BOOM: Pepsi Admits Its Soda Contains Cancer-Causing Ingredients

When the Center for Environmental Health released test results showing that Pepsi intentionally covered up the presence of high levels of 4-Mel in its popular soft drinks in 2013, the company denied both the presence of this chemical in its beverages and the fact that it was dangerous. 4-Mel, which is short for 4-Methylimidazole, is a compound that is formed in the manufacturing of caramel coloring, and is a known carcinogen.

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By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Sources: Natural News

Since then, the drinks maker has fought against complying with California state requirements to place a cancer warning label on the beverages that contain the ingredient, which include not only Pepsi, but also Diet Pepsi and Pepsi One.

Now, a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Pepsi has gained preliminary approval from a federal judge in California. As part of the proposed settlement, Pepsi has agreed to ensure its caramel coloring’s 4-Mel levels do not exceed 100 parts per billion in products that are being shipped for sale within the U.S. They will also be required to test the soda using specific protocols.

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The soft drink giant also agreed to these measures in a different lawsuit that was settled in a California state court last year. The new settlement, however, expands the reach of these measures from California to the entire country.

Pepsi failed to warn consumers that its drinks contain known carcinogens

The lawsuit accused Pepsi of failing to warn people that its beverages contain 4-Mel, which California has officially recognized as a cancer-causing chemical.

2014 Consumer Reports test showed that the 4-Mel in Pepsi exceeded the permitted level of 29 micrograms per bottle or can, which would mean that they were in violation of common law and consumer protection statutes in the state of California.

In particular, this violates California’s Proposition 65, which has been in place since 1985, and requires manufacturers to provide consumers with clear warnings when their products will expose them to toxic or cancer-causing chemicals.

The state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment set the cutoff at 29 micrograms because that level creates a risk of cancer of one in 100,000.

Citing a 2013 Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research report, Consumer Reports said that caramel coloring is the world’s most widely used food coloring. At the time, Pepsi tried to say that because Prop 65 refers to exposure per day rather than exposure per can, and that the average amount of diet soda that its drinkers consume daily is less than a can, there was no need to place a warning on it. Consumer Reports disagreed, however.

“No matter how much consumers drink they don’t expect their beverages to have a potential carcinogen in them. And we don’t think 4-MeI should be in foods at all. Our tests of Coke samples show that it is possible to get to much lower levels,” toxicologist Dr. Urvashi Rangan said.

Is drinking soda really worth risking cancer and obesity?

It simply does not make sense for people to expose themselves unnecessarily to an ingredient that merely serves to color their food, and consumers have the right to be aware of what they are putting in their bodies. The popularity of books like Food Forensics serves to illustrate the growing desire by Americans to know what ingredients their food products contain.

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The cancer-causing caramel coloring in Pepsi is not the only reason consumers should steer clear of it. Soft drinks are also believed to be behind the nation’s obesity epidemic.

A UCLA study found that adults who consumed one sugary drink such as a soda every day had a 27 percent higher likelihood of being classified as overweight than those who did not drink such beverages.

Moreover, drinking just one soda each day adds up to a total of 39 pounds of sugar each year! That means that regular soda drinkers can cut their risk of obesity and cancer in one fell swoop simply by giving up the habit for good.

7,000 Studies Confirm Turmeric Can CHANGE Your Life: Here are 7 Amazing Ways to Use It

Today I want to talk to you about one of my all-time favorite super spices. If you’ve been hanging around VOP_Today for a while, then you’ve definitely heard me talk about it before.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Source: FitLife

I just can’t get enough of this super spice that has proven itself again and again in my life, the lives of those on the VOP_Today – Team and in over 7000 scientific studies conducted all around the world.

History of Turmeric


Legend has it that when baby Jesus was born, wise men from the east brought him gold, frankincense and myrrh.

If you look back at ancient texts, many believe that gold actually refers to a commonly used spice of the time: turmeric.

Not only was turmeric mentioned in the Bible, but Ayurvedic medicine has used it for centuries. There are Chinese records of turmeric use dating back over 2000 years.

Turmeric is not only a flavorful spice, but is also a powerful blood cleanser. When kings would get poisoned, doctors would give them turmeric in hopes of helping them survive. Healers would administer turmeric in order to cleanse a king’s body of poison.

Although turmeric has been known and used successfully all over the world for centuries, it has taken Western Medicine a long time to catch up in understanding and applying turmeric!

It’s only been in the past 30 years that America has started to catch on to the incredible medicinal potential of this ancient spice.  

Now there are over 7000 published studies that have shown the benefits of turmeric!

So what does this mean for you?

Modern Day Poison


Last year, 42, 000 new toxins were introduced into our environment.

That’s shocking, to say the least.

Where are all these chemicals coming from?

Well, there are chemicals in our air, toothpaste, shampoo, cleaning products, cosmetics, water, air fresheners and even in our food.

Although some of these chemicals may be harmless, a shockingly large portion of them are not. Many chemicals in our everyday environment are known to disrupt ourendocrine system. This is the system responsible for secreting various hormones directly into our bloodstream to be taken throughout our body.

Many commonly used chemicals also disturb your primary organs including your liver, kidney and heart. I don’t think I need to explain to you how important those are to your health and wellbeing!

There are a lot of steps you can take to avoid chemical exposure and you can find a lot of information about that on our blog. But at the end of the day, it is impossible to completely eliminate every harmful toxin from your life. Because of this, it is vitally important to focus on optimizing your health so that you can handle the stress of toxin exposure without getting burdened by chronic illness.

Mother nature is JAM PACKED with incredible superfoods that are full of medicinalproperties that will blow your socks off once you start bringing them into your home!

The Amazing Benefits of Turmeric


There are a lot of people worried and wondering about the health crisis in America. They are worried about their own health and the health of their loved ones. Despite phenomenal advances in modern medicine, we, as a nation, are sick.

Whole foods, along with simple healthy lifestyle changes, have the power to revolutionize our health and turn around the wellbeing of people all over the world.

This is why I spend so much time and energy researching and talking about GOOD, REAL FOODS like the vibrant spice we are talking about today.

I’ve read a lot of great books about turmeric, one of my favorites being: Turmeric: The Ayurvedic Spice Of Life by David Frawley and Prashanti De Heger.

In the book, Prashanti gives a list of dozens of different constituents found in turmeric. George Duke from the USDA signed off this list as being accurate!

Turmeric has successfully proven itself (and this is a condensed list!) to be a:

  • bactericide
  • insectifuge
  • cancer preventative
  • fungicide
  • anti-tumor
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antiallergenic
  • herbicide
  • antispasmotic
  • antiseptic
  • antiulcer
  • antiviral
  • antibacterial
  • …and much more!

Why aren’t western medical doctors prescribing it? Why aren’t more people using it? It’s because they DON’T REALIZE or UNDERSTAND the power behind whole foods!

I am excited that you have opened this blog post today and I am confident that if you start using food as medicine and if you bring turmeric and other superfoods into your home, they WILL change your life for the better.


Why I Use Turmeric Daily

I use turmeric in one form or another every single day. Why?

It Soothes Inflammation

I work long hours and spend a lot of time moving either from day-to-day tasks or at the gym. I make it a high priority to eat clean but even I am still susceptible to inflammation. Taking turmeric daily helps me keep excess inflammation in check so that I feel my best and avoid illness.

Hundreds of studies have been done on the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric. Seeing that the BULK of chronic illness is caused by some sort of inflammation, this is very significant for a lot of people.

According to Dr. Mercola,

Turmeric has been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in Chinese and Indian medicine for millennia. Curcumin, the primary pharmacological agent in this spice, contains proven effects in this area that are comparable to over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents as well as some prescription medications. But curcumin doesn’t produce the toxic effect that synthetic drugs sometimes do, such as ulcer formation, internal bleeding, and even a lowered white blood cell count.”

It Boosts My Mental Health

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Turmeric has incredible neuro benefits. I consider myself to be ambitious and in order to pursue my dreams and accomplish daily tasks, I need to stay on top of my game mentally. Taking turmeric daily helps me with mental focus and clarity.

Studies have shown turmeric to have neuroprotective benefits that may treat a variety of ailments including Alzheimer’s disease, tardive dyskinesia, depression, epilepsy and otherneurodegenerative disorders.

It Boosts Gut Health

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I use to be intolerant to dairy. Although I still don’t use dairy very often, taking turmericand goat kefir together has helped to heal my gut so that I don’t experience frustrating symptoms when exposed to dairy.

Having a healthy gut has also helped me to have healthy moods. Because some of your most important mood-stabilizing and boosting hormones are in your gut (95% of your serotonin!), keeping your gut healthy is vital to you feeling your best about life.

7 Different Ways To Use Turmeric On A Daily Basis

Here are seven different ways to use turmeric every day!

#1 Turmeric Juice Shot

  • ½ inch turmeric root or 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ lemon
  • sea salt
  1. Simply juice the lemon and turmeric, combine with a pinch of sea salt and drink! If you don’t have a juicer you can simply use fresh squeezed lemon juice and turmeric powder.

#2 Turmeric Tea

You can simply chop up some turmeric and throw it in your tea maker or follow the recipe below.
  • ½ tsp fresh grated turmeric
  • raw honey to taste
  • squeeze of lime (makes turmeric more bioavailable)
  • dash of black pepper
  • 1 cup hot water
  1. Bring water to a boil, add turmeric and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and strain. Add remaining ingredients. Enjoy!

#3 Turmeric Soup

Author: Drew Canole
  1. Simmer broth with turmeric for 15 minutes, strain chunks out, add some black pepper (boosts bioavailability) and enjoy.

#4 Turmeric Scramble

  • Simply throw some turmeric on your traditional eggs in the morning!

#5 Golden Milk

If you’re short on time, you can simply mix some warm coconut milk with 1 tsp of turmeric powder. For a more flavorful drink try the recipe below.
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder/fresh grated
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder/fresh grated
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • dash of cardamom
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of clove
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  1. Simmer all ingredients in pot for 1 min

#6 Turmeric Smoothie

Throw a little into any of your favorite smoothies or try the recipe below!
  • 1 ½ cups frozen pineapple or mango
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • ½ coconut or almond milk
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder/fresh turmeric
  • 1 tsp hemp seed hearts
  • 1 tsp maca root
  • dash of black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend to perfection. Enjoy!

#7 Turmeric Kefir

  • This tastes incredible and is one of my favorite ways to use turmeric. Simply add a tsp or so of turmeric powder to kefir and drink!


You can also take turmeric in capsule form.

If you are looking for simple foods that can improve the quality of your health, you’ve found one of the best!

We’ve been working on something exciting for a while now… our very own organic turmeric supplement that is 4 times more bioavailable (useable) by the body! More than any other organic turmeric supplement on the market. You asked and we listened!Our turmeric supplement will be coming out VERY soon so stay tuned!  

It will be added to our Organifi organic WHOLE food superfood line and we can’t wait for you to try it and experience the incredibly powerful benefits for yourself.

Do you have any turmeric recipes that we should know about? Please share them with us in the comments below.

Magic Mushroom “Miracle Drug” for Depression

Psilocybin shows higher remission rate than SSRI drugs in U.K. study

By Anthony Von Dari@VOP Today

Magic mushrooms or the active ingredient psilocybin in magic mushrooms may be the cure to depression according to a new study from researchers from Imperial College London. 12 people were involved in the study, with five patients in complete remission by it’s end.

“We can give psilocybin to depressed patients, they can tolerate it, and it is safe. This gives us an initial impression of the effectiveness of the treatment.” says Robin Carhart-Harris, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London. Since mushrooms are categorized as a Class A illegal drug in the UK It took 32 months between the grant funding and treating the first patient and the participants were required to undergo a three-month follow-up ensuring that they did not experience delayed psychotic symptoms.

A hallucinogenic drug derived from magic mushrooms could be useful in treating depression, the first safety study of this approach has concluded.

Researchers from Imperial College London gave 12 people psilocybin, the active component in magic mushrooms. All had been clinically depressed for a significant amount of time—on average 17.8 years. None of the patients had responded to standard medications, such as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), or had electroconvulsive therapy.

One week after receiving an oral dose of psilocybin, all patients experienced a marked improvement in their symptoms. Three months on, five patients were in complete remission.

“That is pretty remarkable in the context of currently available treatments,” says Robin Carhart-Harris, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London and first author of the latest study, which is published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

The equivalent remission rate for SSRIs is around 20%.

The study’s authors are not suggesting that psilocybin should be a treatment of last resort for depressed patients. “Our conclusion is more sober than that—we are simply saying that this is doable,” says Carhart-Harris. “We can give psilocybin to depressed patients, they can tolerate it, and it is safe. This gives us an initial impression of the effectiveness of the treatment.”


Demonstrating the safety of psilocybin is no small task. Magic mushrooms are categorized as a Class A illegal drug in the United Kingdom—the most serious category, which also includes heroin and cocaine.

The ethics committee that granted approval for the trial was so concerned that trial volunteers could experience delayed onset psychotic symptoms that it requested a three-month follow-up on the subjects.

“This was unprecedented,” says neuropsychopharmacologist David Nutt at Imperial, who is senior author of the study.

It took 32 months between having the grant awarded and dosing the first patient, says Nutt. By comparison, it took six months “to get through the machinations” for his team’s previous studies using the equally illegal drugs LSD and MDMA, he says.

“Every interaction—applying for licenses, waiting for licenses, receiving the licenses, applying for contracts for drug manufacture, on and on—involved a delay of up to two months. It was enormously frustrating, and most of it was unnecessary,” says Nutt. “The study result isn’t the remarkable part—it’s the fact that we did it at all.”

Scientists at the Heffter Research Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, have been investigating how psilocybin could be used to alleviate depression and anxiety in people with terminal cancer, but this is the first study to look specifically at how psilocybin could be used to treat depression alone.

The World Health Organisation calls depression “the leading cause of disability worldwide”. But effective therapies are hard to find. Searching for new treatments, researchers have looked to potent and quirky alternatives such as ketamine and ayahuasca, both of which have shown promise in clinical trials.

“It’s worth noting that we have not developed any new treatments which are widely used since the 1970s for depression, despite the fact that this is the major public-health problem in the Western world and middle-income countries,” says Glyn Lewis, who studies psychiatric disorders at University College London.

Particularly interesting, he says, is the fact that psilocybin seems to take effect with a single dose, unlike some current medications for depression that must be taken daily.

“This study is simply asking: is this interesting enough to pursue further as a treatment for depression?” says Lewis. “My own judgement is that yes, it is.”

CONFIRMED: Chemtrail and Geoengineering Programs Confirmed in Testimony at UN

The grand experiment to alter weather for the benefit of the agricultural industry and the military industrial complex can be ignored no longer. After watching the following video, any sane person will have proof that chemtrails not only exist, but that they are being used to manipulate weather, and for motivations likely of which the general public is not told.

By Anthony Von Dari@VOP Today – Source: 

Rosalind Peterson, President of the Agriculture Defense Coalition addresses the United Nations about geoengineering, chemtrails and weather modification. As a people, we have been used as testing agents while being lied to – told that we were simply being doused with water vapor while hundreds of thousands of people have suffered from a plethora of health issues ranging from neurological failure to reproductive issues and hormonal imbalances, along with many more.

THIS is undeniable evidence that chemtrails are covering our skies every day, and these chemtrails are NOT water vapor, otherwise known as contrails.They are full of pharmaceuticals, barium, nano-aluminum-coated fiberglass [known as CHAFF], radioactive thorium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, desiccated blood, mold spores, and more.

Peterson says that the skies we are seeing everyday are “not normal cloud cover – these are man made.” She also describes more than 50 different chemtrail programs operating across the United States carried out by private companies and government agencies.

Her main complaint to the UN is that these programs affect agriculture, without any public oversight, stating that “you are going to start reducing crop production because of the impairment of the process of photosynthesis,” but the implications of her statements reach much further than just how one industry is affected by chemtrail spraying.

Those who have researched chemtrail or weather modification programs available through public record can see what we are told these programs are used for – from creating drought, to ‘protecting’ the planet from climate change, but there are deeper lies associated with chemtrail spraying available for those to unearth who are willing to dig deeper.

Chemtrails are likely causing Parkinsons’ disease, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, headaches, respiratory ailments, reproductive failure, liver failure, and a host of other diseases.

Since we have an openly admitted agenda by the UN to limit the growth of our population, what else are they doing besides affecting climate change with chemtrails?

The same as usual – increasing morbidity for what the elite call the ‘useless eaters’ of the planet.

Watch and learn. Then pass on what you know. The awakening may not be televised, but its happening before your eyes.

53 Real Reasons We Cannot Support Monsanto and GMOs

Would you ever support Monsanto’s GMOs?

A man named Brett Wilcox and his son have taken to country roads, running over 3000 miles, 20 miles at a time, in order to bring attention to the GMO monopoly that has taken over our country.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Source: Natural Society

They started from Huntington Beach, California on January 18, 2014, and arriving in Ocean City, New Jersey on July 19, 2014. The race has helped generate awareness over GMOs, and it also led to Wilcox bringing up a great point — could Monsanto ever ‘get their act together’ enough to convince the public to eat their GMOs?

According to Wilcox, there are around 53 reasons we simply cannot support GMOs that would need to individually be met before we could even consider doing so:

53 Reasons We Cannot Support Monsanto & GMOs

1. I’d need to believe that pesticide companies have a right to contaminate our biological & cultural heritage with GMOs. Petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides are absolutely raping US farmlands. Corporate farming just doesn’t work.

2. I’d need to believe that as government and industry leaders have concluded, U.S. consumers are too stupid to understand GMO food labels. We’re smarter than they think. And getting angrier all the time.

3. I’d need to agree with the U.S. Supreme Court that organic & conventional farmers have no legal recourse or protection from genetic contamination. Since when did we decide to give corporations more rights than people?

4. I’d need to believe that GMOs really are needed to feed a hungry world. Many countries have already proven that you don’t need GMOs to feed the world. Small-scale, organic farms are the way to go.

5. I’d need to believe that GMOs really are substantially equivalent to their natural counterparts. Which means, of course, I’d need to believe they no more merit patent protection than their natural counterparts.

6. I’d need to believe that GMOs should be pushed & promoted onto world markets before long term environmental, animal & human feeding studies have been conducted. In other words, I’dneed to believe that the Precautionary Principle is poppycock. If you want to know more about this concept, Nassim Nicholas Talib does a great job of explaining it and also why he calls the EU chief scientist a ‘dangerous imbecile’ for telling us we should all ignore the Precautionary Principle.

7. I’d need to believe that super weeds and superbugs are beneficial byproducts of GMO-based agriculture.

8. I’d need to believe that horizontal gene transfer is no different than traditional crossbreeding & hybridization processes. Farmers and gardeners have NOT been cross-breeding seeds like this for thousands of years, as they will claim within many a comment-section on anti-GMO articles. You can learn more about the difference between cross-breeding and GMO hybridization, here.

9. I’d need to believe that small-scale agro ecological family farms and their communities are best relegated to the history books.

10. I’d need to believe that Roundup is safe. Or if not safe, I’d need to believe that drinking and breathing Roundup, and feeding Roundup-contaminated breast milk to babies is more beneficial than not doing so. The stuff is 125 times more toxic than regulators admit. Enough said.

11. I’d need to believe that agrichemical poisons cease to be poisonous when we eat them. This one is one of the reasons I love Wilcox. In what world do the things we eat not affect us? From MSG to high fructose corn syrup, leafy greens to Vitamin C, everything has an effect on our biochemistry. Agrichemicals are no different.

12. I’d need to believe that good science includes bullying, shaming, belittling, intimidating, and silencing scientists and others who oppose GMOs.

13. I’d need to believe that good GMO related science includes sham research methods that produce sham research results.

14. I’d need to believe that pesticide companies have the right to control the editorial boards of scientific journals.

15. I’d need to believe that industry-influenced scientific journals have the right

16. I’d need to believe that killing super weeds and superbugs with ever more toxic chemicals makes moral, environmental, and fiscal sense.

17. I’d need to believe that GMOs really do have identifiable consumer benefits.

18. I’d need to believe that GMOs have never and will never contaminate their natural counterparts.

19. I’d need to believe that genetic contamination of native and natural plant and animal varieties benefits farmers, the environment, and human health.

20. I’d need to believe that chemical giants have no moral, ethical, or legal liability to the farmers’ whose crops and livelihoods are destroyed by GMO contamination.

21. I’d need to believe that turning plants into EPA-registered pesticide-producing factories provides lasting benefits to farmers, consumers, animals, and the environment.

22. I’d need to believe that privatizing seed through patents is ethical, responsible, and in the best interest of farmers, consumers, and the environment.

23. I’d need to believe that farmers have no right or business saving and replanting seeds.

24. I’d need to believe that Roundup resistant GMO crops really are safe for the environment, animals, and human health.

25. I’d need to believe that plant and animal biodiversity is of little value or importance.

26. I’d need to believe that agricultural imperialism that results from GMO patents benefits poor servant farmers more than it benefits chemical company masters.

27. I’d need to believe that turning GMO corn into ethanol is ethical and provides sound fiscal and environmental policy.

28. I’d need to believe that farmers should continue to grow GMOs in spite of the overwhelming consumer rejection of GMOs.

29. I’d need to believe that it makes sense for the government to burden organic farmers with fees, rules, and bureaucratic nonsense while subsidizing GMO farmers and the chemical companies that own the GMOs with U.S. taxpayer dollars for products that U.S. taxpayers neither need nor want.

30. I’d need to believe that pollinators are dispensable members of the web of life.

31. I’d need to believe that monocultures benefit the environment and reduce global warming.

32. I’d need to believe that doing business with and/or purchasing products containing GMOs is morally defensible.

33. I’d need to believe that Monsanto and the other chemical giants’ place the public good over their bottom line.

34. I’d need to believe that industry executives and scientists are wiser than Mother Nature and/or God.

35. I’d need to believe that the Earth’s seven billion inhabitants should trust Monsanto and gang.

36. I’d need to believe that agrochemical companies have the right to control political figures and processes through bribes, donations, and lawsuits.

37. I’d need to believe that regulation of the GMO industry is best performed directly by the GMO industry or only slightly less directly through the industry/government revolving door.

38. I’d need to believe that chemical companies have the right to control the GMO story spun by the mainstream media.

39. I’d need to believe that agrochemical companies have the right to fashion international trade agreements such as the TPP and TAFTA, agreements that are favorable to the GMO industry, agreements that supersede member nations’ rights to govern the industry.

40. I’d need to believe that parents who choose to feed their kids organic, non-GMO foodsare fear-based and irrational, and it’s good that the mainstream media exposes them to public ridicule, name calling, and shame.

41. I’d need to believe that pesticide industry executives routinely feed GMOs and associated poisons to their own children.I’d need to believe that a proper function of the U.S. State department includes the promotion of GMOs around the world.

42. I’d need to believe that the U.S. government and the World Bank have the right to provide aid to developing countries only when those countries agree to accept and promote GMOs.

43. I’d need to believe that labeling GMOs must be avoided at all costs, even if that means subverting the American democratic process as the industry has done in California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Vermont, and indeed the entire nation. Why? Because GMOs are a skull and crossbones to the GMO industry. And if the market shrinks and dies, then millions of people will also die because GMOs are necessary to feed a growing world.

44. I’d need to believe that it’s good that Monsanto—the same company that produced andprofited from PCBs, DDT, and Agent Orange—has seized control of much of our food supply.

45. I’d need to believe that agrochemical companies and/or farmers have no moral or legal obligation to disclose what, when, and where they spray Roundup and other toxins.

46.  I’d need to believe that agrochemical companies and/or farmers have no moral or legal obligation to disclose where their GMO crops are planted.

47. I’d need to believe that the animals that refuse to eat GMOs don’t know what’s good for them.

48. I’d need to believe that killing the soil with repeated applications of Roundup and other poisons is the foundation of sound modern agricultural practices.

49. I’d need to believe that agrochemical companies have the right to enter public schools to indoctrinate our children regarding GMOs.

50. I’d need to believe the U.S. government has the right to destabilize foreign countries such as Ukraine in order to expand the U.S. corporate empire including the Biotechnology Industry with its patented, chemically dependent, genetically modified seeds.

51. I’d need to believe that the U.S. government has the right to use war and foreign occupation to force foreign farmers to use GMOs as it did in Iraq through Paul Bremer’s infamous Order 81.

52. I’d need to believe that we’re better off without the birds, fish, and other animals impacted by GMO-based agriculture.

53. I’d need to believe we can’t live without GMO.

Brett Wilcox has also written a book exposing many of Monsanto’s lies, but his 53 requirements for (never) supporting GMOs are rock solid enough for me.

10 Industrial Uses for Coke That Prove it is Not Good For Us

Coca – Cola is popular in the world like the most valuable brand in the history and also the second most recognized phrase on the planet after “Hello.”

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Source: The Free Thought Project

In many places around the world buying a Coke is ironically less expensive and easier than the access to clean water.

Although the Coke tries to present itself like an environmentally and socially conscious company, the real truth is that it is connected to water shortages and pollution.

Also, the acidity of Coke has led many to ask the toxicity of the drink, relating to long-term health, because its pH rating is one point higher than the pH rating of battery acid.

In one study by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the researchers discovered that persons who consumed minimum one soda a day had a 44 percent higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome during the 4 year study.

The crew studied 2,400 and more middle aged white residents of Framingham, Mass., especially focusing on more than 1,600 people who haven’t shown signs of metabolic syndrome when the study started. Then, these persons were tracked by the team for at least 4 years.

Those people who drank minimum one soda can per day also had:

  • a 30% higher risk of getting a larger waistline
  • a 31% higher risk of becoming obese
  • a 32% higher risk of having low levels of good cholesterol
  • a 25% higher risk of having low good cholesterol levels
  • a trend toward an increased risk of high blood pressure

In another study, it was discovered that people have a 48% increased risk of stroke or heart attack when drinking one or more soda cans per day, in a comparison to those that don’t drink it every day.

The soft drink consumption has also been connected to respiratory disorders like as asthma and COPD.

10 Household Uses

The Coke is not good for the human body, the extreme acidity of this drink makes it work like an amazing cleaning product.

The pH of 0 to nearly 7 is acidic in the scale, while from 7 to 14 is alkaline on the pH scale. The pH level of the battery acid is 1, while the pure water has a pH of 7.

In the test done on the acidity levels of Coke, it was discovered to have 2.5 pH levels.

Because of that, it can clean surfaces just like many toxic household cleaners.

Here are 10 household uses of Coke like a domestic cleaner that show it is not healthy for the human health.

1. Remove the rust – methods include using sponge, fabric, or even aluminum foil dipped in this drink.

2. Clean burnt pans – soak the pan in the Coke, and then rinse it.

3. Clean the oil stains from the garage floor – let the stain soak and then hose off.

4. Clean the engine – Coke distributors have been using this method for decades.

5. Make pennies shine bright like a diamond – soak the old pennies in Coke to remove the tarnish.

6. Remove the stains from the vitreous china.

7. Clean the toilet: pour it and leave it for a while, then flush it.

8. Remove the blood stains from fabric and clothing.

9. Coke together with aluminum foil will bring the Chrome a high shine.

10. Strip the paint off metal furniture – soak one towel in Coke and then lay it on the paint surface.

It is clear that the Coca – Cola is a product that has many amazing uses. Although the record shows that the best uses of this product are not connected with consumption.