In The News
Thursday, June 20, 2013
We live in a nation that increasingly relies on other countries to produce the food, drugs, cosmetics, and devices we use in our daily lives. Between 10% and 15% of all food consumed by United States (U.S.) households is imported from abroad. Nearly two-thirds of the fruits and vegetables--and 80% of seafood--eaten domestically come from outside the U.S. Half of all medical devices used in this country are imported, while 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients in medications sold here are manufactured elsewhere.
Sprouts not apparently cause of E.coli outbreak BERLIN -- German officials say initial tests show that sprouts from an organic farm in the country's north are not the cause of the E. coli outbreak.