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Artificial Sweeteners Not So Sweet

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Bad news for dieters: Artificial sweeteners like saccharin (Sweet’n Low) and sucralose (Splenda) actually make you gain weight…

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Dec. 22 2009 | 7 Comments

Befriend Your Butcher

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Did you know that many ground beef producers treat the meat with ammonia to kill bacteria? In the documentary film Food Inc., a farmer (who employs traditional and natural practices) comments that by putting corn in the cattle feed, and creating problems like the proliferation of E. coli, and now an experimental vaccine to kill the E. coli, producers are too obsessed with the “how” and not the “why”…

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Dec. 21 2009 | 1 Comment

Glass Half-Empty

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The New York Times reported today that tap water is severely undertested for dangerous contaminants. In some water supplies, the EPA found that the level of arsenic is roughly equivalent to the risk of receiving 1,664 X-rays…

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Dec. 17 2009 | 1 Comment

Cow + Corn = E. Coli

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So we know E. coli is a problem in beef processing, when fecal matter inadvertently transfers to meat. Cows naturally create E. coli in their stomachs, but the introduction of corn into their feed (cows are traditionally herbivores) evolved and multiplied the E. coli into much greater proportions…

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Dec. 17 2009 | 2 Comments

Hamburger Hazard

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You might be surprised (and sickened, literally) to learn what’s in your hamburger. In October, the New York Times did a stunning exposé on the ground beef industry after an inordinate amount of people were sickened, paralyzed, or even killed by the presence of E. coli bacteria in processed ground beef…

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Dec. 13 2009 | No Comments
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