Federal Gluten-Free Labeling & 10 A.M. NYC Brunch Are Now A Reality

All the food politics news you need to know
Aug 9, 2013 9:00 am

Gluten-free labels get federal regulations, Twitter could help you avoid food poisioning, Germans balk at a day without sausage, a lab-grown beef hamburger exists and more, after the jump. 

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: Tom Colicchio Goes To Washington; Superbugs In Meat

Plus a gif from the Atlantic and weekend reading
Apr 19, 2013 9:01 am
Low Sodium

From superbugs in meat to undercover animal abuse bills to farm labor advocacy the week brought both alarm and reform. But hey, there's a gif from the Atlantic maps out America’s growing obesity problem with unsettling clarity! Read on for the week in food politics.

Polar Bears In Coca-Cola Satire Face Harsh Reality

Amputations are only the beginning for these bears
Oct 12, 2012 9:01 am

A new animated short takes on Big Soda by showing the perils of sugary-drink consumption. See what befalls the bears after the jump.

Celebrate 1st Ever Food Revolution Day

Join Jamie Oliver in his campaign for real food
May 17, 2012 1:16 pm
Food Revolution

This Saturday, host (or attend) a dinner party in honor of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day. Get inspired by watching the video after the jump.

Is HBO's Weight Of The Nation Harmful?

Critics speak out, FDA & USDA announce good news
May 11, 2012 10:01 am
Farmers Markets

HBO's show about America's obseity problem causes controversy, The New York Times reports on growning numbers of Type 2 diabetes, and the FDA and USDA try to lighten the mood with positive announcements.

The Obesity Threat Of Fast Food Ads

Should Washington regulate fast food ads?
May 4, 2012 10:01 am
Burger King Ad

Can you spot a McDonald’s a mile away, hum the Burger King jingle and identify the a red-haired gap-toothed girl as the Wendy's logo? Unfortunately, this is a game you don’t want to be good at. A new study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics links familiarity with junk food advertising to obesity.

Josh Ozersky's Restaurant For Fat People

Restaurants should be cold, serve joints of meat
Dec 5, 2011 2:01 pm

Our friend and favorite lardcore correspondent Josh Ozersky has written a smart, and uncharacteristically dark, essay for literary journal Gastronomica tackling the design, service and menu strategy at a restaurant “exclusively for fat people.”


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