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LGBT conference opens in Brighton
Vice-president Gordon McKay opened the 2017 UNISON LGBT conference in Brighton this morning by thanking delegates for all they do – and appealing to them to do more. To be asked to speak first was “a tremendous honour,” he told the hall, before quipping that was “until you’re told, if you can speak first, people will know that’s the worst it can get for the next two days!” After laughter, Mr McKay said: “Thanks for the work you do four our union, every day … most importantly, just being with people when they need someone. “I hope you’re proud of yourself &n...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2017 LGBT Conference Source Type: news

Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is vegetarianism the natural option?
Were humans designed to eat meat? Did we evolve to consume other creatures? Is flesh eating enshrined in our DNA? Here, we discuss these divisive queries. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

UNISON comments on RCN story on NHS pay
Commenting on the Royal College of Nursing survey about nursing staff being at breaking point, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “These findings echo what staff across the entire NHS have been telling us. NHS employees as a whole are struggling to survive on just their basic pay. “Cleaners, porters, paramedics, midwives, administrators and healthcare assistants have all gone without a proper pay rise for far too long. They work hard to deliver the best care for patients and their families in tough circumstances, and with limited resources. “With inflation and interest rates on the rise, all health e...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 15, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release ambulance budget chancellor Midwives NHS nhs pay nurses paramedics porters Source Type: news

Investor group warns U.S. farm antibiotic policy lagging
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The United States is falling behind Europe in the fight to curb the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in meat production and experts are warning of the possibility of dangerous drug-resistant "superbug" infections as a result, according to a new report on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Organic agriculture can help feed the world, but only if we eat less meat and stop wasting food
Agriculture could go organic worldwide if we slashed food waste and stopped using so much cropland to feed livestock, a new study finds.The analysis,published in the journal Nature Communications, shows that it will take several strategies operating at once to feed the growing human population... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

UNISON comments on latest inflation figures
Commenting today (Tuesday) on the latest rise in the Retail Price Index, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With inflation now at 4%, there will be even more financial pressure on workers in the public sector whose pay has been cut for seven years. “The government needs to take action in next week’s budget, ensure the pay cap is lifted and give public service employees a decent wage rise.” Notes for editors: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation remained at 3% last month, unchanged from a five-year high in September. The Retai...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget dave prentis government inflation ONS Source Type: news

Most UK supermarkets falling short in fight against antibiotics crisis
Overuse of antibiotics on farms is major cause of growing resistance in humans, as campaigners name Lidl as worst performerMost of the UK ’s biggest supermarket chains are falling short on measures to reduce theuse of antibiotics in the production of the meat and animal products they sell, campaigners have warned, with potentially harmful impacts on human health.Lidl performed worst of the nine supermarket chains examined by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, a pressure group made up of several NGOs.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Antibiotics Supermarkets Farm animals Environment Society Health Pharmaceuticals industry Business Retail industry Lidl Waitrose Tesco J Sainsbury John Lewis Drugs Science Meat Food & drink Life and style UK news Source Type: news

Happy World Vegan Month!
It’s World Vegan Month, and as the PNR’s only vegan, I thought I would take the opportunity to post about this little known celebration.  It has always struck me as odd that World Vegan Month should fall during Thanksgiving, a holiday renown for the consumption of vast amounts of turkey and ham. But then again, the vast majority of Americans are not vegan. What are vegans? MeSH defines them as “persons who avoid consuming animal products or animal-derived substances, such as MEAT; EGGS; or HONEY. Some vegans also refrain from using animals or animal products in any form or for any purpose, such as in...
Source: Dragonfly - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Health Observances News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Brexit withdrawal bill enters next round of Commons debate
UNISON is continuing to fight for the democratic, workplace and human rights of its members after Brexit – including the rights of EU citizens – as the controversial EU (Withdrawal) Bill enters its next stage in the House of Commons this week. The bill, originally called the Great Repeal Bill, is one of eight relating to the UK’s exit from the European Union. It primarily deals with retaining and transferring EU legislation into UK statute books. The government is attempting to introduce delegated powers – otherwise known as “Henry VIII powers” – that will enable its ministers to m...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 13, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News brex BREXIT EU eu migrant Europe european union Great repeal bill Source Type: news

Could a low-carb diet be an alternative to antipsychotic meds? Evidence finds it's just as effective, without the negative side effects
(Natural News) Healthy food results in healthy bodies. With the rise of fast food, processed meats, and genetically-modified vegetables, is it any wonder why researchers keep reporting numerous diseases year after year? Mental health issues, like other physical health issues, are aggravated by bad diets. Doctors reveal that a ketogenic diet may significantly improve the conditions... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: Time to stop FE cuts and invest in education
There are few things that can benefit someone more than education. To learn, gaining fresh experience and knowledge, is something that benefits both the learner and the whole of society. An educated society is one that can do more together. In our education system, further education (FE) plays a vital role. It supports both young people and adult learners through a huge range of qualifications in a variety of different subjects and skills. FE colleges are more likely to educate pupils with special educational needs, take on more students who receive free school meals and often cater for those who haven’t achieved th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Diet to beat arthritis: Ginger, blueberries and green tea  
Scientists from KIIT University in India recommended switching from a meat diet to a plant-based one. They advise sufferers to take probiotics and quit alcohol and smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Dynasty star highlights UNISON ’s Pay Up Now! campaign
A new UNISON film, featuring former Dynasty actor Stephanie Beacham, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at why the government should give teaching assistants, paramedics, refuse collectors and other public service workers a pay rise. The two-minute satirical Pat on the Back film highlights the government’s hypocritical attitude to public servants – commending their dedication and hard work, yet refusing to lift the public sector pay cap, says UNISON. But behind UNISON’s spoof film is a serious message. Low pay not only harms individual employees and their families, it means services are run down as staff desert...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget dave prentis government pay pay up now public servants public services Source Type: news

Robot automation can fill grocery orders in minutes, dramatically reducing reliance on human workers
(Natural News) U.K. online grocer Ocado used to take about two hours to put together an order of 50 items for a customer. A human worker would go around and collect the various meats, produce and dairy products the customer requested and put the order together manually. Now, however, they’ve found a way to get... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What can gorillas teach us?
All the gorillas were dying… Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce. They were facing extinction. And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed gorillas in zoos. That was until one caretaker took a closer look at what the gorillas were eating. For decades, zoos fed the gorillas what they called gorilla biscuits. But, on top of being unable to reproduce, the gorillas were developing diseases like heart di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition carbs coconut oil diabetes gorillas heart disease high blood pressure insulin obesity Syndrome Zero triglycerides Source Type: news

Diabetes is not genetic
She was a beautiful woman. A patient who was easy for me to relate to. When she started to weep, I understood. I’ve heard stories like hers hundreds of times since the beginning of my career, back in Lake Worth in 1992. Let me tell you why I think this is important for you. She said, “My doctor told me I have diabetes, and it’s incurable.” So I told her, you’re not broken. There is no gene for type 2 diabetes. The things we’ve been telling people about diabetes being genetic is just dead wrong. Research has shown that genetic predispositions for most chronic diseases explain very little ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition Chronic diseases diabetes diet Glycemic glycemic index GMO grains high Glycemic foods low-glycemic food Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

Blog: The time for kind words is over, it ’ s time for decent pay
It’s Living Wage Week, which means new rates have been announced for the real living wage (£8.75 an hour across the UK and £10.20 in London), and it’s when organisations throughout the country take time to celebrate the value and importance of paying workers a basic salary they can live on. That’s what the living wage is all about – being able to live on what you earn. It should be a simple ask. In fact, in 2017, in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it should be a given. Yet every year unions are forced to demand – once again – that businesses pay decent wages and...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 7, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Namibia ’s ban on antibiotics in healthy animals drives meat exports
Namibia ’s ban on antibiotics in healthy animals drives meat exports (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], African Region [region], Feature [doctype], Namibia [country] Source Type: news

Big Meat and Big Dairy's climate emissions put Exxon Mobil to shame | Juliette Majot and Devlin Kuyek
It is time to stop the dairy and meat giants from destroying the climate and shift our support to making our small farmers, herders and ranchers resilientDid you know that three meat companies – JBS, Cargill and Tyson – are estimated to have emitted more greenhouse gases last year than all of France and nearly as much as some of the biggest oil companies like Exxon, BP and Shell?Few meat and dairy companies calculate or publish their climate emissions. So for the first time ever, we have estimated corporate emissions from livestock, using the most comprehensive methodology created to date by the UN ’s Foo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Juliette Majot and Devlin Kuyek Tags: Environment Agriculture Climate change Science Source Type: news

Social workers speak out
“Social workers have been on the receiving end of austerity from two key directions. We’ve seen our local resources cut – statutory services cut, early help services, cuts to voluntary agencies we work with and children’s centres. But we also see families facing increased financial hardship: cuts to benefits, welfare cap, bedroom tax, huge problems with housing. So we see more and more families coming into our remit because of these environmental factors. You can’t deny the link between austerity and people’s lives getting harder and harder. So to put £23 million into this feels re...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 7, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rachael Henry Tags: Blogs social work social worker social workers standupforsocialwork Source Type: news

Growing Up with a Psychotic Mother
I was ten when my mother had her first psychotic break. It was May. I was looking forward to lazy summer days at the pool, an art camp, a stack of Babysitters Club books, and daydreaming about my first crush, a boy with a splay of freckles and a mop of dark hair. Instead, I was forced to grow up too soon. This meant wearing deodorant and shaving my arm pits. It also meant seeing my mother in a state of complete psychosis, one in which she thought maybe she had killed the postman or the neighbor girl. “I didn’t. Mean. Tokillthepostman.” Her words were all wrong, strung together in a series of hiccups a...
Source: Psych Central - November 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Leslie A. Lindsay Tags: Bipolar Depression Essays Family General Personal Stories Psychology Bipolar Disorder delusions hallucinations Hospitalization involuntary hospitalization Manic Depression Manic Episode Psychosis psychotic mania Source Type: news

Reserved (low pay) seat threshold for 2017/18
UNISON’s principles of proportionality and fair representation means that some seats on elected bodies, including the NEC, are reserved for women and low-paid members, so that the make-up fairly represents the wider union. The definition of “low paid” reflects the median gross weekly earnings for all jobs (full time or part time) and is revised each year. The median gross weekly earnings figure for 2017/18 has been calculated in the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings at £448.60, a 2.3% increase on last year. This means the cut-off wage for election to reserved (low pay) seats in the union is now &p...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article activists elections Source Type: news

Men who trade red meat for poultry risk drop in testosterone levels
HEALTHY eating is threatening to make the red-blooded male an endangered species, nutritionists have warned, with the trend to shun meat contributing to a drop in testosterone levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex warning: A lack of RED MEAT in in your diet could be causing THIS bedroom issue
SEX drive in men could wane because of a lack of red meat in their diet. Unlike some other meats, it is rich in zinc - a nutrient known to maintain testosterone levels and boost fertility. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feel fuller longer with fungi for breakfast; researchers say mushrooms will help you lose weight and fight dementia
(Natural News) Fungi for breakfast? A new study suggests that eating mushrooms for breakfast keeps you from getting hungry, thus helping you lose weight, as reported by The Daily Mail. Researchers from the University of Minnesota matched common mushrooms and meat according to their levels of protein, which is the most satiating macronutrient, and calories.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which gives you cancer sooner: Cigarettes or deli meats? New research reveals they're both Class 1-A carcinogens
(Natural News) Could eating processed foods, such as breakfast and deli meats, be detrimental to your health? Well, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the answer is yes. Research has shown that eating lunch meat, bacon, or sausage on a daily basis equates to smoking a pack of cigarettes each day and has a similar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nursing number fall will have a huge impact on the NHS
Commenting on the latest figures from the National Midwifery Council published today (Thursday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The latest drop in the number of nurses and midwives is more than worrying. Although the reduction in the number of UK nurses may not be huge, the overall figures will have a major impact on the NHS and patients. “This is because EU nurses are leaving en masse, creating a huge gap in the workforce. Brexit has left many feeling uncertain about their future in the UK. It’s vital for the NHS that the government now secures the right to st...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 2, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release BREXIT EU NHS nursing nursing shortages Source Type: news

When More Vegan Meals Are The Goal, What Is The Strategy?
Activist Tobias Leenaert counsels vegans and vegetarians to focus on vegan meals rather than vegan identities — and to talk encouragingly with meat reducers, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.(Image credit: yulkapopkova/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara J. King Source Type: news

How to Cope with Emotional Body Issues: Bloat, Belly Fat and More
“You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.” – Richard Bartlett It’s always tough to look in the mirror and dislike what you see. Whether you’re unhappy with how you look because of unsightly and uncomfortable bloat, belly fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you exercise, flabby arms, cellulite on your legs, a nose that’s too long, wide or misshapen, Rosacea, acne, breasts too small or too large or any other emotion...
Source: Psych Central - November 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Healthy Living Self-Esteem belly fat bloat Body Acceptance Body Dissatisfaction Body Dysmorphia dieting Source Type: news

Vegan diet warning: Beware THIS unexpected side-effect of SUDDENLY ditching meat and dairy
VEGAN diets continue to grow in popularity. However, suddenly removing meat, dairy and other animal products from meals could cause hair loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Now is our time to lead ’ Dave Prentis tells PSI congress
Dave Prentis opened the Public Services International (PSI) congress this week with a speech stressing that the work of trade unions has never been more important. PSI is a federation of public service unions that represents 20 million workers from 150 countries. As president, Mr Prentis spoke of the shared challenges public sector workers are facing, from rising inequality, to privatisation, growing racism and xenophobia, and corporate power. He told congress that there was no better time to meet. “Our work has never been more important,” he said. PSI’s organising and campaigning, work on “growing ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 31, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News dave prentis international public services international Source Type: news

Vegans put meat back on their plates due to weight gain
Dietitian Maria Bella (pictured) from NYC went vegan for two years before going back to her regular diet. She found that she was eating more unhealthy on the diet than she does now with eating meat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

English college workers vote on employers ’ pay offer
Further education college members in England are voting on their employers’ pay offer in a consultative ballot, which closes on 17 November. UNISON is recommending rejection of the Association of Colleges’ offer of 1% or £250 – whichever is more – in the online ballot which opened on Friday 26 October. UNISON will decide how to take the campaign for further education pay forward after the ballot closes. The union’s further education committee noted that the offer amounts to a pay cut in real terms – prices measured by CPI inflation are increasing by 2.9% according to the latest fig...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 30, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News colleges England FE colleges FE pay further education pay up now Source Type: news

Do you believe in global warming? If you eat meat, you're destroying the planet, climate alarmists claim
(Natural News) Now, it seems, the global warming police want to dictate what you eat. According to international climate change scientists, if you eat meat, then you are part of the cause of global warming. These scientists want to control American farming practices and put limits on land use, grazing systems, and meat consumption, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein Anxiety – Do YOU have it?
(Natural News) Vegetarians and vegans alike are constantly bombarded with the same encumbering questions – where do you get your protein and do you get enough? The old adage that comes from a retired and biased food pyramid that says you have to eat meat as a major part of your daily food regimen to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Monkeypox Outbreak Affecting Sale of Bush Meat - Official
[Premium Times] The outbreak of monkeypox has affected the sale of 'bush meat' in the country, a farmer has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Labour would scrap flawed assessments, says shadow minister
A Labour government will scrap the flawed disability assessment schemes that keep disabled people out of work and in poverty. That was the pledge from Marsha de Cordova, elected MP for Battersea in June and now the shadow minister for disabled people, when she addressed UNISON’s disabled members’ conference in Manchester this afternoon. Registered blind with a condition called nystagmus, Ms de Cordova (pictured), observed that like all those in the room living with a disability, she had faced problems “in education, in employment and in politics”. Explaining that it was only down to the fight of her...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 29, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2017 disabled members conference Labour Party Source Type: news

How these Silicon Valley companies are disrupting the meat industry with their 'meatless meat'
San Francisco Bay Area companies are making meatless burgers, shrimps and other meatless meat products, but some environmentalists say these genetically modified foods are being rushed to the market without adequate testing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

School support staff have borne the brunt of funding cuts
Over a thousand parents, teachers, school support staff and head teachers attended the school cuts lobby of Parliament on Tuesday, to bring the message to MPs that 88% of our schools are seriously underfunded. The fantasy that emanates from the government – that there are huge efficiency savings still to be made, and that it is possible to make further cuts without having an impact on children’s education – is increasingly derisible. While, understandably, teachers have been in the spotlight, it is school support staff that have borne the brunt of funding cuts in recent years. Since 2013, teaching assista...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 27, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Jon Richards Tags: Article Blogs education services schools Source Type: news

Devon and Exeter hospital porters plan new action
UNISON porters at the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital say they will take three days of strike action in November in their dispute over management plans to impose 12-hour shifts on them. But they added that the move – which follows two days of successful action last weekend – will be lifted if management withdraws the threat. But despite talks being called at conciliation service ACAS, and meetings scheduled, the trust management has not responded to repeated calls to return to negotiations without the 12-hour shift plan. The strike action is scheduled to go ahead from 6pm on Friday 3 November until 6am on Monda...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 26, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News ancillary and maintenance health care NHS Respect our Porters unison south west Source Type: news

UNISON comments on the NHS ‘rent a room’ scheme
Commenting on the news that the NHS was to trial a new scheme to get patients out of hospitals and into private homes, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This scheme looks like another dangerous experiment which will do nothing to tackle the underlying problems in the health and social care system. “While it is important for the NHS to ensure there are enough beds available, this shouldn’t mean pushing patients out of hospitals and into private homes. This could raise all sorts of issues around privacy, safeguarding and security. “There is a clear need for a well resourced so...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 26, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea health and social care hospital NHS Source Type: news

Consultation on political fund changes following the Trade Union Act
The Trade Union Act has significant implications for UNISON’s political fund. By making it more difficult for unions with political funds to collect contributions from members, it hopes to silence the campaigning voice of unions and damage the ability of Labour to fight election campaign. That’s why UNISON is determined to put in place a new settlement for the political fund that will minimise the impact of the Act on the union.This second round consultation sets out the principles and propositions that will underpin rule changes necessary to put this settlement in place. These reflect responses received from a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article affiliated political fund general political fund Our political funds Trade Union Act Source Type: news

Eating mushrooms at breakfast may help you feel fuller
Conclusions Though of interest, this study doesn't provide strong evidence that you should eat mushrooms if you want to lose weight. The study has a number of limitations: It's a short-term study that didn't look at effects on weight. It showed that people reported feeling fuller after eating mushrooms, but there were few signs this actually led to them eating less. As the researchers openly acknowledge, there could be other explanations for the findings. To match the protein content in mince required a much larger volume of mushrooms, and therefore a larger sandwich that would have taken more time and effort to chew. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

UNISON calls for swift deal on Brexit transition
UNISON called for a swift Brexit transition deal today and pledged to continue working to protect employment rights. Speaking after  Prime Minister Theresa May updated Parliament on the negotiations following last week’s EU summit, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Workers must not pay for Brexit like we did for the bankers’ crisis. “We need a swift agreement on a transitional deal now to keep confidence in the UK economy and prevent uncertainty and a cliff edge.” UNISON has been working to protect existing employment rights during the negotiations. These could be seriously weakened t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 23, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News BREXIT employment rights EU Source Type: news

FDA Releases 2015 NARMS Integrated Report
Today the FDA, along with its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) partners, the CDC and the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, released the 2015 NARMS Integrated Report. The annual report highlights antimicrobial resistance patterns in bacteria isolated from humans (by CDC), raw retail meats (by FDA), and animals at slaughter (by USDA). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

B3 vitamin component fights carcinogen action in human cells, says research
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian scientists investigate tumoral development caused by benzo[a]pyrene, a hydrocarbon present in cigarette smoke, automotive exhaust, burnt wood fumes and barbecued meat. Culture of human lung cells was exposed to the agent for a week; the preventive role of nicotinamide riboside halted the damaging effects derived from alterations in genetic expression and cell metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Zoo cure heals humans
One of the highlights of my trip to Tanzania in 2012 was visiting the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area. They have the largest lions on the planet. I got very close as part of my invitation by the director of park services. Along with elephants, lions, gazelles and zebras, I got to see wildebeest, the almost-extinct black rhino and giraffes. I was lucky enough to photograph this giraffe on my trip to Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. I am always awed when I see these magnificent creatures in their native environment. They thrive the same way they did thousands of years ago. But when these animals are tak...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Anti Alzheimer ’ s diet
Despite what the mainstream media is telling you, sugar is not your enemy. Your body evolved to eat sweet foods. In fact, it’s how our ancestors knew a food growing in the wild was safe to eat and healthy. But your body did not evolve to eat starchy, high carbohydrate sugars from bread, pasta, cereal and other grains. Ever since we were told to eat low fat, this has been the bulk of the our diet. The result has been a modern epidemic of obesity and diabetes. At the same time, we face skyrocketing rates of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Big Pharma has been trying for decades to come...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news