I resolve in 2011 to spend even more time in Washington D. C. trying to explain to Jack and his buddies, "why it is a bad idea to allow your constituent to be poisoned."
We are not able to accurately say that we've made progress in food safety in the last decade.
Once it's enacted, this historic legislation will protect consumers from preventable food-borne illness. This victory for consumers comes not a moment too soon.
Any report which states that grassfed meat is less environmentally friendly than grainfed meat has ignored the environmental costs of all the inputs needed for the system.
It's Thanksgiving week, when food and football take center stage in homes across America. Food has been center stage in Congress lately, too. And fo...
Industrialized animal agriculture has a lot to answer for when it comes to its impact on animal welfare, the environment, and the livelihood of family farms.
Last week, I met an extraordinary eighth grader from Henderson, Nevada. Rylee Gustafson may be only 13 years old, but she got excused from school to...
In a world where it takes only seconds to locate nearby restaurants, retailers and even friends, why does it take several days to detect deadly E. coli O157:H7 in our food and drinking water?
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Recently, the EPA announced that cement companies will have to clean up high levels of mercury, soot, and smog coming from their plants. Like most EPA efforts, this initiative drew industry ire.
Before this recall most people would have thought of bison as a safe, healthy meat from animals roaming the ranges of the West. We can now see all too well that this isn't the case.
Believe it or not, in 2010 America, food is still going straight to our kitchens, our school cafeterias and our restaurants without being properly tested. I find that unconscionable.
If a pathogen that can kill you is in your food -- regardless of the type -- it should be an adulterant. And, as AMI well knows, FDA has jurisdiction over lettuce and already does consider E. coli O145 an adulterant.
Doesn't the free market require accurate, complete and timely information to allow consumers to know what they believe is safe for they and their families?
I can understand the desire of farmers and consumers to make up their own minds about drinking raw milk. But both groups need to be fully informed, and the risks need to be fully understood.
Grown-ups in the Republican party (it's relative thing) understand the danger of the Rand Paul candidacy going national. That's why they opposed him in the first place.