular? Well, according to Dr Flavin, when magnesium (MG) levels in the body are low, you crave sugar and sweets. Then, when we satisfy those cravings by eating HFCS sweetened ‘goodies’—soda, especially—it goes directly to making fat; causes blood pressure to rise; creates uric acid crystals in our joints (gout); and does NOT increase dopamine (the brain’s happy chemical) but HFCS messes with two hormone levels: ghrelin and leptin, which leave us craving sweets, not satisfied, and eating much more quantities of food to get satiated.

Ghrelin is a hormone that increases appetite while leptin is hormone made by fat cells that decreases appetite and allows us to feel “full”. In corn sugar (HFCS), the ratio of ghrelin to leptin confuses the liver by sending HFCS directly to the liver where it makes fat! Furthermore, HFCS lowers oxygen in cells, according to Dr Flavin, and we also must keep in mind that most HFCS is made from genetically modified corn that is drenched with glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides! The pancreas becomes damaged too. Incidentally, HFCS is 20 percent sweeter than regular cane or beet sugars.

Honey, cane and beet sugars actually increase dopamine levels in the brain thereby making us feel good or happy, and that’s why we love sugary things.

Dr Flavin, who has a medical practice in Germany and concentrates on cancer research, while also teaching in the UK, is the author of “Metabolic Danger of High-Fructose Corn Syrup” [2] and the founder of Foundation for Collaborative Research. She claims the FDA’s power to protect the public has been decreasing in the last ten years! Personally, I question if that has anything to do with Michael Taylor, JD, Monsanto’s former chief lobbyist, becoming the Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Back on July 9, 2016, Dr Flavin appeared on Michael Olson’s Food Chain Radio Show No. 1063 “Too Sweet to Eat” archived here, but I listened to the live broadcast.

The coincidental and complementary aspects, for me, about Dr Flavin and Mike Olson’s conversation about sugar is that in my new book, Eat to Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities, soon to be available on Amazon.com, I devote two comprehensive chapters to sugar: Sugar: Is it as sweet a treat as you think? and Do You Have a Sugar Addiction?

I must disclose that I asked Mike Olson to review the book manuscript before publication for a comment to place on the back cover, and he graciously supplied the following:

Some time ago, I took advantage of a literary license earned by having hosted over a thousand editions of the syndicated Food Chain Radio Show to pronounce my very own “Three Laws of the Food Chain,” the third law being Cheap Food Isn’t! In fact, they make food cheap by taking the nutrients out of it and by subsidizing its true cost of production, thus the cheap food they promise is really the expensive food they deliver. Catherine Frompovich takes up arms against the cheap food of industrial agriculture with Eat to Beat Disease. Read it. Arm yourself. Survive and thrive!

Not many eaters realize that just about everything that comes out of a package manufactured by food processors contains sugar in some form: natural, HFCS aka corn sugar, synthetic, or low calorie chemical analogs.

As Dr Flavin notes, HFCS is not in fresh fruits and vegetables or whole foods, which contain normal levels of fructose, glucose and sucrose. Food labels can be deceptive anymore since they don’t say “high fructose corn sugar” but use the terms “sugar” or “corn sugar”, something she thinks is deceptive manipulation on labels. Dr Flavin’s website is www.collmed.org – The Foundation for Collaborative Medicine and Research.

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References:

[1] http://www.thebetterhealthstore.com/100110_high-fructose_04.html

[2] http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2008/12/metabolic-dangers-of-high-fructose-corn-syrup/Page-01

Resources:

The Mercury Mystery: Is It Still Lacing Our High Fructose Corn Syrup?

http://www.bodyearth.net/high-fructose-corn-syrup/mercury-in-high-fructose-corn-syrup/

Photo credit: avail via Visualhunt / CC BY-ND, via Natural Blaze

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick(2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich coming in Summer 2016

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