Just the Facts
FDA: Milk Cannot Be Labeled “Hormone-Free” ’Cause There Ain’t No Such Animal
Milk producers have been warned. Letters from the FDA instructed four milk manufacturers to remove labels implying their products are free of hormones. Milk, ice cream, and all dairy products contain hormones that cannot be removed through any amount of processing.
I’ll Have What the Mouse Is Having
Although President Bush was apparently unaware of it, Bangkok city officials reportedly used mice to test for poison before serving dinner to Bush and the other world leaders attending the recent summit there. In cruel and unscientific tests, the officials fed and injected the food into mice, looking for ill effects.
Pizza Hut Cuts the Cheese
In the fast-food industry—where bigger often equals better—at least one restaurant realizes that, sometimes, less is more. Pizza Hut’s new Fit ’N Delicious pizza has half the cheese of its original thin crust variety, cutting the fat content by 25 percent. Now, if they’d leave it off entirely, we’d be getting somewhere. Pizza Hut was also the first pizza chain to serve up a pizza with soy cheese.
Skip the Milk Chocolate—Go for the Dark
As reported in the journal Nature, researchers analyzed blood samples from volunteers after they consumed dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate along with milk. One hour later, the dark chocolate significantly increased antioxidant levels. Milk, however, seems to interfere with antioxidant absorption, rendering milk chocolate powerless against disease.