TENNESSEE GIRL FIGHTS E. COLI FROM RAW MILK AS MEDICAL BILLS MOUNT
Almost lost in the flurry of “food-freedom” comments on the Facebook page of an eastern Tennessee raw-milk dairy farm that has been linked to an E. coli outbreak is the plight of five-year-old Maddie Powell, who remains hospitalized after developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a potentially fatal kidney disease associated with severe E. coli infections.... Continue Reading
PROPOSED KING AMENDMENT THREATENS BROAD SPECTRUM OF FOOD ISSUES
After much delay, the Senate and House of Representatives passed their separate versions of the Farm Bill this summer. The country is now awaiting the final version of the Farm Bill, which will control farm policy and federal farm programs for at least the next five years. The House’s version of the Farm Bill, H.R.... Continue Reading
Production has been halted at the Garden-Fresh Foods plant in Milwaukee because of product recalls, causing about 100 employees to be assigned to other duties, a company spokeswoman said Saturday.
Garden-Fresh Foods has recalled tons of products in five recalls since the end of August. The first recall was announced Aug. 30, after routine sampling of retail products by Michigan state food safety officials detected the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. continue reading
Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen and the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, together with scientists in the USA, have developed a new therapeutic approach for treatment of Type 2 diabetes. A novel single molecule hormone, which acts equally on the receptors of the insulin-stimulating hormones GLP-1 and GIP, was observed to reduce weight and improve blood sugar.
The newly discovered GLP-1/GIP co-agonists lead to improved blood sugar levels and to a significant weight loss and lower blood fat. Continue Reading