McDonald’s Mozzarella Sticks Missing the Mozzarella Cheese

McDonald’s is infamous for cutting corners on the quality of food for the almighty dollar. So this story shouldn’t surprise some of you. McDonald s mozzarella sticks missing cheese 2

This month, McDonald’s started serving up ooey gooey mozzarella sticks to their customers. But just as fast as they can microwave a Big Mac, the news reports starting hitting the internet that these sticks were missing a crucial ingredient, the mozzarella cheese.  (more…)

Estimating Pesticide Exposure from Dietary Intake and Organic Food

“More frequent consumption of organic produce was associated with lower DAPs.”

Background: Organophosphate pesticide (OP) exposure to the US population is dominated by dietary intake. The magnitude of exposure from diet depends partly upon personal decisions such as which foods to eat and whether to choose organic food. Most studies of OP exposure rely on urinary biomarkers, which are limited by short half-lives and often lack specificity to parent compounds. A reliable means of estimating long-term dietary exposure to individual OPs is needed to assess the potential relationship with adverse health effects. (more…)