Texas has heightened its concern over mercury levels in fish being caught off the Gulf coast of the state, according to The Department of State Health Services, which made the announcement earlier this week.
The norovirus—the biggest cause of foodborne illnesses in the world—appears to be transmitted through the spraying of agricultural pesticides on common crops, reports a recent stuffy.Read More:Pesticides Transmit Norovirus Through Contaminated Crops
They were here for a short while, but GMO potatoes have been out of the U.S. food market for more than a decade. But they may be making a return.Read More:They’re Back: GMO Potato Producer Seeks USDA Approval for New Variety
While Europe recovers from its recent horsemeat scandal, here in the U.S. concerns are heating up over the opening of the nation’s first horse slaughterhouse in more than six years.Read More:Horse Slaughterhouse Expected to Open Soon Despite Violations and Outrage
After what many concerned consumers, health and environmental advocates labeled a major victory, California must now remove BPA (bisphenol-A) from its list of chemicals known to cause reproductive issues.Read More:California Must Delist BPA as Reproductive Toxin from Prop 65 List
The rise in caffeinated snack products has the FDA looking into the effects of these products on children out of safety concerns related to the excessive caffeine content.Read More:Caffeinated Snack Foods Under FDA Investigation
Last week’s FDA deadline on the pending approval of genetically modified salmon saw nearly 1.5 million comments oppose the approval.Read More:FDA Receives 1.5 Million Public Comments Opposing GMO Salmon
Roundup, the best-selling glyphosate-based herbicide marketed by Monsanto, has been linked to several new health risks including obesity, autism and cancer, according to new research.Read More:Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Linked to Obesity, Cancer, Heart Disease and Autism
Bananas have undergone lots of changes in recent years, mainly being bred for excessive sweetness and flavor. But last summer, scientists at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society reported the development of a spray-on coating that could be available to slow the browning of bananas.Read More:Why is there a Crab Shell Coating on Your Fruit?