User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Safety :: Chemicals
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Public comment sought on oyster growers’ new plan to spray beds with pesticide 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

A 2015 proposal to spray some Washington oyster beds with imidacloprid, a neurotoxic pesticide, was withdrawn after a deluge of opposition from local chefs and the public. Now a new plan is in the works.
Scientists Try To Fight Crop Damage With An Invasive Moth's Own DNA 28.8.2017 NPR News
The diamondback moth attacks cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, costing farmers billions of dollars every year. But will these lab-bred insects inherit the same stigma as genetically modified crops?
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Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs 14.8.2017 NPR News
A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.
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Austria records first instances of Fipronil-tainted eggs 14.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

VIENNA (AP) — Austria’s food safety agency says it has found the first instances of eggs contaminated with Fipronil in the country. The AGES agency says eight of 80 samples tested nationwide yielded traces of the insecticide, with the highest level at 0.1 milligrams a kilogram. That’s below the EU limit of 0.72 milligrams a […]
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Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF 14.8.2017 Reuters Health
VIENNA (Reuters) - Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, a health ministry official told broadcaster ORF on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health ...
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Fear spreads over tainted eggs despite low risk to consumers 11.8.2017 Washington Post: World
Experts say the risk of getting sick from eating an egg tainted with insecticide is low. But that hasn’t stopped stores in Germany and the Netherlands from stripping them from supermarket shelves, or prevented other European food safety agencies from issuing warnings.
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Fear spreads over tainted eggs despite low risk to consumers 11.8.2017 AP Business
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Experts say the risk of getting sick from eating an egg tainted with insecticide is low. But that hasn't stopped stores in Germany and the Netherlands from stripping them from supermarket shelves, or prevented other European food safety agencies from issuing warnings....
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Europe's Egg-Contamination Scandal Spreads As Far As Hong Kong 11.8.2017 NPR News
Tainted eggs have been found in at least 16 countries in Europe. Millions of eggs have been pulled from European shelves over fears they are contaminated with fipronil, which is used to kill insects.
Fear spreads over tainted eggs despite low risk to consumers 11.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

AMSTERDAM — Experts say the risk of getting sick from eating an egg tainted with insecticide is low. But that hasn’t stopped stores in Germany and the Netherlands from stripping them from supermarket shelves, or prevented other European food safety agencies from issuing warnings. The story about the illegal use of the insecticide Fipronil in […]
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The Latest: Romania incinerates eggs yolks amid scandal 11.8.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the contaminated egg scare in Europe (all times local):
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The Latest: EU plans egg scandal talks, next month 11.8.2017 AP Business
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The Latest on the contaminated egg scare in Europe (all times local):...
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When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice 9.8.2017 GreenBiz.com
CRISPR gene editing can fight crop disease far more benignly than conventional practices.
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Europe egg scare: Belgium discovered contamination in June 6.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian food safety authorities began investigating possible pesticide contamination in eggs in early June, several weeks before the public was made aware of a food safety scare now affecting several European countries. Supermarkets have pulled millions of eggs from shelves after pesticide Fipronil was found in Dutch and Belgian poultry farms. Kathy […]
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Europe egg scare: Belgium discovered contamination in June 6.8.2017 AP Business
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian food safety authorities began investigating possible pesticide contamination in eggs in early June, several weeks before the public was made aware of a food safety scare now affecting several European countries....
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GMO salmon caught in U.S. regulatory net, but Canadians have eaten 5 tons 5.8.2017 Washington Post
GMO salmon caught in U.S. regulatory net, but Canadians have eaten 5 tons
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EU says contaminated egg scare now under control 3.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says a pesticide-contaminated egg scare in some EU countries is under control. Dozens of farms were being checked in the Netherlands, and Belgium’s food safety agency was probing how the anti-tick and flea pesticide Fipronil might have entered eggs destined for supermarkets. Fipronil is banned in products for treating […]
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Ben & Jerry's ice cream contains traces of controversial herbicide 26.7.2017 TreeHugger
Ice cream lovers aren't happy to learn they're licking glyphosate on hot summer days.
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10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run 24.7.2017 Washington Post
10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run
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A new (agri)culture 21.7.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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What’s in your child’s mac and cheese? Toxic chemicals, a new study says 14.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Phthalates have been found in macaroni and cheese mixes made with powdered cheese. The chemical migrates into food from packaging and equipment used in manufacturing and may pose special risks to pregnant women and young children.
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