For long scientists have been working to find out the reasons that prompt an individual to end his/ her life. Now, findings of a recent study reveal that food poisoning is one of the causes behind increased suicidal behaviors. The study has established a correlation between food-borne parasites and mental or emotional problems endured by some people.
Counterfeit goods that include monkey meat, dead insects and sugar laced with fertilizer are among the illicit food and drink items seized by Interpol, Europol and multinational enforcement agencies. It is said to be the biggest global crackdown to date with more than 10,000 of these potentially dangerous goods confiscated.
In the absence of inspection fee hikes on a regular basis to catch up with escalating costs, most restaurants usually don't get inspected frequently or properly. However, this is soon going to change for restaurants in Colorado, when inspections will henceforth be frequent and uniform.
Good news for the iconic Blue Bell ice cream aficionados. The company has started supplying its ice cream to a vast area in the southeast, counting almost all places south of New Mexico and extending to the two Carolinas. Although Blue Bell is yet to restore supplies of all the 66 flavors, which were available before the company was linked to a multi-state Listeria outbreak, which claimed three lives.
Some Flavors of Trader Joe's chocolate sticks had to be recalled by the company because milk, one of the products' ingredients, was not mentioned on the label. Though not problematic to people who do not have any problems with milk consumption, the labeling error could prove worrisome for people with milk allergies or lactose intolerance.
Over the previous week, several companies such as General Mills, Mars and Kellogg have reported plans to mark genetically modified items despite the fact that they don't believe it's a smart thought.
Contrary to the efforts of some of the biggest names in the food world, who have reportedly spend millions of dollars to avoid labeling that their products contain genetically engineered ingredients, from July 1, consumers will come to know of whether the packaged foods they are purchasing any genetically modified plants.
Who doesn't love chocolates? It's one of the most popular foods all over the world. But health watchdog As You Sow released a report that says a dangerous amount of lead and cadmium are found in some popular chocolate brands.
If the federal officials are to be believed, the E. coli outbreak that was traced to fresh sprouts seems to be over. Earlier, they said that 11 people from two states had fallen ill following consumption of E. coli infected alfalfa sprouts made by Jack & The Green Sprouts.
Believe it or not, fake and adulterated meat, alcohol blended with methanol and, worse still, pet foods are mixed in products meant for human consumption are still be sold in many stores and malls across the United Kingdom. In fact, food crime continues to wreck havoc even three years after the notorious horsemeat scandal in the country.
Food manufacturers are not yet requried to place warning labels on products that contain BPA liners. However, stores are required to post general notices by May 11 informing the public on the dangers of BPA as well as the possibility that some products could contain the chemical.
Federal health officials have declared that Salmonella found in a food product called RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal and marketed by Garden of Life has infected as many as 27 people in eight states.
Microwave radiations are widely used not only in cooking but also in TV Broadcasting, radar and mobile phones. Reheating your food in the microwave, however, is a bit controversial. Others say it is not healthy to heat your food in the microwave oven. But according to an article by Forbes, microwaves don't really affect the nutritional contents of your food, except for some losses in its water content.
Classified as an ultra-processed food item, people have leared to be wary of soft drinks, or at least, control the amount they consume. However, there are actually far worst drinks than sodas in terms of sugar content. Though tea, coffee and chocolate have proven health benefits, it would be best to steer clear of these drinks due to their high sugar content which would make the regular soda look almost "healthier" by comparison.
One of the world's most favorite fruit is probably the avocado. Its mushy, greenish and tasty mash is equally healthy and nutritional. It can be turned into smoothie, ice cream, salad, pancake, toast and many more. But lately there were videos and recipes going around claiming that the avocado seeds are good for your body. But can we really eat avocado seeds? Experts say, you probably shouldn't.