Category: Food

How toxic is sugar?

A cheap additive in everything Sugar is addictive and fuels disease Sugar and fructose feed the pleasure center of the brain. We feel good when we eat some sugar. Is a little bit okay? Sure. But how many people stop at just a little bit? A huge proportion of processed foods contain sugar and its substitutes such as high fructose corn syrup. We consume far more sugar now than we ever have, and it’s taking a toll on our health. This report from 60 Minutes talks about the consequences of our society’s addiction to sugar, and how the researchers...

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Is the meat industry honest?

It sure isn’t At least know what you’re eating “Meat processing” was the first “Big Business” in the US. Before the meat “industry” meat was expensive and rarely eaten. Now, meat is so “cheap” many people eat some version of it three times a day (with ice cream as a fourth meal at night.) There’s no better way to create heart disease. If you want to slow it down or stop it, this video might help. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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They call it “food”

Processed People: The Movie Eat Food When they’re not busy picking our pockets, or telling us we have to give up liberties in order to have freedom, they’re selling us garbage and telling us it’s food. Last time I checked, the manufactured food business is bigger than Big Oil and that kind of money buys inconceivably large amounts of propaganda, misinformation and corrupted science. “Eat food”… What a beautifully profound and revolutionary piece of advice. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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How to read food labels

What you read is NOT what you get What the processed food industry doesn’t want you to know What you read is not what you get If it comes in a bag, a box, a bottle, a can or other container, it may have started out as food, but somewhere all along the way it met the manufacturing process. Some “foods” like glow-in-the-dark candy goo sold to children obviously aren’t food and are highly manufactured products, but a great deal of normal-looking packaged food is also highly manufactured. Manufactured food requires labeling. The items in the produce section of your...

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School lunches

Sold to the lowest bidder School lunches are a dumping ground for excess commodities “The school lunch program is by and large a disposal system for agricultural commodities. The farmers grow too much of various things, the government buys it from them to support their prices and their welfare and then dumps it on schools.” explains journalist Michael Pollan. This is why you find mostly highly processed, fatty, terrible quality food in schools across the United States. It’s worse than you think: there are rules the require the school lunch program to buy food from the lowest bidder. Imagine if...

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