Food

The sick truth about our meat

Three dead pigs lie piled on top of one another, dumped in a corner of a hangar-like building at a farm in the north-east of England. From the snout of one, a stream of blood snakes across the concrete floor and into an adjoining pen. There, young, live animals are held in groups of five… [Continue Reading]

Petrol-based chemical silicone found in Silly Putty make up a MacDonalds Fries

‘Potatoes, thank goodness! That’s a good start,’ former Mythbusters host Grant Imahara says as he goes on to reveal the 13 other ingredients contained in a humble McDonald’s fry. The TV personality traveled to the fast food chain’s potato processing plant in Idaho to see the production process from start to finish. During his investigation he found… [Continue Reading]

Toxic takeaway containers: Fast food lovers exposed to higher levels of chemicals that are linked to autism

If you love tucking into burgers and pizzas it’s not just the takeaway that’s bad for you – even the packaging can damage your health. People who eat a lot of fast food are exposed to up to 40 per cent higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals, according to new research. The study showed that… [Continue Reading]

Is it Fish Fraud-y? One in six cod suppers sold in chip shops is actually a cheaper type of fish

Fish and chip shops regularly source cheaper species of fish before selling them to customers as cod and haddock, according to a food safety expert. An investigation conducted by Which? discovered that around one in six of the fish sold in UK takeaways was labelled incorrectly. The consumer watchdog took DNA samples from 45 portions… [Continue Reading]

Another great British food brand sold to foreign investors as American firm takes control of Hovis bread for £30 million

An iconic British manufacturing giant that dates back to 1887 has been sold to an American investor. A majority share in bread and flour firm Hovis, which is best known for its nostalgic advert featuring a boy pushing a bicycle up a hill, has been sold by cash-strapped Premier Foods to US investment firm The… [Continue Reading]

Junk food link to digestive disease

London – Junk food and antibiotics are being blamed by doctors for the rise in the number of young people developing a serious digestive disorder. The latest figures show three times as many young people need hospital treatment for Crohn’s disease today than a decade ago. Dr Sally Mitton, a consultant gastroenterologist at St George’s… [Continue Reading]

How to Quit Sugar in 10 Steps

Sugar is the root-cause of practically every health challenge you can think of. It’s definitely the most acidic food, by far.   Eating sugar is so acidic it will, literally, undo all of the hard work you’re putting in elsewhere.  Yet so many people are absolutely hooked…  But here’s where sugar addiction ends.  In this week’s… [Continue Reading]