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July 6, 2012
Dead Meat Bacteria Endotoxemia
The high bacteria load in raw or cooked animal foods and fermented foods may trigger an endotoxemic surge of inflammation that may be exacerbated by the presence of saturated animal fat.
May 23, 2012
Amnesic Seafood Poisoning
There's a rare toxin called domoic acid that can turn up in tuna and other seafood and cause anterograde amnesia, the loss of short-term memory popularized in the movie Memento.
April 10, 2012
Poultry and Penis Cancer
The largest study to date on poultry workers found a significantly increased risk of dying from penile cancer, thought to be due to exposure to oncogenic (cancer-causing) chicken viruses, which raise..
April 9, 2012
Chicken Dioxins, Viruses, or Antibiotics?
The association between poultry and cancer may be explained by the presence in chickens' and turkeys' flesh of industrial carcinogens such as dioxins, oncogenic (cancer-causing) viruses, and/or the..
November 17, 2011
Salmonella, the leading cause of food-poisoning related death, can survive most common egg cooking methods including scrambled, over-easy, and sunny-side-up. Cross-contamination onto fingers,..
October 18, 2010
Drug Residues in Meat
The U.S. Inspector General cites the USDA for failing to safeguard the meat supply from drug residues.
October 15, 2010
October 8, 2010
Hepatitis E Virus in Pork
The discovery of infectious hepatitis E virus in retail pork products may help explain the purported association between liver failure and pork consumption.