Canned Food Safety

photo credit to: balayoga.comHome canning preserves fruits, vegetables and meat into glass jars. It may be a safe and economical way to preserve food for home consumption. Oftentimes, home canned foods bring forth a sense of pride for its makers. They are given as gifts to family and friends as well as a start to a small business....more

They're Banned in Europe, So Why Are We Still Eating Them?

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What We Can Learn from the European Horse Meat Scandal

It's not just horse meat. It's not just Europe....more

What's Arsenic Doing in My Rice, and What Can I Do About It?

There is arsenic in my rice. Not just any arsenic, the inorganic trivalent form that is known to be carcinogenic. And I seem to be eating a lot of it: Rice comes to me not only in my Chinese take-out and my sushi rolls, but in breakfast cereals, crackers, and the baby foods I used to offer so liberally to my children. Now that we've gone gluten free, we've started to rely on rice flour in our baking as a substitute for wheat. ...more
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Won’t Rot, Won’t Spoil, Won’t Expire.

This is not about Twinkies. Their preservative-packed lifespan is the stuff of legend, but they don’t make the cut. It’s not about the fruitcake from last Christmas, or leftovers that wear out their welcome long before the mold grows.This is a list of foods that never go bad. These are the foods that that have been unearthed, still edible, from the dusty depths of King Tut’s tomb, a fallen Viking’s knapsack, and an Oklahoma supermarket nobody has shopped at since the 1950′s....more
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Tainted Chicken Link to UTI Adds to Need for Better Oversight

As if we needed another reason to improve poultry safety oversight. According to a study published Wednesday, contaminated chicken is a likely cause of urinary tract infections (UTIs). After researchers showed in 2010 that the most common cause of infections – E. coli– could originate in food, scientists in Canada tested meat products for a potential link.From the Los Angeles Times:...more

Readers Ask, I Answer: Dating Eggs

Question: “I know that using fresher eggs are better, but how can I really tell how old my eggs are when I get them?” -Anne M  Boulder, CO...more

PANdemonium! - Is Your Cookware Safe?

We always hear that cooking a good meal at home is a great way to stay healthy.  I must say that I completely agree.  However, just physically being in your kitchen while you are cooking does not make your meal healthy.  Sometimes even your pan can play a role in making your meal unsafe to eat....more

Good Food Now: Join the Big Fight for Better Eats

Of course, when you focus on tackling those bigger problems -- childhood obesity, say -- they can seem so vast that you get discouraged from ever getting involved in finding solutions. Still, changing what you eat in your own home is a relatively simple task that clearly has much bigger environmental and health consequences. If you've made personal changes -- whether it's to eat more fresh veggies, to seek out more local produce, or to opt for organic products whenever possible -- you're already part of the solution. ...more

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