Does your pot supplier have a HACCP plan?

Safety concerns include aflatoxins, chemical residues: As many U.S. States and Canadian provinces approach legalization of cannabis, the question of regulatory oversight has become a pressing issue. Should cannabis be treated as a drug or a food product when it comes Read More …

Will pockets of humanity have to rely on the sea for water?

The U.S. South, too, could experience more hot, dry days: If current projections hold, Cape Town, South Africa, a city of four million, will run out of water on May 11 after three long years of severe drought. The coastal city is Read More …

Oh no! Will climate change affect my wine?

Wine grapes will be among first to suffer: How will climate change impact food production? There will likely be many disruptions as once fertile areas become too hot and others that were once too cold to farm become arable. But one Read More …

Panera Bread recalls cream cheese

No illnesses reported: Panera Bread has announced it is preemptively recalling all of the 2 ounce and 8 ounce cream cheese products sold at its 2,000 U.S. locations. The fast-casual chain said it had made its decision “out of an abundance Read More …

Is there too much arsenic in infant rice cereals?

Rice absorbs arsenic from soil and water: Infant rice cereals are popular with parents because they are affordable, easy to digest, and unlikely to cause allergic reactions. Infants typically begin eating cereals when they are between four and six months old. But, Read More …

Biological weapons: Another threat from North Korea

Preparation is ‘urgent and necessary’: Under the cover of farm facilities, North Korean chemists may be weaponizing some the world’s deadliest diseases—such as smallpox, Black Death and cholera—which could lay waste to millions of people if an epidemic were unleashed. A report Read More …

ISIS still inspiring followers via social media

In today’s world, loss of territory isn’t the end of terrorist groups: Just because ISIS has lost territory doesn’t mean the terrorist organization is gone. Two incidents this weekend (a car and knife attack in Canada and another knife attack in Read More …

Sonic Drive-ins may have suffered data breach

Millions of cards could be affected: Sonic Drive-In, a fast food restaurant chain with more than 3,500 locations across the United States, has apparently suffered a data breach that may have resulted in the theft of millions of payment cards. The company Read More …

‘There will be no food in Puerto Rico’

Some 80 percent of crop value wiped out: Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico last week as a Category 4 storm. Its force and fury stripped every tree of not just the leaves, but also the bark, leaving a rich Read More …