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9 Sandwich Ingredients That Are Healthy—Or Super Bad For You
August 18, 2014 – 11:46 pm | No Comment
9 Sandwich Ingredients That Are Healthy—Or Super Bad For You

 
 
 
 
 
When I talk to my clients about their favorite meals, many will say, “Well, I love a good sandwich.” I get it. There’s just something very satisfying about picking up your lunch with both hands …

More than 330 Public Health Experts Call on FDA to Label Added Sugar
August 18, 2014 – 11:42 pm | No Comment
More than 330 Public Health Experts Call on FDA to Label Added Sugar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
More than 330 scientists, physicians and public health officials are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include a line for added sugar on the ubiquitous Nutrition Facts label.
In a letter submitted as a public comment …

How Tainted Food Slips Through The Cracks In Our Food Safety System
August 14, 2014 – 4:36 am | No Comment
How Tainted Food Slips Through The Cracks In Our Food Safety System

 
 
 
 
 
 
More than two weeks into the nation’s first criminal trial stemming from a nationwide outbreak of a foodborne illness, jurors learned that U.S. food safety often relies on the words of manufacturers rather than actual …

Watch This, And You May Never Look At Cheeseburgers The Same Way Again
August 4, 2014 – 6:02 am | No Comment
Watch This, And You May Never Look At Cheeseburgers The Same Way Again

 
 
 
 
 
Warning: This may destroy cheeseburgers for you forever.
Hydrochloric acid is a strong compound that has many industrial uses, from removing rust from steel to processing leather. It’s also found in your stomach.
In fact, a stomach-churning episode …

10 Things People Have No Clue Are Inside Meat
August 3, 2014 – 12:27 am | No Comment
10 Things People Have No Clue Are Inside Meat

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The factory farmed meat industry tells us that beef is a nutritional powerhouse with essential nutrients we need for energy. They tell us that meat is one of the best sources of iron and packed …

Should You Worry About Mystery Chicken Imported from China?
July 30, 2014 – 6:03 am | No Comment
Should You Worry About Mystery Chicken Imported from China?

 
 
 
 
 
China’s food industry has been marred with numerous safety problems in recent years. From the H7N9 and H5N1 bird flu virus to certain types of meat being passed off as others, they haven’t exactly been …

Your Great Grandmother’s Exposure to Pesticides Could Be Making You Obese
July 28, 2014 – 4:14 am | No Comment
Your Great Grandmother’s Exposure to Pesticides Could Be Making You Obese

The effects of pesticides can span three generations, according to the latest research

They found that exposure to the pesticide methoxychlor, for example, can contribute to diseases in descendants up to three generations later, suggesting that …

Banned in 160 Nations, Why is Ractopamine in U.S. Pork? (Op-Ed)
July 28, 2014 – 4:08 am | No Comment
Banned in 160 Nations, Why is Ractopamine in U.S. Pork? (Op-Ed)

 
 
 
 
 
 
If you care about the drugs that make it into the United States’ food supply — or only about what happens to the animals that supply us with meat — you should care about ractopamine. …

Phthalates Are Out Of Children’s Toys, But In Your Food
July 16, 2014 – 11:39 pm | No Comment
Phthalates Are Out Of Children’s Toys, But In Your Food

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just when you thought that phthalates, chemicals added to plastics to make them more flexible, were off your radar, think again.
Back in 2008, after these chemicals were shown to disrupt the endocrine system, the U.S. …

Report: Virtually All Food Imported Into U.S. Not Inspected By FDA
July 2, 2014 – 3:17 am | No Comment
Report: Virtually All Food Imported Into U.S. Not Inspected By FDA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Virtually all of the food imported into the United States reaches consumers without being inspected by the federal government, putting the nation at risk of exposure to food-borne illnesses.
An investigation by FairWarning and Investigative News …