Food Forensics exposes alarmingly high lead levels in breakfast cereals, supplements, spices and pet treats
(NaturalNews) Dangerous levels of lead are present in many commonly-purchased foods, according to Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams' groundbreaking new book, Food Forensics, which will become available at all major booksellers on July 26.
In Food Forensics: The Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Food and How to Avoid Them for Lifelong Health, you'll find the results of Mike "The Health Ranger" Adams' independent laboratory tests on the foods we eat, along with lots of other valuable information on the toxins found therein – and most importantly, how to reduce your exposure to these dangerous contaminants.
When the Health Ranger tested a number of common foods for lead contamination at his independent, internationally-accredited CWC Labs, he found alarmingly high levels of lead in many of the foods sampled – including those that were organically-raised.
Lead confirmed in more than 80 percent of food samples
An excerpt from Food Forensics:
"Too many times, foodstuffs purchased at grocery stores across the country have later been found to be tainted with troubling levels of lead, though not enough testing is done to prevent them from entering into the food supply. These high levels of lead are not limited to conventional or imported foods but also appear in foods raised organically.
"The Environmental Law Foundation commissioned a study in 2010 that sampled nearly 150 popular children's food products, including fruit juices, fruit cocktail mixes, and even processed baby food. Foods tested were chosen from both conventional and organic sources. Using an EPA-certified lab in Berkeley, California, to test the nearly 400 samples taken, it was determined that an astounding 125 out of 146 foods contained disconcerting amounts of lead.
"The results were so damning that the FDA was compelled to respond, although the organization only tested thirteen samples of similar foods for comparison. The agency claimed that, while lead was found in the items, it was in parts per billion, and thus, was less than the 0.1 parts per million, or 100 ppb, the agency had set for candy in children.
"My own testing of foods for lead has found alarming results, including:
* 500 ppb lead in cacao superfoods
* Over 500 ppb lead in certified organic rice protein
* Over 11 ppm (11,000 ppb) lead in organic mangosteen powder
* Over 300 ppb lead in turmeric supplements
* Over 400 ppb lead in green superfood powders
* Over 800 ppb in sea vegetable superfoods
* Over 150 ppb in healthy breakfast cereals
* Over 300 ppb in cilantro powder
* Over 1,000 ppb in chopped clams
* Over 300 ppb in maca root powder
* Over 100 ppb in some spirulina powders (from India)
* Over 500 ppb in common cooking spices
* Over 1,800 ppb in popular pet treats (made in China)
* Over 8,000 ppb in calcium supplements
* Over 600 ppb in some trace mineral supplements
* Over 7,000 ppb in citrus tree fertilizers
* Over 900 ppb in chlorella supplements grown in China (other samples of chlorella
were far cleaner)
"These are extraordinary results the FDA seems to pretend do not exist. Yet these results were derived from off-the-shelf purchases of foods and supplements consumed by people every single day."
As the Health Rangers' laboratory tests revealed, the actual levels of lead contamination in many foods are far higher than the FDA wants to admit. Exposure to lead can lead to serious health problems, including dementia, learning disabilities, seizures and many other illnesses.
Join the Food Revolution movement!
These tests illustrate why the publication of Food Forensics is so important: It's part of the push for a "Food Revolution" that demands "food transparency, honest ingredients and clean food!" As the Health Ranger has said: "This isn't a BOOK ... it's a MOVEMENT!"
These are vital issues that concern everyone – the quality of the food that you eat is directly related to your health, longevity and general well-being, and you have the right to know exactly what is in it.
When you purchase Food Forensics you become part of the Food Revolution. You'll be supporting further research, while gaining valuable knowledge on how to protect yourself and your family from exposure to heavy metals and other hidden toxins found in food.
For more information, visit FoodForensics.com.