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Posts Tagged ‘healthy food’

Got The Blues? Avoid Fast Food

Monday, Mar. 17, 2014

83253738Golden arches. A white-haired colonel. A girl with red pigtails wrapped in blue ribbons.

Though seemingly harmless enough, such fast food branding may be affecting your ability to experience happiness, according to new research.

In the study, recently published in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal, the University of Toronto looked at how people relate to iconic fast food logos, which have been traditionally associated with efficiency, leisure – and therefore greater happiness. Instead, it found that this imagery …

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Unwanted Ingredient Lurking In Your Organic Chicken

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

178564147Did you know that inside industrial hatcheries, eggs are routinely injected with small amounts of an antibiotic used to treat a myriad of bacterial infections?

Well, the practice is allowed in organic production, too, and could lead to the occurrence of superbugs in the future, according to a new Consumer Reports study republished in Mothers Jones.

For decades, the poultry industry vaccinated chicken embryos in order to prevent Marek’s disease, a common, deadly herpes virus attacking chickens, John Glisson, …

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Pesticides Found On Organic Produce, The So-called Healthy Food

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

87735692We see traces of pesticides in our everyday living environment. They’re in our soil. They’re in our water supply. Now, there is evidence that suggests that these toxic chemicals can be found on our healthy food, too.

In the last two years, almost half of all fresh organic produce tested in Canada contained pesticide residue, according to new findings provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and reported by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The data, which was taken …

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Freezing: The Easiest Way To Preserve Healthy Food

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

153156948How often do you pull a frosty bag of meat out of the freezer, only to realize you have no idea how old it is? And should you let that bother you?

Food experts say that the duration of freezing has no effect on how safe the food is to eat. While the taste and nutrient quality of the food will degrade over time, there is no cut-off or best-before date. As long as the food is frozen and thawed …

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