Safeguarding Public Health and Interest with QR Codes for Seafood

You willingly and unquestioningly let go of your hard-earned money when you buy food. You don’t mind if you pay a little bit more because you know that quality costs more; this you naively assume base on what the package labels say. Not so fast consumers! These days, you need to double check the labels. There could be certain information there that you didn’t read the first time. You are not being remiss; it is just that “food fraud” has become more rampant these days.

Unfortunately, food fraud has extended to seafood. You can be buying tuna and paying for the price for said fish, but you can actually be getting escolar instead of tuna. Across America, about one-third of fish samples tested by Oceana, a nonprofit organization advocating ocean protection, were seen to be mislabeled.  “For instance, 87 percent of fish sold as snapper was actually some other type of fish, and the USP found that monkfish was sometimes actually puffer fish, which can also cause poisoning.”

Thus, it is but logical that consumers seek ways to protect their rights. [Read more…]

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Berries To Benefit Your Brain

Berries – A Delicious Way to Keep the Brain Young and Healthy

Having Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is more than just losing one’s ability for brain and mental functions as one advances in age. It is also about losing dignity, independence, self- esteem and identity.

Thus, it comes with comfort for older adults to know that by paying attention to diet, you stand a good chance to have a healthy brain despite aging.

The solution is quite easy and luscious too: eat berries – blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. [Read more…]

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