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Monday, February 10, 2014

2/10/14 Health News: Controversial Foods Approved - Raw Milk Dairies Push For Reduced Regulations - New Test Saves 2000's of Mice

CONTROVERSIAL FOODS APPROVED DUE TO GRAS
What do trans fat, caramel coloring, and genetically modified organisms (GMO's) have in common? Each of these distinct, seemingly unrelated food controversies actually shares a common origin: the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) process. In fact, a wide range of food controversies — from sweeteners to energy drinks — are directly related to GRAS. GRAS is a... Continue Reading
SD RAW MILK DAIRIES PRESS FOR CHANGE AFTER STATE LAB MAKES BIG MISTAKE
A laboratory mistake made less than one month after new raw milk rules went into effect in South Dakota has opened a legislative window for eliminating some of the state’s new food safety measures on unpasteurized dairy products. “The state did not follow the rules, but basically shut me down for having a beneficial bacteria,”... Continue Reading
NEW SHELLFISH TOXICITY TEST COULD SAVE THOUSANDS OF MICE
A newly approved shellfish toxicity test is quickly becoming music to the ears of fishery laboratory personnel, as well as the tens of thousands of mice whose lives the new test aims to save each year. The new test  has been designed to replace the current industry-standard mouse bioassay toxicity test, which involves blending up... Continue Reading

Home Screening Test Detects 79% of Colo-rectal Cancers

An inexpensive, home-based test could be a good way to get more Americans screened for colorectal cancer, the country's second-leading cause of cancer death, a new study suggests. Continue Reading

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