Category Archives: Toxins

Chocolate Overdose

Many folks have heard that "chocolate is poisonous to pets".  As far as that goes, if you eat a massive enough amount, it’s poisonous to people, too.  Yes, yes, I hear you out there saying that chocolate is actually an essential nutrient, that you can’t live without it (or life isn’t worth living without chocolate, […]

Pet Food Recall, Nasty food preservatives, and the Everlasting Bagel

Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal carried two articles that were obviously prompted by our pet-food recall problems.  The first is about an apparent widespread use of unsafe additives for local consumption on a routine basis across Asia. Formaldehyde, which has been linked to cancer, has legitimate uses in adhesives and embalming.  But in Indonesia, Sutikno, a […]