Turkey bacon

Once again, a widely distributed meat product is being recalled. Kraft Heinz Foods announced it is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products that may be “adulterated” because they may spoil before the “Best When Used By” date. The explanation seems a little disingenuous to those of us who cover meat production since meat is usually “adulterated” to keep it from spoiling, like in the following well-established practices. (Editor's note: According to the Federal Meat Inspection Act, meat is considered “adulterated” if  “… it bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render it injurious to health …"...

Beet juice boosts cognitive function

By Sayer Ji • Originally published on GreenMedInfo.com Could beet juice provide you a brain boost superior to coffee or tea? Recently, Deanna Minich, PhD, founder of Food and Spirit, brought to my attention an amazing new study on beets and their role in promoting cognitive health. She summarized the study as follows: One recent study in 40 healthy people showed that they were able to better perform on cognitive tests 90 minutes after drinking 450 mL beetroot juice compared with placebo (apple/blackcurrant juice, which is low in nitrates). What I really like about this study is that brain performance can be...

Brussels sprouts salad

Recipe from Plant-Based Katie Mae Editor's note: This plant-based recipe for a Brussels sprouts salad is healthy — cruciferous vegetable are known for being high in nutrients — and it tastes good, too, even for people who don't like Brussels sprouts. Try it out and see for yourself. Enjoy. What do you think of this plant-based recipe? 

In the August 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, two respected experts on pesticides and children’s environmental health call for the FDA to require mandatory labeling of GMO foods. Currently, the FDA does not require labeling of genetically modified foods, even though 65 countries mandate the labeling of GM foods, and more than 90 percent of Americans support it. Last month, the DARK Act, which would block states and federal government from making mandatory labeling laws, passed in the House. Next, it goes to the Senate. What the article says In the article, titled “GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health,”...

Eating meat

By Gabrielle Canon • Originally published on Mother Jones The earth is in the middle of its sixth mass extinction, and die-offs are happening more quickly than ever before. In a little over a century, the world has said goodbye to more than 400 species—and many biologists believe this is just the beginning. Scientists predict that in the next 35 years, as many as 37 percent of the world's species could go extinct, if current trends continue. While we know that climate change is a major culprit in the loss of biodiversity, some researchers now believe burgers might also be to blame....

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Turkey bacon

Once again, a widely distributed meat product is being recalled. Kraft Heinz Foods announced it is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products...