Sodexo threatens sweeping redundancies at City University   
UNISON’s City University branch is deeply disappointed to discover Sodexo, the contractor running catering staff at the university, intends to make up to half of those staff redundant. There are 40 contracted catering staff at City, and the proposed new structure put forward by Sodexo only has 20 jobs. The 30-day consultation period formally begun on 4 September, but three weeks later staff are still waiting for details of redundancy terms and the selection process. Furthermore, around 30 staff on zero hours contracts who work regularly at City University have been taken off furlough and told there is no work for the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 21, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News catering staff london universities zero hours Source Type: news

British Gas forces its entire workforce into a ‘ fire and rehire ’ process
British Gas workers have been critical in keeping everyone’s homes warm and stoves lit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet now, the company has served notice on its entire workforce and is pushing employees to accept significantly worse terms and conditions of employment. UNISON national officer for energy Matthew Lay said: “It’s important that we stand up to the attempts by British Gas to bully staff into accepting greatly reduced terms and conditions. “We are negotiating hard to find a solution, one that recognises the business’s challenges ahead but also reflects the needs of members. “...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 21, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article British Gas Source Type: news

Red and processed meat consumption and risk of depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Nucci D, Fatigoni C, Amerio A, Odone A, Gianfredi V.
Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, with more than 264 million people affected. On average, depression first appears during the late teens to mid-20s as result of a complex interaction of social, psychological and biological fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

New ways to increase Europe's sheep population - and sheep profitability
Sheep production in Europe is on the decline - meaning the EU is now importing more sheep meat than ever. That's why an EU-funded project is bringing Europe's leading sheep producing countries together to create new solutions and best practices. As a result, farmers across Europe are already seeing an increase in both sheep production and profitability that will also benefit consumers. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - September 21, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Only a Labour government can save the NHS, says UNISON   
Speaking at a Labour Party virtual conference discussion later today (Sunday) on how best to recognise and value NHS workers, both during and after the pandemic, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will say: “NHS staff have given their all for all of us. Now is the time to reward their incredible efforts and heroism, with a pay rise of at least £2,000 for every single NHS worker. “We all know that the best thing for our NHS is a Labour government – and we all know that you only get a Labour government when there is real unity. “It’s time to stop looking back and fig...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 20, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release dave prentis labour conference NHS Source Type: news

Self-isolating and sick care staff need proper pay,  says UNISON 
Responding today (Friday) to the Department of Health and Social Care’s adult social care winter plan, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Care workers who self-isolate or take time off ill need reassurances they’ll get full sick pay. Shameful employment practices and low wages are endemic in the sector. These issues need tackling properly once and for all. “Making safety kit free for all employers should mean there’s no repeat of the fiasco earlier this year. But the sourcing and distribution of personal protective equipment must be managed centrally...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 18, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release adult social care Source Type: news

Care funding must get through to those who need it, says UNISON
Responding to the extension of the infection control fund announced by the government to help the care sector, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Thursday): “With a shambolic testing system and infection rates starting to skyrocket, care homes need all the protection they can get. “Extending the funding was the least that could be expected, but the money is simply not getting through to ​the care staff that need it. “Many are expected to get by on just £95 a week if they need to stay off work, when they deserve to be paid in full. Ministers ​must get t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 17, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release care workers coronavirus Source Type: news

NHS workers call on government to show its appreciation for them
Health staff across the UK – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are beginning two days of campaigning today (Thursday) urging the government to give an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 to every worker in the NHS. Staff in UNISON branches based in NHS hospitals, ambulance stations and clinics will be using social media and taking part in socially distanced events to press home the message that health workers deserve much more than applause for their efforts during the pandemic. Health workers know the public backs an early NHS pay rise, but now want to s...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 17, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release NHS pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Retired members ’ committee announces care webinar
UNISON retired members are to hold a virtual event this autumn, after their annual conference was cancelled due to COVID-19. The union’s national retired members’ committee is organising the remote event in place of the usual conference – online and live – on Wednesday 14 October, from 11am to 12.30pm. ‘Care after COVID’, will be a webinar for retired members, looking at the impact of the pandemic on the care sector, why we need a new system for social care and the actions that need to be taken for such a service. The event will be a panel debate with the following&nb...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 17, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 retired members social care Source Type: news

UNISON president calls for a ‘ global recovery ’ after the pandemic
The conference might be virtual, but the issues are absolutely real, and UNISON members have been making key contributions on a range of important subjects at this week’s TUC congress. Josie Bird, the union’s president (pictured), addressed the general council’s statement on the need for a global recovery for working people. Pointing out that the COVID-19 pandemic has “exposed the weaknesses inherent in the neoliberal economic model,” Ms Bird continued by saying that “over-stretched, under-regulated supply chains failed to respond to the demand for personal protective equipment and vital...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 15, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 health and safety international Josie Bird TUC Source Type: news

Farm animals and pandemics: nine diseases that changed the world
Covid has got experts thinking urgently about the risk of diseases passing from farmed animals to humans. We examine the major outbreaks of the past two centuriesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tom Levitt Tags: Environment Infectious diseases Farm animals Meat industry Food Farming Cattle BSE Bird flu Sars Swine flu Rural affairs Health World news UK news Medical research Source Type: news

Study: Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Be Ideal For Heart Health
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

'Surrogate sires' could create specially bred livestock, say scientists
Trials on mice show how sterile animals can produce sperm deriving from elite breedersScientists have used gene-editing to create pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as so-called “surrogate sires” – male animals providing sperm that carry the genetic traits of elite donor animals – in a bid to tackle global food insecurity.For thousands of years, farmers have selectively bred livestock to champion superior traits such as disease resistance and heat tolerance, but techniques such as artificial insemination are often limited by technical and logistical challenges.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Science correspondent Tags: Gene editing Farming Animals UK news Genetics Science Biology Meat Meat industry Food Source Type: news

Government must support public services and key workers to build a better post-pandemic future
Securing a better future for key workers and the public services that have been supporting communities across the UK throughout the coronavirus pandemic is the aim of a campaign launched today (Monday) by UNISON. The No Going Back to Normal campaign – promoted to coincide with the opening of the 152nd Trades Union Congress (TUC) – highlights how services like health, local government, social care and education cannot continue with the cuts, underfunding and decline that’s been commonplace for the past decade. The campaign – spanning a short film, along with pr...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release public services TUC Source Type: news

Diabetes prevention: Following a 16-week vegan diet boosts gut microbes linked to body weight and blood sugar management
(Natural News) Scientists have known for a while now that eating more plants and cutting back on meat can ward off diabetes or help in the management of the disease. But recent research offers new information on the possible mechanisms behind such a diet’s beneficial effects on diabetes: the proliferation of gut bacteria. In a major breakthrough, scientists... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you with them – an appeal for solidarity donations
UNISON members employed by the charity We Are With You (formerly Addaction) in Wigan and Leigh are taking strike action over their employer’s failure to pay them the 2018-21 NHS pay award. There are 29 members involved in the dispute, and they are soon to embark on their sixteenth day of strike action. The strike and picket line will be socially distanced. The staff were previously employed by the NHS, and the charity promised that they would continue to receive the NHS rates of pay. Members would have gained an average of around £4,000 over the three years of the pay award, but instead ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 11, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Addaction alcohol drugs and substance abuse Source Type: news

Dietary changes could produce big offsets to carbon emissions
(Oregon State University) Eating less meat and dairy products in favor of plant-based proteins like those found in grains, legumes and nuts could make a huge difference in how much carbon dioxide reaches the atmosphere. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Among Workers in Meat and Poultry Processing Plants COVID-19 Among Workers in Meat and Poultry Processing Plants
This report provides updated data on meat and poultry processing facilities and their workers affected by COVID-19. What interventions and prevention efforts are being undertaken at these facilities?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: The five foods known for burning belly fat
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: When it comes to losing visceral fat, or belly fat as its sometimes referred to, we all know the foods to avoid. From processed, oily foods, fatty meats and high in salt and sugar; we all know they are not kind to our waistline. But what foods are known to help burn belly fat and accentuate the visceral fat loss machines? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have you contracted COVID-19 at work? Let us know  
Do you or your colleagues believe you have contracted COVID-19 as a result of your work? If so, please fill in this questionnaire. UNISON is teaming up with Thompsons solicitors to identify workers who have been affected by COVID-19, and all branches and regions are encouraged to raise filling in this questionnaire with our members. The information in the questionnaire will inform UNISON’s campaign priorities. It will help us improve workplace health and safety and a team of workplace personal injury experts will also analyse the completed questionnaires and explore every avenu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 8, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Covid-19 health and safety health and safety reps legal services Thompsons Source Type: news

Featured Review: Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes
ConclusionsWe did not find enough reliable evidence to find out whether a tax on the fat content of foods resulted in people eating less fat, or less saturated fat.We did not find any evidence about how a tax on the fat content of foods affected obesity or overweight.The results of our review will change when further evidence becomes available.Discussing the findings of this review, lead author Stefan Lhachimi said, “A tax on saturated fats could be in principle a good approach to reduce the consumption of so-called junk foods, a group of food products which is fiendishly tricky to define in legal terms. By taxing a ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Changing what we eat could offset years of climate-warming emissions, new analysis finds
(New York University) Plant protein foods--like lentils, beans, and nuts--can provide vital nutrients using a small fraction of the land required to produce meat and dairy. By shifting to these foods, much of the remaining land could support ecosystems that absorb CO2, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Gen Z not ready to eat lab-grown meat
(University of Sydney) New research by the University of Sydney and Curtin University that will be published on 8 September in Frontiers in Nutrition, found that, despite having a great concern for the environment and animal welfare, 72 percent of Generation Z were not ready to accept cultured meat - defined in the survey as a lab-grown meat alternative produced by in-vitro cell cultures of animal cells, instead of from slaughtered animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Rigorous Detection of Nitrosamine Contaminants in Metformin Products: Balancing Product Safety and Product Accessibility
Nitrosamines are a class of chemicals that commonly occur as impurities in water, beverages, and foods (particularly in cured and grilled meats). Although nitrosamines are generally regarded to be carcinogenic, small amounts of exposure are not considered to be harmful. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Red hot meat: the wrong recipe for heart disease
(University of South Australia) From MasterChef to MKR, the world's best chefs have taught us how to barbeque, grill and panfry a steak to perfection. But while the experts may be seeking that extra flavour, new research from the University of South Australia suggests high-heat caramelization could be bad for our health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tyson Foods to open medical clinics at some meat plants
Tyson Foods says it is planning to open medical clinics at several of its U.S. plants to improve the health of its workers and better protect them from the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tyson Foods to Open Medical Clinics at Some Meat Plants
Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is planning to open medical clinics at several of its U.S. plants to improve the health of its workers and better protect them from the coronavirus. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 3, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How eating habits have changed in 30 years: Out with white bread, red meat, but in with pizza
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) analysed Government data on weekly food purchasing in the UK to see how diets have changed since the 1980s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes police chiefs ’ report on safety
UNISON has welcomed the publication of the Report and Recommendations on Officer and Staff Safety from the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC). The report, which was released today, recommends important new measures to protect police staff – who include UNISON members – at work. These include: for the first time, the central collection of data on all assaults on, and deaths in service of police staff in England and Wales; a requirement for each force to review the personal protective equipment (PPE) of police community support officers, which comes after two thirds of PCSOs said that their PPE was inadequate...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 2, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Police and justice staff Source Type: news

Significantly more Danes infected with campylobacter in 2019
(Technical University of Denmark) In 2019, the number of registered campylobacter infections increased by almost a fifth and studies show that many of the campylobacter outbreaks recorded that year were caused by chicken meat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus Is Surging In the U.S. Midwest. Here ’s What’s Going on Across the Region
The epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus epidemic is a moving target. In the spring, it was New York City. Then Florida, Texas and California became hotspots. And now, with fall approaching, the outbreak has a new locus: the Midwest. Daily coronavirus cases and deaths are trending downward nationally after a spike this summer. There were about 34,000 new cases of coronavirus and about 600 deaths on Aug. 31—decreases of about 12% and 30%, respectively, compared to two weeks ago. But the Midwest is an exception to the trend. It is the country’s only region where daily case counts are rising in nearly every state&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

How COVID has deepened the housing crisis
As workplaces have been closed and jobs lost, the strain of managing expensive housing costs has affected both renters and homeowners alike. If you’ve found yourself in housing difficult as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, please tell UNISON here.  When lockdown came, school kitchen assistant Adriana Chirica lost all her work: “Even though the school was open for some vulnerable students, the kitchen was not. So I had no income for 8 weeks. “Our housing costs are £1,100 a month with bills on top. My husband is freelance, and though he got a grant from the government, we have still had to borr...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 28, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Covid-19 housing Source Type: news

Coronavirus loss of smell: 'Meat tastes like petrol'
A phenomenon called parosmia has left coronavirus survivors trapped in a world of distorted scents. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Vegetarian Diets Are Much Healthier Than Others
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 -- For a host of reasons, millions worldwide are deciding to give up meat and focus on a plant-based diet. But new research out of Greece is a reminder that not all vegetarian diets are healthy -- especially for people who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

School staff should be allowed to wear face coverings, says UNISON
Commenting on the government’s decision to allow secondary pupils to wear face coverings in school corridors in local lockdown areas of England, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said today (Wednesday): “This is a welcome step forward but still leaves a confusing picture. “The focus on pupils is understandable but the government has already admitted the biggest risk in schools is to staff. “School staff who work closely with pupils, and move between classes and bubbles, have particular challenges. “Schools should recognise these issues and allow those who want to wear coveri...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 26, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Source Type: news

For youth workers, COVID-19 is just another challenge
It’s no surprise that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, youth workers have leapt into action to make sure that their vital work is still accessible to the young people they support. UNISON member Tony Rawlings is one of them. As a youth worker in Slough, he leads a team of five who focus on street work and young people likely to be involved in gangs. As he described it: “We tend to work with young people who others struggle to work with. We try to find out what’s going on with young people in the area and where the issues are – before the police get there. “We’ll work with young people to w...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 26, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article local government youth services Source Type: news

Unless we change course, the US agricultural system could collapse | Tom Philpott
Our food supply comes from an environmentally unsustainable system that is going to unravelPicture an ideal dinner plate. If you ’re like most Americans, it features a hearty portion of meat, from animals fattened on midwestern corn and soybeans, and a helping of vegetables, largely trucked in from California. The unique landscapes we rely on to deliver this bounty – the twin jewels of the US food system – are locked in a state of slow-motion ecological unravelling.California ’s agricultural sector has flourished from decades of easy access to water in one of the globe’s biggest swaths of Medi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tom Philpott Tags: Agriculture Environment Climate change Science Farming US news Source Type: news

Housing problems worsen for members during the pandemic
The UK’s housing crisis has been made worse by the pandemic. UNISON is launching a survey to learn more about how members and their families are having to defer rent or mortgages, and struggling to manage household bills. One member, a nursery worker from East Anglia, told UNISON of the impact that COVID-19 has had on her household income, describing how she and her husband are struggling to manage and to pay bills. “I am in more debt. My husband had to close down his business and was due to start a new job in April, which he hasn’t been able to. “He has applied for numerous jobs to tide him ov...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 24, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 housing housing survey Source Type: news

Covid-19 Coronavirus Can Survive On Frozen Meat And Fish For Up To 3 Weeks, Study Finds
A new study found that Sars-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19, can survive on frozen meat and fish for periods up to 3 weeks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

School staff must be allowed to wear face coverings for safe reopening, says UNISON
Responding to a joint statement by UK chief medical officers about school reopening, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said today (Sunday): “This acknowledgement of the transmission risk between staff in schools underlines why it’s vital they should be able to wear face coverings. “It’s still unclear why government guidance won’t allow them, when they’re recommended for other workplaces. “Regular deep cleaning is also key. Schools need more money to pay for specially trained cleaners, rather than relying on other staff who’re busy enough already. “More thought must ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 23, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Source Type: news

Look away Jamie! The new Turkey Twizzlers really ARE healthier
More than a decade ago, the turkey sausage creations were singled out by TV chef Jamie Oliver in his campaign to improve school dinners - and shamed for containing just 34 per cent meat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The same Bill Gates pushing vaccines and depopulation is also a key figure behind Impossible Foods, the FAKE MEAT virtue signaling corporate monster
(Natural News) Its burgers are everywhere, along with all the celebrity-driven hype. But the Impossible Foods corporation, which claims to be “saving the planet” by driving consumers towards “plant-based” meat alternatives, is just another money-making scam hatched by Bill Gates, the very same guy who is pushing toxic vaccines and depopulation as virtuous endeavors. Impossible... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Not So Fast, Tiger Brands
[Daily Maverick] Tiger Brands, Africa's biggest packaged-food company, plans to sell its businesses sullied by the listeriosis outbreak. Tiger Brands said any potential liability (or monetary settlement) under the ongoing class-action lawsuit - launched by human rights attorney Richard Spoor on behalf of the families of listeriosis victims - will not transfer to the new owners of the meat processing businesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak in Maputo Province
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday banned any movement of hoofed animals (cattle, pigs, goats and sheep), and their meat and by-products from Maputo province, following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Magude district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Beans, mushrooms and more: Vegan sources of protein and vitamins B12 and D
(Natural News) Vegans and vegetarians don’t get enough protein – or so people think. In a recent article published online, internal medicine specialist Milton Mills blasted claims from dietitians that ditching meat means missing out on protein, an essential macronutrient. Plant cells contain protein, Mills argued. In fact, plant-based foods like grains, legumes and nuts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want healthier options for your summer barbecue? Serve these 4 delicious, plant-based meat alternatives instead
(Natural News) Traditional summer backyard barbecues often include hotdogs, burgers and other processed meats, but that doesn’t mean that the next event you host has to include unhealthy food for your guests. If you want to serve healthier snacks for your next barbecue or get together, why not try some plant-based meat alternatives like vegetable fritters or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Race-based data must be collected to help fight COVID-19, advocates say
It's been suggested ethnicity is one of the risk factors for COVID-19. The largest outbreaks in Alberta affected primarily immigrant workers at meat processing facilities, and nearly half of the cases in Calgary can be found east of Deerfoot Trail, in neighbourhoods with larger immigrant populations and higher rates of poverty. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Tyson Upgrades Worker Safety Amid Pandemic
Meat producers have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is no exception. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 10, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus US: Meat plant outbreak infected 929 in five weeks
The plant's first case was confirmed on March 24. By April 25, 929 employees and 210 of their contacts outside the facility had contracted coronavirus and it was the largest US hotspot, a CDC finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news