More gluten consumption associated with a lower risk of heart disease

Interesting post on Gizmodo about a study from Andrew Chan from Harvard Medical School on health impacts of removing gluten from your diet.  I cant find the study itself, but found some similar ones over at Eureka Science News. From the Gizmodo article: more gluten consumption was associated with a lower risk of heart disease—possibly because people weren’t getting the […]

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Leak! CFIA Glyphosate testing report

The report “Safeguarding with Science: Glyphosate Testing in 2015-2016” authored by the Food Safety Science Directorate of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has leaked.  Its a 5 page pdf that was emailed to US-RTK (Right to Know).  It has been reported on by the Western Producer and Carey Gillam at the Huffington Post.  These sites report that the authenticity was […]

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CFIA not publishing glyphosate details, cites confidentiality ?!?

Hoping to learn something about which foods have levels of glyphosate that exceed our arbitrary and likely too high maximum residue levels? Waiting for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency report to finally give us the info we have been waiting for? Keep on waiting…  Because the Western Producer is reporting that the report will exclude details.  Why?  For “confidentiality reasons”!  […]

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International customers protected from Canadian glyphosate

This is an interesting article in the Manitoba Co-operator about the Canadian Grain Commission testing for glyphosate for export markets, “especially the high value Asian markets”.  It emphasizes the vigilance required to satisfy our international grain customers. As far as I can tell, no one is testing the food in the domestic food chain.  As a Canadian food product consumer, […]

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Snopes time warp over preharvest glyphosate usage

Snopes is the famous site to check the veracity of facts, rumours and internet memes.  The snopes article titled “The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic” attempts to present impartial evidence about glyphosate in our food.   In general, the article is fair, but I have an issue with the section leading us to believe that the preharvest application of glyphosate to wheat is […]

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“The findings of our study are very worrying…”

I think we have all seen the recent spate of articles about the study linking glyphosate to liver disease in rats.  Yes, worrisome, but we have seen scary study results before.    But this study is uniquely scary in a few ways.  This Daily Mail article brought them to my attention. Consider these worrisome quotes from the article: Dr Robin Mesnage, […]

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Winnipeg Free Press, July 30 Article on page B9: On gluten and GMOs

The writer informs us that people’s recent increase of health reactions to wheat products is not due to new wheat varieties, not GMOs, not a change in gluten levels, and not due to changes in the genetic makeup of wheat itself. So what is the cause of the increased incidences of obesity, diabetes, or other health conditions? “…Some have linked […]

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