A discussion on the GM crops issues, featuring an advocate who is on the science and policy advisory group for ACSH.
Category Archives: Food scares
My friend and high flying Agriculture Lawyer, Gary Baise, midwest farmer hissownself, and DC Law Firm Doyen of EPA regulatory abuses, writes a regular column for Farm Futures
Orwellian junk science outfits always get dressed up with nice names.
Some reacted negatively to my applause for Gary Taubes.
I have always admired the work of the great Taubes, since he is fearless even when he hopes to get published by the NYT and other lefty pubs.
I would say that smoking tobacco goes back a ways and that even the worst results of epidemiological studies shows that 90% of tobacco smokers manage to avoid the deadly cancer causing effects of cigarette tobacco smoking.
Here we go again. Parabens are the bogeyman. These people need to take a nap.
The Media, following the lead of the Public Health community, loves to create food anxiety.
Here are examples.
Here’s a vote in favor for GM foods from a former nut case.
I friend sent me this stupid public relations release from Humana on another cancer scare. Thanks Jeff. Jeff get’s his health insurance from Humana.
courtesy of the BBC:
“The owner of a British food shop in Canada says he has been ordered to stop selling Marmite, Ovaltine and Irn Bru because they contain illegal additives.
“Tony Badger, who owns Brit Foods in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, told local media that food safety officials had removed the foods from his shelves. Continue reading
As in the case of 4 methyl-cyclohexane methanol, organic chemistry sounds really really scary.
Here’s a fine exercise for your favorite Chemophobe, similar to the annual Thangsgiving Dinner list that is put out by the American Council on science and Health.
This time just a great discussion by an Australian chem teacher.
Opposition to Genetic Modification (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) food crops has developed an undeserved status as a priority in the enviro fanatics world, considering that they are preventing important food improvements.
The anti GM GE movement is causing great harm.
Let’s get back to the real world, if a cow or a pig is treated with an antibiotic, and then the pig or cow is slaughtered for meat,
GUESS WHAT, the antibiotic is not in the meat, since it is digested as just another chemical.
Please don’t choke when you read this nonsense.
You should be reminded that this is what appears in these silly grocery store and book store mags all the time.
Usually with pics of well defined boooodies.
There is no point in explaining why the premise of the article is stupid–how does one establish the magnitude of stupid when there is no measure of stupid in the casual health press–salt is a threat to 30 year old exercise freaks? I don’t think so. Old guys with congestive heart failure or kidney disease–maybe.
Cinnamon swirls are beloved in Denmark, but recent testing by the Danish government found many of these rolls had more of the spice than allowed by European health guidelines. Now bakers may have to change their time-tested recipes. Too much cinnamon? Yes, there is such a thing.
You think there are supplements or additives or changes in diet that will make magic?
Louis Pasteur was a great man and he showed us the way to a safer food supply.
[European Food Safety Agency press release]
“Aspartame and its breakdown products are safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure, EFSA concludes in its first full risk assessment of this sweetener. To carry out its risk assessment, EFSA has undertaken a rigorous review of all available scientific research on aspartame and its breakdown products, including both animal and human studies.”