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October 25, 2016 Food safety plays part in urban agriculture billSource: Food Safety News
As urban agriculture continues to put down roots in cities across the United States, more and more people are beginning to see its many benefits. The hope for the future is that it can flourish and sustain a new crop of farmers...
October 21, 2016 Wal-Mart to Invest $25 Million in China Food Safety ResearchSource: Bloomberg
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its foundation are investing $25 million over five years in food safety research in China, as the world’s largest retailer seeks to strengthen its foothold in the country more than two years after it was...
Farmers urgently need help to adapt their methods of growing food if the world is to curb greenhouse gas emissions and prevent climate change pushing millions into hunger and poverty, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization...
October 17, 2016 PepsiCo pledges to slash beverage calorie counts by 2025Source: CNBC
PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi pledged Monday as part of a new sustainability initiative to significantly reduce the calorie count of the company's beverages as it looks to counter health concerns about sugar-sweetened...
Source: Wall Street Journal
As the company uses more small producers, it follows what Frank Yiannis calls a ‘scalable’ approach to industry benchmarks
Source: One Green Planet
The population of monarch butterflies has taken a substantial drop over the past few decades – a devastating 96.5 percent to be exact. This has placed monarchs in danger of moving toward extinction, something that will cause a...
September 23, 2016 China Will Resume Limited Imports of U.S. Beef After a Ban Long Seen as PoliticalSource: Time
New regulations announced on Thursday mean that some American beef is welcome back in China, reversing a ban instituted after an outbreak of mad-cow disease in the U.S. in 2003.
September 22, 2016 Pesticide manufacturers' own tests reveal serious harm to honeybeesSource: The Guardian
Bayer and Syngenta criticised for secrecy after unpublished research obtained under freedom of information law linked high doses of their products to damage to the health of bee colonies
September 22, 2016 Every day’s a safety drill as Chipotle woos customers backSource: SF Gate
There isn’t much sexy about food safety, and that goes for regular reminders to scrub hands. But for the last year, Chipotle has been forced to focus on little else, after a string of illnesses among diners at the Mexican...
Source: Daily Mail
Londa Nwadike, a food safety expert at the University of Missouri, says even the best dates are just guidelines - and it's important to use your common sense.
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