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Can You Swallow a Bit of Arsenic in Your Apple Juice?

About 20 years ago the U.S. apple growing industry was brought to its knees by a scare concerning Alar, a carcinogenic chemical sprayed on apples to make them more cosmetically appealing. Consumers we…

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Dairy Industry Wants to Sneak Aspartame into Milk

It’s possible that your milk may start containing aspartame and you’ll never know it. Two major dairy organizations are petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow them to use aspartam…

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Male Birth Control Gel?

Originally published on July 5, 2012, on bedsider.org. Could it be that, finally, after all these years, a new birth control method for dudes is on the scene? Kinda sounds like, it based on recent …

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Be Cautious of Gluten-Free Labels

By Experience Life Think you can have your gluten-free cake and eat it, too? Not so fast. Despite the hundreds of products that sport gluten-free labels, the FDA has no official standards to regu…

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Ask the Doc: SPF and Sunblock Requirements

In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration released a whole lot of guidelines about sunblock. If you want to know the basics, listen to Dr. Friedman. …

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‘Corn Sugar’ No More: HFCS Name to Stay

  The corn industry's effort to rebrand high fructose corn syrup as the more innocuous-sounding "corn sugar" has failed. Today, the Food and Drug Administration rejected the Corn Refiners A…

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Support GMO Labeling Campaigns

Mayday! Mayday! I'm pleased to announce that the Money Bomb Against Monsanto has been officially launched! Yes, it is official. Volunteers and staff from the California Right to Know Campaign…

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The Pink Slime of the Sea

Just when we were beginning to regain our appetites from the “pink slime” debacle of last month comes news that the beloved supermarket (and bottom dollar sushi bar) option “spicy tuna” is potentially…

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Are Vitamins Dangerous?

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock Over the past several of weeks, the media have gone wild over studies allegedly showing that vitamins have lethal consequences. Again and again, journali…

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Conspiracy to Keep BPA in Food?

What will it take to get Bisphenol A out of our food sources?  This chemical is a building block for polycarbonate plastic (think hard plastic water bottles) and epoxy resins (think the lining of soup…

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So funny!! Love the horror touch :)

I've heard these before but it sends chills through me to use Vodka other than drinking.

I would never keep it around to use so foolishly! Drink it and you won`t notice these other "proble…

well said, Lee

Heh,heh,heh,heh... Good one, Spencer....