May 9th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
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
May 8th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
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
May 5th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
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
May 4th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
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
May 3rd, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
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
May 2nd, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
It sounds harmless enough, like something you’d serve on special occasions. But Del Monte’s red-fleshed Rosé pineapple is special for another reason: it’s genetically modified.
Read More:Meet ‘Rosé’, Del Monte’s New Red-Fleshed GMO Pineapple
May 1st, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The European Union passed a continent-wide ban yesterday on the insecticides believed to be the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious disease affecting millions of bees worldwide and threatening global food supplies.
Read More:Europe Becomes First Continent to Ban a Pesticide
April 30th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
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
April 29th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
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