Food Coloring, Slaughterhouse Suspensions, and Corn-Based Film Fighting Bacteria

Top food news for April 7-12

It's Hump Day, and that means we're here with this week's food news roundup. Come on in and read about why the humble potato might be the replacement for wheat, GMO foods, a recall of espresso beans, and more.

British scientists report that "food additives 'could be as damaging as lead in petrol'."

Vanity Fair discusses Monsanto and GMO foods in depth.

Is this the end of the Conservation Reserve Program?

Slaughterhouse operations suspended when USDA inspectors found them in violation of humane treatment bylaws.

As wheat prices rise, the United Nations touts the potato as a more economical and viable food crop.

Food allergy alert: Harry & David recalled espresso beans that contained undeclared milk.

With all the beef recalls having consumers worried about the safety of their meat, an organization of independent ranchers with vigorous safety and handling standards will start labeling their meat with a food safety seal.

Scientists hope that a prototype corn-based film could help keep listeria bacteria out of food.

(Image: Black Gold Potato)