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Corporate Influence over Food Regulations? Reader question answered.

11/30/2011

We received the following question from Kat:

"Many of the experts’ responses indicate that the responsibility for monitoring food safety and standards, including the effects of GM food and pesticides on human health and living conditions for animals, rests with government agencies such as the EPA, the FDA, and the USDA. Given the frequency of corporate executives in government positions, especially in the food and agriculture industries, how heavily are food policies and legislature influenced by corporate interests? To what extent is there a conflict of interest and how can we be sure that food policies and legislation are in the best interest of the consumer rather than the corporation?"

To answer the question, we engaged two experts - one with a focus on public policy and another with experience serving in Washington. Here are their responses: 

Turkey Time! Tips for a safe and sane feast

11/22/2011

The time to give thanks for all we have is here… as is the stress of preparing a meal with big expectations! Let’s hope we can all get through it without starting the turkey on fire or sending our guests away with food poisoning!

Consumer Question - More Food Contamination Issues?

11/15/2011

 

Best Food Facts recently received a question from Marie asking, “It seems there were more food contamination issues in the past few years than usual. Is the problem growing?”

We’ve seen it in the news, too – Listeria outbreaks in cantaloupeSalmonella in chicken livers and E. coli in ground beef, to name a few. To answer Marie’s question, we contacted Dr. Julie Albrecht, from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, for some insight on foodborne illness.

Study: Bt protein in your blood. Consumer beware?

11/2/2011

We recently received an inquiry regarding a report from the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec. The report claimed to have detected the presence of the Bt protein Cry1Ab in the blood of humans. The report, which was highlighted in an article from The Organic Report is available here*.

Doctors Orders: Drink Milk to Help With Lactose Intolerance

9/7/2011

Dr. Dennis Savaiano discusses foods to help with lactose intolerance.

GMOs - What to Know

8/30/2011

An index of posts, a table of contents, listing the posts for the Best Food Facts GMO series.

Fructose vs. Sucrose - What's the Difference?

8/23/2011

Dr. Nancy Keim discusses the difference between fructose and sucrose.

Consumer Question - Is It OK to Use Leftover Onions?

8/16/2011

Blog post from Dr. Ruth MacDonald about using leftover vegetables and onions.

Do GMOs Have Side Effects on Unborn Children or Pregnant Women?

8/15/2011

When new research says, “93 percent of pregnant women and 80 percent of their umbilical cord blood samples contained a pesticide implanted in GMO corn,” it’s no wonder there’s concern - especially from moms. An expert reacts.

What Effect do GMOs have on Human Health?

8/8/2011

Experts discuss GM foods and your health.

Salmonella? Ground Turkey? Food Safety Info from Our Experts

8/8/2011

Experts talk about salmonella and the ground turkey recall.

Part Two: Eggs – Organic, Cage-Free, Free-Range… What’s The Difference?

7/28/2011

Dr. Darrin Karcher and Dr. Scott Beyer discuss behaviors of egg laying hens as well as current production practices. This is the second in a three-week series.

Sprouts and Eggs - Varying Reactions to Outbreaks in Food

6/29/2011

Comparison of reactions to the 2011 Germany E. coli outbreak in sprouts and the 2010 U.S. Salmonella outbreak in eggs.

Getting Down and Dirty with Pesticide Residues and the Dirty Dozen

6/22/2011

Expert information about the Dirty Dozen list from the Environmental Working Group that lists pesticide residues in fruits and veggies.

Sweet Misconceptions: What’s the Truth about High Fructose Corn Syrup and "Normal Sugar"?

6/20/2011

Leading expert, Dr. John White, wades through fact and fiction on the subjects of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sugar.

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