• Food Integrity Now – Rick Thomas – GMO Alfalfa – E35

    Rick Thomas of Holistic Nutrition 4U joins us to talk about the recent deregulation of GMO Alfalfa and it’s potential impact on our food system. Rick holds a PhD in Holistic Nutrition and actively counsels and lectures across the country on nutrition and nutritional healing. He discusses the contamination we can expect from GMO Alfalfa, as well as the negative effects of GMOs on the immune system. Rick also highlights ways to become active in spreading GMO awareness in your community.

  • Study shows most plastics (even BPA-free), leach hormone-like chemicals

    Think your BPA-free plastic water bottle is safe? A study in Environmental Health Perspectives shows that most of today’s plastics are still leaching hormone-like chemicals.

    Just a few years ago, BPA was all over the news because it was revealed that the chemical mimics estrogen. Many plastic food containers contained BPA in the formulation, and studies showed this chemical leached into the contents over time. Companies rushed to replace their plastic formulations with new chemicals, many them with lesser-known effects.

    It is still unknown the effects of these small amounts of estrogen-like chemicals on the human body, as most tests have been done on mice and lab rats. The study does not look into this, but focuses on revealing their presence in the products we purchase.

  • Food Integrity Now – Larry Jacobs – Jacob Farm/Del Cabo – E34

    Four years ago, Larry Jacobs, President of Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo, received an unfortunate phone call from Whole Foods. The retail giant notified him that it was rejecting the organic dill he had sold the chain because the herb had tested positive for pesticides. Jacobs’ response was “that’s not possible…I haven’t sprayed pesticides since I got sick spraying pesticides 40 years ago.”  As it turns out, Jacobs’ 120-acre herb farm, just north of Santa Cruz in Wilder Ranch State Park, was the victim of a hard-to-detect but relatively simple scientific process: Pesticides applied in liquid form to nearby brussel sprouts later evaporated and were carried in vapor, through wind or fog, to Jacobs’ dill.

  • Food Integrity Now – F. William Engdahl – Full Spectrum Dominance – E33
    In a previous episode, F. William Engdahl gave us a new perspective as he described how food has historically been used as a weapon, one made more insidiously effective with the development of genetic manipulation. In this episode, that perspective zooms out to reveal it’s place among other...
  • Food Integrity Now – Randy Hartnell – Vital Choice Seafoods – E32
    Fish is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, but with the Gulf Oil Spill and the poor quality of farmed fish, many are asking whether it is still worth eating. Randy Hartnell, a fisherman for more than 20 years and founder of Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics, helps us navigate th...
  • Food Integrity Now – Megan Westgate – The Non-GMO Project – E31
    Food Integrity Now welcomes Megan Westgate of The Non-GMO Project on the show. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization founded by leaders in the food industry for the purpose of establishing non-GMO certification program. It is mandatory in the EU that products containing genetically-mod...
  • Food Integrity Now – Sally Fallon and Kristin Canty – Farmageddon – E30

    Could raw milk cure asthma, allergies and other diseases? Why is the FDA conducting gestapo-type raids on small farms selling raw, unpasteurized milk and cheese?  Sally Fallon of the Weston A. Price Foundation and Kristin Canty, Director of the upcoming documentary, Farmageddon, a movie that documents the FDA’s opposition to raw milk, discuss this topic with the Food Integrity Now team. In studies involving humans, raw milk was shown to be superior to pasteurized in protecting against infection, diarrhea, rickets, tooth decay and TB; and children receiving had better growth than those receiving pasteurized milk. In the early 1900s, the Mayo Clinic administered the “Milk Cure” which consisted in drinking 4-5 quarts of raw milk per day, obtaining favorable results for a range of illnesses including cancer, weight loss, kidney disease, allergies, skin problems, urinary tract problems, prostate problems and chronic fatigue; these results are not obtained using pasteurized milk.  Farmageddon explores this controversial topic.

  • Food Integrity Now – E29 – Mat Stein – When Technology Fails
    We had so much fun with Mat Stein the first time, we had to have to him on again! Author of When Technology Fails, Mat discusses methods for producing your own food that work in harmony with nature and reap the highest yields. He also covers the best foods for long-term storage, how to store food...
  • Food Integrity Now – E28 – Jim Humble – Miracle Mineral Supplement
    Could a cure-all really exist for diseases as cancer, AIDS, lyme disease, chronic asthma, emphysema, hepatitis C and more? While on an expedition in Africa, chemist Jim Humble discovered that using a dilute solution of chlorine dioxide cured his two colleagues of malaria in 4 hours. Upon returnin...
  • Food Integrity Now – E27 – F. William Engdahl – Seeds of Destruction
    What is the real intent behind the genetic engineering movement? Is it to solve world hunger, pad corporate coffers? Or could it be more sinister than that? Economist F. William Engdahl, author of Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, reveals startling evidence on the u...