Category: Food Additives

Overview of the artificial sweeteners in the US.

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Overview of the artificial sweeteners in the US. Artificial sweeteners are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As of 2013, only five artificial sweeteners are approved on the USA market. Approximately 15% of the total United States population above the age of 2 years use artificial sweeteners, knowingly or not (From: NIH.gov). Artificial […]

GMO and Antibiotic resistance

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What on earth would GMO have to do with Antibiotic Resistance? Here is the answer. When a gene X is needed to be inserted into the target organism cell, it is done by tossing the isolated desired gene X into the pool of the target organism cells. Next, this pool is “shocked” by various methods (with […]

The tale of the Atlantic Salmon

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We’ve recently looked at the situation with the pacific salmon and how it is affected by the Fukushima disaster. A natural question is – what’s a salmon eater to do? As an alternative, some have switched to the Atlantic salmon without giving it a second thought. Here is what we know about the Atlantic Salmon. […]

Finding safe pacific salmon

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Since the Fukushima disaster in Japan, ensuring the salmon (and other seafood) is safe has been an ongoing concern. In order to know if a certain fish species are exposed to the radiation, we need to learn about two things that can affect it: Salmon’s migration routes Ocean currents that are move around the radioactive […]

BPA and ways to avoid it

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WHAT IS BPA? Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins used in nearly every industry. BPA is a reproductive, developmental, and systemic toxicant (From: EPA). Environmental estrogens (xenoestrogens) are a diverse group of chemicals that mimic estrogenic actions. Bisphenol A […]

Process of making GMO is not safe

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We need to change the way how we discuss GMO. Instead of evaluating the kind of genetic change, we as a society need to become more aware of the harmful consequences of the genetic modification process in general. Attention to other biologists: there is some amount of oversimplification in this article for the sake of […]

Certain multivitamin use associated with increased risk of breast cancer.

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It is needless to say much about how wide-spread is the use of multivitamins in our society. You see it advertised on TV, you hear people talk about them, and you see rows and rows of them in every pharmacy store. As per American Journal for Clinical Nutrition (original article) , multivitamin use is linked […]

How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard

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Roger Doiron is founding director of Kitchen Gardeners International, a network of people taking a hands-on approach to re-localizing the global food supply. Doiron is an advocate for new policies, technologies, investments, and fresh thinking about the role of gardens. His successful petition to replant a kitchen garden at the White House attracted broad international […]

Organic Food Stores

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For your convenience, here is a country-wide list of organic food stores. This is where you go to get your organic, heirloom, non-gmo, non-irradiated produce, veggies, fruits, poultry and meat. Alternatively you can get your food directly from the farmers via C.S.A.     Find Organic Food Stores in Your State AK Alaska  AL Alabama […]

Refresher video “Organic” vs “Natural”

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Here is a great refresher video about the differences between “Organic” and “Natural”. Before you watch this video clip, make sure to read and compare the formal USDA definitions: Label “Natural” is used to highlight specific natural aspect of the product. To be legal, the label must explain the use of the term natural (such […]

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