Peanut Corporation of America officials found guiltyFood 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 labeling 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.
Human trials planned for genetically-modified super bananas
www.gizmag.com June 17, 2014
Genetically Modified Foods
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
Bee Die-Off and President Obama
On December1, 2013 several European nations banned a wide class of insecticides named neonicotinoids in an attempt to reverse their rapidly declining bee population.
The result has been a success, their bee populations have rebounded.
“Italy banned neonicotinoids five years ago.
Bee kill incidents have been reduced, and yields have been maintained, avoiding any economic hardship for farmers”.
Other European countries have had similar success.
Rather than do what the Europeans have done to alleviate their bee die-off,
President Obama has by Executive Order,
ordered the below agencies “to develop a National Pollinator Health Strategy (Strategy).”
Wouldn’t it be make more sense to follow the Europeans example?
(a) the Department of State;
(b) the Department of Defense;
(c) the Department of the Interior;
(d) the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
(e) the Department of Transportation;
(f) the Department of Energy;
(g) the Department of Education;
(h) the Council on Environmental Quality;
(i) the Domestic Policy Council;
(j) the General Services Administration;
(k) the National Science Foundation;
(l) the National Security Council Staff;
(m) the Office of Management and Budget;
(n) the Office of Science and Technology Policy; and
(o) such executive departments, agencies, and offices as the Co-Chairs may designate.
Obama moves to save the honey bees, targets pesticides
Free Republic. June 20, 2014
Russia Suggests that War may be necessary to stop Monsanto. Toxicology
Posted by MBD.One Radio Network. July 3, 2013
Rebuttal: Neonicotinoids the real sting for bee populations
IFPress.comDecember 13, 2013
The White House. Office of the Press Secretary. Presidential Memorandum -- Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.
www.whitehouse.gov. June 20, 2014.
Ener-G Egg Replacer 50 lb bag available at Industrial Commodities, Inc.
Phone: 859.368.8762 Mobile: 804-874-6722
Industrial Commodities, Inc.
1209 Sherborne Pl., Lexington, KY 40509
PVC and BPA
BPA is BisphnolA. This has the chemical formula (CH3)2C(C6H4OH)2
PVC is commonly used in building materials, pipes, siding, flooring, some food containers. It has a tendency to outgas. “Phthalate DEHP is often added to PVC to make it flexible”1 PVC’s safety is being challenged. Much information is available on internet.
BPA is commonly used in food/beverages and in some construction materials. Some chemicals can migrate from BPA into food/beverages. Polycarbonite contains BPA. FDA says the migration is low enough not to be a concern, except with baby bottles and sip cups. Some studies disagree. FDA banned it sip cups and baby bottles.
Reduce your use of PVC in Plastics and other Household Products.
Genetically Modified Food
Feed and Grain.04/17/14
Genetically Modified Organism
Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases.
Entropy. Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneft Updaed 04/18/2013
Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance. Toxicology
Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Senef. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Revised 09/024/13
New Study links glyphosate use with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
GM Watch 02/18/14
Glyphosate and Cancer.
Dr. Mae Wan Ho. Institute of Science in Society. 03/02/14
Use of Herbicide Roundup linked to health dangers-U.S. Study
Carey Gilam.Reuters. 04/25/13
The Food and Drug Administration uses several mesh sizes when looking for bug eggs,3 including Mesh 30. The United States Department of Agriculture recommends an even smaller Mesh 50 to sift for flour beetle eggs, “Pre-sift the flour with this size of sieve, or an even smaller #30 mesh sieve.) For collecting eggs, a #50 mesh sieve should be used to pre-sift the flour.”4 A #50 mesh has an opening of .0110 inch.5. Even a #50 doesn’t catch all bug eggs.
Ener-G Foods will replace at no charge any of its products which become infested with bugs.
National Historic Site of Canada. Deltmail.org
Sorting the Flour 03/02/14
DOCK Mesh (scale) Wikipedia.
Guide to Inspections of Grain Product Manufactures.
Food and Drug Administrations July 2013
Beetle Wrangling. United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services
P.W.. Beeman, S. Hass and K. Friesen
Listings of Phenylalanine
Culinary Arts Schools
The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies
Jack PennNutimom Inc.05/31/12
Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain
Artificial Sweeteners can Actually Cause Weight Gain
Jamie Yacoub, M.P.H., R.D.Fit Day. 12/09/2013
Artificial sweeteners are safe and effective tools for weight management says obesity specialist
Elaine Watson.Food Navigator. 11/26/2013
“All starches are made up of varying proportions of amylose and amylopectin.”1 “Potato Starch has about 20% amylose.”2
Resistant starch can be listed as dietary fiber. Food companies like doing this because it increases sales. If a starch doesn’t list dietary fiber it probably doesn’t contain significant amylose.
Non-Modified, Resistant Corn Starch is produced by several companies.3
Modified Resistant Starches are made by subjecting amylopectin starch to acids and/or bases to change the branched, chain molecule to straight, amylose molecules. Companies doing this are below. 4,5
Both Potato Flour and Potato Starch Flour are cooked. My only comment on eating raw potato is to make sure the potatoes are not green or sprouting. 6.
It is possible to make amylose starch by heating some types of amylopectin starch into a gel and cooling it. This is RS4 starch.8
1. Understanding Starch Functionality. Scott Hegenbart, Editor. Food Product Design. Jan. 1. 1996.
2. Cargill Foods has produces resistant corn starch.
3. Ingredion Company produces resistant corn starch
4. Cargill Foods makes resistant Tapioca Starch.
5. Penford rolls out fibre with resistant potato starch product. May 15, 2008
6. Penford.com. Delivering Digestive Wellness 7. Potato Starch Pilot Plant. Zockerforschung Tullin. Accessed December 4, 2014.
8. Food Processing Staff. Resistant Starch 101: A guide to Understanding This Fiber-Like Starch. Food Processing.
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Food
Joe Whitworth,Food Quality news.10/14/13
Emily Coyle.wallstcheatsheet.com. 01/04/2014
Senators Angle for Monsanto Friendly FDA Voluntary GMO Labeling Guidance
Katherine Paul, Alexis Baden-Mayer.9/25/13
WA GMO Initiative, See How I-522 will impact you.
GMO labels won't affect supermarket prices, study says.
Maggie Hennessy. Bakeryandsnacks.com. 09/12/2013
Genetically Modified Organisms. Maui joins Kauai in limiting GMO Crops. Hawaiian islands take more steps to limit spread of GMO crops.
Christopher D'Angelo.Reuters. 12/06/2013
Treatment for Candida Albican
Govindsamy Vediyappan.Research Treats the Fungus Among Us with Nontoxic Medicinal Compound. Kansas State University.09/12/2013.
Dr. Kummerow sues FDA......
Elaine Watson.Food Navigator - USA. 08/13/13
Gina Kolata.The New York Times. 09/05/2013
Nanotechnology and Food
Toxic Nanoparticles Might be Entering Human Food Supply, MU Study Finds
QA Magazine. September 3, 2013
Nanotechnology applied to European food production- A review of ethical and regulatory issues.
Trends in Food Science and Technology. September 4, 2013
Genetically Modified Crops
US Regulations Misses some GM Crops
Heidi Ledford. Nature. 08/20/2013
Genetically Modified Crops Pass benefits to Weeds
Jane Qiu. Nature. 08/16/2013
GM rice delivers antibodies against deadly rotavirus
Michelle Dobrovolny. Nature. 08/09/2013.
Monsanto drops GM in Europe
Daniel Cressey. Nature. 07/23/2013.
Hunt for mystery GM Wheat hots up
Heidi Ledford. Nature. 07/17/2013.
WHO Food Additives Series, No. 5., 1974. IPCS, Inchem.
Hot Chocolate News
American Academy of Neurology, 07/31/2013