Food Safety

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Groups Sue To Stop Use Of GMO Crops In Refuges

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop planting genetically modified crops in wildlife refuges in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri. […]

08/27/2013

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Bill Aims To Back State Off On Chili Cook-Offs

Crosslake citizens say unnecessary health regulations have hurt their annual chili cook-off, and a state lawmaker has the fix.

03/11/2013

Nearly 826,000 pounds of ground beef was recalled in 12 states in August 2009 after at least 27 people were sickened by salmonella.

Bachmann: Food Industry Overregulated

A week after the Agriculture Department announced wider testing for potentially deadly E. coli in meat, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Tuesday that regulations were overburdening food producers.

09/20/2011

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Which Lunch Bag Will Keep Kids’ Food Safest?

Thinking back to our school days, we brought lunch at one time or another and maybe traded a few items with our friends.

08/29/2011

The USDA doesn’t officially offer any opinion about whether organic food is safer or more nutritious than non-organic food. It only says that organic standards have been met. This includes the companies that handle or process the foods before they get to the supermarket. That said, organic foods have lower levels of artificial pesticides, are not genetically modified, don’t have artificial hormones, and reduce your exposure to antibiotics.

UM Disease Expert Osterholm Questions Food Safety

Nationally known UM disease expert Dr Michael Osterholm talked with Dave Lee about recent efforts to improve food supply safety.

03/03/2011

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‘U’ Expert: Food Safety Improvements Overblown

The United States has made little progress on preventing food-borne illness, despite what Americans have been told in recent months.

03/03/2011

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