Category Archives: Food safety

Mother Jones makes a pitch for irradiated food? Excellent

Irradiation of food to reduce bacterial content is a benign and effective way to make the food safer.

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Even Slate puts up a pro GM piece

I know, I shouldn’t be looking at Slate–the lefty site–but I couldn’t resist, they are getting down on the rabid anti GM movement.

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Hard to guarantee “organic”

So organic foods aren’t so pristine–big deal, it’s still just food with a trace of chemicals, like the mainstream food.

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David Ricardo rises

Ricardo made a case for specialization and trade as maximizing market efficiencies. That immediately came to mind when I read this essay about the myths of buying locally grown food.

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Reduced rates of some food borne infections

CDC report discussed. Understand that food borne illness is under-reported because many of the infections are not severe enough to garner attention. There is a wide spectrum of infectious presentations.

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Homeopathic products and the FDA

Nutritional supplements, homeopathic products, generally safe but questionably effective. What is the role of he FDA?

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Chemophobia by the Food Babe.

My, what a clueless person is the Food Babe. But she gets a lot of notice.

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