Monday, May 6, 2013

reading this week

Antibiotics in Your Food: What's Causing the Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Our Food Supply and Why You Should Buy Antibiotic-Free Food (Eating Well)
From one of my favorite journalists, Barry Estabrook, comes a great article about antibiotic-resistant bacteria in our food. (You can get MRSA from the food you eat. Nice, right?) If you read one of the articles I'm posting about today, read this one.

The Problem with Wal-mart's Hunger Games (Take Part via @andybellatti)
Great article about the way industry tries to spin its charitable work. You can't create the problem with your low wages and poor healthcare and then turn around and try to act like you want to fight the problem with grants. It ends up turning the very real issue of hunger in America into a marketing gimic. What's really sad is to see food bloggers give in to promoting their contests, etc.

Victory for Bees (Independent)
The European Union has voted to enact a two-year ban on nicotinoids - the pesticides many believe are responsible for mass bee deaths. (It's time to follow them, America!)

Heavy use of herbicide Round Up linked to health dangers (Reuters)
Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Round Up, a Monsanto weed killer which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, was linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson's, infertility and cancers.

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