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Will Your Restaurant Meal Make You Sick? New Tool Helps You Find Out.

My husband and I are fans of the show Restaurant Impossible, where chef Robert Irvine and his team make over menus and decor to help save failing restaurants. Too often, the kitchen is a horrifying me…

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Starbucks Misleads Consumers about Genetically-Modified Foods

Starbucks has responded to petitions which combined have over 357,000 signatories telling Starbucks to stop supporting genetically-modified foods through its membership dues in the Grocery Manufacture…

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5 Poisonous Berries You Should Avoid–And 3 You Can Eat

A number of common houseplants and decorative plants have highly toxic berries, which make them a risky choice to keep around if you have small children or pets that can't resist the allure of a colou…

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Tell Starbucks to Stop Supporting Genetically Modified Foods

Starbucks may need to rethink its membership and support of the Grocery Manufacturer's Association (GMA), one of the organizations currently suing the state of Vermont for its genetically-modified foo…

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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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