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USDA Alert System Keeps You Up to Date on Food Recalls — Food Recalls

In 2016 alone, the U.S. and Canada were victim to 764 food recalls. This year appears to be following suit, with recalls on yellowfin tuna over hepatitis A fears, edamame, and even a salad mix with a decomposing rat found inside of it (yikes!). With roughly two recalls a day last year, it can be hard to keep up with what's safe and unsafe in your cupboards and fridge.

But things don't have to be that way: There's a government alert system in place that can help you stay up to date.

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Scientists Discover a Sixth Sense Capable Of Tasting Water — Food Science

The human tongue can detect five basic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Now, researchers from California Institute of Technology have found a sixth sense that can detect water.

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Help These Women Find a “Generic Father Figure” for Their Backyard BBQ — Father’s Day

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Father's Day is coming up and if you, like so many others, are looking for a way to celebrate the awesome fathers (and father figures) in your life, you might want to go for the barbecue idea. After all, what says "Father's Day" more than dad at the grill wearing a "kiss the cook" apron, cracking open an ice-cold beer, and grilling up tons of burgers, beers, and brats?

That's just what a group of would-be Father's Day BBQ-ers in Spokane, Washington think. Except they need a dad to fulfill that iconic role. Although all members of the group can operate a grill, Father's Day cookouts require so much more than that, don't they? They really require that All-American, quintessential dad. Even if it's not your dad, such an affair requires a Dad with a capital D.

Enter: Craigslist.

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Yellowfin Tuna Recalled Due to Hepatitis A Contamination — Food Recall

If you regularly eat raw fish, then it's time to quickly step back and make sure you're safe. A popular tuna retailer has issued a recall, as its product may contain the Hepatitis A virus. Those who have not been vaccinated are at risk.

Hilo Fish Company Inc. rolled out the recall two weeks ago — the company made it public on Friday — for its frozen yellowfin tuna product, says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products impacted are 8-ounce tuna steaks with an expiration date of October 1, 2018 and 15-pound frozen tuna cubes dated to expire on April 1, 2019.

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No, Chocolate Milk Does Not Come from Brown Cows — Food News

Do you know where chocolate milk comes from? The seemingly insulting question is a valid query, as a good chunk of people are supposedly in the dark about where chocolate milk is sourced from. (Spoiler alert: It's not brown cows.)

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Organic Farming May Leave a Larger Carbon Footprint Than You Think — Food News

When you consume organic food, there's that feeling that you've done something good — for your body and for the environment. But organic foods are not what they seem. They offer consumers the promise of synthetic pesticide-free produce and are perceived to be healthier — studies have found conflicting findings about their nutritional superiority — but their environmental impact is being challenged, as it may be doing more harm than good.

If consuming organic fare and doing right by the environment is a top priority on your list, then the findings from a team of researchers from Germany and Sweden have some unfortunate news.

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