New Study: Local Food = Less Safety

Posted: June 19th, 2014

Consumers’ growing demands for both locally produced and safer foods are in conflict, according to a recent study by a North Carolina State University economist.

Examining the contaminated cantaloupe cases in Colorado last fall and in Indiana this past summer, Steve Sexton concludes that retailers’ dependence on smaller, local producers may come at the expense of food safety.

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Grape Consumption May Benefit Bone Health

Posted: June 19th, 2014

Fresno, CA – Consuming grapes may help protect bone health, according to research presented this week at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Natural components found in grapes are thought to be responsible for these beneficial effects.

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Alliance for Food and Farming Takes On the ‘Dirty Dozen’ List

Posted: April 21st, 2014

CERRITOS, Calif. — If it seems like the Environmental Working Group’s infamous “Dirty Dozen” list hasn’t been getting as much media play as it used to, thank the Alliance for Food and Farming. For the past 15 years, Washington, D.C.-based EWG has listed the 15 fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residues along with a list of the “Clean 15” items with the lowest levels in its “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.”

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