food politics

Jay Rayner Wants You To Reconsider Locavorism

And stop the oversimplification of food systems!
Dec 1, 2014 12:17 pm

From Mark Bittman to Dan Barber to Mario Batali, leading American thinkers, writers and chefs suggest that the best way to eat right is to know your farmer. To embrace locally grown and produced ingredients. To shop at your local greenmarket when possible. Jay Rayner, however, has a different take on the subject. Jay who?

Gird Your Bacon: Meatless Monday = Evil Brainwashing Propaganda?

Oh wait no, it's just Fox News doing Fox News
Sep 15, 2014 4:35 pm

You'll need to see this clip of Mr. Texas Agriculture Commissioner accosting the most friendly and inoffensive step man has taken towards becoming healthier and more environmentally responsible: Meatless Monday. Now we've seen tantrums thrown over tofu before...usually from picky kids.

The Farm Bill Is Back... Again

And now it's double the fun (literally)
Jul 12, 2013 9:01 am

House Republicans propose splitting the farm bill in two and make everyone mad in the process. Could Campbell’s “Chicken & Quinoa” soup be in the works? Who's now more obese than Americans? Find out after the jump.

Food News: "Unprocessed" Processed Foods Debut

Plus Chipotle labels GMOs, beef prices on the rise
Jun 21, 2013 9:01 am

In an action-packed week in food politics, processed food attempts to look "natural," the House torpedoes the Farm Bill, Democrats ask Nickelodeon to ban junk food ads, Dunkin' Donuts jumps on the gluten-free trend and Chipotle identifies all GMOs in its ingredients. Read more after the jump.

Food News: National Parks And Lo Mein To Get A Healthy Makeover

Plus reactions to the Chinese buyout of Smithfield
Jun 7, 2013 9:01 am
Lo Mein

Smithfield's potential Chinese takeover raises food safety concerns, Philly looks to reduce salt in Chinese takeout, the farm bill is still in the works and Kim Jong Il's chef tells all. That and more in this week's food politics after the jump.

Food Revolution Day 2013: An Interview With Jamie Oliver

The UK chef/activist talks food, tech, kids & more
May 14, 2013 11:02 am

Don't be surprised if you see the following hashtag trending across social media starting this Friday morning: #FRD2013. What is #FRD2013, you ask? That's Food Revolution Day 2013, Jamie Oliver's annual attempt to rally communities around the world to celebrate their relationship with food. Here, we interview Jamie about the big day and more.

Food News: Rent-A-Chicken, Haute Cuisine Goes Vegetarian, Protests At CIA

Plus: fruits & vegetables with the most pesticides
Apr 26, 2013 9:02 am

The week in food politics brings chicken rentals, student protests, good news for vegetarians and the glimpse of a farm bill. And just when you thought it was gone for good, horsemeat may be right in our own backyards. 

Can We Really Claim Margaret Thatcher Invented Soft Serve?

Plus antibiotic use in apples, WH furloughs & more
Apr 12, 2013 9:03 am
Soft Serve

This week in food news, antibiotic use crops up where you’d least expect it, the White House assistant chef may be furloughed, historians debate Margaret Thatcher’s role in the creation of soft serve and McDonald’s deals with its disgruntled employees. All the news that's fit to, um, chew on, right this way.


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