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Free to Eat Whatever You Want
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health, Health Policy, Food Safety, European Union, EU, artificial dyes, hormones, arsenic, pesticides, US )

Brian
- 48 days ago - truth-out.org
"Europeans don't find many -- if any -- artificial dyes in their food. They can also rest assured that their cows aren't shot up with artificial growth hormones. The EU also banned the use of an arsenic-laden drug in chickens long before the US..."
Are Organic Standards in Jeopardy? Watchdogs Say "Yes"
Health & Wellness  (tags: Organic, Food, Standards, USDA, Organic Trade Association, Corporate Agenda, Corruption, Watering Down Standards, Cornucopia Institute, Food Safety, Health )

Brian
- 64 days ago - commondreams.org
"Mark Kastel, Co-Director of the Cornucopia Institute, called the rule change a "power grab" and said that "corporate interests, including the industry lobby group the Organic Trade Association, have been gaming the system for years with the help of USDA"
New Laws in China to Tackle Rampant Food Safety Problems
Health & Wellness  (tags: China, laws, food safety, warning, safety, risks, society, disease, health, government, food, death )

Carrie
- 101 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Infected snail meat, poisonous mushrooms, goat meat marinated in duck urine to make it taste and smell like lamb - these are just some of the culinary delights that China's food industry has served to its citizens since 2006.
Food Manufacturers Told to Prepare For FSMA Whistleblower Protection
Health & Wellness  (tags: FSMA, food safety, whistle blowers, protection, government, safety, news )

Carrie
- 146 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Section 402 of the act ensures that employees of an "entity engaged in the manufacture, processing, packing, transporting, distribution, reception, holding, or importation of food" are protected against retaliation for reporting a violation of the act...
Please Sign: Don't Send US Chickens to China for Processing
Health & Wellness  (tags: Chicken processing, USDA, China, food safety, health, melamine poisoning, chicken jerky pet food poisoning, animal welfare laws, Chinese tariffs on US chicken imports, US jobs, animal rights, consumer protection, food labeling )

Susan
- 146 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Chicken raised in the US may soon be processed in China, then sent back to US for consumption. Given China's sub-par food safety record, and for other reasons, this is a really bad idea.
Dump the Filthy Chicken Rule - Sign the Petition to President Obama and USDA!
Health & Wellness  (tags: foodchain, poultry, chicken, USDA, inspections, chemicals, chemicals in food, food safety, modernization, health, microbes treatment, warning, diet )

Angelika
- 164 days ago - dailykos.com
The U.S.D.A.is considering a rule change that would privatize poultry inspection , allowing companies to inspect chicken and turkey carcasses themselves. What happens if birds are contaminated with feces? The rule allows companies to douse them with more
Subway to Remove Dangerous Azodicarbonamide; Will All These Other Restaurants Follow?
Health & Wellness  (tags: CHEMICAL ADDITIVES, Food Safety, FDA, diet, health, consumers, corporatism )

Sam
- 173 days ago - asheepnomore.net
The FDA's pro-corporatist 'laissez faire' policy is allowing companies to continue putting these potentiallic, potentially dangerous additives - flagged as hazards by scientific researchers - into the food and get away with selling it?
Dow: Destroying Our World ACTION Link
Health & Wellness  (tags: DOW, food safety, agent orange, ge food, water supply, disease, food, health )

Nancy
- 174 days ago - care2.com
Dow Chemical, the company that brought us Napalm and Agent Orange, is now in the food business and is pushing for approval of genetically engineered (GE) versions of corn and soybeans that are designed to survive repeated dousing with 2,4-D, half of the-
Virginia Bill Would Exempt Homes, Small Farms From Food Safety Laws
Health & Wellness  (tags: food safety, Virginia, risks, laws, safety, health, government, protection, warning, food, ethics )

Carrie
- 190 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Delegate Robert Bell (R-Charlottesville) wants to completely exempt homes and farms with 10 or fewer full-time employees from Virginia food laws.
Tailgating Food Safety Q & A
Health & Wellness  (tags: tailgating, Americans, food safety, risks, humans, health, study, protection, warning, prevention, news, family, society )

Carrie
- 330 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Editor's Note: Football season is well under way, but because Food Safety News staff members witnessed some less-than-safe food-handling practices while tailgating recently, we've reprinted the USDA food safety advice for tailgaters here.
New England Farmers Don't Much Care For Produce Rule
Health & Wellness  (tags: food safety, FDA, health, food, farmers, farms, protection, humans, government )

Carrie
- 343 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Maine farmers expressed concerns about the costs of complying with the new rules, especially as they apply to water quality, manure application, hygiene and separating animals from crops.
Consumers Will Soon Have Devices In Their Hands To Detect GMO and Toxic Foods
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, news, research, toxins, GMOs, pesticides, food safety )

Jeanne
- 374 days ago - preventdisease.com
In the not too distant future, consumers will be able to run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, GMOs, pesticides, food safety and more with their smartphones and other hand-held devices.
Monster Energy Drinks Cited in Five Deaths Reported to FDA
Health & Wellness  (tags: food safety, energy drinks, protection, health, healthcare, government, diet, food, study, warning )

Cal
- 646 days ago - fox6now.com
Monster energy drinks have been cited in five deaths reported to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA says it has not established a direct link in any case and it's still investigating.
Why Is the FDA Inspecting So Little Imported Seafood?
Health & Wellness  (tags: FDA, imported seafood, food safety, diet, disease, ethics, environment, food, government, health, humans, illness, investigation, medicine, risks, safety, science, society, study, treatment, prevention, protection, research, warning, children, nutrition )

JL
- 647 days ago - motherjones.com
we import about 86 percent of the seafood we consume, about half of which comes from from aquaculture. And just because you find it in a gleaming supermarket fish case or on a well-presented restaurant plate doesn't mean it's safe to eat
 

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