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.
According to the USDA, some foods can be used even when they're moldy, while others need to be discarded. Here are four moldy foods you can eat -- and others that you should toss.
Americans have less confidence in the quality and safety of their food supply than they had in years, according to a survey by the International Food Information Council (IFIC).
Elisabeth Hagen is the undersecretary for food safety at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) where she oversees the programs and policies associated with the Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Parents need to be diligent and read labels carefully because not all store managers think to carry the healthiest foods for our kids. So we go shopping around from store to store looking for mercury-safe tuna, for instance.
Testing is not true prevention, and we still have a long way to go toward cleaning up the industrialized meat system. It also doesn't make ground beef completely safe or, for that matter, healthy. But it's a start.
Banning trans fats was fine, but don't take away my right to guzzle a gallon of Coke, is the lazy reaction of some pundits. But let's take a more rational look at what New York is proposing.
Learning that bluefin tuna caught off California contain traces of radioactivity is disturbing regardless of health risks to diners. But the fact is, when it comes to tuna, we have more serious problems to worry about, like mercury and overfishing.