Geiger Counters Unlikely to Detect Radiation in Food, Water

Geiger counters are probably ineffective for consumers in detecting hazardous levels of radiation in food and water at home, scientists, professors and device makers said. Large samples should be tested in laboratory-like settings to obtain results, said Joseph Rotunda, who heads the radiation measurement division at toolmaker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Determining whether food, water […]

Millions of Birds Dead, Killed in Mexico Flu Outbreak

ShareThis Millions of Birds Dead, Killed in Mexico Flu Outbreak –H7N3 virus detected at 34 farms, 199 farms still under evaluation 25 Jul 2012 Some 4.9 million birds have died since the outbreak of bird flu started five weeks ago at farms in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said. All of the birds […]

Bloomberg Strikes Again: NYC Bans Food Donations To The Homeless

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again! Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer. Glenn Richter arrived at a West Side synagogue on Monday to collect surplus bagels — fresh nutritious bagels — to donate to the poor. […]

GMO Wars – Monsanto Suing DuPont to See Who Will Dominate the World’s Food Supply

Natural News | Biotechnology giant Monsanto is suing its largest rivals, DuPont, for what the company says are violations of a licensing agreement.              

Google Brings EU Products Ban to America

Nuegreen – July 13, 2012 It was just four days ago at lunch, I was discussing with a close friend about writing a blog on how Google just flicked a switch and shut down all my vitamin sales. But it wasn’t just us. You can no longer search – Vitamin B12 or any vitamin – […]

Utah Garden Challenge for Suckers

By Cassandra AndersonJuly 5, 2012 The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is promoting the Utah Garden Challenge in order to collect information about independent food production for the USDA.  The Utah Garden Challenge is a voluntary contest to register 10,000 gardens.  The data mining project has a broad interest in any “resource” who is […]

US Senate blocks bid to restore $4.5 billion for food aid

ShareThis US Senate blocks bid to restore $ 4.5 billion for food aid 20 Jun 2012 The US Senate has overwhelmingly rejected a bid to preserve some $ 4.5 billion in food stamps funding, as part of the massive farm bill. The request to keep that spending in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or […]

FDA denies a petition that sought to ban BPA from food packaging

The Food and Drug Administration said that after performing extensive research on the chemical Bisphenol A, the agency is denying a 2008 petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council to ban BPA from food packaging. BPA, which has generated controversy about its impact on health, is used in the production of plastics and resins and […]

Fungus threat escalates for food, wildlife: scientists

ShareThis Fungus threat escalates for food, wildlife: scientists –Human intervention – through trade, transport, and global warming – is accelerating its spread, the study said. 12 Apr 2012 Species of fungus, driven by trade, travel and climate change, pose a mounting threat to food supplies and biodiversity, scientists said on Wednesday. Widely unknown to the […]

Confirmed: Oil From Deepwater Horizon Disaster Entered Food Chain

Homeland Security Newswire | new study confirms that it was still entering the food web after the well was capped