Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that could significantly alter food safety in the United States. Right now, the FDA only steps in when a recall is underway. Under the new law, the agency would be allowed to inspect any farm and try to prevent the kind of salmonella outbreaks that made the headlines last summer.
Benjamin England worked at the FDA for 17 years and founded FDAImports.com. He believes this legislation could lead to dramatic change, but only if the government can find the funding to back up the FDA's expanded role.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Los Angeles County is moving to hold its many food trucks and carts to the same health department rules as restaurants. Ross Resnick, the founder of roaminghunger.com talks about food truck culture and what this might mean to LA vendors. Listeners, do you want to know what the health department thinks of the city's foodtrucks, or would you rather just enjoy that hot dog in ignorant bliss?
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Some 80,000 chemicals are on the market and immediately available to Americans; many of these chemicals are manufactured for use in our daily lives, including as food additives. According to a recent report released by President Obama's Cancer Panel, we should at least be "concerned" about the issue of carcinogens in the environment we live in. But what exactly should we worry about, and how can we reduce our exposure?