Winter Solstice 2010
In this issue:
This last period has been another where it seems wherever we look there are some horrific things happening all around. The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster is something none of us who care for the environment want to experience, but of course it has happened. We also have a re-emergence of GE activity, just when you thought our leaders had got the idea that WE DON'T WANT IT, hope you enjoy this newsletter, thanks for being here:)
Too much sodium in your meals?
There seems to be a lot of confusion over what is good salt, so with the help of an article written by one of our colleagues who knows all about minerals we are going to put things straight.
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Quantum Nucleotide Complex
This month we profile product from Premier Research Laboratories, the Quantum Nucleotide Complex is one of our first choices when faced with some type of opportunistic infection
Health snippets(International News)
GM salmon available for consumption soon?
A salmon that grows at twice as fast as normal is about to be the first genetically modified animal available for human consumption, not something that we will be rushing out to buy, what about you? The report in The Telegraph staes that scientists from the USA hope that the sterile GM salmon can offer an efficient and safe way to breed salmon in fish farms, so that the wild fish can be left in the oceans. The Food and Drug Administration is currently considering whether the so-called AquAdvantage is safe to eat. It could be on sale within a year. So far, GM crops are available for human consumption, and the fish would be the first GM-modified animal for this purpose. Environmental campaigners, however, question whether the GM material is safe for humans to consume and fear the sterile salmon will mutate in the wild and be able to breed.
AquaBounty, the company behind the GM salmon, claimed the fish would be sterile and therefore no risk to the wild, and would also be a much more energy efficient way to produce a nutritional food source. Lord Melchett, policy director at the Soil Association, said the new technology was not worth the risk. He stated that once an animal was bombarded with other genes, the DNA was unstable, and there was no guarantee these fish remained sterile. It posed far too great a risk to wild salmon. Fish that grew that quickly was likely to lose some of its environmental benefits.Read the news paper article here
USA: Organic Trade Association on synthetic dyes to colour food.
In response to a call from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to ban synthetic dyes to colour foods, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has reminded consumers that they can already avoid such dyes in the marketplace by choosing to purchase organic foods. CSPI’s latest report entitled “Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks” outlines health concerns posed by the nine currently approved dyes used on conventionally produced foods. According to CSPI, the dyes present “a rainbow of risks,” including allergic reactions, hyperactivity, and even cancer.
“Organic handlers do not use any synthetic dyes in organic food products,” OTA’s Executive Director Christine Bushway pointed out, noting, “It is another one of the benefits of choosing organic foods.” No synthetic dyes are allowed in organic handling, as regulated by national organic standards under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program.Read the report by clicking here
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