News tagged with contaminated food

The real impact of the Chernobyl accident

The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident has been seriously overestimated, while unfounded statements presented as scientific facts have been used to strangle the nuclear industry, according to Russian researchers. Writing ...

May 29, 2013
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Mountains limited spread of fallout from Fukushima

A map of radioactive contamination across Japan from the Fukushima power plant disaster confirms high levels in eastern and northeastern areas but finds much lower levels in the western part of the country, thanks to mountain ...

Nov 14, 2011
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Pistachio company: Raw nuts may be bacteria source

(AP) -- The company at the center of a nationwide pistachio recall says the salmonella contamination could have come from raw nuts during processing but not a human or animal source in its plant.

Mar 31, 2009
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How lead gets into urban vegetable gardens

One common mitigation approach is to build a raised bed and fill it with freshly composted, low-lead soil from elsewhere, right? Maybe not, according to researchers studying the mysterious case of the lead contamination found ...

Nov 01, 2010
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'Prewashed' Salad Still Needs Cleaning

(PhysOrg.com) -- For people trying to get in their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables, prepackaged green salads are an easy way to start a meal. But there’s growing concern that these convenient ...

Mar 11, 2010
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