Monsanto’s Cancer Warning Labels, a Soy Nut Butter Recall, and More Food News

March 13, 2017
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Monsanto’s Cancer Warning Labels in California
“The state of California has forced the company to label its popular weed-killer, Roundup, as a possible cancer threat to humans” and that “the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has confirmed that California regulators are still waiting for the formal ruling prior to moving forward with the warnings.” – Food Matters

A Smart Way to Help Young Farmers
“The Young Farmer Success Act (H.R. 1060) would offer a path to student loan forgiveness for farmers who commit to a decade in the profession. A loan forgiveness program already exists for young people entering professions that benefit society—such as nursing, teaching, and government and nonprofit work. This bill would add farming to the list.” – Civil Eats

Must-See Documentary: Ants on a Shrimp
“It’s the first documentary about the restaurant, a nice little 45-seat Danish spot in Copenhagen, I’ve seen since I ate there last month for the first and last time. It’s also the best chronicle of the restaurant I’ve ever encountered.” -- Eater 

Recall Alert: E. Coli Outbreak in Soy Nut Butter
“An E. coli outbreak linked to peanut butter substitute I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter has spread to nine states and the SoyNut Butter Co. has revealed it uses a contract manufacturer, meaning the implicated soy nut butter could have been used in other companies’ products under other brands.” – Food Safety News

A New Use for Tomatoes and Eggshells: Tires
“Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century.” – Ohio State University

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