I saw an ad in Time Magazine about the Union of Concerned Scientists that is why I visited the place. They have several sections of interest, but I focused on the food for interesting reads which I can post here.
One of the articles focused on the use of antibiotics on livestock and poultry that may contribute to development of antibiotic-resistance among patients/people.
Did you know that approximately 70 percent of all antibiotics and related drugs
produced in the United States are given to livestock and poultry? These
are used for nontherapeutic purposes such as accelerating growth and
the diseases caused by overcrowded and unsanitary conditions on
Unfortunately, this practice results in
antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can
cause difficult-to-treat diseases in
Read the whole article by clicking on the title.
The food section also features a Gallery of Foodborne-Illnesses.
There is also a discussion that addresses the risks of genetically engineered foods.
And I am more intent to learn more about Sustainable Agriculture. I may just continue my gardening in the future years, and I may try to learn how to raise my own pig/chickens/beef. I am glad I have something to start with - a family that grew up farming.
Other non-food related topics can be found on the said website - vehicles, environment, energy and security. I signed the Consumer Pledge to Reduce Antibiotic Use. I hope you will too.