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Who reviews info about food labeling?

Who reviews info about food labeling?

Several levels: The fda regulates drugs for purity and efficacy. The fda regulates food for purity but not quality. The fda is forbidden by law to inspect in any way food supplements like vitamins and nutritional products unless there are serious complaints after they hit the market. Consumer reports will sometimes look at content. You cannot trust agencies paid for by the food industry. ...Read more

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How accurate are the nutrition facts panels on packaged foods?

How accurate are the nutrition facts panels on packaged foods?

Accurate: They are accurate but you have to know what the government allows. For example, gluten free, means it has less gluten in parts that the government decides is gluten free. It isnt 100% gluten free or devoid of gluten. The salt content, protein, carb and fat contents are accurate. ...Read more

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Where do I find credible food safety information?

Where do I find credible food safety information?

FDA: This falls under the purview of the food and drug administration. ...Read more

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Provide a website that lists health fraud products?

Provide a website that lists health fraud products?

Fraud: Best site is www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/protectyourself/healthfraud.

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What gender identity labels are prevailing in developed nations?

What gender identity labels are prevailing in developed nations?

M/F or Both/Neither?: Transgender= widely used term 4 ppl whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior doesn't conform 2 "norms" assoc w/the sex 2which they were assigned @birth. Cisgender= 4 ppl who view their gender identity, expression & behavior as consistent w/those norms. But these 2 terms don't cover the diverse ways ppl self identify in terms of gender -esp those who identify as both or neither m & f! ...Read more

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Do biohair capsules by vindeca life sciences work?

Biohair: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What are the websites for information about "water pollution in mexico"?

What are the websites for information about "water pollution in mexico"?

Website: Perhaps the following website can provide a starting point for answers to your questions: http://www.Lgaconsulting.Com/water/ie-mexicowaterreport-2011winter-waterqualityproblemsandchallengesinmexico.Html. ...Read more

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What are some credible methods, (books, tests, websites) for discovering food sensitivities and allergies?

What are some credible methods, (books, tests, websites) for discovering food sensitivities and allergies?

Immunocap : This is a blood test that is objective, usually offered in panels that cover common food or respiratory allergens. ...Read more

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Does the fda require drug companies to publish all their research?

No: And that is a problem. Sometimes, a drug company can withhold research that is not beneficial to their product but not of a primary concern. However, that "minor" concern may later be important if scores of patients get an adverse event. ...Read more

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What retail stores carry the book "the digest diet book"?

What retail stores carry the book "the digest diet book"?

Use Google to search: Probably a better choice for this kind of question...If not found, where did you learn of the book? Do they carry it? Can you get a copy though them? Etc. Etc. ...Read more

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What about studying medicine in the usa what are the major requirements to accept students especially for the students from united arab emirates ?

Basic sciences: I don't know the citizenship requirements, but you need a year of biology, chemistry, physics, organic chemistry and a year of english to gain entrance to most medical schools. Those courses are usually taken at the university level. ...Read more

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Do even expensive restaurants hire immigrant helpers? Id so, is there greater risk of food poisoning?

Do even expensive restaurants hire immigrant helpers? Id so, is there greater risk of food poisoning?

Back office employee: Most restaurants including expensive ones hire minority and immigrant employees as they generally are good workers and will work for less money. Food poisoning is a constant worry in any restaurant and most have strict internal rules to prevent this. These rules are more likely to be followed in an expensive restaurant so enjoy your experience there. ...Read more

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Was the sars epidemic in 2003 "engineered" by the pharmaceutical industry a big hoax to for them to market their drugs?

Was the sars epidemic in 2003 "engineered" by the pharmaceutical industry a big hoax to for them to market their drugs?

Absolutely not: There are no drugs which treat sars so there was no way to profit from a random outbreak of a devastating viral infection. Ascribing evil intent to pharmaceutical companies is a popular meme, but few industries can boast such an improvement in our everyday lives. ...Read more

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What are the government regulations surrounding dietary supplements?

What are the government regulations surrounding dietary supplements?

Under FDA Regulation: Fda has significant authority to regulate the dietary supplement industry.They have authority to stop a company from selling a supplement that may be unsanitary or unsafe. Stop the sale of any supplement that makes false and unsubstantiated claims on its labeling and if it poses a significant or unreasonable risk of causing injury or illness. Ftc has authority to regulate advertising of supplement. ...Read more

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Do most flu vaccines come from companies that make profit from their patents on vaccines?

Do most flu vaccines come from companies that make profit from their patents on vaccines?

Curious question: Companies that are able to remain in business must make a profit on their products or they cannot repay the monies invested in product development. Advances in vaccine safety and new vaccines require decades of meticulous study and strict adherence to fda guidelines. Many early trials are a dead end and discarded. Your government doesn't do it, the private sector does. ...Read more

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Can the fda approve genetically modified foods (gmo) for human consumption?

Can the fda approve genetically modified foods (gmo) for human consumption?

YES but...: GMO foods are approved by the FDA before being sold for human consumption. See http://www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology/ucm346030.htm However, I feel the FDA has been derelict in its duty to protect consumers by ignoring evidence that GMO foods may be harmful. Many high-ranking FDA officials have worked for Monsanto- see http://tinyurl.com/ao96zvp and http://tinyurl.com/pkh43g3 ...Read more