Stat!: Your Tax Dollars at Work – Subsidizing Junk Food

Federal subsidies to makers of corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, corn starch and soy oils from 1995 to 2010: $16.9 billion Number of Twinkies that money would buy each American tax-payer: 19 per year   Federal subsidies to apple growers through the same period: $262 million Number of apples that money would buy each …

Mercury May Move Through the Teeth & Other News of Note

Can Mercury from Dental Fillings Travel through Teeth? (European Commission, Environment DG) Dental amalgam fillings made with mercury have been used for many years, but there are concerns about the risk to human health. A recent study suggests that mercury can travel through the tooth and enter the tooth’s active bloodstream. This is another route …