Federal investigators agree: If a diet sounds too good to be true, it probably is, even if a reporter is telling you about it.

Is this really news or an ad?

We watch the professional sounding, earnest-looking reporters tell us that they just completed a comprehensive analysis of something called acai berry supplements and “it appears almost magical.”  They insist that this berry from a tree in the Brazilian rain forest … Continue reading

New reasons not to buy meat and poultry at the local grocery.

This is a rough month for carnivores and others who like eating safe meat. Two studies tested beef, chicken, pork and turkey purchased from groceries in six cities from Seattle to Ft. Lauderdale. What they found was enough to make … Continue reading

Canadian asbestos will go to developing countries despite worldwide objections.

The Jeffrey Mine at Asbestos, Que.   Photo from Environment Canada

The government of Quebec has decided to ignore the pleas of human rights advocates, hundreds of public health experts worldwide and one of the province’s largest unions and says it will fund the expansion of Canada’s last asbestos mine. The … Continue reading

New FDA guide to poisoned foods can keep you safe.

Botulism in this imported fish? Perhaps

How do consumers keep up with the seemingly endless list of poisonous foods and dangerous products that show up on store shelves? Two or three times most weeks, the Food and Drug Administration warns that something in the vegetable bins, … Continue reading