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Monday, January 6, 2014

1/6/14 Health News: Hot Dogs Made Safe With High Pressure Processing, Pesticides Linked to Neurotoxicity, 8 Million Acres to Polluted to Grow Food in China

HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING CAN MAKE READY-TO-EAT MEATS AND OTHER FOODS SAFER
The 1998 Major League Baseball season will forever be remembered for “The Chase,” first by Ken Griffey, Jr., and finally between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, to top Roger Maris’s home-run record of 61. “The Chase” brought beer-drinking and hotdog-eating fans streaming back to MLB parks, many for the first time since the 1994 baseball... Continue Reading
Controversial pesticides linked to human neurotoxicity
Europe should slash the acceptable human exposure limits on two neonicotinoids — a class of insecticide previously linked to bee declines — says a key European Union safety agency.
In a report released today, the European Food Safety Agency , based in Parma, Italy, says that recent research suggests that acetamiprid and imidacloprid “may affect the developing human nervous system”.continue reading

China Says 8 Million Acres Of Farmland Now Too Polluted For Food
An official from the Chinese government announced Monday that approximately 3.33 million hectares, or 8 million acres, of China’s farmland is now too polluted to grow crops, continue reading

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