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Half Of All The Fruit & Veg You Buy Is Contaminated

ALMOST HALF of the fresh fruit and veg sold across the UK is contaminated with toxic pesticides, according to the latest scientific surveys for the government.

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Coca-Cola Not To blame For US Obesity: CEO

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent insists his company is not responsible for the rise in US obesity despite New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent moves to limit the consumption of sugary drinks. "This is an important, complicated societal issue that we all have to work together to provide a solution," Kent told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published late Monday.

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How Much Do Food Labels Tell You?

Consumers rely on food labels to make informed purchases. Yet the sheer variety of labels we encounter in the supermarket is overwhelming. Labels like natural, organic and local appear on every type of food product, from fresh meat to processed junk food. What, if anything, do these labels actually tell us? Very little, it turns out.

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A Cancerous Conspiracy To Poison Your Faith In Organic Food

Despite its obvious benefits for our health and for the environment, organic food continues to be denigrated by the political and corporate establishment in Britain.

Junk Food 'Makes Teens Depressed'
Thousands of British teenagers could be suffering from depression because of a poor diet, a leading scientist warned yesterday. Research had linked depression in young people to a low intake of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients such as Omega 3 fatty acids, said Cambridge University scientist Diane Bamber.

Around three per cent of adolescents suffer severe depressive symptoms lasting a year or more, and the condition often goes hand in hand with eating disorders, drug abuse and self harm, she added. But many thousands more are thought to be less seriously affected with common effects including mood swings, irritability and changing sleep patterns. School work and social development are often badly affected, Dr Bamber said.

She told a British Nutrition Foundation Conference in London that several trials had successfully used supplements of Omega 3, which is found in oily fish, to relieve the symptoms of depressed patients.
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The Madness Of Filleting Scottish Fish In China

Cod caught off Scotland is being sent on a 10,000-mile round trip to China and back again to be filleted for supermarkets, shops and chip suppers. The fish is caught in the North Atlantic, deep frozen, shipped to China for processing by workers earning less than £1-a-day before being refrozen and returned to Scotland.


Food Industry Criminality

The food industry knows that its products are making people sick. In 1999, the CEOs of Kraft, Nabisco, Nestlé, Coca Cola and General Mills, met in Minneapolis to review the facts. First, they got rid of employees who called the problem to their attention. Then they went after the scientists to destroy the reputation of anyone who studied the problem. Sugar a leading cause of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and possibly even cancer.

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