FOOD, FACTS and FADS

Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health


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The Clean Protein Revolution?

It is very hard to imagine a world where meat is not the center of most American plates.  Recently, plant-based diets have become more of a focus in terms of our overall health and the health of our planet. Now there is a new book, Clean Protein: The Revolution that Will Reshape Your Body, Your Energy, and Save Our Planet by Bruce Friedman and Kathy Freston. For a summary, CLICK HERE.

Food Facts and Fads has previously posted some real time news about some recent ventures into the interesting process of making “meat’ in  the laboratory. Would you try the “Impossible Burger”? For more on this provocative new product, CLICK HERE.

Bottom Line: The American consumer will ultimately decide on the acceptance of these new protein sources or will this  become mainstream or just a new fad?

 

 


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Preventing Bacterial Contamination on Produce

A Bacterial Superbug

Food safety is a very important aspect of nutrition education that is often ignored Since most produce is not cooked and eaten raw, it has unfortunately  become a source for bacterial contamination. The article gives some practical advice on how to avoid food poisoning from produce sources.

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Do you want lemon with that?

Often, foodborne illness outbreaks never have the source of  the outbreak identified.  Perhaps it’s the innocent little lemon wedge in your tea or water?  The risk is small since bacteria are everywhere and their carriers are usually our hands – therefore,  hand washing is the best protection.  But is that little lemon wedge really necessary?  The studies in the article say maybe NO.

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