In a letter to Organic Pastures owner Mark McAfee, the California Department of Public Health said 10 samples collected from the raw milk dairy's calf area were positive for E. coli O157:H7, and two were a genetic match for the outbreak strain that infected five children.
Those findings support the probability, the public-health agency wrote, that the dairy's milk was contaminated, and led to the children's illnesses.
Researchers found that countries with a higher density of fast food restaurants per capita had much higher obesity rates compared to those with a lower density of fast food restaurants. University of Michigan researchers recently released...
A rapidly growing body of evidence is spotlighting the overuse of antibiotics—and the antibiotic-resistant bacteria it breeds—in pork production as a widespread and serious danger to the American food supply and public health.
A campaign designed to remind us that everyone has a right to know if foods are created with genetically engineered ingredients also serves another purpose: It's an easy way to nudge the FDA to act on the food label issue.
The median daily intake of radioactive cesium from meals eaten by families in Fukushima Prefecture is more than 11 times the level in the Kanto region near Tokyo but still well within safety standards, according to a study.
The marketing of junk food has become big business--teens see 10,000 junk food advertisements every year on television...not to mention billboards, magazines, and the internet! Fruits and vegetables get a fraction of the airtime funding when compared to corporations like McDonalds that spend 1.4 billion dollars annually to promote junk food. The Go Green! class at the High School for Public Service has designed a to Shout Out to Fresh Veggies campaign to right this wrong and help get the word out about fresh fruits and veggies!
We don't have billions of dollars like McDonald's, but we do have lots of friends on Twitter and Facebook. Help the Go Green! teens spread the fresh food word by forwarding this message on to all your friends--we want the message to travel worldwide!
With the explosion of artisanal spirits in California and all over the U.S., as well documented by my colleagues here at the L.A. Times, one would think we’d be drowning in organic bourbon, GMO-free this and heritage that.
Raw almonds must undergo pasteurization, a kill step intended to eliminate any bacteria, recently said a federal judge. Actually, the judge didn't make the rule, the USDA did under its rulemaking power, and the federal judge merely held that the rule was within the USDA's authority and was consistent with the USDA's procedural obligations in rulemaking.
Lincoln Journal Star January 18, 2012 By Art Hovey www.journalstar.com Original Source Ten years ago, Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner at the top of the Aurora Cooperative elevator that underscored the organization’s opposition to genetically...
“Conventional agriculture is made up of acres and acres of monoculture farms that may look efficient, but in reality are destroying the soil, and depleting the biodiversity of both soil organisms and pollinating insects,” Migliazzo said.