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Saturday, July 5, 2014

7/5/14 Health News: Natural' food meaningless ♦ FDA losing battle against tainted imported food ♦ We do not want our food to have USA standards ♦ Mexico Confirms First Case of Chikungunya Virus

Natural' food is big business; too bad it's meaningless

If it’s natural, it must be good for you – or at least better than the alternative, right? That’s what the majority of shoppers assume when they see the word “natural” on the processed foods that fill supermarket shelves, which in turn is why food manufacturers use it liberally on their product packaging. According to a survey released by Consumer Reports on 16 June, 60% of …continue reading

FDA losing battle against tainted imported food

(In April 2012, inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigated a seafood company in southern India that had been exporting tons of frozen yellowfin tuna to the United States. What they found wasn’t appetizing: water tanks rife with microbiological contamination, rusty carving knives, paint peeling above the work area, unsanitary bathrooms and an outdoor ice …continue reading

We do not want our food to have USA standards
Are USA food preparation standards lower than those in the UK? Comments (0) FOLLOWING recent food scandals, people are becoming much more aware of what goes into our food. The EU-US trade deal aims to "harmonise" European and American rules in food safety, which may mean slashing European standards to match the much lower US levels. So, products like hormone-treated meat …continue reading
Mexico Confirms First Case of Chikungunya Virus

A health official says Mexico has its first confirmed case of a person infected with a new mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly in the Caribbean. Continue Reading

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