Food Safety

Food

Four important food and farm stories you may have missed

Antibiotics, eggs, nitrogen, and Monsanto's new seeds: A food politics news roundup.

Urban Agriculture

Peebottle Farms: The dirt on the dirt

After putting off soil testing for two years, will our fearless urban farmer find her backyard garden full of arsenic and lead?

Food

Antibiotics in your meat? The ethanol industry might be partly to blame

Many farmers feed livestock spent grain from the ethanol process in order to lower feed costs. New research confirms what some have long suspected: Those byproducts contain antibiotics from the ethanol distilling process.

Food

FDA to GMO labeling campaign: What million signatures?

Last week, the Just Label It campaign says they turned in 1 million signatures asking the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. The agency says it received a little under 400. What's going on here?

Food

Beekeepers to EPA: We’re running out of time

Over a million people have asked the EPA to remove the pesticide linked with honey bee die-offs from the market. Will the agency listen in time?

Food

Pig ears and donkey butts: 5 foods that could save the world

The host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods wants you to eat some pretty strange dishes in the name of saving the environment.

Food

Campbell’s to ditch BPA from soup cans

Attention, shoppers: Campbell’s (FINALLY) announced plans to eliminate hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A from the linings of its soup cans.

Food Safety

School lunches still contain ‘pink slime’

For those among you who really miss the “pink slime” content of McDonald’s hamburgers and Taco Bell’s … everything, you can still get your fix of the ammonia-doused meat product, made of leftover, fatty trimmings. …

Pollution

Why less arctic ice means more mercury in your babies

Thin sea ice leads to a "bromine explosion" that turns gaseous mercury in the atmosphere into a toxic pollutant that falls on snow, land and ice and can accumulate in fish.

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