Open 24/7/365

We Have A Life-Time Warranty /
Guarantee On All Products. (Includes Parts And Labor)

Does Your Baby’s Food Contain Toxic Metals? Here’s What Our Investigation Found

Baby food in stores throughout the US contains heavy metals in amounts that can lower children’s IQs and cause developmental problems. Does Your Baby’s Food Contain Toxic Metals? Here’s What Our Investigation Found

Does Your Baby’s Food Contain Toxic Metals? Here’s What Our Investigation Found

The Food and Drug Administration has known about the problem for years, but even after a 2021 Congressional investigation that resulted in two damning reports, little has changed.

Bloomberg Law purchased 33 baby food products in stores and online and mailed them to a laboratory to be tested for heavy metals. The results? All but one of the products contained at least two of three heavy metals: lead, arsenic and cadmium.


Lead And Cadmium Could Be In Your Dark Chocolate

Parabens: A Cancer-Causing And DNA-Damaging Preservative Used In The Food And Cosmetic Industries

Which Lipsticks Contain The Most Lead, Cadmium, Aluminum And Other Heavy Metals?

Poll: What Are You (Men/Women) Doing To Avoid The Toxins/Poisons In Commercial Beauty Products?


Does Your Baby’s Food Contain Toxic Metals? Here’s What Our Investigation Found

It seems like a simple thing, to feed babies foods without heavy metals that can hurt their development. But the reality is, it’s complicated.

Much of the contamination comes from the environment. Fruits, vegetables, and other plants, especially rice, absorb the metals as they grow. Heavy metals can be reduced by planting in soil that is low in metals, using irrigation systems, and selecting specific crop varieties

The FDA started a program called Closer to Zero in 2021 to address the issue. So far the agency has released only drafts of guidelines around lead in juice products and has blown past its own deadlines for lead guidelines for other baby foods. And ultimately, the agency is not issuing strict regulations, only guidances, which make enforcement optional.

How To Make Better Choices:

Many foods have some level of heavy metal in them and preparing your own fruits and vegetables doesn’t eliminate them. But parents can cut down on their children’s exposure by cutting back on certain foods and following these tips.

Does Your Baby’s Food Contain Toxic Metals? Here’s What Our Investigation Found

“The FDA has for a generation failed to treat heavy metals in baby food as a priority,” said Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group.

Bloomberg Law tested products from nine companies. Some of the companies released statements asserting their commitment to complying with the FDA, and others said they take steps to eliminate heavy metals from their products.

Baby Foods With Toxic Metals Stay On US Market While FDA Dithers

Walk into any grocery store in America, and you’ll find shelves full of baby foods that contain heavy metals in amounts known to lower IQ, slow development, and create other serious health problems.

The problem is pervasive. All but one of 33 baby food products recently purchased by Bloomberg Law and tested by an accredited laboratory were found to contain at least two of three heavy metals: lead, arsenic, and cadmium.

The Food and Drug Administration has known about these dangers for decades. So have Congress and manufacturers.

Yet the FDA’s oversight has been piecemeal, leaving children vulnerable to harmful exposure, according to critics. It’s set limits for metals content in a few types of foods but not most, and when it has addressed the issue, it’s done it in the form of guidance—which doesn’t carry the full force of regulation and makes enforcement optional.

The agency, which has come under fire for a wide range of failures in regulating food safety, has no plans to set enforceable limits for most heavy metals in most baby foods until at least 2024. And a bill in Congress that would have bypassed the FDA process and imposed limits died in committee.

Families aren’t protected by the current system, said Maida Galvez, a pediatrician and professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at Mount Sinai and the founding director of the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Center.

“That they may be feeding their children foods and drinks that have heavy metals in them without their knowledge is fundamentally flawed,” she said. “We know a lot and we know enough to act.”

As Congress scrutinized heavy metals in baby food in 2021, the FDA started a new program called Closer to Zero. So far, it’s only issued guidelines around juices. In that instance it set a level for lead that protects 90% of children but leaves the 10% of kids who drink the most juice still exposed to higher levels, which advocates have criticized.

Troubling Test Results

Still, the creation of Closer to Zero reflects how persistent the contamination continues to be, as shown by Bloomberg Law’s testing.

The foods tested were purchased from, online food providers, and Washington, D.C.-area grocery stores and analyzed by an accredited laboratory that asked not to be named because it works closely with the food industry.

Some of the highest toxin levels were in products containing rice, which is often found in the first solid foods parents give to their infants.

Bloomberg Law’s test results are troubling and in line with what others have found, said Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs at Environmental Working Group, an advocacy group that specializes in the research of agriculture and pollutants with a focus on corporate accountability.

Faber, who used to work in the food industry, said manufacturers are quick to respond to the FDA’s direction—when it’s given.

“The problem is the FDA is extraordinarily slow to set limits,” he said. “The FDA has for a generation failed to treat heavy metals in baby food as a priority.”

Susan Mayne, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said the agency is moving “as fast as the speed of science” on the issue.

“It’s that balancing of being as aggressive as we can to protect public health without having unintended consequences on the availability of these important nutritious foods for our infants,” Mayne said.

Bloomberg Law tested products from nine companies. Plum Organics, Sprout, and Walmart released statements asserting their commitment to complying with the FDA and stating that the safety of their products is a top priority.

Earth’s Best Organic, Beech-Nut, and Happy Baby Organics didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment. Gerber, along with Yumi and Little Spoon, which sell their products online, said they take steps to eliminate heavy metals from their products.

Lead, Arsenic

In the human body, heavy metals are imposters.

A growing baby’s body treats lead like calcium, an element vital to neurological and bone development. When ingested, lead takes calcium’s place in the brain, disrupting the communication between neurons and ultimately killing growing children’s brain cells.

The difficulty in reducing heavy metals levels in baby foods stems largely from the fact the toxins are in the foods before they’re processed. Some occur naturally, and industrial pollutants and pesticides break down and seep into soil and groundwater.

Inorganic arsenic, which has a different makeup from organic arsenic, is among the greatest concerns in baby foods. A 2019 review of 14 studies on inorganic arsenic published in Chemical Research in Toxicology found consistent evidence supporting a link between early exposure to the heavy metal and a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

Does Your Baby’s Food Contain Toxic Metals? Here’s What Our Investigation Found

It’s a particularly stubborn hazard in rice, which absorbs the metal naturally while growing in water. A 2016 study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association examined the diets of more than 750 babies. It estimated 80% of the babies ate rice by their first birthday and found that eating rice products contributed to infants’ exposure to arsenic.

This is why heavy metals aren’t found just in foods from major manufacturers such as Gerber and Beech-Nut: A new study from Healthy Babies Bright Futures, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of children’s exposure to toxic substances, found that home-prepared foods contain heavy metals in levels about the same as what’s found in store-bought products.

The FDA’s use of the name “Closer to Zero” for its new baby food program is in part an acknowledgment that “getting to zero is challenging given that they occur in our environment,” Mayne said.

The FDA’s predecessor started investigating lead in coffee, gelatin, and foils shortly after its creation in 1906. In the 1930s, the agency started trying to reduce the lead in food, focusing on lead-based pesticides on fruits and vegetables.

Baby food has been a part of the FDA’s Total Dietary Study, which tests foods for chemicals, metals, and other substances, since 1974.

Thanks to the FDA, the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies, Americans’ exposure to lead has decreased at least 93.6% since the 1970s. Still, a 2017 study using FDA Total Diet Study data found that food and water are a major source of exposure for kids between the ages of 1 and 6.

For arsenic, the story is much the same. Rice cereal accounts for 55% of infants’ and toddlers’ exposure, according to a 2016 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Autism Court Case

Noah Cantabrana was by all appearances a typical baby, hitting all his developmental milestones in his first year. Then his mother, Melissa Cantabrana, started to notice changes.

“Everything was a meltdown,” she said in an interview.

Noah was diagnosed with autism at 2 years and 9 months old. His psychologist advised the Cantabranas to start therapy to help with behavioral and communication issues.

Searching for answers, Melissa Cantabrana started reading about links between heavy metals and developmental disorders. She became convinced Noah’s autism was tied to the copious amounts of baby food pouches and various rice-based snacks and cereal he ate, especially rice puffs.

“We had those in every flavor, every category, and he walked around eating those all day long,” she said.

Does Your Baby’s Food Contain Toxic Metals? Here’s What Our Investigation Found

The family is suing Gerber, Earth’s Best Organic, Sprout, Plum, Beech-Nut, Happy Baby, and Walmart for allegedly exposing Noah to heavy metals. They are represented by Baum Hedlund, including attorney Pedram Esfandiary. He was a key part of the trial team that won a $2 billion verdict against Monsanto, maker of Roundup weed killer.

The Cantabranas’ suit was cleared for trial in May 2022 after a California judge said their scientific evidence that the metals can cause neurodevelopmental disorders was sound enough to allow a jury to hear the case. The trial is set to start in May 2023.

While the Cantabranas’ suit is the only autism lawsuit the firm has currently filed, Baum Hedlund has about 2,700 clients who say baby foods are responsible for their children’s autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Esfandiary said. He said he believes the manufacturers need to be taken to court to force change.

In court filings, the companies denied their products contained harmful levels of heavy metals and disputed any link between their foods and Noah’s condition. They said autism is a genetic disorder that develops before birth or shortly afterward.

“I really want justice for my son, for my family,” Melissa Cantabrana said. “I want them to pull the baby foods off the shelves.”

Avoiding Recall

In 2019, Healthy Babies Bright Futures released a report detailing high levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury in baby foods. It tested 168 baby foods and found at least one of the four substances in 95% of the products.

That prompted the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, then led by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), to investigate. It published reports in February and September of 2021 that examined testing data from baby food manufacturers.

It found high levels of inorganic arsenic in rice cereals and other rice products, including some higher than 100 parts per billion (ppb), the current FDA limit for such products. The reports also recorded high levels of lead, cadmium, and mercury.

It also found that the industry’s testing was flawed. Often companies tested just a few samples a year or only tested ingredients, which can give lower results than the finished products. Many companies say they’ve improved their testing methods since.

In May 2021, the state of Alaska reported its own testing results, which were funded through an FDA program and cited in the September 2021 House report. The state tested infant rice cereal and found high levels of inorganic arsenic in Gerber and Beech-Nut brands.

Eight of the samples were higher than 100 ppb. Beech-Nut recalled some of the products and has since stopped manufacturing infant rice cereal. The company didn’t respond to repeated voicemails, emails, and calls to company officials.

Gerber test samples had a higher average level of inorganic arsenic than Beech-Nut’s. Two samples were higher than 100 ppb but the company didn’t issue a recall and continued to sell the cereals, according to the report.

The FDA had the authority to force Gerber to recall but didn’t because FDA officials knew the company would fight it, said a source with knowledge of the House investigation. The agency believed Gerber could come back with additional test results and would argue that the Alaska testing came from a stray high sample, the source said.

A spokesperson for Gerber said the FDA made the company aware of the initial test results, but when the agency retested that sample, it was unable to confirm the high level and told the company no action was needed

Mayne declined to comment on the Alaska testing or any company-specific issues, including the agency’s decision not to issue a recall. She said infant rice cereal is a unique situation because it is the largest contributor to inorganic arsenic in infants. The agency set the guidance at 100 ppb in August 2020.

“We identified that as a priority based upon risk and based upon that particular exposure and started working with the industry moving towards establishing action levels,” she said. “And through a multi-year process, we have demonstrated reductions in inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal.”

‘Putting Out Fires’

In April 2022, the FDA issued its first — and so far only — proposed guidelines under Closer to Zero.

It proposed reducing the amount of lead allowed in apple juice to 10 ppb from the 50 ppb guidance adopted in 2004. The level for other juices would be set at 20 ppb, four times the amount allowed in bottled water.

The guidelines, called draft action levels, give the industry time to comment and aren’t enforceable before becoming finalized.

Even finalized action levels don’t carry the weight of regulations, which go through a separate process and commit the FDA to enforcement.

Once finalized, action levels are essentially limits set by the FDA above which it has discretion to issue enforcement actions, including requiring companies to recall products.

In the 2020 guidance for manufacturers on inorganic arsenic in rice cereals, FDA officials wrote that they set action levels as opposed to regulatory limits when technological or other changes might require adjustment of the amount of a substance allowed in the near future.

Finalized action levels in juices aren’t scheduled to be complete until April 2024.

The Closer to Zero schedule has in the coming years deadlines for first drafting, then finalizing guidelines for arsenic, cadmium, and mercury. The agency, however, already has blown past its own deadlines for drafting action levels for lead in baby foods other than juice.

David Acheson, who previously served as associate commissioner for foods and chief medical officer at the FDA’s food center, said FDA’s response to heavy metals has typically been one of “putting out fires” rather than implementing a “fundamental strategic plan.”

“They’ve known all along that it’s a risk,” Acheson said of the metal content in baby food.

The FDA was always waiting for more science and concerned it would pick limits that were too stringent, the source with knowledge of the House investigations said.

The agency also has had to balance where it put its resources. Lead contamination competes for FDA attention with listeria, E. coli, and salmonella, the source said.

Mayne said the process takes time, and the FDA must work with the White House and the Office of Management and Budget before issuing proposals.

“I would say that issues of lead in baby food certainly meet that criteria of a very complicated issue where, again, we’re trying to balance advancing our health with some of those unintended consequences,” Mayne said.

When the FDA has set limits, the industry has moved quickly to meet them, Faber said. He pointed to changes made by farmers, including rotating crops, after the FDA set a draft guidance level for amount of arsenic allowed in apple juice at 10 ppb.

“The problem is the FDA has been extraordinarily slow to set limits, and there’s really no good reason why,” Faber said.

90% Standard

In measuring the effects of consuming heavy metals for the purpose of creating action levels, the EPA calculates how much money is lost when society collectively loses IQ points.

Using the EPA’s methods, the Environmental Defense Fund estimates that eliminating lead in babies’ diets would prevent the loss of 1 million IQ points to the children born every year.

Those kids would then earn an additional $17 billion dollars over their lifetimes, said Tom Neltner, EDF’s senior director for safer chemicals.

“If you think, can I reduce children’s exposure by 6% and save $1 billion a year?” Neltner asked. “How much is it worth to society to get a billion dollars of children’s brains back?”

But the FDA’s calculation method for determining the allowable level of lead in juices is different.

The 10 ppb level set for apple juice is based on protecting 90% of children, leaving the 10% of kids who drink the most juice still exposed to higher levels. It was designed to impact no more than 5% of the market, meaning less than 5% of the products would need to be changed.

In effect, the FDA ultimately acts based on how much of the market will be affected, Neltner said.

“The 90th percentile is, ‘How many children are we going to be ok with having higher levels than our goal?’” Neltner said.

“They’ve decided 10% is good. They’ve never explained it.”

“We note the importance of minimizing the potential for unintended consequences on the availability of nutritious foods,” the spokeswoman wrote.

Chance For Change

Krishnamoorthi, along with Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and others sponsored the proposed Baby Food Safety Act which would have limited the levels of inorganic arsenic to between 10 and 15 ppb, cadmium and lead to between 5 and 10 ppb and mercury to 2 ppb — a more stringent standard for all baby foods than Closer to Zero’s guidance on juices.

The bill would have bypassed the FDA’s process of creating draft action levels, then setting those as enforceable action levels later.

“Industry is not willing to put in place what’s required to lower the levels of these toxic heavy metals and baby food and so government has to make sure that this food is safe,” Krishnamoorthi said in an interview.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee, then led by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), didn’t call a hearing on the issue or vote on the bill after it was introduced in March 2021.

When asked about the bill in November, his office released a statement saying, “The Chairman looks forward to continuing to work with FDA and members of Congress to ensure the safety of baby food products.”

Krishnamoorthi said he plans to introduce it again in the new Congress.

In Parents’ Hands

There are different methods to limit the amounts of heavy metals that get into baby foods for different fruits and vegetables, Faber said. For most products, it’s a matter of weeding out batches of ingredients with high metal levels.

Strategic planting is key.

Carefully choosing where you grow rice for baby foods, for example, can limit the amount of arsenic in finished products.

“The last time the FDA acted on arsenic in rice, what happened was a lot of sourcing switched from Louisiana to California,” Faber said.

The FDA is working closely with the Department of Agriculture to figure out how to further eliminate metals from crops, but until there’s a standard, there’s not much incentive for manufacturers to switch suppliers, Faber said.

A Gerber spokesperson said the company has changed where it sources its rice, from states where arsenic levels are generally higher to those that are lower. It has a program to help find sources of rice flour below the 100 ppb FDA guidance level.

The company also has funded arsenic reduction research at the University of Arkansas that ultimately should result in new irrigation strategies for farmers.

Gerber also has added oat and wheat cereal options for babies, which are known to generally contain lower levels of arsenic than rice.

A spokesperson for Little Spoon said the company has partnered with the Clean Label Project, a national nonprofit that aims to bring transparency to product labeling, to verify its finished product testing for heavy metals and other contaminants. Some manufacturers say they want more oversight.

“We wholeheartedly support any regulation that puts the power back in the hands of parents and caretakers who deserve to have trust and confidence in what they feed their children,” said Angela Vranich, co-founder and chief product officer for Little Spoon, which sells its organic baby foods online.

A spokesman for Yumi, another online brand, said it has eliminated rice, which it says is responsible for 60% of heavy metals in baby foods, from its products. The company also conducts finished product testing, studies data on which produce to use in its products, and partners with the Clean Label Project.

Parents shouldn’t panic, there are ways for them to address the problem, said Charlotte Brody, national director of Healthy Babies Bright Futures, which has published recommendations for parents on how to feed kids and avoid high metal levels.

“It’s hard enough to raise little kids. And it’s especially hard to get your kids to eat nutritious meals. And parents have plenty of other things to worry about,” Brody said. “In a world of intractable problems, this is one that parents can do something to solve today and that the baby food companies and the food industry can address in time.”

For instance, serving a variety of foods and not skipping meals helps prevent concentrations of metals from accumulating in children. And limiting the amount of rice kids eat cuts down on inorganic arsenic.

The bottom line is that products sold for children should be safe, said Lauren Zajac, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

“The burden shouldn’t be on parents or the public to be risk assessors,” she said. “The default should be healthy.”


Related Articles:

Bitcoin Information & Resources (#GotBitcoin?)

Ultimate Resource For Pro-Crypto Lobbying And Non-Profit Organizations

Ultimate Resource On BlockFi, Celsius And Nexo

Petition Calling For Resignation Of U​.​S. Securities/Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler

100 Million Americans Can Legally Bet on the Super Bowl. A Spot Bitcoin ETF? Forget About it!

Green Finance Isn’t Going Where It’s Needed

Shedding Some Light On The Murky World Of ESG Metrics

SEC Targets Greenwashers To Bring Law And Order To ESG

BlackRock (Assets Under Management $7.4 Trillion) CEO: Bitcoin Has Caught Our Attention

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink ($10Trillion AUM) Has Unchecked Influence In Financial Markets And Needs To Be Reined In

Canada’s Major Banks Go Offline In Mysterious (Bank Run?) Hours-Long Outage (#GotBitcoin)

On-Chain Data: A Framework To Evaluate Bitcoin

On Its 14th Birthday, Bitcoin’s 1,690,706,971% Gain Looks Kind of… Well Insane

The Most Important Health Metric Is Now At Your Fingertips

American Bargain Hunters Flock To A New Online Platform Forged In China

Why We Should Welcome Another Crypto Winter

Traders Prefer Gold, Fiat Safe Havens Over Bitcoin As Russia Goes To War

Music Distributor DistroKid Raises Money At $1.3 Billion Valuation

Nas Selling Rights To Two Songs Via Crypto Music Startup Royal

Ultimate Resource On Music Catalog Deals

Ultimate Resource On Music And NFTs And The Implications For The Entertainment Industry

Lead And Cadmium Could Be In Your Dark Chocolate

Catawba, Native-American Tribe Approves First Digital Economic Zone In The United States

The Miracle Of Blockchain’s Triple Entry Accounting

How And Why To Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve!

Housing Boom Brings A Shortage Of Land To Build New Homes

Biden Lays Out His Blueprint For Fair Housing

No Grave Dancing For Sam Zell Now. He’s Paying Up For Hot Properties

Cracks In The Housing Market Are Starting To Show

Ever-Growing Needs Strain U.S. Food Bank Operations

Food Pantry Helps Columbia Students Struggling To Pay Bills

Food Insecurity Driven By Climate Change Has Central Americans Fleeing To The U.S.

Housing Insecurity Is Now A Concern In Addition To Food Insecurity

Families Face Massive Food Insecurity Levels

US Troops Going Hungry (Food Insecurity) Is A National Disgrace

Everything You Should Know About Community Fridges, From Volunteering To Starting Your Own

Fed Up Says Federal Leaders Robert Kaplan And Eric Rosengren Should Be Fired Over Insider Stock Trades

Pandora Papers Exposed Offshore Havens And Hidden Riches Of World Leaders And Billionaires Exposed In Unprecedented Leak (#GotBitcoin)

Russia’s Independent Journalists Including Those Who Revealed The Pandora Papers Need Your Help

10 Women Who Used Crypto To Make A Difference In 2021

Happy International Women’s Day! Leaders Share Their Experiences In Crypto

If Europe Can Tap Hi-Tech Industry’s Power-Hungry Data Centers To Heat Homes Then Why Not Use Bitcoin Miners As Well?

Dollar On Course For Worst Performance In Over A Decade (#GotBitcoin)

Juice The Stock Market And Destroy The Dollar!! (#GotBitcoin)

Unusual Side Hustles You May Not Have Thought Of

Ultimate Resource On Global Inflation And Rising Interest Rates (#GotBitcoin)

Essential Oils User’s Guide

How Doctors Treat Their Own Colds And Flus And How To Tell If Your Symptoms Are Flu, Covid, RSV or Strep

The Fed Is Setting The Stage For Hyper-Inflation Of The Dollar (#GotBitcoin)

An Antidote To Inflation? ‘Buy Nothing’ Groups Gain Popularity

Why Is Bitcoin Dropping If It’s An ‘Inflation Hedge’?

Lyn Alden Talks Bitcoin, Inflation And The Potential Coming Energy Shock

Ultimate Resource On How Black Families Can Fight Against Rising Inflation (#GotBitcoin)

What The Fed’s Rate Hike Means For Inflation, Housing, Crypto And Stocks

Egyptians Buy Bitcoin Despite Prohibitive New Banking Laws

Archaeologists Uncover Five Tombs In Egypt’s Saqqara Necropolis

History of Alchemy From Ancient Egypt To Modern Times

A Tale Of Two Egypts

Former World Bank Chief Didn’t Act On Warnings Of Sexual Harassment

Does Your Hospital or Doctor Have A Financial Relationship With Big Pharma?

Ultimate Resource Covering The Crisis Taking Place In The Nickel Market

Virginia-Based Defense Contractor Working For U.S. National-Security Agencies Use Google Apps To Secretly Steal Your Data

Apple Along With Meta And Secret Service Agents Fooled By Law Enforcement Impersonators

Handy Tech That Can Support Your Fitness Goals

How To Naturally Increase Your White Blood Cell Count

Ultimate Source For Russians Oligarchs And The Impact Of Sanctions On Them

Ultimate Source For Bitcoin Price Manipulation By Wall Street

Russia, Sri Lanka And Lebanon’s Defaults Could Be The First Of Many (#GotBitcoin)

Will Community Group Buying Work In The US?

Building And Running Businesses In The ‘Spirit Of Bitcoin’

Belgium Arrests EU Lawmaker, Four Others In Corruption Probe Linked To European Parliament (#GotBitcoin)

What Is The Mysterious Liver Disease Hurting (And Killing) Children?

Citigroup Trader Is Scapegoat For Flash Crash In European Stocks (#GotBitcoin)

Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker Shows Details Of More Than 300 Active And Settled Court Cases Since 2013

Bird Flu Outbreak Approaches Worst Ever In U.S. With 37 Million Animals Dead

Financial Inequality Grouped By Race For Blacks, Whites And Hispanics

How Black Businesses Can Prosper From Targeting A Trillion-Dollar Black Culture Market (#GotBitcoin)

Bitcoin Buyers Flock To Investment Clubs Such As “Black Bitcoin Billionaires” To Learn Rules of The Road

Ultimate Resource For Central Bank Digital Currencies (#GotBitcoin) Page#2

Meet The Crypto Angel Investor Running For Congress In Nevada (#GotBitcoin?)

Introducing BTCPay Vault – Use Any Hardware Wallet With BTCPay And Its Full Node (#GotBitcoin?)

How Not To Lose Your Coins In 2020: Alternative Recovery Methods (#GotBitcoin?)

H.R.5635 – Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act of 2020 ($200.00 Limit) 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Adam Back On Satoshi Emails, Privacy Concerns And Bitcoin’s Early Days

The Prospect of Using Bitcoin To Build A New International Monetary System Is Getting Real

How To Raise Funds For Australia Wildfire Relief Efforts (Using Bitcoin And/Or Fiat )

Former Regulator Known As ‘Crypto Dad’ To Launch Digital-Dollar Think Tank (#GotBitcoin?)

Currency ‘Cold War’ Takes Center Stage At Pre-Davos Crypto Confab (#GotBitcoin?)

A Blockchain-Secured Home Security Camera Won Innovation Awards At CES 2020 Las Vegas

Bitcoin’s Had A Sensational 11 Years (#GotBitcoin?)

Sergey Nazarov And The Creation Of A Decentralized Network Of Oracles

Google Suspends MetaMask From Its Play App Store, Citing “Deceptive Services”

Christmas Shopping: Where To Buy With Crypto This Festive Season

At 8,990,000% Gains, Bitcoin Dwarfs All Other Investments This Decade

Coinbase CEO Armstrong Wins Patent For Tech Allowing Users To Email Bitcoin

Bitcoin Has Got Society To Think About The Nature Of Money

How DeFi Goes Mainstream In 2020: Focus On Usability (#GotBitcoin?)

Dissidents And Activists Have A Lot To Gain From Bitcoin, If Only They Knew It (#GotBitcoin?)

At A Refugee Camp In Iraq, A 16-Year-Old Syrian Is Teaching Crypto Basics

Bitclub Scheme Busted In The US, Promising High Returns From Mining

Bitcoin Advertised On French National TV

Germany: New Proposed Law Would Legalize Banks Holding Bitcoin

How To Earn And Spend Bitcoin On Black Friday 2019

The Ultimate List of Bitcoin Developments And Accomplishments

Charities Put A Bitcoin Twist On Giving Tuesday

Family Offices Finally Accept The Benefits of Investing In Bitcoin

An Army Of Bitcoin Devs Is Battle-Testing Upgrades To Privacy And Scaling

Bitcoin ‘Carry Trade’ Can Net Annual Gains With Little Risk, Says PlanB

Max Keiser: Bitcoin’s ‘Self-Settlement’ Is A Revolution Against Dollar

Blockchain Can And Will Replace The IRS

China Seizes The Blockchain Opportunity. How Should The US Respond? (#GotBitcoin?)

Jack Dorsey: You Can Buy A Fraction Of Berkshire Stock Or ‘Stack Sats’

Bitcoin Price Skyrockets $500 In Minutes As Bakkt BTC Contracts Hit Highs

Bitcoin’s Irreversibility Challenges International Private Law: Legal Scholar

Bitcoin Has Already Reached 40% Of Average Fiat Currency Lifespan

Yes, Even Bitcoin HODLers Can Lose Money In The Long-Term: Here’s How (#GotBitcoin?)

Unicef To Accept Donations In Bitcoin (#GotBitcoin?)

Former Prosecutor Asked To “Shut Down Bitcoin” And Is Now Face Of Crypto VC Investing (#GotBitcoin?)

Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Is Bringing Blockchain To Zurich

Next Bitcoin Halving May Not Lead To Bull Market, Says Bitmain CEO

Tim Draper Bets On Unstoppable Domain’s .Crypto Domain Registry To Replace Wallet Addresses (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Developer Amir Taaki, “We Can Crash National Economies” (#GotBitcoin?)

Veteran Crypto And Stocks Trader Shares 6 Ways To Invest And Get Rich

Have I Missed The Boat? – Best Ways To Purchase Cryptocurrency

Is Chainlink Blazing A Trail Independent Of Bitcoin?

Nearly $10 Billion In BTC Is Held In Wallets Of 8 Crypto Exchanges (#GotBitcoin?)

SEC Enters Settlement Talks With Alleged Fraudulent Firm Veritaseum (#GotBitcoin?)

Blockstream’s Samson Mow: Bitcoin’s Block Size Already ‘Too Big’

Attorneys Seek Bank Of Ireland Execs’ Testimony Against OneCoin Scammer (#GotBitcoin?)

OpenLibra Plans To Launch Permissionless Fork Of Facebook’s Stablecoin (#GotBitcoin?)

Tiny $217 Options Trade On Bitcoin Blockchain Could Be Wall Street’s Death Knell (#GotBitcoin?)

Class Action Accuses Tether And Bitfinex Of Market Manipulation (#GotBitcoin?)

Sharia Goldbugs: How ISIS Created A Currency For World Domination (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Eyes Demand As Hong Kong Protestors Announce Bank Run (#GotBitcoin?)

How To Securely Transfer Crypto To Your Heirs

‘Gold-Backed’ Crypto Token Promoter Karatbars Investigated By Florida Regulators (#GotBitcoin?)

Crypto News From The Spanish-Speaking World (#GotBitcoin?)

Financial Services Giant Morningstar To Offer Ratings For Crypto Assets (#GotBitcoin?)

‘Gold-Backed’ Crypto Token Promoter Karatbars Investigated By Florida Regulators (#GotBitcoin?)

The Original Sins Of Cryptocurrencies (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Is The Fraud? JPMorgan Metals Desk Fixed Gold Prices For Years (#GotBitcoin?)

Israeli Startup That Allows Offline Crypto Transactions Secures $4M (#GotBitcoin?)

[PSA] Non-genuine Trezor One Devices Spotted (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Stronger Than Ever But No One Seems To Care: Google Trends (#GotBitcoin?)

First-Ever SEC-Qualified Token Offering In US Raises $23 Million (#GotBitcoin?)

You Can Now Prove A Whole Blockchain With One Math Problem – Really

Crypto Mining Supply Fails To Meet Market Demand In Q2: TokenInsight

$2 Billion Lost In Mt. Gox Bitcoin Hack Can Be Recovered, Lawyer Claims (#GotBitcoin?)

Fed Chair Says Agency Monitoring Crypto But Not Developing Its Own (#GotBitcoin?)

Wesley Snipes Is Launching A Tokenized $25 Million Movie Fund (#GotBitcoin?)

Mystery 94K BTC Transaction Becomes Richest Non-Exchange Address (#GotBitcoin?)

A Crypto Fix For A Broken International Monetary System (#GotBitcoin?)

Four Out Of Five Top Bitcoin QR Code Generators Are Scams: Report (#GotBitcoin?)

Waves Platform And The Abyss To Jointly Launch Blockchain-Based Games Marketplace (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitmain Ramps Up Power And Efficiency With New Bitcoin Mining Machine (#GotBitcoin?)

Ledger Live Now Supports Over 1,250 Ethereum-Based ERC-20 Tokens (#GotBitcoin?)

Miss Finland: Bitcoin’s Risk Keeps Most Women Away From Cryptocurrency (#GotBitcoin?)

Artist Akon Loves BTC And Says, “It’s Controlled By The People” (#GotBitcoin?)

Ledger Live Now Supports Over 1,250 Ethereum-Based ERC-20 Tokens (#GotBitcoin?)

Co-Founder Of LinkedIn Presents Crypto Rap Video: Hamilton Vs. Satoshi (#GotBitcoin?)

Crypto Insurance Market To Grow, Lloyd’s Of London And Aon To Lead (#GotBitcoin?)

No ‘AltSeason’ Until Bitcoin Breaks $20K, Says Hedge Fund Manager (#GotBitcoin?)

NSA Working To Develop Quantum-Resistant Cryptocurrency: Report (#GotBitcoin?)

Custody Provider Legacy Trust Launches Crypto Pension Plan (#GotBitcoin?)

Vaneck, SolidX To Offer Limited Bitcoin ETF For Institutions Via Exemption (#GotBitcoin?)

Russell Okung: From NFL Superstar To Bitcoin Educator In 2 Years (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Miners Made $14 Billion To Date Securing The Network (#GotBitcoin?)

Why Does Amazon Want To Hire Blockchain Experts For Its Ads Division?

Argentina’s Economy Is In A Technical Default (#GotBitcoin?)

Blockchain-Based Fractional Ownership Used To Sell High-End Art (#GotBitcoin?)

Portugal Tax Authority: Bitcoin Trading And Payments Are Tax-Free (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin ‘Failed Safe Haven Test’ After 7% Drop, Peter Schiff Gloats (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Dev Reveals Multisig UI Teaser For Hardware Wallets, Full Nodes (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Price: $10K Holds For Now As 50% Of CME Futures Set To Expire (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Realized Market Cap Hits $100 Billion For The First Time (#GotBitcoin?)

Stablecoins Begin To Look Beyond The Dollar (#GotBitcoin?)

Bank Of England Governor: Libra-Like Currency Could Replace US Dollar (#GotBitcoin?)

Binance Reveals ‘Venus’ — Its Own Project To Rival Facebook’s Libra (#GotBitcoin?)

The Real Benefits Of Blockchain Are Here. They’re Being Ignored (#GotBitcoin?)

CommBank Develops Blockchain Market To Boost Biodiversity (#GotBitcoin?)

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize To Record Stock Transfers (#GotBitcoin?)

SegWit Creator Introduces New Language For Bitcoin Smart Contracts (#GotBitcoin?)

You Can Now Earn Bitcoin Rewards For Postmates Purchases (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Price ‘Will Struggle’ In Big Financial Crisis, Says Investor (#GotBitcoin?)

Fidelity Charitable Received Over $100M In Crypto Donations Since 2015 (#GotBitcoin?)

Would Blockchain Better Protect User Data Than FaceApp? Experts Answer (#GotBitcoin?)

Just The Existence Of Bitcoin Impacts Monetary Policy (#GotBitcoin?)

What Are The Biggest Alleged Crypto Heists And How Much Was Stolen? (#GotBitcoin?)

IRS To Cryptocurrency Owners: Come Clean, Or Else!

Coinbase Accidentally Saves Unencrypted Passwords Of 3,420 Customers (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Is A ‘Chaos Hedge, Or Schmuck Insurance‘ (#GotBitcoin?)

Bakkt Announces September 23 Launch Of Futures And Custody

Coinbase CEO: Institutions Depositing $200-400M Into Crypto Per Week (#GotBitcoin?)

Researchers Find Monero Mining Malware That Hides From Task Manager (#GotBitcoin?)

Crypto Dusting Attack Affects Nearly 300,000 Addresses (#GotBitcoin?)

A Case For Bitcoin As Recession Hedge In A Diversified Investment Portfolio (#GotBitcoin?)

SEC Guidance Gives Ammo To Lawsuit Claiming XRP Is Unregistered Security (#GotBitcoin?)

15 Countries To Develop Crypto Transaction Tracking System: Report (#GotBitcoin?)

US Department Of Commerce Offering 6-Figure Salary To Crypto Expert (#GotBitcoin?)

Mastercard Is Building A Team To Develop Crypto, Wallet Projects (#GotBitcoin?)

Canadian Bitcoin Educator Scams The Scammer And Donates Proceeds (#GotBitcoin?)

Amazon Wants To Build A Blockchain For Ads, New Job Listing Shows (#GotBitcoin?)

Shield Bitcoin Wallets From Theft Via Time Delay (#GotBitcoin?)

Blockstream Launches Bitcoin Mining Farm With Fidelity As Early Customer (#GotBitcoin?)

Commerzbank Tests Blockchain Machine To Machine Payments With Daimler (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin’s Historical Returns Look Very Attractive As Online Banks Lower Payouts On Savings Accounts (#GotBitcoin?)

Man Takes Bitcoin Miner Seller To Tribunal Over Electricity Bill And Wins (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin’s Computing Power Sets Record As Over 100K New Miners Go Online (#GotBitcoin?)

Walmart Coin And Libra Perform Major Public Relations For Bitcoin (#GotBitcoin?)

Judge Says Buying Bitcoin Via Credit Card Not Necessarily A Cash Advance (#GotBitcoin?)

Poll: If You’re A Stockowner Or Crypto-Currency Holder. What Will You Do When The Recession Comes?

1 In 5 Crypto Holders Are Women, New Report Reveals (#GotBitcoin?)

Beating Bakkt, Ledgerx Is First To Launch ‘Physical’ Bitcoin Futures In Us (#GotBitcoin?)

Facebook Warns Investors That Libra Stablecoin May Never Launch (#GotBitcoin?)

Government Money Printing Is ‘Rocket Fuel’ For Bitcoin (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin-Friendly Square Cash App Stock Price Up 56% In 2019 (#GotBitcoin?)

Safeway Shoppers Can Now Get Bitcoin Back As Change At 894 US Stores (#GotBitcoin?)

TD Ameritrade CEO: There’s ‘Heightened Interest Again’ With Bitcoin (#GotBitcoin?)

Venezuela Sets New Bitcoin Volume Record Thanks To 10,000,000% Inflation (#GotBitcoin?)

Newegg Adds Bitcoin Payment Option To 73 More Countries (#GotBitcoin?)

China’s Schizophrenic Relationship With Bitcoin (#GotBitcoin?)

More Companies Build Products Around Crypto Hardware Wallets (#GotBitcoin?)

Bakkt Is Scheduled To Start Testing Its Bitcoin Futures Contracts Today (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Network Now 8 Times More Powerful Than It Was At $20K Price (#GotBitcoin?)

Crypto Exchange BitMEX Under Investigation By CFTC: Bloomberg (#GotBitcoin?)

“Bitcoin An ‘Unstoppable Force,” Says US Congressman At Crypto Hearing (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Network Is Moving $3 Billion Daily, Up 210% Since April (#GotBitcoin?)

Cryptocurrency Startups Get Partial Green Light From Washington

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee: Bitcoin Pullback Is Healthy, Fewer Searches Аre Good (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Lightning Nodes Are Snatching Funds From Bad Actors (#GotBitcoin?)

The Provident Bank Now Offers Deposit Services For Crypto-Related Entities (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Could Help Stop News Censorship From Space (#GotBitcoin?)

US Sanctions On Iran Crypto Mining — Inevitable Or Impossible? (#GotBitcoin?)

US Lawmaker Reintroduces ‘Safe Harbor’ Crypto Tax Bill In Congress (#GotBitcoin?)

EU Central Bank Won’t Add Bitcoin To Reserves — Says It’s Not A Currency (#GotBitcoin?)

The Miami Dolphins Now Accept Bitcoin And Litecoin Crypt-Currency Payments (#GotBitcoin?)

Trump Bashes Bitcoin And Alt-Right Is Mad As Hell (#GotBitcoin?)

Goldman Sachs Ramps Up Development Of New Secret Crypto Project (#GotBitcoin?)

Blockchain And AI Bond, Explained (#GotBitcoin?)

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Outperformed Indexes In First Half Of 2019 (#GotBitcoin?)

XRP Is The Worst Performing Major Crypto Of 2019 (GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Back Near $12K As BTC Shorters Lose $44 Million In One Morning (#GotBitcoin?)

As Deutsche Bank Axes 18K Jobs, Bitcoin Offers A ‘Plan ฿”: VanEck Exec (#GotBitcoin?)

Argentina Drives Global LocalBitcoins Volume To Highest Since November (#GotBitcoin?)

‘I Would Buy’ Bitcoin If Growth Continues — Investment Legend Mobius (#GotBitcoin?)

Lawmakers Push For New Bitcoin Rules (#GotBitcoin?)

Facebook’s Libra Is Bad For African Americans (#GotBitcoin?)

Crypto Firm Charity Announces Alliance To Support Feminine Health (#GotBitcoin?)

Canadian Startup Wants To Upgrade Millions Of ATMs To Sell Bitcoin (#GotBitcoin?)

Trump Says US ‘Should Match’ China’s Money Printing Game (#GotBitcoin?)

Casa Launches Lightning Node Mobile App For Bitcoin Newbies (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Rally Fuels Market In Crypto Derivatives (#GotBitcoin?)

World’s First Zero-Fiat ‘Bitcoin Bond’ Now Available On Bloomberg Terminal (#GotBitcoin?)

Buying Bitcoin Has Been Profitable 98.2% Of The Days Since Creation (#GotBitcoin?)

Another Crypto Exchange Receives License For Crypto Futures

From ‘Ponzi’ To ‘We’re Working On It’ — BIS Chief Reverses Stance On Crypto (#GotBitcoin?)

These Are The Cities Googling ‘Bitcoin’ As Interest Hits 17-Month High (#GotBitcoin?)

Venezuelan Explains How Bitcoin Saves His Family (#GotBitcoin?)

Quantum Computing Vs. Blockchain: Impact On Cryptography

This Fund Is Riding Bitcoin To Top (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin’s Surge Leaves Smaller Digital Currencies In The Dust (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Exchange Hits $1 Trillion In Trading Volume (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Breaks $200 Billion Market Cap For The First Time In 17 Months (#GotBitcoin?)

You Can Now Make State Tax Payments In Bitcoin (#GotBitcoin?)

Religious Organizations Make Ideal Places To Mine Bitcoin (#GotBitcoin?)

Goldman Sacs And JP Morgan Chase Finally Concede To Crypto-Currencies (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Heading For Fifth Month Of Gains Despite Price Correction (#GotBitcoin?)

Breez Reveals Lightning-Powered Bitcoin Payments App For IPhone (#GotBitcoin?)

Big Four Auditing Firm PwC Releases Cryptocurrency Auditing Software (#GotBitcoin?)

Amazon-Owned Twitch Quietly Brings Back Bitcoin Payments (#GotBitcoin?)

JPMorgan Will Pilot ‘JPM Coin’ Stablecoin By End Of 2019: Report (#GotBitcoin?)

Is There A Big Short In Bitcoin? (#GotBitcoin?)

Coinbase Hit With Outage As Bitcoin Price Drops $1.8K In 15 Minutes

Samourai Wallet Releases Privacy-Enhancing CoinJoin Feature (#GotBitcoin?)

There Are Now More Than 5,000 Bitcoin ATMs Around The World (#GotBitcoin?)

You Can Now Get Bitcoin Rewards When Booking At Hotels.Com (#GotBitcoin?)

North America’s Largest Solar Bitcoin Mining Farm Coming To California (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin On Track For Best Second Quarter Price Gain On Record (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Hash Rate Climbs To New Record High Boosting Network Security (#GotBitcoin?)

Bitcoin Exceeds 1Million Active Addresses While Coinbase Custodies $1.3B In Assets

Why Bitcoin’s Price Suddenly Surged Back $5K (#GotBitcoin?)

Zebpay Becomes First Exchange To Add Lightning Payments For All Users (#GotBitcoin?)

Coinbase’s New Customer Incentive: Interest Payments, With A Crypto Twist (#GotBitcoin?)

The Best Bitcoin Debit (Cashback) Cards Of 2019 (#GotBitcoin?)

Real Estate Brokerages Now Accepting Bitcoin (#GotBitcoin?)

Ernst & Young Introduces Tax Tool For Reporting Cryptocurrencies (#GotBitcoin?)

Recession Is Looming, or Not. Here’s How To Know (#GotBitcoin?)

How Will Bitcoin Behave During A Recession? (#GotBitcoin?)

Many U.S. Financial Officers Think a Recession Will Hit Next Year (#GotBitcoin?)

Definite Signs of An Imminent Recession (#GotBitcoin?)

What A Recession Could Mean for Women’s Unemployment (#GotBitcoin?)

Investors Run Out of Options As Bitcoin, Stocks, Bonds, Oil Cave To Recession Fears (#GotBitcoin?)

Goldman Is Looking To Reduce “Marcus” Lending Goal On Credit (Recession) Caution (#GotBitcoin?)

Our Facebook Page

Your Questions And Comments Are Greatly Appreciated.

Monty H. & Carolyn A.


Go back

Leave a Reply