You just threw out a perfectly good gallon of milk because you think the “sell by” date means something


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Admit it: When you see milk past the “sell by” date in your fridge you’re apt to skip the smell test and throw that stuff out. What you might not know is that the date is actually meant for store stockers to keep track of product rotation. It offers little indication of when the milk may actually sour. You wouldn’t be alone in tossing out perfectly good milk. Nine out of 10 Americans needlessly throw away edible, unspoiled food based on “use by,” “sell by,” and “best before” labels, according to a report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard Law School.

The problem of wasted food is serious and multifaceted. As Kiera Butler reported earlier this week, a whopping one-third of the global food supply is wasted. Not only that, but this discarded food is responsible for 3.3 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions. If food…

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Are GMOs worth their weight in gold? To farmers, not exactly


#AceFoodNews seeds planted on any farm, that are genetically modified, will blow onto other farms and infect their produce always #SayNo2GMO

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Harn Soper has a real-world laboratory to test the benefits of farming with genetically modified (GM) seed. Soper’s family owns seven farms near Emmetsburg, Iowa, with organic crops on 410 acres and GM crops on some 300 acres. The farms are all in the same microclimate: If a torrential cloudburst hits one farm, it hits them all. So Soper can compare the economics of one farming style against the other. And it’s clear, when the numbers are tallied, that he’s making a lot more money farming organically than farming with GM seed.

Last week, I looked at GM farming from a 10,000-foot perspective and found that big farmers in the U.S. seem to have benefited from biotech crops. Now I’m looking at a couple of these farms from the six-foot perspective (that’s eye-level for me), and trying to understand what leads an individual farmer to choose GM seed. I emailed…

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How to clean a lake with an unstoppable oil spill: Drain the lake


#AceHealthNews – Just when you think it is save to go back in the water – another oil spill appears, oh no its the same one

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We told you in July that tar-sands oil had been leaking into the Canadian wilderness from a drilling site for well over a month — and that nobody knew how to stanch the flow.

It would be nice to update you on how that leak was finally fixed. No such luck: The oil is still leaking.

More than 12,000 barrels of leaked bitumen has been mopped up, but at least 100 animals have died at the Canadian Natural Resources’ Primrose oil extraction site. So much bitumen has flowed into a 131-acre lake that Alberta’s environment department has ordered the company to drain it and dredge it before the waterbody freezes over. From Reuters:

The leak, one of four on the sprawling project site, sprung up from an oil sands reserve produced by a process that melts bitumen with high-pressure steam so that it can be moved and processed. The leak has yet to…

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Last week ProPublica and This American Life published…


Last week, ProPublica and This American Life published a blockbuster report revealing the inherit risks of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Each year, acetaminophen overdose sends as many as 78,000 Americans to the emergency room and 150 people die from accidentally overdosing on the pain reliever “hospitals use most.”http://www.propublica.org/article/five-consumer-resources-from-our-acetaminophen-investigation.
Report link: http://www.propublica.org/article/tylenol-mcneil-fda-use-only-as-directed

FDA adds most severe warning to Pfizer’s Tygacil


#AceHealthNews – Alert – Pfizer’s Tygacil – Drugs have always had side effects, usually associated with taking them with alcohol or driving! This new drug according to the FDA has a real serious health warning ” An Increased Risk of Death” that pretty lethal drug ,that personally should be banned! then! Any thoughts from the readership?

MEDICAL CORNER ….. Natural toothpaste ….. without fluoride!!


Another excellent article courtesy of Dr Rex this time relating to Flouride Toothpaste as this extract states Fluoride toothpaste is the most widely used and rigorously evaluated fluoride treatment. Its introduction in the early 1970’s is considered the main reason for the decline in tooth decay in industrialized countries, and toothpaste appears to be the single common factor in countries where tooth decay has declined. Toothpaste is the only realistic fluoride strategy in many low-income countries, where lack of infrastructure renders water or salt fluoridation infeasible. However, it relies on individual and family behavour, and its use is less likely among lower economic classes; in low-income countries it is unaffordable for the poor. Fluoride toothpaste prevents about 25% of cavities in young permanent teeth, and its effectiveness is improved if higher concentrations of fluoride are used, or if the tooth-brushing is supervised. Fluoride mouthwash and gel are about as effective as fluoride toothpaste; fluoride varnish prevents about 45% of cavities. By comparison, brushing with a non-fluoride toothpaste has little effect on cavities. and the dangers as such! Also the water and its changes with introduction of flouride took place over a number of years as follows – The history of water fluoridation can be divided into three periods. The first (c. 1901–1933) was research into the cause of a form of mottled tooth enamel called the Colorado brown stain. The second (c. 1933–1945) focused on the relationship between fluoride concentrations, fluorosis, and tooth decay, and established that moderate levels of fluoride prevent cavities. The third period, from 1945 on, focused on adding fluoride to community water supplies.
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MEDICAL CORNER ..... Natural toothpaste ..... without fluoride!!

Analysis:

The message claims that most toothpastes available today contain Fluoride which is supposed to prevent tooth decay, but is a dangerous chemical that can lead to several health issues in children and adults as well. The story is a mixture of hoax and facts however.

Fluoride is a chemical ion of the element fluorine and is found naturally in water, foods, soil, and several minerals like fluorite and fluorapatite. It can also be synthesized in laboratories where it may be added to drinking water or can also be used in a variety of chemical products like toothpastes. It is also available in other food items like meat, fish, eggs, and tea leaves, and when they are consumed, the fluoride enters our bloodstream and is eventually absorbed by our teeth and bones.

Fluoride, in limited quantities, is important for eroded tooth enamel and damaged teeth as it helps…

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Healing A Broken Heart – A Really Heart Warming True Story


 

This is a heart-warming story about a daughter who saved her father’s life with food.

On her way off to Ecuador, she had a premonition of something negative that was going to happen to her dad. She returned home, got out of the airport, and her sister told her that he was having multiple heart attacks and looking at a quadruple bypass. Their mother had cervical cancer.

Fortunately for the dad involved, his daughter, Dina Knight, understood the simple difference between healthy and unhealthy food.

 

 

Ash Mair added a new photo to the album Spain and food


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Arthur Delaney – Food Stamp Work Requirements Not Just For Surfer Dudes In New Bill


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Arthur Delaney wrote a new post Food Stamp Work Requirements Not Just For Surfer Dudes In New Bill

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WASHINGTON — Lazy surfer dudes wouldn’t be able to keep their food stamps under a Republican bill the House of Representatives will consider Thursday, but it’s not just beach bums who’d be swept…

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Oil and fracking chemicals spill into Colorado’s floodwaters


#AceHealthNews fracking this world will only lead to problems and putting #profitb4people will lead to one disaster after another!

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Heavy rains returned to Colorado on Sunday and hampered rescue efforts after last week’s flash floods. The confirmed death toll has risen to seven, and hundreds are still unaccounted for. An estimated 1,500 homes are destroyed. Some 1,000 people in Larimer County, north of Boulder, were awaiting airlifts that never came on Sunday — they were called off because of the foul weather.

The floods have also triggered other problems that have gotten a lot less media attention: Fracking infrastructure has been inundated and its toxic contents have spilled out. Pipelines that transport fossil fuels are sagging and snapping under pressure. Tanks that store chemicals and polluted water are being overwhelmed and toppling over. Oil and gas wells are flooding.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports:

Lafayette-based anti-fracking activist Cliff Willmeng said he spent two days “zig-zagging” across Weld and Boulder counties documenting flooded drilling sites, mostly along the drainageway…

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