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April 9, 2014

 

listeria

Using DNA Data To Prevent Food-Borne Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.

September 16, 2013

Water Ways 

drinking-fountain

First Lady Encourages Americans To Drink Up For Health

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a new campaign encouraging water consumption -- but why?

August 7, 2013

Tainted Greens 

salad mix

Rare Bug Sickens 425, Officials Still Looking For Answers

The source of the cyclospora outbreak in Iowa and Nebraska has been determined, but 14 other states await answers.

March 19, 2013

superbugs 

Microscopic image of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

Antibiotic Resistance A “Catastrophic” Global Health Threat

The CDC, the University of Minnesota and the UK's Chief Medical Officer have all issued warnings about drug-resistant bacteria this March.

January 31, 2013

Bacteria Trends 

spinach leaves

Food-Borne Illness More Likely With Vegetables Than Meat

The CDC doesn't want you to stop eating vegetables. Just be sure to wash both the produce and your hands first.

December 4, 2012

My Chemical Romance 

Water streaming through a kitchen faucet with standard kitchenware in the background.

Got Allergies? It May Be In The Water

New study finds a correlation between commonly-ingested chemicals and allergies.

June 14, 2012

Shiga Toxin 

E. coli. Shiga toxin

Unusual Strain Of E.coli Sickens 14 In Six States

The outbreak has sickened 14 and killed 1, but the CDC is unsure of the source of the outbreak.

May 23, 2012

Lettuce Recall 

lettuce

Listeria Found In Bagged Lettuce

California producer River Ranch has recalled bagged lettuces nationwide after listeria was found during a routine check.

April 26, 2012

Don't Have A Cow? 

cow

Mad Cow Disease Discovered In California

Mad cow disease has been found in California. Officials insist there's no cause for alarm.

April 20, 2012

Is It Worth It? 

A ladle full of raw milk, held over top of a jar full of raw milk.

Rough Times For Raw Milk

Raw milk is the likely culprit for E. coli outbreaks in Missouri and Oregon.

February 25, 2012

Soy anyone? 

raw milk

CDC Issues Alarming Raw Milk Report

Raw milk proponents are gearing up for a fight as new evidence emerges that raw milk is more likely to make you sick than its pasteurized counterpart.

February 8, 2012

Super Salty 

salt shaker

Too Much Salt In Americans’ Diets

Nine out of ten Americans eat too much salt, and the bad news is in what foods that salt can be found.

September 28, 2011

Deadly Outbreak 

Cantaloupe

Listeria Outbreak Could Be ‘Deadliest In A Decade’

A listeria outbreak tied to Colorado cantaloupe has 13 confirmed deaths and 72 illnesses, but those numbers could rise.

September 20, 2011

Foodborne Illnesses 

Cantaloupe

Colorado Cantaloupe Responsible For Listeria Outbreak

So far four deaths have been linked to listeria after consuming cantaloupe shipped from a Colorado farm. Jensen Farms issued a voluntary recall last week.

September 7, 2011

Marketing To Children 

candy

Food Marketing To Kids: Free Speech Or Fair Suggestions?

A group of legal scholars responds to the food industry's claim of free speech infringement by stating no rules were actually enforced.

June 9, 2011

European E. Coli Crisis 

vegetables at the supermarket

E. Coli Outbreak Waning, Still More Questions Than Answers

Scientists have been unable to identify the source of the outbreak or the reason for its severity, and nobody can predict the impacts on European agriculture.

February 14, 2011

Budget For Health 

Two thirds of adult Hoosiers weigh in as overweight or obese, putting them at risk for heart disease and other chronic illness.

Bold New Obesity Initiative May Lack Funding

Almost two thirds of adults in Indiana are overweight or obese, but the state budget doesn't include the funds to tackle this public health issue.

January 28, 2011

Sick From Food 

Hospital Bracelet

Indiana Gets An F For Foodborne Illnesses

Indiana is one of 14 states receiving a failing grade when it comes to solving foodborne illness cases quickly.

August 18, 2010

Food Safety 

egg and feather

Egg Recall Expands To 380 Million Eggs, Salmonella Outbreak Blamed

An Iowa egg producer announced its voluntary recall of 288 million eggs from eight states due to a spike in reported Salmonella outbreaks.

July 22, 2010

Food Policy 

Petri dish

Drug-Resistant Bugs Prompt Shift To Organic Meat In Hospitals

Concern about antibiotic resistance has prompted the pledges of more than 300 U.S. hospitals to stop serving meat raised with antibiotics.

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