|Analysis: Behind China's U.S. pork deal, fears over feed additives|
Reuters - 5/30/2013. By P.J. Huffstutter and Lisa Baertlein - When Smithfield Foods Inc. quietly weaned the first of its pigs off the controversial feed additive ractopamine last year, it may have helped open the door for a Chinese counterpart to acquire the world's largest hog producer.
|California's children face higher health risks from contaminants in food than adults|
Environmental Health News - 5/30/2013. By Jennifer Wolstenholme - Pre-schoolers are exposed to more food contaminants than are older children and adults, reports a study from California. This is the first research to assess multiple contaminants, mostly pesticides and metals, in children's diets and compare their estimated exposures with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's guidelines. The chemicals included in the study have been linked to cancer, liver toxicity, reproductive effects or neurological damage at the levels estimated in the children based on their diets.
|GMO lose Europe – victory for environmental organisations|
Investigative Reporting Denmark - 5/29/2013. By Nils Mulvad - Monsanto will halt production of genetically modified corn in all of Europe, except Spain, Portugal and Czech republic. The agribusiness multinational states not to spend any more money on trials, development, marketing, court cases or anything else to get GM corn accepted in Europe.
|Is An Organic Food Diet Better For Parkinson’s?|
Medical Daily - 5/29/2013. By Amy Boulanger - Choosing an organic-based diet might be a healthier option for helping prevent the onset of Parkinson's Disease, or helping those already diagnosed with the disorder.