Poisonous grocery bags, debunking orange juice myths, KFC’s latest quagmire

Poisonous grocery bags, debunking orange juice myths, KFC’s latest quagmire

In the bag: Reusable sacks might carry more than groceries (Photo by Umeboshi Panda) 

• They’re good for the environment, but reusable grocery bags might not be so great for personal health. Researchers A study funded by Environment and Plastics Industry Council have determined that the popular sacks can carry traces of bacteria, yeast and mould, which can cause food poisoning, among other ailments. [National Post]

• Is it possible we’re starting our day on the wrong foot? Processed orange juice may not quite as wholesome as its reputation suggests. According to one researcher, it is packed with chemicals and artificial colours and flavours. [Toronto Star]

• Photographer Edmund Rek’s Toronto exhibition, In Praise of Food, focuses on food and its production. The shots are, appropriately, on display at Pantry. [BlogTO]

Kentucky Fried Chicken is serving halal meat at eight of its U.K. restaurants, but some disagreement has arisen over whether or not it’s really being prepared in accordance with Islamic law. [BBC]

• After increasing the cholesterol levels of millions of people, McDonald’s is now trying to reduce its own environmental footprint. The fast food giant is making biodiesel out of used cooking oil and reducing its electricity consumption. [International Business Times]