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Friday, August 29, 2014

8/29/14 Health News: US Food Contain Ingredients Banned In Other Countries ♦ CYCLOSPORA LINKED TO CILANTRO ♦

80% of the Food in US Contain Ingredients Banned In Other Countries
In the book, authors Mira and Jason Calton provide a list of banned ingredients which they term "Banned Bad Boys" as well as the countries which have banned them. Among the items is Olestra - commonly used in low/no-fat snack foods and known to cause serious gastrointestinal issues - which has been banned in the United Kingdom and Canada.  Worse is brominated vegetable oil, a substance found in Mountain Dew and Fresca which has been banned in more than 100 countries. As the authors state, brominated vegetable oil "has been linked to basically every form of thyroid disease - from cancer to autoimmune diseases - known to man." Continue Reading
At least 126 Cyclospora-related illnesses in Texas reported this year have now been traced back to fresh cilantro imported from Mexico, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. State and federal health officials revealed the source of the outbreak at the same time they announced that the outbreak was considered over. The case... Continue Reading
Protein-enriched aquaculture feed from sweet potato pushed
SWEET potato (Ipomoea batatas), locally known as kamote, is an important food crop. In some areas of the Philippines, it is a staple particularly among marginalized families in provinces, as they are easy to cultivate and relatively cost less than a kilo of rice.

One of the problems facing the aquaculture industry today is the high cost of fish feed. Nutritionists all over the world are constantly searching for the dietary protein sources of fish to maximize growth and increase production within the shortest possible time and at lowest Continue reading

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