Good morning. To the news!
Cheese is good for you: “Researchers found that cheese can act as a carrier for probiotic bacteria, widely regarded as beneficial to immune health.Scientists at the University of Turku in Finland discovered that probiotic cheese can tackle the age-related deterioration of the immune system known as immunosenescene.”
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It’s not the meat – it’s the meat: “Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter.Eating unprocessed beef, pork or lamb appeared not to raise risks of heart attacks and diabetes, they said, suggesting that salt and chemical preservatives may be the real cause of these two health problems associated with eating meat.”
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Too much of a good thing can kill you – especially if it is uncooked: “The woman, who wasn’t identified in the "New England Journal of Medicine" report about her case, was rushed to the emergency room of New York University’s hospital in New York City last summer by her family after she became lethargic and lost her ability to walk and swallow for a period of three days.

She had been eating between 2 and 3 pounds of raw bok choy, or Chinese white cabbage, each day for several months in the belief that it would help manage symptoms of her diabetes.

But when she arrived at the hospital, the woman was suffering from extreme hypothyroidism, respiratory failure and a thyroid-linked, potentially life-threatening type of coma, according to the NEJM study and NYU’s Dr. Michael Chu, a resident who helped treat her with endocrinologist Dr. Terry F. Seltzer.” the importance of cooking

Salmonella Strike of the Week: “Salmonella identified in raw alfalfa sprouts, linked to 22 illnesses in 10 states, prompted an 18 state recall Caldwell Fresh Foods sprouts on Friday.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday recalled products have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections in consumers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Wisconsin. “ salmonella outbreak

World Bank Lends to China for Food Safety Improvements: China and food safety

Food Fraud of the week: ranch dressing food labeling

Another Reason Grass-fed/local is better: adulterated feeds:

And in local news – well, we don’t have any, really. Garden is up. We’re putting in two new raised beds, mostly to get out of the chore of mowing the grass plats between the old beds.Our local farmers market is in full swing now.



Snarky housewife from Upstate New York. Into gardening, fiber arts, smallholder farming.