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Sunday, November 9, 2014

11/9/14 Health News: GMO Industry- “Poison First, Regulate Later” ♦ Camel Dairy Milking Approved ♦ Consumption of added sugars up ♦ Secondhand smoke causes weight gain

Genetically Engineered Food: The Criminality of the GMO Biotech Industry. “Poison First, Regulate Later”
The GM Contamination Register database has been run by Genewatch and Greenpeace for about ten years and contains cases dating from 1997 to the end of 2013 [1]. The authors of a new paper, published in the International Journal of Food Contamination, analysed the 400 or so cases in the database by crop and country [2]. GM rice accounts for about a third of contamination cases, …Continue Reading
Sunshine Coast camel dairy milking an untapped natural resource
Updated November 09, 2014 00:38:53 A Queensland dairy has just received Safe Food accreditation to sell pasteurised camel milk to the public from their Sunshine Coast farm. The creamy milk tastes similar to cow's milk, but has a slightly saltier aftertaste, and is higher in vitamins C and B6 as well as iron. But getting a camel to let you milk it is just as tricky as it sounds … Continue Reading
U.S. adult consumption of added sugars increased by more than 30% over three decades
While recent studies indicate that added sugar consumption has begun to decline, no research has examined whether these changes have persisted, or are consistent across critical subpopulations. Researchers examined five nationally representative surveys about food intake in the U.S. from 1977 to 2010, and found that added sugar consumption by American adults has increased by about 30% in the last three decades Continue Reading
Secondhand smoke can cause weight gain

New research is challenging the decades-old belief that smoking cigarettes helps keep you slim. A study finds that exposure to cigarette smoke can actually cause weight gain. But here's the kicker: Secondhand smoke is the biggest culprit  Continue Reading

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