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FDA and USDA Are Not Protecting Our Food

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  The FDA and USDA are not protecting our food supply. Melamine, lead, mercury, and diethylene glycol are examples of what can get into our food supply. The melamine and diethylene glycol stories are discussed.              

How Well Do Menu Labels Work?

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
  The recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has cleared the way for national requirements regarding posting information about calories, fat, and sodium content. A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in July of 2012 that looked at the impact of menu labels in King County, Washington...

Mad Cow Disease

submitted by: admin on 02/23/2024
The USDA does little to protect the US public against Mad Cow Disease. While there are less than 200 cases of reported of BSE, because of its suspected long incubation period, there is still concern.

Mad Cow Disease in California

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
The first US case of mad cow disease in six years was found in central California in a dairy cow that was not slaughtered for food. It has not been reported to be transmissable in milk. Testing of downer cows is only about 0.2%, so we cannot rest assured that Americans are not being exposed to a lot of cows that have the disease but are not yet sick enough to...

Revising School Nutrition Standards

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Eighty percent of a survey in the US showed that we need better food standards to reduce calories, fat and sodium and encourage fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy. There is some value to this, but there's more. Sugar and high fructose corn syrup should be very limited and certain fats need to be in our diets. Because there are vending machines with fast...

Smarter Lunchrooms Improve Nutrition

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  The USDA in January of 2013 passed regulations designed to make school lunches more nutritious by requiring they increase whole grains and make students select either a fruit or vegetable with their purchased lunch. A study published in the February 2013 Journal of Pediatrics reported that this could be done within 3 hours and for a cost of $50...

The Importance of Micronutrients

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
All we have to be deficient in is one micronutrient and we cannot survive. It is silly that mainstream medicine provides little more than lip service to celllular biochemistry and the absolute necessity of micronutrients. Most of us don't realize that it only takes 6 weeks of no vitamin C intake to develop scurvy! Yet major deficiencies exist in most...

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