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New York State Bans Aerial Spraying of Chlorpyrifos

New York State Bans Aerial Spraying of Chlorpyrifos

  ALBANY, New York, December 11, 2019 (ENS) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday directed the state Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC, to take immediate action to ban aerial use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. New restrictions...

 

Climate Change Undercutting World Food Security

Climate Change Undercutting World Food Security

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 8, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change is pressuring all four pillars of the world’s food security: availability (yield and production), access (prices and ability to obtain food), utilization (nutrition...

 

Counterfeit Food and Drink Seized in Global Operation

Counterfeit Food and Drink Seized in Global Operation

  LYON, France, July 1, 2019 (ENS) – More than US$117 million worth of potentially dangerous fake food and drink was seized and 672 individuals arrested worldwide in Interpol’s latest Operation Opson. Tampered expiry dates on...

 

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good

  BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 15, 2019 – Yum! Brands, the parent company of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, today was named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by “Corporate Responsibility Magazine”...

 

California Agencies Partner to Advance Carbon Farming

California Agencies Partner to Advance Carbon Farming

  SACRAMENTO, California, May 4, 2019 (ENS) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture, CDFA, and the California Air Resources Board, CARB, have formed a public-private initiative to advance climate-smart agriculture and...

 

Innovative High Protein Rice Delivers Nutrition Boost

Innovative High Protein Rice Delivers Nutrition Boost

  BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, January 23, 2019 (ENS) – More than 750 million people don’t get enough nutrients from their food, and that worries Herry Utomo, a professor at Louisiana State University. The majority of these people...

 

Roundup for Breakfast: Weed Killer in Popular Cereals

Roundup for Breakfast: Weed Killer in Popular Cereals

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 25, 2018 (ENS) – A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group, EWG, has found glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, in every sample of popular oat-based...

 

Contaminated Salads Recalled From Health Food Stores

Contaminated Salads Recalled From Health Food Stores

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 19, 2018 (ENS) – GHSW, LLC, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling nearly two tons of ready-to-eat salad with chicken that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria,...

 

World Leaders Pledge to Fight Unhealthy Foods

World Leaders Pledge to Fight Unhealthy Foods

  NEW YORK, New York, October 4, 2018 (ENS) – Heads of state and government have committed to intensify their efforts to tackle noncommunicable diseases including cancers, heart and lung diseases, stroke, and diabetes, and to promote...

 

First Awards Recognize Greenest U.S. Restaurants

First Awards Recognize Greenest U.S. Restaurants

  BOSTON, Massachusetts, September 27, 2018 (ENS) – The Green Restaurant Association today announced the winners of the first Green Restaurant Awards, given to establishments across the United States for a spectrum of accomplishments...

 

WHO: Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids in Global Food Supply

WHO: Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids in Global Food Supply

  GENEVA, Switzerland, June 11, 2018 (ENS) – The World Health Organization, WHO, intends to guide the world toward the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. WHO estimates that every year,...

 

Health Officials Warn ‘Throw Romaine Lettuce Away’

Health Officials Warn ‘Throw Romaine Lettuce Away’

  ATLANTA, Georgia, April 21, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illness...

 

McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

  OAK BROOK, Illinois, January 16, 2018 (ENS) – Fast food giant McDonald’s today announced that by 2025, all of the company’s guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources, with a preference for...

 

Pope: Conflict, Climate Change Cause Worldwide Hunger

Pope: Conflict, Climate Change Cause Worldwide Hunger

  ROME, Italy, October 16, 2017 (ENS) – Pope Francis today urged governments around the world to work together to make emigration a safer and more voluntary choice, saying that food security for everyone requires tackling climate...

 

Protein Made With Electricity Could Ease World Hunger

Protein Made With Electricity Could Ease World Hunger

  LAPPEENRANTA, Finland, July 24, 2017 (ENS) – Finnish scientists have produced a single-cell protein using electricity and carbon dioxide that can be developed for use as human food and animal feed. The protein can be produced anywhere...

 

Pope Donates to Feed Drought-Stricken East Africa

Pope Donates to Feed Drought-Stricken East Africa

  ROME, Italy, July 24, 2017 (ENS) – In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has donated €25,000 to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s efforts to support people struggling with food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope...

 

U.S. EPA Greenlights Pesticide Harmful to Children

U.S. EPA Greenlights Pesticide Harmful to Children

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 5, 2017 (ENS) – Effective today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is denying a petition by two environmental groups who ask that the agency revoke all food residue tolerances for the pesticide chlorpyrifos....

 

Grocery Industry Clarifies Date Labels to Cut Food Waste

Grocery Industry Clarifies Date Labels to Cut Food Waste

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2017 (ENS) – When shoppers look at their food purchases today they could see any of these warning phrases alerting them when a food is no longer safe to eat: Sell By, Use By, Expires On, Best Before,...

 

Climate-Smart Rice the ‘Crop of the Future’

Climate-Smart Rice the ‘Crop of the Future’

  LOS BAÑOS, Philippines, February 24, 2017 (ENS) – More than half of the world’s population, nearly four billion people, eat rice as their daily staple, but the changing climate is making it tougher for rice farmers to keep their...

 

Perfluorinated Chemicals Found in Fast Food Wrappers

Perfluorinated Chemicals Found in Fast Food Wrappers

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 5, 2017 (ENS) – The health hazards of perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, are well known to scientists, yet some fast food chains still use food wrappers, bags and boxes coated with these grease-resistant...

 
 
 
 

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