How Transparent is Your Turkey?

When you’re standing in the aisle of the supermarket, trying to decide between this and that brand of fried onions for your famous green bean casserole for the Thanksgiving feast, wouldn’t you like to know—without a lot of bother--all that the government knows about it? Such as whether that brand has been subject to recalls because of bacterial infections, or whether the claims the company makes on the label are trustworthy? ...more

Have you seen Food, Inc?  I'm not buying a supermarket turkey this year... our ...more

Celebrating Our 16th Anniversary of Protecting America’s Food Supply

Safe Tables Our Priority is celebrating our 16th anniversary this holiday season. We have accomplished so much in the past year, and we’re even more excited about what we plan to accomplish in the future.  Here is a sampling of what we’ve been doing this year and projects that we’ve started:...more

I Met the Pioneer Woman and Blogged About It!

 Today I went to meet my blogging Mentor. Her name is Ree Drummond, and to those of us who follow her blog online, she is The Pioneer Woman, or PW, or P-dub....more

Top 10 Thanksgiving Musts

No offense to Honeybeast who wants to ban pumpkin pie, candied yams, cranberry sauce, and turkey from Thanksgiving in favor of short bread and Peking duck, but some dishes and some experiences are a must at my Thanksgiving. ...more

Make your town's Thanksgiving celebrations eco-ethical

Think local. That's what you often hear when you try to adopt a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. And it's true. Shop at your farmer's market, support local farming, buy from your neighborhood artisans, and you will help take a step toward changing the business-as-usual, made-as-cheaply-as-possible, un-eco and inhumane aspects of capitalist-lifestyle-as-is today. But making a lifestyle change isn't all that easy -- especially on the quick. ...more

Weekly Round Up

We’ve been very busy over at S.T.O.P. due to the Food Safety Modernization Act that just passed through the Senate HELP Committee this week. A lot of the stories and information for this week’s round-up pertain to the bill and people supporting it....more

How to Travel Without Really Traveling

I've got the travel bug again and that shouldn't be new to anyone who knows me. I seem to get the itch a few months after my last big trip has ended....more

Thansgiving bonus--a dressing recipe--the best ever!

Thanksgiving bonus–best dressing recipe…ever Okay folks, this is a public service anouncement. It will make your Thanksgiving dinner. ...more

S.T.O.P.--An Organization Supporting Victims Suffering From Long-term Consequences of Foodborne Illness

Recent reports have highlighted what S.T.O.P. has known for a long time: that the long-term consequences of foodborne illness are under-reported, under-diagnosed and not given nearly enough public health attention.  The negative impact of this lack of attention comes in two forms.  First, proper attention and medical care is not given to people who suffer from long-term consequences, such as Guillain Barre Syndrome (paralysis), Reactive Arthritis, Irri...more

Good Eats: Restoring my faith in French cuisine

  After an intentionally long respite with French food, my gastronimcal faith was restored Friday evening after one of the best meals I've had in Paris....more