Talk of Food Safety Consolidation Takes Bipartisan Turn
By Helena Bottemiller
U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, a conservative Republican from Wyoming, is starting to sound a lot like her colleague Rep. Rose DeLauro, a liberal Democrat from Connecticut — at least when it comes to fixing the nation’s fragmented food safety system.Citing…
Indiana Legislature Orders Raw Milk Study
By Dan Flynn
The Hoosier Legislature is over, but it left behind an assignment for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health — study whether farmers should sell unpasteurized milk to consumers and publish a report by Dec. 1.Those instructions are contained in…
Budget Constraints Delay Outbreak Investigation Centers
By News Desk
Lack of federal funds will likely postpone the creation of five centers proposed to improve foodborne illness outbreak investigations, CIDRAP News reported Tuesday.Lisa Schnirring, staff writer for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) news service, explained that…
Beyond Pink Slime
By Andy Bellatti
As you have probably heard by now, the food scandal “du jour” has to do with “pink slime”, also known as mechanically-separated meat (or, when made by Beef Products Inc., “Boneless Beef Lean Trimmings”).This ammonia-treated scrap meat — the same one some fast food giants recently phased out …
Is Red Meat – Or Fake Meat – Killing Us?
Does Eating Red Meat Kill You … Or Is The Problem That What We’re Eating Isn’t REAL Meat?
Harvard Medical School found that 1 in 10 premature deaths is caused by eating red meat:
Small quantities of processed meat such as bacon, sausages or salami can increase the likelihood of dying by a fifth, researchers from Harvard School of Medicine found. Eating steak increases the risk of dying by 12%.
UGA study reveals basic molecular ‘wiring’ of stem cells
Athens, GA (SPX)
Despite the promise associated with the therapeutic use of human stem cells, a complete understanding of the mechanisms that control the fundamental question of whether a stem cell becomes a specific cell type within the body or remains a stem cell has-until now-eluded scientists. A University of Georgia study published in the March 2 edition of the journal Cell Stem Cell, however, creates …
One Third of ‘Empty Calories’ Come from Snacks
By News Desk
Americans are getting about one-third of all their daily calories from the “empty calories” of snack foods – that is, from solid fats and added sugar of little nutritional value, according to the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS).On a positive…
The Vaccine Police State Exposed – Know Your Rights!
Alan Phillips, J.D., Attorney and Counselor at Law joins the Intel Hub News Brief to discuss the truth about vaccines and the vaccine police state that is being set up throughout the country.
Many so called experts and doctors have called for mandatory vaccines as well as mandatory testing on citizens of possible new vaccines.
That’s right, the WHO, the UN, and Big Pharma are actively promoting toxic vaccines and attempting to make them mandatory for all citizens of the world.
How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change
From drugs to help you avoid eating meat to genetically engineered cat-like eyes to reduce the need for lighting, a wild interview about changes humans could make to themselves to battle climate change.
The threat of global climate change has prompted us to redesign many of our technologies to be more energy-efficient. From lightweight hybrid cars to long-lasting LED’s, engineers have made well-known products smaller and less wasteful. But tinkering with our tools will only get us so far, because however smart our technologies become, the human body has its own ecological footprint, and there are more of them than ever before. So, some scholars are asking, what if we could engineer human beings to be more energy efficient? A new paper to be published in Ethics, Policy & Environment proposes a series of biomedical modifications that could help humans, themselves, consume less.
Natural Foods are Not Organic, Often Contain GMOs and Other Toxins
Jonathan Benson, News Analysis:
Without a GMO labeling mandate that requires full-disclosure, and that prohibits “natural” products from containing GMOs, the phony “natural” products sector will only continue to flourish at the expense of the certified-organic products sector. This is why it is crucial to fight for mandatory GMO labeling requirements in every town, city, and state across the country to ensure our continued access to clean, truly-organic food and personal care products.
Doctors Prove This Test Can Give Healthy People Cancer
By Dr. Mercola
The Nordic Cochrane Center has put out a leaflet that every woman should read, explaining the potential benefits and potential harms of mammographyi.
They point out that recent studies suggest mammography screening is not effective in reducing your risk of dying from breast cancer.
And in fact, screening creates breast cancer patients out of healthy women who would never have developed symptoms.
This Vitamin Might Ease Menstrual Cramps
By Dr. Mercola
At least half of reproductive-age women suffer from painful menstrual cramps that begin shortly before the start of menstrual flow and continue for several days.
For some the pain is a mild annoyance, but for others it can be so severe that it interferes with daily activities.
Rounding Up Better Ways to Raise World Beef
By Alli Condra
In February 2012, a group of industry and environmental groups joined together to form the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB). According to its website, the GRSB is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to advance the sustainable production of…
If Your Dog is Bouncing Off the Walls, This Could be Why
By Dr. Becker
If your canine companion is tightly wound… wired… has no desire (ever) to settle down, relax, regroup… you probably refer to him as being hyperactive or suffering from ADHD.
But even though the term is widely used in our society today, the actual clinical syndrome of hyperactivity is rare in canines.
Saying No to Poor Quality Pet Food… Even When It’s Recommended by Your Vet
As the veterinary community places more emphasis on the importance of nutrition, unfortunately, traditionally trained vets become easy targets for pet food manufacturers selling a ‘therapeutic’ line of products. What you should know about veterinary formulas and why you should politely decline if your vet recommends one.
Allergen Alert: Nuts in Protein Powder
By Olivia Marler
Raw Elements Inc. is recalling Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Plant-Based Raw Protein because it contains tree nuts, an undeclared allergen.The raw protein was distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.The recalled 1 kg raw protein has the UPC 7 18122…
Recall Expands for Beef Linked to E. Coli Case
By Olivia Marler
The February recall of certain beef burgers and beef steaks in Canada has been expanded, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The beef may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and has been linked to one illness.The expanded…