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Organic Food No Guarantee Against Foodborne Illness

Eating organic may limit your exposure to pesticides. It may make you feel environmentally conscious. It can help support local farmers. But scientists warn it won’t necessarily protect you against foodborne illnesses. Organics, like conventionally farmed foods, can harbor dangerous pathogens including E. coli and salmonella. A 2006 study in the Journal of Food Science… Continue Reading

Study: Food Safety Issues at DC Farmers Markets

Esther French, Mattea Kramer and Maggie Clark, fellows with News21, a national university reporting project at the University of Maryland, recently conducted an investigation into the safety of poultry sold at certain farmers’ markets in Washington D.C. Their report appeared in the July 22 issue of the Washington Post. The investigation revealed some unsettling results… Continue Reading