USDA examines a world without farm animals

Imagine a world where farmers didn’t raise animals. No cows in the pasture or pigs in their pens. No chickens laying eggs or sheep being sheared. What kind of effect would it have on society? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Virginia Tech set out to answer this question with a recent investigation.

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Foodborne illness ravages Iraqi refuges; charity blamed — Food Safety News In a refugee camp in Iraq, more than 800 people became sick and two may […]

Safety tips for fun fall food

The autumn season is never complete without typical fall fun including trips to apple orchards, cider mills and local farmer’s markets. While purchasing locally-grown and produced fresh fruit, juices, vegetables, and other foods have grown more popular as of late, concerns about the safety of the items have come into question.

According to a recently […]

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The FDA has effectively banned some fancy cheeses like Roquefort – The Week

New FDA restrictions on the levels of harmless bacteria found in imported cheese have effectively banned […]

EU cheese name idea grates US

If some European Union (EU) trade representatives get their way, Americans will have to think of something else to call that popular cheese that comes in those slender tall green containers that is frequently sprinkled onto spaghetti, salads, popcorn and a variety of other foods.

As reported by NPR, as part of trade talks, EU […]

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Cheese-smuggling ring is brought down in Canada – NPR

Charges may soon be filed against the “mozzarella mafia.”

Number of children sickened by suspected outbreak of foodborne vomiting virus […]