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April 27, 2015 Over-consumption, climate change threaten food security, water supply: FAO - By 2050 some 60 percent more food will be needed to feed the world's people and as farming remains the largest user of water, food must be produced sustainably to ensure future supplies of food and water, the...

April 27, 2015 Consumer Reports: Tests Find 60 Percent of Frozen Shrimp Contaminated With Bacteria

Source: Food Safety News

A new Consumer Reports (CR) study released Friday found that 60 percent of 342 samples of frozen shrimp it tested contained Salmonella, Vibrio, Listeria, or E. coli, and 2 percent tested positive for the superbug MRSA...

April 24, 2015 Minnesota declares state of emergency over bird flu in poultry

Source: Today

Minnesota declared a state of emergency yesterday (April 23) over a fast-spreading strain of avian flu that has led to the extermination of more than 7.3 million birds in the country. It followed Wisconsin's action on Monday.

April 23, 2015 A Look Back at Food Safety During Obama’s First Six Years

Source: Food Safety News

Since the Obama administration took over the executive branch more than six years ago, foodborne illnesses from meat, poultry and eggs — products regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture — have fallen by 10 percent,...

April 23, 2015 Expanding Global Food Production In A Warming World

New Jersey Online - With 14 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions attributed to agriculture, according to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO), farmers worldwide can play a role in...

April 22, 2015 China’s Terrifying Food Safety Track Record Is Creating Savvier Shoppers


Glow-in-the-dark pork. Rat meat sold as lamb. Fake eggs (really). Rice contaminated with cadmium and arsenic. Exploding watermelons. Oil dipped from gutters and re-sold.

April 22, 2015 U.S. could use vaccines being developed to fight bird flu in poultry

Source: Reuters

Faced with a deadly bird flu outbreak that has infected millions of chickens and turkeys, the U.S. Agriculture Department could turn to what it has always seen as a last resort: readying and deploying a vaccine to fight the...

April 21, 2015 Kraft removing synthetic colors from iconic macaroni & cheese

Source: Reuters

Kraft Foods Group Inc on Monday said it is revamping its family-friendly macaroni and cheese meal, removing synthetic colors and preservatives from the popular boxed dinner.

April 21, 2015 Bird Flu Spreads to a Farm in Iowa With 5.3 Million Chickens

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department announced Monday that an outbreak of avian flu had been confirmed in what could potentially be millions of chickens at an Iowa egg producer, the largest outbreak yet in an epidemic that has...

April 21, 2015 Blue Bell Recalls All Products After Listeria Outbreak

Source: NY Times

Blue Bell Creameries, which distributes frozen desserts to about half of the United States, said that it was voluntarily recalling all of its products after the bacteria listeria was found in two cartons of ice cream.

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