Blue Hill is one of a handful of small Maine towns that have been taking bold steps to protect their local food system. In 2011, they passed an ordinance exempting their local farmers and food producers from federal and state licensure requirements when these farmers sell directly to customers.
Supermarkets throw out about $47 billion worth of food each year, much of it still safe and healthy.
Whatever your thoughts on GMO foods or GMO fish, whether you eat them or avoid them, please take action. f you don't, the FDA will continue to spend American tax dollars asking the wrong questions.
It becomes very disheartening to those of us actually trying to live a genuinely healthy lifestyle only to find out that the fruits and vegetables you've been consuming may well be as bad for you as the red meat you've been avoiding.
Eight of the nation's leading consumer groups are calling on President Obama and Congress to give consumers a greater voice in Washington.
In truth, the meat industry is scared of the legal implications of sequestration -- without the necessary food safety inspectors, meat and poultry plants may have to close temporarily, and closing means losing profits.
The time has come for the Food and Drug Administration to reevaluate the safety of sugary drinks. That's what the Center for Science in the Public Interest, several dozen nutrition experts, seven local health departments, and 15 nonprofit organizations have asked the FDA to do.
Contaminated water is one of the world's leading causes of illness.
What should farmers do to make sure fruits and vegetables are safe to eat? That's the question at the core of listening sessions being held by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency is seeking comments on the proposed new Food Safety Modernization Act rules.
Maybe this number alone will convince you: 20 million workers toil every day -- often under inhumane conditions -- harvesting fields, packing boxes, driving trucks, cooking meals, ringing up orders, serving tables, and cleaning up your mess.
I'm shocked by the fact that all these Brits are up in arms about a little mare in their frozen lasagna.
Sequestration is one of the hottest topics in D.C. right now, but one consequence that has been largely overlooked is the impact that these budget cuts would have on our dinner tables and our health.
Grind it yourself and avoid having to worry about what exactly is in the ground round you're buying, or fret every time there is a recall of pre-made patties or bulk ground meat. Give it a crank.
Polish horse meat-contaminated beef patties produced in Ireland and consumed in the UK? Just the tip of the horseberg. The news that Burger King has been selling horsemeat-contaminated Whoppers in the UK comes just before Oklahoma debates making horse slaughter legal.
Many of us are trying to eat at home these days, but grocery shopping can be overwhelming. The simple chore of buying food involves many variables. Here's how to find the sweet spot to grocery shopping where wellbeing meets frugality.