African-American adults living closer to a fast food restaurant had a higher body mass index than those who lived further away from fast food, according to researchers, and this association was particularly strong among those with a lower income.
A new study from Johns Hopkins University updates 2006 research that found excess levels of arsenic in U.S. chicken. In 2009 the Center for Food Safety petitioned the FDA to stop the use of arsenic in chicken feed.
FDA regulates the types of claims that can be made on food labeling. FDA has issued an avalanche of warning letters in the last year to food manufacturers that made claims for their products that exceeded what FDA considered to be appropriate.
Too many repeat violations are occurring at federally inspected pig slaughter plants, and the problem lies with inadequate enforcement, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Inspector General. The IG‘s conclusion is found in a recently released audit report on USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) inspection and enforcement activities at the nation’s swine slaughter plants.
(Reuters) - U.S.taxpayers are footing the bill for overseas lobbying that promotes controversial biotech crops developed by U.S.-based Monsanto Co and other seed makers, a report issued on Tuesday said.A...
Ironically, "ag-gag" laws are being pushed at a time of heightened public concerns about healthy eating and the safety of the food supply. Nonetheless, ALEC's strategy, while receiving relatively little press, has proved alarmingly successful so far.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine House of Representatives dealt a blow to local food sovereignty advocates Wednesday, voting 93-49 against a bill that would have established the Maine Food Sovereignty Act of 2013.
Employees at McKee Lumber Co. in Corsicana, Texas, were discussing last month’s deadly blast at a fertilizer plant 50 miles away one recent morning when talk turned to their neighbor: El Dorado Chemical Co.
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
Cow patties, chicken manure, sheep pebbles - all dropped in place in a rotation system - never endanger the neighbours.
Iowa's senior senator is seeking to limit U.S. EPA's ability to release the private information of livestock producers following a series of missteps by the agency when it responded to a Freedom of Information Act request by environmental groups.
Committed to bringing awareness to consumers and others working in her sector, Sherry Medina recently made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Big Ag's liberal and unrestricted application of hazardous chemicals in poultry processing.