Pesticides were found at detectable levels in dozens of fruit leather strips and dried fruit samples, according to new EWG testing. These two fruit treats are among the most popular kids' snacks. The tests were conducted by an independent laboratory on 37 samples of organic and conventional fruit leather from 10 well-known brands.
It’s a wonderful time of year. My garden is in full production. I grew up on apple ranches in Central Washington. We always has a big garden. Nothing beats corn, green beans, and strawberries straight from the garden. As usual, my raised bed garden is a great producer.
Strawberries, spinach, and leafy greens are again the top offenders on the Dirty Dozen list developed by the Environmental Working Group or EWG. The EWG analyzes data on pesticide-contaminated fresh fruits and vegetables, based on the latest tests by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. Pesticide...
The news that baby formula is in short supply is really confusing, especially when conspiracy theories are running rampant. It also makes one wonder why so few baby formula companies are in control of the market. And, what did babies drink who weren’t breastfed before formula companies took over baby feeding?
If you’re like me, you’ve done more cooking during the pandemic than in any recent time period. In fact, for the first time, I got tired of cooking. This list of 19 cookbooks from the Food Tank brightened my day. The cookbooks are full of bright flavors, personal stories, and rich traditional knowledge.
In the Seattle area, we’ve had record rains Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. That follows the last three months where only about 0.13 inches of rain fell. I went out Sunday when the fain stopped and checked my garden. I picked the last cucumbers and saw that a few zucchini are still growing.
USDA takes a step to reduce Salmonella infections in poultry, but more is needed, consumer group says
A new “key performance indicator” aimed at reducing Salmonella infections in poultry is being introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Consumer advocates have criticized federal meat and poultry inspection rules, saying they’re weak.
When I was weeding a bed I weeded this spring, I thought it’s time to get some mulch to keep the weeds down. Then, I won’t have to do as much weeding. I’m allergic to the typical beauty bark from fir trees and other evergreen trees. I’ve used deciduous mulch before, so I tried to find some.
As the result of an Environmental Protection Agency ban on chlorpyrifos on food, it will be illegal for any traces of it to be present on produce or food. Even in small amounts, exposure to chlorpyrifos during pregnancy and early life harms the developing brain.
What can we as consumers do about the future of food and agriculture systems? There’s no one answer, no one starting point, and certainly no one silver-bullet solution, said Danielle Nierenberg, president of Food Tank, a think tank on food.