In Illinois, the number of families in need of food assistance has jumped nearly 13 percent, creating not just a political or economic issue, but a moral one.
Food safety advocates hailed the Senate move as the most sweeping reform of food safety in decades prompted by an alarming rise in the numbers of people who die or suffer illness from contaminated food.
Chemists had been looking for the likely origin of certain chemicals that appear as contaminants in human blood. Apparently, they're from food packaging.
In Arizona, Republican candidate Jesse Kelley, for the U.S. House in the 8th District, has come out strongly in favor of salmonella outbreaks. He, like many Republicans denying the obvious need for better enforcement of health and food safety regulations, almost incredibly, espoused what amounts to "E-Coli conservatism" at a campaign rally hosted by the Pima County Tea Party Patriots.
WASHINGTON---The recall of half a billion eggs blamed in a nationwide salmonella outbreak has pushed to the top of the Senate agenda enactment of a long-stalled bill to strengthen federal food safety enforcement.
It doesn't take neuroscience to figure out that eating too much junk food is probably not good for you. Or does it?
Stop. Before you eat that honey mustard onion pretzel, did you know it could make you sick?
CHICAGO - Dozens of people rallied here at Federal Plaza today demanding that Congress act immediately to address the worst job crisis since the Great Depression.
Black, brown and white unity has always been an important component in the struggle for African American equality.
With high unemployment appearing to be a permanent part of the economic picture, the long-term poor are turning to increasingly desperate measures to survive.