Just like snopes, our experts sort truth from fiction on all things food.
True? Or Not? "We will experience a bacon shortage in 2013."
When the National Pig Association of the United Kingdom sent out a press release warning of a worldwide pork and bacon shortages in an effort to prepare consumers in the UK for higher pork prices, the story spread quickly on social media in the U.S. prompting dramatic media reports of an impending bacon shortage.
True? Or Not? "Food from organic and free-range farm animals is safer than animals raised in modern confinement buildings."
The popularity of organic and other niche-market products has increased in recent years primarily boosted by consumer perceptions that they are healthier and of higher quality. There is limited scientific data to support or refute the safety of such products.
Studies have found that pathogen prevalence is actually higher in niche market/ free range antibiotic-free farm animal production systems compared to conventional confinement operations.
For example, a nationwide survey showed that