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August 16, 2017 Climate change will cut crop yields—study

Source: Inquirer.net

MIAMI—Climate change will have a negative effect on key crops such as wheat, rice, and maize, according to a major scientific report out Tuesday that reviewed 70 prior studies on global warming and agriculture. Read more:...

July 27, 2017 Contaminants in water are legal but still pose big health risks, environmental group says

Source: USA Today

Contaminants detected in water samples throughout the country pose health risks but are perfectly legal under the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to data released Wednesday by an environmental advocacy group.

July 18, 2017 Artificial Sweeteners Don't Help People Lose Weight, Review Finds

Source: NPR

After looking at two types of scientific research, the authors conclude that there is no solid evidence that sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose help people manage their weight. And observational data suggest that the people...

June 16, 2017 French fries, other fried potatoes could lead to early death, research suggests

Source: WPXI

His team discovered those who ate fried potatoes two to three times a week had twice the chance of an early death compared to those who did not eat fried potatoes, CNN reported.

May 3, 2017 One in four Americans drink water that fails safety standards

Source: Popular Science

A new report from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) looked at 2015 drinking water data from across the United States and found that of the nation’s 52,000 community drinking water systems, a third reported violations...

February 8, 2017 A Look Back at 2016 Food Recalls

Source: Food Safety Magazine

For the second consecutive year, Food Safety Magazine has tracked food product recalls issued in the U.S. and Canada. Just as in 2015, we cannot guarantee that our list includes every single recall that was issued--it’s always...

December 28, 2016 Sustainability in the global food system, according to business intel

Source: Austin Statesman

The resulting report, Food Sustainability Index, compared the countries’ food systems along three broad pillars: agriculture practices, wasted food, and nutritional outcomes.

December 28, 2016 China uncovers 500,000 food safety violations in nine months

Source: Fox

China, rocked in recent years by a series of food safety scandals, uncovered as many as half a million illegal food safety violations in the first three quarters of the year, an official said.

November 2, 2016 Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops

Source: NY Times

But an extensive examination by The New York Times indicates that the debate has missed a more basic problem — genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall...

July 1, 2016 Health Buzz: Canned Foods Expose Us to More BPA, Study Says

Source: US News

The study, published in Environmental Research on Wednesday, says canned food consumption can expose our bodies to too much BPA. BPA is used in myriad consumer products to prevent metal corrosion and breakages and preserve the...

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