Showing posts with label food safety. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food safety. Show all posts

These 10 Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Trip To Cuba

by Wally Nowinski.   First off, the food stinks. I recently got back from a 10-day trip to Cuba. And during those days I gained some insight into what thousands of Americans are going to find when they leave their luxury hotels and lavish supermarkets and spend significant amounts of money to travel to an island hobbled by embargo and food   ... MORE

Mike Hopper: The Federal Government Is Launching A Criminal Investigation Into Chipotle, And It’s A Bad Sign

Criminalizing mistakes.   Law enforcement is a growth industry. 2015 was full of high-profile safety cases. Blue Bell Ice Cream had to take all of its products off the shelves after several cases of listeria, Chicago-based Aspen Foods recalled over 2.5 million pounds of frozen chicken over salmonella concerns, and, most recently, Chipotle saw cases of   ... MORE

Politically-Correct Food Keeps Poisoning Its Customers

by Roberto A Ferdman and Abha Bhattarai. Chipotle became the darling of the fast-food world by attracting millennials, blue-collar workers and even whole families with its promise of high-quality, sustainably sourced Mexican-inspired cuisine. But a series of food poisonings and other challenges are threatening its reputation and underscoring the  ... MORE

Ronald Bailey: Chipotle Treats Customers Like Idiots

Trying to profit from bogus GMO fears.   In April, the high-class Mexican food chain Chipotle announced that it was going GMO-free. That is, the company would no longer use ingredients derived from modern biotech crops. Chipotle says it sells "food with integrity." The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines integrity as "the quality of being   ... MORE

War On GMOs: The Food Is Safe, The Rhetoric Is Dangerous

Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products to the Non-GMO Project, which certifies goods that are free of genetically modified organisms. Last year, sales of such products nearly tripled. Whole Foods will soon require labels on all      ... MORE

Gustavo Arellano: Drop That Snack!

LA's war against people eating what they want.      In 1985, legendary food critic Ruth Reichl wrote an essay for the Los Angeles Times that sounded ludicrous then and just pathetic today. She was reviewing Border Grill, a nouveau Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles' ever-hip Melrose district run by Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger—nowadays   ... MORE

Richard Berman: Manufacturing A Food Scare

Marketing to the uninformed.   The wisdom of crowds is a concept that has remarkable predictability. Often, the dispersed knowledge of millions of people making informed decisions is more reliable than the informed bias of policy activists. When it comes to the latest food scare, antibiotics and resistant bacteria, polling shows the public   ... MORE

Baylen Linnekin: The GMO Debate Heats Up (Again)

Federal, state, and local laws. The debate over GMOs has heated up again. It's been only a month since I last wrote about the issue. But a host of new developments at the federal, state, and local levels have drawn widespread attention. In Oregon, a heated public hearing took place over a ridiculous and unconstitutional proposed county ordinance,    ... MORE

Baylen Linnekin: Food Trucks Have Turned the Corner

Are we at the dawn of a new era for food trucks?    Food truck cuisine has often been about pushing boundaries. Think Korean tacos. But how about a cannabis-infused food truck? Earlier this year, NPR reported on the THC-infused pulled-pork sandwiches cooked up by a Denver food truck. Sound like a new era for food trucks? While cannabis   ... MORE

A Law So Stupid Even California Legislature Recognizes It

by Thomas Lifson.    Politicians try to kill their dumb law. California’s state legislature is seeking to repeal an idiotic law that took effect January 1st.  It turns out that some feel-good regulatory efforts generate enough blowback that they can actually be reversed. Stacy Finz reports in the San Francisco Chronicle: State lawmakers have passed a  ... MORE

6 Shocking Studies That Prove Science Is Totally Broken

by Andrew Marinus, Alan Boyle and Jon Pearl.     Even if you're not all that into science, it's still a big part of the news that reaches you on a day-to-day basis -- you'll see interesting headlines about how studies show marijuana cures loneliness or how other studies say pot ruins your memory, and you kind of just assume they're true. If scientists   ... MORE

Baylen Linnekin: The FDA's Pathetic Food Safety Proposal

Costly rules that won't make safer.    Earlier this month the FDA released drafts of two highly anticipated food-safety rules. The agency has billed the proposed regulations as key tools for implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the biggest FDA food-safety update in more than seven decades, which President Obama signed.    ... MORE