USDA releases estimates of annual foodborne pathogen costs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Economic Research Service has released spreadsheets for 15 different major pathogens in the U.S. that together are responsible for more than 95% of the illnesses and deaths from foodborne illness. According to an article from Food Safety News, for each pathogen the data “provide a range of potential costs, […]

Beauty is in the eye of the USDA

Magazines have been known to Photoshop individuals nearly beyond recognition in order to achieve a sense of perfection and beauty. The images in the magazines and print ads depict a person in their peak physical shape with not a blemish in sight. This is a uniquely human trait—or is it?

Fruit and vegetables can be […]