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Why Metal-Bristle Grill Brushes May Be Hazardous to Your Health

2012_07_10-BBQBrush.jpegDo you clean your grill with a metal-bristled brush, the type that comes in most grilling utensil sets? A new report warns that consumers should be aware of the potential health threat these brushes pose, as hospitals are treating more patients sickened by accidental ingestion of metal bristles that fall off the brushes and stick to food on the grill. More


Just Established: The First Ever Global Standards for Salmon Farming

2012-7-6-news.jpgIt took eight years, but there is now an official and comprehensive standards guide for salmon farming. The 91-page document details over 100 fish-farming standards, and includes guidelines on everything from pesticides and antibiotics use to fish-cage construction, water quality, and more. More


Cherry Production Down 70% This Season Food News

2012-7-5-cherries.jpgIf you're gearing up for a summer of all things cherry, you may need to rethink your plans: cherry production is actually down 70% this season, according to the Department of Agriculture, due to the mild winter and cherry blossoms dropping too quickly. More


Modern Glass Bakeware: More Likely to Shatter?

2011_09_22-Pyrex.jpgHave you ever suspected the decades-old Pyrex baking dish you received from your grandmother is a lot more durable than a modern glass dish? You might be right.

Earlier this year Consumer Reports published findings that the glass bakeware currently sold in the U.S. is more likely to shatter than its European counterparts. Since then, the magazine has received over 140 more reports of glassware unexpectedly shattering, with about half resulting in injury. What's going on here? More


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