A new study confirms that fish and seafood contaminated with harmful plastic fragments can be traced back to products like Neutrogena’s Deep Clean and Johnson & Johnson’s Clean & Clear. According to the International Campaign Against Microbeads In Cosmetics, microbeads pass into household waste water streams directly and are too small to be retained by the standard […]
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Most of the meat you eat comes from factory farming. Peruse this infographic to learn why you should care and what you can do given your new knowledge.
A new cartoon from Joe Mohr!
Experts warn that climate change has already decreased the safety of the world’s food supply, and that things are only going to get worse.
The BP oil spill has devastated beaches and fisheries along the Gulf coast. What does this disaster mean for our food supply? The answer really depends on who you ask.
(www.acasatorta.wordpress.com) As a food-borne disease, botulism has been eradicated from the United States for the most, but its dangers still lurk in home-processed foods, specially in canned foods. The disease is caused by a very potent toxin that attacks the nervous system, paralyzing its victim. Produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, the toxin kills by […]
If you’re a Whole Foods shopper who occasionally peruses the market’s free pamphlets and brochures, you might know a thing or two about the dangers of irradiated food–at least, that’s where I learned about it. We hear a lot of talk about harmful ingredients: dyes, preservatives, trans fats, and HFCS, for instance, but little is […]
Drinking water poses a threat due to possible perchlorate contamination and BPA leaching from plastic, but it seems reasonable to assume that in the United States, bottled water is free from fecal matter. Yet until now, there were no requirements to test source water — 70% of which comes from the the same place as […]
After my family and I enjoyed several handfuls of pistachios at a get- together last weekend, I was surprised to hear yesterday about the latest food recall. Federal food officials are warning Americans to avoid any food containing pistachios because of possible salmonella contamination. (Just like the recent problems with peanuts.) All of this food […]