Conventional wisdom has it that the genetic changes underlying evolution are random accidents. Now that we have almost 60 years of DNA-based molecular genetics and genome sequencing behind us, a different picture has emerged.
On the first day of Christmas my food maker gave to me: Listeria in a cantaloupe.
When it comes to matters of global human health, surely honesty and transparency must always prevail? Unfortunately, history tells us otherwise.
Currently, the USDA tests meat and poultry products for Salmonella and has limits in place for how much Salmonella can be in any particular testing sample of meat. But the limits are woefully inadequate, and they aren't enforceable anyway.
Think your chances of getting sick are slim? Ever had the "24-hour flu"? Well there's no such thing. Urban legend. What you probably had was food-borne illness.
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The last thing our country needs is a taxpayer-funded subsidy system that favors the very foods that contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. But that's exactly what key members in the House are standing behind.
E. coli is resistant to several classes of important antibiotics. And the consensus is that one of the most likely reasons for the development of this multiple-resistant strain is the misuse of antibiotics in intensive livestock farming systems.
Peter Coclanis argued recently in the Wall Street Journal that "American food is much safer than you think," and by American food, he means our "much ...
How could innocent crunchy, delicious sprouts, full of nutrients and beneficial compounds, be dangerous? Because they are grown differently than any other vegetable, in an environment practically ideal for bacteria.
in terms of damage since 9/11, terror attacks have ranked above shark attacks but below just about anything else that could possibly be dangerous to Americans
One of the most troubling aspects of the ongoing outbreak in Europe is that it involves a strain of E. coli that often flies under the radar in the United States.
Canadian press reported Monday afternoon that the deadly E. coli O104:H4 outbreak has now sickened more than 2,330 people across Europe, most of them ...
I predict that within weeks raw sprouts will disappear from grocery shelves in the US and around the world, perhaps to never appear again.
Either public health is so underfunded that they cannot catch an outbreak, or the food industry has finally taken my advice and are "putting me out of business."
Consumers want safer food and will pay more for it, but they need information to make wise choices.