The Most Effective Natural Antibiotics

Nature has provided thousands of natural medicines and natural antibiotics over millennia. These can also be used as the first line of defense against those seasonal ailments which require a fortified immune system.Natural Antibiotics

The good news is that many of them are already in your kitchen, or maybe they should be. Find out after reading about them.

Here is a list of 15 natural antibiotics worth knowing courtesy of the Natural Society

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US Restricts Japanese Food Imports Over Radionuclide Contamination Concern

“According to Import Alert 99 – 33 issued by US FDA , a list of Japanese food will be banned”

These restrictions by the FDA comes amidst recent scandals (mislabeling, paperworks falsified etc …) and warrantedaccusations by Taiwan that the FDA is continually covering imports of radioactive food.


日本の「科学的」とは何か? そうなってしまっている。(Kitagawa Takashi)


Pressure is on … specially since the LDP is spending billions of Yens to promote their myth of safety to the international market and unaware consumers. More on this in my next post. The FDA have always banned a few items … a couple of Fish variety here and there … but usually lifted their bans a couple of months after. But this extensive list of products is definitely related to their attempt  sell mislabeled and radioactive food to its neighbors! Which is a very stupid intent to begin with since its a constant cat fight between China and Japan – so of course they are going to check.





Districts may detain, without physical examination, the specified products from firms in the 福島県 Fukushima, 青森県 Aomori, 千葉県 Chiba, 群馬県Gumna, 茨城県 Ibaraki, 岩手県 Iwate, 宮城 県 Miyagi, 長野県 Nagano, 新潟県 Niigata, 埼玉県 Saitama,  静岡県 Shizuoka,  栃木県Tochigi,  山形県Yamagata and 山梨県 Yamanashi prefectures.

The United States has recently tightened restriction of food import from Japan. According to Import Alert 99-33 issued by US FDA, a list of Japanese food will be banned unless they pass physical examination. It includes milk, butter, milk-based infant formula, and other milk products, vegetables and vegetable products, rice and whole grain, fish, meat and poultry, venus clam, sea urchin,  yuzu fruit and Kiwi fruit. ”  FAD indicates that revision to this import alert is due to radionuclide contamination.  COMPLETE LIST TO FOLLOW

FDA says it will continue consultation with Japanese government to ensure products from the affected prefectures do not pose a health risk to US consumers. FDA will continue monitoring the public health risks due to radionuclide contamination, and when appropriate will remove the Import Alert and resume routine coverage of entries.


Checking Japanese products  byTaiwanese authorities



COMPLETE LIST of products from the indicated prefectures:

青森県 AOMORI PREFECTURE: Wild Mushrooms

千葉県 CHIBA PREFECTURE: Shitake mushrooms; Bamboo shoots; Common Carp; Sliver Crucian Carp, Eel, Boar

福島県 FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE: Raw Milk; Wild Aralia Sprout; Azuki Bean; Bamboo Shoot; Non-head type leafy vegetables (i.e. Japanese Mustard, Spinach (Komatsuna), Garland Chrysanthemum, Qing-geng-cai, Potherb Mustard (Mizuna), Leaf Lettuce (red), Spinach and other non-heading leafy vegetables); Head type leafy vegetables (i.e. Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage and Lettuce); Flower head brassicas Vegetables (i.e. Broccoli and Cauliflower); Chestnuts; Wild Japanese Butterbur Scrape; Japanese Royal Fern; Kiwi Fruit; Koshiabura (wild tree sprout); Log-grown Shitake mushrooms; Log-grown Pholiota Nameko (outdoor cultivation), Mushroom; Ostrich Fern; Pteridium Aquilinum (bracken fern); Rice; Soybean; Turnips, Ume; Giant Butterbur; Uwabamisou; Yuzu Fruit; Alaska Pollock; Ayu (excluding farm raised); Barfin Flounder; Black cow-tongue; Black rockfish; Brass blotched rockfish; Brown hakeling; Salmon (landlocked) (excluding farm raised); Common Carp(excluding farm raised); Conger Eel; Fat Greenling; Flathead; Fox Jacopever; Goldeye rockfish; Black Porgy; Dace; Eel; Sandlance (excluding juvenile); Seabass; Long Shanny; Marbled Flounder; Nibe Croaker; Ocellate Spot Skate; Olive Flounder; Panther Puffer; Poacher; Red Tongue Sole; Ridged-eye Flounder; Rockfish (Sebastes cheni); Scorpion Fish, Sea Raven; Shotted Halibut; Slime Flounder; Spotted Halibut; Starry Flounder; Stone Flounder; Surfperch; Venus Clam; Vermiculated Puffer; Whitespotted Char (excluding farm raised); Bear meat; Beef; Boar; Cooper Pheasant; Green Pheasant; Hare Meat; Spot-Billed Duck

群馬県 GUMNA PREFECTURE: Wild Mushrooms; Salmon (landlocked) (excluding farm raised); Whitespotted Char (excluding farm raised); Bear meat; Boar; Copper Pheasant; Venison;

茨城県 IBARAKI PREFECTURE: Log-grown Shitake mushrooms; Bamboo shoots; Koshiabura (wild tree sprout); Seabass; Eel; Rockfish; Ocellate Spot Skate; Channel Catfish(excluding farm raised); Stone Flounder; Boar

岩手県 IWATE PREFECTURE: Bamboo shoots; Log-grown Brick-cap mushrooms (outdoor cultivation), Log-grown Shitake mushrooms; Log-grown Pholiota, Nameko (outdoor cultivation), Wild Mushrooms; Wild Japanese parsley; Royal fern; Koshiabura (wild tree sprout); Pteridium aquilinum (bracken fern); Soybean; Black Porgy; Seabass; Whitespotted Char(excluding farm raised); Bear meat; Beef; Venison; Cooper Pheasant

宮城 県 MIYAGI PREFECTURE: Royal Fern; Bamboo Shoots; Koshiabura (wild tree sprout); Wild Araila Sprout, Ostrich Ferns; Rice; Log-grown Shitake mushrooms(outdoor cultivation); Wild Mushrooms; Soybean; Ayu(excluding farm raised); Salmon (landlocked) (excluding farm raised); Black Porgy; Dace; Seabass; Whitespotted Char (excluding farm raised); Beef; Bear Meat; Boar meat

長野県 NAGANO PREFECTURE: Wild Mushrooms, Koshisabura


埼玉県 SAITAMA PREFECTURE: Wild Mushrooms


栃木県 TOCHIGI PREFECTURE: Wild Aralai Sprouts; Bamboo Shoots; Chestnuts; Wild Japanese Peppers; Wild Royal Fern; Koshiabura (wild tree sprout); Wild Pteridium aquilinum (bracken fern); Wild Ostrich Ferns; Log-grown Brick-cap mushrooms (outdoor cultivation), Log-grown Shitake mushrooms; Log-grown Pholiota Nameko (outdoor cultivation), Wild Mushrooms; Whitespotted Char (excluding farm raised); Beef; Boar meat; Venison




Kitagawa Takashi さんからの便り

Source; FDA公式サイト。

40% of Consumers More Likely to Shop with Retailers That Offer Green Packaging

Consumers Value Environmentally Friendly Supply Chain Practices

Earth Friendly Sustainable PackagingEnvironment-friendly packaging and green supply chain practices are important to most online shoppers, according to a new study from Dotcom Distribution, a provider of fulfillment and logistics services for both brands.

The study, which surveyed over 500 online shoppers about their packaging preferences, found that 57 percent of consumers say that green packaging is important to them—and 61 percent of consumers have considered green packaging when deciding where to shop.

“Today’s consumers are environmentally aware, and making changes to become more environmentally friendly is one of the best things you can do as a brand,” said Maria Haggerty, CEO of Dotcom Distribution, in a news release. “Brands that are not able to make sustainable changes themselves should look to third-party logistics providers that can help implement these changes in a cost-effective way.”

Survey respondents noted that they’re also concerned about individual retailers’ carbon footprints. The study found that 55 percent of shoppers have considered an online retailer’s overall carbon footprint when deciding where to shop, and 64 percent have considered supply chain practices, like low-impact shipping processes, when deciding between brands.

As major retailers like Apple begin to address these issues, it’s important that emerging brands also consider environmentally friendly practices to attract and retain loyal customers. While Apple recently bought 36,000 acres of forest to sustainably produce packaging, smaller brands can still make a difference by implementing changes that are less drastic. Haggerty argues that green packaging doesn’t always take the form of a plain brown box.

“Green packaging comes in many forms, and retailers can consider various different factors like inks, source materials and recyclability when deciding to make environmentally friendly changes,” said Haggerty. “For brands looking to reduce their carbon footprints but lack the resources to do so, implementing one or two small, cost-effective changes will still make a big difference.”

Source: PRWeb; edited by Richard Carufel

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