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Whole Milk Ethics

Here’s a take-no-prisoners piece on the whole-milk debate, by Deborah Blum, writing for Slate: The Raw-Milk Deal. Today, just about 0.5 percent of all the milk consumed in this country is unpasteurized. Yet from 1998 to 2008, the U.S. Centers … Continue reading

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Food Dyes & Risk

The Centre for Science in the Public Interest has just released a report on the dangers of food dyes. Here’s the press release CSPI Says Food Dyes Pose Rainbow of Risks (and here’s a direct link to the PDF version … Continue reading

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FDA: Limit Antibiotics in Animals

From the NY Times: Antibiotics in Animals Need Limits, F.D.A. Says The F.D.A. released a policy document stating that agricultural uses of antibiotics should be limited to assuring animal health, and that veterinarians should be involved in the drugs’ uses. … Continue reading

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Organic Culture

Over at his blog Authenticity Hoax, my pal Andrew Potter has some interesting comments about the multiple supposed-reasons for organic agriculture: Why is organic so important? Ask its adherents, and you’ll get anyone of half a dozen or so answers: … Continue reading

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Restaurant Safety & Alienation

From the Associated Press: Researcher finds lax food safety in restaurants A review of restaurant food safety practices found that a typical kitchen worker cross-contaminates food with potentially dangerous pathogens about once per hour. Among the risky behaviors cited were … Continue reading

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