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March 22, 2013
Salmonella in Chicken & Turkey: Deadly But Not Illegal
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are Salmonella poisoned by poultry every year, yet it remains legal to sell meat proven to be contaminated.
January 21, 2013
Reducing Cancer Risk In Meateaters
Those who eat meat risk food poisoning from undercooked meat, but also exposure to cooked meat carcinogens in well-cooked meat. By boiling meat, non-vegetarians can mediate their risk of both.
July 26, 2012
Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to...
June 20, 2012
Zero Tolerance to Acceptable Risk
The fish and poultry industries propose moving from a zero tolerance policy on certain dangerous foodborne pathogens to an "acceptable risk" policy given how widely contaminated their products are...
June 14, 2012
Viral Meat Spray
Bacteria-eating viruses (bacteriophages) have been approved as meat additives to reduce the risk of Listeria and Campylobacter found in processed meat and poultry products, but there is a concern...
June 12, 2012
Don’t Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
A profile of the study “Dirty Money: An Investigation into the Hygiene Status of Some of the World’s Currencies as Obtained from Food Outlets.” The level of fecal bacteria contamination on...
April 17, 2012
Meat-Borne Infection Risk from Shopping Carts
Exposure to meat packaging in the supermarket may lead to food poisoning in children placed in shopping carts.
April 16, 2012
Food Poisoning Bacteria Cross-Contamination
The food-poisoning fecal bacteria found in 70% of U.S. retail poultry is destroyed by proper cooking, but contamination of the kitchen environment may place consumers at risk.
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