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Great news about EA from Pastipure!

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HOUSE PASSES ANTI-GMO LABELING LAW

Reuters.com reports that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a hotly debated measure that blocks any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont.

Jonathan Youtt, of Oakland, performs a puppet show during a rally in support of the state's upcoming Proposition 37 ballot measure in San Francisco, California October 6, 2012. The initiative, commonly known as the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, would require mandatory labeling of genetically-modified raw and processed food products and prohibit products containing such to be called natural. While supporters see the measure as part of the consumer's right to know, the controversial measure has also drawn strong criticisms in recent times for being poorly written, increasing costs for both taxpayers and consumers, as well as presenting additional risks of lawsuits against retailers. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT) - RTR38V4L

To learn more visit http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/23/us-usa-gmo-labeling-idUSKCN0PX17920150723

CHICKEN NUGGETS RECALLED OVER CONTAMINATION FEARS???

NBC New York reported that Murry’s Inc., a Pennsylvania-based food company, is recalling more than 20,000 pounds of chicken nuggets nationwide due to possible staph contamination after its product tested positive for Staphylococcal enterotoxin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

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To learn more go to http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Chicken-Nugget-Recall-Murrys-Bell-Evans-Gluten-Free-Health-Staph-Bacteria-315850321.html

SUPPLIER RECALLS 1.7 MILLION POUNDS OF FROZEN CHICKEN???

A Maine poultry company that sells products to several retailers including a popular grocery store chain in the tri-state and New England has recalled more than 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken over concerns that they may be contaminated with salmonella.

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To learn more visit http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Barber-Foods-Chicken-Recall-Million-Pound-Frozen-Products-Salmonella–314731311.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrand

All Vegetarian Drive-Thru Coming Soon???

The Huffington Post reports that Amy’s Kitchen will be opening an all-vegetarian drive-thru in July.  The first restaurant will open in Rohnert Park, California, a city north of San Francisco.  Vegetarian diets have doubled over the past five years so hopefully this will be the first of many restaurants nationwide.

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To learn more visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/18/amys-drive-thru-vegetarian-amys-kitchen_n_7612660.html

What Are the Dangers of Plastic Food Storage Containers???

Some plastic food containers are not formulated to withstand the effects of being heated in a microwave oven. The United States Department of  Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service warns that such containers can melt or warp in the heat. Additionally, the USDA says various kinds of harmful chemicals can end up in your food if you put a non-microwave-safe plastic container in a microwave.

 

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This article was found in Livestrong.Com.  To obtain more information, go to http://www.livestrong.com/article/173172-what-are-the-dangers-of-plastic-food-storage-containers/

 

 

New research found that exposure to the petrochemical-derived compounds known as phthalates can play a significant role in affecting a woman’s sexual desire.

Food storagePhthalates (pronounced “thallets”) are found in plastics, pharmaceutical drugs, cosmetics, insecticides, and even baby care products.  They have been linked to asthma, birth defects, and cancer. Some medications are coated in a type of phthalate known as di-n-butyl-phthalate.  They recommend storing food in glass containers.  It’s why Premier Group International (www.pregrp.com) makes “safe” plastic food storage products.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/not-tonight-ive-had-too-many-toxins.html#ixzz3VEKe66uL

Could “BPA free” Plastic Bottles be Messing With Your Hormones?

A new study made public by MotherJones.com talks about how harmful chemicals make their way into your beverages, and shows which bottles are affected the most by UV contact. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/06/bpa-free-plastics-tritan-nalgene-dangerous

Toxic Chemicals Found in Dollar Store Products???

Themindunleashed.org reported toxic chemicals being found in 81% of Dollar Store products.  Apparently the products tested contained chemicals linked to learning disabilities, cancer, and other serious illnesses.

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http://themindunleashed.org/2015/03/81-percent-of-dollar-store-products-tested-contain-chemicals-linked-to-learning-disabilities-cancer-and-serious-illnesses.html