PHOTO-ILLUSTRATIONS BY MATHERY STUDIO Food color does more than guide us—it changes the experience of taste. BY TOM VANDERBILT When it comes to food, color is money. Food companies scan their products on the line with custom colorimeters to ensure mathematically consistent hues. Fruits and vegetables are shipped in chemically “modified” atmospheres, because “better stem and fruit color gives better prices,” according to the website of the delivery company TransFresh. Color is judged by a legion of standards all along the food chain. The hue of orange juice, for example, is carefully calibrated by the United States Department of Agriculture’s … Continue reading The Colors We Eat
2-4 fresh servings of fruit per day can help your body convert ‘bad’ fat into ‘good’ fat. by Amanda Froelich Who can resist summer’s sweet berries and ripe, juicy fruit? Few people, that’s for sure. Except those concerned about eating too much sugar from natural fruits, due to hype promoting the belief that fruit sugar converts to fat in the liver, causing obesity. Shame for those people, as a new study published in theInternational Journal of Obesity proves opposite! According to recent findings, a healthy amount (2-4 servings) of fresh fruit can help your body burn stored fat. The study … Continue reading New Study Concludes Fruit Helps Your Body Burn Stored Fat
What can our favorite shows teach us about class? By Zaid Jilani Television sitcoms are one of the most important outlets for American culture, and have long been a center of gravity for American society to grow and flourish. The iconic characters in television programming have often broken new ground in advancing the national discussion on a variety of issues. But in recent years, television programming has trended away from featuring characters from working-class backgrounds dealing with the same problems as the rest of America. Instead, television has reoriented itself around the lives of the rich, or at least the … Continue reading Our TV Programming Is All About Rich People Dreams
By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya The tide is changing. The world is no longer dominated by the US, Western Europe, and Japan. The Group of Eight (G8), which reverted to the Group of Seven (G7) in 2014, has been displaced by the BRICS, which is why Russia was not bothered when it was expelled from the G8/G7 talk shop by the US, Germany, Japan, Canada, Britain, France, and Italy. Across the globe, businesses and governments anticipate the normalization of trade with Iran, with or without a final nuclear agreement between Tehran and the Permanent 5+1 (or the EU3+3). The BRICS has … Continue reading Fighting the Russian and Chinese Community of Destiny: Did the US Try to Crash China’s Market Because BRICS Launched the New Development Bank?
by Majestic Where do you stand on the addiction as disease debate? Marc Lewis firmly says addiction is not a disease while taking a slap at AA, writing at Salon: The idea that addiction is some kind of disease is unquestionably the dominant view in government, medical, and most scientific circles around the world. So dominant in the West, for example, that US vice president Joe Biden introduced the Recognizing Addiction as a Disease Act for debate in the US Senate on March 28, 2007. S. 1011: Recognizing Addiction as a Disease Act of 2007 (1) Addiction is a … Continue reading Addiction is not a disease: How AA and 12-step programs erect barriers while attempting to relieve suffering
The drama over Greece’s financial crisis continues to dominate the headlines by RON PAUL The drama over Greece’s financial crisis continues to dominate the headlines. As this column is being written, a deal may have been reached providing Greece with yet another bailout if the Greek government adopts new “austerity” measures. The deal will allow all sides to brag about how they came together to save the Greek economy and the European Monetary Union. However, this deal is merely a Band-Aid, not a permanent fix to Greece’s problems. So another crisis is inevitable. The Greek crisis provides a look into … Continue reading GREECE TODAY, AMERICA TOMORROW?
by Waking Times Infographic – Curious as to how astrologists create their predictions? Here’s an infographic that explains how the positions of the astrological planets in the sky affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life. http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/07/12/relationship-between-astrological-planets-and-life/ Continue reading Relationship between Astrological Planets and Life