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October 16, 2022
No Regulation? No Trust!
 Protest with us!
Join Kids Right to Know on Tuesday October 25 at 7:45 AM 
“Health Canada requires natural health products to follow strict regulations while at the same time allowing large food manufactures to introduce gene edits ‘novel’ foods to the grocery shelf without any government oversight,
If you live in Toronto please come out to support Rachel in her heroic, decade long, work to have Health Canada, clearly identify GMO, Crispr or Syn Bio ingredients on the label!” dp
One of the lead stories this week shows the close relationship Health Canada has with pharmaceutical companies.
Other stories covered in this weeks FRN: 
  • The history of toxic edible seed oils
  • 5 Things You Can Do to Get Your Customers to Buy More Often – Dave Fuller
  • Can Vertical Farming be Organic?
  • Top Foods to fight depression – Dr Mercola
  • Saw Palmetto for Men – Better than Drugs! - Ted and Linda
  • GMO top 100 hidden ingredient chart
  • A Vaccine for Malnutrition – what took so long? dp
  • Netherlands Bug Experiment to restrict farming, replace with bugs
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Lead Story
Health Canada and Big Pharma too close for comfort

The Movie Based on Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Blockbuster Bestelling Book
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The history and dangers of edible seed oil –
🌾🌽🥕Vegetable oil was originally a by-product of Proctor and Gamble’s soap-making process and condemned as “toxic waste."
Then they realised they could make a buck by hydrogenating cottonseed oil and passing it off as a cooking oil. It wasn’t long before other hydrogenated oils like canola, soybean and sunflower oils hit the shelves. 
Paid scientists began singing their praises and advised consuming them in place of “unhealthy” animal-based saturated fats that people had ate for hundreds of years without any issue.
Recession Proof Your Business: 5 Things You Can Do to Get
Your Customers To Buy More Often

It seems one only has to listen to the news on for a few minutes to hear doom and gloom about the economy. Yet as business owners we only survive when we have customers buying products and services from us. Regardless of how the economy is doing around us we need to find ways to get our customers buying from us on a regular basis. Here are 5 things you can do to get your customers to buy more often from you despite economic challenges and in the process recession proof your business.
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Can Vertical Farming Be Organic?

Vertical farming is an innovative approach used to produce crops in urban areas that can supply entire cities with fresh and healthy food without depending on traditional agriculture. There is an ongoing heated debate, though, as to whether vertical farming produce should be awarded an organic certification or not.

In the EU, vertical farming produce can’t be certified as organic due to the requirement that only crops grown in soil can qualify for such certification. In the US and Asia, vertical farms can be certified organic, and there are already examples of companies certified.

However, the regulations for organic production and certification vary from one country to another, with some authorizing the labeling of vertical agricultural products as organic and others strongly opposing it. In this article, I will review some of these regulations and also show you the difference between being certified as organic and actually being organic.

Organic Growing Practices in Vertical Farming
Organic agriculture has received a great deal of attention over the last few years. An increasing number of people are now choosing organic products not only for their healthy properties but also to reduce their carbon footprint.

Organic farming is about producing high-quality crops that have the least possible impact on the environment. Meaning, the use of harmful synthetic chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other soil and water contaminants is strictly prohibited. Farmers are recommended to use organic seeds if possible and to categorically avoid using genetically modified seeds (GMO). In organic farming, every step of the process should be in full harmony with natural ecosystems and habitats.

Vertical farming, on the other hand, represents a more modern approach to the traditional organic farming system. Plants are grown indoors through automated systems such as hydroponics, aeroponics, or aquaponics, where the soil is replaced with water and nutrient solutions or biomass waste.
Due to the absence of soil and sterile indoor conditions, the risk of contamination is close to zero, thus eliminating the use of pesticides and herbicides. Since biotic and abiotic factors are negligible in vertical farming, non-GMO seeds and seedlings can thrive easily without experiencing external stress.
Vertical farms have a positive impact on the conservation of natural resources as well. They have implemented advanced systems that collect rainwater and water released by biological processes and then reuse it to irrigate the plants. Natural light and effective state-of-the-art LED systems powered by renewable energy are used as a source of energy.
Whole Foods predicts food trends for 2023
BlackRock and Vanguard are taking over centralized food production technologies and will have near-total control over the future food supply in America
CHFA: Walk-the-Walk: Making Your Brand More Sustainable
When: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PT)

With the rise in conscious consumerism—brands that walk the walk (and don't just partake in greenwashing) are the ones that stand out, and truly make an impact. Join Bio Raw Founder, Oren Epstein on October 27 for his key learnings from building his brand with sustainability in mind. Get advice on his journey of becoming Certified Organic, upcycling food waste, Zero Waste Certification for their facility and more.

You will learn  about:
  • BIO RAW's story, and becoming a multi-million dollar brand in 5 years
  • Becoming Certified Organic
  • Making the switch to compostable—obstacles and triumphs
  • What's involved in Zero Waste Certification?
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Top Foods to Help Fight Depression


  • A total of 34 nutrients known to be essential for humans were analyzed to find those deemed most beneficial for fighting depression. Researchers narrowed it down to the 12 with the most potential to combat depression and created the antidepressant food score (AFS) list
  • The entire list of antidepressant foods is headed by watercress with a score of 127 percent, while the highest animal-based food is oysters with 56 percent
  • Among people aged 15 years through 44 years, mental conditions, including depression, are the leading cause of disability worldwide, so viewing food as a treatment option is critical
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Purslane: A Weed, a Superfood and Potent Medicine


Purslane is a superfood you may have never heard of. This humble weed is a treasure hiding in plain sight, commonly found growing in the cracks of sidewalks, along the edges of driveways, and in other urban environments.

It also happens to be one of the most nutritious greens on the planet and a powerful healing herb that has been used in Western herbalism and Chinese medicine for millennia.

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Saw Palmetto for Men: Better than Drugs!
From the Natural Path Newsletter
by Linda Woolven M.H., R.Ac & Ted Snider
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate, increases the frequency and urgency of urination. It also causes a weak stream, straining and retention. Remarkably, it will affect the quality of life of more than half of all men in their lifetime and 90% of men over 85. 

The available drugs have frequent side effects, including sexual dysfunction. The extract of the herb saw palmetto berry has been shown to be comparable to the drugs for improving symptoms and for reducing the size of the enlarged prostate. But, while it is at least as effective, it is much safer and does not cause sexual dysfunction: in fact, it improves erectile dysfunction. 

A just published review compared the herb to the drugs and put all the evidence together (Drugs & Aging 2022;39:235-43). 

In a head-to-head study with the α-blocker tamsulosin, saw palmetto was just as effective at reducing International Prostate Symptom Scores. It was just as good at improving urinary flow and prostate volume. For men with severe symptoms, it was better (Eur Urol. 2002;41(5):497–506). 
A second comparison study also showed saw palmetto to be as good as the drug (Prostate. 2015;75(16):1857–67). 

Since then, other studies have proven saw palemetto to be the equal of α-blockers and 5α-reductase inhibitors (Int Urol Nephrol. 2016;48(5):645–56; Prog Urol. 2020;30(10):522–31). Studies have also continued to show that, unlike the drugs, saw palmetto actually significantly improves erectile dysfunction (Urol Androl. 2012;84(2):94–8). 

In real-world studies, saw palmetto is better tolerated than α-blockers and 5α-reductase inhibitors. In one of the studies, 16% of men suffered adverse events on α-blockers and 14% suffered adverse events on 5α-reductase inhibitors while only 1% of the men on saw palmetto did (Int Urol Nephrol. 2016;48(5):645– 56).

The dose of saw palmetto berry extract used in the studies was 320mg a day that is standardized for fatty acids (often 85%-95%). 

Based on results like these, the European Association of Urology guidelines now recommend saw palmetto berry as a treatment option for men who want to avoid the side effects of the drugs, especially sexual side effects. 

In systematic reviews and meta-analyses, saw palmetto has been shown to improve erectile dysfunction and to cause significantly less ejaculation disorders, ejaculatory dysfunction and less loss of libido.

To Increase Your Sales by Educating Your Customers, Start Giving The Natural Path Newsletter to Your Customers Today! 

The Natural Path is a natural health newsletter specifically designed to help Canadian health food stores increase their sales by educating their customers. The Natural Path contains no advertising and never mentions a brand name.

Contact Ted Snider at or at 416.782.8211.

For comprehensive natural help with your health, make an appointment to see Linda Woolven now. Linda’s clinic is now open for virtual appointments. Linda is a master herbalist, acupuncturist, reiki practitioner and solution-focused counsellor with a practice in Toronto. 
Linda is also an artist whose paintings hang in galleries and private collections across North America. You can see some of her paintings here.
Julie Daniluk, Nutritionist
It's #coldandflu season and I have just the right #homemade#naturalremedy to help you - my #elderberrysyrup #recipe 💜! Make it yourself and keep it on hand to be prepared if you feel a tickle in your throat or mucus build up.…
#elderberry #health #diy
Rachel Parent
RT @mizuecocare: 👉Only two companies @SyngentaGroup+@Bayer
own 40% of the commercial seed market.@ETC_Group

The question is: Why would t… 
RT @NonGMOProject: We applaud Mexico's decision to ban GM corn, safeguarding native #maize varieties from #GMOcontamination and preserving…
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