This is what is so difficult about being gluten-free, the lack of industry knowledge about celiac disease and what it means for a product to really be gluten-free. In my coffee example, it is not the product that is the problem; instead, it was the means of preparation.
Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.
While North Carolina's move to punish the very people we aim to protect is extremely disheartening, FIC continues to challenge this and all Ag Gag measures, as well as provide resources for brave insiders who have the public interest at heart.
Anything that affects us so profoundly must be made public and allowed time for debate and changes. I fear for our democracy. I fear for our economy. It's clear that the only people who will benefit from this rotten agreement are huge corporations and those they pay to vote their way.
Eating local, urban farming, clean labels, ethical sourcing, natural ingredients and concerns about quality, additives and preservatives motivate consumers to seek supply chain transparency.
President Obama recently campaigned for congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which he claims will expedite U.S. exports to Pacific Rim countries by removing trade-inhibiting tariffs and simplifying customs procedures.
Cruises are a fun and unique vacation experience, but they can also pose health risks if you aren't careful. Remember these 7 tips to keep yourself and your travel companions safe while cruising.
As counterintuitive as it may seem, you may have to say "no" to some foods in order to say "yes" to a great trip.
When we have complicated trade agreements that could put thousands of U.S. workers on the unemployment line and hamper this nation's economy, shouldn't our elected officials have a chance to review and make changes to them? After all, lawmakers have certainly spent significant time considering more frivolous matters in recent years.
Creating more sustained awareness is one of the keys to better public health. Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death in children aged under five years and much of this is preventable. This is one reason why World Health Day this year is focused on food safety.
Unfortunately, the FDA putting food last is only one part of our broken food safety system. There is also a fundamental failure of coordination and responsibility for food regulation at the federal level.
When it comes to public health, consumer safety needs to be a priority, elevated above the ebb and flow of market forces, and properly monitored. It's not okay to just wait and see what the market does.
Everyone thinks their parents grew up in the Stone Age but most kids today would be shocked if they knew the details of how their parents were raised. It's amazing any of us survived childhood after drinking water out of the kitchen faucet, the garden hose and the local pond.
With the world's population rapidly expanding and our ecosystems under extreme stress, the field of engineering must focus like never before on sustainability and environmental repair.
In 2013, when California officials set out to create new protections for Manuel, Karen, Deby and their families, I hoped for the best. In 2015, we should remain equally hopeful that state officials can keep us on the right course to healthy communities and prosperous farming. And we will do everything in our power to make it that way.
If you aren't familiar with ag-gag laws, think of them as anti-whistleblower laws, criminalizing the act of photographing abuses on agriculture facilities or slaughterhouses. Six states have successfully passed these laws.