Food Supply

GM foods and animals get protection. We get less.

“International Guidelines Will Promote “Food Safety” of Plant and Animal Biotech Products WASHINGTON, D.C. (Friday, July 04, 2008) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization congratulates the Codex Alimentarius Commission for approving key guidelines to further promote the safety of products from agricultural plant and animal biotechnology. The Codex Commission took final action today at its 31st […]

CA. wins potato chips vs acrylamide suit

Snack lovers, rejoice: Munching on potato chips just got a “little healthier”. Under a settlement announced Friday by the state attorney general’s office, H.J. Heinz Co., Frito-Lay, Kettle Foods Inc., and Lance Inc. avoided trial by agreeing to pay a combined $3 million in fines and reduce the levels of acrylamide in their products over […]

New World – New Me

“We are at a stage in human history … we’re headed now will be different because we have exhausted planetary space and human space for us to continue to look at things through material …(eyes-editor’s note). We need to face the way we used the world for our gains, pleasures, satisfactions. … And unless we […]

Healthier Produce – Organic vs. Conventional

“The Organic Center published a comprehensive survey of 97 peer-reviewed studies addressing this question. Conclusive comparative studies of vegetables are difficult — weather, soil type, the variety and harvesting practices all come into play. The review narrowed the studies to only those that had controlled for these features. They found that organic produce usually ranked […]

World Food Crisis and Politics

FarmPolicy.com July 15, 2008 Keith Bradsher and Andrew Martin reported in today’s New York Times that, “At least 29 countries have sharply curbed food exports in recent months, to ensure that their own people have enough to eat, at affordable prices. “When it comes to rice, India, Vietnam, China and 11 other countries have limited […]

Staph a. resistant strains of MRSA in pork-new crisis?

Is there antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria is in the 762 million pounds of Canadian pork that’s imported into the U.S. each year? No one seems to know. However no one at the USDA is actually looking either. Sort of out of sight out of mind-no problem. Dr. Monina Klevens, of the federal Centers for Disease Control […]