In recent years, China has become a major food supplier to Europe. But the low-cost goods are grown in an environment rife with pesticides and antibiotics, disproportionately cited for contamination and subject to an inspection regime full of holes. A recent norovirus outbreak in Germany has only heightened worries. via SPIEGEL ONLINE.
Given that I had limited time to prepare for Christmas this year I decided to make some granola as a gift for my nearest and dearest. My first ever attempt is this sweet, salty and slightly chewy version which I am sharing with you. Enjoy! Preheat oven to 180. 3 cups gluten free oats 1 [...]
High Flying Chooks land us deep in dope. Forget a secret blend of herbs and spices: Your factory-farmed chicken is packed with hidden pharmaceuticals, too. In a new study, researchers tested samples of feather meal— the poultry feathers that are ground up and added to pig, cattle, fish, and, yes, chicken feed. The scientists found [...]
Last year, a report released by the National Cancer Institute showed a 9.4% increase in childhood cancer between 1992 and 2007. And today, cancer is now the leading cause of death by disease in kids under the age of fifteen. About 15 million pounds of petroleum-based dyes are used in food each year. But instead of [...]
We’ve all heard the slogan…ad nauseam. Milk, it does a body good! Although the Dairy Industry recently launched a campaign trying to convince consumers that only cow’s milk is “real milk” and other milks are “not natural,” we know better! Consumption of plant-based milks is on the rise, while U.S. dairy consumption has been steadily falling over the past [...]
Anyone else had an angiogram before and whose arm aches like all buggery even after a week? Mine does. But apart from that, I’ve rested a few days, gone straight into work at writing the Hossan Leong Show: Flying Solo with Hirzi and Jasmine (the multi-tasking Stage Manager) – got your tickets yet? – and [...]
A month ago now, we went to Bangkok for a complete health check at a hospital famous for their health check packages. There are comparable packages available in Singapore in terms of price, but there’s nothing like the setup they have there. In this Bangkok hospital, batteries of X-ray and other diagnostic machines line luxuriously [...]