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August 29, 2011

Dirty Food 

A picture of the Food Safety Discovery Zone, a forty-foot truck that contains an interactive exhibit about food safety.  It is yellow and has a logo on the side. It is in front of the Department of Agriculture building.

Food Industry And Consumers Play A Food Safety Blame-Game

Amidst recalls and food safety campaigns, who is responsible for preventing foodborne illness? Experts from all sides of the debate paint a blurry picture.

June 21, 2011

Tainted Food 

chicken feed

Arsenic Chicken Feed Pulled Thanks To FDA Independent Tests

After the FDA released a new study about the danger of lacing chicken feed with arsenic, Pfzier took 3-Nitro off of the market.

May 7, 2011

FDA definition 

rows of muffins on a wire tray

What Is Gluten-Free? FDA Still Figuring It Out

The quickly growing gluten-free market has spurred the FDA to define what exactly it means for foods to be gluten-free.

April 26, 2011

FDA's New Gizmo 

FDAlogo

New Site Makes FDA Recalls Easy To Find

Online search feature takes the guess work out of determining if the food in your pantry has been recalled.

April 4, 2011

Dyes Dieing?  

Artificially Colored Cereal

Are Food Dyes A Cause Of ADHD?

The FDA might soon weigh on on whether or not added food dyes contribute to hyperactivity.

February 17, 2011

2012 Federal Budget 

Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA)

Obama’s Budget Proposal Rewards FDA, Hurts USDA

The FDA was awarded over $4 billion in funding to help pay for its food safety programs, while the USDA experienced budget cuts.

February 8, 2011

Kid's Advertising 

cereal

Kid’s Food Advertising Falsely Claims Health Benefits

A new study finds that kids' food isn't as healthy as the front of the boxes might claim.

February 1, 2011

Food Labels 

Nutrition Key

The Food Industry Jumps The FDA, Releases Its Own Nutrition Guide

The Food Industry released its own set of nutrition guidelines, but the Obama administration is not convinced.

December 29, 2010

Food Safety News 

Eggs

Food Safety Bill Revived And Passed By Congress

After being pronounced dead by many observers, the new legislation was passed in a surprise vote earlier this week. Some of the changes may surprise you.

December 15, 2010

Contaminated Food 

baby pig

FDA Report Reveals The Amount Of Antibiotics Used On Factory Farms

In 2009, 29 million pounds of antibiotics were used to raise animals for human consumption.

November 26, 2010

Food Policy Discussion 

Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics

Food Safety Bill, Conversation With Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics, answers questions and makes predictions about the Food Safety Modernization Act waiting for a vote in the Senate.

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.

November 5, 2010

Politics Of Eating 

voter with I Voted Sticker

2010 Midterm Election Results: What Does It Mean For Food Policy

Big Ag, a redesigned FDA, and climate change denial: what election results mean for food policy.

October 12, 2010

Food Policy Discussion 

Tom Coburn and Harry Reid

Senate Bill 510: Food Safety Modernization Act

Even in the midst of a salmonella outbreak, a bipartisan push to reform food safety regulation must still be run through the political meat grinders.

October 1, 2010

Weekly Roundup: October 1, 2010 

Salmon

Weekly Roundup: GE Salmon, Baby Carrots And Executive Apology

This week, engineered salmon is scrutinized by everyone except the FDA, carrot snack machines are a hit and the Iowa egg farmer's apologies fall to deaf ears.

September 28, 2010

Frankenfish 

Salmon

Suspicions Loom Over Safety Of Genetically Engineered Salmon

After a decade of research and genetic modification by AquaBounty, the GE fish mature to adulthood more swiftly than non-GE relatives.

September 2, 2010

Egg Recall 

broken eggs

FDA Issues Inspection Reports On Farms Implicated In Egg Recall

The FDA filed some gruesome sanitation reports this week of the farms found to be sources of the recent spike in salmonella-related illnesses.

August 26, 2010

GM Foods 

lox and bagel

Is ‘FrankenFish’ Safe Enough To Satisfy The US Salmon Habit?

One company's answer to crowded salmon farms and overfishing problems is to supplement the U.S. salmon supply by engineering a species of salmon.

August 24, 2010

Egg Recall 

two eggs

Egg Recall Grows Amid Calls For Food Safety Reform

Recent expansion of the egg recall to include half a billion eggs sparks criticism of the current state of the U.S. egg industry.

August 6, 2010

Food Labeling 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Food Labeling, Food Safety & Farm To School

The final part of our interview with Nicolette Hahn Niman, she talks about food labeling, food safety and the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

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