Eight Ingredients You Never Want to See on Your Nutrition Label

Eight Ingredients You Never Want to See on Your Nutrition Label


1. BHA
This preservative is used to prevent rancidity in foods that contain oils. Unfortunately, BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) has been shown to cause cancer in rats, mice, and hamsters. The reason the FDA hasn’t banned it is largely technical—the cancers all occurred in the rodents’ forestomachs, an organ that humans don’t have. N

evertheless, the study, published in the Japanese Journal of Cancer Research, concluded that BHA was “reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen,” and as far as I’m concerned, that’s reason enough to eliminate it from your diet.

2. Parabens
These synthetic preservatives are used to inhibit mold and yeast in food. The problem is parabens may also disrupt your body’s hormonal balance. A study in Food Chemical Toxicology found that daily ingestion decreased sperm and testosterone production in rats, and parabens have been found present in breast cancer tissues.

3. Partially Hydrogenated Oil
I’ve harped on this before, but it bears repeating: Don’t confuse “0 g trans fat” with being trans fat-free. The FDA allows products to claim zero grams of trans fat as long as they have less than half a gram per serving. That means they can have 0.49 grams per serving and still be labeled a no-trans-fat food. Considering that two grams is the absolute most you ought to consume in a day, those fractions can quickly add up. The telltale sign that your snack is soiled with the stuff? Look for partially hydrogenated oil on the ingredient statement. If it’s anywhere on there, then you’re ingesting artery-clogging trans fat.

4. Sodium Nitrite
Nitrites and nitrates are used to inhibit botulism-causing bacteria and to maintain processed meats’ pink hues, which is why the FDA allows their use. Unfortunately, once ingested, nitrite can fuse with amino acids (of which meat is a prime source) to form nitrosamines, powerful carcinogenic compounds. Ascorbic and erythorbic acids—essentially vitamin C—have been shown to decrease the risk, and most manufacturers now add one or both to their products, which has helped. Still, the best way to reduce risk is to limit your intake.

5. Caramel Coloring
This additive wouldn’t be dangerous if you made it the old-fashioned way—with water and sugar, on top of a stove. But the food industry follows a different recipe: They treat sugar with ammonia, which can produce some nasty carcinogens. How carcinogenic are these compounds? A Center for Science in the Public Interest report asserted that the high levels of caramel color found in soda account for roughly 15,000 cancers in the U.S. annually. Another good reason to scrap soft drinks? They’re among The 20 Worst Drinks in America.

6. Castoreum
Castoreum is one of the many nebulous “natural ingredients” used to flavor food. Though it isn’t harmful, it is unsettling. Castoreum is a substance made from beavers’ castor sacs, or anal scent glands. These glands produce potent secretions that help the animals mark their territory in the wild. In the food industry, however, 1,000 pounds of the unsavory ingredient are used annually to imbue foods—usually vanilla or raspberry flavored—with a distinctive, musky flavor.

7. Food Dyes
Plenty of fruit-flavored candies and sugary cereals don’t contain a single gram of produce, but instead rely on artificial dyes and flavorings to suggest a relationship with nature. Not only do these dyes allow manufacturers to mask the drab colors of heavily processed foods, but certain hues have been linked to more serious ailments. A Journal of Pediatrics study linked Yellow 5 to hyperactivity in children, Canadian researchers found Yellow 6 and Red 40 to be contaminated with known carcinogens, and Red 3 is known to cause tumors. The bottom line? Avoid artificial dyes as much as possible.

8. Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, used as a flavor enhancer, is plant protein that has been chemically broken down into amino acids. One of these acids, glutamic acid, can release free glutamate. When this glutamate joins with free sodium in your body, they form monosodium glutamate (MSG), an additive known to cause adverse reactions—headaches, nausea, and weakness, among others—in sensitive individuals. When MSG is added to products directly, the FDA requires manufacturers to disclose its inclusion on the ingredient statement. But when it occurs as a byproduct of hydrolyzed protein, the FDA allows it to go unrecognized.

Read more: www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2011/12/food-matters.html

Excellent information for health with Ablution and Prayer

Excellent information for health with Ablution and Prayer

Food to speed up your Metabolism

This is perfect set of natural ingredients to add in daily food.
 Benefits of Termeric
Middle one is Muslim(Sunnah) way of sleeping make you thinker 🙂 as well its an healthy posture to sleep.

Face meridian chart. These are a part of Chinese medicine. The theory is this – whereever you get a blemish or breakout, a cyst or a liver spot it correlates to a body part.

Very informative and later I will add further details to this post:
Well Being Muslim when we offer prayer we do a perfect exercise and before offering prayer we do ablution and while doing that we move hands on face, ears and arms and feet as well nose, ears, forehead etc so its a remedy whoever offer prayers without knowledge they do a perfect remedy and exercise for all body at-least five times a day 🙂



A Lethal Food Story about Senomyx and Monsanto

A Lethal Food Story

Today what we are eating is not natural any more. fast food and flavors used and the way these food made and their ingredients

Your beverages, your food, your creams and body lotions,your medicines and even your child vaccines are contaminated.

Senomyx (NASDAQ: SNMX) is an American biotechnology company working toward developing additives to amplify certain flavors and smells in foods. The company claims to have essentially “reverse engineered” the receptors in humans that react for taste and aroma, and that they are capitalizing on these discoveries to produce chemicals that will make food taste better. Senomyx develops patented flavor enhancers by using “proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems.” These receptors have been previously expressed in HEK293 cells.

HEK stands for human embryonic kidney cells
These cells, originally came from a healthy, electively aborted human fetus in the early 1970s.
 Using information from the human genome sequence, Senomyx has identified hundreds of taste receptors and currently owns 113 patents on their discoveries. Senomyx collaborates with seven of the world’s largest food companies to further their research and to fund development of their technology. Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Kraft Foods, Cadbury Adams, PepsiCo, Firmenich SA, Nestlé SA, and Solae all collaborate with Senomyx, but do not specify where its additives may be found in their products.

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Kraft Foods, Cadbury Adams, PepsiCo, Firmenich SA, Nestlé SA, and Solae all collaborate with Senomyx

“Senomyx, Inc. is focused on using proprietary taste receptor technologies to discover and develop innovative flavor ingredients for the packaged food, beverage and ingredient supply industries.  These flavor ingredients include flavors, such as savory flavors and cooling flavors; and flavor modulators, such as sweet and salt taste modifiers and bitter blockers.  Senomyx also has an ongoing effort to discover and develop natural high intensity sweeteners.  The Company believes its flavor ingredients will enable packaged food, beverage and ingredient supply companies to improve the nutritional profile of their products while maintaining or enhancing taste and, in certain cases, generating cost of goods savings. Senomyx has collaborative agreements with several of the world’s leading packaged food, beverage and ingredient companies, including Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Firmenich SA, Nestlé SA, and PepsiCo, Inc.”


Senomyx is building a product pipeline of proprietary flavor ingredients that address the needs of the food & beverage industry.

Savory Taste Program – Reduce or replace added MSG in foods and beverages; create new
savory ingredient blends
Senomyx Savory Flavor Ingredients are being marketed by Nestlé and/or another partner in
25 countries within Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.
S9229 & S5456, two new Savory Flavor Ingredients, have received Generally Recognized As
Safe (GRAS) regulatory status, which expands Senomyx’s offerings & market opportunities.
Sweet Taste Program – Reduce added sugar or other sweeteners in foods and beverages;
decrease product calories; potential cost savings & improved taste.
S6973 Sucrose Modifier enables up to 50% reduction of sucrose (table sugar) in foods &
selected beverages. Firmenich is marketing in the Americas, SE Asia, Africa, & Australia.
S2383 Sucralose Modifier enables up to 75% reduction of the artificial sweetener sucralose.
Firmenich is marketing S2383 for foods & beverages in North America & Latin America.
S9632 New Sucrose Modifier enables up to 50% reduction of sucrose in a wide variety of
foods and a broad range of beverages. Received GRAS designation September 2012.
S52617 (S617) New High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) & Sucrose Modifier enables a very
meaningful reduction of both HFCS and sucrose in product prototypes while maintaining the
desired sweetness. The preliminary development phase was initiated in 3Q12.
Natural High-Potency Sweeteners & Sweet Taste Modifiers are a new discovery effort. A
natural compound with a sweet taste was identified, an important taste-proof-of-concept.
Bitter Blockers Program – Improve palatability of foods & beverages
S6821 & S7958 Bitter Blockers have GRAS & international regulatory approvals; reduce
bitterness in foods & beverages, e.g., soy & whey proteins, menthol, caffeine, cocoa, stevia.
A Senomyx partner initiated market launch of a retail product containing S6821 in a
Southeast Asian country.
Salt Taste Program – Reduce added salt in foods & beverages; improve the nutritional
profile of high-sodium products
Senomyx is exploring the role of proteins believed to be involved in salt taste perception.
Cooling Taste Program – Create Cooling Flavors without the limitations of current agents
New Cooling Agents are being evaluated by Senomyx and Firmenich.

Monsanto Company

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is a publicly traded American multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri.It is a leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed and of the herbicide glyphosate, which it markets under the Roundup brand. Founded in 1901 by John Francis Queeny, by the 1940s it was a major producer of plastics, including polystyrene and synthetic fibers. Notable achievements by Monsanto and its scientists as a chemical company included breakthrough research on catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation and being the first company to mass-produce light emitting diodes (LEDs). The company also manufactured controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine somatotropin. Monsanto was among the first to genetically modify a plant cell, along with three academic teams, announced in 1983, and was among the first to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops, which it did in 1987. It remained one of the top 10 U.S. chemical companies until it divested most of its chemical businesses between 1997 and 2002, through a process of mergers and spin-offs that focused the company on biotechnology.
Monsanto was a pioneer in applying the biotechnology industry business model, developed by Genentech and other biotech drug companies in the late 1970s in California, to agriculture. In this business model, companies invest heavily in research and develop and recoup the expenses through the use and enforcement of biological patents. Monsanto’s application of this model to agriculture, along with a growing movement to create a global, uniform system of plant breeders’ rights in the 1980s, came into direct conflict with customary practices of farmers to save, reuse, share and develop plant varieties. Its seed patenting model has also been criticized as bio piracy and a threat to biodiversity. Monsanto’s role in these changes in agriculture (which include its litigation and its seed commercialization practices), its current and former biotech products, its lobbying of government agencies, and its history as a chemical company, have made Monsanto controversial.


Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its place at the heart of traditional, diversity-rich farming systems across the world, to its transformation into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.

[1] http://www.syngenta.com/global/corporate/en/news-center/news-releases/Pages/120518.aspx
[2] http://monsanto.mediaroom.com/2012-05-18-Monsanto-Announces-50-Million-Commitment-To-African-Agricultural-Development-At-Symposium-On-Global-Agriculture-And-Food-Security


In 1996, genetically modified soybeans were made commercially available.[122] Current glyphosate-resistant crops include soy, maize (corn), sorghum, canola, alfalfa, and cotton, with wheat still under development.

Genetically modified crops have become the norm in the United States. For example, in 2010, 70% of all the corn that was planted was herbicide-resistant; 78% of cotton, and 93% of all soybeans.[123]




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Corporate governance

Current members of the board of directors of Monsanto are: David L. Chicoine, president of South Dakota State University; Hugh Grant, the president and CEO of Monsanto; Arthur H. Harper, managing partner of GenNx360 Capital Partners; Gwendolyn King, president of Podium Prose, a speakers bureau; Laura K. Ipsen, senior VP and general manager of Connected Energy Networks at Cisco Systems, Inc., C. Steven McMillan, former chairman and CEO of the Sara Lee Corporation; William U. Parfet, chief executive officer of MPI Research Inc.; Janice L. Fields, president of McDonald’s USA; George H. Poste, chief executive of Health Technology Networks; and Jon R. Moeller, chief financial officer of The Procter & Gamble Company.

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