Baby and toddler foods – not as healthy as we’d hope

June 30, 2010

A recent paper published by Charlene Elliott of the University of Calgary in the Journal of Public Health evaluated the salt and sugar contents in baby and toddler foods; the results are a bit disturbing. While I think most people would expect baby food to be reasonably healthy, it turns out that it’s probably just as bad as processed adult foods. Read the rest of this entry »

Attacks on Scientists

June 30, 2010

A disturbing trend has been occurring lately. Due to the growth of pseudo-science and misinformation on the internet, a lot of scientists have been working to educate the public about science on the same medium. However, the anti-science crowd (along with some who are just misguided) have been striking back, not by countering the arguments made by scientists or providing reliable information to support their claims (because they can’t), but rather by launching personal and legal attacks against the scientists to keep them quiet. This is becoming especially noteworthy in the medical field, but scientists in other fields (such as various environmental fields) are also at risk. Read the rest of this entry »

Still Alive

June 24, 2010

For anyone checking by here regularly, I apologize for the lack of recent updates. My “spare” time has been consumed looking after a new baby for the past couple of weeks, but I hope to be back to weekly posting within the next few days.

And people worry about cancer from pesticides on their food…

June 7, 2010
A recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives looked at the relationship between aflatoxin, produced by certain mold growing on food, and liver cancer. The results are a bit of an eye opener – they suggest that, at the upper end of their estimate, aflatoxin may cause almost 30% of all cases of liver cancer worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »