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The Youth of America
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It’s not just me folks. It’s in the news too. This headline reads…
High fructose corn syrup is a poison. It causes illness and disease. Period.
You get chemically addicted to high fructose corn syrup. It comes from genetically modified corn and has been produced primarily to save companies money so they can use it instead of sugar, which is more expensive.
High fructose corn syrup makes you depressed, so you have to buy Prozac and other anti-depressants. It increases your appetite, therefore, you eat more food and the food producers make more money. It chemically makes you store fat in your body causing weight gain.
I want real, organic, natural sugar. What’s wrong with natural sugar? That’s what I want. Nothing genetically modified. I will not buy your products if it has high fructose corn syrup and that’s causing these companies to buckle at the knees and succumb to you, because you do have all the power. Boycott the products, write letters to the companies that use high fructose corn syrup, and buy natural products.
Yours in Health,
March 27, 2012
By J. D. Heyes
“Just stop drinking soda for two months. When you try it again, you will discover just how nasty it really is. Don’t be fooled though by drinking garbage like vitamin water. Drink regular water instead.” –KTRN
Better late than never, but more Americans finally seem to be getting the message they’ve been consuming far too much soda and as such, sales of pop have been falling.
In reality, soda sales have been falling for about seven years, but they really dropped off in 2011 as consumers made other choices about what sort of refreshments to put in their bodies.
The beverage market actually grew last year by about 0.9 percent, but according to sales data, consumers chose more coffee and teas, sports and energy drinks and bottled water over soda and fruit juices.
Beverage Marketing, a research, consulting and financial-services firm that tracks the beverage industry, said 2011 was the second year of growth for the beverage industry after two consecutive declines in 2008 and 2009.
Costs are up, sure, but choices are healthier
One of the reasons why sales were down, according to Beverage Digest, an industry newsletter, is cost: Prices for carbonated soft drinks climbed about 3 percent last year, making them harder to afford. Drink makers passed on higher prices for the cost of sweeteners, such as corn syrup and other raw materials, to consumers.
According to an analysis of sales data by Beverage Digest, all three big soda-makers — Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper Snapple — showed slower sales of popular brands like Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi-Cola, and Mountain Dew.
Coke and Pepsi market shares shrank while Dr. Pepper’s share was mostly flat. And though sales of some soda brands rose, sales of Dasani — a bottled water sold by Coca-Cola — was the fastest-growing beverage brand, rising 11 percent, according to Beverage Digest. It was followed by Arizona iced tea (9.3 percent) and Pepsi’s Gatorade (8 percent).
Carbonated drinks, by comparison, grew about 3 percent a year through the 1990s, but sales have been declining steadily since 2005, as more health-conscious consumers increasingly turn to better choices of drink.
Sales of Gatorade, meanwhile, are ballooning as well, topping the one billon-gallon mark last year for the first time. In fact, Beverage Marketing says Gatorade, coupled with G2 and other brand variations, is the fifth-largest beverage trademark.
Obama Agency Rules Pepsi’s Use Of Aborted Fetal Cells In Soft Drinks Constitutes ‘Ordinary Business Operations’
March 19, 2012
By Ethan A. Huff
“Another great ruling from the Obama administration. Here is just one more reason (as if you needed another reason) to stop drinking Coke and Pepsi.” –KTRN
The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue. LifeSiteNews.com reports that the Obama Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided that PepsiCo’s arrangement with San Diego, Cal.-based Senomyx, which produces flavor enhancing chemicals for Pepsi using human embryonic kidney tissue, simply constitutes “ordinary business operations.”
The issue began in 2011 when the non-profit group Children of God for Life (CGL) first broke the news about Pepsi’s alliance with Senomyx, which led to massive outcry and a worldwide boycott of Pepsi products. At that time, it was revealed that Pepsi had many other options at its disposal to produce flavor chemicals, which is what its competitors do, but had instead chosen to continue using aborted fetal cells — or as Senomyx deceptively puts it, “isolated human taste receptors” (http://www.naturalnews.com).
A few months later, Pepsi’ shareholders filed a resolution petitioning the company to “adopt a corporate policy that recognizes human rights and employs ethical standards which do not involve using the remains of aborted human beings in both private and collaborative research and development agreements.” But the Obama Administration shut down this 36-page proposal, deciding instead that Pepsi’s used of aborted babies to flavor its beverage products is just business as usual, and not a significant concern.
Soda Industry Desperate To Avoid Cancer Classification Of Toxic Chemicals Used To Make Caramel Color
March 15, 2012
By Ethan A. Huff
“If you must drink soda, try Blue Sky or Zevia. Plus, don’t you feel better about giving your money to smaller companies that don’t already own the world?” –KTRN
The processed beverage industry is fighting tooth and nail to stop federal regulators from publicly identifying a toxic ingredient in many popular cola brands as being a cancer-causing chemical. 4-methylimidazole (4-MI), a chemical used to make the “caramel color” agent added to Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Snapple Group Inc.’s Dr. Pepper, and Whole Foods’ 365 cola, among others, has been found to cause cancer in mammals, and yet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refuses, thus far, to ban it from use in food.
Last year, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a public advocacy group, filed a regulatory petition with the FDA to have caramel color that contains 4-MI banned from food. Not only does 4-MI-laden caramel color serve “a non-essential, cosmetic purpose” in food, but caramel color also does not have to be produced using 4-MI in the first place, which means banning the chemicalized form of caramel color is really a no-brainer when it comes to protecting public health (http://www.naturalnews.com/031383_caramel_coloring_cola.html).
But it has been more than a year since the original petition was filed, and the FDA has done nothing so far to protect the public from 4-MI in beverages, which in some tests was nearly five times higher in certain beverages than the California legal limit allows for the chemical. California’s Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires that cancer-causing agents be publicly identified when they exceed a certain level, which means that beverages containing 4-MI caramel color legally have to be labeled as causing cancer (http://www.oehha.org/prop65.html).
March 9, 2012
By Anthony Gucciardi
“It’s really amazing that people are still drinking Coke and Pepsi. These companies do not care about the people who consume their products. They want to make the cheapest drinks possible so they can make tons of money. Think about all the extra calories, high fructose corn syrup, and aspartame people consume every day from drinking this garbage. Instead – drink water. If you absolutely need something with flavor, have an iced tea with stevia. And if you absolutely must drink a soda, try Blue Sky or Zevia instead. There ARE other options.” –KTRN
In a move to avoid being slapped with a cancer warning label, Coca-Cola is making an emergency recipe alteration that involves removing a known carcinogen from the mix. Showing that the company is more interested in preserving sales than actually ridding its products of known cancer-causing substances, the company chose to remove the toxic ingredient to avoid the warning label — not to actively protect the health of the consumer. The compound (used for the drinks’ caramel coloring), known as 4-methylimidazole (4-MI or 4-MEI), has been ousted by the Center for Sciences in the Public Interest as a powerful carcinogen.
In fact, the Coca-Cola company even denied the cancer link, stating that the findings by CSPI and others were simply untrue. Calling the warning label ‘scientifically unfounded’, Coca-Cola says that there is no public health risk that justifies any change.
“While we believe that there is no public health risk that justifies any such change, we did ask our caramel suppliers to take this step so that our products would not be subject to the requirement of a scientifically unfounded warning,” Coca-Cola representative Diana Garza-Ciarlante told the Associated Press news agency.
March 6, 2012
It has been one of the listed ingredients of Coke and Pepsi for as long as most people can remember but, if the Center for Science in the Public Interest, or CSPI, has its way, caramel color will no longer be used to make colas.
Citing studies that link several types of cancer to a chemical in caramel coloring, the head of the CSPI told 9 News that jeopardizing people’s health simply to give colas their familiar brown hue is just not acceptable.
March 6, 2012
By Khari Johnson
“Why is anyone still drinking cola? An organic Blue Sky can of pop isn’t going to kill you now and again, but Diet Coke? Really? You’re still drinking Diet Coke? That’s gross.” –KTRN
Remember when the “cola wars” were the biggest controversy in the world of soda? Things have changed. A recent study by The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) reveals that popular sodas like Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, and Diet Pepsi contain potentially dangerous amounts of carcinogenic caramel coloring.
The CSPI tested levels of 4-methylimidazole (4-MI) and 2-methylimidazole (2-MI) in cans of soda purchased at Washington, D.C., grocery stores and found all four soda brands to contain more than 100 micrograms of 4-MI. The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has determined that both chemicals cause liver tumors, lung tumors, and thyroid tumors in rats and mice.
Should you be worried? The CSPI thinks so. They’re redoubling their efforts to petition the FDA to “revoke regulations authorizing the use of caramel coloring in foods.” Meanwhile, caramel coloring does absolutely nothing to enhance soda’s flavor. “The coloring is completely cosmetic, adding nothing to the flavor of the product,” says CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. “If companies can make brown food coloring that is carcinogen-free, the industry should use that.”
January 26, 2012
By Ethan A. Huff
“Why is anyone still drinking Coke or Pepsi?” –KTRN
In order to simulate various flavors in processed foods, some food manufacturers are actually using aborted fetal cells to test and produce these artificial chemical enhancers that millions of Americans consume every single day. Concerned about the ethical and moral implications of such a process, Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey has introduced new legislation to prohibit this practice from occurring in his home state.
Senomyx, a California-based biotechnology company that specializes in developing food flavorings, is one such company that uses aborted embryonic cells to create “isolated human taste receptors,” which are used in the production of food chemicals. And this company has partnered with several major food manufacturers, including Kraft, PepsiCo, and Nestle (http://www.naturalnews.com/032043_human_fetal_cells_artificial_flavors.html).
“There is a potential that there are companies that are using aborted human babies in their research and development of basically enhancing flavor for artificial flavors,” Sen. Shortey is quoted as saying by KRMG News Talk Radio. “What I am saying is that if it does happen then we are not going to allow it to manufacture here.”
January 09, 2012
by: Tara Green
While drinking Mountain Dew, have you ever seen (or perhaps felt on your tongue) a thick, jelly-like substance? Maybe you assumed the ingredients in the soda had gelled. According to Mountain Dew manufacturer Pepsi, you may have been ingesting some extra protein with your beverage in the form of a liquified rodent.