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Your Cheese: What the FDA Really Wants With It

Think everyone loves artisanal cheeses? You may have to remove the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from that list. Since 2012, they've made it known they're no fan of some aspects of artisanal chee…

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Genetically-Modified Salmon Insufficiently Tested for Safety

The US Food and Drug Administration is in the process of assessing genetically-modified salmon created by the US-based corporation AquaBounty Technologies for possible approval for human consumption. …

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Safeway, Kroger Say ‘No’ to Genetically-Modified Salmon

The two largest American grocery chains, Safeway and Kroger, join the growing list of grocery stores that are saying "no" to genetically-modified (GM) salmon.  According to a story in the Los Angeles …

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4 Chemicals You Can Find in Food But Probably Can’t Pronounce

It seems hardly a day goes by now without some company announcing they are removing a chemical or artificial ingredient from food product, and that's fantastic! However, for every chemical removed fro…

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Death Kits: Would You Purchase Your Genetic Fate?

How interested are you in knowing your risk of dying? If the whole truth is what you're after, it may be closer than you think... as a new kit that tells you your risk of dying gets ready to hit t…

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Why ‘Natural’ Doesn’t Mean Healthy (Video)

The word "natural" is a very powerful, persuasive and earthy-sounding adjective. We may see this word on everything from Sunchips bags to fruit juice. If you look a little closer, you'll realize tha…

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Why I Will Never Buy Peanut Butter Again

I love peanut butter. Over the years, I have bought countless jars of it—whether smooth or chunky, it’s totally yummy. Besides, it is packed with powerful health benefits: protein, vitamins, antiox…

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FDA Steps Up on Triclosan (kinda?)

Triclosan - a dangerous additive in antibacterial products - may be getting stricter regulation from the FDA, but does the new rule go far enough? The agency proposed a rule on December 15th that w…

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The Dirty Truth About Antibacterial Soap

Often assumed by consumers to be the gold standard in hygiene, antibacterial soap has recently come under scrutiny from the US Food and Drug Administration. Finally! The FDA has issued a proposal, …

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Are We Killing Our Pets With Treats?

Nearly 600 dogs have died since 2007 who consumed pet jerky treats made in China, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Another 3,600 dogs have been reported ill. The pet treats were sold und…

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