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February 7, 2014
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.
January 8, 2014
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...
November 28, 2012
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
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...
November 14, 2012
Plant-Based Bioidentical Hormones
Do compounded bio-identical hormones for menopause carry the same risks as conventional hormone replacement drugs such as Premarin?
June 7, 2012
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.
January 24, 2012
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.
October 26, 2009
Salt OK if Blood Pressure is OK?
If your blood pressure is normal is there any reason to avoid sodium?
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