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New U.S. Mad Cow Case Is The First In Six Years

Robert Siegel speaks with Jim Culler, director of the University of California, Davis Food Safety Lab, about a recent report of mad cow disease in the U.S. Culler says this particular strain is rare and not known to cross species. He says the U.S. Department of Agriculture is now in the process of tracing the cow's history to find out where she's been.
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Mad Cow Disease: What You Need To Know Now

The food supply is safe, federal officials say, even though a fourth case of mad cow disease has been discovered in the United States. A 2009 ban on using cattle parts in animal feed may be why cases are so infrequent.
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Buying Sustainable Fish Is Getting Easier, But It's Still Hard

Even as some retailers are turning to certification schemes and rating systems to offer consumers trustworthy choices, the art of sustainable seafood buying now requires a sophisticated understanding of geography and science on the part of the consumer.
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Poll: Are Your Friends Bombarding You With 'Food Porn'?

A recent parody on YouTube by musical comedians suggests that the amateur "culinary paparazzi" is out of control. We want to know what you think.
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The California Taco Trail: 'How Mexican Food Conquered America'

Once upon a time, tacos were a Mexican snack. Now they're an all-American institution. Gustavo Arellano leads us across Southern California in search of the roots of the American taco.
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Are Local Salad Greens Safer Than Packaged Salad Greens?

When it comes to food safety, big and small vegetable farmers are living in different worlds. And now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is struggling to draft safety regulations that will apply to most of these vegetable growers.

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