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Fukushima radiation not found in Alaska seafood

...Friday announced results of U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests.The FDA monitors radiation in both domestic and imported food. Alaska officials called for specific Alaska samples, including fish that migrate from western Pacific waters off...
My Turn: Alaska disaster planning needs to focus on food and become more prepared and less dependent on imported food. (The estimated distance a conventional head of lettuce...home, the village of Chickaloon eased dependence on imported foods by extending the growing season through a four-season...
Outside editorial: FDA needs more inspectors

...the same time. By their own count, the FDA had enough inspectors to check only about 1 percent of the 8.9 million imported food shipments in fiscal year 2006. That's obviously insufficient. It is heartening, however, to note that Congress...
Outside editorial: Food safety bill offers welcome display of bipartisanship

...with the new guidelines and be subjected to increased inspections. The FDA currently inspects less than 1 percent of imported food. The FDA receive additional funding to step up inspections. American consumers shouldn't expect the legislation...
Outside editorial: Changes in Cuba's Communist economy offer US openings

...because the worldwide recession has ravaged Cuba, an island nation of 11 million people who largely are dependent on imported food and many other products. Cuba lacks a modern manufacturing infrastructure. The Cuban economy has been failing since...
Con: Thousands of Haitians will die unless US beefs-up relief efforts the 1980s, subsidized U.S. rice wiped out thousands of Haitian rice farmers and made the country dependent on imported food. Clinton's apology is important and presents an opportunity to change U.S. policy toward Haiti that has been...
My turn: Celebrate Alaska Agriculture Day by showing interest in local food options

...flavor than one from the grocery store plastic bag. Fuel costs for food shipped long distances add to the price of imported food. Additionally, local farmers and producers benefit from local purchases and the dollars spent in purchasing locally...
Alaska editorial: Buy Alaska Grown We see it as a way to grow a green Alaska that is less vulnerable to food security issues, less dependent on imported food and less detached from the sources of its food. With Alaska's fresh bounty reaching area farmers' markets, vegetable...
Juneau Empire Online Local: Alaskan economy lesson 8/24/97

...sugar, cereals and other staples to fill out their diet. ``No rural community in the state relies solely on imported food or wild food. Households arrive at the best balance of the two,'' said Wolfe. Copyright © 1996, 1997 Southeastern...


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