Sunday, January 15, 2012

Food News

From Erik:

Meat Safety to Go Further Downhill
Because of budget cuts, the USDA is closing five of its fifteen Food Safety and Inspection Service offices. It’s all part of their newspeak titled, “Blueprint for Stronger Service.”

Bittman on the FDA’s Cephalosporin Ban
To recap, the F.D.A. will partially ban a disappearing family of antibiotics that is relatively non-existent in animal agriculture and that the meat industry does not rely upon. Not exactly a bold move. Kind of like protecting less than 1 percent of the acreage in the rainforest or 1 percent of the fish in the sea while allowing producers to devastate the rest, and patting yourself on the back to boot.

Josh Gutier helps students at Pasadena City College
make informed decisions.