‘All foods contain pesticides, and 99.99% are natural’: 8 critical facts about chemicals that help us grow food

‘All foods contain pesticides, and 99.99% are natural’: 8 critical facts about chemicals that help us grow food

In the United States, we live in an affluent culture whose standard of living is high compared to other nations ...
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Podcast: GM salmon coming soon? Food ingredients you can’t pronounce are safe; Monsanto patent lawsuit myths

Monsanto never sued farmers because their fields were accidentally contaminated with the company's GM seed. AquaBounty's genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon ...
Social media misled you about pesticides. A farmer explains what they are and how they protect our food

Social media misled you about pesticides. A farmer explains what they are and how they protect our food

It seems that too many people don’t realize that herbicides are considered a type of pesticide. All herbicides are pesticides, ...
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Thank bugs for red velvet cake? How Cochineal insects became a sustainable source of food dye

A surprising amount of the food we consume contains various compounds to add color. Marshmallows look white, but they contain ...
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Why are food allergies on the rise, and what can we do about it?

More of the population has food allergies than ever before – and around the world, they are sending more and ...
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Wealthy countries fear GM crops, while developing nations say they will ‘mostly help,’ poll shows

Up to 60 percent of people worldwide are worried the food they eat will harm them in the next two ...
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Regulate all chemicals in food? Two experts say that’s an ‘absurd (and impossible) exercise’

A recent CNN article about the FDA oversight of chemicals in foods is puzzling.  Author Sandee LaMotte regurgitates a ludicrous demand by ...
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Fraud investigation reveals 3-continent-wide organic fruit trading ‘scam’

In January 2017, Chilean customs inspectors acted on a tip from a whistleblower: The country's prized crop of raspberries was ...
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How do we know GM crops don’t harm people with food allergies?

Genetically modified crops can offer a range of environmental and health benefits, such as reduced usage of chemical pesticides, improved ...
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Should you worry about pesticides in fruits and vegetables? 96.8% of domestic food below legal residue limits, FDA reports

The vast majority of foods sampled for pesticides in the 2018 fiscal year contained residues within EPA tolerances, the Food ...
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Viewpoint: GMO vs non-GMO foods? There’s no difference to your body or health

What exactly happens when you eat a GMO? ...
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Do fast food takeout wrappers and containers harbor harmful chemicals?

The containers that hold your takeout dinner may harbor an invisible threat: fluorinated compounds that persist in our bodies long ...
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Viewpoint: All milk is ‘non-GMO,’ and 4 other facts you should know before you go grocery shopping

Just as you don’t want food with empty calories, avoid food with empty label claims such as “____-free”, “natural”, “farm-raised” ...
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Novel DNA analysis technique helps spot mislabeled foods, inaccurate ingredient lists

Estonian scientists are developing a DNA-based method of analysis that enables them to identify food components and specify the origin ...
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Viewpoint: As COVID-19 boosts public trust in science, media promote myths about cancer and food

Thanks to COVID-19, the public has gotten a lot more skeptical about claims that chemicals, food, and medicine are corporate ...
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Cumulative pesticide exposure poses little risk to consumers, EU food safety officials find

Risks to consumers from the presence of pesticide residues in food are currently estimated substance by substance. However, a number ...
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Chipotle fined record-setting $25 million for allegedly sickening 1,100 customers with norovirus

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will pay a $25 million criminal fine to resolve allegations by federal prosecutors that its food ...
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Viewpoint: How consumer fear and misguided regulation limit the progress of crop biotechnology

There is a profound disconnect between the modern science of crop improvement and the farmer ...
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Washing your food with soap won’t kill coronavirus—but it could make you very sick

The debate around giving your fruits and veggies a bubble bath blew up [in late March] following a viral video ...
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95.5% of Europe’s produce below legal pesticide limits, posing little risk to consumers, food safety officials say

EFSA has published its annual report on pesticide residues found in food in the European Union. The report is based ...
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Viewpoint: Can pesticides on produce harm you? Not even if you ate 3,624 strawberries in one day

I am a registered dietitian who believes that any form of fruits and vegetables are healthy – organic or conventional ...
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FDA halts food manufacturing facility inspections to slow coronavirus spread

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to “flatten the curve,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is halting ...
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Why it’s safe to order food and go grocery shopping during the coronavirus outbreak

President Donald Trump and governors of various states have suggested Americans should avoid restaurants due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead ...
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Coronavirus and food safety: Why there’s no need to panic

Every day seems to bring dire news about coronavirus COVID-19. As this virus spreads, how concerned should we be for ...
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51% of Americans say GMO-derived food is unhealthy, 59% know very little about it, Pew survey shows

Americans have mixed views about genetically modified foods (GMOs) and their implications for society. About half of U.S. adults (51%) ...
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Podcast: How editing bacteria with CRISPR could make food more nutritious

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou is the Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at North ...
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