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takepart.com

by Willy Blackmore

February 10, 2014

An entire year's worth of products from a California company is being pulled from the market.

Nearly 9 million pounds of beef processed by Rancho Feeding Corp. in Petaluma, Calif., were recalled by the United States Department of Agriculture over the weekend. Wholesalers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois, and Texas stocked the suspect meat.

indieregister.com

by William R. Toler

May 3, 2013

A video posted on YouTube last week made its rounds across the internet Thursday featuring a man being hassled then arrested...over a can of tea.

The video starts with a man identified as Xstrav (identified by LatinRapper.com as Xstravagant, real name Christopher Beatty) standing outside a car with a can of Arizona tea. The video description says Beatty and friend Tino Brown were waiting on friends before going inside the state-run ABC liquor store in Fayetteville. Shortly after, a man walks up to Beatty asking, "What you drinkin'?" Beatty walks toward the man showing the can and says, "It's a tea...what's wrong with you?"

nytimes.com

by William Neuman

May 1, 2013

Manufacturers of processed meats like frankfurters are pushing for more accurate labeling rules when it comes to cancer-causing nitrite and nitrate.

If there is no such thing as a healthy hot dog, how do you limit the damage at this weekend's weenie roast? Don't count on the label to help much. Those pricey "natural" and "organic" hot dogs often contain just as much or more of the cancer-linked preservatives nitrate and nitrite as that old-fashioned Oscar Mayer wiener.

thenewamerican.com

by William F. Jasper

December 20, 2014

Thanks to radical vegan/animal rights activists, starting January 1, California's new "regs on eggs" will cause skyrocketing egg prices that will affect the whole nation.

If eggs are a staple in your family's diet and you'd like to keep it that way, now would be a good time to get a few laying hens. Next month, beginning January 1, 2015, the chicken-and-egg production in the United States is in for a big shock. That's when California's new regulations on egg-laying hens goes into effect. And the effects of those regs on eggs will be felt nationally, even globally. The incredible, edible, prolate spheroid-shaped poultry product, which has long been one of the most affordable sources of high-quality protein, is certain to become significantly more expensive.

nctimes.com

by Will Evans

November 2, 2012

The companies that make those candy bars leftover from Halloween don't want Californians to be spooked by scary tales of "Frankenfoods." The Hershey Co., - makers of Butterfinger, Kit Kat and Sand Snickers bars - gave a combined $367,000 last month.

They are just a few of the major food and biotechnology companies that have poured more than $44 million into the fight against Prop. 37. Proponents of the measure, who have raised $7.3 million from donors - including a controversial alternative health website and organic food companies - argue that consumers have a right to know what's in their food and point out that some countries already require such labels.

foodnavigator.com

by Will Chu

January 23, 2016

A growing demand for organic food, coupled with healthy eating trends and a preference for premium products, is driving the growth of the natural food preservatives sector, according to a report.

North America was identified as the region currently dominating the food preservative industry, with a 36.5% value share in the food preservatives market in 2013. The report expected this lead to continue in the coming years. While Asia Pacific was identified as following a similar trend, Choudhury believed growth might be restrained by more stringent regulations. "Various food preservatives are currently banned in different part of the world which is acting as a barrier for the food preservatives market. The impact of this restraint is high at present and it is expected to remain so in the next few years," he said. "Developing countries that do not have strong government regulations are expected to witness higher demand for preservatives in the future. It is expected that FDA policies could be revised in the next decade."

trueactivist.com

by Whitney Webb

January 22, 2017

A bizarre spill of Skittles highway on a rural Wisconsin highway has placed the candy's manufacturer in the uncomfortable position of explaining why its products are finding their way into cattle feed.

The unexpected mishap ended up uncovering that farmers have been feeding candy to their cows for years as a way to cut corners and save money, at the cost to the quality of the beef as well as both cow and human health. Police, in talking to the cattle ranchers, soon learned that Skittles and other sweets are being commonly used in the area in order to "fatten up" cows as they serve as an inexpensive source of carbohydrates. A former farmer in the area told a local CNN affiliate that candy makers and bakeries often sell their rejected or defective candy products to be used as cattle feed, meaning that the problem is larger than just unscrupulous ranchers.

lifenews.com

by Wesley J. Smith

May 15, 2013

How often we are told by "the scientists" that those outside the field have no business telling them what to-and more particularly, what not-to do. And yet, again and again and again, we learn that some scientists refuse to restrain themselves.

A new story in Slate about scientists making human/animal hybrids is a case in point. From, "Manimal Rights," by Daniel Engber: But the regulations try to draw the line at full hybrids-where animal eggs are fertilized with human sperm or vice-versa. And they also ban the use of chimeric animals with human brains. These aren't right-wing talking points so much as common ethical intuitions. It's OK to mess with a creature's "simple" parts-the plumbing in its gut, let's say-but we're risking moral crisis when we start to humanize its neural tissue. Nonpartisan expert commissions have reached the same conclusion. After two years studying the issue, the British Academy of Medical Sciences released a report in 2011 that found people would be uneasy over interspecies mergers that looked or acted human or had a human-like brain. Yes, restraint is so "right wing." But here's the punch line: Some scientists don't give a fig...

naturallifemagazine.com

by Wendy Priesnitz

January 12, 2013

Describing the research that indicates GMOs are harmful to human health and the environment and should be labeled if they are going to be in our food supply. What are GMOs and should I be concerned about them in my food?

GMOs (or "genetically modified organisms") have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This science allows DNA material from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in Nature or result from traditional crossbreeding methods. Doing this provides financial benefits to biotechnology companies and large-scale farming corporations. For instance, seeds can be engineered to be insect resistant and/or herbicide tolerant. Produce can be developed that has a longer shelf life or is shaped to facilitate more efficient transportation. Scientists have even tried to introduce a cold-resisting gene from Arctic fish into tomatoes to prevent them from freezing and thus lengthen their growing season. Hand- in-hand with seed patenting, GE seeds can provide agribusiness with massive profits.

theglobeandmail.com

by Wency Leung

November 4, 2011

Maybe you ate a handful of peanuts that you grabbed from your grocery store bulk bin. You sampled a few grapes from the produce aisle. Or perhaps you took a few gulps from a bottle of juice before adding it to your shopping cart. No big deal right?

The heated mixed response to the widely publicized arrest of Honolulu couple Marcin and Nicole Leszczynski last week over sandwiches they ate (but neglected to pay for) suggests it is actually a big deal. As the Associated Press reports, the couple's arrest, which led to child welfare officials taking away their 2-year-old daughter, has sparked a national debate. -- "If you want to eat it, you have to purchase it. It's not like Costco where you get free samples." - Gerard Viggayan, 34.

      

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