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August 2, 2016 Bayer says will halt future U.S. sales of insecticide

Source: Reuters

The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG will halt future U.S. sales of an insecticide that can be used on more than 200 crops after losing a fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company said...

August 2, 2016 Happier Meal? McDonald's nixing some unpalatable ingredients

Source: Business Insider

McDonald's, which is trying to shake its image for serving processed junk food, said Monday it's eliminating some unpalatable ingredients from its most popular menu items.

August 2, 2016 New GMO labeling law fails to meet activists' standards - The Organic Consumers Association, another non-profit, said the law "amounts to no labeling" and robs states of the right to pass their own laws which mandate GMO labels. The OCA dubbed the bill the DARK Act...

August 2, 2016 CDC Spending $67 Million to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Food Poisoning Bulletin - Dr. Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota state epidemiologist and medical director at the Minnesota Department of ... and protect patients from infections in healthcare facilities and strengthen state's abilities to...

August 1, 2016 President Obama Signed This GMO Labeling Bill

Source: Fortune

On Friday President Obama signed bill S. 764 that puts into place a federal standard for foods that have been made with genetically modified organisms, ABC News reports. This move comes just about two weeks after Congress passed...

August 1, 2016 Schumer: FDA Too Slow To Issue Recalls For Tainted Food Products - text/video

Source: CBC TV NY

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that federal regulators are too slow getting bad food off the shelves.

July 29, 2016 FDA cites corporate confidentiality laws in secret sugar recall

Source: Food Safety News

Federal officials are working with a producer to recall an undisclosed amount of sugar because of contamination with bits of metal, but they say they can’t reveal either the sugar company or the food producers that received the...

July 22, 2016 Chipotle Results Miss Analysts’ Estimates as Crisis Drags On

Source: Bloomberg

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. posted second-quarter profit and sales that missed analysts’ estimates, a sign the burrito chain is still reeling from a food-safety crisis that drove away customers and tarnished its reputation.

July 20, 2016 GMO Labels: Win, Lose or Draw?

Source: Food Safety Magazine

A large number of Americans claim to want genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling on the food they buy. In the face of Congress’ years-long inability to put together any type of GMO legislation, states began taking matters...

July 18, 2016 How Coca-Cola Can Make Soda A Growth Market Again

Source: Seeking Alpha

Soft drink consumption in developed markets is in secular decline: US soda sales have declined for 11 consecutive years and consumers have become increasingly health conscious. To offset this trend, Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) has

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