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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 …

Multi-billion Dollar Beer Company Agrees To Post All Ingredients Online
July 2, 2014 – 2:47 am | No Comment
Multi-billion Dollar Beer Company Agrees To Post All Ingredients Online

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Great news! – Food Babe and her followers have managed to get brewing company Anheuser-Busch, makers of Budweiser, as well as MillerCoors (behind Miller Lite and Coors Lite) to publish all ingredients for some of …

Are we really allergic to food or are we allergic to what’s been done to it?
June 29, 2014 – 3:57 am | No Comment
Are we really allergic to food or are we allergic to what’s been done to it?

 
 
 
 
 
 
In this video Robyn O’Brien presents “The New Food Economy” on TED. Here she talks about what has been done to our food and what’s is continuing to happen. One theory for the recent boom …

How food companies exploit Americans with ingredients banned in other countries
June 25, 2014 – 2:33 am | No Comment
How food companies exploit Americans with ingredients banned in other countries

 
 
 
 
 
 
It’s rather ironic that the United States is a world-leader in research and development, but lags behind other countries in the types of ingredients it allows in its food. There is much controversy surrounding the …

Can Aspartame Make You Blind?
June 13, 2014 – 10:20 pm | No Comment
Can Aspartame Make You Blind?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What would readers think about aspartame, the artificial sweetener that’s an ingredient in thousands of products, if you were privy to information regarding its harmful health effects, plus lawsuits, that have been settled out of …

Consumers Compel Food Makers To Remove HFCS From Products
June 11, 2014 – 4:10 am | No Comment
Consumers Compel Food Makers To Remove HFCS From Products

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In response to a backlash from consumers, a growing number of food and beverage companies have changed their recipes to remove industrial sweeteners that people find objectionable.  We’ve named High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) as …