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Bayer's ill-gotten factory farming profits

There are potentially lethal strains of bacteria, traced to antibiotics produced by pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, present in pork, beef, and poultry

Food safety watchdog says poultry guidelines don't go far enough

A new set of guidelines proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a welcome development but does not take enough steps to reduce bacteria levels, a consumer advocates' group said.

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The Republicans' pizza problem

Actually it's not the pizza. It's the tomato paste on the pizza. Do the Republicans have a thing about veggies?

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FDA says it's OK to turn bad food into sellable stuff

Turning tainted or even contaminated food into "edible" and profitable stuff is so common in the United States that virtually all producers do it.

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Global effort develops to save sharks

Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., signed legislation Oct. 7 to ban the possession or sale of shark fins in California, which may save countless sharks.

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Colorado cantaloupes: a deadly listeria outbreak

Contaminated cantaloupes have resulted in a listeria outbreak in the U.S., which has poisoned 72 people and taken 16 lives.

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Hershey's chocolate tainted with child exploitation, group charges

The Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign is urging chocolate lovers to choose another brand until Hershey's gets child abuse out of its chocolate.

Arrested for feeding the homeless

As police officers here arrested four people for distributing food to the homeless in an Orlando park, June 8, a crowd chanted, "Food is a right, not a privilege!"

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Anti-union Whole Foods, others sell GMF "health food"

GM foods risk both human health and that of the environment, and there is no law in the U.S. that requires genetically modified organisms to be labeled as such.

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Dangerous bacteria found on meat in Michigan, and nationwide

Meat samples from Detroit-area supermarkets contained antibiotic-resistant Staphlococcus aurea bacteria, scientists at Wayne State University reported this week. But it's not just Michigan.

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