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  • Live Maggots Found in Whole Foods Meat Case, Health Officials Say They’re Not Moving Fast Enough ..

    04/30/2014 6:50:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 68 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Maggots found in Whole Foods meat case, health officials say they’re not moving fast enough to fix the problem Whole Foods claims to be “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,” and that they, “maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry.” Such claims might start to be questioned, however, after a disgusting discovery at one of their San Francisco locations on Monday, April 21. Last week, KRON 4 News exclusively reported that maggots were found in a meat case. Now, KRON 4 News is reporting that the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) claims Whole Foods hasn’t worked quickly enough to...
  • No evidence organic foods benefit health: study

    05/24/2010 4:24:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 113 replies · 1,103+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Consumers who opt for organic foods often believe they are improving their health, but there is currently no strong evidence that organics bring nutrition-related health benefits, a new research review finds. A "disappointingly small" number of well-designed studies have looked at whether organic foods may have health benefits beyond their conventional counterparts', according to the review, by researchers with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health in the UK. Moreover, they found, what studies have been done have largely focused on short-term effects of organic eating -- mainly antioxidant activity in the body --...
  • Michelle Obama's White House Garden Good First Step in Supporting Sustainable Agriculture

    03/22/2009 12:59:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 2,456+ views
    Enhanced Online News ^ | March 22, 2009 | Taaron G. Meikle
    FALLS CHURCH, Va.--The Acting President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund said that the new White House Garden will serve as a much-needed catalyst for a discussion of how to make it easier for consumers to reap the dietary benefits of food that is produced sustainably and close to home. “We applaud Michelle Obama for starting the garden and demonstrating how healthy food can and should be part of everyone’s diet,” said Pete Kennedy. “But more work is needed. For even as the First Family is highlighting the importance of fresh, sustainable, garden-raised food, Congress and the President’s own Agriculture...
  • Help! I’m food confused

    07/25/2007 12:35:02 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies · 468+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/22/2007 | Lucas Hollweg
    There’s this organic carrot, and it’s doing my head in. It’s a nice carrot, as carrots go: fat, orange, with feathery green tufts on top. It has lived a blameless life in a field of joy, innocent of pesticides and artificial fertilisers. And now, here it is in the supermarket, rooting me on to take it home. Only, here’s the thing: the carrot is from Israel. That’s nearly 2,500 miles away. If I buy it, I will take on its carbon footprint, garnishing every mouthful with the greenhouse gas that it has splurged into the atmosphere to be here today....