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  • Listeria outbreak: How safe is America's food chain?

    Listeria outbreak: How safe is America's food chain?

    Listeria-related deaths in the US from tainted cantaloupes have raised concern about America's food chain. While problems remain, there have also been improvements, experts say.

  • Cantaloupe deaths and illnesses: CDC on ways to combat

    Cantaloupe deaths and illnesses: CDC on ways to combat

    Cantaloupe deaths and illnesses: The heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said consumers who have cantaloupes produced by Jensen Farms in Colorado should throw them out.

  • Despite listeria outbreak, cantaloupes safe to eat if…

    Despite listeria outbreak, cantaloupes safe to eat if…

    Worst listeria outbreak in more than a decade shines harsh light on safety of cantaloupes. They're safe to eat, scientists say, if consumers take steps to prevent spread of pathogens like listeria.

  • Karin Alfredsson travels the world to help stop violence against women

    Difference Maker Karin Alfredsson travels the world to help stop violence against women

    Author and journalist Karin Alfredsson founded 'Cause of Death: Woman' to investigate the worldwide epidemic of violent acts against women

  • Cantaloupe recall: Colorado farm linked to listeria

    Cantaloupe recall: Colorado farm linked to listeria

    Cantaloupe recall issued in 17 states after officials find listeria in Jensen Farms melon. Cantaloupe recall involves 300,000 cases of fruit typically with green-and-white or gray-yellow-green stickers.

  • Fall 2011 movie preview

    Culture Cafe Fall 2011 movie preview

    The 2011 Fall Movie Season is here, and we have your guide to all the films keeping you warm at the theater, complete with images, release dates, and our recommendations!

  • Contagion: movie review

    Contagion: movie review

    'Contagion': a bio-thriller that comes off as a fright film, with a few quietly moving moments.

  • Six major food recalls

    Six major food recalls

    Cargill's Aug. 3 recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey is the latest in a string of high-profile food recalls in the United States. The volume of meat recalled was a quarter of the largest meat recall on record, but it was linked to far more health effects. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 15 percent of Americans – some 48 million – become ill from food-borne pathogens each year. Most outbreaks are local events; a few are national in scope. Here's a look at some of the biggest food recalls in the past five years:

  • Ground turkey recall: Why the lag between illnesses and a public alert?

    Ground turkey recall: Why the lag between illnesses and a public alert?

    Cargill launched a voluntary recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey on Wednesday. The government’s investigation into the salmonella outbreak went through a lengthy research process in which results had to be confirmed.

  • Movie industry hasn't stopped smoking, but it has cut back a lot

    Top movies in 2010 depicited far fewer smoking scenes than in 2005, especially films for kids and teens, a new report finds. Movie companies with antismoking policies cut tobacco scenes the most.