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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12/10/14 Health News: China chicken to enter U.S ♦ CUCUMBERS LIKELY CAUSE OUTBREAK ♦ Obesity may shorten life expectancy up to eight years ♦ Children's Nutrition

Gag reflex: China chicken to enter U.S. food stream
When a Chinese conglomerate bought America’s largest pork producer last year, it was only a matter of time until the chickens came home to roost. After Shuanghui International’s $7.1 billion purchase of Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced it would allow Chinese-processed chicken into this country – without U.S. inspection. Federal …Continue Reading
CUCUMBERS LIKELY CAUSE OF JIMMY JOHN’S E. COLI OUTBREAK
Eating Jimmy John’s sandwiches with cucumbers imported from Mexico was the likely cause of a Denver-area E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that occurred in October 2013, according to a new 27-page state investigative report. The investigation, by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and several local public health departments in the Denver area,... Continue Reading
Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later
There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper that reveals that every dollar spent on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child's life can provide a country up to $166 in future earnings. Continue Reading
Obesity may shorten life expectancy up to eight years

'Tis the season to indulge. However, restraint may be best, according to a new study. The researchers examined the relationship between body weight and life expectancy. Their findings show that overweight and obese individuals have the potential to decrease life expectancy by up to eight years Continue Reading

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