A ridiculously easy guide to planting your own peanuts
(Natural News) If you like snacking on peanuts, you can grow some in your yard or even in a large pot. It may come as a surprise, but peanuts aren’t really nuts. Originating from South America, it’s technically a legume, and is related to peas and beans. Peanuts take about 120 days to mature. Peanuts can grow even in light spring... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking for a healthy snack? Pea-based snacks are gaining in popularity
(Natural News) Running out of ideas for a healthy snack for you and your children? Try peas or pea-based snacks. This alternative snack is gaining supporters in Europe, where people are looking for other sources of food that will nourish and keep them healthy in-between meals. Peas, which come from an annual plant, show a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French Fries Are The No. 1 Vegetable Toddlers Eat, Study Says
ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS Local) — A new study shows major gaps in food choices in youngster’s diets. More than 27 percent of young children do not consume a single discrete serving of vegetables on any given day, according to the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study. Among the vegetables toddlers do eat — French fries are the no. 1 vegetable consumed. According to the study, after a child turns one their food choices tend to change as they eat more family foods. By age two, many children have preferences and eating habits that will last their lifetime — and that’s why health experts want parents...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Local TV talkers Source Type: news

What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Africa:Can Africa Afford Youth Giving Up on Farming Because of Hurdles They Face?
[The Aspen Institute] In my recent conversations with my brother - a young farmer in rural Kenya - he told me that he had decided he was not going to plant any more crops unless they were on drip irrigation. This was based on his firsthand experience of losing crops to the increasingly unpredictable weather patterns brought about by the changing climate.   As much as he wants to fill our family's farm of almost 10 acres with maize, beans, cow peas, cassava and  Africa's green leafy vegetables including amaranth greens, (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Heart Docs Analyze Trends, NameHealthiest Foods
A review of popular diet trends by a panel from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) finds that omega-3 fats and legumes (including beans, lentils and peas) have good evidence of heart benefits. Coffee and tea, meanwhile, are reasonable choices -- just hold the cream and sugar. And full-fat dairy foods should probably be avoided. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Britons ate down the ages
Ancient Britons were eating dairy, peas, cabbage and oats, according to gunk trapped in their teeth. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dog Heart Disease May Be Linked to Potato-Based Pet Food, FDA Says
Potato-based pet foods may be causing heart disease in dogs, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration warned this week. The government agency is investigating a potential link between pet foods with peas, lentils, potatoes and other legume seeds and instances of canine dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs not typically vulnerable to the disease. “Highly unusual” reports of these dogs contracting the disease prompted the FDA to investigate their food sources, which, the agency notes, largely contained those certain ingredients. .@FDAanimalhealth is investigating the potential association between reports of canine di...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pets Source Type: news

Is Hummus Actually Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Hummus, the chickpea-based dip that’s a staple in many Middle Eastern cuisines, is on the rise in the U.S. Multiple factors are fueling its growing popularity, according to the USDA: Hummus is naturally gluten-free, and Americans now have bigger appetites for healthier snacks. But how healthy is hummus? Here’s what the experts say. What is hummus made of? Traditional hummus is made from a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice and spices, and this mix makes for a nutrient-dense food, says Elizabeth G. Matteo, a registered dietitian at Boston University’s Sargent Choice Nutritio...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Research Reveals Immunotherapy More Effective in Men
For mesothelioma patients, immunotherapy is mostly available through clinical trials at this time. Immunotherapy is a relatively new way to treat cancer, and doctors still are learning who will respond best to these novel therapies. Newly released medical research has found men seem to respond better to immunotherapy than women. But this doesn’t mean immunotherapy is off the table for women with mesothelioma. You should learn all you can about how immunotherapy works, why it may or may not be right for you and how you can best prepare yourself if you decide an immunotherapy clinical trial is right for you. Thorough ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

270 NHS patients choked after being fed solid food on a 'soft diet'
Over two years, up to 270 patients from across the UK choked after being given food like peas when they suffered from swallowing difficulties, according to a report by NHS Improvement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Up to 270 NHS patients choked with two dying after being fed solid food on a 'soft diet'
Over two years, up to 270 patients from across the UK choked after being given food like peas when they suffered from swallowing difficulties, according to a report by NHS Improvement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time's up for best-before dates. Which fresh foods keep best?
Tesco is to stop using date stamps on own-brand produce. Which fruit and veg improves with age and which loses most nutrients?Best-before dates have expired, at least for fruit and vegetables. This week Tesco revealed it is to stop using the date stamps onalmost 70 of its own-brand products in an attempt to tackle food waste. But is older produce as good for you as fresher stuff?Many nutrients, including certain vitamins in fresh produce, are unstable and levels drop after items are harvested. “Micronutrients start to reduce from the moment [produce] is cut, which is why frozen peas are actually better than canned or...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Nutrition Fruit Food safety Vegetables Tesco Science Business & drink Supermarkets UK news Food waste Environment Food science drink industry Source Type: news

Big Ag turns to peas to meet soaring global protein demand
(Reuters) - Cargill, the global grains trader, sees the future of protein in the humble pea. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nutritionist reveals 3 reasons to eat more peas
Peas don't seem like the most exciting food but they are a good source of protein, fibre, iron and vitamins, nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch writes. Maybe it's time you started eating more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foods That May Bring On Early Menopause
A study of more than 14,000 women ages 40 to 65 found that eating an additional daily portion of oily fish, or fresh peas and beans, could delay the natural onset of menopause by about three years. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Anorexia sufferer whose weight plummeted to six stone
Charlotte Stuart, 22 from Brighton, exercised for up to six hours a day at the height of her illness, surviving on a diet of chick peas and drinking little water - leaving her severely dehydrated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: An Asparagus Salad That Will Wow Dinner Guests
I love this beautiful and simple salad that is filled with goodness. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and you can serve it for lunch or dinner or even a nourishing breakfast. I like to enjoy my salad topped with thinly sliced feta or a generous grating of pecorino. The slightly salty feta marries perfectly with the subtle earthy flavors of asparagus and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil scented with lemon and fresh herbs. For added protein, top the asparagus with medium to hard-boiled eggs that you’ve shelled and cut in half. It’s also great with steamed or pan-roasted fish, smoked salmon or thinly slic...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

How Do You Know if Protein is ‘Complete’ or ‘Incomplete’?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Strawberries Top the “Dirty Dozen” List of Fruits and Vegetables With the Most Pesticides
In the latest report about pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group says that 70% of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain up to 230 different pesticides or their breakdown products. The analysis, based on produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that strawberries and spinach contained the highest amounts of pesticide residues. One sample of strawberries, for example, tested positive for 20 different pesticides, and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. The two types of produce topped the EWG ranking of the 12 fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Quinoa With Roasted Pumpkin, Zucchini and Basil Pesto
When I cook dinners at home, I often like to enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day. It’s probably the main reason why I like to double this particular recipe, so I have a grab-and-go healthy meal over the next few days and I don’t have to fuss too much in the kitchen. I love that I can easily adapt the vegetables I use based on the season. Combinations such as roasted pumpkin and zucchini or asparagus and fresh peas work really well, and then all you have to do is fold through a little quinoa and serve with a generous spoonful of basil pesto. Quinoa can be prepared very quickly, contains protein and is gluten...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

11 Things Nutritionists Eat at the Airport —and 4 They Avoid
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Super Bowl Snacks That Don't Sideline Health
As for avoiding fat-laden dips, use yogurt instead of sour cream for that spinach dip. And try making guacamole dip with some pureed peas and chopped tomatoes, or make a tangy salsa. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can eating peas and peanuts really lead to brain fog?
Vegetables and whole grains have long been seen as the key to good health. But could some of these actually be doing us harm? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 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

Stop Your Body Attacking Itself
Modern medicine has no cure for autoimmune diseases — and, sadly, most doctors don’t understand them. I’m talking about disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and more. In all, there are about 80 autoimmune diseases affecting organs throughout the body. They occur when your own immune system becomes overactive and attacks your body instead of diseases and foreign invaders. The standard mainstream treatment for most autoimmune disorders relies on Big Pharma drugs that cover up symptoms or suppress your immun...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Two weeks to bowel cancer?
There’s no doubt antibiotics have saved a lot of lives. But because they’ve been overprescribed for so many years we’ve ended up with a slew of health problems. For one thing, overuse of antibiotics wreaks havoc on your microbiome… That’s your body’s ecosystem. Your microbiome has 100 trillion or so bacteria, viruses and fungi. It affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. But other good bacteria are called “probiotics.” They boost your immune system. They help you digest your food and turn it into vitamins. But in...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Cancer Health Men's Health Source Type: news

Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba Turn Carpool Karaoke Into a Very Fun Rave
Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba — fellow beauty empire masterminds and actors — take a ride with will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas in a new episode of Carpool Karaoke on Apple Music, airing tonight. In an advance clip, the crew throw it way back to their wild youths, with Alba and will.i.am reminiscing fondly about the underground parties they used to attend. (Paltrow, it seems, wasn’t running in the same crowd.) “I wish we were going to, like, Coachella or something, instead of the airport,” will.i.am sighs in the car, as Paltrow drives. “Did you used to go to raves?” Alba asks. &...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized carpool karaoke entertainment Gwyneth Paltrow Late Night Television Source Type: news

The 10 Best Flowers to Plant in Fall
This article originally appeared on Sunset.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lennie Larkin / Sunset Tags: Uncategorized Flowers gardening onetime Source Type: news

Read Barack Obama ’s Speech Bashing the GOP’s ’50th or 60th’ Attempt to Repeal Obamacare
In conclusion, each of us can make a difference, and I know I’m preaching to the choir here because otherwise you wouldn’t be a goalkeeper. But many of you are young and maybe have only seen forward momentum and may not have seen backward momentum yet. Many of you may confront hurdles and roadblocks and disappointments in the future. And when that happens, that’s the test. The test is not how you feel when things are going good or when you are at a cool conference in New York with Bill and Melinda Gates, and Will I Am. The test is when you’re in the field and you’re on the ground and you are d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama onetime Source Type: news

Life-saving fruit and vegetable diet need only be three portions – study
New research reveals daily dose of just 375g of fruit, vegetables and beans are sufficient to reduce risk of stroke, heart disease or premature death, and could help low-income consumersWolfing down a mountain of fruit and vegetables every day offers no more benefit in staving off death than eating just three to four portions, researchers have found, adding that the findings could have important ramifications for those on low incomes.The World Health Organisation currently recommends individuals eat at least 400g of fruit, vegetables and legumes – plants such as peas and beans – each day, although recent studie...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Health Fruit Vegetables Food & drink Life and style Science Society Source Type: news

Structure and assembly mechanism of plant C2S2M2-type PSII-LHCII supercomplex
In plants, the photosynthetic machinery photosystem II (PSII) consists of a core complex associated with variable numbers of light-harvesting complexes II (LHCIIs). The supercomplex, comprising a dimeric core and two strongly bound and two moderately bound LHCIIs (C2S2M2), is the dominant form in plants acclimated to limited light. Here we report cryo–electron microscopy structures of two forms of C2S2M2 (termed stacked and unstacked) from Pisum sativum at 2.7- and 3.2-angstrom resolution, respectively. In each C2S2M2, the moderately bound LHCII assembles specifically with a peripheral antenna complex CP24-CP29 heter...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Su, X., Ma, J., Wei, X., Cao, P., Zhu, D., Chang, W., Liu, Z., Zhang, X., Li, M. Tags: Biochemistry, Botany reports Source Type: news

Salmonella Infections Linked to Shelled Peas Sold at Three Wisconsin Farmers Markets
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and four Local Health Departments are investigating at least seven cases of salmonellosis affecting people in four Wisconsin counties. All seven of the patients consumed fresh shelled peas purchased at farmers markets. Shelled peas are loose, no longer in their pod. The investigation shows that at least seven people infected with the same strain of...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
Conclusion This early-stage laboratory research has pinpointed two potential genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects. As well as identifying a problem, the researchers also managed to find a solution: the effect of these genes can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. But treating a very specific and uncommon cause of birth defects in mice is certainly not a sure-fire solution to "significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world". We need future research to see if the same effect would happen in humans. Also, three of the four children inc...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Chic-A-Peas, LLC Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Chic-a-Peas, LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Chic-a-Peas Baked Crunchy Chickpeas 2 oz. packages because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Promising peas' potential in big sky country
(American Society of Agronomy) Changing over from all wheat to wheat-pea rotations can be uncertain. To help, researchers have been studying how pea genetics interact with the environment to affect crop yields, pea protein and starch content for market demands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lentils: The Forgotten Legumes
FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 -- Lentils may be the least well known members of the legume family. Like dried peas and beans, these plant-based foods are rich in fiber, protein, minerals and other nutrients with virtually no fat, according to the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sherman County, OR, considers making organic farming illegal, wants to FORCIBLY spray "rogue" organic farm with Roundup
(Natural News) Azure Farm is a beautiful organic farm in Oregon which provides most of Azure Standard’s competitively priced organic beef, field peas, Einkorn and wheat to consumers around the country. Now, a change in Oregon’s laws has put the very existence of the farm and others like it at risk. While Oregon state laws... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Families Say Lexington Nutrition Health Coach Cured Their Childrens ’ Deadly Food Allergies
LEXINGTON (CBS) — Just a few years ago, digging into a bowl of Peanut M&M’s was out of the question for the Lombardo brothers of Needham–all three suffered severe, multiple food allergies. “I was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, peas, beans and sesame seeds,” explained Nick Lombardo, the oldest of the three boys who is about to graduate from Needham High School. Luke, a sophomore, said living with allergies was a constant struggle. “I always had to worry about what I was going to eat whenever I went out with my friends,” he said. Nick Lombardo used to be allergic to nuts&nd...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Allergies Amy Thieringer Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Lexington Needham Source Type: news

Families Say Lexington Nutrition Health Coach Can Cure Deadly Food Allergies
LEXINGTON (CBS) — Just a few years ago, digging into a bowl of Peanut M&M’s was out of the question for the Lombardo brothers of Needham–all three suffered severe, multiple food allergies. “I was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, peas, beans and sesame seeds,” explained Nick Lombardo, the oldest of the three boys who is about to graduate from Needham High School. Luke, a sophomore, said living with allergies was a constant struggle. “I always had to worry about what I was going to eat whenever I went out with my friends,” he said. Nick Lombardo used to be allergic to nuts&nd...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Allergies Amy Thieringer Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Lexington Needham Source Type: news

Oregon government demands organic farm be POISONED with RoundUp (glyphosate), essentially at gunpoint
(Natural News) Azure Standard, a beautiful 2,000-acre organic farm in Oregon, which has been providing competitively priced beef, field peas, Einkorn and organic wheat to consumers around the country for nearly two decades, is under attack. Oregon state law mandates that farmers control certain noxious weeds, including Canadian Thistle. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

According To Nutritionists, Here's What You Should Eat For Healthy Digestion
Summer is eagerly peering around the corner, bringing with her the tastiest foods we might definitely wait for all year long. From ballpark hot dogs and boardwalk ice cream, to barbecue and cotton candy, summertime activities have a way of focusing on one food experience after another. (No judgment, here!) Yet, unfortunately for you, all of those summer treats could be packing a one-two punch to your gut. Given the plethora of sweet and salty summer snacks, it’s easy to overindulge. That’s why it’s important to take note of the foods that are easy on your tummy to help ensure you don’t miss out on a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seek And Ye Shall Find: Canadians Report Weed Killer Detected in 30 Percent of Food Tested
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has gone where the U.S. government dares not tread – testing thousands of foods commonly consumed by its citizens for residues of a controversial herbicide linked to cancer. And the findings are less than appetizing. The agency said it found the pesticide known as glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s Roundup branded herbicides and other products, in 29.7 percent of 3,188 foods tested in 2015 and 2016. Glyphosate was found in 47.4 percent of beans, peas and lentil products; 36.6 percent of grain products; and 31 percent of baby cereals, the agency report states. ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lakeside Foods, Inc. Recalls Season's Choice Frozen Sweet Peas Because of Possible Health Risk
Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, WI is voluntarily recalling 1,568 packages of 16 ounce Season's Choice Brand Frozen Peas packed for Aldi, Inc. distributed in 7 states because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 11, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Lakeside Foods, Inc. Recalls Season ’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas Because of Possible Health
Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, WI is voluntarily recalling 1,920 packages of 16 ounce Season ’s Choice Brand Frozen Peas packed for Aldi, Inc. distributed in 7 states because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune syst ems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 6, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Diabetes news: Your risk could be lowered if you eat THESE foods
LENTILS, chickpeas, peas and beans can lower the risk of diabetes in people at risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ripple non-dairy promises as much protein as cow's milk
Ripple's "milk" is made from yellow peas (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harnessing 'brute force' could be key to creating new antibiotics
Conclusions This laboratory study furthers understanding of the mechanisms by which antibacterial drugs target and destroy bacteria. The answer seems to lie in how effectively the drug can bind to target molecules on the bacterial surface membrane. When the force of this binding exerts sufficient mechanical strain on the cell surface, then the bacteria breaks apart and is destroyed. It shows that the strongest antibacterials that we have, such as vancomycin, are currently not infallible. That we could reach a point where we have bacterial infections that not even the strongest antibiotics are able to fight is a major pu...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Loblaw recalls President's Choice baby food due to botulism risk
Loblaw Co., the parent company of No Frills, Loblaws and Superstore grocery chains, has recalled its PC Organics brand Apple, Blueberry and Green Pea strained baby food because of a food poisoning threat. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news