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April 17, 2014 Project Promises Better Food Safety in Europe

Source: The Pig Site

EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation.

April 16, 2014 US company recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat

Medical Xpress - That's just over a year's worth of meat products processed by Rancho Feeding Corp., which has been under scrutiny by the USDA îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî. The agency said that without full...

April 16, 2014 Why even grassfed and local beef isn't sustainable

Rabble - In November, 2013, the FAO (îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî) reported a signficant difference in the greenhouse gas emissions intensity between beef derived from animals on...

April 15, 2014 EU research offers 'promise' of improved food safety

Source: CORDIS

The issue of food safety has rocketed up the political agenda in recent years but despite huge improvements, some concerns and problems still persist. Fears about our food are moving away from issues about ensuring an adequate...

April 14, 2014 Beef prices sizzle to 27-year high

Source: Houston Chronicle

The highest beef prices in almost three decades are causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon. A dwindling number of cattle and growing export demand from countries...

April 14, 2014 Lawmakers look to combat seafood fraud

Source: Fox News

In a nation where 92 percent of seafood is imported and labeling fraud is rife, both state and federal lawmakers are moving to pass laws to help make sure customers are getting the seafood they are paying for.

April 11, 2014 Will Climate Change Mean Terrible Food?

Source: Pacific Standard

Carbon dioxide fertilizes plants, but it can also make crops less nutritious. A new discovery could help farmers develop new strains to feed the world even as carbon dioxide levels rise.

April 10, 2014 WTO fails to agree on definition of private standards for food safety

Manila Bulletin - The sanitary and phytosanitary measures committee of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has failed to agree on a definition for private standards for food safety and animal and plant health and deferred a...

April 10, 2014 Latino and African American Preschoolers Targeted by Fast Food Companies

The Latin Post - Fast Food FACT 2013, issued by the Yale îRudd Center for Food Policy and Obesityî, has released a new report that addresses fast food restaurants, the quality of that food, and the way that the food...

April 9, 2014 The FDA's Outdated Rules Regarding Chemical Additives Might Be Making Us Sick - Monday in Washington, D.C., the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî -- admittedly not our favorite organization, for somewhat obvious reasons-- held a science forum which included one very important...

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