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Another Reason to Avoid Eating Meat

                The law which mandated listing the origins of your meat has been repealed, thanks to the World Trade Organization and Congress. Specifically muscle cuts of beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and goat do not have to list country of origin. Consumer preferences have come in last in favor of …

Blueberries for Better Health

Blueberries are members of the plant family Ericaeace and the genus Vaccinium.  The plant has numerous species growing throughout the world.  The berries are used as food by humans, animals and insects. Research evidence continues to verify that blueberries are good for you.  Blueberries are an excellent source of phytochemicals including anthocyanins,  a type of …

Meatless Burger Recall – VEGGIE PATCH® Voluntarily Recalls Two Items- The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel

VEGGIE PATCH® is voluntarily recalling two products –The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel– due to a risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such …

Summer Peaches – Select Carefully

A little background – I’m into food, which is not unusual in itself.  I prefer quality food like local, organic, etc.  I’ve been reading labels since the 70’s.  And for the most part I enjoy what I buy.  Well,  I purchased a few peaches recently.  Oh, let’s say it was on a Tuesday.  They looked …

Montsanto wants to sue the State of Vermont over Truth in Food Labeling

The Monsanto corporation is no stranger to subterfuge.  I guess they figure why change now?  Among Monsanto’s initial product offerings was the artificial sweetener, saccharine.  Guess what?  Saccharine,  the artificial sweetener was included as an ingredient in soda for years, before the public even knew.   The company sold the chemical to manufacturers to include in the product …

Research: Healthier Weight from Eating Chocolate

Katherine Hepburn famously said of her slim physique: “What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.” New evidence suggests she may have been right. Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues present new findings that may overturn …

Think Again About that Burger, Ground Beef Isn’t What it Used to Be.

Ground beef can be derisively referred to as “pink slime,” or what the meat industry calls “lean, finely textured beef.  Perhaps the marketing industry is proud on the “spin”.  The FDA is a government agency which appears beholding to the bottom line of business interests instead of public safety.  It seems they will rail against herbs …

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