In The News

The US industrialized food system is finally emerging as a blip on the public’s radar of consciousness. With more and more safety scares and increased emphasis on protecting our planet, the mainstream media now regularly covers food-related issues. This is a list of articles I’ve happened to come across.

October 2014
New York Times: Antibiotics in Livestock: FDA Finds Use is Rising

September 2014
New York Times: Taking a Health Hazard Home, hog farm workers continued to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria for several days
Washington Post: Fecal Matter, Mold, and Cockroaches Found on Foster Farms Chickens

July 2014
Washington Post: Your Pig Almost Certainly Came From a Factory Farm, No Matter What Anyone Tells You
New York Times: Virus Plagues the Pork Industry, and Environmentalists
New York Times: New Rules Say Poultry Plants Can Conduct Own Checks

June 2014
New York Times: Concerns on Mad Cow Lead to Recall

April 2014
New York Times: Vermont Will Require Labeling of Genetically Altered Foods
New York Times: Antibiotic Use, and Abuse, on the Farms

March 2014
NPR: Eat Plants and Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy on the Meat, Study Says

February 2014
CNN: Recall of Nearly 9 Million Pounds of Meat
New York Times: Is That Sausage Worth This?
New York Times: American Meat Plants Said to Face Shortages of Inspectors

December 2013
New York Times: FDA Restricts Antibiotics Used on Animals Raised for Meat

October 2013
New York Times: Should You Eat Chicken?
Washington Post: USDA Plan to Speed Up Poultry Processing Could Increase Risk of Bird Abuse

September 2013
New York Times: Changes to Poultry Rules Are Flawed, Report Says

August 2013
New York Times: Federal Judge Halts Plans to Start Horse Slaughter

July 2013
New York Times: Tracing Germs Through the Aisles
New York Times: Farm Bill Defeat Shows Agriculture’s Waning Power
New York Times: Suit Aims to Block Horse Meat Inspections, Now at 2 Plants

June 2013
New York Times: Connecticut Approves Labeling Genetically Modified Foods
Union Tribune San Diego: San Diego City Schools Go Meatless on Mondays
New York Times: New US Standards for School Snacks Aimed at Fighting Obesity

May 2013
US News: NYC Public School Becomes First All Vegetarian Cafeteria
New York Times: NYC Mayoral Hopefuls Express Support for Animal Rights

April 2013
New York Times: Report on US Meat Sounds Alarm on Resistant Bacteria
New York Times: Horse Meat Processing Plant Approval Near

March 2013
New York Times: Antibiotics and the Meat We Eat
New York Times: Study Shows Bacteria Moves From Animals to Humans

January 2013
CBS: Study Finds Unsafe Mercury Levels in 84% of All Fish

October 2012
New York Times: Pig Farmers Face Pressure on the Size of the Sty
CNN: 6,410 Pounds of Bad Beef Recalled
New York Times: On US Farms, Deaths in Silos Persist

September 2012
New York Times: Use of Antibiotics in Animals Defies Scrutiny

August 2012
CNN: USDA Suspends Slaughterhouse After Video Appears to Show Animal Cruelty

July 2012
Huffington Post: Foodborne Illness Outbreaks: US Not Meeting CDC Goals to Reduce Salmonella, Listeria
Huffington Post: 30,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled for Salmonella Risk

June 2012
New York Times: California Foie Gras Ban Set for June 1

May 2012
New York Times: Agriculture Department Calls for More Beef Testing

April 2012
NPR: Cracking the Code: Making Vegan Cheese Taste Cheesier
New York Times: Antibiotics for Livestock will Require a Prescription, FDA says
New York Times: Is an Egg for Breakfast Worth This?

March 2012
New York Times: Paraguay’s Forest Being Cleared for Cattle Ranching
New York Times: Steps To Ban Antibiotics for Livestock
New York Times: ‘Pink Slime’ Production is Cut
New York Times: Schools Drop ‘Pink Slime’ Beef Filler Like a ‘Hot Potato’
ABC News: 70 Percent of Ground Beef at Supermarkets Contains ‘Pink Slime’
New York Times: Finally, Fake Chicken Worth Eating
NPR: Meat Substitute Market Beefs Up

January 2012
New York Times: FDA Restricts More Antibiotics for Livestock
New York Times: Vegans Muscle Their Way into Bodybuilding
New York Times: Consumers Care Where Their Meat Comes From, and Suppliers are Taking Their Research Seriously

November 2011
New York Times: Prep Schools Encourage Students to Learn to Farm

October 2011
Washington Post: US Touts Fruit and Vegetables while Subsidizing Animals that Become Meat
New York Times: Farmers Strain to Hire American Workers in Place of Migrant Labor
NPR: Facing Planetary Enemy No. 1: Agriculture

September 2011
New York Times: In Debate About Food, a Monied New Player

August 2011
New York Times: On Food Safety, a Long List but Little Money
Huffington Post: Could Processed Meat Give You Cancer?

July 2011
Austin American Statesman: With Tougher Standards, Whole Foods Aims to be ‘Leader in Animal Welfare’

June 2011
New York Times: Food Supply Under Strain on a Warming Planet
The Guardian: UN Urges Global Move to Meat and Dairy-Free Diet
New York Times: In rural America, a Push to End Crop Subsidies
LA Times: Chef Tal Ronnen Says Make it Vegan, but Make it Delicious

May 2011
Huffington Post: FDA Sued for Use of Antibiotics in Animal Feed
New York Times: Tests Reveal Widespread Mislabeling of Fish
NPR: Burgers From a Lab: The World of In Vitro Meat
New York Times: Pesticides: Ban on a Coustin of DDT Has Loopholes in India, Where Children Were Harmed
New York Times: Building Greenhouse Farms on Urban Roofs

April 2011
New York Times: States Look to Ban Efforts to Reveal Farm Abuse
New York Times: High Corn and Soy Prices Increase Soil Erosion Risk

March 2011
New York Times: In New Food Culture, A Young Generation of Farmers Emerges
New York Times: Shark Fin Bill Makes Waves in California
New York Times: Itinerant Life Weighs on Farmworkers’ Children
New York Times: Masters of Disguise Among Meatless Burgers

February 2011
New York Times: NOAA Proposes Fish Farming Rules for US Waters
Organic Authority: Disney World Trades McDonald’s for Vegan Cupcakes

January 2011
Washington Post: Vegan Diets Become More Popular, More Mainstream
New York Times: FDA and Dairy Industry Spar Over Testing of Milk

December 2010
New York Times: House Passes Overhaul of Food Safety Laws
CNN: Company Recalls Organic Ground Beef Over E. Coli Fears

November 2010
New York Times: Duel Over Genetically Modified Sugar Beet Seeds
New York Times: Senate Passes Sweeping Law on Food Safety
New York Times: While Warning About Fat, US Pushes Cheese Sales
New York Times: Farmers Find Organic Arsenal to Wage War on Pests

October 2010
Forbes: Forbes Was Wrong On Monsanto. Really Wrong.
Yahoo News: McDonald’s Happy Meal Resists Decomposition for Six Months
New York Times: WalMart to Buy More Local Produce

September 2010
New York Times: Beef Recall Intensifies Fight for Tighter Rules
New York Times: Egg Producers Knew About Salmonella Since 2008
New York Times: USDA Considering Limits on Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals

August 2010
NPR: Campaign Aims to Make Meatless Mondays Hip
CNN: Company Recalls Ground Beef Due to E. Coli Reports
New York Times: Why Eggs Became a Hazard
New York Times: USDA Links Salmonella to Egg Farms and Chicken Feed
New York Times: 380 Million Eggs Recalled Due to Salmonella Outbreak
New York Times: Move to Limit Factory Farms Gains Momentum
New York Times: Salmonella Infections in Toddlers Traced to Dry Pet Food
New York Times: Seeing Gain in the Label ‘Organic’
New York Times: One Million Pounds of Tainted Beef is Recalled

July 2010
New York Times: Unsafe at Any Meal

June 2010
New York Times: Antibiotic Use In Animals Should be Limited, FDA Says
New York Times: Genetically Altered Salmon Set to Move Closer to Your Table
New York Times: New Rules Proposed for Meatpacking Industry
New York Times: U.S. Cracks Down on Farmers Who Hire Children
New York Times: No Trans Fat is Best

May 2010
New York Times: Roundup-resistant Weeds Fulfilling Fears of Genetically Engineered Seed Critics
New York Times: Rare E. coli strains now emerging as a serious threat
New York Times: Tainted Lettuce Linked to Illness in Three States
CNN: Lettuce E. coli outbreak spreads to fourth state
New York Times: Woman Paralyzed by E. Coli Settles With Agribusiness Company

April 2010
New York Times: Cows on Drugs

March 2010
New York Times: Flavoring Ingredient Recalled for Salmonella
New York Times: Buenos Aires for Those Who Shun Steaks
New York Times: US Plans Spot Tests of Organic Products
New York Times: Urban Beekeeping Connects Residents With Their Food
New York Times: Growing Demand for Raw Milk Becomes Contentious

February 2010
New York Times: Corruption in the Food Industry Leads to Tainted Food
New York Times: Childhood Obesity Battle Is Taken Up by First Lady

January 2010
New York Times: Stop Eating Meat and Save the Planet?
Consumer Reports: Chicken Safety: Most Tested Broilers were Contaminated
New York Times: Black Pepper Used in Salami Possible Cause of Salmonella Outbreak
ABC News: Got Milk? Got Values?
New York Times: Meat Packer Recalls Ground Beef
New York Times: New Official Named to Improve Food Safety
New York Times: Sample of Nestlé Cookie Dough Has E. Coli Bacteria
New York Times: More Perils of Ground Meat

December 2009
New York Times: Safety of Beef Processing Method Is Questioned
CNN: Beef sold in two states recalled over salmonella concerns

November 2009
New York Times: Bluefin Tuna Facing Extinction Due To Overfishing
CNN: In lieu of turkey, Thanksgiving sparks vegetable-inspired creativity
CNN: 2 dead, 28 sick from E. coli outbreak

October 2009
New York Times: The Food Issue – Why This Author Chose to Give Up Meat
CNN: We Are Lied to About Nutrition
CNN: Eating Animals is Making Us Sick
CNN: Should Americans Banish the Burger?
CNN Video: Meat:The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

July 2009
New York Times: USDA to Increase Testing of Meat Used in Ground Beef
New York Times: House Approves New Food-Safety Laws
New York Times: Quality of Bottled Water Questioned in Congress
CNN: Is Your Bottled Water Safe?

June 2009
New York Times: Nestle Cookie Dough Linked to E.coli

May 2009
New York Times: Food Companies Try, but Can’t Guarantee Safety
New York Times: Has Eating Become More Dangerous?
CNN: Belgian City Goes Meat Free
CNN: Nearly 96,000 pounds of ground beef products recalled

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