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Blog Archive (September 2010)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 21st, 2010
After multiple postponements, "habitual violator" Jack DeCoster is set to testify on Wednesday, September 22, 12:00 noon in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building in front of the Subcommitee on Oversight and Investigations regarding the recent Salmonella recall associated with shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms of Iowa. The, hearing, innocuously titled "The... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 20th, 2010
If you haven't already heard, Pepsi is pimping a "socially responsible" marketing ploy to help burnish (greenwash) their bloated corporate image. Already thousands of soda heads have fallen for the scam, with hundreds of ideas submitted by "people, businesses and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact" to their lame Pepsi Refresh Project. Sad to say, but this is what happens when... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 18th, 2010
Just when you were getting used to the idea that you may have to limit seafood intake to avoid increased mercury levels or possibly slow down a complete ecosystem collapse of the world's oceans, a really bad idea appears on the horizon straight out of science fiction. If you want to learn the truth about the limited (Ok, virtually non-existant) scientific testing "required" by the U.S. Food and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 13th, 2010
Massive mutant GMO salmon, genetically engineered to grow twice as fast as wild salmon, are coming to a table near you if you don’t act today. On September 3rd, a panel of three Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials declared that genetically modified salmon were “safe” for human consumption. [1] Somehow, the elite FDA panel arrived at this "decision" based on “... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 05th, 2010
For most Americans the current egg recall of seems like another strange accident. When people wake up in the morning they don’t spend a lot of time thinking about where their food comes from. As massive food safety outbreaks like the half a billion DeCoster egg recall become more common -- think spinach, peanut butter and meat -- everyday Americans are starting to take a closer look at what... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 02nd, 2010
Grassroots campaign spurs supermarket chains to distance themselves from egg-farm owner with history of FDA violations, including recent salmonella outbreak CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – Two major retail supermarket chains, Trader Joe’s and Fareway Stores Inc., have agreed to pull DeCoster-affiliated brands of eggs from the shelves of their combined 442 stores nationwide. The news comes as a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 01st, 2010
Last night the Food and Drug Administration released the gruesome details of its investigation into the Iowa-based Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms egg laying facilities responsible for the recall of more than 550,000,000 eggs and 1,500 illnesses in 23 states. Already the largest egg recall in the nation's history, the findings of this report are sure to become legendary in the offenses of... more

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