July 28, 2007 at 3:29 pm (Food and drink)
Recalled Canned Foods Still in Stores
A week later, word hasn’t reached all outlets
selling possibly tainted foods
The Associated Press
Updated: 12:27 p.m. PT July 27, 2007
WASHINGTON – Stores nationwide are continuing to sell recalled canned chili,
stew, hash and other foods potentially contaminated with poisonous bacteria even
after repeated warnings the products could kill.
Thousands of cans are being removed from store shelves as quickly as investigators
find them, more than a week after Castleberry’s Food Co. began recalling more
than 90 potentially contaminated products over fears of botulism contamination.
The recall now covers two years’ production at the company’s Augusta, Ga.,
plant — a tally that spirals into the tens of millions of cans.
Spot checks by the Food and Drug Administration and state officials continue
to turn up recalled products for sale in convenience stores, gas stations and family
run groceries, from Florida to Alaska. The FDA alone has found them in roughly
250 of the more than 3,700 stores visited in nationwide checks, according to
figures the agency provided to The Associated Press.
July 28, 2007 at 3:04 pm (Food and drink)
July 24, 2007 at 11:36 am (Uncategorized)
Yahoo! NewsHealth Food Maker Promotes "China-Free" Products
By Bob TourtellotteFri Jul 6, 3:53 PM ET
It’s bound to go down the wrong way in Beijing: A U.S. health food
company will label its products "China-Free" to ease concerns about
Food for Health International, based in Orem, Utah. Plans call for a
"China-Free" sticker on products such as Food for Health’s "9 a Day-Plus"
capsules, Food for Health’s products are made from organically grown foods
processed and packaged in the United States without chemical additives,
company executives said.
"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food."
-Hippocrates, 400 B.C.-
Food for Health International
9 a Day-Plus
Daily whole food vitamin and mineral supplement
July 21, 2007 at 3:08 pm (Health and wellness)
Top Ten Reasons to Eat Local! http://www.eatlocalfrederick.com/
Eating local means more for the local economy.
Locally grown produce is fresher.
Local food just plain tastes better.
Locally grown fruits and vegetables have longer to ripen.
Eating local is better for air quality and pollution than eating organic.
Buying local food keeps us in touch with the seasons.
Buying locally grown food is fodder for a wonderful story.
Eating local protects us from bio-terrorism.
Local food translates to more variety.
Supporting local providers supports responsible land development.
Read more here. http://www.eatlocalfrederick.com/
From the Eat Local Challenge,Jennifer Maiser
Eat Local Challenge- Frederick
July 21, 2007 at 3:54 am (Food and drink)
July 19, 2007 at 2:53 am (Food and drink)
New Scientist EnvironmentOrganic Tomatoes Have More Antioxidantshttp://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/mg19526114.900-organic-tomatoes-have-more-antioxidants.html
* 05 July 2007
* NewScientist.com news service
* Duncan Graham-Rowe
Is organic food healthier for you, after all? A 10-year study comparing organic tomatoes with those
grown conventionally suggests that it may be. It’s the kind of evidence that pro-organic groups have
been desperate to dig up, as most studies have suggested otherwise.
According to the new findings, levels of the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol were found to be on
average 79 and 97 per cent higher, respectively, in organic tomatoes. Flavonoids such as these are
known antioxidants and have been linked to reduced rates of cardiovascular disease, some forms of
cancer and dementia, says Alyson Mitchell, a food chemist who led the research at the University of
Click on Link to Read Full Article
July 19, 2007 at 2:25 am (Health and wellness)
Don’t Drink the Waterhttp://www.post-gazette.com/healthscience/20010206hwater4.asp
Those jugs you stashed away last year are better used now to water plants
Tuesday, February 06, 2001
By Don Hopey, Post-Gazette Staff Writer
It’s been more than a year since the Y2K frenzy of flop sweat gripped the general
populace and over a month since we squeezed past the real start of the millennium
with embarrassingly little in the way of bang or whimper. With all that millennial
madness now safely behind us, folks are free to address what has become the next
truly important issue — what to do with all that canned meat and bottled water they
put aside to get through the end-of-civilization-as-we-know-it-prophecies.
Experts agree that it’s a bad idea to store any bottled water indefinitely.
July 17, 2007 at 1:40 pm (Health and wellness)
FOXNews.comEating Grapefruit Raises the Risk of Breast Cancer,
Tuesday , July 17, 2007
A new study by U.S. researchers shows that eating small amounts
of grapefruit every day could raise the risk of developing breast cancer
by almost a third.
The study looked at 50,000 post-menopausal women and found that
eating just a quarter of a grapefruit daily raised the risk by up to 30 percent,
according to a report from BBC News.
The fruit is thought to boost levels of oestrogen – the hormone associated\
with a higher risk of the disease, the British Journal of Cancer reported.
For the study, women filled out questionnaires asking how often they ate
grapefruit and how big their portions were.
The findings showed women who ate one quarter of a grapefruit or more
every day had a higher risk of developing breast cancer and higher levels
of oestrogen in their bodies than those who did not eat the fruit at all.
"Therefore, if grapefruit intake affects oestrogen metabolism leading to
higher circulating levels, then it is biologically plausible that regular intake
of grapefruit would increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer," the researchers
wrote in the study.
But the University of Southern California and University of Hawaii researchers,
as well as other experts, said more research is needed.
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July 10, 2007 at 3:46 pm (Food and drink)
——————————————————————————–Red food coloring linked to cancer
EU warns about additive in some breakfast sausages, burgers
Reuters – Updated: 10:13 a.m. PT July 9, 2007
MILAN – Food coloring Red 2G (E 128), which is added to
some breakfast sausages and burger meat, may cause cancer,
the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said on Monday
as it reviewed food additives used in the European Union.
Tests using animals indicated that aniline, a substance into which
Red 2G is converted in the body, might cause cancer in animals
and humans, possibly hitting the genetic material of cells, the EU
main food safety body said in a statement.
“It is therefore not possible to determine a level of intake for aniline
which may be regarded as safe for humans,” EFSA said.
EFSA’s scientific panel had withdrawn the accepted maximum daily
intake recommendation for Red 2G but had stopped short of calling
for a ban on the additive.
EFSA said it had informed the European Commission about its findings
and it was up to the Commission and the member states to take action
on the food coloring.
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July 6, 2007 at 3:30 am (Health and wellness)
June 14, 2007
What’s Really Lurking in Your Kitchen?
We spend a lot of time in our homes and plenty of time cleaning them.
The quality of the air we breathe and what’s in that bucket of water we
scrub with can be seriously affected by the cleaning solutions we choose.
Maybe you’re a Mom who has kids with allergies, or you’re environmentally
conscious or even just wanting fewer chemicals around you. Non-toxic
cleaners are probably at the top of your list to learn about.
Here are three quick and easy natural cleaning solutions you can use to replace
some of those chemical laden commercial bottles with that are lurking under
your kitchen sink:
Steam – that’s right, I said steam; carpets, tile, concrete … pretty much anything
can be cleaned with just plain old steam if done correctly
Vinegar – this all-purpose wonder cleaner is good for so many natural cleaning
applications. This site has a cleaning with vinegar list that can’t be beat
Baking Soda – makes oil, grease and dirt water-soluble, it’s also useful as an
abrasive (think toothpaste) and kills strong odors
According to these folks, who run a cleaning business and have a list of natural
cleaning solutions, even getting your whites super white is possible with something
as simple as lemon juice.