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Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.

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Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Terrorists haven’t hit our food supply – yet. But there are major vulnerabilities, from food processing plants to cattle ranching. U.S. regulators want the industry to start taking the risk seriously.

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Americans Want Antibiotic-Free Chicken, and the Industry is Listening

Americans Want Antibiotic-Free Chicken, and the Industry is Listening

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chick-fil-A’s plan to ditch antibiotics in its birds is part of a growing industry trend. Driving the growth is concern about the risks associated with routine use of antibiotics in farm animals.

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Sexually Transmitted Food Poisoning? A Fish Toxin Could Be To Blame

Sexually Transmitted Food Poisoning? A Fish Toxin Could Be To Blame

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tropical fish, like red snapper and grouper, can accumulate one of the most poisonous toxins on Earth, known as ciguatera. A few bites of an infected filet can trigger strange neurological effects: painful intercourse, reversal of how you feel temperature and the sensation of your teeth falling out. And doctors say there’s a chance it spreads through sex.

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FDA Found Drugs Used In Food Animals To Be ‘High Risk’

FDA Found Drugs Used In Food Animals To Be ‘High Risk’

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Documents show that Food and Drug Administration scientists allowed 18 drugs to be sold to farmers despite a risk to human health. Critics say the agency now needs to get companies to commit to phasing out the drugs given to animals at low doses to make them grow faster.

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Drug Companies Accept FDA Plan To Phase Out Some Animal Antibiotic Uses

Drug Companies Accept FDA Plan To Phase Out Some Animal Antibiotic Uses

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday advised companies to change the labels on their drugs to make it illegal for livestock producers to use drugs for “growth promotion” or “feed efficiency.” The announcement is the latest step in a long-running effort by the FDA to reduce the use of antibiotics in agriculture.

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Organic Farmers Bash FDA Restrictions On Manure Use

Organic Farmers Bash FDA Restrictions On Manure Use

| November 22, 2013

Many organic farmers are hopping mad at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Their reason? Fertilizer. The FDA, as part of its overhaul of food safety regulations, wants to limit the use of animal manure, which organic farmers call a precious resource and a basis of their farming practices.

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FDA Moves To Phase Out Remaining Trans Fats In Food Supply

FDA Moves To Phase Out Remaining Trans Fats In Food Supply

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The agency says trans fats, found in partially hydrogenated oils, raise the risk of heart disease. Even though food companies have drastically reduced their use of the oils, you can still find trans fat in microwavable popcorn, Crisco and all kinds of mass-produced baked goods.

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A Spice Buyer On Why Pepper Is Dirty, And How It Gets Clean

A Spice Buyer On Why Pepper Is Dirty, And How It Gets Clean

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Spices get dirty because of the way they’re grown, stored and harvested, according to the head spice buyer for McCormick & Company. Because there are so many small farmers and shippers worldwide, that end of the supply chain is hard to control. So spices need to be sterilized before they hit supermarket shelves.

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Report: Meat Producers Ignore Pleas For Health, Environmental Reform

Report: Meat Producers Ignore Pleas For Health, Environmental Reform

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

A commission evaluating the impacts of animal agriculture says the industry has resisted change. And it says government agencies have failed to regulate the industry’s environmental and health practices because of “overwhelming” political influence.

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Your Kitchen Spices Can Often Harbor Salmonella

Your Kitchen Spices Can Often Harbor Salmonella

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Spices may add more than flavor to your food: Some harbor dangerous bacteria. Contamination has caused big outbreaks in the United States, and the FDA is looking into how to reduce the risk.

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Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows with Zilmax to Boost Foreign Sales?

Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows with Zilmax to Boost Foreign Sales?

| August 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tyson Foods said it will stop using the controversial drug, which fattens cattle, because of potential animal welfare issues. But many in the beef industry say the company is just interested in boosting exports to countries like China and the European Union, where growth-promoting drugs for meat production are banned.

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FDA Approves Gluten-Free Label

FDA Approves Gluten-Free Label

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The FDA’s new rule says gluten-free food can’t contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten. Most products on the market with the label already meet that standard.

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What Poisoned Pomegranates Tell Us About Food Safety

What Poisoned Pomegranates Tell Us About Food Safety

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced a plan to try and prevent American food companies from importing contaminated produce from abroad. The case of the poisoned pomegranates from Turkey shows that our safety systems for imported food, however helpful, are not foolproof.

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