Preservative in thousands of children’s food products found to damage immune system

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) published a paper recently that exposes a common food preservative for damaging the immune system. Tertiary butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ, is added to more than 1,250 food products, many of them marketed for children. The latest data shows that it suppresses immunity, which is especially concerning during a global “pandemic.” Published on March … Continue reading Preservative in thousands of children’s food products found to damage immune system

Top 10 foods and beverages you probably had NO IDEA contain chemical pesticides

Are you eating pest killer food? Would you eat a plate of food if someone accidentally sprayed the whole dish with bug killer or weed killer? Are you one of those people who think there’s no cure for cancer, while you consume pesticides all day long? If you don’t want to die like a roach in … Continue reading Top 10 foods and beverages you probably had NO IDEA contain chemical pesticides

CONTROL THE FOOD: Amazon quietly building nationwide grocery chain during the pandemic

In the middle of a pandemic that has seen businesses struggle to stay afloat, online retail giant Amazon has quietly been building its own chain of grocery stores. Called Amazon Fresh, the first of these stores was opened to the public in Los Angeles in September last year. The company opened its 11th store on Thursday, … Continue reading CONTROL THE FOOD: Amazon quietly building nationwide grocery chain during the pandemic

Over 250 million people faced food insecurity in 2020 amid pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic that rocked the globe last March has since dramatically altered the global economy, society and even humans’ very perception of time. Worse, it has driven up to 265 million people to the brink of starvation. Writing for the nonprofit organization Truthout, Johannesburg-based journalist Robin Scher drew from recent reports to shed light on food insecurity amid the … Continue reading Over 250 million people faced food insecurity in 2020 amid pandemic

Coffee prices soaring due to “systemic” coronavirus supply chain disruptions

Global supply chains are breaking down due to the government’s endless Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions, and the latest consumer commodity casualty is coffee. According to reports, a longstanding imbalance of shipping containers around the world is spiking transportation costs for coffee, which could end up spiking the cost of coffee for end consumers. Coffee processors of … Continue reading Coffee prices soaring due to “systemic” coronavirus supply chain disruptions

Fake vegan meat is dangerous to peanut allergy sufferers: Pea protein could cause fatal anaphylaxis

Vegan meats could bring adverse health effects, most especially to those who are allergic to pea protein. Elana Levine, an allergy specialist in Ontario, Canada, witnessed first-hand the effects of the protein extracts from yellow peas that are used to emulate the texture and taste of animal meat in vegan meat products. It was when Levine had … Continue reading Fake vegan meat is dangerous to peanut allergy sufferers: Pea protein could cause fatal anaphylaxis

Meat prices rise as food inflation worsens, pushing many Americans to a tipping point of food shortages

The coronavirus pandemic has severely tested global supply chains like no other event in recent world history, resulting in large shocks to both demand and supply. And it’s only about to get worse. According to a report from Bloomberg, hog, cattle and poultry raisers are struggling amidst the highest prices of corn and soybean that they have seen … Continue reading Meat prices rise as food inflation worsens, pushing many Americans to a tipping point of food shortages

Bacteriocin-producing bacteria present in commercial foodstuffs

In this study, researchers at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in India investigated the prevalence of bacteriocin-producing, food spoilage- and bovine mastitis-causing bacteria in commercial foodstuff. Their findings were published in the International Journal of Green Pharmacy. A total of 389 commercial food samples were selected for the study, including meat products, fish products, milk and dairy products, … Continue reading Bacteriocin-producing bacteria present in commercial foodstuffs

Federal court nixes FDA’s approval of genetically engineered “Frankenfish”

In a major win for wild salmon, the Court for the Northern District of California ruled on Nov. 5 that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ignored potential environmental consequences in its approval of genetically engineered salmon produced by the Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies. District Judge Vince Chhabria also said that the FDA violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and … Continue reading Federal court nixes FDA’s approval of genetically engineered “Frankenfish”

A dangerous brew: Plastic teabags release BILLIONS of microplastics particles into your drink

Teabags made from plastic – rather than the usual paper – are fast becoming common around the globe. But tea drinkers ought to steer clear of these plastic teabags after recent tests found that a single bag could shed billions of microplastics into each cup. In a major breakthrough, scientists from Canada’s McGill University at Montreal found that just one plastic teabag … Continue reading A dangerous brew: Plastic teabags release BILLIONS of microplastics particles into your drink