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Amazon.com reached an agreement with the State of California legislature, so the Silver Buzz Cafe Store is back. :-)


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Republicans Ignore E.coli Outbreak And Defund Food Monitoring Program

With 49 deaths and over 4,100 people in Europe affected by an outbreak of infection caused by a new E.coli bacterium strain, why have Republicans just voted to cut off a monitoring program that could detect something similar over here? [...]

Finger Pointing May Be At An End In European E. Coli Outbreak

It has taken more than a month for European authorities to track down the most probable source of the E. coli outbreak that has made almost 4,000 people ill and killed over 40 so far. [...]

Olive Oil May Help Seniors Avoid Strokes

A new study suggests that consuming olive oil as an alternative to other cooking fats and as part of a healthy balanced diet that is low in saturated fat and salt may help seniors avoid strokes. [...]

Republicans Plan To Starve The Poor

The GOP plan for the nation rolls on – they want hit the weakest people as hard as they can by cutting off Medicare, Social Security and now they’re targeting emergency food programs, putting infants, children, women and seniors at risk. [...]

USDA Replaces Food Pyramid Guide With A Clearer Food Plate

The USDA has replaced its food pyramid with a simpler food plate that more clearly shows Americans what a good plate of food should consist of. [...]

The Eatwell Plates

Today we look at two “Eatwell” plates, comparing and contrasting one from the UK government and another based on teh US government’s food pyramid. [...]

New Law May Eventually Make Our Food Safer

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act looks good on the surface, but what lurks beneath it? Will it really make our food safer, or has the Act been tainted by the food industry? [...]

Private Wells May Accentuate Zinc Hazard

Zinc is essential to our health. However, excess zinc can cause a number of serious conditions. New research highlights the dangers of zinc in water from private wells. [...]

Eat Smart

We post several articles a month that cite new information about the relationship between the foods that we eat, or don’t eat, and our health. Today we’re going to summarize all of the advice or indicators that we’ve found in previous articles about foods that seem to be good for our health. [...]

Berries May Slow Aging Brain’s Decline

In our previous article we mentioned the role of cells called microglia in repairing damaged tissues in the body. New research that looked at their affect in the aging brain has discovered an important new link between foods and the role that microglia play there. [...]

Eating Green Veggies Reduces Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

The United States Department of Agriculture ( USDA) recommends that people eat five servings of fruit and vegetables a day to help stay healthy. New research from Leicester University in the United Kingdom found that eating green leafy vegetables noticeably reduces the chance of developing type 2 diabetes. [...]

The Food Stamps Gaffe

Hundreds of right wing web blogs and the Fox News propaganda machine have been ranting about the Democrat’s proposal to cut money from the food stamp program that many needy families rely on. The way it’s presented is that a new government bill will cut the amount of aid that recipients of food stamps receive in order to pay for a program that First Lady Michelle Obama is pushing. [...]

Cloned Cow Controversy Continues

After the revelation that milk from a cloned cow had entered the food chain in the United Kingdom, it now appears likely that meat has too. [...]

Cloning Controversy – Got Milk, Milk, Milk?

The British Food Standards Agency (FSA) said today that it is going to investigate a claim that milk from the offspring of a cloned cow is being sold for public consumption. The issue was raised in an article in last Friday’s International Herald Tribune newspaper. In it, a British dairy farmer was quoted anonymously [...]

Tea and Coffee As A Protection Against Heart Disease

A new study conducted over a thirteen year period in The Netherlands has concluded that both tea and coffee are beneficial to our hearts. However, the amount consumed each day is very important. [...]

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