Until the FDA does its job, people need to ask their favorite food companies to phase out BPA in their cans and to ask their regulators to not be spooked by the chemical industry's latest tricks.
Welcome to the wacky, dysfunctional world of the "war on terrorism" -- American division -- post 9/11 -- where inaction on food safety could threaten both the economy and our security.
The public must demand that food from the market and restaurants, from small and large farms, from domestic and international locations, is free of contaminants. The FDA now has the authority to ensure a safer food supply and they need the funding to get it done.
Wary shoppers are checking fruit and vegetable stickers after Jensen Farms cantaloupes in Colorado and romaine lettuce from a California grower were linked to listeria last month.
Here is my plan in Japan: Organize mothers throughout the country to go with government officials to measure food stuffs together. Seeing is believing. If mothers give the green light, then this can be an important part of the trust rebuilding process.
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As you stock up on non-perishable food items in case you lose power, USDA encourages you to take the following steps to keep your food supply -- including items that are already in your refrigerator and freezer -- safe.
While the debt deal struck earlier this month puts funding for the Food Safety Modernization Act, which passed in 2010 and will help the FDA improve the safety of our food, at risk, there is information that can empower consumers now.
What do you know about retailers? And what do you really know about the products they're trying to sell you? Are they healthy and safe? Made responsibly? Retailers aren't interested in letting you know since it might jeopardize their ability to sell.
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.
But the general origins of an antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak involving ground meat are not mysterious, nor are the required measures for self-defense. So let's get to it.
It is estimated that 48 million people are infected by foodborne diseases in the United States each year, resulting in $152 billion in medical costs annually.
Marcus believes that there is no one better than chefs to help bring visibility to these enormously important conversations about things like food subsidies, commodity pricing and responsible farming.
This summer, agriculture is again center stage in the policy debate. There's plenty of fat and waste in the farm programs, but there's also an urgent need for a new vision of American farming in the 21st century.
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No matter how carefully you eat or drink or watch your exposure to toxins, your body has chemicals in it that do not belong there and have the potential to make you ill, even fatally ill.