Newsbites:Fresh Express Bags Food Contamination Trifecta; As the Sludge Flies in San Francisco, a City PR Guy Takes Flack (or Whatever) for His Bosses; What’s Killing the Lobsters–Mystery Solved?

    Fresh Express Bags Food Safety Trifecta In the past three months, Fresh Express, a unit of Chiquita Brands International, managed to claim food contamination’s Triple Crown. Sustainable Food News reports that earlier this month, the company, known for its bagged “ready-to-eat” salad greens, recalled nearly 3,000 cases of its Veggie Lover’s Salad mix […]

Alice Finds Herself in Troubled Waters

I never thought I’d see the day when the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) would be singing the praises of Alice Waters. Since its inception a little over three decades ago, the conservative pseudoscience group has been on the wrong side of virtually every imaginable environmental and health issue. It is all in […]

Sludge Fest: Center for Food Safety vs. San Francisco. It’s a battle that may be coming soon to a city near you

Some offers are simply too good to be true. In late September, San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission once again offered “high-quality, nutrient-rich, organic” compost to any citizen who wanted it absolutely free. It’s a popular program. Bay-area residents sprinkle about 80 tons a year of the fertilizer on their lawns and gardens—even schoolyards. But Washington, […]