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November 22, 2010 What's on your plate? Canada lags in tracing food for safety and profit

Source: Globe and Mail

Have you ever wondered about the story behind your steak? What about the precise GPS co-ordinates of the orchard your apple came from, or how long ago the “fresh” seafood at your grocer was actually plucked from the sea

November 18, 2010 Chemical Industry to Nation's Infants and Toddlers: Suck It (Up) - BPA

Source: SwitchBoard - National Resources Defense Council Blog

In the major food safety legislation that the Senate is debating, which will likely pass today or tomorrow, one important provision will probably be missing: a ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles or sippy cups. The...

November 9, 2010 Food Fight: The Food Safety Modernization Act

Source: Grist

Although the Senate failed to pass the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) before the election, word is that it will take it back up during the lame-duck session in November. We've invited 10 people from the various sides of...

November 2, 2010 People are dying while food-safety reform moseys along

Source: Sun Sentinel

From spinach to peanut butter, and now celery, seemingly endless recalls triggered by deadly outbreaks of food-borne illnesses show time and again that America's food-safety system is antiquated, and dangerous. That's no...

October 18, 2010 Can a Sustainable Walmart Change the World?

Source: Food Safety News

In what some say could be a game-changing initiative, Walmart Stores last week announced that it will focus on smaller, globally sustainable agriculture to revitalize rural communities and reduce the impact farming has on the...

October 5, 2010 Hungry' You won't be after this... The shocking image of mass-produced MEAT ...

Source: Mail Online

In 2004, the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service banned beef from being processed this way because of fears it ...

October 4, 2010 Everything You Think You Know About "Natural Food" is Wrong

Source: Care2

Once all of their cartons read “All Natural” but those days are numbered, as the Center for Science in the Public Interest put the pressure on B&J's last ...

September 29, 2010 USDA may find courage to outlaw bacteria in your burgers that sickens 30,000 a year.

Source: Cold

Do you ever wonder why the beef industry and government warn consumers to “cook the life out of your burgers?” To understand what’s behind these words of caution we need to discuss some facts, acronyms, how the food poisoning,...

September 28, 2010 Editorial: Tougher food safety rules long overdue

Source: The Northwestern - WI

The House committee hearing last week on the summer's recall of 550 million eggs is exhibit A in the fight for tougher oversight by the Food and Drug Administration. An executive from one of the two Iowa farms suspected to be...

September 27, 2010 S. 510: 12 Reasons Why The Food Safety Bill From Hell Could Be Very Dangerous For The U.S. Economy

Source: Benzinga

As you read this, there is a bill before the U.S. Senate that has the potential to change the U.S. food industry more than any other law ever passed by the U.S. Congress. In the name of "food safety", the U.S. government would be...

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