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  • Repackaged Industrial Ground Beef Recalled

    published Jan 12, 2011

    The USDA has ordered a ground beef recall. Ozarks First reports that 226,000 pounds of hamburgers have been recalled by One Great Burger in New Jersey. The company, which mainly sells to institutional... More >>

  • Methyl Iodine Approved as Strawberry Pesticide.

    published Jan 11, 2011

    Your berries might have a little something extra. Slashfood reports that California's approved methyl iodide for use as a pesticide on strawberries. It's not just the bugs who are unhappy about it - t... More >>

  • Germany Faces Contaminated Meat Woes

    published Jan 10, 2011

    The U.S. isn't the only country with food safety issues. The Agence France-Presse reports that contaminated animal feed in Germany has led South Korea to ban Germany pork and Slovakia to ban German po... More >>

  • Tyson Foods Visionary Dies.

    published Jan 07, 2011

    Donald J. Tyson, who turned his father's Arkansas chicken business into one of the largest meat producers in the world, died yesterday. He was 80 years old. The New York Times has his obituary, featur... More >>

  • Food Porn Truck Hits a Bump.

    published Jan 06, 2011

    Remember yesterday's food truck porn story? There's scandal afoot! learned that the food truck in Ron Jeremy's new film, "The Flying Pink Pig" is a real Los Angeles food truck, used without ... More >>

  • Potential Trade War Over Genetically Modified Crops Revealed by WikiLeaks

    published Jan 05, 2011

    A WikiLeaks cable indicates that the U.S. was advised to start a trade war with European Union members who banned genetically modified grains. The Guardian reports that in 2007, France attempted to ba... More >>

  • Eating the Pyramid

    published Jan 04, 2011

    New year, a bazillion new diet industry ads. Ellen Tarlin of Slate's "Clean Plate" column cuts through the fads and begins an attempt to stick to the food pyramid for a week while examining the confli... More >>

  • Organic Ground Beef Recalled

    Organic Ground Beef Recalled

    published Jan 03, 2011

    Organic doesn't mean perfect. 34,000 pounds of organic Nature's Harvest ground beef has been recalled for possible E. coli contamination, according to KTVN in Reno, Nevada. The beef was sold in Califo... More >>

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