The world of honey trading is a murky one, riddled with smuggling and fakery
. But honey detectives
are on the case! And they have a new, powerful weapon: a laser tool
designed by the European Space Agency
to measure carbon on Mars that has been re-purposed to detect fake honey. (Via
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Molds On Foods: Are They Dangerous?
Finally a US government agency tells us all what's OK to eat after it's gotten moldy.
Do you still have some leftovers from Christmas hiding in the back of your fridge? Are you wondering if you should eat it?
This is a site dedicated to that very important question. [more inside]
As if mad cow wasn't enough.
The UK has pulled saskatoon berries from store shelves while they decide if the berries are safe to eat. If not, my family in Saskatchewan should be dead by now.
The UK Food Standards Agency is looking for your views
on these cute little berries
. So juicy, so tasty, so purple. How can you say no?
In 2000, 40% of chickens sent to stores from seven plants was contaminated.
And this is just the one we've heard about. Between stories like this and the animal diseases in Europe, meat is looking less and less appetizing. It looks like what the food industry gets away with may finally be too outrageous to be ignored. Not to mention whether non-meat foods are processed with any more attention to sanitation than meats. Of course if they can get away with cutting costs this way, they will.
Another corporation shoving dioxin-contaminated food down the throats of unsuspecting consumers. In this case, more than 2200 times the amount allowed to be in a refinery's waste water.
Obviously, Ben and Jerry's must be stopped.