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Why sick dairy cows may be the culprit in last week’s historic Salmonella beef recall

Late last week, JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, recalled 6.9 million pounds of ground beef that it said may have…

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How activists forced FDA to blacklist “carcinogenic” flavor chemicals the agency says are safe

Based on how October is shaping up, the scariest costume this Halloween might just be “flavor chemical.” First, a class-action…

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Thinly sliced: People and farms grapple with the devastation of Hurricane Michael

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How crab and shrimp shells could solve the meat industry’s Salmonella problem

Meatpacking plants may have an unusual new ally in their fight against deadly bacteria: crustaceans. According to a new study…

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What if there was a prize for food sovereignty?

On Sunday evening, a group of over 100 food activists, farmers, artists, and community members from across the world gathered…

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Pilotworks food incubator closes suddenly, leaves 175 companies kitchenless

Two and a half years ago, it looked like food incubators—shared commercial kitchen spaces where entrepreneurs can launch, say, a…

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Thinly sliced: A bountiful stone crab season is a silver lining in the wake of Hurricane Michael

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Meat plant that recalled 7 million pounds of ground beef has history of “egregious” animal welfare practices

The JBS meatpacking plant at the center of the recent, 6.9-million-pound beef recall has a history of “egregious” animal welfare…

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Oklahoma places a temporary ban on new large-scale poultry farms

Starting this week, new large-scale poultry farms can no longer be built in Oklahoma. The temporary moratorium, which was announced…

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Thinly sliced: Beloved food magazine Lucky Peach rises from the dead—sort of

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