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  1. 1.  Problem: U.S. consumers tend to be uneducated about the ingredients contained in the foods they feed themselves and their families.  Goal: Educate consumers about U.S. food additives and GMO use. Raise awareness for the need for GMO labeling of ingredients.
  2. 2.  3,000 food-bourne deaths per year mainly due to bacteria  FDA is responsible for food and drug safety  U.S. allows food ingredients that are banned in other developed countries  Ingredients can cause detrimental effects on human health  The use of GMO crops is damaging to the environment and not proven safe for human consumption
  3. 3.  Artificial food colorings  Olestra (aka Olean)  Brominated vegetable oil (BVO)  Potassium bromate (brominated flour)  Azodicarbonamide  BHA & BHT  Synthetic hormones (rBGH & rBST)  Arsenic  Diphenylamine (DPA)  Preservatives  Artificial sweeteners  Flavor enhancers
  4. 4. More than 3,000 food additives are added to U.S. foods
  5. 5.  Have increased drastically after the 1950’s › Additives add shelf life, taste and better appearance › Processing strips nutritional value (vitamins, minerals, fiber) from foods  Additives so the food is not bland / not appealing  Human health in the U.S. is much lower than other industrialized countries.  Could it be caused by the increase in toxic chemicals added to our foods?
  6. 6.  Inexpensive substitute for real sugar that comes from yellow corn  Primarily used to sweeten soft drinks  Added sugars in the diet from beverages can lead to weight gain vs. solid foods  Promotes insulin resistance and increases risk of diabetes  Causes cancer-cells to metastasize (spreading from one organ to another)  Increases risk of heart disease In 2006, the U.S. gave the corn industry almost $5 million in subsidies, allowing farmers to sell their crops at low costs, increasing HFCS in the U.S. food chain. (Donsky) http://foodidentitytheft.com/wp-content/uploads/foodwithHFCS.jpg
  7. 7. http://naturallysavvy.com/eat/label-loophole-why-trans-fat-free-foods-are-often-far-from-it • Listed as “hydrolyzed” • Raises triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol) • Increases risk of heart attack • Linked to prostate and breast cancer • Linked to Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and obesity
  8. 8. http://naturallysavvy.com/eat/label-loophole-why-trans-fat-free-foods-are-often-far-from-it • Over 100 chemical artificial flavors used in the U.S. • Can cause allergic reactions • Can cause behavioral problems in children
  9. 9. http://naturallysavvy.com/eat/label-loophole-why-trans-fat-free-foods-are-often-far-from-it • Added for flavor enhancement • Causes chest pain, headaches, heart palpitations • Excited taste buds to make you eat more (food coma after chinese food?) • Causes neurological symptoms (decreased cognitive function)
  10. 10. • Most popular: Blue 1&2, Yellow 5&6, Green 3, Red 3&40, Orange B, Citrus red 2 • Most are made from coal tar – used to make seal coatings for industrial floors and used to kill lice in lice shampoos • Found in cakes, candy, macaroni & cheese, medicines, sports drinks, sodas, pet food, cheese, among many others. • Banned in many countries • Causes brain cancer, tumors of the immune system, mutates healthy DNA http://naturallysavvy.com/eat/label-loophole-why-trans-fat-free-foods-are-often-far-from-it
  11. 11.  Aspartame – may cause cancer and neurological side effects (headaches, confusion, dizziness, memory loss, convulsions)  Acesulfame potassium – may cause cancer  Saccharin (Sweet-n-low) – may cause cancer  Sucralose (Splenda) http://naturallysavvy.com/eat/label-loophole-why-trans-fat-free-foods-are-often-far-from-it
  12. 12. • Found in the majority of packaged foods to increase shelf life • Cereals, butter, meats, beer, etc. • Sodium Benzoate – carcinogen • Sodium Nitrate – may cause cancer • BHA – cancer causing agent • BHT – organ system toxicity • TBHQ – may cause cancer • Polysorbate60,65, 80 – affects immune system function and may cause infertility • Alternatives: Rosemary and Sage http://naturallysavvy.com/eat/label-loophole-why-trans-fat-free-foods-are-often-far-from-it
  13. 13. http://www.healthcastle.com/banned-brominated-vegetable-oil-popular-drinks-and-soda  Found in sports drinks and citrus flavored sodas  Used to prevent flavor from separating  Competes with Iodine for receptor sites in the body  Bromine is a poisonous chemical – both corrosive and toxic  Can lead to thyroid, autoimmune diseases and cancer  BANNED IN OVER 100 COUNTRIES
  14. 14.  Made with corrosive and toxic Bromine  Used in rolls, wraps, breads, bagels  Strengthens the dough for faster baking times  Causes kidney and nervous system disorders  FDA “urges” bakers to avoid using it… http://foodidentitytheft.com/the-brominated-brothers-still-at-large-despite-a-bad-rap-sheet/
  15. 15.  Used in fat free potato chips  Causes digestive issues  Causes a dramatic depletion of fat soluble vitamins and nutrients  Banned in the UK and other countries http://funtoysfactory.com/pringles-fat-free
  16. 16.  Found in breads, frozen dinners, box pasta mixes, and packed baked goods  Most countries wait a week for flour to whiten, U.S. food processors prefer to chemically bleach flour ASAP  Linked to asthma  Primarily used in foamed plastics like yoga mats and sneaker soles http://hotmeme.net/post/2A3/subway-promises-to-remove-azodicarbonamide-from-their-bread-dough/
  17. 17.  Genetically engineered and used on cattle to increase milk production by 10%  Cows become lame, infertile and suffer from inflamed and infected udders  Linked to breast, colon and prostate cancer in humans who ingest dairy products http://whereismymilkfrom.com/blog/education/growth-hormones-dairy-cows-and-the-fda-oh-my/
  18. 18.  Permitted by the FDA for use in poultry feed to promote growth, improve efficiency in feeding birds and boost pigmentation of meat (Goyanes)  Can get passed down the food chain from the chicken to humans when consumed  EPA classified inorganic arsenic as a human carcinogen  Organic and inorganic arsenic is naturally occurring in the environment and elevated levels typically due to humans › Can be in drinking water › Can be in soil and leach into the food chain
  19. 19.  Found in apples, apple juice, applesauce, pears, baby food  Gives a glossy appearance to apples  Prevents brown or blackening of fruit  According to the European Food Safety Authority, DPA is poisonous because it breaks down into nitrosamines which are carcinogenic (Goyanes)
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  24. 24.  Manufacturers use safer and better ingredients in their products in countries where harmful ingredients are banned.  Because the FDA has not banned these ingredients, manufacturers use them to save costs and increase shelf life of products at the expense of U.S. human health.  What can we do  EDUCATE
  25. 25. • Bacteria contain additional DNA which is circular known as a plasmid • Plasmids are shared between bacterial cells • Scientists can introduce specific genes from other organisms into certain types of plasmids • “engineered” plasmids are introduced into new organisms • The organism will express this new gene • THIS IS NOT A NATURAL PROCESS http://fhs-bio-wiki.pbworks.com/w/page/22957102/Recombinant%20DNA%20(plasmids)
  26. 26. http://naturalrevolution.org/list-of-countries-that-ban-gmo-crops-and-require-ge-food-labels/#FLKP3sGs22IhXwyy.99
  27. 27.  Plant GMOs are currently designed to either withstand herbicide treatment and/or naturally produce insecticide › The use of RoundUp has increased 15x since the introduction of GMOs › RoundUp is a toxic pollutant to the environment – soil and water › Introduction of “super weeds and bugs” that are adapting and changing the natural environment  GMOs are not currently engineered to be drought resistant, increase yield, enhance nutrition or any other consumer benefit
  28. 28.  The corporations producing GMOs are responsible for testing safety of GMOs also profit from them- How accurate are their tests and results? http://www.newparadigm.ws/gmo-an-unprecedented- agricultural-threat-to-life-and- humanity/
  29. 29. • Drastic decreases in spending • Is big pharma behind it? They make money off an unhealthy society. • Corporations are doing their own food and cosmetic safety tests… • The FDA approved the use of GMOs based on these tests.
  30. 30.  Concerned citizens, small businesses and other organizations are pushing for the movement toward food labeling  Labeling for GMOs at the state level is trying to be banned at the federal level  Vermont will have GMO labeling starting in 2016, CT and ME have passed mandates but will not go into effect until other states do the same
  31. 31.  Goal: Educate consumers about U.S. food additives and GMO use. Raise awareness for the need for GMO labeling of ingredients. http://personaltrainingrunawaybay.com/news/ http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Regulation/Maine-House-backs-GMO-labeling-bill
  32. 32. › Companies such as Ben & Jerry’s, Stonyfield, and other “green” product companies may sponsor a grassroots advertising campaign › Write letters to newspapers and local TV programs › Set up information tables and pass out fliers at farmer’s markets & fairs › Urge people to write to NH state reps  More than two dozen states have movements to labeling of GMOs in foods › Urge schools to educate children and parents on what is in their food and how to make better choices
  33. 33.  People may not know what these chemicals are  The food companies who use harmful chemicals in their food are looking to cut costs while risking the safety and health of the community  Many foods that appeal to children are loaded with chemicals › Behavioral problems › ADHD
  34. 34.  Urging consumers to pay attention to what is in their food, to look for certain types of harmful chemicals, or suggesting a whole foods type diet can prevent and sometimes reverse health problems!  Use word of mouth.. The more educated we are as a society, the healthier we can be.  This movement for clean eating has risen the popularity of farmer’s markets and stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.  As citizens, we must inform others, sign petitions, write our state reps, and use the media to get the word out.
  35. 35.  Choose organic products  Buy local  Buy vegetables and fruits in season  Read ingredient labels  Buy recycled paper products  Avoid eating at restaurants and especially fast foods  Spread the word to family and friends  Join the movement 
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