Showing posts from November, 2011

Arsenic Found in Popular Juice Brands |

Arsenic has long been recognized as a poison and a contaminant in drinking water, but now concerns are growing about arsenic in foods, especially in fruit juices that are a mainstay for children.

Controversy over arsenic in apple juice made headlines as the school year began when Mehmet Oz, M.D., host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” told viewers that tests he’d commissioned found 10 of three dozen apple-juice samples with total arsenic levels exceeding 10 parts per billion (ppb). There’s no federal arsenic threshold for juice or most foods, though the limit for bottled and public water is 10 ppb. The Food and Drug Administration, trying to reassure consumers about the safety of apple juice, claimed that most arsenic in juices and other foods is of the organic type that is “essentially harmless.”

But an investigation by Consumer Reports shows otherwise. Our study, including tests of apple and grape juice, a scientific analysis of federal health data, a consumer poll, and interviews with doctors an…

Alkaline Water The Real Anti-Oxidant

We are about 70% water - yet we've basically ignored it! So now we are going to look at how water can change us fundamentally. But to do this I need to let you see what happens in an acidic body - bearing in mind that unless you are the one in 100 who is naturally alkaline, this means YOU!

Let's just imagine we've wolfed down a Super sized burger along with a giant sugary soft drink. Even while it's still in your mouth - your nerves are already sending signals to your belly. The chemicals in your mouth have sampled the pH of the food, and (don't ask me how), your nervous system has told your stomach how much of this monster meal is 'coming on".

Most people still think the stomach is a bagful of acid into which the burger is going to just 'ker-splosh'. It's just not true.

Your stomach is a vessel that is used to hold just the right amount of acid; not too much, not too little - as calculated by the mouth (and I suspect, the eyes - we've all hea…


Description Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together. The principle of Ujamaa empowers families and communities to come together around their collective economic interest.

We've all heard the slogan "Buy Black" and we know how important it is to build successful (and responsible) Black businesses so that we can fund our... own social, political, and cultural initiatives, but what's the main excuse for not buying Black? "I don't know of that many Black-owned businesses." Sure there are some directories that focus on Black businesses, but frankly, they're ineffective, not extensive, and they're usually the last thing you think about when you need to find a product or service. Depending on which statistics you look at, the Black community spends between 4 and 8 cents of every dollar with Black-owned businesses. So the vast majority of our money is going to enric…

Mama Mae's Frozen Food

Mama Mae's is a frozen prepared food company that brings authentic offerings to the urban community, and beyond. Mama Mae's intends to revolutionize the creation, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of frozen foods to urban communities, allowing once forgotten urban centers to celebrate their heritage, build community consciousness around meal enjoyment and preparation, and break the cycle of obesity.
Description Mama Mae’s began with a stroll through the frozen food aisle when we realized there were no products that connected with our heritage, our taste, and our health. It was our dream to create more balanced food options that taste just like Mama Mae’s delicious home cooking, but are easier to prepare. Most of the recipes our family gathered come right from mom, or are deeply inspired by her. Everyone... likes comfort food. We want Mama Mae’s recipes to speak to you, our community, our culture, and beyond. Like mom, our company is passionate about bringing you delici…

Natural Gas Vehicles

A natural gas vehicle or NGV is an alternative fuel vehicle that uses compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a clean alternative to other fossil fuels. Worldwide, there were 12.7 million natural gas vehicles by 2010, led by Pakistan with 2.7 million, Iran (1.95 million), Argentina (1.9 million), Brazil (1.7 million), and India (1.1 million).[1] The Asia-Pacific region leads the world with 6.8 million NGVs, followed by Latin America with 4.2 million vehicles.[1] In the Latin American region almost 90% of NGVs have bi-fuel engines, allowing these vehicles to run on either gasoline or CNG.[2]
As of 2009, the U.S. had a fleet of 114,270 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, mostly buses; 147,030 vehicles running on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG); and 3,176 vehicles liquefied natural gas (LNG).[3] Other countries where natural gas-powered buses are popular include India, Australia, Argentina, and Germany.[4] In OECD countries there are around 500,000 CNG vehicles.[5]…