What is Campylobacter?

Can you name the most common cause of food poisoning in the world?  You might guess salmonella or E.coli, but it’s actually a bacteria called campylobacter.  1.3 million people a year in the US alone get infected by the campylobacter bacteria.  Like many other...

Poisoning Coworkers More Common Than You Think

Let’s face it.  We all have that coworker that just gets on our nerves.  Pencil tapping, humming along to the bad office music, personal phone conversations—it all gets to be too much.  But how far would you go to get rid of them?  Judging by the news lately, some...

Arsenic In Rice

As more and more people are looking for gluten free options, rice is gaining in popularity.  But you might want to think again.  Far more worrisome than gluten is the arsenic in rice. Rice is THE leading contributor to arsenic in the diet And the type doesn’t...

Should You Worry About Glyphosate in Your Food?

A San Francisco jury recently ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay a California man $289 million.  DeWayne Johnson claimed that spraying Roundup on weeds during his years as a school maintenance worker had caused his cancer.  A recent Cornell University study found...

Salmonella Outbreak – What You Need to Know

The ongoing Salmonella outbreak is growing.  Product recalls are rampant.   It seems that one of the main ingredients in many snack foods and seasonings, whey powder, has been recalled by the FDA for potential Salmonella contamination.  The powder is used in hundreds...

Why So Many People Are Getting Food Poisoning

It seems that every day there’s a new story of an E. coli or Salmonella outbreak in the news.  The CDC says 1 out of every 6 people in the United States will get sick with a food borne illness this year.  What’s going on?  Why do we hear about food poisoning cases so...