Food/Water Integrity

Aug 20, 2009: Consumers Devouring Nutrient-Spiked Foods, Drinks

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Medical Writer – Thu Aug 20, 2009 MILWAUKEE – From heart-friendly margarines to sugary cereals that strengthen bones, once-demonized foods are being spiked with nutrients to give them a healthier glow — and consumers are biting, even on some that are little more than dressed-up junk food. A report released Thursday finds that even in a…

Aug 20, 2009: New Gov’t Study Shows Mercury In Fish Widespread

Thanks to Frank Herd for this tip. Article by DINA CAPPIELLO – August 19, 2009 (AP) WASHINGTON — A federal study of mercury contamination released Wednesday found the toxic substance in every fish tested at nearly 300 streams across the country, a finding that underscores how widespread mercury pollution has become. The study by the U.S. Geological Survey is the…