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Jan
21
2014
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Is This The Best They Could Do?

You all know I Love and Respect Richard Simmons for his importance to the world of training.  But, HOW IN THE NAME OF ZEUS’ BUTTHOLE is this supposed to make anyone want to subscribe to Obamacare?  While this is supposed to inspire the younger generation to run of a sign up, I can imagine the only impact it has is laughter, or perhaps some crazy drinking game.

I love how the lady in the background is somehow trying to tie in a plug for getting insurance, but it in no way makes sense, similar to the dance moves and the entire project.   There is an entire 6 hours of performances, special guests and even a World-Record Attempt…of putting the most band-aids on someone’s face…if you have a few hours of your life to waste, or want to create that drinking game and get wasted!  Check it out here.

 

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Jan
16
2014
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Coca-Cola Paid $1 Million To Try And Keep You From Knowing This…

Coca-Cola paid $1 million to make sure you don’t know this.

Coca-Cola paid $1 million to make sure you don’t know this.

Coca-Cola has been having a rough time. The company owns Honest Tea, Odwalla, Powerade, Vitamin Water, Simply Orange, and other products marketed to health-conscious consumers. But it is best known for making Coke, a product that is utterly devoid of nutritional value and is often blamed for contributing to the obesity epidemic — an epidemic that is costing hundreds of billions of dollars and causing hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.

With demand for the company’s carbonated and artificially flavored sugar water declining, hope for Coca-Cola’s profitability has been increasingly resting on the brands it markets as healthier alternatives.Bloomberg.com reports that sales of Coca-Cola-owned brands like Honest Tea, Powerade, and Simply Orange are the company’s new profit center.

But there’s a problem.

In October, campaign finance reports revealed that Coca-Cola had secretly contributed more than a million dollars to the fight against GMO labeling in Washington. It took the state’s Attorney General suing the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association (GMA) for what turned out to be an $11 million violation of the state’s campaign finance laws to reveal these secret contributions. But now that the truth has been exposed, some healthy food activists are fighting back.

Andrew Kimbrell, founder of the Center for Food Safety, comments:

Consumers of healthy beverages want to know what’s in their food. By using money from sales of natural brands to secretly fund an anti-choice agenda that deprives consumers of the right to know what they’re eating, Coca-Cola has been betraying the public interest and standing on the wrong side of history.

We at the Food Revolution Network agree. And we have launched a petition on Change.org that calls for Coca-Cola to stop funding anti GMO labeling campaigns.

Check out and sign the petition here.

Coca-Cola’s CEO, Muhtar Kent, says, “We have… provided a tremendous amount of choice to people.” But when it comes to the right to know if your food was genetically engineered, Coca-Cola would apparently like to keep you in the dark. According to reports, Honest Tea co-founder Seth Goldman said as recently as September that “after internal discussions,” Coca-Cola wouldn’t be “directly” funding efforts to defeat I-522. Apparently Coca-Cola thought that allegedly illegally laundering money through the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association would keep their involvement a secret.

Honest Tea doesn’t look quite so honest when it’s being used to put an organic face on an alleged money laundering scheme whose goal is keeping you from knowing if your food is genetically engineered.

And what makes matters worse, Honest Tea proudly proclaims throughout their website that they are GMO free — while their parent company is actively working to prevent GMO labeling.

I wrote Coca-Cola asking if they intended to continue funding anti GMO labeling campaigns. The company’s response was to repeat the anti-labeling lobby’s talking points. They told me that Washington’s labeling initiative, I-522, would: “Require tens of thousands of common food and beverage products to be relabeled exclusively for Washington State unless they are remade with higher-priced, specially developed ingredients. The measure will increase grocery costs for a typical Washington family by hundreds of dollars per year.”

These are charges that the nine-time Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper The Seattle Times called “mostly false” and that Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, flatly rejected.

In short, Coca-Cola not only tried to hide their contributions to the anti-labeling efforts in Washington, but they continue to try to deceive people about the actual realities of GMO labeling.

And they’re using sales of Honest Tea, Odwalla, Powerade, Vitamin Water, Simply Orange, and all their other brands, to finance their agenda.

Fortunately, you don’t have to fall for it.

Click here to add your name to the petition calling Coca-Cola to stop funding anti-labeling campaigns.

Click here to get the Coca-Cola buycott app.

 

Ocean Robbins is co-author of Voices of the Food Revolution, and serves as adjunct professor for Chapman University and CEO and co-host (with best-selling author John Robbins) of the 100,000+ member Food Revolution Network. Find out more and sign up here.

 

Source: Huffington Post

Jan
13
2014
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Chinese Zucchini Noodle Bowls with Pork Meatballs

Using a spiral slicer to turn zucchini into long, noodle strands is a fantastic way to enjoy comfort food without guilt. These Chinese Noodle bowls are filled with flavor, fiber and lots of tasty protein. Meals like this are exactly what you need to reach your fitness goals.

Servings: 6
Here’s what you need…

For the MeatBalls

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5-Spice powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

For the Noodle Bowls

  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 4 baby bok choy, thinly sliced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 5 organic zucchini, peeled and run through a spiral slicer

For the MeatBalls

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl combine all of the meatball ingredients. Mix well with your hands until all of the ingredients are evenly combined. Form golf ball sized balls and place on the wire rack. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until fully cooked.

For the Noodle Bowls

  1. In a large soup pot, place the sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the ginger, garlic, onions, and bell pepper. Cook for 4 minutes. Add the bok choy and cook for another 4 minutes. Add the broth and coconut aminos. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to remove all of the green skin from the zucchini. Cut each zucchini in half, width-wise, and use a spiral slicer to create long, angel-hair noodles. Add the noodles and the cooked meatballs to the soup pot. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Serve in shallow bowls, drizzled with sesame oil and sprinkled with minced green onion. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 199 calories, 18g fat, 170mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 18g protein.