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Imported food sickens more Americans than ever

Increasing demand in the U.S. for year-round access to all foods means more foreign food in grocery stores and that means more foodborne illness outbreaks from imported food. Writing for the March edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, four researchers take a deep dive into outbreak trends involving… Continue Reading

Destruction of the Don: Dam Project Threatens Food Security on the Mekong

Peering into the early morning mist created by thousands of tons of Mekong water collapsing from Laos into nearby Cambodia, I was surprised when a small black shape emerged. He looked as spindly and fragile as a botanical specimen. Inching across a barely perceptible cable across what is known as the Khone Falls (Khone Phapheng),… Continue Reading

Beef with Radioactive Cesium Turns Up in Japan

The Japanese government tried to explain Wednesday how beef containing trace levels of radioactive cesium ended up reaching stores or consumers in several prefectures, and promised to step up inspections to prevent another such incident. News reports said cows raised at a farm near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant likely had eaten rice… Continue Reading