Scrolling Headlines:

UMass educator to train local farmers in food safety practices

Lisa McKeag received a USDA grant to help MA farms manage food safety risks.

PCP: Lack of USDA enforcement discredits organic labels

Columnist Alexa Jones points out that organic labels don’t always mean the food lives up to USDA standards.

Researchers predict climate change will encourage invasive species

Climate change will bring rising temperatures and new invasive species, according to the USDA.

Will you ever eat at Taco Bell again?

Collegian columnist Seyi Obasa wonders if anyone can trust fast food anymore.

Consumers ask Taco Bell, “Where’s the beef?”

“Where’s the beef?” was once a slogan of the fast-food restaurant chain Wendy’s, in regards to the quality of meat of their competitors’ products. Now, some consumers are asking just that of Taco Bell. An Alabama law firm has filed a class-action law suit against the fast-food company, that claims the “seasoned beef” served in its products does not contain enough beef to be considered beef, seasoned or otherwise. According to the lawsuit, only 35 percent of the beef filling served in tacos was actual beef, with the remaining 65 percent consisting of ingredients including: water, isolated oat product, wheat…