Tag Archives : Food Safety

News: Talking challenges for local food

News: Talking challenges for local food

The Post (Hanover) Thu Jun 23 2011 Byline: BY SKYLER RADOJKOVIC CHESLEY -At a recent event held in Chesley, producers of local foods described their livelihoods and discussed the challenges they face from government regulations and market forces. “These regulations assume that people are stupid,” said Tarrah Young of Green Being Farm, near Neustadt. The event was titled “Stepping Up to the Plate: [Read More...]
News: Messing with nature.

News: Messing with nature.

By John Miner London Free Press June 21, 2011, 9:57pm FOOD FIGHT: Genetically modified with material from a mouse, Enviropig could be headed for a dinner plate near you. Supporters argue genetically engineered food is the best way to feed the planet’s growing population. Nonsense, opponents counter. It sounds like a plot for some weird science fiction flick, cooked up by an overly lubricated campus film club. Take [Read More...]
News: Grocers mislabel foreign produce as local

News: Grocers mislabel foreign produce as local

CBC.CA News Tue Apr 26 2011 A major western Canadian grocery chain has been selling produce advertised as “B.C. Grown” that came from the United States or elsewhere, CBC News has found. Several examples were discovered in two Save-On-Foods locations in the Vancouver area, as well as at other stores. “It’s annoying, it’s very annoying,” said Linda Delli Santi, executive director [Read More...]
News: E. coli: Economic impact on the agriculture industry

News: E. coli: Economic impact on the agriculture industry

By Richard Anderson Business reporter, BBC News Angry demonstrations in Spain provide ample evidence of the dramatic impact of the E. coli outbreak on the livelihoods of farmers. Tens of thousands of kilos of fresh fruit and vegetables in the country are being destroyed as consumers across Europe and beyond shun these staples for fear of contracting the potentially deadly bacteria. There are no official figures, but producers’ [Read More...]
Editorial: Hiding the Truth About Factory Farms

Editorial: Hiding the Truth About Factory Farms

The New York Times Wed Apr 27 2011 A supermarket shopper buying hamburger, eggs or milk has every reason, and every right, to wonder how they were produced. The answer, in industrial agriculture, is “behind closed doors,” and that’s how the industry wants to keep it. In at least three states — Iowa, Florida, and Minnesota — legislation is moving ahead that would make undercover investigations [Read More...]
News: Feces in imported food a concern: U.S. scientists

News: Feces in imported food a concern: U.S. scientists

Postmedia News Mon May 23 2011 Byline: Derek Abma Importing food from less developed countries increasingly leads to people literally eating more crap, according to scientists in the United States. Michael Doyle, a microbiologist with the University of Georgia, was to address that topic Monday while making the keynote address at the general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans. Doyle and [Read More...]
News: Industry, activists tangle on pesticide data

News: Industry, activists tangle on pesticide data

The Washington Post Mon May 16 2011 Byline: Lyndsey Layton Every year for two decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued an annual report on the amount of pesticide residue it detects from samples of fresh fruits and vegetables around the country. The Environmental Protection Agency uses the data to monitor exposure to pesticides and enforce federal standards designed to protect infants, children and other [Read More...]
News: Canadians are increasingly concerned about the source of their groceries

News: Canadians are increasingly concerned about the source of their groceries

Of great import; First tainted milk, now exploding watermelons. With such tales coming from abroad, Canadians are increasingly concerned about the source of their groceries. Meanwhile, local farmers are growing exotic vegetables Wency Leung reports The Globe and Mail Wed May 25 2011 Byline: Wency Leung Leanne Palmerston was about to buy a can of condensed milk at her local grocery store to make soup for her family. [Read More...]
News: Health Canada saw problems with fortified junk food two years ago: documents

News: Health Canada saw problems with fortified junk food two years ago: documents

Postmedia News Thu May 19 2011 Byline: Sarah Schmidt OTTAWA - Health Canada identified “consequential” problems around safety and consumer confusion two years ago because of a loophole in government rules that allow food companies to sell snacks and drinks fortified with vitamins and minerals, internal records show. The federal department settled on a proposal in 2005 to give the food and beverage [Read More...]
News: States lead debate over labeling food genetically modified

News: States lead debate over labeling food genetically modified

The controversy comes as Americans show increased interest in their food - where it is grown, how it is produced and what it contains. The Washington Post Fri May 20 2011 Byline: Lyndsey Layton In the absence of a federal law requiring labels for genetically modified food, 14 states are debating whether to mandate labeling for modified foods sold within their borders. The discussions, taking place from Albany, [Read More...]

News: China farmers face ‘exploding’ watermelon problem

Exploding Watermelons 17 May 2011 Last updated at 04:49 ET Farmers in eastern China have been left perplexed after their watermelons began to explode one by one. An investigation by state media found farms in Jiangsu province were losing acres of fruit because of the problem. The overuse of a chemical that helps fruit grow faster was blamed in one report by China Central Television. But agriculture experts were unable to [Read More...]

News: Fresh Express Romaine salad mixes recalled over potential contamination

There is a recall over E-Coli Fears OTTAWA — Nearly 20 varieties of Romaine lettuce-based salad products from Fresh Express were recalled Wednesday over fears of E. coli contamination. The U.S.-based company first issued a recall, which was followed by one from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Some 18 types of Fresh Express products, all with best-before dates of July 9 through July 12 and product codes starting with [Read More...]
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