Posts tagged Food safety at home


Eat Organic And Pee Less Pesticides!

In the ongoing debate over whether people who eat organic foods actually any real benefits over non-organic, an interesting study was released yesterday that indicates that an organic diet has at least one benefit. The study found lower trances of organophosphate metabolites in consumers that ate organic food for a week compared to those who …

Oxygen Activism!

You may not even realize it, but much of the food you already have in your refrigerator has been exposed to activated oxygen, or ozone, before you even bring it home. That’s because food producers utilize commercial-grade ozone generators to treat fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy before goods head out to market.

All Organic Food Is Not Created Equal

One glaring problem within the growing organic and natural food marketplace is that just because something is labelled “organic” doesn’t mean it is free of pesticides, chemicals, and other toxins. There was a recent study by our Canadian neighbors that found that pesticides contaminated nearly half of the organic produce sampled. What’s more, there are …

Why You Need to Stop Drinking Fluoridated Water

You’ve been told that it’s smart to drink fluoridated water because it strengthens your teeth. It’s said that drinking fluoride helps prevent cavities and is totally safe. If that’s the case, why does your fluoride toothpaste come with the warning If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a …

4 Ways Factory Farms Are Making Us Sick

Americans are eating slightly more meat today that we were in 1970, but we’re devoting a lot less of our budget to beef, pork and chicken than we were 40 years ago. In fact, that figure has been cut by more than 60%, from 4.1% to 1.6%. How is that possible? For sustainable food advocates, …

The FDA Just Made Eating Gluten Free a Whole Lot Easier

For Americans with celiac disease, eating gluten free used to be tricky. Shoppers with celiac – an autoimmune disorder characterized by a negative reaction to a protein in wheat – had a hard enough time preventing cross-contamination in their own kitchens, but eating out brought a whole new set of worries. Restaurants made food safety at …

School Lunch Disaster Kills 23 Kids in India–Can it Happen in the US?

A government-sponsored school lunch program in India known as “the Midday Meal Scheme” has been providing safe food for kids since the 1960s. It’s the largest school lunch program in the world. It serves over 120 million children in more than one million schools, and for many Indian children this meal is the day’s only …

10 Dangerous Chemicals in Food

Don’t be alarmed, sustainable lifestyle fans, but chemicals in food are inescapable – no matter what you choose at mealtime. To a scientist, food is really just a way to deliver vital proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and other compounds to our body. We break all of that down and turn it into fuel for our day, …