Eggsessive

“The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) says the highest amount of fipronil measured was 1.2mg per kg of egg. It calculates that an adult weighing 65kg (143lb) would be able to eat up to seven eggs within 24 hours and still be within the safe range.
A child weighing 16.15kg (35.6lb) should not eat more than 1.7 contaminated eggs within 24 hours, it said.” https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/10/700000-eggs-linked-to-eu-scare-exported-to-britain-watchdog-says

Great way for 16.15kg children to learn decimal fractions and geometry.

Time to try some ethical products?

Ethical Superstore – 20% off groceries until 16 August plus get £3 off your order when you spend £50 until 31 August – promo code: X3PBM

Advertisements

Antibiochic

“A staggering 52% of the E.coli from pork and poultry samples were resistant to the antibiotic trimethoprim, which is used to treat over half of lower urinary-tract infections. …
Trimethoprim is commonly used to mass-medicate whole groups of animals via their feed or water.” (https://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/2016/09/further-proof-of-an-antibiotic-apocalypse)

If you suffer from a urinary tract infection, try applying some supermarket poultry.

Why Did The Chicken Cross the Pond?

“While European producers must safeguard the security and hygiene of products through the entire food chain, US producers use chemicals such as chlorine dioxide at the end of the production chain to kill pathogens in poultry meat; a measure that the study says is both cost-effective and hazardous.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2986876/ttip_the_downfall_of_european_agriculture.html)

Another potential benefit of TTIP: a menu including American delights such as Chlorine Chicken.