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Will Genetically Engineered Foods Cause Allergic Reactions? 

Science Daily - Oct 05 5:57 AM
The potential of genetically engineered foods to cause allergic reactions in humans is a big reason for opposition to such crops. Although protocols are in place to ask questions about the allergy-causing possibilities, there has been no test that offers definitive answers.

Studies Identify Food Sources Of Disease And Drug Resistance 
Science Daily - Oct 05 5:55 AM
As the recent US outbreak of E. coli infections caused by contaminated spinach demonstrates, the safety of the food we eat cannot be taken for granted. Two studies in the November 1 issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online, further illustrate the point, one adding a new bacterial culprit to the mix and the other showing that use of antibiotics as growth promoters in

WHATEVER COLUMN: Chow, baby... 
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Oct 05 6:39 AM
Fuss all you like, fast food sells. It doesn't matter how many times you've been grossed out by a raw McNugget, gotten sick off a Thickburger or found a spare digit in your bucket-o-chicken.

Fair feed Writer takes on what Topsfield dishes out 
Gloucester Daily Times - Oct 05 6:54 AM
Food was on everyone's lips outside the Topsfield Fair on Saturday. On the walk to the turnstiles from the parking lot, fairgoers talked about their favorite fair delicacies - corn dogs, sausage subs, fried dough, apple crisp, candy apples, cotton candy and more.




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  • Adequate Nutrients Within Calorie Needs. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. Retrieved on calorie counter 2006-05-09.
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