Terrorism - Mike Adams Style

In 1998, Mike Adams started Y2K Newswire, a web site that was instrumental in stirring up hysteria regarding the upcoming year 2000 software failures. It is widely reported to have been the most popular web site for information about the allegedly impending crisis. Adams used this distribution medium to publish press releases about his humanitarianism, which included him quoting himself:

"Y2K Newswire, the Internet's most popular Y2K news site, saved the public half a million dollars in just two days by working with two large food distributors to offer below-wholesale prices on long-term storable food. One-year supplies of storable food Mike Adams Terrorism Lead Photowere made available for just $479, less than half the $1000 retail price and even lower than most annual grocery bills... 'We moved half a million dollars in food and didn't make a dime,' said Mike Adams, creator of Y2K Newswire and engineer of the food deal."

He released another press release comparing the supposedly impending Y2K disaster with NBC's thriller, 'Thirst'. It is a fictional film about a crisis in which public water supplies are contaminated in the midst of a heat wave. Adams commented:

"Y2KNEWSWIRE's analysis points out that 'Thirst' teaches viewers a dangerous lesson: that the good guys will always find a last-minute solution and everything work out in the end."

Mike Adams Red Alert Over Y2kAdams argued that people should panic instead of being calm. His solution to the apocalypse was for people to get a Y2K Newswire subscription, for a fee. In November of 1999, Adams shut down Y2KNewswire.com; claiming that he was afraid of being blamed for creating panic.

"Americans always panic in the final moments before any coming crisis for which they are not prepared, whether it be a hurricane, war, or -- I believe -- Y2K. When this happens, officials are going to look for someone to blame. They will never take responsibility for the situation they have caused. Instead, they will attempt to blame the only people who actually tried to prevent the problem: the Internet Y2K skeptics and those people who took action to prepare."

Mike committed a Freudian slip (above) by admitting that the only people who were making a positive difference and trying to prevent problems were those who disagreed with him: the Y2K skeptics. Adams then preemptively attempted to shift the blame for panic onto those who had worked to keep the public calm about the year 2000 switch-over.

Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, Adams again elevated his fear mongering. He wrote that the Japanese radiation, "spans oceans and continents", panicked his audience, and then shamelessly tried to sell them products that were supposed to save them from yet another disaster that wasn't. Adams is almost certainly the person who convinced Alex Jones that the radiation coming from Japan was a real threat to Americans living on the mainland. On March 11th, Jones reported that he believed there was a serious radiation exposure problem in North America, and then Mike followed with his own story the next day. It was a 1-2 punch that sent most of the alternative media into a hysterical frenzy that lasted for months. During this period, Mike and his peers cashed-in on the hysteria, which became obvious from the product questions that we received.

Healthy people who have had no significant exposure to radiation should never take potassium iodide (the main product) because there is a risk of thyroid damage, respiratory distress and heart attacks. The toxicity issues concerning overuse of oral iodine/iodide supplementation epitomizes why we endlessly recommend improving diet as the ideal way to eliminate nutritional deficiencies, instead of retroactively fixing a bad diet with supplements. Mike's audience was indeed at risk; not from the Japanese radiation, but again from his recommendations.

"In a world where a Fukushima-style disaster could happen any day, potassium iodide is an FDA-approved supplement that's scientifically proven to help protect your body from radiation... Click here to get potassium iodide discounted at the Natural News Store." -- Mike Adams

Mike Adams respects F.D.A. science whenever it helps him to sell a product. Potassium iodide does not actually protect the body. It only suppresses the entry of radioactive iodine into the ovaries and thyroid, which may provide some protection for those organs but only those two organs. Concentrated chlorophyll extract is more effective for overall radiation protection, as shown by U.S. Army research. Chlorophyll, the dark green pigment found in some vegetables, is significantly safer and better suited for resisting whole body radiation damage, but it is not sold in the Natural News store.

Countering Think Cartoon of Mike Adams on the Alex Jones Show
Countering Think Credit to Thomas Corriher

"The food and water in Japan is already contaminated, the oceans are radioactive, the air is radioactive, neutron beams are jetting out of the nuclear facility, it's raining yellow water, workers are being hospitalized with radiation burns... Always have extra food available, just in case. Next week on NaturalNews, by the way, we will be announcing the launch of a new line of long-term storable superfoods... The NaturalNews Store has potassium iodide back in stock today." -- Mike Adams

Accomplishing one's agenda through fear is the very definition of terrorism, and such behavior is the antithesis of journalism. Now that Y2K is over, and the Japanese radiation hype has passed, Adams has shifted to parroting whatever Alex Jones reports about the risks of martial law and potential food shortages. His rants about gun ownership rights have an unconscious effect upon his audience, so that they feel a persistent sense of dread that something terrible is going to happen. Adams knows that fear sells, and after all, "The universe wants you to attract more financial resources when you're the right person to decide how to use it".

Adams continually promotes his vegetarian, low-fat, storable foods as the solution to any future food crisis; but in a true survival situation, high-fat foods, proteins and meats would be essential. Vegetarian diets were not even possible before industrialization, because vegetarians quickly develop health conditions without supplements. This is especially true for regions with extreme climates.

"It takes 10 acres to produce the same amount of red meat protein as it does to produce one acre of soy beans. And producing spirulina yields a tenfold increase over the production of soybeans. So think about it: one acre of farmland used to produce spirulina can produce 100 times as much protein as beef and red meat. That will be very important to realize as our world population grows and it becomes increasingly difficult to produce the protein required by the population." -- Mike Adams

Actually, a diet of algae would leave a person with extreme protein deficiencies. Adams neglected to mention how many truckloads of algae are required to get the protein of one steak. He has also been willing to terrorize people with the scam of over-population to push his vegetarian religion. We are not running out of food or land. The United States discards 40% of its food, because much more food is produced than can be sold. With wiser and more ethical food management, America alone could feed the world. At the end of World War II, it almost was.


Jack Verbeek
# Jackv Jack Verbeek 2013-02-08 00:32
Nice article. I have rarely read Adams' newsletters in the last few years as it seemed to me he had swapped our interests for profit. Almost as bad as Mercola who's every post concludes with a supplement that one really should take.
Thanks for the indepth look, it would be nice to see a response from Adams should he acknowledge this article.
Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)
# Reactions to This Article Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor) 2013-02-14 16:00
When we decided to publish this article, we braced ourselves for what we thought would be the inevitable flood of hate mail and comments from fans of Mike Adams. We were shocked to find that just the opposite happened. We are actually getting lots of messages praising our courage and integrity, which by the way, we really enjoy. We can never get enough of those. I write this posting, because other people may have had the same expectation. Due to that expectation, some people may assume that we have been censuring these comments. There has been no need to do that, at least not yet. The only negative correspondence was the first comment posted, which actually supported the points we wanted to make, because the individual essentially admitted that he had no ethics himself, nor did he care about journalistic ethics. So, perhaps that is the best endorsement that we could hope for.

The number of fans that Mike has is obviously much lower than we anticipated, so the problems that we cataloged in the report may not be as severe as we thought. In any case, it makes some very important points that our community needs to consider, so we have no regrets. Again, we would like to say that we love all of the love that we have been getting.
Richard David Pesach ben Avrah
# Mike Adams Dark Predictions for 2013 Richard David Pesach ben Avrah 2013-02-16 16:10
Mike Adams has recently been trying to cash in on the scare market:
Probably trying to sell more survival foods.
Victoria Gautier
# Victoria Gautier 2013-03-18 13:03
Well I think your article was wonderful as is all your other work. I find all your information invaluable. Thanks, and keep up the good work.
Jacob Durant
# Jacob Durant 2013-05-22 14:42
I've been looking into Mike Adams recently and the enerfood green drink. It has chlorella and spirulina in it, you say that this is harmful which i agree if it's not grown in a safe enviroment. Could you send me a link to information on the potential dangers of these algae. Thanks and God bless.
Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2013-05-23 14:25
We have links throughout the article to the sources that we used. We try and do that for all of the articles on this site. We did our research, and we really don't have the time to put together custom bibliographies for people. The information is there if you need it. The bottom line is that you have three choices. You can believe us, not believe us, or do your own research.

In any case, even if algae were completely safe, why would anyone use it over the hundreds of fruits and vegetables that are available, and which were designed for human consumption? Some people just love the idea of eating something novel, but it comes at great consequences, and absolutely no benefit. Unless of course, you are trying to profit from other people's ignorance. Even if you could find some that was absolutely pure and harmless, it is still a diet of pond scum, and there is nothing natural about that. Go ahead and try to improve upon God's engineering if you like, then see how well that works out for you. In principle, it is essentially establishing a Monsanto-style diet.

If you need our help with a real health problem, we are always here.
Nick Grouwen
# Great article Nick Grouwen 2013-09-14 07:26
WOW, that was EXCELLENT information. BOMBSHELL. I knew not to trust this guy when I saw his face on the Alex Jones show. Never trusted him to begin with, but this article just totally exposed him, totally rips off his clothes and makes him run off bare nekkid!
Keith Tauber
# Thanks Keith Tauber 2014-02-06 13:26
I am grateful to find this site and this article in particular. I found it from the Garden of Life Facebook page because of a scathing report Mike Adams wrote about how much heavy metal GOL protein products have. Something GOL disagreed with. Anyway, one of the commenters posted this link so walla.

I am a Christian and my wife and I have began eating Organic foods for almost a year now, at a huge cost I might add. We both have lost weight, feel better and our 2 girls (8 and 9) do not get sick as often as they have previously.

I have followed Mike Adams for a while and began to "get" what he was all about. I used to be "allowed" to comment on his site, not anymore. When I began to question his ethics and suggest that he is really just a salesman, that is when they banned me. It is so apparent that what he writes is for the purpose of selling more product that it is laughable.

However, I will add that I am troubled by GOL (Was owned by Jordan Rubin who is a Christian) that they would not challenge the info that Mike Adams found with his new lab showing extreme high levels of Lead, Mercury and Tungsten. Not to mention that GOL uses a pyramid on their product with their logo up above it making an all seeing eye.

The Bible tells us to not be "ignorant of Satan's devices" and Masonry is one of his devices. The all seeing eye and pyramids are masonic and satanic symbols. It is troubling to see pyramids being used on packaging of professing Christians products.

Anyway, I look forward to reading more on your site. BTW, I have known about corruption, greed and selling all in the name of trying to help people in the health food industry for years. (It is where the term snake oil salesman originated from)It is human nature to be this way. This is why we need salvation and deliverance from ourselves and Satan.

Keep up the good work.
Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)
# Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor) 2014-02-07 18:27
Thank you for the thoughtful and kind comment. Believe it or not, "snake oil" actually refers to an old practice from the allopathic medical establishment. Snake oil was an extract from the echinacea plant, and it really did work against snake bites. The brainwashing and propaganda are so thorough that history has been rewritten to state that it was a fraudulent alternative practice. In our articles about snake bites and spider bites, we discuss the benefits of echinacea in high doses for neutralizing venom.

We are not very familiar with Garden of Life or its products, but we did make a quick inspection. Due to the fact that we saw quinoa, chlorella (algae) and brewers yeast, it would seem very likely that Mike Adams once had a close relationship with somebody high in the company. Most likely, their business arrangement went sour, and in a typical sociopathic manner, Mike Adams became vindictive. We do not have any evidence, but it is a logical deduction based upon the behavior of both the company and Mike Adams.

Mike's lab report was probably a lie, since either he or his lawyers decided that the information needed to be pulled immediately. Any legitimate journalist who has a scientific laboratory backing him up with facts does not run and hide in the shadows.

What is richly ironic about the situation is that there is a good chance that the Garden of Life supplements really do contain heavy metals, because the supplements contain algae. It is something that Mike Adams has recommended for everyone for years, and he sells it at his site -- supposedly as a food for human beings. At some point during Mike's reflection, he may have realized that the source of the heavy metals was the algae, which would have given him greater cause to quickly pull it.
Dev Pero
# adams Dev Pero 2014-02-22 05:44
I noted many years ago that natural news was promoting the agenda of global warming. Something that was a preposterous notion from the outset - it was somthing that made me very wary of his site. It was also notable that as public opinion changed the slant that natural news took also changed. A very slimy tactic.

The site if viewed objectively is telling in that its main promotion is fear.
Looking at the index of titles on the front page it reads like a horror story, classic newspaper sales stance of sensationalism.
Not much needs to be said - he is a business sales man plain and simple.

I enjoyed your write up on Mike Adams. It confirms much of what I suspected but for different reasons. Your reasoning being more thorough!
Eric Rowland
# Splendid, informative article. Eric Rowland 2014-05-16 10:48
Wish that I had read this article before signing up for a trial subscription with HSI, through an ad. on the Natural News website. Adams promoted this company some time ago http://www.naturalnews.com/021887_natural_health_news.html and I have since read several unflattering reviews about them. I am currently attempting to terminate my trial subscription, but this is not quite as straight-forward as taking it out was, surprise, surprise.
Wishing you success in the future.
Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2014-05-16 12:20
We are so not surprised. Have you ever tried to get off of one of his mailing lists, or Mercola's? We doubt that Mike has any friends or associates with scruples, because they could not tolerate him. Apparently, Alex Jones finally dumped him too. We assume that it happened because of how Mike tried to crash the Bitcoin system, but we are not certain. Does anyone know?

We do our best to ensure that our advertisers are honorable and respectable. If you ever notice a disreputable company that has slipped through the net, then please let us know immediately. We have a very low tolerance for garbage, but we see plenty of it.
Harold Dalton
# RE: The Legend of Mike Adams and the Reality Harold Dalton 2014-05-17 03:24
If the F.D.A. ever proved a financial tie [to Amazon Herb], then Adams might find himself in prison for these claims for a very long time.

This is actually pretty easy, at least circumstantially. Adams is CEO of the "Consumer Wellness Center," a 501(c)(3) with EIN 84-1129375. This was formerly known as "Terra Christa Communications." Their last full Form 990, for 2003 (bulk.resource.org/irs.gov/eo/2003_09_EO/84-1129375_990_200212.pdf), was filed July 6, 2004.

After having no revenue the year before, Terra Christa took in an even $100,000 in 2003, essentially all of which was paid to president Terri Pezzi. Almost immediately, Adams began promoting Amazon Herbs (www.naturalnews.com/000358.html):

I personally have no financial involvement in this company, but Terry Pezzi, a distributor of Amazon Herbs, has agreed to donate 50% of her profits to global charities that support nutrition and healing.
Note that although the dateline that appears on that is May 24, 2005, Google has the page itself indexed as of July 30, 2004 (i.imgur.com/VEyA6zf.png). There were no more federal filings until 2007, when Adams took over (starpas.azcc.gov/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=wsbroker1/names-detail.p?name-id=05225664&type=CORPORATION) and changed the name.
Grafton Reed
# About Time Grafton Reed 2014-10-16 10:51
That's the problem..... You don't know who to trust in a field with no regulations. Only the egregious such as Kevin Trudeau get prosecuted. In this field, you guys, in general, hold conventional medicine to a standard different from your own. It's about time you took a good look at individuals like Mike Adams, as a reflection of your own, and what you promote as a whole. Admittedly, it was a hard thing for you to do, and took a long time of looking the other way.
Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)
# RE: About Time Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor) 2016-08-31 18:01
We get people like this all the time.

  • We know who is trustworthy in this field. All of our fans do too. Gafton should leave, since he does not know who is trustworthy.
  • We absolutely do not hold conventional medicine to a different standard, and this very article proves it.
  • We did take a good look at people like Mike Adams. Again, did you notice anything at all about this article?
  • Mike Adams is in no way a reflection of us or anyone whom we would associate with.
  • We do not promote any scams or frauds.

The only thing that Gafton got right was that it really was a hard thing to do, but we did it. No one else could or would do it. What exactly have you done to make things better, Gafton? What exactly, other than accuse us of being no better than our peers for having policed in a way that they were unwilling to? How does our having taken a stand for the truth when nobody else would make us equally bad?

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