How Many Cancers Have Been Caused by Arsenic­-Laced Chicken?

Dioxins in U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish

Is Distilled Fish Oil Toxin-Free?

“Is Distilled Fish Oil Toxin-Free?” Fact or fiction: fish oil decreases inflammation. It better— that’s the whole reason people take it. But it’s not true. “No effect of fish oil supplementation on…inflammatory markers.” This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention trial showed no effect of a whopping dose of fish oil on markers of inflammation in the […]

Fish and Diabetes

“Fish and Diabetes” In the past two years, 6 separate meta-analyses have been published on the relationship between fish consumption and type 2 diabetes. The whole point of a meta-analysis, though, is to compile together the best studies done to date and see what the overall balance of evidence shows. The fact that there are […]

Are Organic Foods Safer?

“Are Organic Foods Safer?” The stated principles of organic agriculture are “health, ecology, fairness, and care,” but if you ask people why they buy organic, the strongest predictor was concern for their own health or their family’s. People may spend more for organic more for selfish, rather than altruistic motives. Although organic foods may not […]

Drug Residues in Meat

“Drug Residues in Meat” One of the reasons we are increasingly plagued with new superbugs is the mass feeding of antibiotics to farm animals. As Britain’s chief medical officer put it in his 2009 annual report: “every inappropriate…use [of antibiotics in] agriculture is potentially signing a death warrant for a future patient.” Earlier this year, […]

SAVE OUR PLANET – Accounting for nitrogen in food sustainability

SAVE OUR PLANET … Accounting for nitrogen in food sustainability. In a recent study, University of Pittsburg environmental scientists Dr. Xue Xiaobo and Professor Amy Landis in Pennsylvania, USA calculated the “nitrogen footprints” of various foods. They then compared this measure of environmental impact with the same foods’ carbon footprint. Nitrogen pollution is created from […]

DDT in Fish Oil Supplements

“DDT in Fish Oil Supplements” What about marine oil supplements, like fish oil? Packed with PCBs and insecticides. But which is worse— fish, seal, or shark oil capsules? Well, for PCBs, here’s how much is in fish oil. But seals eat fish. And sharks eat seals. And then if we eat sharks, or shark products, […]