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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 

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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 

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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.

August 6, 2010

Food Safety 

Fresh Fish neon sign

Gulf Fishermen Wary Of Smell Tests For Gulf Seafood Safety

Fisherman along the Gulf Coast are skeptical that the Food and Drug Administration's testing is thorough enough to deem seafood safe.

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.

July 15, 2010

Fermented Foods 

Kobucha tea is being pulled from grocers' shelves

Kombucha Tea Draws Fire Over Alcohol Content

Some die-hard Kombucha fans are finding empty store shelves where their favorite fermented tea should be.

July 1, 2010

Food Safety 

Soup cans are among the products in which BPA is used.

Environmental Organization Sues FDA For Slow Response To BPA Ban

The Natural Resources Defense Council has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. FDA for failing to respond to the group's petition to ban BPA.

June 28, 2010

Antibiotics 

Syringe for drugs

FDA Proposes Restrictions On Antibiotic Use For Livestock

The Food and Drug Administration has drafted a proposal to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock as part of an effort to reduce pathogens' resistance.

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