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 […]

Food Additive Found In Candy, Gum Could Alter Digestive Cell Structure And Function

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The ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens is “significantly decreased” after chronic exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, a common food additive found in everything from chewing gum to bread, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Researchers exposed a small intestinal […]

2017 It’s Time To Come Clean

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Most of household food budgets are spent on processed foods, the majority of which are filled with additives and stripped of nutrients. Discover which common ingredients in the foods you eat pose the greatest risk to your health. Ultra-processed foods are formulations of several ingredients. Besides salt, sugar, oils and fats, they include substances not generally […]

Food Additives Linked To Hyperactivity In Children, Study Shows

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A study by researchers at the University of Southampton has shown evidence of increased levels of hyperactivity in young children consuming mixtures of some artificial food colours and the preservative sodium benzoate. The possibility of food colours and preservatives affecting children’s behaviour has long been an unresolved question for parents. This significant new research by […]

Fukushima Radiation Is Constantly Increasing, And Is Steadily Building Up In Our Food Chain

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Cesium-134, the fingerprint of seaborne radiation from the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, has been detected on the West Coast of the United States for the first time, as well as in Canadian salmon. Seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected in seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach […]

How Healthy Is Genetically Modified Soybean Oil?

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Soybean oil accounts for more than 90 percent of all the seed oil production in the United States. Genetically modified (GM) soybean oil, made from seeds of GM soybean plants, was recently introduced into the food supply on the premise that it is healthier than conventional soybean oil. But is that premise true? Just barely, […]

Alarming Levels Of Monsanto’s Glyphosate Found In Popular American Foods

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A pesticide containing weedkiller has been found “at alarming levels” in popular foods across the US including cereal and snacks. Honey Nut Cheerios, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran and Frosted Flakes and Doritos Cool Ranch, Ritz Crackers are among the affected products. These best-sellers were reportedly found to contain higher than average traces of glyphosate […]

Seed Matters: Cartoon About An Organic Seed With a Dirty Mouth

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The fact that today, most seeds that grow our food are bred by agrochemical companies to be chemically dependent is totally @#$%’d up. To try and shed some light on an alternative method of growing our food stuffs, we partnered with our new friends The Butler Bros and the Clif Bar Family Foundation to create […]

GMO Salmon And Potatoes Recently Approved Novel Foods In Canada

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Canadian authorities have recently approved two genetically engineered products for both human consumption and animal feed use: on May 19, the AquAdvantage salmon developed by AquaBounty Technologies, and on March 18, several Innate potato varieties developed by Simplot. Salmon The AquAdvantage salmon is the first genetically engineered animal approved for use in Canada. On May […]

Edible Food Packaging Made From Milk Proteins

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At the grocery store, most foods — meats, breads, cheeses, snacks — come wrapped in plastic packaging. Not only does this create a lot of non-recyclable, non-biodegradable waste, but thin plastic films are not great at preventing spoilage. And some plastics are suspected of leaching potentially harmful compounds into food. To address these issues, scientists […]