Experts call for FDA regulation of arsenic levels in rice

White Rice

In the United States, the EPA and FDA regulate the level of arsenic in water. Some researchers, however, have found that as little as one cup of cooked rice can expose a person to higher-than-safe levels of arsenic. Study of arsenic in food Scientists in the United States were originally hoping to study the exposure […]

Most honey sold in the US does not meet FDA guidelines


The Food and Drug Administration in the United States lays out requirements for what can be labeled “honey.” Independent tests, however, have found that as much as 75 percent of honey in the United States does not meet FDA requirements and could potentially be dangerous. Independently testing honey The Food and Drug administration requirements for […]

Crafty cooks not playing possum at Roadkill Cook-off

A bowl of stew

On Sept. 24, the Autumn Harvest Festival and Roadkill Cook-off begins in Marlinton, W.Va., where adventurous patrons can dine on critters culled from the highway. It’s one of many food festivals that could be seen as slightly off-kilter. Biscuits with squirrel gravy and possum stew The town of Marlinton, W.Va., swells with people during the […]

Ben and Jerry’s Schweddy Balls peeves parents

A dish of Ben and Jerrys ice cream

High-end ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s announced recently that it was releasing the new flavor “Schweddy Balls,” named after a “Saturday Night Live” skit. Concerned parents are protesting the flavor for its lascivious name. Group of parents not laughing Ben & Jerry’s, the company known for eccentric but delicious ice cream flavors, has created […]

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]


California requires cancer warning on sodas that use caramel color

California has proven it’s ahead of the curve when it comes to many issues, including public health. As NPR reports, the Golden State may have done it again by banning the chemical compound 4-methylimidazole as a potential carcinogen. The caramel color agent is commonly used by the soda industry. 4-MI or 4-MEI and cancer That […]


A can of Coca-Cola, covered with condensation.
Coca-Cola has begun to use a different kind of caramel color to avoid a cancer label. (Photo Credit: Public Domain/Cane cane/Wikipedia)