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May 18, 2015 One in three Brits at risk of deadly food poisoning from 'killer chickens'

Source: Mirror (UK)

A third of Brits are in danger of falling victim to a killer food poisoning bug, a leading watchdog has warned. According to a study by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), a third of the population is at risk of becoming ill because...

May 14, 2015 A Sharp Spike in Honeybee Deaths Deepens a Worrisome Trend

Source: NY Times

A prolonged and mysterious die-off of the nation’s honeybees, a trend worrisome both to beekeepers and to farmers who depend on the insects to pollinate their crops, apparently worsened last year.

May 8, 2015 EPA regulator set to release key herbicide report, lauds biopesticides

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency has wrapped up its review of the world’s most widely used herbicide and plans to release a much-anticipated preliminary risk assessment no later than July, the regulator’s chief...

May 7, 2015 USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL - The rule would require meat to be labelled with information on where the livestock was born, raised and slaughtered, and is currently awaiting a final decision by the îWorld Trade Organizationî...

May 6, 2015 Will customers pay for a more natural Panera?

Source: MarketWatch

Panera Bread Co. PNRA, -0.10% announced Tuesday it would remove 150 artificial ingredients from its menu items, becoming the most recent example in a growing trend of catering to consumers’ desires for healthier foods — a trend...

May 6, 2015 Coffee crisis brewing as planet heats up

SciDev.Net - The study, published in the journal PLOS One (14 April), compiled data from more than 62,000 points worldwide where Arabica coffee beans are grown and analysed climatic predictions by the îIntergovernmental...

May 5, 2015 A Flu Epidemic That Threatens Birds, Not Humans

Source: NY Times

Although much of the country has barely noticed, avian influenza — a version of the virus that generated “Killer Bird Flu!” headlines a decade ago — is now sweeping the Midwest.

May 3, 2015 Avian influenza concerns poultry producers throughout the nation

KPC News - HPAI spreads rapidly and has a high death rate in birds. First, the îCenter for Disease Controlî and the U.S. Department of Agriculture report that the current strain, the H5N2 virus, is highly unlikely to...

May 1, 2015 Is Our Food Safety Process Broken?

Source: Frontline

Each year in the United States, a staggering 48 million people become sick with a foodborne illness. Roughly 128,000 end up in the hospital, and 3,000 die.

April 30, 2015 Whole Foods Tops List Of Companies Forced To Recall Food

Source: Yahoo Health

An analysis of the FDA’s food safety database reveals the most common reasons for food recalls.

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