Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 3:25 pm
You've probably seen the labels on meat in the store: "Raised without antibiotics." They're a selling point for people who don't like how many drugs are used on chickens, turkey, hogs and beef cattle.
Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 2:10 pm
Disease detectives have traced the continuing outbreak of hepatitis A that has so far sickened 136 people in the U.S. to a shipment of pomegranate seeds from the Anatolian region of Turkey.
As a result, the Food and Drug Administration has ordered any new shipments from the company that shipped the suspect fruit, Goknur Foodstuffs Import Export Trading, to be seized at American ports.
In 2011, the state of California created a problem for the soda industry.
The caramel color that Coke and Pepsi used to give colas that distinctive brown hue contained a chemical, 4-methylimidazole — 4-MEI — that is listed as a carcinogen by the state.
And in accordance with California's Proposition 65 law, the levels of 4-MEI found in sodas would have warranted a cancer warning label on every can sold in the state.
Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 10:42 am
So I got an email from a publicist asking me if I was interested in what has become a tremendously popular story on BuzzFeed titled "8 Foods We Eat In The US That Are Banned In Other Countries."
Curious, I clicked, as have more than 4 million other readers.
What's my beef? Well, one of the eight bad boys of the U.S. food supply, according to the author, is arsenic.
Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 3:18 pm
New Englanders have never been shy about revolting against what they see as unfair food regulations. Remember that whole Boston Tea Party thing?
So perhaps it's not so surprising that in Maine, towns have been staging another revolution: They've declared independence from state and federal regulations on locally produced foods.