Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

June 5, 2013

Family Chef Brand Products from Family Dollar Stores SUCK.

Don't Waste Your Money On Cheap, Poorly Manufactured Products by Family Chef Brand From Family Dollar That Are Harmful To Your Health.

As several of you know, I recently moved into a new apartment.  I had no cookware when I moved in, so visited Family Dollar, a so called discount store that carries mostly crap from China, as well as junk food and beverages, etc.. and purchased the Family Chef 7 Piece Cookware Set, which claims to be "made of high quality steel" as well as "non stick"... both of which are outright FALSE.   In addition to this, I also purchased the Family Chef 16 Piece Utensils Set in a rotating caddy.   Both of these products SUCK.  They're cheap for a reason, and that is because they're of poor quality and will be COMPLETELY USELESS after only a couple of uses.    Consider them akin to any disposable one time use product, because in my opinion, that's exactly what they are, AND they're HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH.

Family Chef 7 Piece Cookware by Family Dollar
Let's start with the cookware.   First off, high quality STEEL does not buckle up & warp when heated on a FREAKING STOVE.   On my very first use, the largest of the pots in this set, while boiling water, buckled...(not sure if this is the correct term to use) & warped... all of a sudden, I heard a loud "PLINK", and the pan bounced up a little bit, and on the bottom there is a large dent, as if someone had turned it upside down and banged it with a hammer.   This is not high quality steel, but what I would call cheap, poor quality TIN.

Now let's move on to "non stick".. Well, I'm sorry, but in my opinion, that's a LOAD OF HORSESHIT, because this too on my first use turned out to be a problem, because not only did my goddamn eggs STICK to the damn pan, but it was a real sonofabitch to clean.   Thereafter, over the course of a few days, the pans SMELLED AWFUL when cooking.. This odor was due to HIGHLY TOXIC FUMES being generated by the degradation of the non stick coating, and not only this, but tiny particles were also found in food prepared with these pieces of shit.  The fumes are hazardous to your health, and my assumption is that ingestion of these particles is bad for you as well.   AVOID THIS BRAND of pots and pans if you value your health if not your wallet.

On this same visit to Family Dollar Ripoff Stores, I also picked up the Family Chef 16 Piece Utensil Set, another cheap ass product that sucks, because the spatula, on the very first use, at the same time my fucking eggs stuck to the so called non stick pan, melted, making it necessary to throw the eggs in the trash due to the melted plastic mixed in with them...  What kind of spatula melts turning over a stuck egg in a non stick pan, cooked on low heat from an electric stove?  Certainly this one...  needless to say, the others melted as well... a spoon in boiling water, the remainder inside the dishwasher.. when they come out of the dishwasher, they were miniscule in comparison to their original size, discolored, and severely disfigured.

I'm very disappointed.  I'm broke as it is and hate wasting money like this, because now, not only am I out of the cash I spent on this CRAP, I also need pots and pans to cook with, as well as utensils, and am freaking broke for another two weeks.   SCREW YOU FAMILY DOLLAR!   More importantly, what about my daughter and I's health?  Just how many of those non stick coating particles have we eaten before I noticed it, and how much of the toxic fumes did we breath in.  Reading online, it is said that these fumes are highly carcinogenic and are linked to causing cancer... WTF Family Dollar... would you like a lawsuit?

May 20, 2012

Brazilian Cigarettes Warning Labels

Brazilian Cigarettes Warning Labels

I wonder if these warning labels found on cigarette packages in Brazil are effective in motivating people to quit smoking?   My daughter had a dentist appointment a couple days ago and in the waiting room on his wall is a display case of cigarette packages he brought back from a visit to his home country of Brazil.  I decided to take a photo of them so I could share it with others.

 As a smoker who has tried multiple times to quit smoking without success, I find these graphic warning images quite horrific and scary, causing me to want to quit more than ever, more so because my child asked me about these cigarette packages and after I told her that smoking makes people sick and causes death, she become quite alarmed and said "Daddy, I don't want you to die, please quit smoking".   That was very painful for me to think about, how terrible it would be for my child to lose me to cancer or some other smoking related illness.

Quitting smoking is very hard for me, and I am scared of death, so, I HAVE TO QUIT.   Also, considering my economic plight,  it is outright damn stupid for me to even consider ever buying a pack of cigarettes.  When I try to quit, I become agitated and irritable, but I'm gonna have to go cold turkey and fight it, because if I don't, I will die and my child will suffer.  I HATE smoking, and as much as I want to stop, it has proven to be so damn difficult, so, hopefully seeing these images has scared me enough to force me to come to my senses and fight the urge to light up.  Maybe I should print up a warning label of my own and tape it to my cigarette package as a reminder.

February 18, 2012

Monsanto -- An Angel In The Fight Against World Hunger, Or An Evil Empire?

Monsanto -- An Angel In The Fight Against World Hunger, Or An Evil Empire?

Author: Mark Brohl

Farmers have for many years planted seeds in the spring, harvested in the fall, and after harvest reclaimed seeds for replanting in the next season.  This practice is not only sensible, but economical as well.  That has all changed with the huge growth of the Monsanto company.

Monsanto has developed a genetically engineered seed that is able to resist the company's own weed killer, Roundup.  With the patenting of this genetically engineered seed an evil genie was let out of the bottle and it will probably be impossible to ever undue the consequences.  Of course the consequences range from grave health concerns to an environmental nightmare, but this article is focusing on another issue that must not be forgotten.

Farming Will Never Be The Same
Due to the patent of these genetically engineered seeds, the farmers who buy them must sign an agreement that they will never reuse the seed or sell it to another farmer.  This means that new seed must be purchased every year.  Monsanto has cashed in big on this monopoly.  Seed sales and Roundup sales are booming and Monsanto has become an evil empire that will change the face of our environment.  Monsanto has plenty of thugs on their payroll to demand strict compliance to the rules in the United States and around the world.  Even if you are a farmer that does not use Monsanto's genetically altered seeds and have no intention of ever using them, you might very easily find yourself under the mighty arm of Monsanto when the wind, or birds, or water carries the unwanted seeds into your fields.  Monsanto only needs to pull a sample from your field and if it is shown to contain his seeds, you will find yourself in a legal battle that you do not have the resources to win.  Monsanto will protect his patent and has the money and power to do so every time.

In Pursuit Of A Monopoly On The World's Food Supply

The Monsanto company presents itself as an agricultural company who is engaged in the fight against world hunger.  Do not be fooled by this PR campaign.  This company has no desire whatsoever to end world hunger, but rather is interested in profits and profits alone.  Monsanto does not even so much as donate any of his genetically modified seeds to help in the battle against world hunger.  Actually they do the opposite.  Monsanto has been busy buying up seed companies all around the world and strong-arming farmers everywhere to protect it's patents.  The Monsanto company knows that if it owns the seed market then it controls the world's food supply.  The ramifications of the growth of this evil empire are ghastly to contemplate.

Terminator Seeds

Monsanto's purchase of the Delta & Pine Land company has birthed the production of terminator seeds.  Delta & Pine Land as long been working with our very own USDA on genetically modified seeds and much of their work has centered around the development of these terminator seeds.  This will save Monsanto a ton of money since he will no longer need to police all the farms around the world to make sure they are not selling his patented monopoly.  These seeds have been developed to literally commit suicide after the harvesting season and therefore there is no danger that farmers will save and reuse the seed the next growing season.  They will have to go back to Monsanto and pay the piper year after year after year after year.  All Monsanto really has to to now is to kick back and wait for his seeds to contaminate every field on the globe and then sue each farm found to contain his seeds.  It is really quite a simple plan.

No Help From The U.S. Government

Monsanto has already placed the United States Government in their hip-pocket through direct donations to both the Democratic party and the Republican party as well as huge dollars spent on lobbying.  The government is now a pawn of this evil empire and this should make sane people tremble.  It has been a long time since the government in America has feared the people which would mean liberty, instead we have learned to fear the government which adds up to tyranny.  A tyrannical government controlled by an evil empire cannot be a good thing for America or the world. If the track record of Monsanto and our Federal Government were studied, thinking people would naturally fear this union.

According to polls over 80of Americans would not buy genetically modified foods if they were labeled as such.  Nevertheless these same Americans are actually unknowingly ingesting these dangerous GMOs in over 60percent of the food they buy at the grocery store.  The health hazards of ingesting these genetically alterated foods are not fully known as of yet but all evidence points to these GE seeds being very very bad for humans and animals alike.

Environmentally, the genetic pollution caused by the spread of these seeds is impossible to reverse and probably has already gone too far.  It will literally change the face of our environment and the ramifications although not fully known at this writing are nevertheless quite frightening.
The seed terminator technology has effectively created a growing monopoly and one single point of control for food, namely, Monsanto.  The reverberations of this alone should cause great concern among thinking people everywhere.

Say No To GMO's

We must stand up and use what is left of our freedom in this country to make a strong unified statement against unlabeled GM foods in our grocery stores.  Every bit of genetically altered food sold in America should naturally be labeled since over 80of Americans would not purchase these foods if they knew what they were made from.  We must demand truthful labeling of these foods and then refuse to buy them if they have been genetically altered.  It is that simple and yet it would be detrimental to the further success of the evil Monsanto Empire.

Please become informed about GMOs and then make your voice heard.  Nothing less than a united stand against this evil will suffice.  Will you stand up and do your part to stop this poisoning of the environment, humans, and animals, and this company's desire to control the world's food supply?

About the Author
My name is Mark Brohl and I am passionate about health issues, and the state of the health of our wonderful America. I believe the American diet is literally killing us and that a steady flow of money and perks from the meat, egg, and dairy industries to the U.S. government is the reason we have had a long sustained brainwashing campaign that has precipitated the shift from a predominantly plant-based diet to an animal-based diet. The result has been an unprecedented increase in heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancers of all varieties. I believe Americans are suffering from a lack of truthful information concerning our diets. I enjoy writing motivational articles that will help to correct the problem regarding this lack of information and also examine the prevailing misinformation in the light of truth.
Healthy Vegetarian Choices For Life Dedicated to the advancement of informed choices that will benefit our health, our environment, and our animal friends. Please visit my website at and look around awhile. I would very much appreciate comments concerning your reaction to what I have written as well as any input that might aid me in the task of making my site more helpful. I thank you in advance for your consideration.

February 15, 2012

Do Your Representatives In Congress Support GMO / GE Food Labeling?

Do Your Representatives In Congress Support GMO / GE Food Labeling?

Call your members of Congress and ask them to sign the bipartisan letter being circulated by Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Peter DeFazio that urges the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food. The letter supports the legal petition filed in October on behalf of more than 450 organizations and businesses to require mandatory labeling. More than 600,000 public comments have already been submitted in support of this petition. Provide your comments now at Just Label It.

CALL TODAY: Contact your members of Congress by calling the US Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 or go to

THE MESSAGE: “Please sign onto the bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letter to FDA being circulated by Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Peter DeFazio to require GE labeling.”

BACKGROUND: In October 2011 a formal legal petition (Docket # FDA-2011-P-0723-0001/CP) was filed with the FDA on behalf of more than 450 organizations and businesses to require the labeling of GE foods. The petition demands that FDA: (1) Issue new regulations requiring labeling of all foods produced using genetic engineering; and (2) issue a new policy redefining a “material” fact as a change in food at the atomic, molecular, or genetic level that a significant share of consumers would find relevant to their purchasing decisions.

93% of Americans want the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. Watch the new video from Food, Inc. Filmmaker Robert Kenner to hear why we have the right to know what’s in our food. Will you join these individuals — and over half a million Americans — in contacting the FDA to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods?

More than 80% of processed foods at U.S. grocery stores are likely to contain genetically engineered ingredients,and you wouldn't know it, because the FDA doesn't require labels for foods with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients ‒ also called genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

The largest producer of GMO, Genetically Modified Organism's is Monsanto, learn more about the corruption and evils committed by this monster at Exposing Monsanto