Tag Archive for contamination

New study from tainted author with conflicting interests on GMOs

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Back in September of 2012, French scientists led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen and colleagues said that they did a study that showed rats fed on a diet containing a Roundup-resistant maize variety or given water with Roundup at levels permitted in the United States, died earlier than those on a standard diet. The study…

Blood-red water flows through Wenzhou

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It’s really foreboding when the waters run red like blood. In this modern society, it typically means pollution. Suspicious Blood-red Water Inundates River in Wenzhou. An inner city waterway in the eastern city of Wenzhou was found to have been inundated by an influx of blood-red water this morning. Local residents say the river was…

You know it’s spring in China when the pigs come floating by

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Last year by this time, there were thousands of reported carcasses in the river apparently due to a virus but that was not officially confirmed. China hit by new flood of dead pigs in river. Chinese authorities have found 157 dead pigs in a river, state media said Wednesday, underscoring the country’s food safety problems…

These peanuts have a bite to them

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This was a bit weird. Loose tooth pops up in peanuts | Toronto Sun. A couple’s New Year’s Eve celebration came to a halt after making a grisly discovery in a bag of Safeway-brand Spanish peanuts. A human tooth. That is the claim made by Michaela Epp after her boyfriend, Graham Calder, accidentally bit down…

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and canned frog

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Green beans are off the menu at this home. Gloria Chubb finds frog in can of green beans | ksdk.com. An Indiana woman bought a can of green beans on sale for 69 cents, and what she found inside will keep her and her family from ever eating canned green beans again. “We eat a…

This isn’t part of your complete breakfast

A mummified bat (not the one found in the cereal box)

Man finds mummified bat in his morning bowl of cereal | Metro.co.uk. The hungry German man’s start to the day was completely ruined when he discovered the dead bat in his bowl of cereal at his home in Stuttgart. The incident was reported to health officials who are attempting to establish how the errant bat…

Yangtze River Runs Red

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Yangtze River Turns Red and Turns Up a Mystery | ABC News Blogs – Yahoo!. For a river known as the “golden watercourse,” red is a strange color to see. Yet that’s the shade turning up in the Yangtze River and officials have no idea why. The red began appearing in the Yangtze, the longest…

Comprehensive study concludes raw milk products are unsafe in all cases

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In a followup to the raw milk controversy that was sparked by the latest outbreak of illness in Pennsylvania, here is the most comprehensive look at illnesses related to raw dairy products (milk and cheese). This report is available here (PDF) at the CDC web site. Although pasteurization eliminates pathogens and consumption of nonpasteurized dairy…

Fracking: It’s a bit more complicated than that, scientists say

Fracking is a controversial topic that has generated some heated emotions among skeptics. For example, when Brian Dunning aired a Skeptoid episode on the topic, he lost many subscribers because he did not come out and say it was an all around horrible thing. Big issues are typically more complicated than the black and white…

Beirut becomes the Red River Valley

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Beirut River mysteriously runs blood red The Beirut River mysteriously turned blood red Wednesday after a stream of unidentified red liquid began pouring from the southern bank of the river in Furn al-Shubbak. The source of the liquid had yet to be determined Wednesday evening, as the river continued to empty the red-colored water into…