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February 17, 2015 'Climate change hampering world food production'Source: New Vision
The acceleration climate change and its impact on agricultural production means that profound societal changes will be needed in coming decades to feed the world's growing population, researchers at an annual science conference...
February 17, 2015 Where is safety net for imported foodSource: Daily Telegram
AUSTRALIA’S fresh produce is the envy of many throughout the world. International chefs rejoice whenever they have the opportunity to use fresh Australian meat, dairy, seafood or fruit and vegetables.
Source: The Age
The world's biggest beverage company has turned its focus to coconut water, energy drinks and low sugar soft drinks as Australians heed health warnings about sugar-packed soft drinks. Coca-Cola Amatil posted its lowest profit in...
February 16, 2015 How NAFTA Changed American (And Mexican) Food Forever
North Country Public Radio - If you were to try and list the biggest game-changers for the American food system in the last two decades, you might note the Food Network, or the writing of îMichael Pollanî, or maybe...
February 13, 2015 Almost Everyone Is Opposed to a New Plan for a Single Food Safety AgencySource: Munchies
Earlier this month, President Obama released his budget plan for 2016. The president intends to spread $4 trillion among a variety of initiatives: major repairs of the nation’s network of highways, tunnels, and bridges; increased...
February 12, 2015 Warning Sounded on Heavy Metals in Chocolates
Florida Center for Investigative Reporting - The Oakland, Calif.-based consumer group îAs You Sowî is expanding its fight today. Under Californiaâs Proposition 65 â which requires warnings on products...
February 12, 2015 U.S. poised to withdraw long-standing warnings about cholesterol in dietSource: Philly.com
WASHINGTON - The nation's top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption.
February 10, 2015 A new kind of food safety threat in China: humansSource: Rocket News
While food safety problems are unfortunately common in China, one outraged Chinese netizen recently shared a new kind of trouble jeopardizing food: humans
February 9, 2015 Could a Single Food-Safety Agency be the Answer?Source: Food Safety News
This week, with little fanfare, the Obama administration released a proposed 2016 budget that would dramatically remake FDA and USDA. The plan would strip each agency of its extensive food-safety oversight responsibilities and...
February 6, 2015 Reducing pathogens in chicken, other poultry products is goal of proposed govt standards
brandonsun.com - coli, which can cause severe illness or death. Caroline Smith DeWaal of the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî said the proposed standards would be better if they were enforced. "USDA can't...
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