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Winning: "Kraft Singles to lose artificial preservatives"

While not a huge leap, a step in the right direction:

Kraft Singles to lose artificial preservatives
By CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

NEW YORK - Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular individually wrapped cheese slices, in the latest sign that companies are tweaking recipes as food labels come under greater scrutiny.
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Kraft's decision comes as a growing number of Americans pay closer attention to what they eat and try to stick to foods they feel are natural. That has prompted a number of food makers to change their recipes.

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Question for the people who like natural foods and don't like artificial stuff in food.

Do you object to all artificial food and foodstuffs now and forever or just specific ones? I mean, might you believe that artificial things might one day be equal to or superior to natural stuff (Especially far into the future)?

I used to think artificial foods were okay

Then almost over night My beekeeping business was totally wiped out. I knew this was happening all over the US to other Beekeepers, but thought it wouldn't happen to me.

I always moved my bees to a holding yard for winter, all 300 bee hives in one place. One day a farmer from across the road came and told me thousands of my bees were in his corn pile. He was worried they were going to injure themselves. I said no, they were collecting the dust as it was like a pollen substitute for them. Three weeks later 75 of my best hives were almost dead, full of honey and syrup I was feeding. Each hive had a handful of bees and the queen left, the bees just disappeared. The boxes full of honey and syrup were stacked on my trailer, I thought it very odd no bees were touching the free food source. At that time of year the bees would normally rob out those boxes in just a few days.

I took the rest to California for Almond pollination, but most died before I could rent them out. I didn't connect the corn to my bees dying until 2 years later. That same scenario played out every fall from 2005 until 2012. I spent every penny I made from honey sales and pollination towards replacing dead hives.

Today I know for a fact the GMO corn and soy beans were the cause, filled with poisonous chemical, bacteria, and viruses. In 2010 Monsatan developed GMO Alfalfa, a favorite bee plant turned toxic to them. Then there is the home owner turning their pretty lawns into toxic wastelands for the bees because of pesticide, herbicide spraying.

For me it is very personal why I will never use artificial foods again. My favorite chip used to be Dorito's, they are the worst of the worst. But then when 200 ppm of formaldehyde in the GMO corn, every corn chip is toxic.

Ask yourself, if this stuff kills the bees what is it doing to us?

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

But does that mean that you

But does that mean that you believe that all unnatural foods will always be bad? Or is there more nuance. Maybe you think that they are all bad with the relatively crude technology we have today, but maybe someday in the future we will be able to do it better. Maybe you believe that most are bad, but maybe one or two might be alright. Maybe you just believe many are bad and don't want to risk it...after all why change what you know works when the change may cause harm?

The thing about the bees is unspecific. It may be evidence of a single bad thing, but it wouldn't nessessarily mean that all non-natural things are bad.

Unatural foods like GMO corn and soy beans

of today are the nastiest foods on earth. It is bad for your health, environment and economy.

The reason it is bad for your health is that it is loaded with pesticides, herbicides, bacteria, formaldehyde, and lots of viruses to boot. On top of all that it has no nutritional value.

For the environment when gmo crops get ploughed back into the soil it can cause real problems. The pesticide present in the crop has a half life of three years, and bees often get moisture from the soil. Then there is Roundup which causes a chemical reaction in the corn as it grows, which produces formaldehyde. They don't know what effects it has in the soil, so an estimate is any where from 1 to 20 year half life. Then on top of all the toxicity the farmer has to over fertilize the land to get a good crop. Everyone knows that nitrogen if not used the first year will solidify and no longer be available to plants. This nitrogen gets flushed into rivers and streams as pollution.

Economic problems are felt by many, Beekeepers getting wiped out, farmers afraid of being sued for patent infringements, Fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico losing their income over massive fish kills from every spring run off. Then New Orleans is more vulnerable to hurricanes because of the loss of natural barriers from run off.

We need to go back to the way we farmed in the beginning of the 1900's, farmers were learning the value of compost. They learned if they piled manure for a year it would be a super fertilizer. But today we inject fresh liquid manure into the soil and expect safe edible crops. Instead we must wash our produce in bleach water to kill bacteria. it's becoming common place to radiate beef to kill bacteria because of raising cattle in concentration camps. Common for beef cattle to stand in manure 1 to 2 feet deep.

You seem to think that there will be advancement in GMO technology. I see it differently, in that there is no incentive for companies like Monsatan to change. They created GMO's for the purpose of selling more chemicals, and nothing more.

I do believe all unnatural foods are bad, they get people hooked on them at a young age with fast food restaurants. These cheap highly processed foods are cheap but we all pay the high price of bad health the rest of our lives. I expect American life span to drop in the next 20 years.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

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Wow, bee man

this deserves its own thread on this site.

Sick stuff for sure, I for one need a thorough education and your knowledge would be so appreciated here.

Is milk from the cow concentration camp okay?

Monsatans Bovine growth hormone is used. The hormone causes mastitis which is an infection, so the farmers needs to inject lots of antibiotics to help fight off the infection. It never gets cured so you get lots of antibiotics, puss, and blood in the milk. Sounds pretty organic right?

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

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I'm not sure milk is an ingredient in Kraft cheese product

I think it is made of oil.

Currently consuming: Morehouse's "Better off free", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

Dacow ?

Is that the place you're talking about?

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Might as well be a slaughter house

because the cow injected will Monsatans growth hormone only lives for 5 years as a milker.

I can picture the retired cow now walking slowly and shaking up the ramp to be your next hamburger lol.

BTW I never watch family guy.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

A Brain is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Can you recommend a daily diet &/or daily vitamin/mineral supplements for optimal brain health? Also, is one brand of vitamins significantly better than another?

time is wasted in minutes not hours

There are 90 essential nutrients. They are generic.

I decided to go with formulas tuned over 40 years to maximize healing in animals and humans.

Doc Wallach was a vet for Marlin Perkin's Wild Kingdom back in the 1960s. His animal formulas worked, so he became a Naturpathic Physician, reformulated his potions and pills for humans and 40 years ago began selling formulas that worked and that people could afford.

Vet's begin with the premise that there is no insurance, if they can't provide a cheap solution to livestock's problems, livestock becomes dinner.

There is nothing cheaper that complete nutrition.

It costs nothing to eliminate the bad stuff, known to dull mental processes and reduce longevity.

No plant oils except flax, borage and evening primrose oil. No mayonnaise, margarine, olive oil, unsaturated oils.

No fried foods

No nitrite and nitrate cured meats.

No statins, they are pure risk with no known benefit.

Three soft yolk eggs/100# body weight to maintain healthy brain white matter.

2g Omega 3 oils a day (EFA). Keep frozen.

600mg 60 trace mineral, $20/month

A complete mutli-vitamin

4g Grass feed beef, pork chicken or fish a day.

100g dark chocolate a day. Coffee and tea and salt food to taste.

Click my username go to paulsplace and shop around. Compare products. Contact me through DP or my website.

When you join for free you get 30% off retail prices. Orders and shipping are direct to you and I see no personal information.

I've tried a lot of vitamins in 40y but never a disappointment with Doc's Youngetivity products.

Spouse and I started last March with the Healthy Bone and Joint Pack. My ma and dad need the Healthy Brain and Heart Pak.

Diabetics type II can follow same diet with Healthy Blood Sugar Pack. Remedy takes 90 days at full dose.

Thanks for asking. Reply and I'll answer further questions.

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Brain Food

Lots of helpful information here & tons at your site! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer so thoroughly. Daily Paul never ceases to amaze. :)
And how random is this: I saw Mary Lou Henner on a season of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice & recall Donald pointing out her uncanny ability to remember the exact instance she met someone down to the calendar date and circumstances going back years. I thought it was quirky at the time and then there she is on your website endorsing these vitamins! What a small world and what a testimony to the validity of the products! Thanks again.

time is wasted in minutes not hours

Isotonix

I own a restaurant in Chestertown, MD called Herb's Soup & Such. We use organic produce and nitrate-free meats. We also sell Isotonix vitamins and supplements. Rapid absorption is a key benefit unlike the "bed pan bullets" sold in many pharmacies. Check out our website http://www.shop.com/shopherbs and please feel free to contact us with any questions. Staying healthy is a fantastic way to confound the powers-that-be!

Yougevity's Beyond Tangy

Yougevity's Beyond Tangy Tangerine is very good. I'm sure there are others that are very good as well. But you won't find them in the grocery or drug stores. There you'll find the big brands, the equivalent of Kraft if you will. Just worried about profits, not producing a stellar product.

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Maybe the trust figured out that if the cheese spoils

Maybe the braintrust figured out that if the cheese product spoils, people will have to throw it away and buy some more.

A year or so ago Kraft decided to remove the preservatives from their salad dressing, and I instantly thought of my poor in-laws who keep a dozen open bottles in their fridge for years at a time. What are they going to do??

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They need to throw that crap out

They need to throw that crap out and make real dressings themselves from real ingredients. It's not that much work to drizzle some olive oil and balsamic vinegar on your salad.

Okay, that's funny and so

Okay, that's funny and so true about older people and their multiple bottles of junky dressing.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

The hot dog wars

Kraft also owns Oscar Mayer. Although it was two years ago already, I guess I missed that Kraft (followed by a competitor) introduced a line of Oscar Mayer products free of artificial preservatives. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2011/07/02/...

Okay, here's the part where Kraft executives throw up their hands. :) You see, while artificial preservatives are certainly a concern of mine, not actually as big a concern as foods that are

..........G.E.N.E.T.I.C.A.L.L.Y...E.N.G.I.N.E.E.R.E.D

I do love Oscar Mayer Wieners, and I'm no purist when it comes to food. But knowing that 90% of CORN grown in the U.S. is genetically modified, I can't bring myself to knowingly eat products containing CORN SYRUP. If they want my business back, they'll need to get their chem engs to come up with a recipe using NO ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES OR SWEETENERS. I think it's fair to say that GMO's are NOT NATURAL!

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Whats really in that GMO corn?

http://www.dailypaul.com/312155/new-scientific-study-roundup...

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

Ew

Ew, do people still actually eat that "cheese product." But kudos once again to the market not the violent force of government prevailing.

Though Kraft won't admit it...ditto for Subway

the Food Babe put a tremendous amount of pressure on them. She has a blog at www.foodbabe.com. You should see the food industry trolls in her article comments.

You are right, not a leap,

but thankfully quite a few steps have been taken towards less poisoned food. Thanks for sharing.

I AM is all that is. Everything else is malleable.

Howbout

People that work within these demented corporations get up and take em over?

I'm sure many have considered doing so, but they know their evil, so they have safe guards to thwart such ideas in place.

Oh, by the way if any KRAFT snoops or R&D should happen to read this, I haven't bought your lousy products in a long time and never will again. I wonder how many others are in this boat? Hey, how are your stocks doing these days?

Wanna keep your jobs? Fix your ____ company NOW!

All just my opinion, of course.

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

I don't condone theft.

Who thinks the own a company because their living depends on their job?

If your company makes a product so dismal that it can be outdone in the market by wilted broccoli, then know that tomorrow may require a new employer.

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Not sure I get yer reply (sorry)

I'm talking legal takeover where everyone, within and without, buys shares to takeover and then restructure the management. I know it's not always achievable.

Anywayz were saying the same thing, 'new management.' By takeover or economic death by not being able to compete with the wilted broccoli market.

Only problem iz Americans still think KRAFT makes "REAL" mayonnaise.

Still have a huge market there. Won't be crashing soon enough.

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Actually there is a history of workers buying companies.

South Bend Lathe was purchased by workers in the 1970s.

For workers to have work, someone has to figure out what needs to be done for the market.

Kraft is a dinosaur that relies on an inflationary economy to insure wages lag prices. Members of the government enforced cartel get guaranteed profits and a seat at the discount window so they can socialize private loses.

Buyers of US Bonds are promised interest. Since the government produces nothing but 'legally' enforced favors, they favor their cartel members.

Anything above the 6% guaranteed profits after expenses is paid as a franchise tax to the U.S. Treasury.

The treasury uses the franchise tax to pay interest to Bondholders.

The US hasn't paid any principal on US debt since 1893. Congress is still paying interest on 1/3 of the Civil War debt.

Why would a free city or state sell government bonds promising investors that they will squeeze the citizens for the bondholders?

Why does Congress sell US Bonds and promise to tax the US? $14 trillion dollars in debt. Creditors only see more debt as far as the eye can see.

A free people need not be prudent.

Thanks for clarifying dailypauler. My only excuse is that I get grumpy and confusing at the same time.

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I Use to buy Kraft Macaroni Cheese for my mother but stopped

buying their product for at least a couple of years now. One reason is since I have been a vegetarian for years, working towards a plant base diet, decided last year to bring my mom on broad. She lives with me and since I cook for both of us, I decided I wanted her to eat a healthier diet so she can live a healthier and longer life. She will be 92 years old this Sunday. We both love cheese but have switched over to rice cheese for some time now. The next time we have macaroni and cheese, it will be homemade, the only way to go and so much more tastier too.

Sure am pleased that more Americans are reading the ingredients in products that they buy. Slowly but surely we are making these companies provide us with healthier foods to consume including organic. ( :

Adele

A.Hansen

How old was she when you switched her to vegetarian.

Did she feed you what she ate to live this long. Return the favor?

Did you ask her? Maybe she would prefer eggs soft poached in butter, with baked sausage patties, a bar of dark chocolate and a cup of coffee. Ice cream and berries for desert.

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My Mom Eats and Enjoys Everything I Have Been Serving Her.

She has dementia so I guess you could say if she didn't she might ask me why she isn't eating meat anymore. She is also diabetic so it is just another reason for me to serve her healthier meals. She was raised on a ranch and like Dr. Campbell, beef, pork, chicken, eggs is what she ate all of her life. She has been eating mostly vegetarian since living with me now, going on 8 years this March. I took her out of a nursing home and due to her misery there, doubt that she would be alive today. Thanks for asking Paul about my mother, I appreciate it.

A.Hansen

Most importantly, everyone should read

Most importantly, everyone should read 'Nutrition and Physical Degeneration' by Dr. Weston A. Price. It is available through the DP bookshelf to the right of the page.

Dr. Price was not a diet doctor. His only agenda was to figure out what made really healthy people healthy. He was a dentist who went around the world looking at cultures who had very low rates of dental disease and other diseases. Though their diets varied quite a bit based on location, of all the longevity cultures he studied, none of them were vegan or vegetarian.