'Political Food Issues'


Peanut butter is a semi-solid and can therefor...

Peanut butter is a semi-solid and can therefore hold peaks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember the catastrophic peanut butter recall a few years ago where people died and were sickened with salmonella?

According to Food Safety News, “former PCA owner and president Stewart Parnell, of Lynchburg, VA, and three other former company leaders, have been charged with mail and wire fraud, …

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Ban on downer cows

Ban on downer cows

In a nutshell: According to this ABC article, the animal rights group, Compassion Over Killing, filmed an undercover video showing electrically prodded cows and downer animals going into the food supply. The food at this Calif. slaughterhouse supplied 20 to 30 percent of meat for In-n-Out Burger and USDA national school lunch programs. In-n-Out has …

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As food dangers multiply, organic food is becoming more popular. After all, who doesn’t want to eat food that is free of dangerous pesticides, herbicides and antibiotics? Many people also want to avoid food that has been treated with hormones, irradiated or genetically engineered. Many others want to eat meat that does not come from a feedlot. Eating organic, or …

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As tempting as that bowl of kibble is — don’t eat it. People who handle contaminated dog food or touch an infected dog, especially if they don’t wash their hands afterward, can ingest the bacteria and get sick.

Unfortunately, humans (that’s you) can and do get sick — salmonella infantis — from dog food. Not only …

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Stop! Genetically modified organism(s) - GMO.

Stop! Genetically modified organism(s) – GMO. (Photo credit: Miran Rijavec)

The M-word – consumers rights – food labeling – GMOs – food safety

An estimated 80% of processed foods contain genetically modified ingredients. But Americans have been denied our basic right to know what we’re eating. It’s time to join more than 40 other countries and require labeling of GMO

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North American "cantaloupes"

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This morning in the grocery store I noticed that cantaloupes were labeled “grown in California” as opposed to the killer cantaloupes grown in Colorado.

While I was actually craving cantaloupe (with cottage cheese), I passed them by.   The taste of remembering how many people have died so far ( 15) from listeria laced cantaloupe made me buy …

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Rack of Juices

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This is disturbing: According to an article in the Food Safety News, Mott’s Apple Juice from China (#&+@ is everything made in China these days?) is laced with more arsenic than our drinking water is allowed to have.

According to Food & Water Watch, more than 70 percent of the apple juice consumed in the United

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During my trip to the farmers’ market, this past weekend, I was asked to sign an atta-boy petition to the Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam. Commissioner Putnam is small-farm friendly and the goal is to let him know that we appreciate those considerations–as customers of local farms–and encourage more of these sorts of changes to make it easier for …

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