18.6 Million Pounds of Meat Recalled in 2014

Earlier this month, the US Department of Agriculture released a summary of the meat and poultry recalls that were issued throughout 2014 – and the list is a frightening reminder about just how “unwholesome” and unsafe meat can be.  Why exactly did 18.6 million pounds of meat get recalled last year? The risk of pathogens, such as E.Coli, Salmonella, and Listeria, …

Sick to Death: Phantom Antibiotics in Our Food

Last week was antibiotic awareness week  – did you miss it? Somehow, this global week of awareness flew under the radar of many – especially in the United States. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) named their week-long campaign “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” after an executive order from the White House, but telling the truth about antibiotic use in …

Where’s The Beef (From)? The Meat Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know

Most people want to know where their food comes from – and believe that fundamentally, they have the right to know. However, the US meat industry disagrees and is fighting to keep consumers in the dark as long as possible. In 2002, Congress passed a Country of Origin Labels law, commonly referred to as “COOL.” This law requires that on …