Dr. Oz, apple juice, cantaloupe — food scares continue…

Here we go again, another round of contaminated plant-based foods

But, once again, the news media never mentions the underlying cause of most of these contaminations. The latest big news is all about arsenic in apple juice and listeria in cantaloupes. Just now, I did a search for what causes listeria and found this information on the Mayo Clinic website:

Most Americans probably now think that the cause of listeria is cantaloupe.

Listeria bacteria can be found in soil, water and animal feces. Humans typically are infected by consuming:

  • Raw vegetables that have been contaminated from the soil or from contaminated manure used as fertilizer
  • Infected meat
  • Unpasteurized milk or foods made with unpasteurized milk
  • Certain processed foods — such as soft cheeses, hot dogs and deli meats that have been contaminated after processing

Dead Chicken, a great source of arsenic and cholesterol. Yummy.

Well, how about that? Sounds to me like the real culprit here is our collective love affair with meat and dairy at every meal. Even those of us who consume none of those foods are placed at risk by those who do.

But when the news breaks, the average consumer is led to believe, by the incomplete reporting of our media, that the culprit is the plant-based foods themselves. The average unsuspecting consumer simply has no idea of the root cause of so many of our problems. Earlier this year, I devoted two blogs to this crucial topic

What they don’t ever tell you about E. coli infections

Eating animals — and the origin of disease in humans

Apple juice sales plummet while the "dead chicken" is still going strong.

The latest breaking news on contaminated plant foods was all about apple juice and was well covered on the Dr. Oz Show. As reported by Dr. Michael Greger in a recent VegSource article (see link below), he states:

Last week The Dr. Oz Show released independent lab reports finding as much as 36 ppb of arsenic in apple juice. USDA researchers, however, have estimated that chicken may harbor as much as 430 ppb. And since Americans consume three times more chicken than apple juice, chicken may represent 30 times the arsenic risk of apple juice. Based on FDA retesting of apple juice samples, though, compared to the amount of arsenic found in a Perdue chicken breast, for example, arsenic exposure from chicken may be only 15 times as great.

Take just over two minutes to watch this amazing video of Dr. Greger on this topic. Then, go to the end of this blog and share today’s post with all of your friends.

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Dr. Oz, apple juice, and arsenic: chicken may have 10 times more – Vegsource.com.

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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1 Response to Dr. Oz, apple juice, cantaloupe — food scares continue…

  1. Great information Jim, amazing when you find out the truth on simply how “PROFITS” will cause large institutions to over ride the health of the human race.

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