NEWS ARCHIVE

Glycemic Index
Low-Glycemic Index Carbohydrate Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors, Insulin Resistance. Newswise.com.  
December 17. 2014 http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/627382/?sc=dwhn

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
Antibiotics are used to increase production of farm animals and food crops.   This has contributed to antibiotic resistant bacteria.
"Each year in the U.S, at least 2 million people are infected with drug-resistant bacteria, and at least 23,000 die as a direct result of these infections, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."1   Peptides named "cationic antimicrobial peptides" are new potential drugs to treat people infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria.  These are not a antibiotics, but nonetheless they kill harmful bacteria.  Peptides are 2 or more aminos acids forming a molecule.  CAPs are highly effective against antibiotic, resistant bacteria.  See below:

1. New drug proves effective against antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs" Science Daily.  December 10, 2014. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141210080738.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29

Genetically Modified Organisms, Oregon
"Law360, New York (December 09, 2014, 6:48 PM ET) -- Proponents of a ballot initiative that would require food manufacturers and retailers to label products containing genetically modified organisms said Monday they have filed a lawsuit that would force regulators to recount approximately 4,600 mail ballots that were rejected by the state."

Jonathan Randles. Oregon GMO Measure's Backers Sue Over Rejected Votes  .  Food and Beverage
http://www.law360.com/foodbeverage/articles/602750?nl_pk=b7cf4e94-164b-46ff-a21a-9f3640fc509b&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=foodbeverage

New Type of Genetically Modified Organisms
The European Food Safety Authority is preparing a report concerning new GMO technology which interferes with (for example turns-off)  genes in plants and animals.   
This is known as RNAi.1  This technology can be used to eliminate toxins.   For example cottonseed is an excellent source of nutrition, but it contains toxins.   
Tobacco plants produce carcinogens.   The carcinogens could be eliminated.   Allergic causing toxins could be eliminated from foods2
The problem is we don't know the dangers of this technology.

1. Preparing EFSA for the next generation of GMOs.  December 4, 2014. European Food Safety Authority.  Accessed December 4, 2014.
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/141204.htm?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20141203&utm_conten=hlt RNAi report

2.  RNA interference.  Accessed December 4, 2014.  Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNA_interference

Antibiotics and Biocides in water, toothpaste, wipes.
The biocide/antibiotic,  Triclosan is added to soaps, toothpaste, antiseptic wipes, and is in water.  
Type into any search engine, "Triclosan in Antibacterial Soap," "Triclosan in Wipes."  Triclosan in water1 ,
and “Triclosan and antibiotic resistance”.   It causes liver cancer and turmors  and is in most human  breast milk, lakes, streams...2


1. APUA White Paper on TriclosanTufts University.  Jan. 2011.   Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics http://www.google.com/url?

2. This Week in Science. Nov 19, 2014. Episode 490.  http://www.twis.org/2014/11/21/1654/

Celiac Disease
Celiacs are having immune responses to non-gluten proteins in wheat.1.2   
"The researchers found that a substantial number of the subjects with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (a rash associated with the disease)
had an immune reaction to five groups of non-gluten proteins.3

1.  Annie-Rose Harrison-DunnNot the only culprit?  Celiacs react to non-gluten wheat proteins.   www.foodnavigator.com. November 18, 2014.
http://goo.gl/wLZous

2. Catharine Paddock, PhD. Celiac disease triggers may include non-gluten proteins.  November 6, 2014.  Medicalnewstoday.com.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284990.php

 3. Could non-gluten proteins play a role in celiac disease?  American Chemical Society.   November 5, 2014.

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2014/acs-presspac-november-5-2014/could-non-gluten-proteins-play-a-role-in-celiac-disease.html

Kidney Disease
Air Pollution Associated with Higher Rates of Chronic Kidney Disease.  ASN.  Released: 23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT 
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/625069/?sc=dwhn

Kids and Food
Susan M. Gross, Allison Zucker, Erin Biehl, Sahnah Lim, Beth Marshall, Marycatherine Augustyn, David M. Paige and Kristin N. Mmari.. 
Young Children Take but Often Barely Touch Healthy School-Food Options.  John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
November 12, 2014 http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/626088/?sc=dwhn

Genetically Modified Organisms
California Bans Genetically Modified Salmon.

California Ban on Genetically Engineered Salmon Expands Protexctions, but Opens a Dangerous Loophole.   October 2, 2014.   Center for Food Safety.
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3523/california-ban-on-genetically-engineered-salmon-expands-protections-but-opens-a-dangerous-loophole#

 Pestices
Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides1

1. Youris.com.  Reducing pesticides, adding sound vibrations and boosting harvests.  Science Daily. September 16, 2014.  
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140916122938.htm

Aspartame
FDA rejects petitions to ban aspartame.  American Council on Science and Health.   November 5,  2014.
http://acsh.org/2014/11/fda-rejects-petitions-ban-aspartame/

Jeff Overley.  FDA Rejects Ban On Diet Soda Sweetener Aspartame. Law 360.  October 27, 2014.
http://www.law360.com/articles/590576/fda-rejects-ban-on-diet-soda-sweetener-aspartame

"The exquisite and pivotal laboratory work done by Professor Maria Alemany is proof conclusive that aspartame
and, therefore, methanol does turn into formaldehyde within the living organism.  Dr. Alemany… clearly and unequivocally demonstrated methanol’s evolution into the formation of formaldehyde modified proteins and DNA."1

1. ROTGUT ASPARTAME, METHANOL MANIA By Dr. Betty Martini. National Health Foundation. March 4, 2014.
http://www.thenhf.com/rotgut-aspartame-methanol-mania-by-dr-betty-martini/

GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms)
Oregon and California ballot measures would require genetically modified foods to be labeled.

Oregon:
"On Nov. 4, in the most expensive ballot measure campaign in Oregon history, voters will decide whether to force food manufacturers to label their products 
that contain genetically modified ingredients sold in the state."1

Colorado
"The measure would require any "prepackaged, processed food or raw agricultural commodity

that has been produced using genetic modification" to include the label: "Produced with genetic engineering." 
If approved, the law would be put into effect by January 1, 2016."2

1. Tracy Loew. All eyes on Oregon as voters decide GMO labelingStatesman Journal.
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2014/10/25/eyes-oregon-voters-decide-gmo-labeling/17919083/

2. Colorado Mandatory Labeling of GMOs Initiative, Proposition 105 (2014).  Ballot Pedia.
http://ballotpedia.org/Colorado_Mandatory_Labeling_of_GMOs_Initiative,_Proposition_105_(2014)

Peanut Corporation of America officials found guilty

A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts against three former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) employees in relation to a Salmonella outbreak which sickened almost 700.
Food Quality NewsSept 22, 2014

Artificial Sweeteners and Obesity.
Sugar Substitutes Linked to Obesity. Nature. Sept. 17, 2014. 
Sweeteners 'could cause obesity' scientists warn. The Telegraph. Sept. 17, 2014.

Oregon GMO labeling initiative secures place on November laveling ballot.
An initiative to mandate the labeling of foods containing ingredients from genetically engineered crops has qualified for statewide vote in November.
Oregon GMO labeling initiative secures place on November labeling ballot.
Food Navigaator-usa.com  July 25, 2014

BPA (Bisphenol A)
If passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, the Ban Poisonous Additives Act would within 180 days of enactment require that
reusable food and beverage containers (such as Thermoses) that contain BPA cannot be sold, and other food and beverage containers containing the substance cannot be introduced into commerce.
Legislation to ban BPA could push America backward-NAMPA.
Navigator-usa.comJuly 2014
Human trials planned for genetically-modified super bananas 
www.gizmag.com June 17, 2014

Genetically Modified Foods
Bananas that have been genetically modified to have high levels of Vitamin C
are scheduled to be tested. Hopefully, if they are marketed, they will be labeled as genetically modified.

Genetically modified ‘super banana’ to be tested on Americans
rt.comJune 16, 2014

Human trials planned for genetically-modified super bananas 
www.gizmag.com June 17, 2014

 

 



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