Millions of people drink diet soda every day, believing that soda with an artificial sugar substitute is a healthier option than old-fashioned soda with sugar.
But like many chemicals in our environment, the synthetic chemicals that make soda sweet are having other effects on our bodies, and may be responsible for a host of medical problems ranging from allergic reactions to cancer.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug talk with aspartame expert and author of “Sweet Poison“, Dr. Janet Star Hull, whose personal experience with aspartame poisoning has made her an outspoken advocate for extreme caution when it comes to artificial sweeteners.
Over the past decade it has become increasingly clear that giant international corporations may soon be the legal owners of our entire worldwide food system, with the ability to confiscate crops, force farmers off their land and control what we eat and how much we pay for it.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug discuss the emergence of genetically-modified food with Kathleen Furey, Education and Media Director of GMO Free NY
“The more we learn about arsenic’s effects on the developing brain, the more concerned I am by these levels of arsenic being found in infant and toddler rice cereal,” says Dr. Keeve Nachman, Ph.D., a risk scientist at the Center for a Livable Future in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg.
New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg created yet another food controversy by proposing to ban the sale of sugary sweet drinks over 16 ounces.
Of course, health professionals have known for years that soda not only contributes to the epidemic of obesity, but undermines good health in many other ways as well.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome health expert, teacher, author and school food crusader, Dr. Susan Rubin. A holistic health practitioner, Dr. Rubin is also an unapologetic critic of today’s food industry, and her views on soda and other scourges of the American diet may have you cleaning out the food pantry!
The China Study (also known as the “China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and and Health Project”) has been hailed by the New York Times as the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.“
On this edition of Green Street we meet the study’s primary author, and discuss the implications of the data collected from the largest population on earth.