Australian Salmonella outbreak attributed to alfalfa sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts have been narrowed down as the source of a Salmonella Havana outbreak in Australia that has sickened more than 20 people.

Of those 20 people, seven in the state of South Australia have been hospitalized. The implicated sprouts have been identified as having come from a farm in Adelaide and have been recalled. […]

Could oats hold the answer the Corn Belt is looking for?

Before corn and soybeans almost completely covered Iowa’s landscape, most Corn Belt farmers also grew oats or alfalfa. As pressure to produce the most profitable crops grew each year, however, many farmers decided to forgo oats and alfalfa and ended up sticking with a strictly corn and soybean rotation year after year.

While this has […]

Should sprouts come with a warning label?

While some consider them a health food, many others see sprouts as a food safety nightmare. They have a longstanding concern of being contaminated with pathogens and when eaten raw, can cause serious health consequences.

The dangers of raw sprouts were made apparent once again last week as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and […]