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June 15, 2011

Budget Cuts 

Elderly eating

WIC, USDA, Food Safety Funds Slashed In Proposed Bill

The poor, the elderly, women, infants, and children will bear the burden of budget cuts to federal food programs.

June 11, 2011

Preventative Measures 

Salmonella Bacteria

How Consumers Can Prevent Food Borne Illnesses

The most common pathogens that cause food borne illnesses can be eliminated from food with a few simple steps.

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.

June 3, 2011

Food Borne Illness 

E. Coli On Lettuce

New E. Coli Strain Responsible for Outbreak

The strand of E. coli responsible for the food-borne illness outbreak in Germany is rare and deadly.

June 1, 2011

Pink Meat Controversy 

rare burger held by a hand

Rare Pork Gets The OK, Rare Beef Still On The Hot Seat

The USDA now says you can "Be Inspired" to cook pork less, but one state has made it illegal for restaurants to cook rare beef. The pink meat controversy!

March 8, 2011

Nutty Recalls 

Skippy Peanut Butter

Step Away From The Nuts: Two Recalls Announced

Check the labels: hazelnuts and Skippy reduced fat peanut butter spread have been recalled due to contamination from E. coli and salmonella.

February 18, 2011

Food Safety Economics 

Raw hamburger

Consumers Are Willing To Pay More For Safer Food

This study finds that consumers are willing to pay more for food that has a greater probability of being safer.

January 26, 2011

Fast Food Lawsuit 

A Taco Bell

Lawsuit Filed Over Taco Bell’s Meat

Taco Bell's meat is under fire as an Alabama law firm claims Taco Bell's "beef" isn't really beef.

November 19, 2010

Political Progress 

farmers market food and sales

Amendment Makes Small Farms Exempt From Some Food Bill Regulations

An amendment exempting small farmers from some FDA regulation has been added to the Food Safety Bill. The definition of "local" becomes a tighter radius.

July 19, 2010

food safety 

Milk drop splashing

Colorado Raw Milk Dairy Back In Business (Almost)

A goat farm in Colorado is cleared to resume distribution of raw milk after last month's string of E. coli and campylobacter outbreaks.

May 14, 2010

Food Safety 

Romaine lettuce

CDC: Dozens Sickened By E. Coli From Romaine Lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control reported dozens of confirmed illnesses from a strain of E. coli bacteria found in wholesale romaine lettuce.

June 30, 2009

Food Safety 

nestle

How Safe Is Our Food? Food Safety Emerges As A Major Issue

Food Safety is growing into a "hot button" issue among consumers and lawmakers. Earth Eats has some resources to help you stay informed.

June 22, 2009

Movie Review 

Food, Inc. Movie Poster Image

Guest Movie Review: Food, Inc. Explores What We Eat

Guest Patricia Eddy of CookLocal.com reviews filmmaker Robert Kenner's recent look at the underbelly of the American food industry: Food, Inc.

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