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Food Policy

Dicamba-Proof Soybeans?

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 22, 2019

The United States produces a lot of soybeans – so many, in fact, that we’re producing more these days than ever before. In 2018, the country produced more than four and a half billion soybeans: that’s more than 272 billion… read more

Produce Food Safety Rule

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 22, 2019

The Food Safety Modernization Act passed into federal law more than 7 years ago. It was a top-to-bottom rework of our food safety system. The overarching notion: shift the way that food safety works in the US from reaction to… read more

Minnesota, Online Restaurant Inspections. Please! Thank you!

Food Policy,Food Safety | March 17, 2019

Here’s a trivia question for you: what is the one state in the United States that doesn’t make their restaurant inspection results available online? As the clickbait cliche goes, the answer may surprise you. It isn’t Wyoming. It isn’t Hawaii…. read more

Big Beef Wants to Stop Cell-cultured Meat

E. coli,Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog,Science | March 10, 2019

The National Cattleman’s Beef Association has released their list of priorities for 2019. According to a press release, they’re focusing on their efforts on a top priority that may be familiar to regular readers of this blog: stopping cell cultured… read more

Let’s Catch Up on Ketchup

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 5, 2019

Another day, another good bit of writing from Deborah Blum, dedicated chronicler of preservatives and poisons. We’ve written about the author of The Poison Squad here at Make Food Safe before, an excellent recent book by Blum that covers the… read more

What is the Deal with Pink Slime?

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 5, 2019

Do you remember pink slime? The United States Department of Agriculture remembers. They’ve been pouring over literature on the stuff for six months in 2018. There were consumer reviews, panels of experts, and tours of the plant where the product… read more

Should You Go Nuts? Absolutely! Nuts are Good For You

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog,Science | March 4, 2019

As I sit here at my desk awaiting what is sure to be a plethora of parents for parent teacher conferences, I munch on my favorite nuts: pistachios. Being a type 2 diabetic, I’m vigilant about what I eat. (Did… read more

Agricultural Practices Defend Against Ecoli with 8 Simple Principles

E. coli,Food Policy,Food Safety | March 2, 2019

There have been plenty of examples of mass produce recalls in the past few years.  There have been some historic record-breaking outbreaks and trends.  Eggs, beef, romaine, romaine, romaine…  You get the jist of it. But how do we prevent… read more

Scrape Off the Mold or Toss the Jar?

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 1, 2019

Theresa May is fully jam-packed right now, with some consequential decisions in line covering Brexit and all that, but when it comes to the actual jam – the kind that is made from fruits – she knows exactly what to… read more

The Real Happy Meal: Your Brain on Fatty Acids

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | February 28, 2019

Ignore the golden arches and value menus and focus closer to home. Take yourself through your front door, up the stairs, and onto your couch, then look even closer than that. It’s not your Netflix account or your phone that’ll… read more