Tracking Hazardous Chemicals From Fast-Food Wrappers In The Body

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Research teams from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame have developed a new method that enables researchers to radiolabel three forms of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances and track the fate of these chemicals when they enter the body. This is a significant and timely advancement […]

McDonald’s says no to GMO potato

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 (Organic Slant) The McDonalds Corporation has stated that they will not sell french fries made from the recently approved “Innate” genetically engineered potato. The Capital Press reported that a McDonalds spokesperson stated, “McDonald’s USA does not source GMO potatoes nor do we have current plans to change our sourcing practice.” Genetically Modified Organisms and genetically engineered food products have […]

Common Chemicals Linked To Osteoarthritis

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A new study has linked exposure to two common perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) with osteoarthritis. PFCs are used in more than 200 industrial processes and consumer products including certain stain- and water-resistant fabrics, grease-proof paper food containers, personal care products, and other items. Because of their persistence, PFCs have become ubiquitous contaminants of humans and wildlife. […]

The Omnivore’s Dilemma – A Natural History of Four Meals – Michael Pollan Book

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What should we have for dinner? The question has confronted us since man discovered fire, but according to Michael Pollan, the best-selling author of The Botany of Desire, how we answer it today, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, may well determine our very survival as a species. Should we eat a fast-food hamburger? […]