Posts Tagged by FDA

Overview of the artificial sweeteners in the US.

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

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

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. […]

BPA and ways to avoid it

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

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 […]

Carcinogenic arsenic is found in our food

Have you ever wondered why so many people get cancer nowadays? Read on! FDA study detected inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen, at higher levels in chickens treated with the drug 3-Nitro® (Roxarsone) than in untreated chickens. This drug is also approved by FDA for weight gain (wonder if it is also making people fatter?). Pfizer […]