What Did President Theodore Roosevelt Eat In 1902? The Answer May Surprise You.

Vintage menus provide us with a look back
Jul 10, 2013 3:31 pm

Think back to 1902 for a minute. Okay, we know you didn't have Internet listicles back then. But all those creative facial hair contests must have been a gas. You also may recall that rail transport was thriving and air conditioning was just being invented. But do you remember how people used to lunch on broiled fresh mackerel and roast duck with currant sauce — washed down with a cup of green tea? Don't remember? Here's a reminder.

Redhook Brewery Introduces Labels Supporting Marriage Equality

Remember, "you can't spell lesbian without ESB"
Apr 11, 2013 12:02 pm

Seattle-based brewery Redhook is introducing a new program in support of marriage equality. After initially sharing an image online supporting the cause, the brewery received so much passionate response that print posters are being distributed to its accounts nationwide. Check out the three posters currently being distributed, after the jump.

Food News: Fast Food Decoded, From Calories to Wages

GMOs, meat inspections and MRSA also in the news
Apr 5, 2013 9:02 am
IN-N-Out burger

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.


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