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Food Poisoning: The Importance of Reporting

Why is it Important to Report Food Poisoning? Just imagine eating a quick sandwich at your favorite deli down the street only to be awakened hours later with horrible flu like symptoms and nausea. Th…

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Is it Better to Buy Organic or Local? Now We Know.

Buying local may be the best thing you can do for your community ó and the planet. Iíve been singing the praises of buying locally and the locavore movement for quite sometime. But now, more than …

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Chia Recall Update: More Products and the Possible Cause

The chia recall that sickened over 50 people has expanded, and experts now have a theory about what caused the contamination. The illness count for the recent chia recall is now at 65 people in the…

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Wal-Mart’s ‘Five Spice’ Donkey Meat Tainted With Fox Meat

I know it sounds like a headline from news satire site The Onion, but I promise you this one's completely true. Chinese consumers were shocked to learn that "Five Spice" donkey meat sold by Wal-Mart c…

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5 Foods to Watch Out for During the Government Shutdown

  The partial shutdown of the United States government is impacting the nation's food supply. Routine inspections by FDA employees aren't happening. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pr…

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GMOs Make Cows & Pigs Sick. What About Humans?

By now youíve probably heard the words Genetically Modified Organism or GMO. Youíve probably gotten a good sense of what that means by now, too. Youíve also probably been told that only extremists are…

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Horsemeat is Everywhere, Including IKEA

At the beginning of the year, the European Union was hit in the proverbial gut with a scandal that called into question, what, exactly, was everyone eating? After all of the concern and safeguards put…

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7 Food Safety Tips From Chef and Food Safety Expert Mareya Ibrahim

Food-borne illnesses are a growing problem in the United States, with 1 in 6 Americans becoming sick from them every year. Stories of E. coli in spinach, salmonella in peanut butter and contaminated c…

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How to Feed A Family with No Electricity

As is evidenced by the less than kind weather we have been having lately with Hurricane Sandy, and Hurricane Irene and Lee before that, living with weather related catastrophe is becoming the new norm…

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Mariel Hemingway on the New Green Divas Radio Show

A lot of news from Green Divas HQ! First of all, the Green Divas are thrilled to announce that they will be back on the air every Thursday afternoon starting November 1. Not only will the Green Divas …

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