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#GMOs and #Glyphosate Safe? National Research Council Has Conflict of Interest

Two recent studies would have us think GMOs and Glyphosate are safe! But who, exactly, is behind the research?

Major studies just released claim that genetically modified (GM) foods—and the chemical used on them, glyphosate—are safe to eat. Following publication, there has been a steady drumbeat in the media essentially claiming that the case is now closed: GMOs are safe.

We say, “Not so fast.”

The National Research Council (NRC)—the research arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)—“examined epidemiological data on incidence of cancers and other human health problems over time,” and says there is no reason to be wary of genetically modified foods.

However, more than half of the authors of the NRC report are involved in GMO development or promotion or have other ties to the biotech industry. It is shameful that the National Academy of Sciences cannot police this. Indeed, it seems too intimidated even to try.
Two recent studies would have us think GMOs and Glyphosate are safe! But who, exactly, is behind the research? Major studies just released claim that
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Anti-Obesity Report Calls for High-Fat Diet Recommendations

The idea that a low-fat diet is the answer if you struggle with weight gain and/or have risk factors for heart disease is a persistent one. For the past 50 years, obesity and heart disease have steadily risen. The question is why? Are dietary fats really to blame?

And if they are, which fats gave rise to these problems? It's unfortunate, but researchers have frequently failed to take into account the fact that not all fats are created equal. Some do harm, while others are vitally important for optimal health.
Even more tragic, harmful and beneficial fats have been confused, leading to a situation where people are encouraged to eat the unhealthy ones and avoid the beneficial ones.

In more recent years, a number of scientists have stepped forward to promote a healthier view of dietary fats. But trying to change public policy is a difficult task that often takes one or more decades.

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The idea that a low-fat diet is the answer if you struggle with weight gain and/or have risk factors for heart disease is a persistent one. For the past 50
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#DairyFree Creamy #Chocolate Popsicles

Stay cool this summer – enjoy a popsicle!

Myra from Lewiston, ME won $50 for this recipe and photo! Submit your recipes for a chance to win, too!

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Would you like access to high-quality foods and health products traditionally not found in stores?

How about having those products shipped directly to your door, with benefits including:

- No boxes: you choose what you want, and how much!
- No schedule: order at your convenience - no automatic shipments!
- Safe shopping from your home: all of our products are committed to being GMO free, organic or higher standards, and non-toxic.
- Access to organic foods, grass-fed and pastured meats, skin care items, and non-toxic household cleaners.
- Direct from the farm shipment: we have a growing number of products you can purchase directly from small-scale farmers, including our pastured soy-free eggs!

Consider the Healthy Buyer's Club!

The Healthy Buyer's Club is a premiere online delivery service with access to high quality foods and health products that you will not find in stores. You can enjoy some of the finest food and healthiest products available anywhere in America delivered directly to your home! Click below to learn more:

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VIRGIN COCONUT OIL SCENTED BAR SOAPS: BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Bar Soaps are made from our Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. Our Tropical Traditions Organic Scented Bar Soaps are 100% pure and handmade with organic essential oils. These soaps produce a very rich lather.

Now, through Thursday, June 23rd only, you can purchase one bar and get the second bar for FREE. That's a $15.98 retail value for only $7.99 and a $3.99 savings over our normal sale price for 2 bars! 

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Last day for Healthy Buyer's Club Members to take advantage of FREE Shipping!

Healthy Buyer's Club members can use coupon code 2166HBC at check out and receive free ground shipping on qualifying products shipped from our Nevada and Texas warehouses! Buy in bulk and save with FREE Ground Shipping!

Coupon does not apply to our cold storage inventory in Minnesota, or Wisconsin farm products. Applies to lower 48 U.S.

What is the Healthy Buyer's Club?

The Healthy Buyer's Club is a premiere online delivery service with access to high quality foods and health products traditionally not found in stores. Memberships start at only $9.99, and the minimum order is only $19.00!

Learn more about the Healthy Buyer's Club and FREE shipping below:
http://www.healthybuyersclub.com/index.cfm?phrase=about-us
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10% OFF COUPON CODE 27166

Through midnight EDT, Monday, June 27th, you can use coupon code 27166 before checking out and get 10% OFF of your order! The coupon is good on all of our retail products, from Tropical Traditions, Grass-fed Traditions, and Household Traditions.

Coupon does not apply to Healthy Buyer's Club discounted items. Minimum purchase of $19.00 applies.
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Fresh Coconut Milk Fruit Porridge

Quick and easy – a healthy breakfast for two.

Courtney from Weir, KS won $50 for this recipe and photo! Submit your recipes for your chance to win, too!

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FREE SHIPPING ON ORGANIC SOY-FREE EGGS

We are offering FREE Shipping on our eggs (excludes Private Reserve Eggs)! If you are in a state close to our farms in Wisconsin, you will be offered FREE Ground Shipping. If you live in a state not close to Wisconsin, you will be offered FREE 2nd Day air at check out. Offered to the lower 48 states only. Private Reserve Soy-Free Eggs are not included in this offer. Enter coupon code 61623 at checkout. Order here.

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Tropical Traditions organic soy-free eggs are raised on family farms eating Cocofeed, a coconut-based feed that contains NO SOY! Tests have shown that our eggs contain no soy protein in the yolks.
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50% OFF Canadian Raw Honey (17 oz.)!

Are you looking to avoid refined sugars and transition to natural sweeteners for your cooking and baking?

Raw honey is one of the healthiest sweeteners you can use and our honey comes from the wild frontier areas of Canada, where the hives are placed in isolated areas miles from the dense population, industry, traffic congestion, landfills, and farm fields treated with chemicals. The bees are free to fly within their natural range, giving them access to a wide variety of plants. This delicious honey is only harvested during a 6-week period in the summer and is not subjected to the heat of processing, only warmed enough to flow (same temperatures the honey would see inside the hive). We select only premium honey that is pure, smooth and creamy, with the consistency of soft margarine at harvest. It contains live yeast and enzymes, because it has not been processed. It also contains pollen because it has not been filtered—merely screened.

Not only can this honey be used for a wide variety of recipes, it is also a delicious sweetener for your tea, coffee, and other beverages. Our organic raw honey is mild in flavor and mixes well with any recipe. It also tastes delicious right off the spoon! This week, save 50% on our 17.6oz jars! Stock up now and save when you click the link below:


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30% OFF #Soyfree Ground #Chicken!

What makes Tropical Traditions Pastured Poultry different from other chickens?

1. Tropical Traditions Pastured Poultry are raised outdoors on pasture.
Commercially produced chickens are raised entirely indoors with tens of thousands of other chickens in close quarters. They typically never see the sun or pasture. Organic or "Free Range" chickens also have no standard definition or industry guidelines for how long chickens must be outdoors on pasture, leaving the consumer very confused. The USDA definition of "free-range" is rather vague. In order to label their meat and poultry "free-range or free-roaming," "Producers must demonstrate to the Agency that the poultry has been allowed access to the outside." (1) No mention of vegetation (pasture) is made. Poultry producers themselves seem to have no common standards on what the term means. Some producers interpret "access to the outside" as a small pop-door (chicken door) on an end-wall of a 100 ft. long shed filled with un-caged birds moving about freely on a litter-covered floor. Others feel they are compliant with the spirit of free-range if their birds are outside in the open air and under the sun; even if their "range" is simply bare dirt.

When it comes to the consumer's perception of "free-range," arguably the vision that "free-range" most often conjures is of a bird happily hunting and pecking in the grass in an open field. Because of the wholesomeness associated with the term "organic," many consumers take for granted that all certified organic poultry raised for meat and eggs are raised outside on green pasture. Sadly, this is not so. The term "free-range" is not even listed in the NOP (National Organic Program) "terms defined." They do give guidelines that say: "All organically raised animals must have access to the outdoors..." So when someone purchases poultry products labeled "free range" or "organic," the birds may never have actually seen the light of day or green grass its entire life. Technically, they simply have to have a door out of their confinement, but they don't have to necessarily walk through that door to meet the requirements.

2. Tropical Traditions pastured poultry are fed Cocofeed which contains no soy.
Cocofeed is an organic chicken-feed ration developed by Tropical Traditions that contains coconut pulp as well as other high-quality natural ingredients. The coconut pulp is the residue left over after coconut oil has been extracted from the coconut meat. Cocofeed contains NO soy.

In tropical cultures, coconut has been a traditional ingredient in chicken feed for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The coconut pulp residue left over after coconut oil was extracted from the coconut meat is still a common animal feed component today in places where coconuts grow. This coconut pulp is high in fiber and protein. Mechanically extracted coconut pulp was also approved by the FDA as an animal feed and listed in the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials, Official Publication) as early as 1955. While coconut cannot supply ALL the nutritional needs of chickens, there are multitudes of studies that have been done in the Philippines and elsewhere showing how coconut pulp can be a major component of chicken feeds when combined with other quality ingredients. Some of these studies are more than 50 years old.

In more recent history, with the development of fast-growing "broiler" factory chickens, soy has become a key ingredient in chicken feeds for the purpose of supplying a high concentration of protein to promote fast growth. It is very difficult to find a chicken in the US market today that has not been fed high soy-based feeds. Even chickens advertised as "organic" or "free range" are almost always fed an organic mixture high in soybeans.

3. Tropical Traditions pastured poultry are raised by family farmers.
Tropical Traditions Pastured Poultry chickens are all raised by family farmers. These farmers run diversified farms practicing sustainable agriculture. They will rotate tracts of land with crops and other animals, or let it go fallow from time to time. When a batch of chickens is raised on a piece of pasture, typically that pasture will not see chickens again for two or more years. In the interval, crops may be grown in that pasture, or it may go fallow allowing grass to grow, die, and decompose so that the soil is kept in balance and not contaminated from too much chicken manure. So when you buy Tropical Traditions pastured poultry, you are supporting small-scale family farmers and by-passing the system that produces the conventional "factory chicken."

Our soy-free ground chicken includes the whole bird, both white and dark meat! This is the meat only - NO bones. Note: Our family processor in Wisconsin that grinds this up for us is no longer USDA inspected, only State of Wisconsin inspected, so we cannot ship it across state lines for human consumption - only as pet food.

Now, through Thursday, June 23rd only, you can save 30% off of our retail price on a package of our Soy-free Ground Chicken (approx. 1 lb.). That's a $15.00 retail value for only $10.50 and a $2.39 savings over our normal sale price! Order here.
Now, through Thursday, June 23rd only, you can purchase a copy at 65% OFF the retail price. That is a $24.99 retail value for only $8.75 and a $6.24 savings over our normal sale price!Order here.
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#FreeCoconutRecipes: Gluten Free Lime Cupcakes with Cheesecake Topping

Naturally dyed green with liquid chlorophyll and made gluten free with coconut flour.
Naturally dyed green with liquid chlorophyll and made gluten free with coconut flour.
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Tropical Tradition's is America's source for coconut oil!
Introduction
Tropical Traditions is America's Source for Coconut Oil! Our mission is to restore traditional ways of producing healthy food and healthy products.

Read more about Tropical Traditions here: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/about.htm

In addition to coconut oil and coconut products, please check out our other products like organic foodsgrass-fed meats, non-toxic household cleaning supplies and health appliances, skin care products, and more.