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UPDATED: "Food Babe" Vani Hari, got Subway to change their toxic recipe by a petition campaign

By announcing the awareness of Subway USA's bread recipes using a chemical additive that is also used in making yoga mats and shoe soles; the Food Babe launched a petition campaign that got the attention of Subway, who quickly announced their abandoning of that ingredient.

Vani Hari posted the petition on her site http://foodbabe.com/ , and then went on the Alex Jones Show to do this interview where she announced her concerns and this petition. Looks like it worked, somehow, even though NO ONE listens to AJ, eh ;) Must be that she's so darn cute!

UPDATED from today's show, heeeere's Vani! 50,000 signatures in less than 24hrs!




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Here's the latest update - petition count now at 85,700!

"On Tuesday, February 4th, I launched a petition for the removal of a dangerous plastic chemical called azodicarbonamide from Subway sandwich bread – the same stuff used in yoga mats, shoe rubber and synthetic leather. This was after repeated attempts to reach out to Subway since June of 2012 to learn more about why they are using this (asthma inducing and potentially carcinogenic) chemical here in North America and not in any other countries. They never responded until now.

Within 24 hours, the petition received over 50,000 signatures, and Subway’s social media channels were completely overrun by concerned citizens and the Food Babe Army. I want to thank the countless number of friends, family members, fellow bloggers, organizations, and everyday citizens who took swift action to tell Subway we deserve the same safer ingredients they use overseas."

http://foodbabe.com/

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

this is enough for me to not eat there again

Azodicarbonamide as a blowing agent in plastics has been banned in Europe since August 2005 for the manufacture of plastic articles that are intended to come into direct contact with food.[9]

Safety[edit]In the United States, azodicarbonamide has generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status and is allowed to be added to flour at levels up to 45 ppm.[10]

Believe me if she hadnt done this they would have never removed it and frankly, I dont necessarily believe that they will now!
How you gonna prove they did?
Europe wont allow it in PLASTICS that TOUCH food! and we EAT it!!!
BUT
whats the side effect of this being eaten?

More money for the pharmaceuticals from asthma medication. Win1 win! for big companies!

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She is not

that much of a babe, she is a 7/10

Please fill us in on the "Emperor Scale" please.

I know there has to be more than a simply ten point scale. I know my scales have a lot of variables, especially things like age and attitude. If I am looking at two different women, who are potentially 7's on the scale, then learn that one is 20 and one is 40, then the 40 year old is going to get at least a one point bonus (maybe even two) for keeping it up that 20 extra years. Attitude and general sense of humor are also factors to be addressed on my scale.

I think the computer camera doesn't do her justice

The photos of her on her website, and TV interviews give a more favorable focus of her aesthetic symmetry, but your scale is totally up to you. (And whoever, of anywhere on that scale, might be reading over your shoulder, eh?)

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Ok like the food babe I'm clueless

to Alex's joke at 14:20. "Don't plastics have the electrolytes that plants crave?"

Mike Judge movie called "Idiocracy"

basically, all the smart people chose not to have children, while morons bred like mice until all people became raging idiots...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vw2CrY9Igs
to frame the clip, you are seeing a presidential cabinet meeting, the finest minds in the world, focused on getting food crops to grow again.

Thx Delvin, I'm headed

to the store and will pick up some Brawndo there ;)

while im at it, cant resist...

"I eat three everyday to help keep me strong"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB0zEogz53Y

Great interview

And this will expand her audience exponentially. Good job!

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So is subway safe to eat?

Like I haven't already ingested enough of that ish to tell you haha.

Read the post at Food Babe first, and then you tell me

As discussed in the first of these interviews, our bodies can tolerate a lot of some toxins before a tipping point is reached, and our health breaks down into seriously noticeable diseases.

I guess the best way to answer your question is with a question: With the thousands of known and unknown toxins you are uniquely exposed to everyday, how much more of this one do you want to give your liver and kidneys the burden of detoxing; if they are even able to, of course?

http://foodbabe.com/

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

I always check

for that ingredient before I buy.

Mostly make my own from scratch...the best and safest.

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Have to agree...Alex Jones uses fear porn

to sell products, the use of hype and fear is an old technique used in counter-intelligence for manipulation (buy this, or die). He also sells an awful lot of stuff by this control technique. The edited clip malvini posted contains the same info without all the garbage.

Garbage in your "fear porn" post

Since the goal of her petition was to gain Subway's attention, and get them to change their recipe policy on this egregious ingredient only added to their North American breads, and follow European standards against Azodicarbonamide instead; then did Ms.Hari fail to connect with activists as well as she could have by going on AJ's show?

If you've got a better suggestion for her message to be heard by Subway, and win their agreement, then please share it with us here? Meanwhile, Vani got an answer from Subway in less than 24hrs. from her posting and interview! It MUST have been solely on her persuasive petition and website article post, (okay, and maybe her looks); because all of Alex's infamous, "use of hype and fear", should have SURELY ruined her efforts, eh? Amazingly, Subway STILL got the message, somehow!

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Aldi's "L'oven Fresh" Oat Bran Bread contais the same ingredient

I looked at the bag in my cabinet...

found the ingredient list here: http://www.fooducate.com/app#page=product&id=84A45648-0A14-1...

enriched wheat flour, (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate (vitamin b1), riboflavin (vitamin b2), folic acid), water, wheat, gluten, cellulose, sugar, yeast, oat bran, whole wheat flour, contain 2% or less of the following; oats, soybean oil, salt, wheat bran, dough conditioners, ( may contain one or more of the following: mono– and diglycerides, ethoxylated : mono– and diglycerides, sodium stearoyl, lactylate, calcium peroxide, datem, calcium iodate, ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, enzymes), yeast nutrients (mono calcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate), calcium propionate ( preservative), soy lecithin, soy flour.

Soy, soy, soy...yikes!

Soy, soy, soy...yikes!

You should run screaming from that bread for many reasons.

yep.

baking my own today.

Go Paleo

Drop grains and grain products completely. Try it for 30 days and see what happens. You might be very surprised. I was.

so it gets a bit clearer

they are still using yeast but this stuff is getting used to fluff it up more. Subway bread is pretty fluffy come to think of it, especially the whole wheat bread. Hard to get whole wheat bread that fluffy that doesn't just frament.

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That was fast

When I heard that on the news this morning, I was shocked. Now we have to see what they are going to replace it with.

Awesome job food babe!

!!!

Very cool

her website foodbabe.com is really helpful too.

Your health is your responsibility, get educated.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Listening to her on AJ now

You got your post up before mine, but it's all good!

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

41 minutes of alex?

No thanks. Anybody wanna tell me what they think they found CHEMICALLY? Not like "there's plastic in the noodles" again. What are the specific compounds being discussed here?

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This thread has a link to her site

And if you know of a better way to get the word out on this, to activist who will do something about it, please let us know. This thread is about how knowledge and effective strategies for change, work.

I'll admit she is a lot easier to hear from than AJ, and you can find many other media sources to hear her from, so check out her site and see what you might do with it. foodbabe.com

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

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"azodicarbonamide" Do you want to eat yoga mats?

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/subway-takes-chemical-sandwich-...
"Subway said today it is removing a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles from the bread of it its popular sandwiches after a food blogger got more than 50,000 signatures in a petition drive."

Hari's appearance on Alex Jones was perhaps the reason for the cave-in by Subway. You should be thanking Alex for giving her the air-time, not bashing him.

Whole wheat yoga mats? Sure.

Something interesting here. I never heard of it but looking on Wikipedia's diagram it's not like it screams danger....

HOWEVER it's composition is given as C2H4O2N4. See any carbon in the above diagram? I don't. Plus a short read says the stuff basically generates ammonia and we do see all the hydrogen and nitrogen required for that (disturbing) but I really wanna know where those two carbon molecules are.

Not saying no cause for concern but I was kinda ready for worse.

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Molecules that scream danger are not related to their complexity

Rather, the danger comes from their simplicity. That these two very simple molecules: HCN & CH3OH. Hydrogen cyanide and methanol are both deadly, but they have very rudimentary structures relative to azodicarbonamide. Complexity is independent of lethality.