One home in wealthy Bel Air, California, used an astonishing 11.8 million gallons of water in one year. The customer, whose identity has not been reve
A new law that attempts to preserve California’s precious groundwater comes with a catch: The state will hide the names of people draining this vast underground water source.
When water agencies share data on their customers’ usage, and the public learns who the most egregious water wasters are, it generally leads to stronger conservation efforts. But a 1997 law means agencies are under no obligation to release this information.
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In the midst of a historic drought, Californians have no way of knowing who’s guzzling the most water. That’s by design, thanks to an obscure 1997 measure that weakened one of the state’s chief open government laws.
Mechanically tenderized beef has been put through a machine that breaks up the muscle fiber and tough connective tissue with blades or needles. But if there are human pathogens, such as E. coli, on the surface of the meat, the process can push them deep inside the cut, putting you at risk of foodborne illness.
Though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has opened foreign offices to help inspect imported food, drugs and products, a new federal report found that these offices don’t have performance measures to track and evaluate specifically how what they do improves food safety.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the results of a study completed over two years ago, which found that more than 99 percent of the milk samples it tested were not tainted with drug residues.
Despite pressure from consumer advocates, the federal government has failed to set a limit for arsenic in rice. Officials still are studying the difficult question of whether arsenic in rice has cumulative, long-term health effects.
Dairy cows get treated with a variety of medications to help them fight illness, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to release the results of its inquiry – started more than four years ago – into whether these drug are showing up in their milk.
Ten day care centers in California have racked up more than two dozen serious violations in the past five years, but all still are licensed and operat