Food crisis needed for Europe to accept GM
Walking Away from Back Pain
Human cancer cell antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of Juglans regia L
Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score -DIAAS — New protein quality method provides important information on sustainable diet
Health and Fitness Series–The Weaponization of Sugar, Salt, and Fat
Recipe for High Levels of Several Toxic Metals Found in Children With Autism
Food crisis needed for Europe to accept GM
US government adviser—It will take a food security crisis to make European consumers recognise the need for genetically modified (GM) food, warns a senior US government adviser[U1] –Bobo, senior biotechnology adviser to the US State Department, told a Chartered Institute of Marketing seminar in London yesterday (February -It will take a crisis to make everyone [in Europe]see the point of GM-There will be a move from not liking GM [food technology] to requiring it[U2] . That was the worst possible outcome but, unfortunately, it was also the most likely outcome In his lecture[U3] – Can agriculture save the world before it destroys it? – Bobo argued that GM food technology was vital to safeguard food security, economic security and national security[U4] . GM techniques could deliver improved yields and nutrition while reducing the use of pesticides, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and soil erosion, he said-Peak child’ [U5] As the global population was predicted to reach more than 9bn by 2050, the benefits of GM could no longer be ignored in an increasingly hungry world.
Since the world had now reached ‘peak child’ [the highest number of children there will ever be]the decisions made between now and 2050 would be the most important [food] decisions that will ever be taken. Either we cut down more forest, or do it [agriculture in a more sustainable way than at present-Feeding up to 9bn people will require the world to produce as much food as in the previous 10,000 years[U6] , he said. To do that will require the best of different technologies, including organic techniques such as minimum cultivations to save water, plus conventional farming and GM, he said But such an eclectic approach to food production would require more effective dialogue between people with opposing views, he added.“We need to move from protest to conversation-[U7] No single technology supplied all the answers to meeting the challenge of increased food production. For example, biotechnology “isn’t going to solve climate change or food security by itself No exportable surplus food’ But adopting solely organic farming would severely limit yield[U8] , he said. -If the US were all organic, we would have no exportable surplus food. We would have enough food for the US, but there would be repercussions For[U9] example, Europe depended on food imports – particularly from Brazil.
While Europe had the right to decide its own food policy – such as to reject GM production – it should be aware of “the consequences of those choices” both at home and for trade partners, he said.“The extra land mass outside the continent-needed to feed Europe is about the size of Germany. This is the consequence of technology choices- Bobo also highlighted the need to understand that agricultural exports involved not just food but the water used to produce it-;“When we ship steak to Europe, we also ship the embedded water used to make it -he said. “70% of all the world’s fresh water goes to agriculture- Meanwhile, Nestlé boss Paul Bulcke, speaking earlier this week at the City Food Lecture, urged industry, government and other stakeholders to act decisively to mitigate the massive food shortages.-“It is anticipated that there will be up to 30% shortfalls in global cereal production by 2030 due to “http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/World-News/Nestle-boss-praises-higher-food-prices-and-speculation” water scarcity said Bulcke.“This is a loss equivalent to the entire grain crops of India and the- Demographics:“The number of children in the world today will never be greater than it is now. We have reached ‘peak child’.”–Organic “In general, organic agriculture produces about one-third less than conventional agriculture. But it can produce more of some products [such as fruit]”Trade: “European [food] choices affect agriculture in Brazil, because it’s the biggest exporter to Europe. Europe has the right to make its own food choices but it must be aware of the consequences of those choices.”Science:“Science and technology are considered to be bad but they have helped us reach where we are today.”–US food production: “The goal is not for the US to feed the world but for the world to feed itself. Not for us to give food to Africa forever but to help farmers before food crises happen.”
Walking Away from Back Pain
Lower back pain is a common complaint, and treatment often requires many hours of physical therapy over multiple weekly clinic visits — a costly commitment. —Mar. 5, 2013 — Lower back pain is a common complaint, and treatment often requires many hours of physical therapy over multiple weekly clinic visits — a costly commitment. Now Dr. Michal Katz-Leurer of Tel Aviv University’s Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine says that a simple aerobic walking program is as effective in alleviating lower back pain as muscle strengthening programs that require specialized equipment in rehabilitation clinics. The program includes walking two to three times a week for a period of 20 to 40 minutes.–Dr. Katz-Leurer and her colleague Ilana Shnayderman, a graduate student at the Department of Physical Therapy and a practicing physiotherapist at Maccabi Health Care, say that their treatment option fits easily into a daily routine and allows those with back pain to be more responsible for their own health.–Their study was published in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation.
A simple solution According to Dr. Katz-Leurer, research has shown that when people walk actively, abdominal and back muscles work in much the same way as when they complete exercises that target these areas. And unlike muscle strengthening programs, which often call for specific equipment and can involve exercises that require expert supervision, walking is a simple activity that can be done alone.–For the study, the researchers recruited 52 patients with lower back pain to participate in a randomized control trial.
Through questionnaires, they were initially assessed for pain levels, feelings of disability, and avoidance of daily activities, as well as muscle and walking endurance.Then, half of the participants completed a typical clinic-based muscle strengthening program, with two to three exercise sessions a week for six weeks. The other half completed a six-week aerobic walking program, walking two to three times weekly. Participants started with 20 minutes of walking, then progressed to 40 minutes as their endurance improved. Results showed that both groups improved significantly in all areas of assessment, demonstrating that the walking program was “as effective as treatment that could have been received in the clinic,” says Dr. Katz-Leurer.
The path to a healthier lifestyle Dr. Katz-Leurer says that the walking program has the additional advantage of encouraging patients to follow a healthier lifestyle overall. In terms of physical fitness, those in the walking group were able to walk an average of 0.05 miles farther during a six-minute walking test at the end of the program compared to the pre-program assessments. She also notes that that regularly active people are less likely to suffer typical aches and pains over their lifetime. Walking, a low-impact activity, also lowers blood pressure, boosts brain and immune system functioning, and reduces stress, she says. Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by American Friends of Tel Aviv University. Journal Reference I. Shnayderman, M. Katz-Leurer. An aerobic walking programme versus muscle strengthening programme for chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 2012; 27 (3): 207 DOI: 10.1177/0269215512453353
Human cancer cell antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of Juglans regia L.-Walnuts-leaf seed-and skin
Carvalho M, Ferreira PJ, Mendes VS, Silva R, Pereira JA, Jerónimo C, Silva BM.
Source–CEBIMED, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal. [email protected]
Several studies suggest that regular consumption of nuts, mostly walnuts, may have beneficial effects against oxidative stress mediated diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Walnuts contain several phenolic compounds which are thought to contribute to their biological properties. The present study reports the total phenolic contents and antioxidant properties of methanolic and petroleum ether extracts obtained from walnut (Juglans regia L.) seed, green husk and leaf.
The total phenolic contents were determined by the Folin-Ciocalteu method and the antioxidant activities assessed by the ability to quench the stable free radical 2,2′-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and to inhibit the 2,2′-azobis(2-amidinopropane) dihydrochloride (AAPH)-induced oxidative hemolysis of human erythrocytes. Methanolic seed extract presented the highest total phenolic content (116 mg GAE/g of extract) and DPPH scavenging activity (EC(50) of 0.143 mg/mL), followed by leaf and green husk. In petroleum ether extracts, antioxidant action was much lower or absent.
Under the oxidative action of AAPH, all methanolic extracts significantly protected the erythrocyte membrane from hemolysis in a time- and concentration-dependent manner, although leaf extract inhibitory efficiency was much stronger (IC(50) of 0.060 mg/mL) than that observed for green husks and seeds (IC(50) of 0.127 and 0.121 mg/mL, respectively). Walnut methanolic extracts were also assayed for their antiproliferative effectiveness using human renal cancer cell lines A-498 and 769-P and the colon cancer cell line Caco-2. All extracts showed concentration-dependent growth inhibition toward human kidney and colon cancer cells. Concerning A-498 renal cancer cells, all extracts exhibited similar growth inhibition activity (IC(50) values between 0.226 and 0.291 mg/mL), while for both 769-P renal and Caco-2 colon cancer cells, walnut leaf extract showed a higher antiproliferative efficiency (IC(50) values of 0.352 and 0.229 mg/mL, respectively) than green husk or seed extracts. The results obtained herein strongly indicate that walnut tree constitute an excellent source of effective natural antioxidants and chemopreventive agents.
Reciepe—take the leaf of the Walnut tree and make a extract out of using a blender or allow to sit in a alcohol solution for several weeks—then use the extract as needed in small increments due to the potency—-
Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score -DIAAS –New protein quality method provides important information on sustainable diet
New method confirms the high bioavailability of dairy proteins and their ability to complement other proteins by being a rich source of dietary essential amino acids
Rosemont, IL (February 27, 2013) – A groundbreaking report by an Expert Consultation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) has recommended a new, advanced method for assessing the quality of dietary proteins.—The report, “Dietary protein quality evaluation in human nutrition”, recommends that the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS) replace the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) as the preferred method of measuring protein quality. The report recommends that more data be developed to support full implementation, but in the interim, protein quality should be calculated using DIAAS values derived from fecal crude protein digestibility data.
Under the current PDCAAS method, values are “truncated” to a maximum score of 1.00, even if scores derived are higher. Protein is vital to support the health and well-being of human populations. However, not all proteins are alike as they vary according to their origin (animal, vegetable), their individual amino acid composition and their level of amino acid bioactivity. “High quality proteins” are those that are readily digestible and contain the dietary essential amino acids in quantities that correspond to human requirements. “Over the next 40 years, 3 billion people will be added to today’s global population of 6.6 billion. Creating a sustainable diet to meet their nutritive needs is an extraordinary challenge that we won’t be able to meet unless [I10] we have accurate information to evaluate a food’s profile and its ability to deliver nutrition,” said Professor Paul Moughan, co-director of the Riddet Institute, who chaired the FAO Expert Consultation. “The recommendation of the DIAAS method is a dramatic change that will finally provide an accurate measure of the amounts of amino acids absorbed by the body and an individual protein source’s contribution to a human’s amino acid and nitrogen requirements. This will be an important piece of information for decision makers assessing which foods should be part of a sustainable diet for our growing global population.”Using the DIAAS method, researchers are now able to differentiate protein sources by their ability to supply amino acids for use by the body. For example, the DIAAS method was able to demonstrate the higher bioavailability of dairy proteins when compared to plant-based protein sources. Data in the FAO report showed whole milk powder to have a DIAAS score of 1.22, far superior to the DIAAS score of 0.64 for peas and 0.40 for wheat. When compared to the highest refined soy isolate, dairy protein DIAAS scores were 10% to 30% higher . DIAAS determines amino acid digestibility, at the end of the small intestine, providing a more accurate measure of the amounts of amino acids absorbed by the body and the protein’s contribution to human amino acid and nitrogen requirements. PDCAAS is based on an estimate of crude protein digestibility determined over the total digestive tract, and values stated using this method generally overestimate the amount of amino acids absorbed[I11] .
Some food products may claim high protein content, but since the small intestine does not absorb all amino acids the same, they are not providing the same contribution to a human’s nutritional requirements. Since its adoption by FAO/WHO in 1991, the PDCAAS method had been widely accepted but also criticized for a number of reasons. In addition to the issues of truncation and overestimation, PDCAAS did not adequately adjust for foods susceptible to damage from processing and anti-nutritionals, which can make some amino acids unavailable for absorption[I12] . —“We support the recommendations of the FAO Expert Consultation, including the immediate use of DIAAS values calculated from fecal crude protein digestibility data,” said Donald Moore, Executive Director, Global Dairy Platform. “Immediately removing ‘truncation’ will provide health professionals, regulators and policy makers a more accurate representation of which foods provide the highest quality of nutrition. We urge industry to support the additional research required to enable implementation of the more accurate DIAAS method. “–About Global Dairy Platform —Established in 2006, GLOBAL DAIRY PLATFORM’s mission is to align and support the dairy industry to promote sustainable dairy nutrition. Visit www.globaldairyplatform.com for more information.
Health and Fitness Series The Weaponization of Sugar, Salt, and Fat
What are you putting into your mouth? Where does it come from? How is it made? Do you enjoy paying for the staggering healthcare costs of millions of obese Americans who are making poor nutrition choices?—Democracy Now has an interview with Michael Moss whose new book Salt, Sugar, Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us was recently the subject of a major cover story on the processed food industry in the NY Times Sunday Magazine-“On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, the C.E.O.’s and company presidents had come together for a rare, private meeting. On the agenda was one item: the emerging obesity epidemic and how to deal with it. …As he spoke, Mudd clicked through a deck of slides — 114 in all — projected on a large screen behind him. The figures were staggering. More than half of American adults were now considered overweight, with nearly one-quarter of the adult population — 40 million people — clinically defined as obese. Among children, the rates had more than doubled since 1980, and the number of kids considered obese had shot past 12 million. (This was still only 1999; the nation’s obesity rates would climb much higher.) Food manufacturers were now being blamed for the problem from all sides — academia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. The secretary of agriculture, over whom the industry had long held sway, had recently called obesity a “national epidemic.” … The meeting was remarkable, first, for the insider admissions of guilt. But I was also struck by how prescient the organizers of the sit-down had been. Today, one in three adults is considered clinically obese, along with one in five kids, and 24 million Americans are afflicted by type 2 diabetes, often caused by poor diet, with another 79 million people having pre-diabetes. Even gout, a painful form of arthritis once known as “the rich man’s disease” for its associations with gluttony, now afflicts eight million Americans.–The public and the food companies have known for decades now — or at the very least since this meeting — that sugary, salty, fatty foods are not good for us in the quantities that we consume them. So why are the diabetes and obesity and hypertension numbers still spiraling out of control? …There is even a Jewish angle to this story other than the kosher tax-“Stung by the rejection, Cadbury Schweppes in 2004 turned to a food-industry legend named Howard Moskowitz. Moskowitz, who studied mathematics and holds a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Harvard, runs a consulting firm in White Plains, where for more than three decades he has “optimized” a variety of products for Campbell Soup, General Foods, Kraft and PepsiCo. “I’ve optimized soups,” Moskowitz told me. “I’ve optimized pizzas. I’ve optimized salad dressings and pickles. In this field, I’m a game changer.” … Huge corporations like Kraft, General Mills, and Coca-Cola are using the latest science to make nutritionally inferior junk foods loaded with salt, sugar, and fat – like the 400 calories that are in 1 cup of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese – more tasty and addictive. The result of all this corporate manipulation of the American diet (like stripping fiber and minerals out of food to make you stay hungry all the time) has been a national downward spiral into obesity and soaring healthcare costs.-NPR has another interview with Moss that explores how Coca-Cola, which forced Atlanta’s business class to capitulate to integration in the 1960s, has successfully marketed its high calorie diabetes water to the point where it has become the recognized brandname in the entire world.-Source: http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2013/03/04/the-weaponization-of-sugar-salt-and-fat/
Recipe for High Levels of Several Toxic Metals Found in Children With Autism
Researchers report that children with autism had higher levels of several toxic metals in their blood and urine compared to typical children
Feb. 25, 2013 — In a recently published study in the journal Biological Trace Element Research, Arizona State University researchers report that children with autism had higher levels of several toxic metals in their blood and urine compared to typical children. The study involved 55 children with autism ages 5-16 years compared to 44 controls of similar age and gender.–The autism group had significantly higher levels of lead in their red blood cells (+41 percent) and significantly higher urinary levels of lead (+74 percent), thallium (+77 percent), tin (+115 percent), and tungsten (+44 percent). Lead, thallium, tin, and tungsten are toxic metals that can impair brain development and function, and also interfere with the normal functioning of other body organs and systems.—A statistical analysis was conducted to determine if the levels of toxic metals were associated with autism severity, using three different scales of autism severity. It was found that 38-47 percent of the variation of autism severity was associated with the level of several toxic metals, with cadmium and mercury being the most strongly associated[U13] .—In the paper about the study, the authors state “We hypothesize that reducing early exposure to toxic metals may help ameliorate symptoms of autism, and treatment to remove toxic metals may reduce symptoms of autism; these hypotheses need further exploration, as there is a growing body of research to support it.” The study was led by James Adams, a President’s Professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. He directs the ASU Autism/Asperger’s Research Program.–Adams previously published a study on the use of DMSA, an FDA-approved medication for removing toxic metals. The open-label study found that DMSA was generally safe and effective at removing some toxic metals. It also found that DMSA therapy improved some symptoms of autism. The biggest improvement was for children with the highest levels of toxic metals in their urine. Overall, children with autism have higher average levels of several toxic metals, and levels of several toxic metals are strongly associated with variations in the severity of autism for all three of the autism severity scales investigated.–The study was funded by the Autism Research Institute and the Legacy Foundation.–Story Source–The above story is reprinted from materials provided by Arizona State University. —-Journal Reference-James B. Adams, Tapan Audhya, Sharon McDonough-Means, Robert A. Rubin, David Quig, Elizabeth Geis, Eva Gehn, Melissa Loresto, Jessica Mitchell, Sharon Atwood, Suzanne Barnhouse, Wondra Lee. Toxicological Status of Children with Autism vs. Neurotypical Children and the Association with Autism Severity. Biological Trace Element Research, 2012; 151 (2): 171 DOI: 10.1007/s12011-012-9551-1
Recipe—Utilizing Garlic extracts—Onion juice extracts—Taurine-Methionine-MSM-NAC-Alpha Lipoic acid –Pectin( apple and pear sauces—the whites bioflavonoind on citruses) and Vitamin C and Seaweed can extract this out of the body
Simple recipe would be to take either 2 apples ( or pears) 1 onion- and the dried or fresh bioflavonoid from the citrus—Blend together till completely saturated and into a mush—stop blender –pour into a GLASS container and consume s-3 oz a day several times a day—
Or you can take 1000mgs of Vitamin C and add 500mgs of NAC and take this 4-5 times a day
Or You can use EDTA
[U1]We are talking war here—to get Europe to concede on it’s stand against GMO’s or GE would require A MORE CENTRALIZED EUROPE one which answers only to a counsel to which all laws are enforced vigorously like the UN and the UN peace keeping militia which enforces nations to comply
[U2]Again a War would be the solution—sicne the inception of a EURO Union—what few benefits it does bring is the fact that all the member countries can access each other and buy there goods across the border so there would be diversity which is extremely difficult to control—but at the same time if you collapse one of the member countries the rest fall like dominos–
[U3]So this tells you that plans are in motion to do this very thing to undermine the European Autonomy on what they grow and cannot
[U4]Security???? And how does this work in this situation—if you have blighted crops—then what you have isa universal collapse due to lack of biodiversity
[U5]This has never worked nor has GMO’s ever lived up to this hype —ever—they use more resources and are labour intense then conventional growing without the heavy use of Genetics—the interesting thing here is whether your using a chemical protectant or a genetic one you still alter plant genetics
[U6]It will be easier to get the planet in a war
[U7]In other words compromise—you cannot have organic and non organic growing side by side—the genetic code will over write the other—so it is impossible to have coexistence
[U8]There yields are usually 30% more then GE’s
[U9]Repercussions?? For who the BIOTECH companies that could not exploit farmers and strip them of there lands?? mayne
[I10]This goes to show how much more your excreting out in other words how little you are actually digesting Soy has always been a poor protein and the system had to changr to compensate for the por use of the protein so they referred to the amino acid profile—which really said nothing—now we are having DIASS type of measurement which is clear stating what was said 35 + years ago about soy and whey that whey was superior—
[I11]Again as stated this was done to over compensate the inferior proteins you would get from rice or soy or nuts and seeds—the soy was the main reason so that it could be sold—prior to the change sales for soy were poor and people did not consume them til there was a huge marketing blitz to promote this toxic food
[I12]These proteins usually contained antinutrients or trypsn inhibitors making them ineffective and toxic and cancer causing
[U13]Mercury would be from vaccines