Tag Archives: food safety

Will Congress Let Monsanto Write Its Own Rules?

Andrew Kimbrell huffingtonpost.com Co-Authored by Colin O’Neil, Regulatory Policy Analyst at the Center for Food Safety. The agricultural biotech industry — well, let’s call it what it really is: the chemical industry — has gone on the offensive as never … Continue reading

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FAO/WHO Expert meeting on the application of nanotechnologies in the food and agriculture sectors: potential food safety implications – Meeting report

FAO & WHO Governments, industry and science have identified the potential of nanotechnology in the food and agriculture sectors and are investing significantly in its application to food production. However, owing to limited knowledge of the effects of these applications on … Continue reading

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Exploding Watermelons, Latest Food Scandal in China

NTD TV Chinese consumers have been hit by yet another food safety scandal. This time, it’s exploding watermelons. Farmers in eastern Jiangsu province say they used a chemical to make the watermelons grow faster, so they could make more money. … Continue reading

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Obama administration ‘bailed out’ GM salmon firm

Source: Guardian Campaigners say $500,000 grant was made to AquaBounty despite evidence that the firm could soon run out of cash. The Obama administration awarded a coveted research grant to a financially strapped company working to put genetically modified (GM) … Continue reading

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Some Wash. wheat farmers back labels for GM foods

Source: Miami Herald Some Washington state wheat farmers have thrown their support behind legislation requiring labeling of genetically modified foods, giving food safety advocates fresh hope that lawmakers also will get behind the bill. They haven’t been receptive to the … Continue reading

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Most milk in India contaminated or diluted

Source: Reuters Indians may think twice before gulping down a glass of milk after the country’s food safety regulator found most samples collected in a survey were either diluted or adulterated with products including fertilizer, bleach and detergent. The study, … Continue reading

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IBM System Monitors Food Supply Chains in China

Source: PCWorld IBM is helping a Chinese state-owned firm to monitor food safety in the country, by building a new system meant to prevent tainted products from being sold to consumers. IBM said on Thursday it developed the system with … Continue reading

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NZ Food Security

We predict that the Honorable Kate Wilkinson may do a shifty over her pledge to amend the Food Bill so it doesn’t include seeds for growing under the definition “food”. Wilkinson promised to Amend the Bill using a Supplementary Order … Continue reading

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Why is this “Unsafe” Food Banned When It’s 35,000 Times SAFER Than Others?

Source: Mercola As you’re probably aware of by now, there’s a war being waged against raw milk. It’s nothing less than an unconstitutional assault on one of your most basic rights, i.e. your right to choose what you want to … Continue reading

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Incompetence Sets A Precedent- GE Alfalfa

Cassandra Anderson Morphcity The USDA, FDA and EPA favor corporations over human health and the environment, especially when it comes to genetically engineered (GE) organisms. Contemporary law is no longer based on the Constitution and common law, but has been … Continue reading

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