WASHINGTON (Fox 32 News) – The FDA is investigating a multi-state outbreak of a serious intestinal illness linked to Del Monte veggie trays.
The CDC said that 78 people have contracted cyclosporiasis in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
The patients all had bought Del Monte veggie trays at gas stations and supermarkets including Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket and Peapod. The veggies were sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and have “Best If Enjoyed By” date of June 17, 2018 or earlier.
The FDA said that most people infected with Cyclospora develop diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements. Other common symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps/pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, and fatigue. Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever, and other flu-like symptoms may be noted. Some people who are infected with Cyclospora do not have any symptoms. If not treated, the illness may last from a few days to a month or longer. Symptoms may seem to go away and then return one or more times (relapse). [source]
Jews News: Takashi Kawamura, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), told foreign media that nearly 777,000 tons of water tainted with tritium, a byproduct of the nuclear process that is notoriously difficult to filter out of water, will be dumped into the Pacific Ocean as part of a multibillion-dollar recovery effort following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.
That year, an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, killing more than 15,000 people and leading to a series of meltdowns at the TEPCO-owned Fukushima No. 1, or Daiichi, nuclear power plant, causing it to spew radiation that has plagued the region ever since.
While much progress has been made to clean the area, the company has yet to deal with the water that was used to cool the plant’s damaged reactors, causing it to become tainted with tritium. more …
Opinion by Bible Prophecy: What me worry? Just because there are a lot of 7’s in 777,000 and 70 is the number associated with Jerusalem and now is the time of Israel’s 70th year anniversary, I fail to see a connection.
And besides 777,000 tons of water tainted with tritium in the vast Pacific Ocean can’t possibly be a concern, can it?
I did a little checking: According to Wikipedia, tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. The electrons emitted by the radioactive decay of the tritium cause phosphors to glow:
And just because negative consequences are associated with exposure to tritium, even at low doses (here), which could lead to adverse health effects such as an increased risk of mutation and cancer, I ask you,
what could possibly go wrong?
Health experts say consumers need to be on the lookout for certain eggs and lettuce which could be deadly.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a salmonella warning associated with eggs, and now they’re providing details about those specific eggs to help Americans avoid this dangerous illness.
The contaminated eggs are in cartons with the number P-1065 stamped on it. The recall includes more than 200 million eggs.
The FDA warns consumers not to eat the eggs. Customers may return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund.
The eggs came from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, which has three million hens, producing 2.3 million eggs a day. The farm is owned by Rose Acre Farms, reportedly the second largest egg producer in the US…. more
The era of so-called clean meat – artificial meat that was created from cells in a laboratory setting instead of being taken from real, live animals – is almost here. And the world has barely begun to try to keep up. Even the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has taken their sweet time in dealing with the issue. But now they have finally made their first move.
In a newly-filed petition, the USCA has listed off all of their current concerns on clean meat, making it clear that they want the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to differentiate between conventional meat and artificial ones by putting forth official definitions for either one of them. This is according to a report that covers the 15-page petition, which aims to force people to somehow doubt the viability of lab-grown meat…. more
A family member does this little game with me and it happens over and over. After trying a bite of something that looks homemade, I say, “Mmm where did you get this from?” and she says, “Don’t worry, it’s from Trader Joe’s, so it’s organic.” The fact that people assume all products from Trader Joe’s are organic or healthy or better than what you would find elsewhere is an alarming misconception.
For the last several months, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about Trader Joe’s. Many people are questioning the grocery store chain’s policies on genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs) and asking if I personally trust their statements about the use of GMOs in their store brand products – my short answer is no, I don’t.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE shopping at Trader Joe’s. It’s fun, the employees are super nice and helpful and it’s a pleasant experience. However, they won’t share any information with us and are completely cloaked in secrecy regarding their business practices, which makes my head want to explode…. read more
I love pizza! It’s one of my top favorite foods next to kale and cake. And I know I’m not the only one that loves it, either. Recently, the USDA conducted a study which revealed the enormous amount of pizza we consume in the United States. American consumption of cheese increased by nearly 30% in 10 years because the dairy industry is spending big bucks to promote pizza and partner with big chains like Dominos. Congress even voted to declare pizza a vegetable in the school lunch program. The government wants us to eat pizza – a lot of it. But there’s a lot going on behind closed doors that nobody wants us to know or talk about, and it all starts with the ingredients.
When I started researching pizza ingredients, one thing became abundantly clear. Pizza restaurants did not like the questions I was asking.
The only way to find out what may be lurking in your pizza is to review its complete ingredient list, which is often concealed from the public. I began calling the top pizza chains and easily found a couple ingredient lists online. But, when I called most pizza restaurants and began asking questions, they blatantly refused to share ingredient lists and their customer service reps were oblivious to what their ingredients were – they had no clue… read more
I’ve been getting the question “What do you think about PB2?” a lot lately on my Facebook page. PB2 is a powdered peanut butter, made by squeezing natural oils out of the peanut and then dehydrating what’s left, yielding a powder in which 90% of the fat is removed from the peanut.
This is the truth about PB2 and why you’ll never see me eat this manufactured substitute for peanut butter:
PB2 Is Not Whole Real Food – When I talk about the foods I eat, I tell people I want to choose the most nutrient dense foods on the planet and PB2 is just not one of them. The beauty of a peanut is that it contains all of the nutrients nature intended. It has a healthy dose of fat, protein and vitamins. PB2 extracts almost all of the essential monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, leaching the vitamin E content which is fat soluble, therefore reducing the nutritional content of the whole food. The fat is what keeps you satisfied and reduces cravings making just a tablespoon of real peanut butter so satisfying. This powdered form looks pretty clean when you review the ingredients, but it’s just another way for manufacturers to trick you into thinking less calories is better for you. They have to add a mixture of sugar and salt into the powder to make it taste better without the fat. I know I’d rather have the fat vs. the sugar and salt!… read more
The Environmental Protection Agency’s mission statement reads: “to protect human health and the environment.” Ironically, while the EPA has done some strong work in the past, the agency has also helped corporations destroy the environment and threaten human health through pesticide usage and adding neurotoxins to our drinking water. These are only two of many examples of the EPA doing an inadequate job of protecting human health and the environment.
The EPA is known to hold strong ties to oil, gas, and chemical corporations, enforcing extremely lenient regulations that allow these companies to profit at the expense of our health and the environment. The Bioscience Resource Project and The Center for Media and Democracy recently teamed up to expose some of this corruption by publishing the Poison Papers, which contains thousands upon thousands of EPA, government, and chemical company documents.
What Are the Poison Papers?
Poison Papers is a project created by The Bioscience Resource Project and The Center for Media and Democracy in a joint effort to expose any corruption within the EPA or chemical companies that somehow evade or bend U.S. laws…. read more