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November 24, 2014 Minnesota company recalls ground beef

Source: Miami Herald

VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. of Vadnais Heights is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination. Read more here:...

November 24, 2014 General Mills to Drop "100% Natural" Claims on Nature Valley Granola Bars with Artificial Ingredient

Center for Science in The Public Interest - The agreement, which is effective immediately and applies to labeling and marketing for 30 Nature Valley products, settles a 2012 lawsuit brought on behalf of consumers by the nonprofit...

November 20, 2014 Country of origin label for meat cuts endangered

Yahoo News - The îWorld Trade Organizationî agreed more than once with Canada and Mexico that the labels give the U.S. livestock industry an advantage. In a ruling Oct. 20, the WTO said the labeling requirement forced...

November 19, 2014 Why Organic Isn't 'Sustainable'

Source: Forbes

“Sustainable” has become a buzzword. It is applied not only to agriculture and energy production but to sectors as far afield as the building and textile industries. Some universities offer courses or even degrees in...

November 19, 2014 Consumer Watch: High Levels of Inorganic Arsenic Found in Rice

Source: NBC Washington

Consumer Reports analyzed Food and Drug Administration data on more than 600 foods that contain rice and found some with worrisome levels of inorganic arsenic.

November 17, 2014 Kansas Cattlemen committed to COOL

High Plains Journal - Recently, the îWorld Trade Organizationî announced that it found in favor of Canada and Mexico in their dispute against the U.S. regarding country of origin labeling. According to the WTO, the...

November 10, 2014 Big Soda Fights Bay Area Tax Proposals

Time - soda by 20 cents led to a 16% sales drop. Food policy writer îMichael Pollanî, a professor at the University of CaliforniaâBerkeley who has endorsed the cityâs measure, wants Berkeley to be a sort...

November 7, 2014 Country-of-origin labeling faces more hurdles - A îWorld Trade Organizationî compliance panel on Oct. 20 ruled against the United States in the case Canada and Mexico brought against the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rules. The panel...

November 7, 2014 Environmental, public health groups sue FDA over feed additive

Source: Reuters

A group of environmental and public health groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, seeking to set aside the agency's approvals for feed additives containing ractopamine that are used to boost the weight of...

November 7, 2014 Chicken Imports from China a Raw Deal for U.S. Consumers

eNews Park Forest - âIn a post election surprise, USDAâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) announced yesterday that the Peopleâs Republic of China had completed the necessary paperwork to...

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