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Maybe, but you should certainly avoid deli meats for the listeria (If you follow through that link and read you’ll know why). This isn’t an abstract risk, Listeria out breaks are happening all the time (just ask a Canuck how their year went). Let’s not go down that road and get back to the nitrates.…

Stupidity about cancer and meat

There’s a story in the WashPost today about how spicy marinades decrease the heterocyclic amine (HCA) content in grilled meat. They think you should care because HCAs are likely carcinogens. There are many things about this that get my back up so lets make a list: 1) Nobody knows how much cancer HCAs may be…

The Woodrow Wilson Center released a report on engineered nanomaterials used for food applications. The aren’t common (we think), but there are a few technologies that are making their way to the market. One for instance would have a nanofilm that has anti-microbial properties. Of course, it may also leach into your food. Yum! (Okay,…

AngryFoodie

As promised yesterday, here’s how I make breakfast sausage (I do it for taste but it will also lower your nitrate intake). And as to the old saying, I’d much rather make sausage than make laws. You’ll need a meat grinder. I like the food grinder that attaches to a Kitchen Aid mixer since I…

A study done at the University of Michigan found that organic crops produced yields no different than conventional farming in developed countries and may actually increase the yields in developing countries. This could be for a couple of reasons including “narrow row spacings, environmentally friendly soil conservation practices and natural insect control” but also the…

It’s been too long a wait for someone to do a study like this. In the wake of the large study that found that vitamin supplements are not helpful and some may be harmful, we have a simple study that should have been done long ago to determine if it’s the fruit and veggies or…