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9 Major Food Safety Snafus Of The Decade (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Salmonella from eggs, E. Coli in spinach, dangerous caffeine/alcohol drink combos. It begs the question: Is the food in America safe? Well, the U....

Jon Stewart Tackles Food Safety Bill Paranoia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Senate held hands, mostly, Tuesday night to pass the sweeping Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 73-25. The landmark food safety bill all...

Food Safety Modernization Act: Why Its Passage Matters

Harry Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harry Reid

The system to prevent contaminated food from ever getting as far as the kitchen table failed. That's why I led the Senate in passing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.

In The Public Interest : Senate Passes Historic Food Safety Bill

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Hitchcock

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.

Lucia Graves

Senate Passes Sweeping Food-Safety Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After stalling for more than a year, a sweeping food-safety bill passed with bipartisan support in the Senate on Tuesday, paving the way...

Senate Passes Landmark Food Safety Bill, Heads For Reconciliation

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Scroll down to read key points from S.510, the Senate's food safety bill. The Senate passed legislation Tuesday to make food safer in the wake of dea...

FDA Would Boost Food Inspections Under New Senate Bill

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration would have to step up inspections of food plants under legislation the Senate is expected to pass ...

Food Safety Bill Myths

foodsafetynews.com | By Bill Marler | Nov 28, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

've been worrying over some of the provisions of this bill, especially since some of my friends in small production agriculture are so dead set agains...

ACLU: Walgreen's Stores Wouldn't Sell 'Morning After Pill' To Men

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On at least two separate occasions earlier this year, the company denied access to the "morning-after pill" to men who were not accompanied by their f...

FDA Delays May Have Cost Lives

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Edward F. Blizzard

Given the body of evidence and the 30-year old questions about propoxyphene, we have to ask: what took the FDA so long to do right the right thing for American consumers?

Does FDA need to Rethink Aging?

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary Liberson, PhD

Slate and the New America Foundation recently sponsored a conference on Aging. At the conference Professor S. Jay Olshansky spoke about his proposal,...

The Crusade Against Four Loko

Alex Vadukul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Vadukul

We should not have to suffer the irresponsibility of a few. Demonizing the drink is unjust because abusing any powerful alcoholic substance can lead to similar harmful consequences.

FDA To Decide On Four Loko's Fate

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The FDA is expected to reach a decision by Wednesday regarding whether or not alcoholic energy drinks like Four Loko are safe and should be legal, acc...

It's Time Four Sanity

Jeff A. Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jeff A. Katz

Four Loko is not some new, untested substance, and it's a far cry from meth, crack, even marijuana, which are illegal for valid reasons.

The Next Big Thing For Food Labels

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael F. Jacobson

The food industry wants to come up with its own front-of-package labeling system before the Food and Drug Administration comes up with one for them.

Green News Report: November 2, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Steppin' ...

Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Better or Worse Than the Real Thing?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Controversy about artificial sweeteners has been going on for decades, with claims against them covering a wide spectrum of health problems from headaches to cancer.

Poison at the Tea Party

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

In their zeal to live free from outside interference, the tea parties are shooting at the wrong target. They would be right to be angry with an oil i...

Rat Hairs? Mold? What The FDA Say Is OK To Eat (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Rat hairs in your peanut butter sandwich and insect fragments in your pasta sauce? Yuck. Yet according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) these...

If Deficits Don't Matter, Does Contract Abuse?

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

It is remarkable how many people claim to be sincerely interested in reducing the federal budget deficit but have seemingly have no interest in taking on these kinds of abuse in contracting.

Want Some Bug-Killer With That?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

Just because taxpayers have been paying for all that testing doesn't mean they get the facts -- just the facts, nothing but the facts -- about what government scientists have actually found.

Why Genetically Modified Salmon Affects My Rights as a Citizen

Nick Joy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nick Joy

If genetically modified salmon is approved, then the U.S. government has to be ready to accept responsibility in the event that this technology escapes. Not doing so would be an affront to my liberty.

Six Months, Five Shrimp and One Nasty Mess: Health and Seafood Safety Concerns From BP Spill Still Linger in Gulf Today

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

As we hear from fishermen that reopened areas are showing signs of oil, NRDC and Gulf Coast groups request documents and ask for explanations from the government. But most information is still not available, and the reopenings continue.

FDA Approves Botox For Migraine Headaches

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials approved the wrinkle-smoothing injection Botox for migraine headaches on Friday, giving drugmaker Allergan...

Genetically Modified Salmon: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Cunningham

I do not want to see anyone starve, but what troubles me about genetic engineering is that we only consider our own short-term interests. Let's consult shamans as well as scientists.