Browsing the "Food Safety" Category

New Dirty Dozen List Looks at Food Additives

November 12th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

The Environmental Working Group, well-known for its Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists of produce, has released a new Dirty Dozen. This time, EWG is rating the most toxic food additives


Ebola Virus Cannot Be Cured, Prevented By Dietary Supplements

October 15th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan

"We are unaware of any scientific data supporting the use of dietary supplements to prevent Ebola virus infection or treat Ebola virus disease. Furthermore, federal law does not allow dietary supplements to claim to treat any diseases, including Ebola virus disease."


Task Force to Identify Farmers Market Fraud in California

October 7th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

We trust farmers markets to be the anti-supermarket. There are no unflattering fluorescent lights, loud disorienting music, those confusing price tags or dizzying endcaps. But what if farmers market stalls were just going to the supermarket for you—and bringing those store-bought items to their stalls? It’s happening in California, and the state is cracking down.


Triclosan-Free: How to Make Hand Sanitizer from Apple Cider Vinegar

August 11th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Triclosan is a controversial hand sanitizer chemical linked to endocrine disruption as well as other human health and environmental issues. It’s been linked to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and even worse, it is not effective against viruses, which are often more likely the cause of our colds and flus than bacteria in the first place. That’s not the case for apple cider vinegar though—which is antibacterial and antiviral—and you can easily learn how to make hand sanitizer with vinegar that actually works and costs less money.



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