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Organic Does Not Mean Healthy: Organic Brown Rice Syrup has Arsenic and is Widely Used as a Sweetener

Consumers are attracted to organic products because they are perceived to be healthier than conventional food sources. To borrow a phrase from Porgy & Bess (as I have done in the past), it ain't necessarily so. [See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP5O_NUhrK0 .] Organic brown rice syrup has...

Genetically Modified Food Can Feed The Planet

By William A. Ruskin The publication of " Diet for a Small Planet " in 1971 by Francis Moore Lappé was a conscious-raising event for many Americans. The book makes the case that grain-fed meat production is wasteful and a contributor to global food scarcity. The author argues that...

USDA: Environmental Assessment of Produce Safety Rule, Organic Substances, and Salmonella in Poultry and Spices

USDA Assisting FDA with Environmental Assessment for Produce Safety Rule USDA has been working with FDA to conduct an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects of the proposed produce safety rule. FDA had announced its plans to conduct an EIS after acknowledging...