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Apr 28

FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer Causing Arsenic

 FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer Causing Arsenic
After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that’s fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from:It’s added to the chicken feed on purpose!
Even worse, the FDA says its own research shows that the arsenic added to the chicken feed ends up in the chicken meat where it is consumed by humans. So for the last sixty years, American  consumers  who eat conventional chicken  have been swallowing arsenic, a known cancer-causing chemical. (http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/loc…)

Until this new study, both the  poultry industry  and the FDA denied that arsenic fed to  chickens ended up in their  meat.  The fairy-tale excuse story we’ve all been fed for sixty years is that “the arsenic is excreted in the chicken feces.” There’s no scientific basis for making such a claim… it’s just what the poultry industry wanted everybody to believe.
But now the evidence is so undeniable that the manufacturer of the chicken feed product known as Roxarsone has decided to pull the product off the shelves (http://www.grist.org/food-safety/20…). And what’s the name of this manufacturer that has been putting arsenic in the chicken feed for all these years? Pfizer, of course — the very same company that makes vaccines containing chemical adjuvants that are injected into children.

Technically, the company making the Roxarsone chicken feed is a subsidiary of Pfizer, called Alpharma  LLC. Even though Alpharma now has agreed to pull this toxic  feed chemical off the shelves in the United States, it says it won’t necessarily remove it from feed  products  in other countries unless it is forced by regulators to do so. As reported by AP:

Scott Brown of Pfizer Animal Health’s Veterinary Medicine Research and Development division said the company also sells the ingredient in about a dozen other countries. He said Pfizer is reaching out to regulatory authorities in those countries and will decide whether to sell it on an individual basis.” (http://www.usatoday.com/money/indus…)

But even as its arsenic-containing product is pulled off the shelves, the FDA  continues its campaign of denial, claiming arsenic in chickens is at such a low level that it’s still safe to eat. This is even as the FDA says arsenic is a carcinogen, meaning it increases the risk of  cancer.

TheNational Chicken Councilagrees with the FDA. In a statement issued in response to the news that Roxarsone would be pulled from feed store shelves, it stated, “Chicken is safe to eat” even while admitting arsenic was used in many flocks grown and sold as chicken meat  in the United States.

What’s astonishing about all this is that the FDA tells consumers it’s safe to eat cancer-causing arsenic but it’s dangerous to drink  elderberry   juice! The FDA recently conducted an armed raid in an elderberry juice  manufacturer, accusing it of the “crime” of selling “unapproved drugs.” (http://www.naturalnews.com/032631_e…) Which  drugs  would those be? The elderberry juice, explains the FDA. You see, the elderberry juice magically becomes a “drugs” if you tell people how it can help support good health.

The FDA has also gone after dozens of other  companies  for selling natural herbal products or nutritional products that enhance and support  health. Plus, it’s waging a war on raw milk which it says is dangerous. So now in America, we have a food and drug regulatory agency that says it’s okay to eat arsenic, but dangerous to drink elderberry juice or raw milk.

Eat more poison, in other words, but don’t consume any healing foods. That’s the FDA, killing off Americans one meal at a time while protecting the profits of the very companies that are poisoning us with their deadly ingredients.

Oh, by the way, here’s another sweet little disturbing fact you probably didn’t know about hamburgers and conventional beef  : Chicken litter containing arsenic is fed to cows in factory beef operations.  So the arsenic that’s pooped out by the chickens gets consumed and concentrated in the tissues of cows, which is then ground into hamburger  to be consumed by the clueless masses who don’t even know they’re  eating  second-hand chicken crap. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027414_c…)

 FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer Causing Arsenic

Apr 26

Official Research Verifies “Bee Holocaust” Caused by Dangerous Man-Made Poisons by Big Ag

Bees Hive Honey Comb Official Research Verifies Bee Holocaust Caused by Dangerous Man Made Poisons by Big Ag

A class of insecticide chemicals commonly applied to rapeseed, also known as canola here in the U.S., as well as sugar beets, corn, and various other crops is killing off bee populations across the globe, and a prominent environmental watchdog group is now demanding that these insecticides be immediately pulled from the market. As reported by the U.K.’s Daily Mail, a report issued by the U.K.’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) confirms that neonicotinoid insecticides are to blame for mass bee die-offs.

The declaration by this prominent government advisory group comes following the release of data out of the E.U. showing that neonicotinoids contain compounds that interfere with bees’ central nervous systems, and thus cause them to become confused while pollinating. Eventually, bees affected by these chemicals lose their ability to navigate back to the hive, forgetting where they are and how to get home, which results in them starving and dying en masse.

Back in January, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) determined that neonicotinoids, which have been in use since the early 1990s, are directly responsible for triggering an epidemic of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) all around the world. The agency went on to express opposition to the further use of neonicotinoid insecticides, particularly with regards to plants that are attractive to bees. But the European Commission was ultimately unable to garner enough votes to successfully implement a two-year ban on the chemicals, which has prompted EAC to issue its own call for a ban.

“If farmers had to pollinate fruit and vegetables without the help of insects, it would cost hundreds of millions of pounds and we would all be stung by rising food prices,” says Joan Walley MP, chair of EAC, referring to the devastating losses that will occur in the absence of pollinating bees. “Defra (Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs) Ministers have refused to back EU efforts to protect pollinators and can’t even come up with a convincing plan to encourage bee-friendly farming in the U.K.”

UK, Germany primarily responsible for enabling continued ‘armageddon’ on bees

According to earlier reports, the European Commission was roadblocked in its attempt to protect bee populations by both the U.K. and Germany, which at the last minute failed to vote in favor of a two-year moratorium. The winners in the proposal’s defeat, of course, are chemical companies like Syngenta and Bayer CropScience, both of which have a vested interest in neonicotinoids. The losers are not only bees, but the global population at large, which will suffer from crop failures and eventually starvation.

“Britain and Germany have caved in to the industry lobby and refused to ban bee-killing pesticides,” Iain Keith from the non-profit environmental group Avaaz is quoted as saying by the U.K.’s Guardian. “[The] vote flies in the face of science and public opinion and maintains the disastrous chemical armageddon on bees, which are critical for the future of our food.”

Sources for this article include:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk

http://www.naturalnews.com/035652_pesticides_honey_bees_ban.html

 Official Research Verifies Bee Holocaust Caused by Dangerous Man Made Poisons by Big Ag

Apr 24

Toxic Tea Bags – Current Studies Find Plastic and Cancerous Compounds in Tea Bags

Toxic Tea Bags Toxic Tea Bags   Current Studies Find Plastic and Cancerous Compounds in Tea Bags

By Dr. Mercola

I’ve long advocated drinking tea in lieu of coffee, but the downside of modern food technology is again rearing its ugly head and causing brand new health concerns over this otherwise healthful brew.

A recent article in The Atlantic1 raises questions about the safety of plastic tea bags, some of which have fancy pyramid shapes, designed to allow the tea leaves to unfurl during infusion.

Chances are you’ve never even given the tea bag a second thought. But indeed, some of the newer tea bags are made with a variety of plastics; some are nylon, some are made of viscose rayon, and others are made of thermoplastic, PVC or polypropylene.

Anyone aware of the dangers of plastic chemicals leaching out of plastic containers and bottles is likely to be concerned about drinking tea steeped through heated plastic.

The other bad news is that paper tea bags may be just as bad, or worse, than the plastic ones because many of them are treated with epichlorohydrin, a compound mainly used in the production of epoxy resins.

Considered a potential carcinogen by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2 (NIOSH), epichlorohydrin is also used as a pesticide. Besides making its way into tea bags, it can also be found in coffee filters, water filters, and sausage casings.

When epichlorohydrin comes in contact with water, it hydrolyzes to 3-MCPD, which has been shown to cause cancer in animals. It’s also been implicated in infertility (it has a spermatoxic effect in male rats3) and suppressed immune function4.

This chemical is already a well-known “process contaminant” associated with modern food production. According to the American Oil Chemicals Society5(AOCS), 3-MCPD can also be found in variable levels in refined vegetable oils, which is yet another reason to avoid such cooking oils and replace them with organic coconut oil.

Do Plastic Tea Bags Pose a Health Concern?

As you probably know, chemicals in plastic containers and bottles have been found to leach into food and drink, thereby posing a number of health hazards. Examples include bisphenol-A (BPA), bisphenol-S (BPS), and phthalates, all of which mimic hormones and act as potent endocrine disruptors.

Unfortunately, according to the featured article, neither the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice nor the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have any information on the toxicity of plastic tea bags or the levels of plastic chemicals that might migrate into the tea when steeped in hot water. Hard to believe, but true, the US federal agencies are not supervising this potential toxic exposure.

 

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/04/24/tea-bags.aspx?e_cid=20130424_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130424

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Feb 09

122 Uses for Coconut Oil – Even More of the Simple, the Strange, and the Downright Odd

122 Uses for Coconut Oil

  1. Eat a spoonful when you need an energy boost.
  2. Use it as the base for a homemade body scrub.
  3. Use to condition your wooden cutting boards.
  4. Use as a super conditioner on your hair (apply to dry hair, leave in as long as possible and then shampoo as normal).
  5. Use as a styling agent if you have really dry hair. Just rub a tiny bit on your palms and apply to your hair and style as normal.
  6. Keep a little container in your purse for lip moisturizer.
  7. Add a spoonful to your dog or cat’s food. CO is great for our furry friends!
  8. Replace nasty, unhealthy vegetable oils in your cooking and baking with CO.
  9. Make healthy Magic Shell ice cream topping.
  10. Use it for oil pulling (learn about oil pulling here).

 

Read Full Article Here: http://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2012/05/122-uses-for-coconut-oil-even-more-of-the-simple-the-strange-and-the-downright-odd/

Feb 08

8 Indian Spices That Prevent Cancer

Indian spices 8 Indian Spices That Prevent Cancer

Not every battle is struck by a wave of violence and not every fight culminates in bloodshed.

When the opposition in question is an adamant disease like cancer, our armoury should be packed with a lifestyle of regular health check-ups and a diet including foods that double as anti-cancer agents.

When actress Lisa Ray was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a relatively rare cancer of the bone marrow, all she said was, “I’ll beat cancer”. Carrying this spirit of defeating a disease often labelled ‘incurable’, we try to find out diet methods, especially in the selection of spices that can avert the multiplying of malignant cells in the body that gradually mature into insurmountable cancer cells.

Our grandmothers would in no time prepare us a glass of warm milk with saffron sprinkled on top when we went crying to her with bruise on our knee or wound on the elbow. The herbal turmeric paste soothed minor cuts and healed all skin rashes. These age-old kitchen tricks are little more than mere quick-fix tactics. Spices like turmeric and saffron are inherent with medicinal properties that, when incorporated to our diet from an early stage strengthens our bodies against invasion of toxins, bacteria and virus.

Senior consultant surgical oncologist Dr. B. Niranjan Naik and senior clinical nutritionist, Fortis La Femme, Shipra Saklani Mishra, inform us about the goodness of Indian spices with cancer-fighting properties and the necessity of their inclusion to our eating habits.

Turmeric/Curcumin: This is the king of spices when it comes to dealing with cancer diseases, besides it adding a zesty color to our food on the platter. Turmeric contains the powerful polyphenol Curcumin that has been clinically proven to retard the growth of cancer cells causing prostrate cancer, melanoma, breast cancer, brain tumor pancreatic cancer and leukemia amongst a host of others. Curcumin promotes ‘Apoptosis’- (programmed cell death/cell suicide) that safely eliminates cancer breeding cells without posing a threat to the development of other healthy cells. In cases of conventional radiotherapy and chemotherapy, the surrounding cells too become a target in addition to the cancer cells. Therefore, the side-effects are imminent.

Fennel: Armed with phyto-nutrients and antioxidants, cancer cells have nothing but to accept defeat when the spice is fennel. ‘Anethole’, a major constituent of fennel resists and restricts the adhesive and invasive activities of cancer cells. It suppresses the enzymatic regulated activities behind cancer cell multiplication. A tomato-fennel soup with garlic or fresh salads with fennel bulbs make for an ideal entree prior to an elaborate course meal. Roasted fennel with parmesan can be another star pick.

Saffron: A natural carotenoid dicarboxylic acid called ‘Crocetin’ is the primary cancer-fighting element that saffron contains. It not only inhibits the progression of the disease but also decreases the size of the tumour by half, guaranteeing a complete goodbye to cancer. Though it is the most expensive spice in the world for it is derived from around 250,000 flower stigmas (saffron crocus) that make just about half a kilo, a few saffron threads come loaded with benefits you won’t regret paying for. Saffron threads can be used in various ways.

Cumin: Yes, it aids digestion and probably that is why we like chewing a handful of cumin seeds at the end of every meal. However, its health benefits go beyond. A portent herb with anti-oxidant characteristics, cumin seeds contain a compound called ‘Thymoquinone’ that checks proliferation of cells responsible for prostate cancer. So, instead of loading your usual snack options with calories and oil, add this seasoning to your bread, fried beans or sauce and make the dish rich in flavour and high on health. You can rediscover the magic of cumin in your regular bowl of tadka dal and rice too!

Cinnamon: It takes not more than a half teaspoon of cinnamon powder every day to keep cancer risk away. A natural food preservative, cinnamon is a source of iron and calcium. Useful in reducing tumour growth, it blocks the formation of new vessels in the human body. Some of the effective ways of including cinnamon in your diet are:

-Start your day with a cup of cinnamon tea (in leaf or sachet)
-Make your breakfast meal a super healthy one; just add this wonder spice to your
morning oatmeal and you are going well!
-A fruity delight comprising chopped apples, a few walnuts and your magic potion cinnamon
-Honey and cinnamon in your glass of milk before going to bed; no cancer nightmares assured!

Oregano: More than a pizza or pasta topping, oregano confirms its worth as a potential agent against prostate cancer. Consisting of anti-microbial compounds, just one teaspoon of oregano has the power of two cups of red grapes! Phyto-chemical ‘Quercetin’ present in oregano restricts growth of malignant cells in the body and acts like a drug against cancer-centric diseases.

Cayenne Pepper/Capsaicin (Chilli peppers): A promising spice with anti-cancer properties, an overdose of chilli peppers however should be restrained. Capsaicin induces the process of apoptosis that destroys potential cancer cells and reduces the size of leukemia tumour cells considerably. It can be concluded that apart from setting our tongues on fire, chilli peppers can scare cancer pathogens off too.

Ginger: This humble spice boasts of medicinal qualities that help lowering cholesterol, boost metabolism and kill cancer cells. Easily added to vegetable dishes, fish preparations and salads,ginger enhances the flavour in cooking. Chew on fresh parsley if the odour bothers you.

Others: Cloves, anise, basil, garlic, caraway, fenugreek, mustard, mint leaves, rosemary, Limonin (fresh lemon), virgin olive, vinegar and avocado are other cancer-fighting diet components.

Dr. K Medhi, Senior Consultant, Medical Oncology informs us on other diet habits that can keep cancer risk at bay:

1. A plant-based diet with a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and beans is the best organic way to fight cancer.
2. Add fibre: Replace white rice with brown rice in meals
3. Substitute whole-grain bread for white bread; choose a bran muffin over a pastry
4. Snack on popcorn instead of potato chips.
5. Eat fresh fruits with skin.
6. Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation.
7. Cook with olive oil instead of regular vegetable oil
8. Avoid packaged or fried foods that are high in trans-fats
9. Avoid processed salt. Celtic sea salt/Himalayan salt can be consumed sparingly.
10. Cancer patients: Do not load your diet with turmeric or Curcumin supplements without doctor’s consult or prescribed dosage.

Couscous Salad With Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Recipezaar 14939 l 8 Indian Spices That Prevent Cancer

Cancer fighting salad recipe: Couscous salad with sun dried tomato

Ingredients:

Couscous Wheat- 120 gms

Turmeric – 1 gm

Salt/pepper To Taste

Sun dried tomato- 2 nos

Olives (black/Green) – 2 nos each

Mint leaves- 2 sprig

Lemon juice

Ginger dices

Bell pepper dices- 15 gm

Olive oil- 2 Tsp

Saffron

Pickle onion- 2 nos

Lettuce leaves

Method:

1. Take a pan and add salt, pepper, turmeric, couscous, olive oil and saffron. Steam the couscous for 5 minutes and chill immediately.

2. Now add lemon juice, bell pepper, olives, sun dried tomato, pickle onion (chopped) and dice ginger. Mix well and add mint. Mould it on top of lettuce leaves and serve chilled.

(Recipe contributed by Chef Diwas Wadhera, Executive Chef at Mosaic Hotels, Noida)

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

Article Source: http://worldtruth.tv/8-indian-spices-that-prevent-cancer/

Jan 28

Certain Foods that “KILL” Belly Fat and Others that “CAUSE” Belly Fat: Here are 15 Foods that will Flatten that Bulge

Drink to Cut Your Belly Fat Certain Foods that KILL Belly Fat and Others that CAUSE Belly Fat: Here are 15 Foods that will Flatten that Bulge
There are certain foods that KILL belly fat and others that CAUSE belly fat and belly bulge ❥➥❥ Here are 15 that will flatten that bulge:

1. Avocados: These little suckers are loaded with two nutrients that are KEY to killing belly fat: hunger-crushing fiber 11 to 17 grams per avocado!, and monounsaturated fats, which studies have shown to actually “spot reduce” belly fat. Zowie

2. Peanut Butter: Okay, not just peanut butter, but mostly any seeds and nuts and these are the best: pistachios, walnuts, almonds (or almond butter, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. Why? They keep you full and satisfied for long periods of time, and they’re stuffed with healthy, belly-burning fats and minerals

3. Crisco: KIDDING! Just seeing if you were paying attention. That stuff is deadly. Healthy oils like olive oil, coconut oil and brand names like Udo’s Oil and Barlean’s Oil (I like the swirl flavors) actually help you burn fat by supplying healthy oils your body needs to burn body blubber

4. These Veggies: I’ve got to thank my buddy Mike Geary for this one. Turns out certain vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, and cabbage contain special phytonutrients, such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which help to fight against environmental estrogens that can add belly fat. Mom was right…eat your veggies

5. Omelets: Eggs aren’t bad, they’re nutrient-dense and loaded with belly-burning protein, vitamins B6, B12, A, D, E, and K, folate, choline, lutein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. Plus, they keep you full for long periods of time. Choose eggs that come from free-range chickens. You’ll get more healthy nutrients

6. Dark Chocolate: That is not a typo. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants with nearly eight times the number found in strawberries and it contains stimulants that can have a positive effect on fat burning, including theobromine and caffeine. It also contains a nice dose of oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fat. Make sure to choose the 78% or higher cocoa levels for best results

7. Oatmeal: Packed with fiber and whole-grain goodness, you can’t go wrong. Just be sure to avoid the processed, high-sugar junk out there and stick to slow-cook oats. Add a dash of cinnamon, some walnuts, berries, and a natural sweetener to taste. BAM! Good stuff

8. Green Tea: Not only does it contain a potent antioxidant, many scientific studies have linked green tea to increased fat burning, including a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that found green tea extract boosted the daytime metabolism of test subjects by 35- 43%

9. Beans: Black beans, navy beans, refried beans, and lima beans all have 6 or more grams of fiber per ½ cup. Fiber can clean your system of pounds of “toxic waste” and reduce your belly bulge in a big way. See #5 for details

10. Berries: Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are loaded with fiber, which slows sugar absorption, and they’re packed with vitamins that can fight cravings. Note: cravings can come from vitamin deficiencies

11. Cinnamon: Researchers have found that cinnamon contains a type of antioxidant that increases insulin sensitivity and effectively helps to stabilize blood sugar. Bottom line…you’ll store less belly fat

12. Chili Peppers: Studies have shown that the active ingredient in chili peppers and powder, something called capsaicin, increases calorie-burning, stabilizes blood sugar levels which decreases fat storage, and is a potent antioxidant. Add some of this “spice” to your life

13. Yogurt: Most regular yogurt is bad for your belly. It’s loaded with belly-bulging sugar that you want to avoid. However, Greek yogurts like Stoneyfield Farms Oikos Greek Yogurt -plain- are loaded with probiotics that fight belly bulge. See #6

14. Wild Salmon: Hands-down one of the best belly-blasting foods because of its protein and high omega-3 fatty acid content. This is like a “double shotgun approach” to killing belly fat. Many people are deficient in omega-3s and when they add them to their diet the fat can really start coming off

15. Giant Turkey Legs: You got me. I’m pulling your leg. (Get it?) I’m not just talking about turkey meat (white preferred), but any lean protein source is a good belly-blasting food. This includes wild salmon, free-range chicken, whey protein powders, and most especially grass-fed beef because it contains natural CLA—a fat that studies have actually shown to burn fat. The interesting thing about protein is your body will burn off as much as 30% of its calories after you eat it.

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Sep 12

Food For Thought

It seems like everyone I talk to these days is concerned about the increase in food costs that are already too high. For some it has created a real challenge to feed their families, if you are one of those families or know someone who is, you might want to read what I have to share in the next paragraph.

Well the other day, I was talking to a friend of mine the rising cost of food and he shared with me something very interesting, how he was getting free fruits and vegetables. He went on to tell me that he had some experience in the grocery store business and that the grocery store every week will throws away good produce that is overripe, discolored, slightly wilted or in some way less than perfect. He told me how he went about developing a relationship with the produce manager the store. First of all this man had some chickens and goats on his property and started out look for some spoiled fruits & vegetables to help supplement the cost of feeding his animals. O.K. SO the manager let him go through the carts full of produce the store was going to throw away that week, as he did he was surprised to find that so much of what was there was perfectly good to eat with a little cutting and trimming. Well my friend made it a point to come on once a week about the same time on a regular basis, it wasn’t long and the manager had a cart just set aside specifically for my friend to pick up his free produce most of which was good enough to feed his family, the spoiled parts were feed to the livestock. He said this produce would have cost him around couple hundred dollars every month. This is money he could now use to help pay for gas and other basic needs!

I know what your think, it sounds like dumpster diving. All I can tell you is the conversation that I had with my friend happened over dinner at his house, which was full of this same free produce. This may not be for everyone, however I thought this is some good inside information that could be shared with other people that are having a hard time with the rising food prices.

Here is another option for keeping the food bill low

May 11

Protect Yourself from President Obama’s executive order to control all U.S. Resources: CONTROLLING YOU!

This is something that all Americans should understand and be made aware of. Friday night of St. Patrick’s Day weekend (March 16, 2012), President Obama signed an executive order to control all U.S. Resources: water, FOOD, energy, transportation, commerce, etc. in times of war OR peace. Two similar executive orders have been signed by presidents in the past (both based on the Defense Production Act of 1950) but they were only declared during times of war!

This could be in response to preparations against Iran, and the president may have placed the United States on a war footing, notes the Huffington Post.

According to the release, stockpiling or prioritizing will not require a state of war. In Section 310 entitled, “Critical Items,” the government is empowered “to take appropriate action to ensure that critical components, critical technology items, essential materials, and industrial resources are available from reliable sources when needed to meet defense requirements during peacetime, graduated mobilization, and national emergency. Appropriate action may include restricting contract solicitations to reliable sources, restricting contract solicitations to domestic sources (pursuant to statutory authority), stockpiling critical components, and developing substitutes for critical components or critical technology items.”

This order could be the beginning of a plan that has significant reach into every garage and grocery store shelf.

The entire executive order can be found on the White House Briefing Room page: Executive Order—National Defense Resources Preparedness.

Here is some background as to why this executive order may have been issued?

What we’ve got is a dire circumstance in the United States. You have to understand folks that almost fifty percent of the entire population of the United States is on some sort of government aid, particularly with regard to food. We’ve got about fifty million families or people on food stamps, we’ve got people on disability, we’ve got people that are in retirement—about half the population in some way or another works for the government. And you put this all together with the high cost of food right now as a result of gas prices going nuts, and the shortages and the problems connected with the threatened war and the fact that we’re dependent on foreign gas and fuel and foreign oil.

If you were to orchestrate over the last ten years the complete control or destruction of the food supply of a country, you could go down the list of things that have occurred. The bank bailout, for example. After that bailout occurred, we stopped agricultural loans, so as a result, family farmers weren’t able to get the funds to plant and harvest food. The dependency on foreign oil and the dependency on foreign food go hand in hand.

We have ethanol, which takes the food out of the mouths of our people and puts it into our gas tanks; it was actually intended to decrease the cost of fuel, and now is increasing it and pushing the gas prices up, prices that you’re all seeing every single day. And the gas prices are going up with the food prices. We have the environmental push, which took irrigation water away from the farmers because of various critters that we need to save. The printing of money inflates our entire economy to the extent that literally thousands of families every day are falling further and further below the poverty line.

We allow commodities buyers to buy and sell our food, and the UN declares the sale of American food to help with the foreign deficit, as the result of all the debt that we have, and so we import 40 percent of our food and sell our food because we don’t have export limits on the sale of food. All of this comes to the fact that Americans right now are struggling to even buy the food that they can get.

What this order does, it allows the control of the sources, large sources of supply that are coming down through to those of you who can still afford to buy food. And what happens is, when that is taken over, it will be redirected and controlled by the distribution of the government on behalf of the people.

So even if you have put together a little sack of gold for the time when things might get difficult, you will stand in the same bread line with the folks that have their 30-year retirement checks, along with the disabled people who have their disability checks, along with the chronically unemployed, and everyone will stand in those bread lines and it will be distributed from the top down through those lines, and you will not have control over buying your food. What happens when you have virtually a national security emergency in peace times, it’s a result of all the problems connected with food right now, with the worldwide famine and other countries buying our food. And in this situation you literally lose control over the capacity, no matter how well off or poor you are, to go and get food.

How can people use GOFoods to help themselves?

As a little bit of background, as you all know, the stance that we take at GOFoods is that food is the greatest dependency we have, and the vision that we have is to feed and prosper families. As a company, we have the ability in working with food, the most important commodity that the human being can have, and save, share, and serve the best food on the planet. It is our patriotic duty, but more important it’s our moral responsibility. While we can take care of ourselves, our families, and our loved ones, we must serve our food to others and help them save enough for a food savings account for the time when we might not be able to even afford the food, or do not want to stand in the bread line and be in the way of the people that can’t do it for themselves. And so we must share the message that it’s absolutely essential that our people be able to take responsibility for themselves and their families.

Those of us who have the ability—have the moral and patriotic duty—to take care of ourselves so that the government organizations—who are planning to have to take care of those who can’t take care of themselves—can go do that, and we will not have to be affected by the difficult times that will face those who can’t take care of themselves. The line has been drawn in the sand, folks. This is no longer just a nice business opportunity and a chance to share this wonderful food with each other and to save money on our budgets and things. We are in a situation where we can do our share and our part to help literally save America. We have to take responsibility for ourselves and each other. We have to realize that if this order was signed, it was signed with the intention it’s going to have to be used, and when it has to be used, it will have to be used to take care of those who can’t take care of themselves, and we do not want to be in that situation. If you have to go stand in a bread line and trade whatever you have for a loaf of bread and a bowl of rice, essentially this is not what we as independent free Americans want to be.

But the most important thing—let’s think about it—if we care for our loved ones, if we care for each other, and if we understand what we have, we have the most reasonably priced food on the planet that can be used daily as well as be put into a savings account of food. Everyone has this ability, even if we are below the poverty line, to go and share this food enough to earn our own food, and to earn our savings account, so we can be independent. This is happening now, and this is why we created this company and these recipes that we can be free, and we can serve, save, and share the message of self reliance, freedom, and liberty as Americans with each other and those we love.

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Sep 01

10 Signs That Economic Riots And Civil Unrest Inside The United States Are Now More Likely Than Ever

You should let the video footage of the wild violence that just took place in London burn into your memory because the same things are going to be happening all over the United States as the economy continues to crumble.  We have raised an entire generation of young people with an “entitlement mentality”, but now the economy is producing very few good jobs that will actually enable our young people to work for what they feel they are entitled to.  If you are under 30 in America today, things look really bleak.  The vast majority of the good jobs are held by people that are older, and they aren’t about to give them up if they can help it.  It is easy for the rest of us to tell young Americans to “take whatever they can”, but the reality is that there is intense competition for even the most basic jobs.  For instance, McDonald’s recently held a “National Hiring Day” during which a million Americans applied for jobs.  Only 6.2% of the applicants were hired.  In the old days you could walk down to McDonald’s and get a job whenever you wanted to, but now any job is precious.  The frustration among our young people is palpable.  Most of them feel entitled to “the American Dream” and they feel like the system has failed them.  Unfortunately, many of them are already turning to violence.  But the economic riots and the civil unrest that we have already seen are nothing compared to what is coming.  Americans are angry, and as the economy continues to collapse that anger is going to reach unprecedented heights.

In recent days, even many in the mainstream media have been openly wondering if the riots that happened in London could happen here too.  There is a growing acknowledgement that this country is headed down a very dark path.

The sad thing is that these riots accomplish absolutely nothing.  The recent London riots did not create any jobs and they certainly did not solve any economic problems.  Instead, they actually hurt the economy even more because a huge am0unt of property was destroyed and people are even more afraid to continue with business as usual.

But when people get to the end of their ropes, most of the time they are not thinking rationally.  When frustration erupts, the results can be very, very messy.

All over the United States we are already seeing some very troubling signs of the violence that is coming.  The following are 10 signs that economic riots and civil unrest inside United States are now more likely then ever….

#1 Going to the state fair used to be such a fun thing for American families to do.  But now no place is safe.  The following is how one local ABC News affiliate described the “flash mob” attacks that took place at the Wisconsin state fair recently….

Milwaukee police said that around 11:10 p.m., squads were sent to the area for reports of battery, fighting and property damage being caused by an unruly crowd of “hundreds” of people. One officer described it as a “mob beating.”

Police said the group of young people attacked fair goers who were leaving the fair grounds. Police said that some victims were attacked while walking. They said others were pulled out of cars and off of motorcycles before being beaten.

One eyewitness said that the flash mob attacks at the Wisconsin state fair absolutely overwhelmed the limited police presence that was there….

When I saw the amount of kids coming down the road, all I kept thinking was, ‘There’s not enough cops to handle this.’  There’s no way.  It would have taken the National Guard to control the number of kids that were coming off the road.  They were knocking people off their motorcycles.

#2 According to a new Rasmussen survey, 48% of Americans believe that reductions in government spending are “at least somewhat likely” to result in civil unrest inside the United States.  Unfortunately, perception often greatly influences reality.

#3 U.S. consumer confidence is now at its lowest level in 30 years.

#4 Joblessness among young Americans is at an epidemic level, and when rioting does break out it is usually young people that are leading the way.  That is why the following statistics from an article in The Atlantic are so troubling….

One in five Americans are between 15 and 29-years old. And one in five of those Americans are unemployed. For minorities and the under-educated, the picture is much worse. Black teenagers have an unemployment rate of 44 percent, twice the rate for white teens.

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#5 We are starting to see mindless violence in a lot of areas that used to be considered safe.  In Kansas City on Saturday night, three young people were hit with bullets as they walked the streets of the Country Club Plaza.  Mayor Sly James was about 50 yards away when the gunfire erupted.  Authorities in Kansas City are considering a stricter curfew for that area.

#6 “Flash mobs” have become such a problem in Philadelphia that the mayor has imposed a strict curfew on young people.  Now all teens between the ages of 13 and 18 must be indoors by 9 o’clock at night.  The mayor also says that teens need to start pulling up their pants….

“Pull your pants up and buy a belt ’cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt.”

#7 All over the United States we are seeing that many struggling Americans will do just about anything for money.  For example, in Detroit recently three masked men crashed a vehicle through the entrance of a gas station and took off with an entire ATM machine.

#8 Desperate people do desperate things.  Many of America’s “forgotten poor” are trying to survive any way that they can.  For instance, a group of vagrants recently set up “a makeshift camp” near Prospect Park lake in Brooklyn.  According to the New York Post, many nearby residents have been disturbed by what these “drifters” are doing to survive….

The drifters have been illegally trapping and cooking up the critters that call the park home, including squirrels, ducks and swan-like cygnets.

They used crude tactics to hunt their prey, including barbed fishing hooks that ripped off the top half of one poor gosling’s beak. They then cooked the meat over illegal fires. Some of the animals were eaten raw.

#9 According to CNN, sales of safes and vaults are absolutely soaring right now.  One store owner told CNN that she believes that she is selling a lot more safes now because people are scared that civil unrest could be coming….

“Folks are worried about the decreasing value of the dollar, burglaries on the rise in their neighborhoods … and even the possibility that the unrest we are seeing in other parts of the world slipping over to our country.”

#10 Over the past 100 years, the American population has moved steadily into our big cities and the surrounding suburbs.  This has created virtual “ghost towns” in our rural areas from coast to coast.  Back in 1910, 72 percent of Americans lived in rural areas.  Today, only 16 percent of Americans live in rural areas.  But when you crowd huge masses of people close together that makes riots and civil unrest much more likely.

Most Americans are already fed up, and the economy is not even that bad yet.  One recent survey found that 73 percent of Americans believe that the nation is “on the wrong track”.  Another recent poll found that only 17 percent of Americans now believe that the U.S. government has the consent of the governed.

Millions of very frustrated young people believe that the economic system has failed them and that the political system no longer holds any answers.

America is rapidly approaching a breaking point.  I have written previously about the collapse of society that we are already witnessing all over the United States.  When the economy totally breaks down, most Americans are not going to be able to handle it.

Sadly, instead of coming together and trying to do something productive, many Americans will resort to rioting, looting and civil unrest.  We have already seen this during local emergencies such as Hurricane Katrina.

But mindless violence accomplishes absolutely nothing positive.  It just always makes things worse.

Unfortunately, logic and reason are not going to be enough to stop the gigantic wave of frustration that is coming.  For most of the rest of us, it will be hard enough to get out of the way and protect our own families from the economic riots and the civil unrest that are coming.

The thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is starting to disappear.  Hatred and anger are growing by the day.  The United States is becoming a very frightening place.

So get ready.  Our politicians certainly don’t have any answers for us.  The debt ceiling deal was a complete and total joke, and corruption is absolutely rampant in Washington right now.  Barack Obama is getting ready to leave for yet another vacation, and most of our politicians are only focused on the next election.

So don’t expect a “miracle” from those that are supposed to be leading us.

They don’t care about you.

You need to take care of yourself and your family and your friends.

A massive economic collapse is coming, and most Americans are going to be totally blindsided by it.

Don’t let that happen to you.

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Jul 25

Gold Prices Hit Record High $1,622 with Physical Gold Still the Global Safe Haven Investments

Spot gold prices gained 1.2 percent today and hit a new record high of $1623/oz. The US officials failed to increase the country’s debt limits and also heightened fears over a possible default. This led poor sentiments in the global financial markets which boosted safe-haven demand for gold. On the MCX, gold prices traded higher by almost 1 percent and were hovering at `23,323/10 gms today. Following rise in gold, spot silver gained around 1.6 percent mainly taking cues from a weaker dollar.

Escalating concerns with regard to US debt limits and weak sentiments in the global markets exerted pressure on the base metal prices on the LME today. Strike at Escondida, world’s largest copper mine in Chile, have entered in its fourth day and there is no signs of any solution to the disputes. Copper traded lower by 0.5 percent and touched an intra-day low of $9608/tonne today. But sharp decline was cushioned mainly on the back of supply worries from Chile and a weaker dollar.

Crude oil prices declined almost 1 percent on the Nymex today mainly on account of rising US debt limits concerns coupled with weak global market sentiments. Oil touched an intra-day low of $98.76/bbl and were trading at $99.01/bbl till 4.00 pm IST.

However, on the MCX, crude oil August contract declined around 0.5 percent as Rupee depreciation led minimal decline on the domestic bourses today.

Outlook

Base metals and crude oil is expected to trade lower today mainly on the back of choppy sentiments in the global markets due to increasing concerns over US debt worries. However, a weaker dollar will cushion sharp decline.

Expect gold to trade higher today mainly due to rising US debt tensions and weak sentiments in the global markets which will fuel safe-haven demand for gold.

Historical Considerations

Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated by gold, silver and other precious metals, and have used them both as currency and to make valuable jewelry and artifacts. In times of war and other strife, people have traditionally converted their savings into metals that they have carried with them to safer places. Precious metals, particularly gold, continue to be regarded as safe haven investments, and as a form of insurance against both inflation and deflation.

The volume of gold trading on the global markets tends to intensify as individuals sense an uncertain economic or political environment. Since 9/11, when the world started to become more unstable in geopolitical terms, the prices of gold and its companion metals have increased dramatically while trading volumes are up sharply, too. Prices have escalated especially fast since 2008, when the world economy entered a crisis period that is still not resolved, and investors flocked to these perceived safe commodities.

With severe and complex economic problems on both sides of the Atlantic, and even China warning that its banking sector might be in trouble, more and more ordinary people are learning to trade silver, gold, platinum and palladium in an attempt to gain control of their own financial security. Many experts recommend holding physical precious metals rather than paper investments such as futures or ETFs (exchange traded funds) on these commodities, particularly in uncertain times such as these.

 

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