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8 Foods Even The Experts Won’t Eat

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by April McCarthy

Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals–and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health. Experts from different areas of specialty explain why they won’t eat these eight foods.

Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and sold with minimal processing. Often they’re organic, and rarely (if ever) should they contain additives. But in some cases, the methods of today’s food producers are neither clean nor sustainable. The result is damage to our health, the environment, or both. So we decided to take a fresh look at food through the eyes of the people who spend their lives uncovering what’s safe–or not–to eat. We asked them a simple question: “What foods do you avoid?” Their answers don’t necessarily make up a “banned foods” list. But reaching for the suggested alternatives might bring you better health–and peace of mind.

1. The Endocrinologist Won’t Eat: Canned Tomatoes Fredrick Vom Saal, is an endocrinologist at the University of Missouri who studies bisphenol-A.

The problem: The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Unfortunately, acidity (a prominent characteristic of tomatoes) causes BPA to leach into your food. Studies show that the BPA in most people’s body exceeds the amount that suppresses sperm production or causes chromosomal damage to the eggs of animals. “You can get 50 mcg of BPA per liter out of a tomato can, and that’s a level that is going to impact people, particularly the young,” says vom Saal. “I won’t go near canned tomatoes.”

The solution: Choose tomatoes in glass bottles (which do not need resin linings), such as the brands Bionaturae and Coluccio. You can also get several types in Tetra Pak boxes, like Trader Joe’s and Pomi. Exposure to BPA Causes Permanent Damage In OffSpring

2. The Farmer Won’t Eat: Corn-Fed Beef Joel Salatin is co-owner of Polyface Farms and author of half a dozen books on sustainable farming.

The problem: Cattle evolved to eat grass, not grains. But farmers today feed their animals corn and soybeans, which fatten up the animals faster for slaughter. But more money for cattle farmers (and lower prices at the grocery store) means a lot less nutrition for us. A recent comprehensive study conducted by the USDA and researchers from Clemson University found that compared with corn-fed beef, grass-fed beef is higher in beta-carotene, vitamin E, omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), calcium, magnesium, and potassium; lower in inflammatory omega-6s; and lower in saturated fats that have been linked to heart disease. “We need to respect the fact that cows are herbivores, and that does not mean feeding them corn and chicken manure,” says Salatin

The solution: Buy grass-fed beef, which can be found at specialty grocers, farmers’ markets, and nationally at Whole Foods. It’s usually labeled because it demands a premium, but if you don’t see it, ask your butcher.

3. The Toxicologist Won’t Eat: Microwave Popcorn Olga Naidenko, is a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group. The problem: Chemicals, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), in the lining of the bag, are part of a class of compounds that may be linked to infertility in humans, according to a recent study from UCLA. In animal testing, the chemicals cause liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancer. Studies show that microwaving causes the chemicals to vaporize–and migrate into your popcorn. “They stay in your body for years and accumulate there,” says Naidenko, which is why researchers worry that levels in humans could approach the amounts causing cancers in laboratory animals. DuPont and other manufacturers have promised to phase out PFOA by 2015 under a voluntary EPA plan, but millions of bags of popcorn will be sold between now and then.

The solution: Pop organic kernels the old-fashioned way: in a skillet. For flavorings, you can add real butter or dried seasonings, such as dillweed, vegetable flakes, or soup mix. Make it organic and use coconut oil. If You’re Still Eating Microwave Popcorn, You’re Not Fully Grasping The Health Consequences

4. The Farm Director Won’t Eat: Nonorganic Potatoes Jeffrey Moyer is the chair of the National Organic Standards Board. The problem: Root vegetables absorb herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides that wind up in soil. In the case of potatoes–the nation’s most popular vegetable–they’re treated with fungicides during the growing season, then sprayed with herbicides to kill off the fibrous vines before harvesting. After they’re dug up, the potatoes are treated yet again to prevent them from sprouting. “Try this experiment: Buy a conventional potato in a store, and try to get it to sprout. It won’t,” says Moyer, who is also farm director of the Rodale Institute (also owned by Rodale Inc., the publisher of Prevention). “I’ve talked with potato growers who say point-blank they would never eat the potatoes they sell. They have separate plots where they grow potatoes for themselves without all the chemicals.” The solution: Buy organic potatoes. Washing isn’t good enough if you’re trying to remove chemicals that have been absorbed into the flesh.

Budget tip: Organic potatoes are only $1 to $2 a pound, slightly more expensive than conventional spuds.

5. The Fisheries Expert Won’t Eat: Farmed Salmon Dr. David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, published a major study in the journal Science on contamination in fish.

The problem: Nature didn’t intend for salmon to be crammed into pens and fed soy, poultry litter, and hydrolyzed chicken feathers. As a result, farmed salmon is lower in vitamin D and higher in contaminants, including carcinogens, PCBs, brominated flame retardants, and pesticides such as dioxin and DDT. According to Carpenter, the most contaminated fish come from Northern Europe, which can be found on American menus. “You could eat one of these salmon dinners every 5 months without increasing your risk of cancer,” says Carpenter, whose 2004 fish contamination study got broad media attention. “It’s that bad.” Preliminary science has also linked DDT to diabetes and obesity, but some nutritionists believe the benefits of omega-3s outweigh the risks. There is also concern about the high level of antibiotics and pesticides used to treat these fish. When you eat farmed salmon, you get dosed with the same drugs and chemicals.

The solution: Switch to wild-caught Alaska salmon. If the package says fresh Atlantic, it’s farmed. There are no commercial fisheries left for wild Atlantic salmon. Farmed Fish vs. Wild Fish: How Healthy Is The Fish At Your Favorite Grocery?

6. The Cancer Researcher Won’t Drink: Milk Produced With Artificial Hormones Rick North is project director of the Campaign for Safe Food at the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and former CEO of the Oregon division of the American Cancer Society. The problem: Milk producers treat their dairy cattle with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST, as it is also known) to boost milk production. But rBGH also increases udder infections and even pus in the milk. It also leads to higher levels of a hormone called insulin-like growth factor in milk. In people, high levels of IGF-1 may contribute to breast, prostate, and colon cancers. “When the government approved rBGH, it was thought that IGF-1 from milk would be broken down in the human digestive tract,” says North. “There’s not 100 percent proof that this is increasing cancer in humans,” admits North. “However, it’s banned in most industrialized countries.”

The solution: Buy raw milk or check labels for rBGH-free, rBST-free, produced without artificial hormones, or organic milk. These phrases indicate rBGH-free products. Why Do Humans Still Drink Milk?

7. The Biotech Specialist Who Won’t Eat Convenional Soy: GMO Unfermented Soy Michael Harris is biotech specialist who has directed several projects within the biotech sector including those for genetically engineered food. He has been a consultant, manager and director for companies such as Xenon Pharmaceuticals and Genon Corporation. The problem: Genetically engineered food is a cause of great concern due to the manipulation of DNA and genetic code including transfers from one species to another. Fermented Soy Is The Only Soy Food Fit for Human Consumption and since almost 90% of soy in the world is genetically modified, if you are not ensuring sources are organic, long-term health problems are inevitable, especially since soy has been found to affect hormonal balance and even cause cancer.

The solution: Check labels to ensure soy is Non-GMO or organic and never consume unfermented sources. If possible contact the company to find out exactly where the Non-GMO soy was obtained.

8. The Organic-Foods Expert Won’t Eat: Conventional Apples Mark Kastel, a former executive for agribusiness, is codirector of the Cornucopia Institute, a farm-policy research group that supports organic foods.

The problem: If fall fruits held a “most doused in pesticides contest,” apples would win. Why? They are individually grafted (descended from a single tree) so that each variety maintains its distinctive flavor. As such, apples don’t develop resistance to pests and are sprayed frequently. The industry maintains that these residues are not harmful. But Kastel counters that it’s just common sense to minimize exposure by avoiding the most doused produce, like apples. “Farm workers have higher rates of many cancers,” he says. And increasing numbers of studies are starting to link a higher body burden of pesticides (from all sources) with Parkinson’s disease.

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Why are Spanish scientists working to create a chimera of man and ape in China?

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The Internet is full of rumors. So, according to the leaked studies of Spanish scientists, as reported by El Pais, the world’s first ape-human hybrid was created in a Chinese laboratory. 

Lead author Juan Carlos Ispisua previously worked on pig and human embryos. The proposed research goal is to use animals to create organs for human transplantation. In the course of the work, scientists injected human stem cells into the monkey embryo, allowing the cells to create any kind of tissue within the embryo. But for ethical reasons, the Spanish authorities stopped the experiment before the animals began to get pregnant. For this reason, Spanish scientists were forced to conduct an experiment in China, since the country has a large infrastructure in transgenic scientific field – in other words,

The research project was led by biologist Juan Carlos Ispisua, who also runs a laboratory at the Salk Institute of California. The stated aim of the work is to figure out how to use animals to create organs for human transplantation.

Creation of chimeras ape man

Despite the fact that the word “chimera” sounds intimidating, their creation is relatively simple and not even scary. Scientists inject human embryonic stem cells into another species of embryo that is only a few days old. Ispisua has experience with this kind of research, as he previously tried to add human cells to pig embryos. As his research with pigs ran into obstacles, he turned to experiments on primate embryos.

During the creation of chimeras, scientists genetically engineer certain types of animal cells to be disabled so that human stem cells have a better chance of anchoring. This kind of research is prohibited in a number of countries, but in China, for example, there are no such laws.

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Japanese scientist plans to insert human cells into rat embryos (pictured)


It is important to understand that the human-ape hybrid in question has never been born. The fact is that mixed embryos do not progress after one to two weeks of growth in the laboratory. In a statement to El País, Estrella Nunez, biologist and administrator of the Catholic University of Murcia, said that mechanisms have been created to stop the progressive growth of the embryo.

The creation of the ape-man chimera, like other such experiments, has generated mixed reactions from the general public. For example, a number of ethical questions have been raised, such as the fear that human stem cells might somehow migrate into the brain of a monkey embryo. Dr. ngel Raya of the Barcelona Center for Regenerative Medicine told El Pais the following:

What happens if stem cells break out and form human neurons in the animal’s brain? Will he have consciousness? What happens if these stem cells turn into sperm?

However, Nunez notes that human cells self-destruct if they enter the brain. In addition, there is an established agreed date for the destruction of all such chimeras – 14 days of pregnancy. This is necessary so that the embryo does not have time to develop the central nervous system.

The consequences of such studies

Nunez described her findings as “very promising,” and said the study was pending peer review in a reputable scientific journal. At the moment, we are not aware of the full scope of the experiment, as the results have not yet been published.

Notably, this news came after Japan became the first country to approve experiments with human and animal embryos. The Japanese government intends to allow stem cell researchers to conduct experiments with the same goal – one day, create organs that could be transplanted into humans.

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Genetic engineering is developing rapidly, which sometimes causes alarm to the general public


There is still debate over whether this is the best method. Pablo Ross, a UC Davis veterinarian who has worked on experiments on pig and human chimeras, doesn’t believe it makes sense to grow human organs in monkey cells, for example. 

“I’ve always thought there was no point in using primates for this. They are usually very small and take too long to develop, ”he said in an interview with Big Think.

Ross believes that researchers may be looking for answers to more fundamental scientific questions, such as “evolutionary distance and interspecies barriers,” since the creation of chimeras causes disgust in both the public and ethicists. Whether the research proves to be valid or productive, it still – at first glance – continues to push the boundaries of biological and genetic research.

Although China has already made a mistake with the scientist He Juankui, who edited the genes of two babies, the country’s open laws generally allow for more daring experiments.

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Scientists create meat from human cells. Its name is ‘Ouroboros’

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A group of American scientists and designers have created meat grown from human cells, according to Deezen.

The grown steak was named Ouroboros by scientists. This word denotes a snake biting its own tail and is an ancient symbol of eternity and the cyclical nature of life. The authors of the project themselves do not consider this method of manufacturing cannibalism.

In addition, the creators believe that such meat can be grown in eateries or right at home. To get a steak, you need to harvest your own cells from the inside of your cheek and then place them in expired blood serum. As a result, a piece of meat the size of one bite grows from the cells. The whole growing process takes three months.

The authors emphasize that the advantage of the study is the absence of harm to animals. A person gets all the same meat, but no one dies. The scientists used expired donated blood as a basis. If it had not been taken for development, then the doctors would have simply disposed of it.

McDonald’s began testing a meatless burger last September. Restaurants in Germany, for example, have added vegetarian burgers to their menus. It is not yet known how many vegan items on the McDonald’s menu will appear next year and in which countries they will be available. 

Earlier in November, it became known that the restaurant chain plans to launch its own vegan McPlant burger cutlet next year. So far, we are talking about a beef substitute, but in the future, vegan chicken may appear in the chain’s restaurants. The project involves the manufacturer of artificial meat Beyond Meat.

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World Economic Forum Project: “Resetting the Agenda for the Future: Destruction and Renewal in the Post-COVID World”

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Nowadays, few people are interested in what is happening in the world in general – in fact. The era of free Internet has long passed and imperceptibly and even routinely – “Big Brother” put this once free space under complete control. The main streams of information are controlled by the leading media, TV and two monopolists “G” and “I”.

Now we are witnessing a banal “carrot and stick” method, when the fundamental changes affecting the very near future of human society are hidden under the waves of fear of “terrible Covid” and wrapped in a white and fluffy, unobtrusively stupefying information field, and in the meantime we stand on the threshold of total lack of freedom.

We guess that hardly any of you have read the draft of the World Economic Forum (WEF): “ Resetting the Agenda for the Future: Destruction and Renewal in the Post-COVID World», Which was published on October 2, 2020. This is our very present and the nearest future. After reading this report, the plot of Orwell’s book 1984 comes to mind – which I consider to be a warning to all mankind, which is that if the course of history does not change, people around the world will lose their most human qualities, turn into soulless automata and will not even suspect about it.

Only this book by Orwell, in comparison with the WEF project, will seem like a children’s fairy tale. The only problem is that this is not a fairy tale and not a fantasy on the topic, but a guide to action. The period allotted for implementation is ten years. These plans will be implemented by 2030 – the UN agenda for 2021-2030 should be completed by that time.

Great Reboot & Planned business measures in response to COVID-19:


1. Accelerate the digitization of work processes (eg, use of digital tools, video conferencing)
2. It is planned that about 83% of people will work remotely – ie. there will be no more interaction between colleagues – absolute social distancing, the separation of humanity from human contact.
3. It is planned to automate about 50% of all tasks – in other words, human participation will be significantly reduced, even when working remotely.
4.advanced training / retraining (for example, educational technology providers) – 42% of advanced training or training in new skills will be digitized, in other words, without contact with people – everything on a computer, using artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms.
5.  Accelerating the introduction of advanced training / retraining programs – 35% of skills are planned to be “readjusted” – ie. it is planned to abandon the existing skills.
6.Accelerating ongoing organizational changes (eg restructuring) – 34% of existing organizational structures are planned to be “restructured” – or in other words, existing organizational structures will be declared obsolete to make room for new sets of organizational structures, digital structures that provide maximum control over all activities …
7.Reassign workers temporarily to other tasks – 30% of the workforce is expected to be affected. It also means a completely different pay scale – most likely unfit for living, which will make the planned “universal base wage” or “basic income” a reality – a wage that will allow you to barely make ends meet. This will put you completely dependent on a digital system that you have absolutely no control over.
8. Temporary workforce cuts are projected to affect 28% of the population. This is an additional unemployment rate in disguise, as “temporarily unemployed” will never return to full employment.
9. To permanently reduce the staff – 13% will be permanently reduced.
ten.Temporarily increase the labor force – 5% – there is no indication what type of labor force – probably unskilled labor, which sooner or later will also be replaced by automation, AI and robotization of jobs.
11. No specific measures have been implemented – 4% – does this mean that only 4% of jobs will remain untouched? 
12. Continuously Increase Workforce – Just 1% is forecasted as a “constantly expanding workforce”. This is not a joke, only 1%

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The Great Reset also provides a credit scheme that will “forgive” all of your personal debt – subject to the transfer of all personal assets to an administrative body or agency – possibly the IMF.

This means that you do not own anything – and you will be “happy”. Because everything you need will be provided to the extent that the system decides.

If human equality must be made impossible forever, if the higher ones, as we call them, want to keep their place forever, then the dominant state of mind must be controlled madness. (“1984” Orwell)

You will say “I will not agree to this!”, And who will ask you? Are you asked now? Will the Constitution ensure your rights? Will the laws ensure your rights? Do they provide them now? Think about Elon Musk’s global satellite system, think about 5 and 6G technologies, think about how to simply use it all to govern the new “digital world”.

In addition to the number of positive effects of giving employees the flexibility to work remotely, it also gives companies the opportunity to expand their employee base by looking outside of traditional sources — both geographically and demographically. Remote work removes physical boundaries that previously limited talent. reserve, and allows you to hire employees in different cities, countries. and continents. New ways of working open up new opportunities, allowing companies to find qualified employees around the world “- the problem is that there will no longer be an internal market for jobs and your job may be taken someone from “another country or another continent,” simply because he is more skilled, or less demanding. 

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In the UK, 48% of telecommuters reported long and irregular working hours, and 60% said they had increased fatigue symptoms. Working at night, the inability to get rest after a working day, since the very concept of “working day” has disappeared.

“The impact of COVID-19 has led companies around the world to suddenly redefine the role of the office. The traditional goals of a company’s dedicated space include fostering team interaction, creating a sense of community, performing certain types of work in which materials and equipment cannot be transferred, and providing a workplace for those who do not have the infrastructure at home or the ability to work effectively remotely. However, in the long run, offices may not be an important component for all employees. Facebook, for example, expects that half of its employees will work remotely in the future.”

Teleworking increases the risk of isolation and mental health problems. In the US, 88% of workers said they were under moderate to severe stress during the pandemic, and more than two-thirds said it was the most stressful
period of their careers. 

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Brave New World or Digital Prison?

Employees working entirely remotely overlook the camaraderie and casual interactions of office life. The British Institute for Employment Research found that 33% of workers often feel isolated when working remotely. 

What makes a person – a person, and human society – a society? Communication is live communication. Team relations are an important component of the formation of the whole society. If we deprive people of the opportunity for live communication in the process of work, we will break these ties, turning people not into society, but into separate, isolated citizens. At the same time, we will be able to fully control each “digital worker”, depriving him of the opportunity to participate in the “collective opinion”.

Social and human relationships are depleted. This has many advantages for the new “totalitarian” approach of the WEF to humanity – to control over humanity.

You had to live – and you lived, according to a habit that turned into instinct – with the knowledge that your every word is overheard and your every movement, until the light goes out, is watched. ( “1984” Orwell)

…and the living will envy the dead!

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