As a family owned & operated restaurant in a small rural town, Greg’s cares a lot about food quality issues. We figured it would be worthwhile to help the communtry keep informed about food health issues as a way to give back to the community.
In our first edition of food saftey news we wanted to help people understand why leafy green veggies are contaminatred with dangerous chemicals, in this case cadmium, a toxic carcinogen. You can read the full story from our friends over at Food Safety News below. But here’s the short version:
It turns out, not surprisingly, that veggies pull many things from the soil when they grow, even things they shouldn’t like toxins. Of course, this has always been the case so why the concern now? The issue is the levels of cadmium in spinich are much higher than they used to be, at dangerous levels in many cases. The reason for the changes is that modern farming is using more fertilizer than in the past, and the fertilizers being used contain more toxins than they used to.
It’s another case of profits over health concerns for the consumer we are sorry to say. You can read the full here at Food safety News