Exact source of romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak still unknown
It’s 2019, and some romaine lettuce is still unsafe to eat. When the Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration issued their warning about romaine lettuce back in November of 2018, they did so knowing they weren’t sure of the…
Is growing organic food actually harming the Earth more than helping it?
“Good initiative, bad judgement.” This is a phrase that’s used to describe an action by someone that’s intended to do good, but actually ends up causing harm. Could this apply to our infatuation with “going organic”?
More than 80 percent of car seats tested in new study contain toxins
Despite claims often made by manufacturers and consumer groups that products in 2018 are safer than ever, a new study by scientists at Indiana University casts serious doubts on these claims. Researchers at Indiana University conducted a recent study on nearly 20…
E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce
An E. coli outbreak days before Thanksgiving has everyone concerned. The Centers for Disease Control has linked a recent E. coli outbreak that’s sickened more than 30 people, across nearly a dozen states, to romaine lettuce.
Losartan, yet another blood pressure drug, recalled by the FDA
A third blood pressure medicine has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Losartan was recalled over concerns that “the contaminated drug might cause cancer.” The latest recall follows that of irbesartan and valsartan earlier in the year.
FDA issues recall of Duncan Hines cake mix over salmonella concerns
If you plan on baking some holiday treats for your friends, family, or coworkers, you’re going to want to avoid doing so using Duncan Hines cake mixes.
At the urging of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Duncan Hines has recalled more…
Scientists re-invent laser, can now detect toxins in less than half a second
When one man’s “gas sniffing device” becomes a toxins sniffing device, you have yourself a technological breakthrough. In 2017, University of Michigan researchers created a device that through the use of lasers could detect gas in four to five minutes. The device…
According to American authorities, fake Halloween contact lenses could be toxic
As Halloween costumes become more detailed and realistic, some aspects of them are becoming more dangerous. Investigators with Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE) are warning Americans about the dangers of “counterfeit contact lenses”. These lenses, often used during…
Millions of pounds of grab-and-go foods recalled
Americans today eat on the run more than any time in history. Don’t have time for breakfast in the morning? Grab a donut on the way to work. No time for lunch before you have to get back to the office for…
Could eating organic reduce your cancer risk?
By now most of us know the benefits of eating organic. Eating an organic diet can: enhance your immune system, boost your cardiovascular protection, reduce the presence of pesticides, and promote animal welfare. Although, according to a new study published by JAMA…