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August 5, 2014 John Kerry: Climate Change Will Make Combating World Hunger More Difficult

Source: Breitbart

Climate change and a growing world population will make staving off world hunger more difficult in the future, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience convened for a panel on “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing...

August 5, 2014 USDA announces additional food safety requirements

Banner-News - WASHINGTON â The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) recently announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for...

August 5, 2014 ACS Member Alert: FDA Clarifies Position On Use Of Wooden Surfaces For Cheese Aging

Peishable News - A response was provided by Monica Metz, Branch Chief of FDA's îCenter for Food Safety and Applied Nutritionî's (CFSAN) Dairy and Egg Branch. CFSAN's response indicates that the use of wood for cheese...

August 4, 2014 Coke Confronts Its Big Fat Problem

Source: BloombergBusinessWeek

Sandy Douglas drinks one Coca-Cola every day. He likes it early, before noon, sometimes accompanied by a cup of coffee. “You get an espresso, you get your caffeine and have this for lunch, and you’re ahead,” he says between sips...

August 3, 2014 A third of the food produced annually is lost or wasted

Buenos Aires Herald - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) estimates that such foods would be enough to feed 2,000 million people. The losses relate to the decrease in mass of food...

August 1, 2014 Twin Corn Ears Expand U.S. Yields With Bin-Busting Crop

Source: Bloomberg

The second ear of corn emerging on stalks across Pat Solon’s 1,600-acre farm in Illinois is the latest sign that the U.S. crop this year will be a bin-buster.

August 1, 2014 USDA overhauls 50 year-old poultry inspections

Source: Washington Post

The Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old.

July 31, 2014 USDA proposal to ensure tracking of ground meats

Bandera County Courier - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) recently proposed to require that all makers of raw ground beef products keep records in order to increase...

July 31, 2014 Did Your Meal Win an Xtreme Eating Award?

Source: Web MD

Talk about a belt buster. The Monster burger meal from Red Robin -- featuring a double-patty burger, steak fries, and a milkshake -- clocks in at 3,540 calories, 69 grams of saturated fat, and more than 4 days’ worth of sodium,...

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...

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