Tag Archives: disease

Salmonella has been contaminating millions of eggs every year for decades

16 Sep

Experts are at a loss for why Salmonella enterica, the strain implicated in the recent egg recall, has continued to infect millions of eggs every year for at least the past 35 years. Much evidence seems to suggest, however, that salmonella runs rampant throughout conventional poultry products because of tight living conditions and unnatural raising methods that harbor and spread disease. Continue reading

Consumers may soon have a new “Frankenfood!”

14 Sep

Consumers may soon have a new “Frankenfood” to contend with as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon decide whether or not to approve genetically-modified (GM) salmon as food. If approved, the GM salmon — known as AquAdvantage — will be the first GM animal officially authorized for human consumption in the U.S. Continue reading

Vegan Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a Myth

5 Sep

Some vegetarians will avoid becoming vegan because of one simple myth they’ve heard again and again: they’ve heard that vegans can suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency based on their diet. Lots of vegetarians decide, based on this faulty information, that they need to continue eating animal protein. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Continue reading