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Synopsis: In "Food Forensics: The Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Food and How You Can Avoid Them for Lifelong Health", Mike Adams (the founder and editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet's most-trafficked natural health news website. He is also the creator of CounterThink.com, FoodInvestigations.com, HealingFoodReference.com, HonestFoodGuide.org, and several other websites covering natural health topics.) meticulously tests groceries, fast foods, dietary supplements, spices, and protein powders for heavy metals and toxic elements that could be jeopardizing your health.
To conduct this extensive research, Adams built a state-of-the-art laboratory with cutting-edge scientific instruments. Publishing results of metal concentrations for more than 800 different foods, "Food Forensics" is doing the job the underfunded FDA refuses to do: testing off-the-shelf foods and sharing the findings so the public can make informed decisions about what they consume or avoid.
In "Food Forensics", readers will discover little-known truths about other toxic food ingredients such as polysorbate 80, MSG, sodium nitrite, pesticides, and weed killers such as glyphosate. Adams reveals stunning, never-before-reported details of heavy metals found in recycled human waste used on crops and in parks, and he explains how industrial pollution causes mercury, lead, and cadmium to end up in your favorite protein powders.
"Food Forensics" will forever change views of food safety, regulation, and manufacturing. When people know what's really in their food, they can start making changes to protect themselves and their families against serious diseases like cancer, all while maximizing the natural immune defenses against infection and disease.
Critique: Impressively researched, exceptionally well written, thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation, "Food Forensics: The Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Food and How You Can Avoid Them for Lifelong Health" is a consistently informed and informative read from beginning to end. While unreservedly recommended for community and academic library Food Safety and Health/Nutrition instructional reference collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Food Forensics" is also available in a Kindle format ($9.88).