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June 19, 2012
Unsafe at Any Feed
In a national survey, fewer than half of the participants realized meat contaminated with fecal food-poisoning bacteria such as Salmonella can still legally be sold. Rather than producing safe...
June 13, 2012
Tongue Worm in Human Eye
A case report (and video) of the worm-like, bloodsucking parasite Linguatula serrata found in organ meats that can migrate through the intestinal wall, into the bloodstream, and then inside one's...
May 22, 2012
SAD States: Standard American Diet State-By-State Comparison
The Standard American Diet is worsening and falls far from the CDC goals for minimal fruit and vegetable intake, with some states doing worse than others.
January 20, 2012
Some Ayurvedic Medicine Worse Than Lead Paint Exposure
Triphala, a combination of three fruits--amla, bibhitaki, and haritaki fruits—is the most commonly used herbal formulation in Ayurvedic medicine and may have powerful anti-cancer properties....
November 23, 2011
MRSA in U.S. Retail Meat
More than a thousand retail meat samples have been tested for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) contamination in North America.
November 21, 2011
U.S. Meat Supply Flying at Half Staph
An investigation finds 47% of U.S. retail meat tested is contaminated with staph (Staphylococcus) bacteria. Turkey appears most likely to harbor contagion.
October 31, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: It’s All Greek to the USDA
Unlike the United States, where the agriculture department is the lead agency on formulating dietary recommendations, other countries such as Greece rely on their health department. What do their...
October 21, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: With a Grain of Big Salt
The National Dairy Council teams up with the Salt Institute to downplay the risk of sodium in the American diet.
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