The adverse effects of bisphenol-A on human health had move the FDA to make a decision on banning the use of the endocrine-disrupting chemical which is now found in almost all plastics, food packaging, water bottles, etc. A research found BPA in the urine of 93% of Americans, as eating canned soup increases urinary bisphenol-A levels by 1,200%. The FDA has finally announced its decision not to ban BPA as there isn't
For the past six years, the population of bees have declined steadily by an average of 30% per year. This disturbing trend spells doom to not just beekeepers, but agriculture as a whole; which has led to a petition by beekeepers and four environmental groups for the EPA to withdraw clothiandin from the market as the neonicotinoid have been found to kill bees. In 2007, Bayer, manufacturers of clothiandin submitted its
Public outrage over the ammonia-tainted ground beef dubbed "pink slime" has prompted Beef Products Inc to try in redeeming the image of their battered product by arranging a surreal press conference attended by three state governors and Elizabeth Hagen, head of food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The governors of Iowa, Texas and Kansas where BPI plants are located spoke on the media's "smear campaign"
As the government continues in its efforts at cutting cost, it might seem appropriate to stop financing the Microbiological Data Program (MDP), responsible for testing fresh produce for pathogens. With trade associations like the United Food Produce Association calling on the USDA to stop the MDP, pointing to the millions of dollars spent in produce recalls. The MDP which runs on a tight budget of 5 million dollars h
A team led by Professor Mark Post at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands have used small amounts of meat stem cells to create thin stripes of muscle tissue about an inch long, half an inch wide, as thin as a credit card and pinkish yellow in color. Presenting it at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Post said in vitro meat will increase meat production efficiency by about