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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The FDA and CBD: Legalizing cannabis-based food and drinks

Reports from CNBC states FDA is thinking about changing their stance on whether cannabis-based food and drinks should be sold. After President Trump signed a farm bill that legalized hemp, it loosened a few federal restrictions on cannabis, it is no longer under the Controlled Substances Act but FDA can still regulate any cannabis-based products as […]

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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 one bites the dust: Millennials are blamed for killing canned Tuna

Apparently, millennials made something else in the U.S. economy “fail.” This time it’s canned tuna. The Wall Street Journal reported that tuna makers are struggling to connect their products to a younger audience. Younger consumers are interested in fresher, more sustainable sources and with competition from newer brands, the big three tuna companies (StarKist Co., […]

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