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Top 5 food stories of 2010
It's been a big year in food news. Here's a look, in no particular order, at 5 of the food trends of 2010, the stories...
Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act Passes House 264-157, Awaits Obama's Signature
The House of Representatives has passed the $4.5 billion Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, the Associated Press...
The Latest on Genetically Modified Foods: Beets and Apples
I haven't seen much comment on what's happening with Center for Food Safety v. Vilsack (PDF), a suit to prevent...
Why you should toast the new food safety rules
‘Tis the season of good cheer, endless hors d’oeuvres and mile-long holiday buffets. But as I wander from...
The Next Big Thing on Food Labels
Wouldn’t it be great to walk through the supermarket and be able to identify the healthiest products at a glance?...
Seven Reasons to Pass Child Nutrition Now!
When Congress comes back for the post-election session, there will be little time and many competing priorities. One...
A Date Certain for Food Safety
Monday, November 29 is our last best hope for the Senate to pass food safety reform. That’s something I hope we can be...
How Journalists Got the Cheese Lobbying Story Wrong
On November 7, The New York Times ran a front-page story by Michael Moss exposing what appears to be yet another...
Heritage Turkeys: Worth the Cost?
American shoppers expect to pay more for foods raised without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and antibiotics. But...
An Insider's Account of Walmart's Local Foods Program
In October, Walmart unveiled its commitment to sustainable agriculture, including a goal to double the amount of...
Our Toddlers Are Eating Junk, Too
Nestlé, the world's largest food company (no relation) has conducted periodic studies of infant feeding practices since...
New York City Says No to Using Food Stamps for Sodas
New York City is serious about trying to reduce rates of obesity and the expensive and debilitating conditions for...
America's Diet: 3 New Reports
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has just published a review and assessment of the nutritional needs of the populations...
Why aren’t you eating probiotics yet? 4 health claims explained
You may only know about probiotics (the so-called “good” bacteria that’s best known for being added...
Who Stole These Cookies?
Who stole these cookies? But honestly Monica, that’s the question I really want answered. First, the backstory: If...
Q & A with Marion Nestle: The USDA's Plot to Feed Us Cheese
Eating Liberally's kat (a.k.a. Kerry Trueman) asks one of her inimitable "Ask Marion" questions, this one...
6 foods to ward off garlic breath
Garlic is one of those ingredients that I always have on hand: there’s a bulb on my kitchen counter and a jar of...
Food label lies: how to sort truth from hype
I live in Vermont. I have cows and goats as neighbors. I buy chickens from the farm a mile down my road. I’m...
Could eating red meat increase your risk of breast cancer?
In the past couple of years I’ve really scaled back how much red meat I eat. Partly because I truly enjoy...
Mmm, Frankensalmon! Is it what’s next for dinner?
People, don’t hate me, but after listening to the Food and Drug Administration’s hearings this week on...
3 of the simplest ways to not get sick
With two little kids in daycare, I’m going to do everything I can to keep myself—and indirectly, the little...
4 ingredients that sound healthier than they really are (and 4 that sound scary but aren’t)
As someone who is health conscious, I read a lot of labels. My general rule is to buy foods that list ingredients I can...
6 biggest lies about food busted
The other day while I was making zucchini bread, I cracked an egg and dumped it right down the drain. Total mistake. (...
Is your job making you gain weight?
Not a single one of my jobs has been in a place where I can step outside midday and have my pick of lunch spots within...
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