Monday November 02nd 2015, 9:00 AMA USA TODAY Network investigation reveals that hundreds of lab mistakes, safety violations and near-miss incidents have occurred in biological laboratories coast to coast in recent years, putting scientists, their colleagues and sometimes even the public at risk. [News Source]
Inside America’s secretive biolabs.
Flies, worms and crickets crawl onto EU policymakers’ menu.
Friday October 09th 2015, 10:00 AMHouseflies, crickets and silkworms can be safe, nutritious and more environmentally friendly alternatives to chicken, beef or pork, research carried out for the European Commission finds. [News Source]
Why Tom Steyer’s latest fight against climate change involves raising his own cattle.
Friday October 02nd 2015, 10:00 AMAt his 1,800-acre cattle ranch near Half Moon Bay, Tom Steyer is plotting to upend agribusiness with the same precision – and even some of the same tools – that served him well in the hedge fund business. [News Source]
US health regulator says lead in Maggi within acceptable levels.
Thursday August 13th 2015, 10:00 AMAs a ban continues in India on Nestle's Maggi noodles, the US health regulator USFDA has said its tests have found the lead level in the popular instant food within acceptable levels for US consumers. [News Source]
DuPont and the chemistry of deception.
Wednesday August 12th 2015, 10:00 AMFor years while working for Dupont, Ken Wamsley measured levels of a chemical called C8 in various products. At the time, he wasn't particularly concerned about the stuff. Now he is suffering., For years while working for Dupont, Ken Wamsley measured levels of a chemical called C8 in various products. At the time, he wasn't particularly concerned about the stuff. Now he is suffering. (Part 1 of 3). [News Source]
Two more diseased deer found in Medina County.
Friday August 07th 2015, 10:00 AMTwo more deer have tested positive at the same Medina County ranch where chronic wasting disease was detected in a single deer earlier this year. [News Source]
12 surprising ways to use the cow, without eating a bite.
Thursday July 23rd 2015, 10:00 AMHeard of the whole hog? How about the whole cow? Using beef production byproducts could turn an environmentally unsound industry into a more sustainable economic source. [News Source]
100,000 tons of smuggled meat, some from 1970s, seized across China.
Wednesday June 24th 2015, 10:00 AMThe chicken wings, beef and pork uncovered in a customs operation in 14 provinces and regions were valued at up to $483 million, and 20 people have been arrested, according to Xinhua, the state news agency. [News Source]
Food fights block EU–US trade deal.
Wednesday June 10th 2015, 10:00 AMFood safety is a major stumbling block in EU-US talks aimed at creating the world's biggest free trade zone. [News Source]
The financial case against Australia’s largest coal mine.
Friday May 15th 2015, 10:00 AMThe case against building Australia’s largest coal mine has focused on the threats of runaway climate change and ruin of the Great Barrier Reef. But finances may yet prove the key. [News Source]