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Why Do People Continue To Eat Rare Hamburgers?

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Growing up in South Carolina, Independence Day was fraught with danger. Most years we spent the holiday at my Aunt Debbie’s timeshare condo in Myrtle Beach. The condo was on a golf course, and my brothers and I spent the days scavenging balls from the ponds and dodging errant shots from our would-be customers. We rode to and from the beach without seatbelts, in the back of a station wagon,...

Fecal Parasites Keep Showing Up In US Produce

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – The increasing prevalence of a foodborne parasite has spurred the FDA to develop an action plan for dealing with Cyclospora contamination, with a special focus on fresh produce. The Food and Drug Administration unveiled the plan yesterday, July 1, referencing the first known contamination in U.S. produce in 2018, as well as an outbreak that year traced to McDonald’s salads. However, a statement issued with the plan does not mention a recall...

Pinterest Bans ALL Weight Loss Ads

Pinterest on Thursday announced that it will ban all advertisements related to weight loss from its platform in an effort to prevent content that could encourage unhealthy or disordered eating habits.

Restaurants Adding ‘Equity’ Charge to Checks

"The owners of these establishments are free to run their businesses as they like (just as I’m free to take my business elsewhere). But, if they really care about uplifting their workers, they should worry less about corporate virtue-signaling and more about actually improving their business."

Mexican Food: Healthy Or Unhealthy?

Despite efforts to limit sales of junk food to children and tax consumption of sugary drinks, Mexico's diabetes problem is worsening.

Bounce Back From Anything With Marla’s Awesome Fitness Tips

Maybe you’ve had surgery on your vertebrae, spinal injections, or a long series of physical therapy (PT) appointments. Or perhaps, you've simply survived the pandemic, spent too much time confined at home, and simply need to get your body moving and start enjoying your favorite activities again. Regardless of the reasons you might have slowed down recently, it’s time to take matters into your own hands, time to begin a targeted exercise program to address core...

Disqualified Olympic Prospect Blames Bad Burrito

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Years of training and preparation to reach the Tokyo Olympics are out the window for Shelby Houlihan, an American runner, because of a positive drug test. She says a pork burrito is to blame. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a four-year suspension that took effect on Monday for Houlihan, who holds American records for 1,500- and 5,000-meter races and tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone. The court’s move...

GMO Salmon Producers Find Giant Loophole In US Labeling Laws

Biotech company AquaBounty Technologies Inc. announced that it is harvesting several tons of genetically modified salmon, which will soon be sold at restaurants and other “away-from-home” dining retailers around the country where the federal GMO labeling law does not apply.

Sleep Hack Slashes Depression Risk

SCIENCE DAILY – Waking up just one hour earlier could reduce a person's risk of major depression by 23%, suggests a sweeping new genetic study published May 26 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The study of 840,000 people, by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, represents some of the strongest evidence yet that chronotype -- a person's propensity to sleep at a certain time -- influences depression...

Asian Seafood Exports Treated With Carbon Monoxide

Food safety officials in Belgium seized almost 80,000 tons of tuna in the course of a few months in 2020. More than 90 percent of non-compliant products were imported from Asia.

Mushrooms (Any Kind) Lower Cancer Risk

When specific cancers were examined, the researchers noted the strongest associations for breast cancer as individuals who regularly ate mushrooms had a significantly lower risk of breast cancer.

One Brand Is The Self-Proclaimed Champion Of Junk Food

Just 37% of Nestlé's consumer food and beverage products meet international health standards.

Fully Charged Cellphone Saves Kayaker Lost In Storm

WMTW | BIDDEFORD, Maine — Whenever dispatchers Dylan Martin and Lori Penney take a 911 call, one of the first and most important questions they ask each caller is "where are you?" That question proved especially important on Tuesday when a call came in from a kayaker off the coast of Biddeford who had gotten caught in fast-changing weather and dragged more than a mile offshore. "He didn't have a clue where he was. He was...

“Microbial Loads Off The Charts”

EATDRINKBETTER – Meal kits like those provided by companies like Purple Carrot, Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, Plated, SunBasket, and more promote a lot of things we stand behind: high-quality ingredients, reducing food waste, and helping people learn to cook (or at least cook at home, while following a very detailed recipe). We love all of these things about meal kits, but there are few things NOT to love too. A new study reveals some...

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