2 Years After Major Food Safety Law Enacted, FDA Begins Its Implementation

2 Years After Major Food Safety Law Enacted, FDA Begins Its Implementation

Peanut butter. Melons. Lettuce. Seemingly harmless foods that, when contaminated with e. coli bacteria, have caused mass food recalls, hospitalizations, and even deaths. About 48 million Americans get sick each year from contaminated food. 128,000 are hospitalized. 3,000 die! Congress … Continue reading

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Top Fruits by Water Content

Top Fruits by Water Content

Water makes up approximately 60% of our body weight. It plays many crucial roles in the body, from the detoxification of organs to the absorption of nutrients. Since our body requires water to function properly, the lack of water can … Continue reading

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HarvestMark Lets You Trace Your Melon Back to the Patch Where it was Born

HarvestMark Lets You Trace Your Melon Back to the Patch Where it was Born

This week, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack announced the implementation of Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law for meats and nuts. The law has many loopholes, but it is a good first step. In the meantime, private enterprise is always a … Continue reading

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Choosing a Ripe Melon – Easy

Choosing a Ripe Melon – Easy

Here are some tips from the Whole Foods Market blog: Most people already know a good melon when they taste it—so being able to pick out a great tasting melon is an important skill to have! Choosing a ripe melon … Continue reading

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Is it ripe? Choosing the Perfect Melon

Is it ripe? Choosing the Perfect Melon

Prevention’s Nutrition Blog provides great tips for choosing ripe fruit at the market. Here’s what they recommend for melons: Cantaloupes are very delicate so inspect them carefully for tears, bruises or mushy spots. Next, keep in mind that ripe melons … Continue reading

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