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- Factory Farming - A View from New Zealand
- International Health News - Your
Gateway to Better Health A review of factory farming in New Zealand FACTORY FARMING – A VIEW FROM NEW ZEALAND BY MAURICE MCKEOWN, BDS, PHD As the world struggles with yet another health crisis – Bird Flu, we have to ask how many of these problems have we brought upon
03/27/04, 23753 bytes
- Is Modern Food Still Your Best Medicine?
- INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS IS MODERN FOOD STILL YOUR BEST MEDICINE? by Maurice McKeown, BDS, PhD Many of us would like to think that this is the case, but there are growing doubts that the prescription can be relied upon. In recent years we have been assailed by messages about unsafe food. Is it from
10/01/07, 23229 bytes
- NEWSBRIEF – JANUARY 1999
- NEWSBRIEF - Organic farming is better. Intensive, chemical-based agriculture seriously depletes soil content of organically bound carbon and nitrogen. It may take as much as 200 years for the soil to recover if left in its natural state. The addition of manure can double soil carbon and nitrogen levels
03/02/04, 2755 bytes
- NEWSBRIEF – AUGUST 2001
- NEWSBRIEF - PCBs in chicken. A major food scandal in Belgium in 1999 revealed widespread contamination of chicken and eggs with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). This particular contamination was caused by the addition of 50 kilograms of old transformer oil to 500 tons of animal feed. Belgian researchers
03/02/04, 2839 bytes
- NEWSBRIEF – FEBRUARY 2004
- NEWSBRIEF - Perils of chicken farming. Approximately 49 billion chickens are consumed worldwide every year. Thirty years ago it took nearly 3 months to grow a broiler chicken to slaughter weight (2 kg) – today it takes 41 days and the stated goal of the chicken industry is to reduce this period by
03/02/04, 3423 bytes
- The French Paradox – Fact or Fantasy
... R. Ware, PhD The French Paradox is based on the notion that the French eat a diet rich in butter and other fatty sauces, foie gras, fatty cheese, foods high in cholesterol and saturated fat, and have traditionally shunned low-fat products, i.e. theirs is a diet conventional wisdom holds to be bad, and
10/01/07, 33706 bytes
- Salmonella common in ground meats
- Salmonella common in ground meats COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND. About 1.4 million cases of salmonella food poisoning occur each year in the United States. Most cases resolve on their own within five to seven days, but between 3 to 10 per cent require treatment with antibiotics. Researchers at the University
03/02/04, 4325 bytes
- NEWSBRIEF – MAY 2003
- NEWSBRIEF - Safety of food supply questioned Food poisoning kills 5,000 people, puts 325,000 in hospital, and makes 76 million sick every year in the USA. One of the major reasons for this is the antiquated US food inspection system, particularly in the beef industry, which places the burden of preventing
03/02/04, 3414 bytes
- NEWSBRIEF – DECEMBER 1999
... . Bt is also a very close cousin to B. anthracis the bacterium that causes anthrax, a potentially fatal disease that can affect both humans and farm animals. Bt expert Lars Andrup of the National Institute of Occupational Health in Copenhagen now warns that Bt is able to exchange DNA with other Bacillus
03/02/04, 3661 bytes
- Is fast food addictive?
- Is fast food addictive? WASHINGTON, DC. Obesity and diabetes are growing at alarming rates in countries where fast foods have become the staple diet. The health commissioner in New York City recently announced that the incidence of type 2 diabetes in that city now stands at 8% or double the rate encountered
03/02/04, 4208 bytes