food decision 2016As Americans prepare for the second week of pre-empted prime time programming tonight with the beginning of the Democratic National Convention today in Philadelphia, there’s one thing that liberals and conservatives agree about — food safety. “Foodborne illness from bacteria ranked first among both liberals and conservatives (with) 55 percent and 58 percent, respectively,” ranking…

Food safety was topped only by the economy and health care in a recent survey of 510 Floridians by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The UF/IFAS Center for Public Interest Education (PIE) found that food safety ranked third out of 15 identified issues of concern. Genetically modified food was ranked…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to “explore emerging consumer food safety topics” in their new Food Safety Survey. The survey, which was last conducted in 2010, is used to measure consumers’ knowledge about food safety, trends in food-safety habits and attitudes about technologies such as food irradiation and biotechnology. The latest version will…