Archive for May 2014

“Got Raw Milk?” Advocates Push for Legalization in Canada

Is fresher always better? Advocates of the increasingly popular agri-food movement tell us to buy organic, protest GMOs, and always favour the least processed foods. All of this certainly sounds healthy – that is until you look closer at the science, which when it comes to raw milk, doesn’t always favour the farm-to-table theorists. What the science says Anyone who’s taken a food safety course will confirm that raw milk contains seriously harmful bacteria. Science-based evidence has revealed that unpasteurized milk plays host to an array of well-known invaders, such as Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, and Campylobactor. These germs have.. READ MORE »

Custom Made Lab Organs Revolutionize Drug Testing

Imagine being able to grow part of an organ in a lab – and then run tests on its functioning in order to truly understand how best to treat a particular condition. Rather than use human subjects to test new therapies, which involves costly and complex pharmaceutical quality control protocols, researchers could develop customized treatments using genetically engineered samples. Organ-on-a-chip Scientists from Harvard’s Wyss Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have collaborated to revolutionize clinical research with new organ-on-a-chip technology. Using patient stem cells, the team actually engineered part of a heart. The.. READ MORE »

3 Health Foods You Didn’t Know Are Toxic

Forensic lab tests conducted by Natural News health advocate Mike Adams reveal that many of our trusted health foods are actually toxic. Select rice protein powders, gingko biloba supplements and cacao powder were all found to contain poisonous levels of lead, cadmium and tungsten – heavy metals that cause cancer, heart disease and impaired brain function.

Disinfectant Food Wash: Sensible or Scary?

Is what’s good for the countertop good for the cold-cuts?  One might argue that eliminating bacteria present on food preparation or processing surfaces is of little value when the food itself is already contaminated with salmonella or E. coli. That very reasoning prompted PURE Sciences Inc. to develop a new, direct-to-food application for its liquid disinfectant called SDC (silver dihydrogen citrate). Swift Acting, Long Lasting For years, SDC has been used to wipe down contact surfaces in restaurants and factories – part of a well-established food safety certification protocol. CEO of PURE Sciences, Hank Lambert says they’ve produced new concentrations.. READ MORE »

Drug prices Double, Triple: Fair Play or Foul Practice?

Canadians are plagued by skyrocketing drug prices, and in many cases are unable to afford life-saving treatments. Big Pharma defends its position, maintaining that an influx of cheap generics has forced it to inflate name brand pricing.