December 16, 2010
"CDC says 1 in 6 people get sick from their food"
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with new estimates about how many people get sick from foodborne illnesses every year and it's a lot of people -- 48 million, or 1 in 6 Americans.
November 22, 2010
"Make this the last Thanksgiving before food safety reform"
When seven-year-old Christopher Meunier's cries of pain awakened his parents two days before Thanksgiving in 2008, they could not have known the source of his agony and vomiting would be found in misconduct at a food plant 1,300 miles away.
June 04, 2010
"Food Safety Reform Cannot Wait!"
Patricia Buck from the Center for Foodborne Illness recounts her experience losing her grandson Kyle to foodborne illness and urges the Senate to vote on Senate bill, S. 510.
April 19, 2010
MOFS Advocate Launches Moms' Campaign for Safe Food
Since Leigh Ann Winnard's son contracted an infection in 2002 linked to a recalled food and was weaken to the point that he could not walk, sit or stand, she has been urging our government to make sure our food supply is as safe as it can be.
December 08, 2009
Now is the time to pass food safety legislation
Legislation that will improve the nation's food safety is poised for a vote in the Senate, but it is up to Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) to bring it to the floor for a vote.
October 22, 2009
My daughter's battle with E. coli
"A few years ago my life was much like the lives of many other mothers across the United States. Most of my waking hours were consumed with my job and taking care of my family. Needless to say, I hardly had the time to engage in political activism. But then Rylee got sick - and my perspective changed."
October 07, 2009
Are we all crash test dummies for the food industry?
"People often ask me how I manage to eat, given what I do for a living. It's true - by all rights, I should be starving. As the lead author of the new report just released from Center for Science in the Public Interest, The Ten Riskiest Foods Regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, today is another day when I'll have a tough time putting anything in my mouth."