Despite internet claims about eggplant extract (BEC5) treating skin cancer, thorough research reveals no robust, clinical evidence supporting its efficacy. A study not validated by reputable journals or recognized by major medical societies is being overhyped without substantial backing. Medical professionals advise conventional treatments over unproven herbal remedies for skin cancer.
A poll revealed widespread fear of DNA in food and vaccines, leading to calls for mandatory labeling. This pervasive pseudoscience myth suggests that consuming or injecting DNA can alter human genetics. However, DNA from food and vaccines is broken down and does not integrate into human genes. Education on DNA biochemistry counters these fears, explaining that DNA and its four nucleobases (CGAT) are consistent across all life forms, simply coding for proteins. Massive studies on animals fed GMOs and vaccinated humans illustrate no adverse effects from DNA consumption or vaccine administration. Such concerns are scientifically unfounded; eating GMO foods or getting vaccines does not alter or harm one’s DNA.
There have been claims that chocolate or multivitamins have a positive benefit on heart health. This clinical study refutes those claims.
Golden rice, which contains more vitamin A, is being blocked by environmental activists because it is genetically modified.
There is a myth that monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is unsafe or unhealthy. It is a simple amino acid, that’s all. And it’s safe.
Scientific research has provided convincing evidence that the non-nutritive sweetener, aspartame, is not dangerous to human health.
The scientific consensus says that GMO foods are safe for humans, livestock, and the environment. There is no need to avoid them.
USDA announces new guidelines for groceries that have the “organic food” label. This article reviews what that means for consumers.
A new peer-reviewed paper indicates that coffee may be linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality.
Red No. 3 is a food coloring used in some foods, many of which will be familiar to you. As the name implies, it’s a red dye that makes candies and foods look better. It’s really not been in the news for decades, but then someone sent me an article about it, which piqued my interest.
Predictably, the chemophobia crowd, like the Center for Science in the Public Interest, who thinks any chemical is a lousy chemical while ignoring the fact that every living thing on this planet is made up of billions of chemicals, is pushing the narrative that Red No. 3 causes cancer. You know what happens next, I go looking for any published evidence of whether the food coloring is linked to anything, including cancer.
Anyway, let’s take a look at Red No. 3 and find out what it does or does not do to humans.Read More »Red No. 3 food coloring — does it really increase risk of cancer?