User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Regional
Category: Food Safety :: Chemicals
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Flowers aren’t just for gardens anymore. These days, they’re regularly found on the menu. 17.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Flowers are a feast for the senses of sight and smell, obviously, but also, increasingly, the taste buds.
Colorado women in agriculture help connect the dots for public between farms, dinner table 20.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado women in agriculture, who make up 37 percent of the state's farmers and ranchers, are sharing their stories of what goes into producing food with members of the public.
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Opioid addiction costs employers $2.6B a year for care 6.4.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A new report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004. More than half went to treat employees' children.
Weedkiller found in some “natural” Bigelow tea, lawsuit say 21.12.2017 Denver Post: Business
The world’s most widely used herbicide has been found in samples of green tea produced and marketed as “natural” by R.C. Bigelow Inc., according to a lawsuit filed by the Organic Consumers Association.
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Widening egg scandal hits 17 countries in Europe 12.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The European Union said Friday that it plans to hold an extraordinary meeting late next month over a growing tainted egg scandal as it revealed that products contaminated with an insecticide have now spread to 17 countries.
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States sue over EPA’s decision to keep pesticide on market 6.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Several states are seeking to join a legal challenge to a Trump administration decision to keep a widely used pesticide on the market despite studies showing it can harm children’s brains. Led by New York, the coalition filed a motion Wednesday to intervene in a legal fight over the continued spraying of chlorpyrifos on food. Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia also joined the suit. The states claim that Environmental Protection Agency chief Sc... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban 28.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children’s brains, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s schedule shows he met with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris on March 9 for about a half hour at a Houston hotel. Both men were featured spe...
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Food: Taqueria Hidalgo closed down for cockroaches — again 7.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake County Health Department has shut down a Mexican restaurant in South Salt Lake for the second time in 10 months because of cockroaches. Taqueria Hidalgo, 266 E. 3300 South, “was closed for presenting an imminent health hazard,” according to a June 2 notice posted on the department website. “There are cockroaches in single service items,” the notice states, as well as “dead cockroaches in the facility.” In all, inspectors found 23 violations, 12 considered critical. Among the oth... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Dow Chemical tries to kill pesticide risk study 20.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.
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California’s backcountry drug war 30.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Dangerous drug cartels are growing pot on public lands—putting wildlife, water supplies, and outdoor enthusiasts at grave risk.
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APNewsBreak: Rusty patched bumblebee declared endangered 10.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Traverse City, Mich. • The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told The Associated Press it was adding the bee to the endangered list, and would develop a recovery plan encouraging people to provide more habitat and reduce pesticide usage. Many of the steps needed to rescue the rusty patched...
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GMO seeds are sustaining Colorado’s sugar beet farms, but new labels could damage already shrinking industry 6.11.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
The first "Roundup Ready" sugar beet was approved by the USDA in 1999, but no one grew any back then. A second variety was approved in 2005, and that one wasn't grown either, mainly because candy and other kinds of manufacturers weren't interested in buying sugar from genetically engineered beets. It was 2008 when farmers began planting rows of GMO sugar beets, but uncertainty for farmers remained: a 2009 judge's ruling halted any new planting of the beets but those who had already planted were allowed to keep planting them. An organic seed grower in Oregon, who specialized in organic chard and table beets, worried the new genetically engineered beets at a neighboring farm were cross-pollinating with his beets and chard as their seeds floating in the wind. If his seeds tested positive for GMO, his seed business would be destroyed, he argued. "We feel their decision is still wrong and they are still not taking the contamination issue seriously," Sugar beet seeds carried by wind can cross pollinate ...
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Hawaii's GMO crop rules head to appeals court 16.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Honolulu • The fight over regulating genetically engineered crops and pesticides in three Hawaii counties will be back in a federal courtroom Wednesday as some agricultural giants look to protect their research farms from bans against modified food in paradise. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Honolulu on ordinances that seek to regulate or outlaw genetically modified products in Hawaii, Kauai and Maui counties. Agrichemical companies and trade associations sued ...
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Is farm-to-table living in agrihoods just a phase? 4.6.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
The wildly popular “farm-to-table” movement has sparked fresh interest in country living.
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Report: GMO crops not harmful to humans, but weed resistance is a problem 18.5.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
Genetically engineered crops present no more risk to human health than conventionally bred crops, but the evolution of resistance in both insects and weeds caused by growing such crops has become "a major agricultural problem," according to a long-awaited study released Tuesday by the ...
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Quaker Oats sued for not listing pesticide in oatmeal 3.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Consumers in New York and California sued PepsiCo Inc.’s Quaker Oats for false advertising over claims that the brand’s signature product contains a possible carcinogen that is not listed as an ingredient. In court documents, the consumers claim that the company’s oatmeal contains glyphosate, an herbicide the World Health Organization declared a probable carcinogen last year, although an Environmental Protection Agency committee disagreed. They say that oat farmers use the chemical as a weed kil... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Garden-care giant to drop chemicals linked to bee declines 13.4.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
DENVER (AP) — Amid ominous warnings about threats to pollinators and the food crops they make possible, garden-care giant Ortho said Tuesday it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm the most important pollinators of all: bees.
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FDA proposes limit for arsenic in baby rice cereal 2.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Food and Drug Administration on Friday urged the food industry to reduce the already-tiny amount of arsenic found in baby rice cereals. The agency proposed a new voluntary limit for the amount of inorganic arsenic — the type found in some pesticides and insecticides — in infant rice cereals to 100 parts per billion, equivalent to recommendations already in place in Europe. It’s a very small amount, and around half of infant rice cereals the FDA sampled from retail stores in 2014... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Colorado rancher jail-bound for spraying mosquitoes to protect wife 8.3.2016 Denver Post: Local
An 81-year-old Colorado rancher who waged war on mosquitoes after his wife nearly died from West Nile virus has launched a last-minute fight against going to jail this week for ...
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Broomfield's Noodles & Co. to use hormone, antibiotic-free meat and poultry by 2017 8.10.2015 Denver Post: Business
Broomfield-based Noodles & Co. (NASDAQ: NDLS ) will phase out its use of antibiotics as part of a new campaign focused on fresh ...
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