Nearly half of U.S. meat is contaminated with "superbugs"--antibiotic-resistant bacteria--according to an Environmental Working Group analysis of recently released government tests. Medical News Today reported the findings.
The "dirtiest" meat is ground turkey, 81 percent of which contained the da ... More >>
Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, and regardless of where you stand on the dietary spectrum, consider curbing your carbon footprint with a meal free of animal by-products. Non-profit organization Environmental Working Group found that eating one less burger per week for a year equates to reducing ... More >>
Campbell's Soup Co. has announced that it soon will stop using the notorious chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, in the linings of its cans, the Environmental Working Group reports. The move comes as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is poised to decide by March 31 whether to ban the chemical's use in ... More >>
Flickr/Dalboz17Apple Jacks ranked as the 8th worst kids cerealAccording to a new study by the Environmental Working Group, some children's cereals contain more sugar than Twinkies and Chips Ahoy! cookies. The worst offender, Kellogg's Honey Smacks, is nearly a whopping 56% sugar by weight. Fo ... More >>
SF Weekly/Joseph Schellscorpions in a saute pan
SF Weekly: San Francisco chefs are getting on the bugs-as-food bandwagon. Literally. Don Bugito food truck to launch soon.
Food52: 8 Homemade Halloween Treats. Martini recipe included.
Food Safety News: Alaska senators want to ban genetically ... More >>
A U.S. Department of Agriculture study of pesticide residue on produce has led a consumer-advocacy group to place apples at the top of their latest Dirty Dozen list, according to a June 12 report in the Wall Street Journal.
In its annual screening, the USDA's testing fou ... More >>
Remember the poisoned apple that Snow White eagerly gobbled down?
In today's world, that apple would not need to be dipped in a cauldron of venom.
It would come from the supermarket.
That's right, according to federal data, nearly 98 percent of apples are contaminated by pesticides, topping ... More >>
Erin Brockovich: Back in actionLooks like Pacific Gas & Electric's up to its usual tricks again out in Hinkley, handing out swimming-pools worth of bottled water, buying up seemingly useless land in the middle of nowhere and causing horses to drop dead where they stand. Who you gonna call? On ... More >>
Again? Really guys?Remember that sassy lawyer chick from the '80s with white-collar cleavage and a good head on her shoulders, to boot?
Neither do we. But we do remember the Julia Roberts version -- and, if we recall correctly, after a heartening montage of interviews with little cancer chil ... More >>
While no city beats Norman, Oklahoma for shockingly high levels of carcinogenic hexavalent chromium in its tap water, both Los Angeles and Riverside have higher levels than California officials would like to see. With .20 and 1.69 parts per billion (ppb), LA and Riverside, respectively, don' ... More >>
Nestle-waters.comNestle bottled waterA few weeks ago, we wrote about two new government reports that raised concerns about the safety of bottled water ("New Reports on Plastic Water Bottles: Question Your (Water) Sources & Just Drink From the Tap"), as well as the environmental impact of the ... More >>