Lawyer spends $500,000 to prove that USDA allows sale of millions of pounds of dangerous meat.

It’s easy to suspect ulterior motives when a lawyer says the sky is falling or this or that can kill you.  But in the case of William Marler, who many believe is one of the nation’s leading food safety lawyers, … Continue reading

USDA may find courage to outlaw bacteria in your burgers that sickens 30,000 a year.

Do you ever wonder why the beef industry and government warn consumers to “cook the life out of your burgers?” To understand what’s behind these words of caution we need to discuss some facts, acronyms, how the food poisoning, especially … Continue reading

Some E-cig users don’t like the safety of their vapor-generating devices questioned

Sometimes people don’t like what I write.  That’s okay. Journalism has never been a popularity contest for me.  I write what I think people need to know. Some topics spark unbelievably vitriolic reactions.  But the stories I wrote today for  … Continue reading

A ringside look and score card for the BPA battle

Natural Resources Defense Council’s senior scientist Jeniffer Saas has cranked out another of her easily understood explanations of complex scientific brouhahas. She lays out the efforts of both sides in the seemingly unending battle to eliminate bisphenol A from consumer … Continue reading