Showing posts with the label Food safety

WARNING: LANGUAGE IN THIS VIDEO MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME. Bill Mahr reminds us how our contempt for nature and the way we produce food is biting us back.


Canola oil linked to worsened memory and learning ability in Alzheimer's

ScienceDaily Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils,  yet little is known about its health effects.  Now, a study links canola oil consumption in the diet  with.....  Story here. A canola field - a common site  on the Canadian prairies. PinP photo. Related:  Canola study on Alzheimer mice seen as ‘huge stretch’

CFIA fast-tracked tests on genetically modified salmon eggs for exports, documents suggest

CBC news Documents show inspectors with the Canada Food Inspection Agency scrambled to meet deadline for time-sensitive salmon egg test. Story here. A wild Atlantic salmon. Photo credit - Wikipedia.

The FDA Finds Monsanto’s Weed Killer In U.S. Honey

The Huffington Post The Food and Drug Administration, under public pressure to start testing samples of U.S. food for the presence of a pesticide that has been linked to cancer, has some early findings that are not so sweet. Story here.

'Five-Alarm Threat to Our Food Supply': Monsanto-Bayer Merger Advances

CommonDreams Chemical and GMO giants agree on takeover offer worth $66 billion; mega-merger to be reviewed by antitrust agencies worldwide. Story here.

Glyphosate Found in Popular Breakfast Foods in US

EcoWatch Today, the Alliance for Natural Health-USA released the results of food safety testing conducted on an assortment of popular breakfast foods. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing revealed the presence of glyphosate —the most widely used agricultural herbicide—in 11 of the 24 food samples tested. More here.

Pesticides Found in 12.5% of Indian Food Samples

Agro News Identifying a major health hazard, the government has found residues of pesticides in a significant proportion of vegetables, fruits, milk and other food items collected from various retail and wholesale outlets across the country. Story here.

Infectious Diseases Like It Hot: How Climate Change Helps Cholera and Salmonella Outbreaks

CLIMATE PROGRESS Every year, about one million Americans and tens of millions of people worldwide suffer the debilitating effects of salmonella poisoning, episodes sometimes serious enough for hospitalization. Story here. RELATED :  Safeway Canada recalls cucumbers and in-store products.  Items could be contaminated with salmonella.