Microplastics can enter the human body in a variety of ways — through the foods we eat, the clothes we wear, and the packaging we use. The health risks have been well documented, but here's how to mimimize the impact.
The frequency and intensity of wildfires are on the rise, posing significant consequences for an ever-growing number of people and our agricultural system. But what about the impact on our food system?
EWG recently released its annual “Dirty Dozen” produce list, which stokes fears of eating produce with pesticide residues...as if we don't already have enough to fear with COVID. But is EWG right? Or do the benefits of eating produce to maintain our health far outweigh these concerns?
Soon farmers’ markets will be bustling as consumers flock to buy fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and meat from local farmers. What food safety regulation applies to the food there? The same as or different than the fruits and vegetables we buy at the grocery store?
Humans are not the only ones who get the flu – 58 million birds around the world are contracting ‘bird flu’, otherwise known as H5N1 or Avian Influenza...and dying. As more species become infected with this virus, there's concern that it's ‘spilling over’ into mammals and, more specifically, humans. Should we be worried?
Plastic packaging has indisputably revolutionized our global food system, keeping foods safer as it moves across the globe with fewer transport needs and less fuel...but at a steep environmental price. Is there any hope?
Many of us recently learned that our food system is vulnerable to cyberattacks, just like any other business. Despite these events, industry experts find new ways to keep our food safe and supply chain constantly in motion to feed the world. Here's what's being done now...
Few technologies can transform the relationship between growers and consumers like the promise of transparency. And with Covid, many of us demand even greater food safety assurances. How are growers, distributors, processors, and grocery stores implementing transparency along the way?
Trade talks between the U.S. and the U.K. have centered on a food safety practice for poultry products that positions science against good food policy. So, at what point should science govern our food supply?
More than half the fish we eat comes from fish farms. But some countries' farms operate with little to no health or safety standards and zero traceability. With our rising need for fish, are we willing to pay more for high quality and transparent aquaculture production?
We have a bunch of questions about changes in product demand, managing supplier channels, and maintaining employee safety during this fragile time. So we turned to a local Midwest grocer for their insights...
Many of us are unaware of issues affecting our food supply. But what if the pork products we place in our grocery carts became harder to find? The devastating disease, African Swine Fever, has made this a potential reality in Asia.