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In US, only half are aware of food waste as a problem

August 18, 2016

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By Megan Scudellari An appalling amount of perfectly edible food goes straight from our kitchens into the trash. Retailers and restaurants are often blamed for excessive food waste, yet according to the US Department of Agriculture, consumers are primarily responsible: In 2010, consumers threw away two-thirds of the 133 billion pounds of uneaten food that […]

Yes, we may have NO MORE bananas

August 18, 2016

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By Matt Dunn Devastating plant fungus may eradicate bananas within five years. If you love bananas, better buy all the bunches you can because the sweet yellow fruit you know and love might be extinct within the next five to 10 years. According to plant pathologist Ioannis Stergiopoulos, a fast-advancing disease compound, known as the […]

Panera axing artificial ingredients, extra sweeteners from kids menu

August 16, 2016

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Panera Bread is continuing to demystify its menu by removing artificial ingredients and added sweeteners from its kids menu next month. The chain, which operates more than 2,000 locations, also announced a “Kids Meal Promise” saying that it won’t encourage children to drink soda, eat french fries or use toys to push its meals. Panera’s […]

What’s REALLY Inside McDonald’s French Fries?

August 15, 2016

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by CRISTINA GOYANES French fries replaced potato chips on the McDonald’s menu back in 1949, nine years after the first-ever Micky D’s opened its doors for business in California. Photo Credit Smneedham/Photolibrary/Getty Images Overview Of course, you want fries with that. Does the server behind the register even need to ask? Let’s face it, no […]

Rabbit Creek products Recalled Nationwide

August 15, 2016

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Rabbit Creek Products of Louisburg, KS is recalling certain flavors of Bread mixes, Muffin mixes and Brownie mixes under the Rabbit Creek Products and other Private label brand names due to the potential presence of Escherichia coli O121 (E. coli O121). The recalled dry mixes were distributed nationwide in retail stores and online sales December […]

60,350 Pounds of Ground beef Recalled

August 11, 2016

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Sam Kane Beef Processors, LLC, Corpus Christi, Texas, is recalling approximately 60,350 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ground beef packages were produced on July 26, 2016. The following products are subject to […]

WA company linked to Listeria illnesses gets a warning letter

August 8, 2016

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by Ben Chapman Like my RSS feed notification for MMWR, FDA’s warning letter email alerts get me all excited about the potential treasures within. Like bearded dragons. And Whole Foods condensate issues. Most telling are the letters that come after an outbreak investigation and that state almost 18% of environmental samples tested positive for Listeria monocytigenes […]