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Organic Certification Is Not A Food Safety Standard

When Miles McEvoy became Deputy Administrator of the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) he set out to do something in the Obama administration that Science 2.0 long had called for, and Consumers Union had been calling for a decade before us; spot field testing of organic food so their customers could be certain that the prohibited substances and excluded methods that marketers advertise in...

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Organic Certification Is Not A Food Safety Standard

When Miles McEvoy became Deputy Administrator of the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) he set out to do something in the Obama administration that Science 2.0 long had called for, and Consumers Union had been calling for a decade before us; spot field testing of organic food so their customers could be certain that the prohibited substances and excluded methods that marketers advertise in...

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John Birch Society Water Beliefs Renewed By San Francisco Progressives

A new "raw" trend has made its way into the paper of record for anti-science woo and miracle vegetable fads - the New York Times.Along with articles about astrology and acupuncture, they have now given us a look at the "raw water" craze, which is to say they have basically created the craze by giving it free publicity, which they can then write about it for their audience which, let's be honest,...

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John Birch Society Water Beliefs Renewed By San Francisco Progressives

A new "raw" trend has made its way into the paper of record for anti-science woo and miracle vegetable fads - the New York Times.Along with articles about astrology and acupuncture, they have now given us a look at the "raw water" craze, which is to say they have basically created the craze by giving it free publicity, which they can then write about it for their audience which, let's be honest,...

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Microbiome: ‘Emerging Medical Science’ Is The New Term For Chasing A Fad

Microbiome: ‘Emerging Medical Science’ Is The New Term For Chasing A Fad

Nestle, the world's largest food company, has decided to embrace optimizing our microbiome, which consists of trillions of bacteria living in the digestive system and which has been linked to depression, multiple sclerosis, autism - you name it, and someone is claiming their product will fix it. read...

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The Politics Of Antibiotic Resistance Factor MCR

The news that the Department of Defense had found a woman in Pennsylvania with a strain of E. coli carrying the gene mcr-1, the first time plasmid-mediated resistance to colistin (MCR) has been found in the United States, should have brought calls to action, because MCR creates resistance against colistin, a powerful antibiotic seldom prescribed due to side effects that remains effective as a...

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