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FDA Underwhelms With Response to Super-Resistant Infections Rise

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2014 | Home
David Wallinga, M.D.

We're in deep doo-doo from the global threat of superbugs. The December announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) puts that threat back in the news. But I'm underwhelmed by FDA's response, and here's why.

"This is for the orphans."

Melissa Kushner | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

In 2013, goods for good launched nine community enterprises. Jobs are being created and the local economies are improving. As goods for good enters an unprecedented period of growth, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the children of Malawi.

There Shouldn't Be a Job Like This

Navina Khanna | Posted 01.27.2014 | Home
Navina Khanna

What haunts me most is not the countless studies that document the inhumane treatment of animals or the research by the Environmental Working Group that established that each ounce of turkey consumed has the carbon footprint of driving a mile in a car.

The Biggest Thanksgiving Mistake You Could Make

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

The turkey is often viewed as the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast. But if the bird is filled with stuffing, the popular side dish could easily c...

What's for Thanksgiving? Hopefully Not More Crippling Pain for Poultry Workers

Rena Steinzor | Posted 01.26.2014 | Home
Rena Steinzor

Workers who suffer grave ergonomic injuries from the repetitive motions of hanging, cutting, and packing the birds would endure conditions that are two or three times worse than the status quo.

Two Reasons You Should Always Truss Your Turkey

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Sure, it looks beautiful, but properly tying up your bird also helps promote even cooking by achieving uniform density.

New USDA Plan Could Increase Horrific Bird Abuse

The Washington Post | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

Nearly 1 million chickens and turkeys are unintentionally boiled alive each year in U.S. slaughterhouses, often because fast-moving lines fail to kil...

One Bird, Nine Pieces, The Easy Way

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Butchering a whole chicken is easy with a well-placed knife and proper tension.

Cook That Chicken Because You're on Your Own

Rena Steinzor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rena Steinzor

CDC investigators are a vital link in the chain of public protection because they are the people who "trace back" illness to its source. Obviously, knowing someone has salmonella poisoning is not enough: we also need to know which food from what company gave them the disease.

Would You Test Out Poultry Ownership With A Chicken Rental Service?

Posted 09.09.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: As I’ve previously reported, there’s currently an urban chicken abandonment epidemic sweeping our po...

Obama Deregulatory Proposal on Poultry Gets Slammed by GAO: Food Safety in Jeopardy and Workers Ignored

Rena Steinzor | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

It's no surprise that the occupational safety and health analysis behind the rule is so bad. USDA failed to consult with OSHA before the proposal was rushed out the door last year.

For the USDA, Chicken Is Just Politics

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

When you purchase chicken at the grocery store, you might have the perfectly reasonable expectation that the poultry you are buying was raised on an American farm, and that it was inspected by a government official. Well, lower your expectations.

Stovetop Crispy Chicken Skin

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

A non-stick pan is the perfect tool for achieving crispy chicken skin on your stovetop at home.

The Simple Way to Crispy Chicken Skin

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 09.23.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Crispy skin is the holy grail of chicken roasting.

Why Safer Food Workers Mean Safer Food

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Americans these days are nervous about what they eat, and they should be, what with outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, meat pumped with veterinary drug...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Pay A Steep Price For Your Cheap Chicken | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A recent government study of workers at a poultry plant in South Carolina determined that four out of 10 showed signs of the painful han...

Farm Forward's Will Put Humane Eating in Consumers' Hands

Food Politic | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Food Politic

Farm Forward is developing an application called, which will be an answer for people who are willing to spend a little bit more for humanely raised products but are confused by the labels.

Chicken Mole: A Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

Laura Kumin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Taste
Laura Kumin

When you take chocolate in a spicy, instead of a sweet, direction, the result is delicious.

Risky Meat: Will Your Meal Send You To The Hospital?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

We decided to analyze outbreak data to answer the question: What are the riskiest -- and the safest -- meat and poultry products? Which foods are most likely to make us sick and cause the most severe cases of illness?

Meeting My Meat

Jenna Goldring | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home
Jenna Goldring

One would think that having killed a chicken and seen it previously alive and kicking, that it would be difficult to actually eat it. Strangely, however, it had the opposite effect.

Presidential Turkey Pardon: It's Time for This Thanksgiving Tradition to Go

Ani Satz | Posted 01.21.2013 | Home
Ani Satz

Though played for laughs, the presidential turkey pardon makes a mockery of extreme animal suffering.

Thai Basil Chicken

Angie Tee | Posted 01.13.2013 | Taste
Angie Tee

Thai Basil Chicken is one of those amazing dish that is so easy and quick to whip up. Just make sure you have plenty of steamed rice ready, as this stir-fry chicken is slightly spicy, delicious and addictive!

Don't Be a Mushroom!

Andrew Gunther | Posted 12.26.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Two separate but very much related events that could radically change the way America farms and feeds itself are big in the news right now. Both concern a matter dear to my heart: food labeling.

Buffalo Chicken Burger With Sweet And Tangy Coleslaw

Angie Tee | Posted 12.23.2012 | Taste
Angie Tee

These burgers are a healthy change from the usual beef burgers. Top them with some fresh and colorful coleslaw.

A Real Hero in the Chesapeake Bay

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Kathy Phillips is standing up to Perdue, a company responsible for a large percentage of the pollution pouring into the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding waterways.