As a public health scientist and as a public citizen, and I have come to the conclusion that for the health of our families, the health of the environment, and the health of the people who work to put food on our dinner tables, we should stick with organic.
Despite being completely unnatural, hypoallergenic infant formulas are a critically needed feeding alternative for sensitive babies. But several years ago, I started to notice a problem -- and I suspected corn as the culprit.
The 56-page 2012 Democratic Party Platform included no mention of food safety or the President's monumental signing of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Simple prudence should have prevented these scientists from using "evidence" not designed to capture what they wanted to know.
I am happy to work with lawyers who understand that when government fails to do its job, whether it's for political reasons or just incompetence, you have to use all the legal tools at your disposal.
The battle in California over Proposition 37, which would require labeling of foods containing GMOs, is really heating up.
Lately, the administration has been lacking "commitment" in preventing food-borne illness outbreaks. Why stop at PR-driven offerings of economic support when the nation's public health is at risk?
I believe we have a right to know what's in our food -- from calories to fat content to genetically modified ingredients -- so we can choose healthier foods for our families.
Manufacturers are now flaunting their "BPA-free" versions of products as though they are safe and free of toxins -- but it turns out BPA is possibly just the tip of the iceberg.
It follows naturally that as we make better and more informed choices about our own food, we would also start giving more careful consideration to what we feed our pets.
Recalls happen far more frequently than you might think. Read on if you need an excuse to visit your local farmers' market.
You may be unaware of a small produce-testing program tucked away at USDA. At a cost of only $4.5 million a year, it's one of the most efficient and successful uses of taxpayer dollars; and yet, it's been zeroed out of the 2013 budget.
The investigation, which aired on ABC's Good Morning America, highlights how the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture may have made it more difficult to treat these painful, long lasting, and recurring infections.
I'm pretty sure being stuck sick at home -- or worse, the hospital -- is not what the Founding Fathers had in mind for celebrating our independence. Unfortunately this is a relatively common outcome.
Americans eat a whopping 20 billion hot dogs every year --150 million of them on the 4th of July. The hot dog may be as American as apple pie, but this summertime favorite is not without controversy, past or present.
Food poisoning: If you've ever had it, and you probably have once in your life, your skin just crawled. Sorry.