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Private eyes in the grocery aisle

Food-borne illnesses sicken millions and kill thousands in the United States each year. The annual cost is staggering: $14.1 billion to $16.3 billion, according to a 2013 USDA analysis. Consumers …

Consumer Reports: pesticides in produce

A recent Consumer Reports study revealed that 85% of those surveyed were concerned about pesticide use. And consumers are also confused about the complex issues of food production and pesticide …

Genome tracking technology boosts food safety efforts

Jill Neimark (@jillneimark) of Scientific American reports on developments in the field. There’s been an enormous focus on food safety in the news, and with good reason: foodborne pathogens sicken millions …

Supplements not as advertised

The New York State attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulently labeled dietary supplements. Some contained unlisted ingredients that are known allergens. Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC …