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Commentary & Opinion
April 20, 2010 Protecting America's food supplySource: Politico.com
Americans are being forced to play a game of Russian roulette with the food they eat. We’ve all heard stories about widespread food poisoning — with sometimes deadly consequences. Yet legislation that could transform the nation’s...
April 13, 2010 Time to freshen outdated food safety laws - EditorialSource: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Here's something to think about next time you're at the dinner table: Most U.S. food-processing plants haven't been inspected in at least five years. That unappetizing tidbit comes from a new report by the U.S. Food and Drug...
The Organic Center, a research institute focused on the science of organic food and farming, recently revealed concerns for the state of the food industry and agriculture. Despite the symbolism of an organic garden at the White...
January 19, 2010 IF We had an Undersecretary of Food Safety...Source: Food Safety News
IF there was an undersecretary for food safety this is what they should be doing...
Source: Cold Truth.com
Over the holidays I wrote about a meal we all wanted to avoid. For the appetizer: San Antonio Bay oysters polluted with Noroviruses. For the main course: grilled beef infected with E. coli from contaminated tenderizing needles;...
Source: Meat Trade Daily News
As 2009 comes to a close, there is no letup in the calls from politicians, consumer advocates, food safety lawyers and major media outlets for USDA and the food industry to step up their game when it comes to food safety.
December 21, 2009 Editorial - The 76 Million Food VictimsSource: New York Times
After the Sept. 11 attacks, Congress set up a system that required food producers to register with the federal government, theoretically making it easier to trace dangerous contaminants in the nation’s food supply. A new report...
December 17, 2009 Sick lunchSource: Salon.com
I realize this is merely peripheral to the debate over health care reform, health policy generally, and Americans' health status. But as those larger issues are discussed, the fact that--surprise, surprise--some of nation's...
December 15, 2009 Overhaul of U.S. food safety system is overdueSource: Los Angeles Times
FDA oversight hasn't had a major revision for more than 50 years. Farms are inspected about once a decade; about 1% of imported food is examined. Congress should act now to protect the public.
December 11, 2009 The Top 7 Foods Avoided by Food Safety ExpertsSource: Emaxhealth.com
Liz Vaccariello, Editor in Chief of Prevention Magazine, recently interviewed several experts on food healthfulness and safety. She asked, “What foods do you avoid”, and was surprised by some of the answers.
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