Posts Tagged ‘ health ’

Genetically Modified Foods

GM Purple TomatoDavid Shukman reports:

Scientists in Norwich have developed a genetically modified purple tomato, which is being produced in Canada due to European hostility to GM foods.

Their dark pigment potentially offers the same health benefits as fruit such as blueberries and could be used in everything from ketchup to pizza topping.

Read more here: “Genetically-modified purple tomatoes heading for shops

GM Purple Tomato Sliced

Study: Chicken is Highly Contaminated with Arsenic

Cooked ChickenRoxarsone, an arsenic-based drug used in chicken production, has been contaminating chicken sold to the American people: “Study Finds Conventional Chicken to be Highly Contaminated with Arsenic.”

The researchers found the cooked conventional chicken had the highest level of arsenic, at about 1.8 micrograms per kilogram of body weight (1.8mg/kg). Cooked organic chicken had the lowest levels, at 0.6mg/kg.