Rocky Ford, Colo. cantaloupe growers took a hit after news broke about a 2011 listeria outbreak.
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When Colorado cantaloupe laden with the deadly pathogen listeria killed more than 30 people in 2011, shockwaves rippled throughout the food industry. The outbreak made one thing clear: huge cracks exist in the systems meant to keep our food safe to eat.
Denver Post reporters Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown set out to explore those conflicts within food safety in their new book Eating Dangerously.
Many large egg-producing operations, like this one in Stuart, Iowa, would have to change the way they house hens if they want to sell eggs in California under the terms of a new California state law that is currently under court challenge.
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By most measures, David Kesten's hens are living the good life.
Congress may not fully reinstate the half-million dollar expense provision that expired last year, says Roger McEowen, director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.
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It could be yet another sign that the good times are over.