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  • Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
    Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
    Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to seven servings a day appears to cut asthma exacerbation rates in half, whereas restricting consumption to Standard American Diet levels leads to a...
  • Seeing Red No. 3: Coloring to Dye For
    Seeing Red No. 3: Coloring to Dye For
    The artificial food coloring Red No. 3 has yet to be banned despite its purported role in causing thousands of cases of thyroid cancer.
  • Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies
    Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies
    The dramatic rise of allergic diseases such as eczema and seasonal allergies may be related to dietary exposure to endocrine-disruptor xenoestrogens such as alkylphenol industrial pollutants.
  • Is Meat Glue Safe?
    Is Meat Glue Safe?
    Used in about 8 million pounds of meat every year in the United States, the “meat glue” enzyme, transglutaminase, has potential food safety and allergy implications.
  • How Many Cancers Have Been Caused by Arsenic-Laced Chicken?
    How Many Cancers Have Been Caused by Arsenic-Laced Chicken?
    Arsenic-containing drugs intentionally added to poultry feed to reduce the parasite burden and pinken the meat are apparently converted by cooking into carcinogenic inorganic arsenic compounds.
  • Norovirus Food Poisoning from Pesticides
    Norovirus Food Poisoning from Pesticides
    Organic produce may present less of a food safety risk, given the potential contamination of pesticides with fecal pathogens.
  • Food Antioxidants, Stroke, and Heart Disease
    Food Antioxidants, Stroke, and Heart Disease
    The oxidation of high-fat and cholesterol-rich foods in our stomachs may help explain why eating antioxidant packed foods appears to reduce heart attack and stroke risk.
  • California Children Are Contaminated
    California Children Are Contaminated
    The levels of arsenic, banned pesticides, and dioxins exceeded cancer benchmarks in each of the 364 children tested. Which foods were the primary sources of toxic pollutants for preschoolers and...
  • Who Determines if Food Additives are Safe?
    Who Determines if Food Additives are Safe?
    The safety of food additives is determined not by the FDA, but by the manufacturers of the chemicals themselves.
  • Chicken Salmonella Thanks to Meat Industry Lawsuit
    Chicken Salmonella Thanks to Meat Industry Lawsuit
    The meat industry sued the federal government, winning the right to sell food known to be contaminated with food poisoning bacteria.
  • Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
    Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
    A study involving more than a million kids suggests the striking worldwide variation in childhood rates of allergies, asthma, and eczema is related to diet.
  • Dr. Burkitt’s F-Word Diet
    Dr. Burkitt’s F-Word Diet
    The famous surgeon Denis Burkitt suggests an explanation for why many of our most common and deadliest diseases were rare or even nonexistent in populations eating plant-based diets.
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