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New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks

...the FDA and gave the agency additional powers to shut down facilities. The law also required stricter standards on imported foods.___Find Mary Clare Jalonick on Twitter:
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Juneau-based community group to build traveling greenhouse

...A Juneau-based organization plans to help build a mobile greenhouse to teach students to become less reliant on imported food.The project was developed by Lia Heifetz, the food security coordinator for the Southeast Conference, KTOO reported...
Seeking a stable table

...Southeast Conference Mid-Session Summit, Heifetz told attendees that if Alaskans could displace just 3 percent of imported foods by growing, harvesting or purchasing locally, it could make a big difference in food security and in the economy...
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...


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