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Blue Bell issues ice cream recall after three patients with food poisoning die

Recall is first in Texas company’s 108-year history as federal and state officials investigate cases of listeriosis, caused by listeria bacteria<p>The deaths of three patients who contracted food poisoning while in the hospital for other conditions have been linked to a venerable favorite of the south …

Public Health

Tackling global issues by targeting food waste

C<i>hefs and scientists will discuss solutions for tackling the global problem of food waste at the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl, beginning May 1. For a full schedule of events, click here. In the story below, experts offer tips for reducing food waste in your own home.</i><p>What's the point of worrying …

Agriculture

Food Waste Is Simply Too Big and Too Serious an Issue for Us to Ignore

One of the biggest issues supermarkets must face up to is food waste.<p>It's shocking when you look at the numbers. Even though just 1% of food waste is …

Agriculture

FDA inspection released by union exposes potential food safety issues at LA airport

A U.S. government inspection of food service facilities at Los Angeles International Airport found dirty employee bathrooms and food preparation issues, according to documents made public on Wednesday by a union representing airline food workers.<p>The report from a Food and Drug Administration …

Agriculture

Bravo Pet Foods issues voluntary recall due to Salmonella concerns

A Manchester, Conn.-based pet food manufacturer issued a voluntary recall of selected lots of its product due to concerns of the possible presence of salmonella.<p>The select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats were recalled after routine testing by the New York State Department of …

Product Recalls

The United Nations Served World Leaders Garbage For Lunch To Highlight Global Food Waste Issue

It was only a few months ago that John Oliver highlighted the huge issue of food waste and how it impacts our society, economy and the health of our world. Throughout this particular segment, Oliver explored the systemic problem in pointing out the issues with misleading expiration dates, aesthetic …

India to seek permanent solution to food security issue at WTO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for a permanent solution to the food security and agriculture subsidy issues at the Nairobi WTO …

Education Reform and the Failure to Fix Inequality in America

An abridged history of the misleading connection between classroom opportunity and economic mobility<p>As the U.S. continues to reckon with a widening income gap between the wealthiest Americans and marginalized communities, politicians and advocates have often cited education access as one of the …

Gender equality: Female representation in publicly-funded sports boardrooms reaches 30 per cent

Equality in sport has come a step closer as female representation in the boardrooms of Britain’s publicly funded sports has reached an average of 30 …

Kate Winslet says children being harmed by social media

Co-star of new Steve Jobs film says she is worried by the addictive qualities of devices Apple has created<p>Parents are “losing control” of their children to social media, award-winning British actor Kate Winslet has said, adding the she has banned her own from using such sites over fears their …

Social Media