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Message 2111833 - Posted: 21 Dec 2022, 6:09:36 UTC

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/974922
Common food dye can trigger inflammatory bowel diseases, say McMaster researchers
Allura Red (also called FD&C Red 40 and Food Red 17), is a common ingredient in candies, soft drinks, dairy products and some cereals

Hamilton, ON (Dec. 20, 2022) – Long-term consumption of Allura Red food dye can be a potential trigger of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, says McMaster University’s Waliul Khan. Researchers using experimental animal models of IBD found that continual exposure to Allura Red AC harms gut health and promotes inflammation.

The dye directly disrupts gut barrier function and increases the production of serotonin, a hormone/neurotransmitter found in the gut, which subsequently alters gut microbiota composition leading to increased susceptibility to colitis.
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Message 2111834 - Posted: 21 Dec 2022, 6:44:24 UTC

...Allura Red (also called FD&C Red 40 and Food Red 17)...
Thankfully my apple and raspberry cordial doesn't list those ingredients. :-)
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Message 2111841 - Posted: 21 Dec 2022, 18:48:33 UTC - in response to Message 2111833.  
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Note especially:

The dye is used to add colour and texture to foodstuffs, often to attract children.


Note also this is all too common a practice for scraping a extra few percent of profits:

Why Supermarket Meat is Always (Unnaturally) Red
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... Just keep buying that fake red supermarket meat (along with the fake pink sustainable salmon) and stop complaining, ok? It’s cheap, right? That’s all that is supposed to count for us consumers anyway!...

8 Foods You'd Never Guess Were Artificially Colored
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It’s probably no surprise that those unnaturally bright-colored soft drinks, candies, cake mixes and breakfast cereals on store shelves are artificially colored. They simply don’t look like anything found in nature. That makes it’s easier to bypass them if you don’t want to eat potentially health-harming red, orange, yellow, green and blue food dyes.

Now for the bad news. These products are the easy ones to spot. Plenty of other foods may look natural but are actually color-enhanced or altered...


... And my illusions were smashed years ago whilst on a farm where there was a feed chart with big red underlining marking how much colouring was to be added to whichever animal feed depending on which supermarket was buying that particular "product". The amount/type of colouring was dictated by that supermarket's policies for Marketing and shop lighting and method of packaging and display...


Stay healthy folks?!...
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Message 2112129 - Posted: 27 Dec 2022, 20:08:52 UTC

How to usefully divert some of the profits of slime:


Jamie Oliver: Sugar tax could fund school meals
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Jamie Oliver has said the millions being raised through the so-called sugar tax should be used to extend the provision of free school meals.

The chef and food campaigner wants at least 800,000 more children to benefit.

He was instrumental in persuading the government in 2018 to impose the levy on soft drinks with high sugar content.

Initially the funds raised were used for programmes to tackle childhood obesity but now Oliver wants them to be diverted to the school meals programme...



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Message 2112478 - Posted: 3 Jan 2023, 18:50:47 UTC
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Good comments to go un-slimed:


Curing the 'incurable' with Michael Mosley
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"... all of this turned out not to be true."



There are some starkly surprising comments in there...

How can we get all this so deadly wrong?... Especially when it is so easy to get right?...

Who profits? Is this some big Marketing and Pharmaceutics greedy conspiracy??...


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Message 2113062 - Posted: 15 Jan 2023, 19:15:03 UTC

I love cotton, but the industry here does have a lot to answer for and even more now.

Federal environment department investigating allegations of unlawful Northern Territory land clearing.

The federal government is investigating potentially unlawful land clearing in the Northern Territory, where satellite images obtained by the ABC suggest swathes of unique savanna have been flattened to make way for a cotton industry.

Officials declined to say when the investigation was first launched, but the probe was confirmed following an investigation by the ABC's 7.30 this week.

A spokesperson from the federal environment department said it was working with the NT government "to determine whether [land clearing] activities are compliant with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, as well as the relevant territory legislation".

Substantial penalties apply for land clearing without approval in the case of significant impacts on threatened species.

Individuals can be fined almost $1.5 million dollars, while sanctions for corporations reach as high as $13.75 million and up to seven years' imprisonment....
Destroying everything so that a hand full of people can profit.
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Message 2113172 - Posted: 17 Jan 2023, 23:46:17 UTC - in response to Message 2111814.  
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Is this part of a far too long and delayed chain of dominoes?


'Forever chemicals' still in use in UK make-up
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Major beauty brands Urban Decay, Revolution and Inglot are selling make-up in the UK containing "forever chemicals", BBC News has found.

These pollutants - known as PFAS - have been linked to serious health concerns including cancer.

They are not illegal in the UK but five European countries are expected to propose an EU-wide ban on Friday.

Urban Decay's owner L'Oréal, Revolution and Inglot told the BBC they were phasing out the chemicals...



All a secret slimy game until eventually scrutinized?...

And the consumers be damned??

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Message 2113188 - Posted: 18 Jan 2023, 4:31:39 UTC - in response to Message 2113172.  

Is DiHydrongen Monoxide a 'forever' chemical? The majority of your body is made up of it. All my research says it does not naturally break down further. While it can be broken down it requires specialized conditions or equipment to do so.

You know that when ever a "so called" or "catchy slogan" has to replace an actual description the person so doing is already at full velocity down the slippery slope grabbing for straws.
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Message 2113232 - Posted: 19 Jan 2023, 1:15:29 UTC - in response to Message 2113188.  

Water is non-toxic unless you drown yourself in it.

Whereas, we have multiple industrial nasties that accumulate in your body tissues and in the environment around us to poison us off to a sad death.


We really need to require that all industrial products must be proven to be inert, or to have a short "half-life" so as to never bio-accumulate.

Very nasty.


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Message 2113426 - Posted: 23 Jan 2023, 0:30:01 UTC

Going slightly less slimy:

Beans in toast could revolutionize British diet
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... Fava beans are particularly high in easily digested protein, fiber, and iron, nutrients that can be low in UK diets. But the majority of people are not used to cooking and eating fava beans, which poses a major challenge.

Professor Julie Lovegrove is leading the 'Raising the Pulse' research program. She said, "We had to think laterally: What do most people eat and how can we improve their nutrition without them having to change their diets? The obvious answer is bread."

"96% of people in the UK eat bread, and 90% of that is white bread, which in most cases contains soya. We've already performed some experiments and found that fava bean flour can directly replace imported soya flour and some of the wheat flour, which is low in nutrients...


Firstly, we directly made people ill from the newly Marketed new white wonder bread.

Years later, the white wonder bread was 'fortified' so that it didn't make people ill quite so quickly.

And now... Add beans to substitute some of the cheap ingredients so as to try to make the white wonder bread slightly less unhealthy again...


Whatever next?!

Or enjoy wholesome bread in the first place?...


All a game of deadly unhealthy greed?

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Message 2113427 - Posted: 23 Jan 2023, 4:30:12 UTC - in response to Message 2113426.  

Or enjoy wholesome bread in the first place?...
Ask your doctor. Answer: avoid white foods. e.g. rice, pasta, bread ....
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Message 2113992 - Posted: 2 Feb 2023, 15:09:01 UTC - in response to Message 2113426.  
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Another attack on Bread:


Folic acid in flour too low to prevent birth defects...


... But why are people's diet so bad to need vital food 'fortification' interventions in the first place?...

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Message 2114006 - Posted: 2 Feb 2023, 20:19:57 UTC - in response to Message 2113992.  

It's only for white bread, wholemeal bread doesn't need fortifying.
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Message 2114017 - Posted: 3 Feb 2023, 0:12:05 UTC - in response to Message 2114006.  
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... But why are people's diet so bad to need vital food 'fortification' interventions in the first place?...


It's only for white bread, wholemeal bread doesn't need fortifying.


If you've ever wondered why whole wheat flour and its products are more expensive than white flour products when the additional processing step to remove something hasn't been done, it's because it has about one-quarter the shelf life before it spoils (blame the wheat germ oil and other oils going rancid.) Spoilage and less storage ability drives the price up, and in less well-off countries lower price is often the only criterion.
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Message 2114840 - Posted: 17 Feb 2023, 0:39:18 UTC
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Still deadly slimy:


Little evidence to support health claims made on formula milk
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There is little evidence to support some beneficial health claims made by formula milk firms, a study has found.

These include claims that formula milk can increase brain, eye and nervous system development and improve the immune system.

Scientists from Imperial College London say marketing rules must be tightened to prevent such claims from being made...

... "The wide range of health and nutrition claims made by infant formula products are often not backed by scientific references. "When they are, the evidence is often weak and biased."...

... The researchers concluded: "These findings support calls for a revised regulatory framework for breast milk substitutes to better protect consumers, and avoid the harms associated with aggressive marketing of such products."


That is so gently worded compared to the deadly Marketing trickery employed to peddle a dubious product...

All 'merely' a 'game' of Tobacco industry styled industrial Marketing?

Judge for yourselves for just one example company for the consequences:



Nestlé baby milk scandal has grown up but not gone away
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The Baby Killer explained how multinational milk companies like his were causing infant illness and death in poor communities by promoting bottle feeding and discouraging breast feeding.

Our Swiss associates were less subtle. They titled the report "Nestlé Toten Babies" (or Nestlé Kills Babies), which a Swiss court found was libelous. On the substance of the argument, however, the judge warned Nestlé that if the company did not want to face accusations of causing death and illness through sales practices such as using sales reps dressed in nurses' uniforms, they should change the way that they did business.

That shocked the company and undermined its benevolent self-image. It also launched a long-running global campaign [of boycotts]...

... for Nestlé and the rest of the global food industry, the baby milk scandal has grown up rather than gone away. The industry today stands accused of harming the health of whole nations, not just their babies...

Every Parent Should Know The Scandalous History Of Infant Formula
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... Outrage started in the 1970s, when Nestle was accused of getting third world mothers hooked on formula, which is less healthy and more expensive than breast milk...

... Six months of exclusive breastfeeding are said to increase a child's chance of survival by six times...

Why the Nestlé boycott continues – what is Nestlé doing about Ukraine?
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Nestlé is the target of a boycott because it contributes to the unnecessary death and suffering of infants around the world by aggressively marketing baby foods...

... Nestlé and Ukraine: Beware of its deceptive policies...


Merely 'just' Marketing?

Or deadly greedy coercive deception??


Needless to say, personally I avoid anything Nestle and their other rebranded (obfuscated) dubious products.

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Message 2115076 - Posted: 22 Feb 2023, 0:45:03 UTC

We are all being slimed:

So-called 'safe' pesticides have surprisingly ill effects


... And those long used pesticides are pressively persisting long past their intended and Marketed use...


Stay clean and uncontaminated and healthy?
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Message 2115406 - Posted: 1 Mar 2023, 17:04:10 UTC
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Here's one to work and play towards for good health!


Daily walk prevents one in 10 early deaths
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You don't have to be a runner or play sport to feel the benefits of exercise - fitting a brisk walk into your day is good enough...

... if everyone did as little as 11 minutes of daily activity, one in 10 premature deaths could be prevented.

Most people don't manage to do the minimum recommended 150 minutes of exercise a week, however.

But doing some exercise is better than doing nothing...



So...

How to fit that into your lifestyle?

Abandon the sedentary death of "death by TV"?... (For just one small example.)


Enjoy good health folks!
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Message 2115716 - Posted: 7 Mar 2023, 17:40:01 UTC

What is "Healthy":


FDA to Redefine “Healthy” Food


Unbelievable what Marketing has been allowed to slime us with all these years...


Live well and...

Eat Healthy folks!
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Message 2116958 - Posted: 1 Apr 2023, 15:38:05 UTC

Literally being slimed:


Consumers were possibly at risk from contaminated meat...
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... The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating allegations a rogue meat supplier falsely labelled foreign pork as British, and mixed rotting pork with fresh products for processing...

... However, the FSA chief said her department only had 27 staff running "about eight live investigations".

"We can only go as fast as we can with that resource. For this particular investigation, we were reviewing six million documents, we've now added a lot more."

Farmers Weekly, which said multiple sources had said it was common to mix rotting pork with fresh goods for further processing...

... paperwork which would pick up bacteria like listeria and e-coli, was falsified. "That is no joke, listeria and e-coli can kill people."...



So... From my viewpoint, 27 people ain't going to be seeing and catching much of the highly profitable slime...


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Message 2116972 - Posted: 1 Apr 2023, 21:39:51 UTC

Companies down under, be warned about the legitimacy of your so called "Green" claims or it will cost you.

Why corporate regulators such as ASIC and the ACCC are taking greenwashing more seriously.

....In late 2022, the CPRC investigated how much greenwashing – the marketing of products as environmentally sustainable when they're not – was happening in Australia on any given day. And the news wasn't great.

The researchers looked into how many green claims an Australian sees on an average day, online, offline, at the shops or on public transport.

They saw an average of 122 green claims across 17 sectors in a 24-hour period, but they also found that only 31 per cent of those claims had any supporting evidence or verification. A lot of them just weren't any good, Turner says.

"I think what businesses can lose sight of is that a dodgy claim, it doesn't just affect their business … there's a real risk that consumers as a whole lose trust in green initiatives from industry," she explains.

"And that is not what we want. What we want is really good quality information that people can put their faith in and they can act on."

So why do some companies slap green labels on their products when there's no substance behind them?

According to Turner, companies know that we shop according to our values, and that around 45 per cent of Australians are often looking for sustainable options when they shop.

"What worries me is that while some businesses are doing great things, some businesses are taking advantage of that interest — there is definitely greenwashing happening in the market," she says....
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