News: Good and Bad

Another day another recall.

I guess I’m going to have to become more selective about what food contaminations stories I pass along to you. It seems like we’re getting so many scares and recalls that it’s going to be hard to keep up with them all. But there is good news in the wind.

First the bad news.

Teavana Corporation has announced a recall of its Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea due to salmonella contamination. The product is sold in bulk at retail stores and in bags by mail order. Consumers are urged to return the product to where they purchased it for a refund. Company officials are investigating how the tea could have become contaminated.

Now the good news.

A report to the United Nations says agroecology is the up and coming strategy for dealing with world hunger, lower food prices and sustainable food ecology. The report says this eco-farming could double food production in ten years. The report notes that the biggest roadblock to ending world hunger is poverty. More ecological farming methods could reach more poor and hungry people as well as being better for the environment.