New rules the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to put into effect would transfer much of the work inspecting pork and chicken and turkey meat from trained government inspectors to the processing companies themselves. Talk about putting the fox in the henhouse!
When is a scoop of gelato more than just a scoop of gelato? When it's made from a prized, third-generation, so-secret-its-not-even-written-down Florentine recipe in which the only ingredients are milk, eggs, sugar and dairy adoration.
We're hoping that Vince Gilligan and Bob Odenkirk don't mind if we suggest a few juicy frivolous food lawsuits -- all 100 percent real court cases (but don't sue us over that claim) -- that our favorite shady shyster could sink his teeth into.
Over 60 countries, including China, label GMOs and some countries ban them. Why can't we have transparency in our food supply?
The results were surprising. The sommelier declared that after three months of ocean aging, the 2009 vintage had been transformed into a 2007.
In the early 1980s, the European Union prohibited the use of such steroids in beef production on safety grounds, banning the import of hormone-treated beef in 1989 on safety grounds. The $64-million question is: How much of this allegedly inert material persists in our environment?
When I was in Bangalore, India, I could not help but be intrigued by recurring news in the newspapers and on TV about the unexpected surge in the price of onions. The widespread coverage and the heated discussions surrounding the issue prove its enormous relevance in Indian politics.
While Congress battles it out over health care reform, the resulting government shutdown will have far-reaching impacts on food safety, environmental protections, food production and farming. It also has serious implications for the health and nutrition of many Americans.
While policymakers talk about how global agriculture will feed the world, we must remember that food insecurity is local and that 70 percent of the world's hungry are small-scale farmers or agricultural workers. In the end, there is no "we" who feeds "the world."
Americans are out-of-their-gourds in love with that tart orange beast. Should they be?
There's an app for that.
Each of these animals is capable of experiencing pleasure, affection, and joy, as well as sorrow, loneliness, and pain. Therefore, the question World Day for Farmed Animals asks is, "If we wouldn't raise a dog or cat for food, why would we do it to a pig, chicken, or fish?"
We need to have, in the spirit of aloha, a serious discussion about food self-sufficiency for the island. We will need everyone's contribution to this effort. How can we achieve affordable food self-sufficiency? How can we leverage our year-round growing season?
Cooking has always brought people together. But cooking for my dog turned into a real-life bromance.
Camas Davis believes in meat. She's made a career out of butchering it, cooking it and eating it the right way. Her revolution is taking place one cleave at a time.
For years, the public health nutrition field has warned Americans about the risks associated with a high-sodium diet. When the crux of the conversation focuses exclusively on sodium reduction, though, it overlooks a crucial part of the puzzle -- the ratio of sodium to potassium in our diets.