Science

Lead-Tainted Applesauce Highlights Failings in Food Safety System

The tainted applesauce might have gone unnoticed for even longer had it not been for a family in North Carolina. Early last summer, Nicole Peterson and Thomas Duong were alarmed by their young children’s blood-lead levels in a routine screening. Within weeks, the levels had doubled. Ms. Peterson said the couple worked with the local

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Business

Food Prices Ticked Up in July, but Showed Signs of Moderating

Food prices continued to moderate in July, with costs for eggs, milk and chicken declining. But overall costs picked up slightly over the month, underscoring how stubborn price pressures have been. The cost of food rose 0.2 percent in July from the prior month, a slight increase from 0.1 percent in June, according to data

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Business

Russia Stops Ukraine Grain Deal, Shaking World Food Markets

Russia said on Monday it was withdrawing from a wartime agreement to allow grain exports from Ukraine through the Black Sea until its demands to loosen sanctions on its own agricultural exports were met, upending a deal that has helped stabilize global food prices and alleviate shortages in parts of Africa and the Middle East.

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Health

Ronnie Cummins, Scourge of Genetically Modified Food, Dies at 76

Ronnie Cummins, a ponytailed activist who became one of the country’s leading advocates for organic food and a leading critic of genetically modified food, died on April 26 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he lived and worked part-time. He was 76. Rose Welch, his wife and partner in starting the Organic Consumers Association,

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World

Governments Tighten Grip on World Meals Shares, Sending Costs Larger

In a speech final week, Janet L. Yellen, the Treasury secretary, stated the pandemic and the warfare had revealed that American provide chains, whereas environment friendly, had been neither safe nor resilient. Whereas cautioning towards “a totally protectionist path,” she stated america ought to work to reorient its commerce relationships towards a big group of

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World

Shanghai’s Meals Disaster Prompts Beijing Residents to Inventory Up

Some Beijing residents have began stockpiling meals of their houses in case the town imposes a lockdown, after seeing studies of meals shortages and even road fights over meals throughout a lockdown in Shanghai. Liu Chang, a 29-year-old Beijing resident who lives together with his girlfriend, has stocked sufficient meals to final three months. He’s

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