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September 3, 2014 Worried over radiation in US milk' Don't be, experts say - Even beer has it. "Once you understand that we swim in this low-level sea of radiation, then it's just a numbers game," said Mike Payne of the îWestern Institute for Food Safety and Securityî at the...

September 2, 2014 Tallying the environmental cost of meat

Japan Times - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî has also found that âat least 32,562 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents or at least 51 percent of all (greenhouse gas)...

September 2, 2014 15,000 pounds of chicken nuggets recalled, may contain plastic

FOX 8 - Perdue has recalled 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets that could contain pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agricultureâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî announced on Wednesday. The...

September 2, 2014 Why independent fishers are the key to seafood sustainability

Source: The Guardian

Earlier this summer, President Obama announced an ambitious new policy to combat illegal fishing with tougher requirements on seafood entering US markets. At present, 20%-30% of seafood is thought to be caught through illegal,...

September 2, 2014 Food Supply Threatened in Ebola-Ravaged West Africa, Says U.N.

Source: Time

The disease-stricken region is facing a fresh crisis, as it contends with meager food supplies and sky-high prices. The Ebola epidemic that has killed some 1,550 people in West Africa since March is now expected to whittle the...

August 28, 2014 Food additives on the rise as FDA scrutiny wanes

Washington Post - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî also provided seed money this spring to create a research center at Michigan State University to deal with the rising concerns over additives. For new, novel...

August 27, 2014 Food security should not be sole reason for stopping WTO deal: Nick Clegg

Live Mint & Wall Street Journal - Concerns raised by India at the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) talks should be discussed and worked upon but should not become the sole reason to stall the WTO trade...

August 26, 2014 Clarified: What does a food recall do?

Source: CNN Living

If it seems to you that there's a food safety crisis every other week, you're actually not paying close enough attention. Since the start of summer 2014 alone, the Food and Drug Administration has announced 37 different recalls,...

August 25, 2014 Is your food safe' Not even the FDA may know

The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî also provided seed money this spring to create a research center at Michigan State University to deal with the rising concerns over...

August 24, 2014 Sources: WTO Ruled Against U.S. on Country-of-Origin Labeling

Food Safety News - The îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) has ruled against the U.S. in a trade dispute with Canada and Mexico over country-of-origin labeling for meat products, according to anonymous sources who spoke...

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