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July 30, 2014 Warning labels needed on energy drinks

The Richmond Register - The îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî (CSPI) Wednesday has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to add a safety warning on energy drinks because the caffeine-laden beverages...

July 30, 2014 WTO: India unwilling to compromise on food security

Economic Times - NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday said it is unwilling to compromise on its demand for any dilution in its policy related to the minimum support price for farm goods at the îWorld Trade Organizationî, even...

July 29, 2014 Are You Gonna Eat That? Why Disease-Proofing Your Diet Is So Hard

Source: Bloomberg

A company that supplies meat to McDonald’s restaurants in China recalled its beef, chicken and pork yesterday after accusations that it was repackaging old meat as new. The president of the company, OSI Group LLC, called problems...

July 28, 2014 Big Mac Banished in Shanghai as Meat Scare Prompts Probe

Source: Bloomberg

If you want a burger from McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) in China’s biggest cities, you’ll have to get one made from fish. McDonald’s said it eliminated beef, pork and chicken items from its restaurants in the country after supplier OSI...

July 28, 2014 EU, Aus-led group urge India to reconsider WTO trade deal

Nagaland Post - Following Indiaâs refusal on Thursday to sign a îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) trade deal unless its concerns on food security were addressed, the European Union (EU) and a 25-country...

July 28, 2014 Beef pollutes-new story is old news-but mainstream attention is a first

Examiner - A special report produced by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî explains that a healthy animalâs flesh contains glycogen-sugars that get converted to energy. When the animal...

July 27, 2014 Despite new law, food supply isn't significantly safer than a decade ago, U of M expert says

MinnPost - Contrary to some media headlines and despite the signing into law in January of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the food supply in the United States is not substantially safer than it was a decade ago, according to...

July 25, 2014 Scientists find beef production harmful to the environment

Source: EurActiv

Production of beef is nearly ten times more damaging to the environment than any other form of meat production, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

July 25, 2014 Texas Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Products for Possible Listeria Contamination - the U.S. Department of Agricultureâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) announced today. The sandwich and wrap products were produced on July 15, 2014, and then shipped to retail...

July 25, 2014 China probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scare

Source: Reuters

China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as...

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