How Safe Is Your Food?

February 1, 2019 by  
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The number of pregnant women with Zika in the US just tripled

May 23, 2016 by  
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on May 20th that the number of pregnant women in the US with Zika virus is now three times higher than previously thought. The cases have jumped from 48 to 157, although the agency claims that it’s aware of less than a dozen babies or fetuses who’ve actually suffered from birth defects due to the infection. However, since most of the pregnancies are ongoing, that number will likely climb. An additional 122 cases in pregnant women have also…

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World’s largest ‘mosquito factory’ in China to release 20 million bugs a week

March 16, 2016 by  
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Mosquitoes may be small, but they are a pretty big problem when it comes to public health in many areas of the globe. Now, a Chinese ‘mosquito factory’ is doing something about it that may become a widespread practice: releasing millions of male mosquitoes each week so they can breed with wild female mosquitoes and eventually kill off the species. How will that work, exactly? The mosquitoes they release will be infected with a bacteria that results in infertile eggs in female offspring, so after a few generations, the numbers will fall dramatically. Read the rest of World’s largest ‘mosquito factory’ in China to release 20 million bugs a week

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FDA bans import of some Mexican cilantro after feces found at farms

July 28, 2015 by  
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The FDA has announced a ban on imports of cilantro grown on certain farms in Mexico, as well as heightened scrutiny for Mexican-grown cilantro after a series of inspections uncovered sorely unsanitary practices on sites where the herb was being grown. “Objectionable conditions” were noted by the agency at farms in the state of Puebla, Mexico, including the presence of human feces and toilet paper in growing fields, and the FDA believes that these farms are responsible for hundreds of cases of the parasitic illness cyclosporiasis in the US in recent years. Read the rest of FDA bans import of some Mexican cilantro after feces found at farms

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Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes may be released in Florida

January 28, 2015 by  
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In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area. Scientists  have bred male mosquitoes with virus gene fragments, so when they mate with the females that bite and spread illness, their offspring will die. This can reduce the mosquito population dramatically, halting the spread of diseases like dengue fever. Local residents aren’t impressed, though: there is no guarantee that  only non-biting males will be released, or that no modified DNA will enter a human’s bloodstream if they’re bitten. Read the rest of Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes may be released in Florida Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aedes aegypti , Brazil , break-bone fever , Cayman Islands , chikungunya , dengue , dengue fever , disease control , fda , florida , florida keys , Floridians , genetically modified , genetically modified mosquitoes , GMO , GMO mosquitoes , insecticide , Key West , killing mosquitoes , mosquito , mosquito larvae , mosquitoes , Oxitec , petition , petitions , tropical diseases , tropical mosquitoes

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FDA Finalizes Overdue Plans to Crack Down on Factory Farms’ Antibiotics Use

December 13, 2013 by  
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Photo via  Shutterstock The Food and Drug Administration finally approved two long-overdue proposals this Wednesday to curb farmers’ frequent use of antibiotics as a way to slow the rapid growth of antibiotic-resistant diseases. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control , at least 23,000 people a year are dying from drug-resistant superbugs. Though the announcement symbolizes a critical step forward, the FDA’s strategy depends on voluntary cooperation from the drug industry. Read the rest of FDA Finalizes Overdue Plans to Crack Down on Factory Farms’ Antibiotics Use Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antibiotic-resistant diseases , antibiotics use , centers for disease control , drug industry , drug-resistant superbugs , factory farming , fda , Food Drug Administration , superbugs        

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Shanghai Heat Wave Hits Record High of 105 Degrees Fahrenheit, Killing at Least 10

July 31, 2013 by  
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Image via Shutterstock Shanghai is currently experiencing a record-breaking heat wave that has already claimed 10 lives as temperatures climb to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The Chinese city is experiencing its highest temperatures in over 140 years as a result of faulting drought and a subtropical high pressure system. Read the rest of Shanghai Heat Wave Hits Record High of 105 Degrees Fahrenheit, Killing at Least 10 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: China heat wave , eco design , green design , shanghai , Shanghai heat wave , Shanghai Municipal Centre for Disease Control , sustainable design        

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Australian Researchers Develop the World’s First Malaria Vaccine

July 3, 2013 by  
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About half the world’s population is at risk of catching malaria, and just in 2010 alone around 660,000 people died from the disease. But imagine if the scourge could be eliminated? Researchers in Australia have opened up the possibility with the development of the world’s first <a href=" “>malaria vaccine. As it reaches the first stage of human trial, hopes are high that people around the world might no longer have to live in fear of the hum of a mosquito. Read the rest of Australian Researchers Develop the World’s First Malaria Vaccine Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: disease control , Griffith University Institute for Glycomics , malaria , malaria prevention , malaria research , Malaria Vaccine , malaria vaccine developed by Griffith University Institute for Glycomics , malaria vaccine developed by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research , Malaria Vaccine Ready for Human Trials , Professor Michael Good , Queensland Institute of Medical Research , WHO , World Health Organization        

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San Francisco’s SmartSpace SoMa is the First Prefab Micro Housing Project in the US

July 3, 2013 by  
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9 Human Parasites You Don’t Want Along for the Ride (Slideshow)

January 28, 2010 by  
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Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention You’ve probably heard of the old “Six Degrees of Separation” game, which more often than not leads to Kevin Bacon (he did star in more than 60 movies)

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