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  • Unsafe at Any Feed
    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...
  • Tongue Worm in Human Eye
    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...
  • SAD States: Standard American Diet State-By-State Comparison
    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.
  • Some Ayurvedic Medicine Worse Than Lead Paint Exposure
    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....
  • MRSA in U.S. Retail Meat
    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.
  • U.S. Meat Supply Flying at Half Staph
    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.
  • Dietary Guidelines: It’s All Greek to the USDA
    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...
  • Dietary Guidelines: With a Grain of Big Salt
    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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