FOOD BITES: JULY 2018

Magnesium Treats Depression

As little as 248 mg of magnesium per day leads to an astounding reversal of depression syndrome, according to research conducted at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and published in the journal PLoS One in June 2017.

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FOOD BITES: AUGUST 2018

Source of Yuma E. Coli Romaine Found

Federal officials first announced on April 13 an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown and produced in the Yuma, Ariz., area. Federal investigators found the source of the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 on July 28: canal water.

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FOOD BITES: NOVEMBER 2018

Lab-Grown Meat Gaining Traction

More and more meat is being grown in labs from cultured cells. Several start-ups, such as Mosa Meat, Memphis Meats, SuperMeat and Finless Foods, are developing lab-grown beef, pork, poultry and seafood. This burgeoning niche industry is attracting millions in funding; Memphis Meats gobbled

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FOOD BITES: APRIL 2019

Fast Food Daily Diet for Many in U.S.

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds more than one in three Americans eat fast food on a typical day – about 85 million people. The CDC surveyed people from 2013 to 2016, and 40 percent of the respondents ate fast food but not necessarily every day. Roughly 23 percent ate fast food for breakfast. Lunch was the most popular at nearly 44 percent, and dinner was a close second at 42 percent. The study found men were more likely to eat fast food at lunch whereas women ate it as a snack. Contrary to popular belief, fast food is not limited to low-income people; higher-income families consumed the most fast food at 42 percent, compared to 36.4 percent of middle income families and 31.7 percent of the lowest-income respondents. In the past 30 years, fast-food chains have increased portion sizes and added more calories and salt to their meals, according to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Between 1986 and 2016, portion sizes of entrees at 10 of the largest fast-food chains increased by 39 grams and 90 calories and had 13.8 percent more sodium. Side items such as French fries added 42 calories and about 12 percent more sodium during the same period. The average dessert items increased by 72 grams and had an additional 186 calories with 3.6 percent more sodium. Another study found 22 of the top 25 U.S. burger chains, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Five Guys, Sonic, Hardees, Rally’s, Steak & Shake, A&W and White Castle, received a failing grade in a review assessing their practices and policies on antibiotics use in their beef products.

The scores were published last October in a report by the Center for Food Safety, Consumer Reports, Food Animal Concerns Trust, U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Education Fund, Friends of the Earth and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Wendy’s received a D minus because 15 percent of its beef is sourced from producers that cut the use of tylosin, an antibiotic, by one-fifth. Only two chains – Shake Shack and BurgerFi – received an A rating; both companies currently serve only beef raised without antibiotics, according to the report. Overuse of antibiotics in livestock can make resistant bacteria spread, putting humans at risk of developing life-threatening infections. The CDC says antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. The World Health Organization says it is one of the greatest threats to global health, food security and development. At least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection annually, and of these at least 23,000 die, according to the CDC.


Bayer’s Monsanto Roundup Found in Beers and Wine

Traces of glyphosate from Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer were found in 14 popular beers, including Coors Light, Miller Light, Budweiser, Corona, Heineken Guinness and Stella Artois. The only beer with no glyphosate was Peak Organic

IPA. The tests also found five wine brands and one cider contained glyphosate. Sutter Home’s 2018 merlot had the highest levels of glyphosate at 51.4 parts per billion. Weed-killer products are not permitted in making organic beers and wines. The study found three of the four organic alcoholic beverages tested contained glyphosate. Although the amounts detected were below the Environmental Protection Agency limits, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, which conducted the testing, says it is still concerning given the potential health risks. Glyphosate is a probable carcinogen, according to the World Health Organization.

ANGELA S. HOOVER

Angela is a staff writer for Health & Wellness magazine.

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