What are children eating these days that are causing more cases of inflammatory bowel disease? Could it be the gluten from genetically changed grains, other GMO foods, or additives and chemicals to fight infection in the animals or milk products eaten by kids either at home, in restaurants, or in schools?
This article is based on a presentation given at the annual conference of Consumer Health of Canada, March 2002. This article was updated and references added in March, 2011.
WE HAVE ALWAYS PROCESSED OUR FOOD; this is an activity that is uniquely human. We cook our food—that is one type of processing--as well as ferment, grind, soak, chop and dry. All of these are types of food processing.
In 2011, a report was issued from the Food and Drug Administration blasting roxarsone, an arsenic-based drug used in chicken production. The FDA announced the Pfizer-made drug was contaminating chicken sold to the American people at a high level. After the scathing report, Pfizer voluntarily pulled roxarsone. But, the arsenic scare isn't over.
Increasingly stricken by a disease that leaves them shriveled, discolored and sour, Florida oranges are the latest target for genetic manipulators who are right now working on a new variety of genetically modified (GM) orange that could end up containing pig genes. According to The New York Times (NYT), the disease, known as citrus greening, threatens the entire domestic orange industry, which is why some of Florida's largest citrus producers see no other option but to fund the development of GM oranges.
Millions of packages of string cheese made by Kraft Foods and sold under the Kraft and Polly-O brands are being recalled because they can spoil before the dates on the packages, according to an announcement distributed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Consumer complaints about the cheese spoiling too soon led to the recall, Kraft said. A factory in upstate New York was the source of the cheese in question. Production there was halted and the company said it is investigating what caused the problem.
Canadian researchers have found that high-fructose corn syrup can cause behavioral reactions in rats 'similar to those produced by drugs of abuse, such as cocaine'.
Professor Francesco Leri of the University of Guelph, who carried out the research, said it suggested there was an addictive quality to foods that contain high levels of high-fructose corn syrup which could explain, at least partly, the current global obesity epidemic.
A new study has found what many studies have already concluded – that the junk food plaguing grocery store shelves alters certain parts of your brain responsible for levels of hunger, thirst, and the body's natural rhythms and cycles. In other words, processed foods and junk foods are addictive.
Every bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Every single one.
Over a year ago, in May of 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported on a Stanford University study. Daniel Madigan, a marine ecologist who led the study, was quoted as saying, "The tuna packaged it up (the radiation) and brought it across the world's largest ocean. We were definitely surprised to see it at all and even more surprised to see it in every one we measured."