from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Eating healthier is a common new year’s resolution, and it might be good to start simple and stop consuming one unhealthy snack item. However, a completely healthy diet is a totally different task. There are countless fad diets that don’t really work or aren’t as healthy as they’re supposed to be. On top of all that, we should also keep an eye out for the outbreaks of foodborne illnesses and food safety recommendations. Maybe people who drink all their calories aren’t totally crazy….
- Fish and other aquatic animals caught from the Passaic River in New Jersey should NOT be eaten — because toxic waste has been dumped into that waterway for decades and proposed cleanup projects would cost well over a billion dollars (and have not yet started). The Lower Passaic River Study Area Cooperating Parties Group (aka the Lower Passaic CPG is offering a “fish exchange” to swap frozen tilapia for any fish caught from the Passaic. Yum. Three-eyed fish [url]
- California, Oregon and Washington produce the most Dungeness crab in the US, but right now, the ~$60 million industry isn’t doing so well. Domoic acid is being measured in marine wildlife along the West coast, caused by a bloom of algae in the Pacific, and levels are decreasing. With justified caution, though, crab catchers are staying away from their usual crop until levels are deemed safe, saying “We are not like the beef industry. We don’t do recalls.” [url]
- The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (a joint effort for the CDC, USDA and Food Safety Inspection Service) published a report on foodborne illness, covering hundreds of outbreaks between 1998 and 2012. If you don’t eat beef or any vegetables grown in rows, what’s left to eat? [url]
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