Hershey Considers Removing High-Fructose Corn Syrup for Real Sugar

Between 1995 and 2010 over $260 billion was spent by American taxpayers in agricultural subsidies. Most of that money is put into commodity crops such as corn and soybeans. Between 1995 and 2010, $77.1 billion was given to farmers so that they could grow massive amounts of corn. – See more at: http://naturalsociety.com/hershey-considers-removing-high-fructose-corn-syrup-real-sugar/#sthash.Ob67R2vd.dpuf

Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it

We thought we were eating well but have completely changed our eating habits. Now we eat mainly nuts, grains, fruits and vegetables and completely ignore processed foods, natural flavors (MSG), high fructose corn syrup, white sugar, white flour and pesticides wherever possible. We also eat meat sparingly–maybe once every month or two. It takes longer to shop, cook and cleanup and my spouse spends lots of time working on raw recipes.

Prenatal pesticide exposure tied to lower IQ in children

By Sarah Yang, Media Relations | April 20, 2011

BERKELEY —
In a new study suggesting pesticides may be associated with the health and development of children, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health have found that prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides – widely used on food crops – is related to lower intelligence scores at age 7.

The researchers found that every tenfold increase in measures of organophosphates detected during a mother’s pregnancy corresponded to a 5.5 point drop in overall IQ scores in the 7-year-olds. Children in the study with the highest levels of prenatal pesticide exposure scored seven points lower on a standardized measure of intelligence compared with children who had the lowest levels of exposure.