Showing posts with label Food safety. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food safety. Show all posts

Friday, 8 December 2017

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’

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

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

CBCnews
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.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

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.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

'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.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

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.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Pesticides Found in 12.5% of Indian Food Samples

AgroNews

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.

Monday, 7 September 2015

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

CLIMATEPROGRESS
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.

Does your place of residence make you immune from climate calamity? I think not! (Opinion)

by Larry Powell I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard one of my fellow "prairie dogs" remark, how "lucky" or...