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  1. Tuna Source of 20-State Salmonella Outbreak

    April 16, 2012 -- Tainted tuna appears to be the source of a 20-state salmonella outbreak, according to the CDC and FDA. Nearly 30 tons of tuna have been recalled by Moon Marine USA Corp., also known as MMI, of Cupertino, Calif. The frozen product is made up of raw tuna "backmeat" scraped from the b

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  2. FDA Plans to Cut Antibiotics in Food Animals

    April 11, 2012 -- The FDA today said it's giving the food industry three years to voluntarily stop using antibiotics to make food animals grow faster. Such "production use" of antibiotics is widespread. It's a major reason why 80% of antibiotics go to animals. But the practice is fast creating new s

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  3. How I Got My Mom to Love Okra

    When Liz Williams was little, there was one vegetable her otherwise produce-loving mother couldn’t stand: okra. "She called it slimy and disgusting," Williams says. "So I just assumed she was right." But her Louisiana-born father loved the veggie. For a family picnic outing, he brought along a jar o

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  4. FDA Won't Ban BPA -- Yet

    March 30, 2012 -- The FDA today said it will not ban BPA -- not yet, and maybe not ever. Forcing today's FDA statement was a lawsuit by the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). That lawsuit demanded that the FDA rule on the NRDC's 2008 petition asking the FDA to ban BPA. To

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  5. ‘Pink Slime’ Maker Cuts Down Production

    March 27, 2012 -- A maker of “lean, finely textured beef” -- also called “pink slime” by opponents -- says it is scaling back production of the beef product. Beef Products Inc. said Monday that it will suspend production of the ground beef filler in three of its four plants, according to news report

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  6. Popcorn Packed With Antioxidants

    March 25, 2012 -- Popcorn, already known to be a good source of fiber, has higher levels of healthy antioxidants than some fruits and vegetables, according to new research. "Based on fiber, whole grains, and antioxidant levels, popcorn is the king of snack foods," says Joe Vinson, PhD, professor of

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  7. Imported Foods Causing More Disease

    March 14, 2012 -- Foodborne disease from imported foods is on the rise, with more foods from more countries causing more outbreaks, the CDC says. The most common culprits are fish and spices, particularly peppers, the CDC's Hannah Gould, PhD, said in a report to this week's International Conference

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  8. Can Less Red Meat Add Up to a Longer Life?

    March 12, 2012 -- People who eat less red meat may live longer than people who regularly eat burgers, steaks, and processed foods like bacon, hot dogs, and sausage, a new study shows. For the study, Harvard researchers delved into the diets of more than 120,000 men and women who are taking part in t

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  9. Dietitians' Top 10 Diet Tips

    Dietitians from all over the country share some favorite diet tips that they use in their own lives.

  10. Rx for Vegetarians: Check Meds for Animal Products

    Feb. 28, 2012 -- Many vegetarians and vegans strictly avoid animal products because of dietary, medical, cultural, ethical, or religious convictions. But what they don’t know about their medications may run counter to these beliefs. Many medications use gelatin as part of the manufacturing process.

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