food safety

It seems Republicans are ready to die on their sword of protecting tax cuts for the rich and are going to do their best to blame President Obama for their unwillingness to negotiate on anything in good faith. They've been wanting to take a pound of flesh from the working class by slashing our social safety nets and it looks like they might use this sequester to finally get their way: Read more...
Concerned citizens of Western Pennsylvania and friends of Lawrence County farmer Maggie Henry locked themselves to a giant paper-mache pig at the entrance to a Shell Oil Co. natural gas well site in order to protest the company’s threat to local agriculture and food safety. The newly-constructed gas well is located less than 4,000 feet from Henry’s organic pig farm. Read more...
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Monday said that she would be willing force a "thoughtful" shutdown of parts of the United States government if President Barack Obama did not agree to deep spending cuts. "What we want to make certain is that Read more...
Progress! This is the kind of nuts-and-bolts stuff that makes a huge difference in our everyday lives. Not incidentally, this is the kind of thing for which we should be able to count on from our federal government, the sort of thing at which Read more...
Democracy Now's Amy Goodman did some follow up to Al Jazeera's reporting on the state of the Gulf of Mexico and the fishing industry there, two years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Gulf Oil Spill: BP Execs Escape Punishment as Fallout Read more...

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From The Colbert Report -- "As the shrimp season begins, Michael Blum discusses the human health risks caused by the BP oil spill." Colbert: Th Read more...
Safe food isn't a controversial issue, right? President Obama supports the food safety bill -- even the Republicans support it. So why hasn't it p Read more...
Countdown's Worst Persons for Sept. 16, 2009 with winner Joe Wilson. Runners up Michelle Bachmann and Glenn Beck. Read more...
(Steps to becoming a Locivore--A video by Chelsea Hernandez, who is not affiliated with GastroNomalies.com) Guestblogged by Ali Savino I know many Read more...
This is what happens after eight years of starving government, I guess: While much of the current debate about improving food safety has focused on f Read more...