The rice eaters who eat old timey rice have diets deficient in beta carotene, a precursor to Vitamin A, essential for vision and good health. You can die or go blind from Vit A deficiency.
Category Archives: Food safety
I got a chuckle out of this essay by Bloom, who is over at ACSH but also works the Science 2.0 site.
Who am I? Your humble reporter of events.
What a disappointment, all the neurotics apparently don’t outnumber sensible people.
Understand this, the basic food groups as far as your intestines and liver and muscles and tissues are concerned are amino acids, fatty acids, sugars, minerals, vitamins. Your body is a stupid but amazing machine. Chemicals don’t get religion or have preferences, they take your diet as it comes in and make the most of it. Cells are non judgmental.
One more time, with emphasis–this time a discussion of trillions of feedings.
It’s back. A controversial study purporting to show that genetically modified food causes health problems was republished this week in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe (DOI: 10.1186/s12302-014-0014-5). It was retracted last year by Food and Chemical Toxicology, which published it in 2012.