Thursday, March 08, 2018 by: David Williams Tags: artificial meat, beef, clean meat, food, food cloning, food labeling, food science, goodfood, grocery, lab meat, lab-grown meat, meat products, regulation, USDA, weird science (Natural News) The era of so-called clean meat – artificial meat that was created from cells in a laboratory setting instead of being taken from real, live animals – is almost here. And the world has barely begun to try to keep up. Even the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has taken their sweet time in dealing with the issue. But now they have finally made their first move. In a newly-filed petition, the USCA has listed off all of their current concerns on clean meat, making it clear that they want the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to differentiate between conventional meat and artificial ones by putting forth official definitions for either one of them. This is according to a report that covers the 15-page petition, which aims … [Read more...] about U.S. beef industry makes strategic move to counter lab-grown meat with legal definition of “meat”
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What is the exact definition of healthy living? Some people find the attempts to define the term as silly and wasting time. They say many people already know what healthy and living are. Actually, many people are still unclear of what is healthy living all about. Healthy living is not just eating right and exercising, In fact, it’s how to live a healthy life by incorporating proper lifestyle elements into all aspects of your life. Healthy Lifestyle That said, it refers to living up your life holistically towards bringing about harmony and balance to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. In other words, healthy living is living your daily life by adopting a healthy lifestyle. To live healthily, one small conscious effort at a time is all you need to begin the journey towards achieving your goal. Since healthy living has to do with taking care of the entire you, taking responsibility and making smart health choices starting today and … [Read more...] about Healthy Living – Definition and How to Go About It
There are few greater joys for a cyclist than watching car commuters lurch along in bumper-to-bumper traffic while you're casually pedaling home from work. Instead of adding to life's aggravations, commuting by bike melts away workday stress. Rather than spending more time sitting on your butt, you are sitting on your bike's saddle and getting a workout. (If you're looking to get serious about exercise on your bike, consider picking up a copy of Jason's book.) And instead of contributing to the world's pollution problems, you are doing your part to make our planet a little greener and cleaner.Need more motivation? Consider these eye-opening statistics from the cycling advocacy organization PeopleForBikes:Using a bicycle to commute 4 days a week for 4 miles (one-way) saves about 54 gallons of gas a year.The energy and resources needed to build one medium-size car could produce 100 bicycles.Cars and SUVs account for 40 percent of daily oil consumption in the US.Traffic congestion wastes … [Read more...] about Your Definitive Guide to Riding Your Bike in Traffic
Doctors have yet to reach a verdict on whether some OTC painkillers are safe to take with daily low-dose aspirin. The main concern: The pills may interfere with aspirin's anticlotting effects, negating heart-health benefits. A 21,000-patient trial run by Steven Nissen, MD, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, aims to find a definitive answer by 2010. In the meantime, if you're a low-dose aspirin user, here's how you can safely get the pain relief you need: For arthritis or migraines: If you must also take an anti-inflammatory drug like ibuprofen (such as Motrin or Advil) or naproxen (e.g., Aleve), take the aspirin an hour before any of these pills to avoid interactions, advises Nissen. For aches and fever: Choose acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol), he says--it's been shown to be safe and effective when taken with aspirin, even if taken together. … [Read more...] about Aspirin Safety Tips
RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—On Tuesday, the Senate passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) and finally instituted provisions that will, hopefully, make Salmonella-tainted spinach and poisonous peanut butter things of the past. Though it's intended to make our food system safer, the bill has heightened fears among some that it could do everything from abolishing farmer's markets to making backyard gardens illegal. So let's take a closer look at some of the most widely disseminated myths about the bill.Myth: The food-safety bill is now law.Truth: Not yet. The bill won't become law until the House of Representatives either passes S. 510 or reconciles it with the version they passed last year, H.R. 2749. "We will now push hard for the House to pass this version of the bill," says Ferd Hoefner, policy director at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. Otherwise, he adds, small-farm and organic advocates may lose ground on some hard-fought battles that went into shaping … [Read more...] about [UPDATED!] Government Takeover of Your Garden? What the Food Safety Bill Really Means
Joe Speeney had never been a lawn geek, that suburban cowboy in the saddle of a candy-apple red Toro, pesticide bottle riding his hip like a six-shooter.Still, having grown up playing football and baseball on his own childhood lawn, he admired a well-kept swath of green as much as the next guy. And each time he looked at the small patch of turf behind his townhouse in Bernards Township, New Jersey, Speeney was pleased to think that his month-old son, Dan, would have a place to roll around, get dirty, be a boy. A lawn-care crew tended his entire neighborhood, and Speeney had wondered how the neighbors kept their grass so nice. Then one day four summers ago, his wife called him at work. "They're spraying something on the lawn and in the trees," she told him, "and it came through the windows before I could shut them. Our eyes are burning." "I hit the roof," Speeney, 43, says. First, he and his neighbors called the neighborhood association. How could it let the crew fog their homes and not … [Read more...] about Could Your Lawn Be Lethal?
In the spirit of selflessness, this year I offered to relieve my mom of her Thanksgiving turkey duties and roast the big bird myself.There’s just one problem: I’ve never cooked a bird in my life, let alone a fowl with a major holiday riding on its success.My preliminary recipe research only amplified my self-doubt. As a first-timer, I wanted the simplest strategy for turning out a winning turkey—nothing fancy—but a quick Google search revealed that from oven temps to turkey tools, every chef and their mother-in-law has a different take on “the best” turkey technique.Related: 4 Easy Ways to Upgrade Thanksgiving LeftoversWhere should you stuff your stuffing? How often should you baste? To brine or not to brine?To make matters worse, every recipe is framed as the be-all and end-all of turkey recipes. Smoking your turkey, steaming your turkey, frying your turkey—how could all of these recipes be the recipe?I was tempted to just give up and wing it, … [Read more...] about The 7 Scientific Secrets Of Better Turkey
(Natural News) The link between brain tumors and cellphones is now more real than ever. As reported in Hosted.AP.org, an Italian court recently ruled in favor of a telecom company employee after it concluded that his brain tumor was caused by excessive use of the company cellphone. According to the report, Telecom Italia employee Roberto Romeo was obliged to use the company cellphone for three hours a day for 15 years for work-related matters. As Romeo pointed out in the report, cellphone use of just one hour a day is already considered “intense use”. The court ruled that his excessive use has resulted in a brain tumor which, while benign, has caused hearing loss in his right ear.Romeo, who urged people to take precautions when using their cellphones, won the verdict against state social security. The ruling entitles Romeo to social security payments of 6,000 to 7,000 euros every year. According to the report, the verdict has left consumer protection agency Codacons to … [Read more...] about Cell phones definitely cause brain tumors, Italian court rules
It’s a hot day and you are relaxing in the shade with a cold glass of your favourite beverage. What would you do if you found out you were drinking a known carcinogen? Benzene 101 The chemical sodium benzoate is added as an antimicrobial preservative to many liquid products, mainly beverages. It can also be found in salad dressings, condiments, sauces, juices, and liquid supplements. While sodium benzoate has been linked to hyperactivity in children, the main concern is that it can form benzene, a known carcinogen shown to increase the risk of leukemia and other cancers. Interestingly, benzene is a naturally occurring molecule, but there is no reason even small amounts of any toxin should be added to consumable products. Benzene is formed when salts of benzoic acid, such as sodium benzoate, are used in the presence of an acid, such as citric or ascorbic acid (vitamin C). This chemical reaction is accelerated with exposure to light, heat, or minerals such as iron. A … [Read more...] about What’s In That Drink?
To breastfeed or not to breastfeed: that is a decision that every mother must make after bringing a child into the world. At various times in history, such as the post-war 1950’s, breastfeeding went out of vogue. However, it is now widely recognised that mothers’ breast milk is far superior to even the most advanced baby formula, with the WHO recommending that, where possible, children be breastfed for two years at least. According to a 2007 Australian Senate inquiry into breastfeeding, 83% of mothers begin breastfeeding in the hospital. However, only 45% persist to the three month mark, and 14% to six months. While formula has admittedly saved the lives of countless infants who, for various reasons, have been unable to tolerate breast milk, if a mother is able to breast feed her baby, she should certainly do so. Let’s find out 10 reasons this is the case: Breastfeeding can help mother and baby to bond: For all babies, but particularly for those who are born … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is Best