| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Thoughtless use of antibiotic medications continues to promote the growth of drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., threatening doctors' ability to combat infections, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:26 PM
A new study from Penn State University published in the Journal of Food Science reaffirms the necessity to be extremely careful when handling and cooking chicken, even -- and maybe especially -- if it comes from the farmers market.
The study, which...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:23 AM
In an effort to avoid illness outbreaks from imported foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules that would require importers to verify that their suppliers' standards are on par with those of domestic growers and processors....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:51 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — He shot squirrels in the head so their bodies would be intact for meals.
He caught frogs, lizards and a two-foot brown snake, killing them with a rock and toasting them thoroughly so he would not get salmonella.
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In my first post outlining my 100-mile diet, I mentioned a $35 local chicken and a comment war broke out over whether the price was justifiable. Though I think sustainable food is priceless, searching for a more reasonably priced bird, I called up...
| May 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In the wake of the recent Consumer Reports investigation finding a high percentage of contamination in ground turkey sold at retail outlets, there are some things to remember about food safety.
The Times' Ricardo Lopez reported: "Consumer Reports said...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:56 PM
It's a common mantra among free-market-loving conservatives that government regulations hinder business growth and cost workers jobs.
That may be true for some regulations, and it never hurts to go back and rethink old rules.
But it's also clear...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:21 PM
More than 70 people in 18 states have fallen ill because of a salmonella outbreak linked to imported Mexican cucumbers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
The agency said 14 people have been hospitalized, and it is working...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:43 AM
For will.i.am, what started as a fascination with space turned into a history-making song that was transmitted earlier this week from the Mars rover Curiosity. In the Google+ Hangout above, Times Science Writer Amina Khan discussed how will.i.am came to.....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Enrollment at California community colleges plunged by 485,000 students in the previous three years, an unprecedented decline that could worsen if the state’s fiscal crisis continues, officials said Wednesday. The 17% drop from about 2.9 million...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Mars Rover Curiosity got into the music business this week, transmitting a song by musician will.i.am from the surface of Mars. Times Science Writer Amina Khan will discuss this and other aspects of the Mars mission in a Google+ Hangout......