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The Mexican 'germ invasion' is just the right's latest anti-immigration myth

The Mexican 'germ invasion' is just the right's latest anti-immigration myth | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
Laura Murphy: One hundred years ago, the KKK accused migrants of spreading disease. Fox News picked up where they left off
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The FDA is About to Approve the Equivalent to an Obesity Shock Collar

The FDA is About to Approve the Equivalent to an Obesity Shock Collar | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
The miracle cure for obesity has been electricity all along -- at least, so sayeth a new product just recommended for approval by the FDA's nine-member Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel.
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New York Leaders Reach Deal on Medical Marijuana

New York Leaders Reach Deal on Medical Marijuana | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
The agreement includes a major demand of the Cuomo administration: that no smoking of the drug would be permitted, though other options would be.
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Monsanto Visits Local School for 47 Minute Propaganda Presentation

Monsanto Visits Local School for 47 Minute Propaganda Presentation | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
As if the mis-education of our youth wasn’t already a huge issue, guess what your tax dollars are now paying for? Monsanto is visiting local schools to tell twelve year olds all about the ‘good’ they
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The Domino’s Smart Slice Goes to School

The Domino’s Smart Slice Goes to School | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
These pies contain fewer worrisome ingredients, but they also give students a hefty dose of marketing in the lunchroom.
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Why the First Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug Found in Food Is a Big Deal

Why the First Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug Found in Food Is a Big Deal | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
In very bad news, a superbug resistant to last-resort antibiotics was found in imported squid, according to a report this week. This is a scary development in antibiotic resistance—even if you don't eat squid. Here is why one small finding has frightening implications.
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Arizona Prisons Ignored Medical Needs And Let Sick Inmates Die, Major Lawsuit Claims

Arizona Prisons Ignored Medical Needs And Let Sick Inmates Die, Major Lawsuit Claims | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
A class action suit on behalf of Arizona's entire prison population is headed to trial.
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Billionaire Heir Sentenced To Four Months In Jail For Sexually Assaulting His Stepdaughter

Billionaire Heir Sentenced To Four Months In Jail For Sexually Assaulting His Stepdaughter | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
The heir to the SC Johnson fortune assaulted his stepdaughter from the time she was 12 to 15.
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Your vanilla ice cream is about to get weirder

Your vanilla ice cream is about to get weirder | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
An industry that once dreamed of taking over the global energy market now aims to sew up the "natural" vanilla trade. What happened?
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8 disgusting facts about hog poop

8 disgusting facts about hog poop | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
It's not just the stink: Those who live near factory hog farms report headaches, coughing, wheezing, and diarrhea.
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Breakthrough: Synthetic Meat Made From Stem Cells

Breakthrough: Synthetic Meat Made From Stem Cells | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
Last year, scientists created the world's first lab-grown burger — and by all accounts it didn't taste half bad. Sadly, the cost of a single patty ran upwards of $385,000. Now, European researchers have developed a small-scale manufacturing technique for synthetic meat that could eventually prove revolutionary.
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E. Coli Outbreak Prompts Nationwide Recall Of Nearly 2 Million Pounds Of Tainted Beef

E. Coli Outbreak Prompts Nationwide Recall Of Nearly 2 Million Pounds Of Tainted Beef | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
It's the largest outbreak of its kind within the past six years.
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The three deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal

The three deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
Did alcohol prohibition make more sense than forbidding marijuana?
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'Natural' Food Sounds Good But Doesn't Mean Much

'Natural' Food Sounds Good But Doesn't Mean Much | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
A consumer advocacy group says it's time to ban the word "natural" from food labels because it's misleading. But the quest to get the government to outlaw the word entirely faces tough legal hurdles.
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How the US government helps McDonald's sell junk food

How the US government helps McDonald's sell junk food | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
Your tax dollars also helped bring you the Taco Bell Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla and several other fast-food gems.
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Genetically modified ‘super banana’ to be tested on Americans

Genetically modified ‘super banana’ to be tested on Americans | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
A vitamin-enhanced ‘super-banana’ developed by scientists is to be tested on humans. The trials are to take place in the US over a six-week period. Researchers aim to start growing the fruit in Uganda by 2020.
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Dr. Oz Grilled By Senator Over "Miracle" Weight-Loss Claims

Dr. Oz Grilled By Senator Over "Miracle" Weight-Loss Claims | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
Since he started appearing on pal Oprah Winfrey's show a decade ago, and especially since he launched his own inexplicably popular daytime talk show in 2009, Dr. Mehmet Oz has had a history of bein...
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Washing chicken 'spreads infection'

Washing chicken 'spreads infection' | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
Consumers are being warned to stop washing raw chicken as doing so increases the risk of food poisoning.
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Pizza and French Fry Lobbyists Also Speak For Lunch Ladies?

Pizza and French Fry Lobbyists Also Speak For Lunch Ladies? | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
School lunch ladies and frozen pizza and french fry companies have more in common than the food they serve: they have also been represented by the same lobbyists.
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Kids Are More Likely To Recognize Unhealthy Food Brands Over Healthy Ones

Kids Are More Likely To Recognize Unhealthy Food Brands Over Healthy Ones | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
Fast food companies have perfected the art of appealing to kids.
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Major Health Care System Aids Battle Against Toxic Flame Retardants

Major Health Care System Aids Battle Against Toxic Flame Retardants | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
The push to rid our bodies and the environment of toxic flame retardants just got a powerful boost from a major health care system, according to experts.

Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. nonprofit health management organization, announced Tuesd...
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Big Dairy is putting microscopic pieces of metal in your food

Big Dairy is putting microscopic pieces of metal in your food | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
Nanotech is in everything from yogurt to cheese singles to Tic-Tacs. And it's largely unregulated and untested.
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Most Doctors Still Prescribing Antibiotics When They're Not Supposed To

Most Doctors Still Prescribing Antibiotics When They're Not Supposed To | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
Acute bronchitis is generally a result of any number of viruses, meaning that antibiotics won't work. This is not news to the medical or scientific community, and the Centers for Disease Control an...
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Effort To Weaken Nutrition Standards In Schools Could Cost Taxpayers Millions

Effort To Weaken Nutrition Standards In Schools Could Cost Taxpayers Millions | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
House Republicans are set to propose a bill that would undo much of the progress schools have made in offering healthier lunches in the past two years. Critics warn that added "flexibility" in school lunch menus could put childhood obesity on the rise.
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CIA Says It Will No Longer Use Vaccine Programs As Cover

CIA Says It Will No Longer Use Vaccine Programs As Cover | Health + Real Food | Scoop.it
Answering health experts' complaints that using vaccination programs for spying had hurt international efforts to fight disease, the CIA says it has stopped the practice.
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