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  • Foster Farms Responds to Chicken Salmonella Outbreaks
    Foster Farms Responds to Chicken Salmonella Outbreaks
    Foster Farms chicken may have infected and sickened more than 10,000 people due to contamination of the meat with fecal material.
  • Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken
    Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken
    The level of multi-drug antibiotic resistant bacteria contamination is compared between meat from animals raised conventionally and certified organic meat from animals raised without being fed...
  • Yersinia in Pork
    Yersinia in Pork
    This week Consumer Reports released a study showing the majority of retail pork tested was contaminated with antibiotic resistant strains of the foodborne bacteria Yersinia enterocolitica.
  • Ractopamine in Pork
    Ractopamine in Pork
    BREAKING NEWS video: An analysis of yesterday's Consumer Reports finding that 1 in 5 samples of retail pork tested positive for the growth-promoting drug ractopamine. Tomorrow, I will cover their...
  • Plant-Based Bioidentical Hormones
    Plant-Based Bioidentical Hormones
    Do compounded bio-identical hormones for menopause carry the same risks as conventional hormone replacement drugs such as Premarin?
  • Heavy Metals in Protein Powder Supplements
    Heavy Metals in Protein Powder Supplements
    A Consumer Reports investigation into the safety of protein supplements found that more than half exceed the California prop 65 "Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act" action levels.
  • Amla and Triphala Tested for Metals
    Amla and Triphala Tested for Metals
    Both U.S.-made and imported Ayurvedic dietary supplements have high contamination rates of toxic metals such as mercury, though only a small fraction of the levels found in canned tuna.
  • Salt OK if Blood Pressure is OK?
    Salt OK if Blood Pressure is OK?
    If your blood pressure is normal is there any reason to avoid sodium?