Food News: Fast Food Decoded, From Calories to Wages

GMOs, meat inspections and MRSA also in the news
Apr 5, 2013 9:02 am
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Fast food workers go on strike, Minnesota debates GMO labeling, kids' meals fail nutrition standards and Mark Bittman goes in search of healthy versions of junk food. 

The Biggest Challenge Facing Politicians Is...Glazed Donuts?

There's a link between campaigning and weight gain
Mar 20, 2013 1:01 pm

It is no secret that countless hours on the campaign trail bring about enormous amounts of stress for politicians. With little sleep to recover from continuous appearances in the public eye, many are bound to make their fair share of mistakes. But could one of the biggest problems facing these figures lie in their actual diets while on the campaign trail? Read on.

Food Film Review: A Place At The Table

Like Food, Inc.? Now it's time to fight hunger.
Feb 26, 2013 10:02 am

There's A Place At The Table for fans of 2009 Oscar-nominated food documentary trailblazer Food Inc., opening in theaters and available on iTunes and On Demand this Friday, March 1. This full-length documentary tackles the next issue after giant food corporations' effects on American agriculture: chronic hunger for 50 million despite the fact that our country produces more than enough to feed every citizen. 

Bolivian Leader Calls For Big Food To Lay Off "International Year Of Quinoa"

President Evo Morales says qui-no to corporations
Feb 21, 2013 4:02 pm

Quinoa, that tiny seed that goes so very well with kale, has humble origins in the Andean mountains. It's come a long way since then, and 2013 is even the United Nations' International Year of Quinoa. You'd think Bolivians in particular would be thrilled, but then quinoa's boom hasn't been all delicious salads and healthy living.

Could The End Of Food Contamination Finally Be In Sight?

The FDA offers two new rules for germ-free food
Jan 4, 2013 4:31 pm

Remember 2010, year of the tainted spinach, peanut butter, eggs, ground beef and whatnot? And then Cantaloupe-gate the following year? Two years later, the FDA has at last answered the consumer call to action with two new rules food manufacturers will be required to follow. Let's see what they came up with.   

Canada's Beef Makes Headlines Not Once, But Twice

Not that the news is all bad necessarily
Oct 5, 2012 10:01 am

On the one hand, Alberta-based beef company recalls thousands of pounds of beef from the market. On the other, McDonald's invites you into its beef processing plant in a new effort to be transparent. Every Friday morning, it's your week in food politics.

VIDEO: Labeling Foods Is A Win For Farmers And Consumers

Fixfood.org is giving farmers a voice of their own
Oct 3, 2012 9:01 am

FixFood.org, the new project of filmmaker and activist Robert Kenner (who you may know from Oscar-nominated 2009 documentary Food, Inc.) released a new video which highlights what American farmers think of issues like GMO labeling and California's Prop 37. 

11 Food-Based Campaign Promises That We Wish The Candidates Would Make

Jump-start the economy, sure. But free refills?
Sep 26, 2012 10:01 am

It's late September in an election year and with both parties' conventions now over, the 2012 Presidential Election is officially in full swing. Both parties want to jump-start the economy with new jobs, but how do they feel about free refills? Columnist Jason Kessler is here to present 11 food-based campaign promises that I wish the candidates would make.


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