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13 Chemicals Used In Food Products In The USA Today That Are Banned In Other Countries.

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There are countless chemicals in use all over the world today, many of which have been linked to cancer and other serious illnesses. Once the chemical is linked to these illnesses the excuse is often that they just didn’t know that the long term effects of these chemicals would cause such disorders. Kind of like smoking, they just didn’t know that smoking would lead to cancer back then, but now they do because they are seeing it first hand. Even after it was proven that smoking caused cancer however, it took a long time to fully let the public know. When there is money to be lost the truth often becomes very shady.

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Below are the top 13 worst chemicals used in food products in the US today, that are banned in other countries. The difference between the US and the rest of the world is that once something is proven to be harmful, the Food and Drug Administration disagrees mostly, and the chemicals are still allowed to be widely used in food production; while many other countries ban these additives and find safer alternatives. Why does this happen? Mostly because many American citizens are just uninformed and uneducated on this matter, they choose to not speak out against it, and instead they keep buying the products that contain these harmful chemicals. Here are the top 13:

Azodicarbonamide

This is a chemical that is used primarily in foam plastics, such as sneaker soles and yoga mats, but it is also used to bleach flour. Up until early this year it was an ingredient in the famous “Subway” sandwich rolls, but thanks to “Food Babe” and her #FoodArmy, it has been removed. It can still be found in other breads, frozen dinners and packaged baked goods.
Banned in Australia and Europe.
Safety?
This chemical has been linked to asthma.

Blue 1 & 2

Amazingly, colors can actually be flavors as well. Unfortunately, I think a lot of us probably know what blue tastes like.  Blue No. 1 and 2 can both be found in ice cream, marshmallows, canned peas, sports drinks, icing, popsicles, blue raspberry flavoured products, and even dairy products. It can also be found in soaps, shampoos and mouthwash.
Safety?
A study reported in 2007 by D. McCann and colleagues in the journal “The Lancet” showed that artificial colorings such as blue no. 1 & 2 were linked to hyperactivity. Almost 300 children who participated in the study were given a beverage containing artificial colours. Drinking the beverage resulted in increased hyperactivity in the children. It is noteworthy to mention that hyperactivity is often linked to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or (ADHD).

Yellow 5

Yellow # 5 is also commonly known as Tartrazine. It is widely used in the making of potato chips, jams, candy, drinks and pet food; as well as shampoo and various other cosmetic products.
Banned in Austria and Norway , other European countries have issued warnings about its potential health concerns.
Safety?
Yellow 5 has seemed to show behavioral changes in some children including hyperactivity. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) which is the UK’s equivalent to the FDA issued a warning in 2008 that stated that certain colorings, including tartrazine, can cause behavioral changes in children that included a loss of concentration and impulsive, hard-to-control activity.

BHA and BHT

Butylated hydroxvanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are chemicals that are often found in: cereals, trail mixes, gum, butter, meat, dehydrated potatoes and beer. These substances prevent oils in foods from oxidizing and going rancid.
Banned in Japan, the U.K. and other European countries.
Safety?
The National Toxicology Program has concluded that BHA “is reasonable anticipated to be a human carcinogen,” and places BHT in its “caution” column.

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Arsenic

That name even sounds toxic! I think a lot of people know that arsenic is a straight up poison, so why is the U.S. allowing it in their food supply? Arsenic can be found in poultry because it is used in chicken feed to make the meat appear more pink and fresh, how appealing.
Banned in the entire European Union and Canada.
Safety?
Arsenic is a poison. Eat enough of it and it will kill you. Arsenic is also a known carcinogen.

rBGH and rBST

Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) and recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) are synthetic hormones used to increase milk production in cows.
Banned in the European Union, Canada and many other countries.
Safety?
Milk from cows treated with rBGH has higher levels of IGF-1, a hormone that encourages certain cells to grow. Several studies have found that high IGF-1 levels may influence the development of certain tumors. Studies have found a relationship between blood levels of IGF-1 and prostate, breast, colorectal and other cancers.

Potassium Bromate

Potassium Bromate, aka brominated flour is found in bread products such as: rolls, wraps, loaves, flatbreads, buns and even bagel chips. This is a powerful oxidizing agent that chemically ages flour faster than open air and cuts down baking time, which in turn lowers costs.
Banned in the European Union, Canada, Brazil and elsewhere.
Safety?
This additive has been associated with kidney and nervous system disorders and gastrointestinal discomfort. Interestingly enough the FDA has not banned the use of bromated flour, they do however urge bakers to voluntarily leave it out. I think that’s enough of a reason for me to avoid it.

Brominated Vegetable Oil

Aka BVO, is a synthetic chemical created when vegetable oil is bonded to the element bromine. Bromine keeps oils from floating to the top of water-based solutions such as soft drinks and fruit drinks. I remember when I was about 12 or 13 drinking a bottle of Sunny D lemonade and looking at the label and seeing “vegetable oil” listed as the second or third ingredient. I couldn’t finish the drink and never drank it again. That thoroughly disgusted me. BVO is commonly added to citrus flavored drinks such as orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit as these flavors are oily, BVO acts as an emulsifier to help the flavors mix better.
Banned in Japan and the European Union.
Safety?
“There have been toxilogical concerns around brominated vegetable oils, mainly to do with the accumulation of bromine in fatty tissues of experimental animals and isolated human case reports, although the data are quite old and the levels experimentally fed were quite high.” – Michael Walker, Independent Food Consultant.

Olestra

Olestra, also known as “Olean,” is found in “fat free” potato chips and was actually named on Time Magazine’s “The 50 Worst Inventions” list.
Banned in the U.K. and Canada
Safety?
This fat substitute appears to cause a dramatic depletion of fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids, robbing us of vital micro-nutrients. It is also known to cause anal leakage.

Diphenylamine

Aka DPA is found in apples, apple juice, pears and baby food. It is used to give apples their shiny coat and protect them from blackening and browning during long months in storage.
Banned in the European Union.
Safety?
The European Food and Safety Authority just deemed this chemical as a poison. The chemicals in DPA can break down and form nitrosamines, which are known carcinogens.

Bottom Line?

Avoid these chemicals and additives. Read the ingredient labels before you purchase anything. Know what you’re putting into your body! If you stick to a primarily organic, whole foods diet you will drastically limit your exposure to these sorts of chemicals. Spread the world. Tell your friends and family to look out for these chemicals. If everyone became aware of the potential harmful effects of these additives and stopped eating them, the companies that manufacture this toxic food would have no choice, but to change their ways and update their recipes to use safer ingredients, like the countries that have banned them -or risk going out of business. The choice is yours.

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Weekly Q&A: Trump’s Role, Censorship, CETV, Reader Love

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    Each week we do a Q&A based on questions we receive throughout the week. Our goal is to dive DEEPER into content through the questions. This video covers a few questions from Sept 16 - Sept 22, 2018.

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    If you have any questions for us, contact us at contact@collective-evolution.com

We have decided to begin doing weekly public Q&A’s based on all the questions we get throughout the week. We have found that people often ask very similar questions (and great questions!) about what’s going on and often times we feel these responses are great for everyone to be hearing as it adds a deeper perspective to what we cover each week. your questions often get us thinking down different paths too, which is awesome and why this community is so damn powerful.

So THANK YOU for your great questions, for engaging and for being part of this all.

I want to also say, for those wanting to get our weekly behind the scenes updates as well as our daily content sent right to your inbox, click here. We know facebook simply does not work anymore for distributing content, so email is the best way.

Update For Sept 16 – Sept 22, 2018

In the video below I go over everything. Be sure to check out the TIMECODES in the description if you want to skip ahead to other topics. I’m through in how I cover things, I know sometimes people want things faster but I don’t see value in not going deep so this is what it is!

This week’s rundown includes:

01:05 : Question regarding Trump’s role
08:50 : Thoughts on recent censorship, are we afraid?
18:00 : New CETV conscious media platform
21:12 : Beautiful email from a reader!

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“The Consistency Is Mind Boggling” – University Professor On Alien Abductions

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    Dr. David M Jacobs, a recently retired Professor and historian, shares the fact that those who claim to have been abducted, and there are millions, share extreme consistency with their stories, and come back with proof.

  • Reflect On:

    Why is this not addressed? As Jacob's points out, if it's not true, then we have the greatest discovery of all time with regards to neurology.

We know that the phenomenon is very, very widespread around the world. People think that this is an American phenomenon, it is not. I’ve worked with people from Africa, and Asia, and Latin-America, and Europe and so forth… All say the same thing all around the world, it does not matter where they’re from. People often ask me whether there’s any consistency in abduction accounts, the consistency is mind-boggling.

The quote above comes from Dr. David M. Jacobs, a recently retired professor of History at Temple University, from the video below. He’s one of many academics who’ve been studying the ‘alien abduction’ phenomenon for a long time. We’re talking about full-out investigations and actual case work. Himself and practically every other researcher in this field would tell you that yes, the consistency is indeed jaw-dropping. People who claim to have been abducted by intelligent extraterrestrials, or come in contact with beings, and there are millions of them all over the world, all share remarkably consistent stories.

I work with people who have MD’s, or psychiatrists, psychologists… people who are university professors, and people who have never been able to hold a job…and everybody in-between. The vast material that they talk about has never been in the public domain, without consistency there is no phenomenon, and it is the consistency that keeps coming back…People are physically missing from their normal environments when they are abducted, people come back with unusual scars on their body, fully formed scars that weren’t there before.

It’s important to make a distinction here. There are all sorts of contacts happening. There are forced abductions, we call these people abductees, then there are simply contactees. Contactees don’t experience any type of forced abduction or strange procedures that are performed on them like abductees, there is also a wealth of data showing that a lot of people have friendly, informative, and mysterious type of contact experiences as well, and there are a range of beings (which also show up with consistency in multiple experiencer accounts) that have also been reported with consistency, including human looking ones. Along with these experiences come telepathic messages, in many cases appear to warn of future destruction unless human rapidly evolves and, grows up, so to speak.

Many abductees also report a sense of remorse and empathy within some of these forced abductions, others do not.

Here’s a great example, a case that involves more than 60 school children in Zimbabwe.

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Dr. Jacobs goes on to state, regarding abductions, a very interesting point

Now, let us suppose it is not happening, all those things still remain, and yet it’s not happening, there is no such thing as the abduction phenomenon. If that is the case, we have found the most important thing ever in the history of neurology, brain function, cognition… All these people are saying the same thing at their risk, this is not going to bring applause to them, that they say they’ve been abducted by aliens from outer space. High functioning people say thisnknowing full well it could destroy their careers, and they say this around the world…And it’s not happening, then what?

The mainstream world has and is currently addressing the UFO topic, but the talk of extraterrestrial visitation as one possible explanation for some of these UFO visitations has still been left out of the equation. For the latest updates on that, you can refer to this article:

The US Government Just Admitted to Recovering Materials From UFOs – Here Are The Latest Updates

All of these people, again, are not crazy. They are normal human beings, many of them who have or had no interest in the phenomenon prior. So, again, either something very important in the history of mental health is going on, or the exact opposite, and if we actually take time to examine the evidence, the answer becomes quite clear.

Some of what people report as UFOs are extraterrestrial (ET) vehicles. Some of those extraterrestrial vehicles actually have ET crews, and some of those ET crews catch and release humans.” — Dr. Don Donderi, a retired McGill University Professor of 40 years in the Department of Psychology (source)

Below is a brief account of one example that pertains to abductions, again, something different from regular contactee experience as mentioned earlier in the article. There is footage of Dr. Jacobs here as well.

Are We Being Prepared For Contact?

Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense. To hide the facts, the Air Force has silenced its personnel – Roscoe Hiellenkoetter (source)

Now, with the emergence of mainstream UFO disclosure, although not really addressing the extraterrestrial question, these topics are slowly creeping into the mainstream. It appears that the process of ridicule which existed for so long, via mainstream media, movies, popular television shows and more, seems to have turned into a process of disclosure.

The topic touches all areas of humanity, including metaphysics, spirituality, not just science, technology and questions in those areas. It represents an evolution in all areas, most importantly an evolution in consciousness. It really forces us to question ourselves, and help us understand who we really are as well.

Humanity is at a crossroads, and our hesitance to accept certain realities these days is drifting, and acceptance is coming in. Our perception of reality is shifting, and that alone is creating action around the world to bring about something that can’t really be put into words.

Perhaps this is becoming more relevant at this because there is a message here for humanity, and the experiences of contactees and abductees could perhaps help us decipher that message if they haven’t already. The common theme is something we all internally know in our hearts, the golden rule, and the caretaking of our planet and life upon it.

We as humanity have an enormous amount of potential to create an experience where this type of existence can happen, where we can be free from the chains of economic slavery and allowed to grow and advance as a species. Our destiny is no doubt in the stars.

Recently we interviewed Susan Manewich about her research into this space as well. One of the many profound truths she shared was that of all the contactees they have studied, there is a strikingly similar message shared by all. Check it out below

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Banned TED Talk: The Giant Ceremonial Astrological Mound Builders of Ancient North America

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  • The Facts:

    Strong evidence points to the reality that giants existed on earth. Many ancient cultures recognized this. Many of these beings had great knowledge of the stars and astrology.

  • Reflect On:

    How much of our history is actually true? How much has been held back? When you begin to stretch your consciousness outside of simple everyday life as we know it, we begin to explore actual reality.

It’s truly mind-altering to contemplate history, I usually start with the fact that most of our recorded history remains in secrecy. The US Government alone, according to some historians, classifies approximately 500 million pages of documents every single year.

How can a researcher, historian, or anybody who is interested in diving into the archives of US history, for example, expect to find anything of any real substance that actually pertains to the truth?  History is written by the victors, and most major historical events are full of information and facts that don’t really show up in our secondary and post-secondary ‘educational’ textbooks. These days, no matter how much evidence and fact support a topic, if that topic and information simply defies beliefs, or offends current upheld belief systems (many of which are based on lies), then it is rejected.

We see this in all disciplines today, a great example would be the connection between consciousness and our physical material world, as demonstrated numerous times repeatedly by quantum physics. Despite the fact that we are told these rules only apply at the quantum level, there are several examples which show that, no, they can be applied at the classical level as well.  Cases of mind influencing matter have been reported throughout history and across many cultures, more specifically in regard to ‘supernormal’ abilities which include telepathy, psychokinesis, and other phenomena that lie within the realms of parapsychology. This is evident in ancient literature, from the Vedic texts and the yoga sutras to Jesus, Moses, Milarepa,  Mohammed and more. It’s also evident via declassified CIA documents, some of which you can access here.

What is going on here? Just as there is a scientific blackout in many cases, we also have historical blackouts and a modern-day blackout of information and discoveries that are made by the black budget world. A 1997 US Senate report described them as “so sensitive that they are exempt from standard reporting requirements to the Congress.”

Yet we still reject these blackouts and historical facts are no different. What about the Giants of North America? Have discoveries been ‘covered-up’ simply because they don’t fit the framework of accepted knowledge? It sure seems that way, especially because you won’t see any mention of giants in our textbooks. Perhaps that’s because they don’t fit in with the supposed theory of evolution? Is this information just too paradigm shifting? Where what we once thought we knew, is not true anymore? Kind of like another, ‘the Earth is not flat’ type of moment…

Giants are found within the lore of multiple cultures, from the indigenous to the ancient past, but bones have also been discovered on numerous occasions.

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“It calls up the indefinite past. When Columbus first sought this continent—when Christ suffered on the cross—when Moses led Israel through the Red-Sea—nay, even, when Adam first came from the hand of his Maker—then as now, Niagara was roaring here. The eyes of that species of extinct giants, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara, as ours do now.” – Lincoln

A discovery was made in 1883 when the Smithsonian (the United States government/military-led organization) dispatched a team of archaeologists to the South Charleston Mound. The report indicates that the team uncovered numerous giant skeletons ranging from 7 to 9 feet tall. They were decorated with heavy copper bracelets and other religious/cultural items. The report also mentioned that some of them had a skull that was of  “the compressed or flat-head type.” This would resemble similar skeletal characteristics to those found in South America and Egypt. (source)

Going back further still, in 1774 settlers found what they called “The Giant Town,” which housed several gigantic skeletons, one being an eight-foot-tall male. (source)

You can read more about that in the articles we’ve written previously about the subject, and see some examples. From New York Times articles and more, the evidence of giants is great.

The Hidden Origins Of Human History: These Giant Skeletons Challenge Human History

Why Are We Not Talking About The Reality of Giant Humanoid Skeletons? Here Are A Few Examples

Giant “Skeletons of Enormous Sie” Discovered In New Mexico.” – New York Times Article From 1902

The Ceremonial Astrological Mound Builders of Ancient North America

Another interesting topic I recently came across, was, just like Pyramids, and many other ‘wonders’ of the world built with remarkable mathematical precision and synchronicities, are the ancient structures in North America that’s been completely ignored by mainstream history.

Jim Vieira is a stonemason, writer, and star of History Channel’s Search for the Lost Giants had his TED talk banned. The banned TED talks are always the most fascinating, my favorite from Russel Targ, who was a physicist contracted by the CIA to create the STARGATE project, a program investigating parapsychological phenomena, where he shared everything he knows about ESP. It was banned simply because it was too controversial, similar to Vieira’s talk as well.

In one of Jim’s talks, he describes a structure, one of many which have apparently been found all over America, that goes to show just how interesting and mysterious, and advanced these beings are. It’s one of many pieces of the puzzle showing that extremely advanced, highly intelligent ancient civilizations once roamed the Earth, and many of them have been completely blacked out from history. Perhaps the ‘history makers’ wrote their own version and decided to cut out information that wouldn’t fit in with their plan to control the narrative of what is and what was.

In it, he describes “ceremonial” stone-works that have been found in New-England, these structures have been carbon dated, according to the talk, to thousands of years old, every single one of them, “but there’s a historical blackout,” according to Vieira, especially in New England.

He goes on to show a picture of the Goshen Stone chamber, one of the hundreds in New England. What’s remarkable about these structures is that the majority of them are oriented to the equinox sunrise or winter solstice sunrise.

Below is a picture he took on March 12th from the chamber:

He then goes on to say, “we are told that these are colonial root sellers.”  This one has a 10-tonne sailing, and as a stone mason, he explains how the structure itself is quite a feet, which is why he has a suspicion that they might have been built by the giants which exist in ancient lore.

Another interesting shot from the talk, this particular structure (Goshen Stone) has a stone line shaft created in the chamber which allows the Equinox sunset to come through twice a year, only on those days.

Again, he also cites lab work done which sites carbon date reading of thousands of years old. So that would completely shatter the current mainstream accepted explanation, that these are simply colonial root sellers… How crazy is that?

You can check out the full TED talk below:

The Ancients Obsession With Astrology

The evidence for intelligent ancient civilizations that have been left out of the historical record is grand, but even the ones that have not been left out show a tremendous knowledge of astrology, planets, and facts about the cosmos that we didn’t discover ourselves till only a few decades ago, like the existence of Pluto, for example.

From the indigenous all the way to ancient Sumeria, astrology has obviously played a huge key role among these societies and was extremely relevant, yet today, this topic and its importance are brushed off as pseudoscience. I personally have no doubt the movement of the cosmos and the way it affects human consciousness is something real, yet perhaps not well understood, but it’s making a comeback.

There is a lot of validity behind such concepts and beliefs, but they are brushed off today simply because we’ve been trained to believe that this type of thing is bogus, when really, it’s far from it and once understood it could be of tremendous use to humanity, especially for goodwill.

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