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February 27, 2012
Bacon and Botulism
The nitrite preservatives in processed meats such as bologna, bacon, ham, and hot dogs form carcinogenic nitrosamines but also reduce the growth of botulism bacteria, forcing regulators to strike a..
February 23, 2012
Is Bacon Good or Is Spinach Bad?
If the nitrates in vegetables such as greens are health-promoting because they can be turned into nitrites and then nitric oxide inside our bodies, what about the nitrites added to cured meats such..
November 23, 2011
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.
November 22, 2011
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus "superbug" found not only contaminating the U.S. retail meat supply but isolated from air samples outside swine CAFOs.
November 21, 2011
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.
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,..
September 9, 2011
Too Much Iodine Can Be as Bad as Too Little
Excessive intake of kelp (kombu) or thyroid-containing sausages can lead to iodine toxicity.
September 5, 2011
Avoiding Epilepsy Through Diet
Avoiding pork tapeworm parasites (cysticercosis) is not as easy as just avoiding pork.
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