Food Policy & Safety Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

A Guide to the Annual Food Safety Summit and Expo
The Food Safety Summit and Expo offers U.S. food industry professionals an opportunity to gain insight on the most up to date food safety information.

Global Extent of Environmental Democracy
Learn about the legal protection of environmental democracy, an essential underpinning to the success of true cost accounting schemes.

The Reality and Reform of Institutional Food Procurement
Here's our review of a recent report - Instituting Change: An Overview of Institutional Food Procurement and Recommendations for Improvement.

Exposure to Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Results in Huge Cost for EU
A series of studies estimated the cost of the disease burden from hormone-disrupting chemicals, which contribute to adverse health effects.

Jensen Brothers Found Guilty in Listeria Outbreak Case
Years after the 2011 deadly Listeria outbreak, the Jensen brothers remained in the news over the duration of their criminal trial. Here's what happened.

New Proposed Rule to Prevent Intentional Food Contamination
The FDA has proposed another rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act geared toward preventing intentional contamination of our food supply.

Microbial Contaminants in Common Household Spices
Learn how the FDA has uncovered a significant risk of foodborne illness outbreaks due to gaps in mitigation and control procedures in the spice industry

How the CDC Investigates Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
Foodborne illness outbreaks are declared after appropriate investigations have been performed by the CDC and other government agencies. Here's how.

Consumer's Guide to the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Report
The PDP has become one of the most important government agency programs in the monitoring of pesticide use and safety. Here's what you should know.

The Truth Behind Foodborne Illness: How Safe Is Our Food?
Most of us do not question the safety of our food, but when the headlines are full of foodborne illness outbreaks, we have to ask: how safe is our food?

Impact of FSIS Inspection Budget Cuts on the Meat Industry
While budget cuts affecting meat inspections were avoided in 2013, the fix was temporary. Here's what you should know about the wide-spread effects.

The Rise of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks From Fresh Produce
According to the CDC, half of all U.S. foodborne illnesses in recent years can be traced back to fresh produce. Here's what you need to know.

How the USDA is Tackling the Citrus Greening Epidemic
A devastating disease called HLB or Citrus Greening has already affected millions of crops across the country. Here's what the USDA is doing about it.

A Guide to the New FDA Food Code
Every four years the FDA releases a new edition of the Food Code. Learn about what the code aims to do, how it's implemented, and what's new.

FSMA Rule Seven: Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food
Learn about the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule, geared toward establishing proper sanitary transportation practices.

FDA Discovers Lead-Contaminated Turmeric Power
In 2013, the FDA reported a recall of lead-contaminated turmeric. Learn about the health risks of lead consumption and what the FDA is doing about it.

Overview of the Safe Meat And Poultry Act
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduces the Safe Meat and Poultry Act. Read about the key points of this act, and the background of FSIS.

Dietary Guidelines: Supporting Sustainability Recommendations
Learn about new dietary guideline recommendations which, in light of worsening chronic disease and obesity, shift emphasis to whole diets and sustainability.


45 Cities Sign Urban Food Policy Pact on World Food Day
The Urban Food Policy Pact, representing the coordinated efforts of 45 cities, was signed on World Food Day at the conclusion of the Milan Expo 2015.

Why Food Additives May Cause Gut Inflammation
Researchers found a link between common food additives and gut inflammation in recent animal experiments.

Celebrating World Water Day
World Water Day is March 22nd and it's an opportunity to highlight the impact of agriculture on water resources.

High Risk of Land Grabs in Africa Due To New Alliance
A report by ActionAid claims the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition has resulted in an increased risk of land grabs in Africa.

Food Industry Mergers Threaten Competition
Mega-mergers in the food sector squeeze farmers and consumers, threatening the survival of small businesses.

Horticultural Knowledge Bank Emphasizes Farmer Agency
The Global Horticultural Knowledge Bank is providing an open-access solution to information and technology transfer for specialty crop farmers.

Environmental Costs of Business Exceed Profits
Trucost ranked the top 100 externalities of business, finding that none of the economic sectors generate enough profits to cover their environmental costs.

Focus on Agribusiness Development Leaves African Farmers Behind
Farmers in Africa are defending their right to control access to land and seeds, despite international focus on developing corporate agribusiness.

Cut Food Waste in Half by 2030
The United States announces an ambitious goal to cut food waste in half by 2030, through efforts by the USDA and EPA to streamline national initiatives.

Diets Are Becoming Less Healthy, Less Sustainable Across the Globe
Dietary shifts are leading consumers across the globe to make poor health choices and wreak havoc on the Earth’s ecosystems.

Water Security Is Essential to Global Food Security
A new report was commissioned by the Swedish FAO Committee to examine the importance of water to global food security.

Glyphosate Is Widely Used, Probably Carcinogenic To Humans
Glyphosate, a common broad-spectrum herbicide, probably causes cancer in humans, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

Support of Agroecology and Peasant-Led Solutions
WhyHunger, a leader in grassroots solutions to hunger and poverty, releases a new report on putting food sovereignty into action through agroecology.

How Can New Ideas Spread to Farmers Who Need Them Most?
Scientific Animations Without Borders and the SANREM knowledgebase are implementing creative approaches to spreading new ideas and technologies in agriculture to the areas where they are most needed.

Institutional Food Procurement
Institutional Food Procurement. Food Policy & Safety.

Farmers Are the World’s Climate Leaders
It’s time to support a more ecological paradigm of agricultural intensification, rewarding leaders who act as environmental caretakers and incentivizing other farmers to follow in their footsteps.

Valuing Natural Capital in Agriculture
New research from Trucost exposes the magnitude of environmental costs from agriculture, but also reveals opportunities for reaping the financial benefits of more sustainable farming practices.

Food Policy
The latest news in international food policy.

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An index of categories in the

Iowa Farmers Fighting Climate Change in the New Year
As the 2015 International Year of Soils draws to a close, world leaders have finally come to a landmark climate agreement that they hope will help mitigate climate change.

New Toolkit Improves Resilience of Latin American Farmers
SOCLA and RedAgres released a new toolkit for assessing farmers’ resilience to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Family Farmer Knowledge Platform Launched by FAO
The new Family Farming Knowledge Platform launched by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization provides information on family farming around the world for policymakers and researchers.

Growing Data: Open-Source Technologies For Agriculture
Open Ag Toolkit and FarmBot are democratizing small-scale solutions for farm management through open-source models.

New Nordic Diet Reduces Environmental Footprint at Low Cost
Recent research reveals that sustainable diets are a cost-effective way of lessening environmental impact.

Investors Are Taking Action on Climate Change
A new online investor platform, launched in part by Ceres, shows how investors are measuring carbon, engaging with the private sector, and reallocating portfolios to fight climate change.

Antibiotic Resistance is Costly to Consumers
The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, reintroduced in March, could reduce the externalized health costs of industrial animal production.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu Outbreak Spreads, Containment Costs Rise
Poultry producers, state governments, and federal agencies will spend millions to contain the latest avian flu outbreak in the Midwest.

Food Crisis Occurring in Ebola-Affected Areas of West Africa
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has revealed the inadequacy of international response systems in mitigating food security effects of health pandemics.

Additional Resources
Here are links to additional resources for information about U.S. food safety.

Food Safety Glossary
Here are definitions of words and terminology involving U.S. food safety and policy.

Here are resources for more information on FDA, USDA, regulatory and legislative matters concerning dairy products.