Food Safety Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • How Men In White Lab Coats Have Stolen Your Parental Rights

    How Men In White Lab Coats Have Stolen Your Parental Rights

    The grocery store has become a political battleground. It’s not the kind of political battle where Republicans and Democrats duke it out. It’s a battle ground where scientists in white lab coats and giant food companies steal the rights from moms, dads, grandparents, doctors & nurses, chefs & school cafeterias, and the rest of the […]

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  • Whats Hiding In Your Baby Formula

    What’s Hiding In Your Baby Formula?

    Genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) are in about 85% of a conventional grocery store, including the baby aisle where we find infant formula and baby food. And when GMOs have no long-term independent testing behind them, is it safe to put into baby formula? The truth is, we don’t actually know. What do we know about […]

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  • Food Day: A Great New Holiday

    Food Day: A Great New Holiday

    Food Day, my favorite new holiday, is a simple but profound celebration of something all humans share – we become the food we eat. The first annual Food Day (, debuts October 24, sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit group that has led successful fights for food labeling, better […]

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  • Are You Concerned with Food Safety?

    Are You Concerned with Food Safety?

    The more I study kids, the more I study health, and the more I study the environment, the more I become convinced that how we produce food is central to good health, a sustainable environment, and enjoying life. This important piece by Michael Pollan and Eric Schloser calls our attention to how these areas are […]

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  • Can Changing Our Buying Habits Reduce the Risk of Another Pandemic Flu?

    Can Changing Our Buying Habits Reduce the Risk of Another Pandemic Flu?

    Even though the flu is less dangerous than many think and the flu vaccine less dangerous than many think, factory farming of animals may continue to promote the creation of serious viruses and bacteria that threaten human populations. Swine flu comes from pigs shoved together where the virus spreads and mutates, then escapes to spread […]

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  • Carlo Petrini and Vandana Shiva

    Carlo Petrini and Vandana Shiva

    Delegates from over 70 countries gathered together under a huge white tent set up in Parco Novi Sad as the Congress began in earnest. Carlo Petrini is the founding father of the Slow Food Movement, which promotes food that is good, clean, and fair, and encourages respect for artisan production and traditional foods.

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  • Buy Fresh Spinach

    Buy Fresh Spinach

    As soon as the FDA E. coli warning is over. This week, ‘Don’t eat spinach’ headlines have been trumpeted appropriately across the United States. However, you haven’t seen dramatic headlines urging ‘Stop Driving Cars!’ ‘Cancel Your Next Plane Flight!’ ‘Don’t Go Swimming!’ or ‘Walking is Dangerous – Avoid Being a Pedestrian!’

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  • Deadly Fruit Gel Candies

    Deadly Fruit Gel Candies

    When we want to emphasize something in writing, we use bold, italics, underline, or end the sentence with an !  When the US Food and Drug Administration wants to emphasize something, they issue a second alert. On August 17, 2001, the FDA issued a warning about particular gel candies after they had caused the deaths […]

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  • CDC Recommends Routine Hepatitis A Vaccine For All Children

    CDC Recommends Routine Hepatitis A Vaccine For All Children

    In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended routine Hepatitis A vaccination for children in high-risk areas. Hepatitis A is a serious, debilitating disease that can be spread easily by mouth. Children often get it from eating foods that are contaminated when infected farm workers or food handlers fail to wash their […]

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  • Honey and Infant Botulism

    Honey and Infant Botulism

    My daughter is now 7 months old. I have been adding locally produced honey to my daughter’s food to help with her allergies. In my opinion, this has decreased her allergy like symptoms. My wife and I have had…

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