100-PLUS GROUPS ASK OBAMA TO DITCH NEW POULTRY RULES
More than 100 organizations signed a letter sent to President Obama on Thursday asking the White House to withdraw the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule on the “Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection.” The organizations signing on to the letter cover a range of interests, from organic food retailers such as Hummingbird Wholesale to groups...Continue Reading
KROGER, SAFEWAY WILL NIX GMO SALMON REGARDLESS OF FDA DECISION
Kroger and Safeway, the largest retail grocery companies in the U.S., have reportedly agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon. The decision was released Monday by a coalition of food safety, consumer, health and fishing groups. The two grocery chains are now part of more than 9,000 stores across the country that have rejected carrying... Continue Reading
C-Reactive Protein May Be Associated With PTSD Risk.
High levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammatory marker, were seen in soldiers who later developed post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers said. Among U.S. Marines and Navy personnel who consented to participate in a prospective study, each 10-fold increment in CRP levels at pre-deployment baseline was associated with a 51% increased likelihood of showing at least one PTSD symptom after deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan reported Dewleen Baker, MD, of the VA Healthcare System in San Diego..Continue Reading