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Sunday, October 5, 2014

10/5/14 Health News: GE crops and chemical arms race ♦ Expert cuts peanut allergens ♦ ANTIBIOTICS USE BY FARMS UP 16% ♦ FISH CONTAMINATED WITH SCOTCHGARD

GE crops and the chemical arms race - news from Center for Food Safety
   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to issue a dangerous approval that will put our farms, our food, and our environment at risk. EPA may announce approval of Dow Chemical’s new “Enlist Duo” herbicide within the next week. “Enlist Duo” is a mixture of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup) and the even more toxic 2,4-D (part of the … continue reading
UF expert cuts peanut allergens
Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:06 p.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:06 p.m. Wade Yang, an assistant professor in food science and human nutrition with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has successfully reduced the allergens in whole peanuts by about 80 percent, using the technique of bombarding them with pulsed ultraviolet light. “It …Continue Reading
FDA: ANTIBIOTICS SALES TO FARMS UP 16 PERCENT BETWEEN 2009-12
Federal data released Thursday show that sales of medically important antimicrobials used in food-producing animals in the U.S. increased by 8 percent in 2012 and by 16 percent between 2009 and 2012. The Food and Drug Administration’s 2012 Summary Report of the information animal drug sponsors are required to report every year states that, compared... Continue Reading
EPA STUDY: FISH STILL CONTAMINATED WITH PHASED-OUT SCOTCHGARD CHEMICAL
A persistent chemical formerly used in Scotchgard still contaminates most fish in U.S. rivers and the Great Lakes despite a phase-out a dozen years ago, a new federal study shows. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency researchers... Continue Reading

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