Why is the U.K. panicking over chlorinated chicken?

Spraying chicken with chlorine is a quick fix for poor hygiene standards in U.S. agriculture. But as Britain looks to a trade deal with the U.S. to replace the EU, its consumers are wary of lax standards—especially the chickens.
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Salmonella cases linked to onions increase to nearly 900

Grocery chains, including Publix and Giant Eagle, have recalled onions supplied by Thomson International and products that may contain the onions.

Hungry city rats are looking for a new lunch spot near you

As restaurants have shuttered, the rats who depend on an eternal garbage buffet are becoming more bold and competitive—and looking for new homes.

Are outbreaks of foodborne illness getting worse?

The answer is complicated, due to a combination of improved detection technology, a looser approach to regulation, and rising consolidation in the food industry.


In food safety regulations, a surprising paucity of research

While health and food safety regulations in the United States are well-funded, studies that assess their efficacy aren't.

Bill Marler fought E.coli. Now he wants tougher salmonella regulations.

Bill Marler, who represented hundreds of Jack in the Box victims in the 1990s, wants to ban dozens of strains of salmonella, some of the most virulent bacteria on meat.

Is overuse of antibiotics on farms worsening the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria? - 60 Minutes

More than 12 million pounds of medically important antibiotics sold in this country are not for use in humans; they're for livestock.


Drug-resistant bacteria killed over 8,000 in Japan in 2017, researchers estimate

While the bacteria largely do not impact healthy people, the risk of dying from an infection rises in elderly people.

Want to put your dog on a raw meat diet? It could be dangerous for it, and you

More than 70% of raw pet food found to contain “worrisome" levels of bacteria.


Food animals are more and more resistant to antibiotics, study shows, which could hurt the people that eat them

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is on the rise in livestock, which could affect human health.

Tainted pork, ill consumers and an investigation thwarted

Drug-resistant infections from food are growing. But powerful industry interests are blocking scientists and investigators from getting information they need to combat the problem.

Climate change adversely affects human health, says new report

Climate change may progressively affect human health for the worse, requiring prompt and resolute action to stabilize it, reports a consortium of 27 leading scientific academies in Europe.

2018 saw the most multistate outbreaks of foodborne illness in more than a decade, CDC says

We were scared of romaine, terrified of ground beef. The CDC's 2018 report card for foodborne illness explains why.

WHO says climate change could have ‘considerable’ food safety impact

Climate change is likely to have considerable impact on food safety, placing public health at risk, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In
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Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Countries already struggling with low crop yields will be hurt most by a warming climate.

The chemical BPA is widespread on beaches around the world

"When we lie on the beach, we're not only lying on a bed of sand but a bed of plastics."

Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.

Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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