TALC AND CANCER—THE ENIGMA

  Regulatory agencies such as the FDA and the IRAC are not sure about the link between cancer and the mineral talc. Yet a Missouri jury awarded $72 million to a family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer. She had used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for “feminine hygiene”…

COCA-COLA AND STEVIA’S BITTER HISTORY

    The Coca-Cola Company announced it is eliminating the sweetener, Stevia, from its Vitamin Water because consumers have complained about a bitter after taste. There is a lot more to the story than that. A recent report in Drexel University’s EXEL magazine related how one of its professors of biology, Daniel Marenda, was helping…

PROMISES, PROMISES—FOOD AND COSMETIC REGULATIONS FOR 2014

Will food additives and cosmetic ingredients be safer this year? In my first book  Poisons in Your Food  published by Crown in 1969 and in my second book, the First Edition of A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives in 1989 I pointed out  antibiotics were added to  feed and hormones were given to animals—to increase…