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Food Contamination

Contaminated Chicken for Christmas Dinner?

Martha Burk | Posted 02.19.2014 | Food
Martha Burk

Just in time for Christmas dinner, Consumer Reports published a report highlighting the danger posed by the high rate of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in U.S. poultry aisles.

Got Science? ALEC Threatens Food Safety With 'Ag Gag' Laws

Seth Shulman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Seth Shulman

Ironically, "ag-gag" laws are being pushed at a time of heightened public concerns about healthy eating and the safety of the food supply. Nonetheless, ALEC's strategy, while receiving relatively little press, has proved alarmingly successful so far.

Ikea Recalls Moose Lasagna For Reason You Don't Expect

AP | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Ikea says it has withdrawn 17,000 portions of moose lasagna from its home furnishings stores in Europe after traces of pork were fo...

Five Reasons Why Burger King's Horse Meat Scandal Could Happen Here

Vickery Eckhoff | Posted 04.06.2013 | Food
Vickery Eckhoff

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.

3 Steps the FDA Can Take in 2013 to Show It Is Protecting Americans From Harm

Peter Lehner | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

For as welcome as the new food safety programs are, the FDA is still plagued with problems. It moves at a glacial pace in the face of pressing health hazards, like its three-decade-long refusal to act on its own findings that the use of antibiotics in livestock feed threatens human health.

Man Tries To Extort Money From Campbell's By Pretending To Find A Needle In His Soup

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business

Need money? Why not try sticking a syringe in some soup? That was the plan of Australian man Daniel Ferris, 33, who plead guilty to charges of exto...

Lynne Peeples

Arresting Arsenic: How A Notorious Poison Permeates Our Food And Drink

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green

A French maid, a promiscuous husband, and an angry wife -- the first arsenic poisoning patient that Dr. Michael Harbut saw in his Michigan practice wa...

Do Organic Foods Promote Better Health?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

The interesting (and disturbing) fact is that if you count yourself among those who want no part of pesticides in food, the Stanford study likely confirms your belief that organics are better. But if you just read the headlines and media hype on the paper, you would miss that entirely.

Three Shocking Ways Packaged Foods Are Contaminated

Corey Rennell | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Corey Rennell

Packaged foods acquire long shelf lives when their chemical properties are manipulated so that bacteria cannot grow. While this gives a perception of safety and sterility, it actually means that ingredients of any quality can be used and the food will never go bad.

The FDA Allows What In Our Food?

Posted 03.21.2012 | Weird News

Your food has to reach "Food Defect Action Levels" that have been created by the FDA before the regulator will take action against products with forei...

You're in Trouble!

Byron Kennard | Posted 04.15.2012 | Comedy
Byron Kennard

So dangerous levels of BPA turned up in the urine of humans who consumed your soup?! So what?! That's no reason for you to go ballistic. If there are any liability issues here, PISS has you covered. Here's how.

The Five-Second Rule Is Baloney!

Robert L. Wolke | Posted 04.06.2012 | Science
Robert L. Wolke

No matter how you slice it, any such rule is baloney, or a red herring, or any other food metaphor you like, because the length of time your food rests on the floor has nothing to do with how contaminated it gets.

Regaining Trust in Japan

David Wagner | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
David Wagner

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.

Contaminated School Lunch Kills 3, Poisons 94

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Food

LIMA, Peru -- Peru's Health Ministry says food donated for a nutrition program became contaminated with pesticide in an Andean hamlet and poisoned 89 ...

Report From Tokyo: Living With Radiation

David Wagner | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
David Wagner

In Tokyo, we continue to face not only the threat of a sudden spike in radiation due to the unstable nature of the Fukushima plant, but also the constant issue of food contamination.

Philippines Orders Ban On Tainted Taiwanese Drinks

AP | Posted 08.02.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine health officials have banned the sale and importation of Taiwanese beverages believed to contain a chemical that is ...

Severity Of Europe E. Coli Outbreak Stuns Experts

AP | DAVID RISING and MARIA CHENG | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

BERLIN — The foodborne bacterial outbreak that has hit Germany and other European nations is unlike anything Western experts have seen: 16 dead ...

Glowing Pork Meat Found In China

Posted 06.13.2011 | Food

Apparently, one "Miss Chen" gets up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and notices a faint blue light coming from her kitchen, only to d...

China Suspends Officials Over Tainted Pork Scandal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

BEIJING — A state news agency says three senior officials in central China have been suspended and more than two dozen others punished after pig...

Fine Wines Made in China ... Or Maybe Not!

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
The Stir

So there's China, getting all global, competing with the west in one of the highest art forms, and then BAM, some jerks have to go and wreck it for everyone.

Food-Borne Illnesses: How to Ensure That Your Food is Safe

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

What causes food-borne illnesses? And more importantly, what concrete steps can you take to ensure that your food is safe? Read on to learn how you can decrease your risk of suffering from a food-borne illness.

UPDATE: Mold Boyardee: Chef Boyardee Can Had Mold, Not Rat, Con Agra Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Chef Boyardee's Spaghetti

Green News Report -- February 4, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: "ClimateGate" climate scientist cleared of wrongdoing; Hope for Bluefin Tuna; Big Oil and Coal...

The High Human Cost of Unsafe Food

Marion Nestle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marion Nestle

Center for Science in the Public Interest has a new report out on the 10 foods that cause the most cases of foodborne illness. So how come Congress isn't forcing all food producers to produce safe food?

Can the BPA Consumer Revolt Trump K Street?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

Don't underestimate the power of a consumer revolt. In this economy, who can afford major customer losses?