Food/Water Integrity

20 Aug: 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…

20 Aug: 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…

20 Aug: Robert Thurman: The Sacred Cows in the Health Care Debate

By Alison Rose Levy via The Integrative Health Outlook Studies show that over half of all Americans are interested in promoting wellness and preventing disease. But some people are terrified that the food Nazis will come running after them and force feed them spinach. In a series of upcoming blogs I’ll be speaking with thought leaders in integrative medicine and…