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December 15, 2015 Can we eat meat and still save the environment?

Source: CS Monitor

Estimates on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and the global food production system looks grim for the future. However, there might be a way to keep the meat and help lower emissions.

December 14, 2015 Chipotle: The Long Defeat Of Doing Nothing Well

Source: Forbes

The title of this article, which was inspired by a line from poet John Masefield, seems apt: Chipotle, the once-popular Mexican restaurant chain, is experiencing a well-deserved downward spiral.

December 10, 2015 What in the world is happening to Chipotle

Source: Washington Post

Last month, Chipotle closed 43 restaurants in Washington and Oregon after health authorities linked an E. coli outbreak to six restaurants in the area. The announcement came as a shock to adoring fans of the fast-food company —...

November 16, 2015 Food Poisoning Cases Should Result in More Disclosure

Source: Food Safety News

When public health officials identify a supplier of food that is later found to have sickened 50 people, that supplier should be publicly identified. People in the community deserve to know who may have been responsible — not so...

November 3, 2015 Don't Be Scared of Frankenfoods

Teen Ink - With that out of the way, let's do some science. Gregory Jaffe's article Straight Talk on Genetically Engineered Foods, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, or CSPI, summarizes how genetic...

October 30, 2015 Science, History, and Real-World Use Support Safety of Reusable Packaging

Source: Food Safety News

Reusable containers for the transport packaging of food have been used around the world for generations. Billions of reusable packaging products are used each year in North America alone to safely transport fresh and nutritious...

October 22, 2015 If science is good for climate change, why not for GMOs?

Source: Green Biz

We have an important battle going in our society: the conflict between science and emotion — facts vs. fabrications and nuance vs. simplicity. When I started working in the field of sustainability, I thought science was...

October 19, 2015 How will we feed 9 billion people in 2050?

Source: Reuters

On paper, we produce enough food to feed our current population of 7 billion. Yet an estimated 805 million people go to bed hungry each night, and hidden hunger – or micronutrient deficiency – affects an additional 2 billion.

September 24, 2015 Guilty Verdict Puts Food Safety Responsibility Where It Belongs

Source: Food Safety

Guilty! The perpetrator of the 2008-09 Salmonella outbreak, Stewart Parnell of the Peanut Corporation of America, just received a 28-year sentence for knowingly distributing Salmonella-containing peanuts. The familiar refrain...

September 22, 2015 Is geoengineering contributing to global crop failure'

Natural News - The United Nations' (UN) î??Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî?? (IPCC) openly referred to geoengineering in a 2013 report, noting that stratospheric aerosols are used to produce artificial...

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