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Marijuana is smokin’ hot on ballots; food safety not so much

Marijuana is a hot topic among state ballot measures for 2016 and its highly likely after the votes are counted a fourth of the U.S. population will reside in states permitting recreational use of cannabis. Among the 163 total measures that qualified for spots on ballots across 35 states this year, few are stand-outs and none directly involve food safety. States… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Alleges High Arsenic Levels in Some California Wines

A lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court claims that some California wines tested for inorganic arsenic contain higher-than-allowable levels. The complaint lists four individual plaintiffs and names as defendants Trader Joe’s, which sells some of the wines that were tested, and about two dozen California wineries, including some well-known names such as Beringer, Fetzer, and… Continue Reading

Calorie Cover-up on Chain Restaurant Menus

The public has until July 5 to tell the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require chain restaurants to disclose the amount of calories in beer, wine, and spirits, beverages that play a significant factor in America’s battle of the bulge. In an effort to help consumers maintain a healthy weight and reduce health care… Continue Reading

Cows Fed Wine Make Tasty Beef

There is a new type of gourmet beef steadily gathering dedicated fans throughout the meat market. Last November Canadian cattle ranchers began feeding red wine to their herds, and the product has been met with thunderous applause from everyone from regular consumers to top Canadian chefs. Sezmu Meats’ fifth generation rancher, Jandince Ravndahl came up… Continue Reading