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Why Food Safety Matters

Brian Kennell | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Brian Kennell

Eating local, urban farming, clean labels, ethical sourcing, natural ingredients and concerns about quality, additives and preservatives motivate consumers to seek supply chain transparency.

World Health Day 2015: From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe

Keiji Fukuda | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Keiji Fukuda

Creating more sustained awareness is one of the keys to better public health. Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death in children aged under five years and much of this is preventable. This is one reason why World Health Day this year is focused on food safety.

Want to Avoid GMOs? Look for This Label

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute What do Cheerios and apples have in common? They are the latest and v...

Livestock Industry Bullying on Meatless Mondays Campaign Doesn't Change Facts -- or Consumer Trends

Sasha Lyutse | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Sasha Lyutse

This kind of bullying--and swift caving on the part of the House Committee--is shameless for sure. But it also suggests the conventional livestock industry knows it has something to worry about when it comes to American consumers.

God Did Not Write the Farm Bill

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.19.2013 | Green
Elizabeth Kucinich

Don't want a children's toy containing lead paint manufactured with child labor in your state? Congressman King and the House Agriculture Committee say "tough." Want the workers in your state to have a better chance? Your state won't have the right to choose. The Feds are encroaching.

Business Lobby Urges GOP to Oppose Health and Safety

Donald Cohen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business
Donald Cohen

It's time for the Business Roundtable and corporate America to agree, end their campaign of denial, delay and obstruction and become part of the solution to America's most pressing problems.

Four Food Safety Tips for the Fourth! How to Protect Your Family from a Surprising July 4th Danger

Dr. Elisabeth A. Hagen | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Dr. Elisabeth A. Hagen

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.

Why Isn’t Our Food Supply Safe Yet?

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

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.

Today's Food System: All Drugged Up

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laurie David

There's something seriously wrong with a food system that requires 80 percent of the country's antibiotics just to maintain itself. This food isn't healthy, and it's making -- and keeping -- us sick.

Food Safety By the Numbers

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary Liberson, PhD

The UK had about 1 million foodborne cases or a weekly rate of 36 per 100,000 population versus the U.S. figure of between 90 and 540 per 100,000.

Why We Need Food Safety Reform To Slow Staggering Foodborne Illness

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael F. Jacobson

Monday, November 29 is our last best hope for the Senate to pass food safety reform. That's something I hope we can be thankful for next week.

Roaches, Mice, Bacteria On Menu At Some Mall Food Courts (VIDEO)

TODAY Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Rodents, cockroaches, bare hands touching your food -- these are the things you may have to worry about the next time you find yourself in the food co...

Eating Green: An Interview with Helge Hellberg About the Rising Food Movement

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Annie Spiegelman

It's estimated that 27 percent of American 17- to 24-year-olds are now "too fat to serve" (in the military). Can the rising green-food movement save us from becoming America: home of the blobs?