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Vitamin D is so important researchers worry about ethics of limiting supplementation to perform research trials

13 Apr 2018 Featured News

In case you needed any more proof of how essential vitamin D is to good health, researchers have warned that placebo-controlled trials that involve limiting some people’s intake of the all-star nutrient could be considered unethical.

Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria still high in humans, animals and food, say ECDC and EFSA

11 Apr 2018 Featured News

Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials according to a new report published today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The report highlights some emerging issues and confirms antimicrobial resistance as one of the biggest threats to public health, mainly by reducing the effectiveness of treatment options.

EU lawyer calls for genetically-modified crop law exemption

09 Apr 2018 Featured News

Czech Advocate General Michal Bobek has said that genetically modified crops using certain mutagenesis techniques should be exempt from existing GM food regulations.

Study: Raw Pet Foods Pose Health Risks for Animals and Humans

09 Apr 2018 Featured News

A new study by Utrecht University in the Netherlands and published inVeterinary Record— a British scholarly journal—says that raw pet foods (available in fresh, frozen and dried varieties) can be contaminated with a plethora of pathogens—Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella. The raw meat in these pet foods are a danger not only to animals but human health is at stake as well.