There have been several reports this past week that give some hope that with all the evil and greed among corporations, we may be able to recreate some integrity into the system.
One of the first reports that was released this past week was made public by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. Mike discovered and then reported that the two big cereal corporations were misleading the public who buy their products. Mike discovered their cereals and muffin mix were labeled that they contained blueberries and pomegranates and this was a lie. Their product did not contain any blueberries or pomegranates.
Instead, they contained blueberry and pomegranate bits. I am sure your first thought is why someone would do this. The only answer I can come up with is that greed and making a profit to satisfy the stock holders is so great that lying and deceit is worth the risk of getting caught.
Products Containing Fake Blueberries:
If you have purchased any of the listed products below, you may have been duped:
- Target Blueberry Bagels
- Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal
- Kellogg’s Blueberry Pop Tarts
- Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats – Blueberry Muffin Cereal
- Special K Blueberry Fruit Crisps
- Betty Crocker’s Fiber One Blueberry Muffin Mix
What are blue berry bits? This is the beginning of the story and includes the ingredients.
Volunteering his research efforts under the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center, the Health Ranger found that Total Blueberry Pomegranate cereal contained neither blueberries nor pomegranates.
Source: General Mills website nutrition facts label, downloaded January 19, 2011:
Yet it is called “Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal” and positioned as a highly nutritious cereal with the words “100% nutrition,” “Blueberry” and “Pomegranate” appearing prominently on the front of the box, in a very large font size.
While the cereal contains no actual blueberries or pomegranates, it does contain eight different sweeteners: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Barley Malt Extract, Brown Sugar Syrup, Malt Syrup, Sucralose, Molasses and Honey.
The blueberry-like appearance of small bits in the cereal are accomplished through the use of artificial colors like Red #40 and Blue #2, combined with various oils and sweeteners such as soybean oil and sugar.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com:80/031053_General_Mills_Total_cereal.html#ixzz1DGJCDjyw
This story is definitely not over. The media normally will not do report stories like this because they will never say anything against advertisers that might affect their advertising dollars spent, but for some reason, Mike Adams was contacted by CBS news. We can only hope they will report this important story.
We all know that “food” corporations create products that are not healthy or are really not food, as we reported last week on Taco Bell. Maybe reports like these will help change lives for the better.
All the above being said, there was no mention that cereal is unhealthy for many other reasons. We still have the problem with herbicides, pesticides, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, processing (that removes all nutrition from the flour whether it is whole grain or just flour) and extrusion (this destroys all nutrition even if it is organic).
Another story that is back in the news comes from Dr Joe Mercola. We have known for years that fluoride in water and toothpaste is toxic and can affect the IQ of children.
The government has finally admitted that there are serious problems with fluoride. You can check out this story at the following link.
In a nearly unprecedented about-face, U.S. federal health officials admit Americans are getting too much fluoride. It’s causing spots on children’s teeth (dental fluorosis) and could be resulting in other, more serious problems.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced plans to lower the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in nearly 50 years. The change in policy is based on a fresh review of the science.
Yahoo News reports:
“The announcement is likely to renew the battle over fluoridation … The Environmental Protection Agency released two new reviews of research on fluoride Friday. One of the studies found that prolonged, high intake of fluoride can increase the risk of brittle bones, fractures and crippling bone abnormalities.”
For further information about the dangers of fluoride, you can watch the video above about a farmer who sued an industrial company that injured and killed his cows with fluoride emissions. You can see how the animals’ teeth were destroyed in the most painful of ways.
In related news, the U.S. EPA has proposed to grant the petition of three environmental groups and end the use of the insecticide sulfuryl fluoride.
The decision cited concerns about children’s health and noted their current overexposure to fluoride through tap water.
The following is the Yahoo report.
Fluoride was never put in the water to prevent cavities. It has been and is still a toxic waste product left over from industrial wastes. In the 1940’s, there were three industries that had leftover sodium fluoride. One was the aluminum industry which was a darling of the government and the people because of aluminum parts for airplanes in the war effort.
The second was the gunpowder industry that made explosives for the war – bullets and bombs. This later became the chemical fertilizer industry.
The third was the federal government who has fluoride left over from uranium processing to make the A-bomb.
No one wanted the fluoride “dumped” into the environment because it might kill people, since it is so toxic.
There was some evidence that soldiers from the West Texas area around Hereford, TX had no dental cavities. The reason they had no cavities was because the soil in that area of the US had high amounts of calcium. People at that time ate locally. Food was not transported 1,500 to 10,000 miles. The calcium in the food prevented cavities.
Actually, the fluoride in the water caused dental fluorosis that makes the teeth a grayish motley color that damages the enamel on the teeth and causes them to deteriorate.
The third positive report comes about the vaccine industry. Vaccines have never been proven to be effective at preventing disease. There have never been any double-blind placebo-controlled studies to prove that they prevent disease.
We know if you get a disease, like measles, it is rarely anything more than a minor health issue for a few days and then you never get it again. The theory was that if the drug corporations took a virus and attenuated it (make it less strong) you could inject it into kids and people to prevent the disease.
This is a nice theory but in reality it doesn’t work. There can be many complications, including the fact that a lot of people get the disease after vaccination and that can be worse than if they just got the disease.
Another problem of the past is that people who got the polio vaccine are now coming down with cancer.
All this being said, there is a bigger problem with vaccines. The drug corporations are cheap so they use the cheapest ingredients in the vaccine products. They use all kinds of toxic chemicals including heavy metals, like mercury, aluminum, etc., artificial sweeteners and the latest discovery is mycoplasmas. These are bacteria without cell walls that are very hard to treat. Also, the government has used these cells to develop biological warfare agents that cause MS, ALS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Autism, ADD and ADHD. In other words, vaccines can cause diseases other than the ones they were designed to prevent.
Also, there are vaccines that cause death directly. The latest one is Gardasil from Merck. The last report I had was that 59 girls had died and over 15,000 had been hospitalized.
You can guess how bad or unsafe vaccines are when the government passes laws that prevent you from suing the drug corporations if you or a family member dies or becomes disabled.
I am including links to the Health Ranger, Mike Adams that he has done recently with doctors who are leading the charge against vaccines. In some cases, they want the toxins taken out of the vaccines. They also want medical research to prove they can be effective or taken off the market.
A lot of parents are afraid to buck the school system for fear their children can’t go to school. There are laws in virtually every state that allows you to object to vaccines and refuse to give them to children and still allows them to attend schools. You must do your homework on this issue.
Now that more and more info is coming out about the danger of vaccines, you are going to look stupid and feel terrible if your child gets Autism and/or other neurologic diseases.
If all fails in your fight against vaccines, then stand your ground and home school your kids. It has been proven that most home schoolers are better educated than public school children anyway.