Lab-created milk is threatening dairy farmers

A report from CNBC claims that Perfect Day Foods is creating synthetic milk using casein and whey proteins using genetically engineered yeast with DNA that produces the proteins found in cow’s milk. The Silicon Valley company’s animal-free milk is also claimed to be better for the environment because it is “lactose-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, gluten-free and […]

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Food inspections stop due to shutdown

The Hill reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suspended domestic food facility inspections due to the government shutdown. The FDA conducts about 160 inspections per week and Scott Gottlieb, FDA commissioner is looking to bring back employees to resume inspections in high-risk facilities like seafood and cheese. Gottlieb said “We are doing what […]

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What’s the beef? Beef, methane gas, and consumption

Beef, specifically cows are hurting the planet as people increase consumption of veal and beef products across the global. Methane emissions (gas and feces) from livestock is a huge contributor to climate change as the world around us is changing for the worse. Nowadays, a major problem with livestock is the larger number of animals […]

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Another recall? What’s going on with romaine lettuce?

What’s happening to romaine lettuce? Short answer, E.coli. The long answer is much more detailed and may explain the increasing issue of recalls of ground beef and box foods, like Duncan Hinds cake mix. On November 20, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a food safety alert letting consumers know not to […]

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