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Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Chicago. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

Recent Posts by Liz Leslie

February 3, 2016

 

Egg salad

Hellmann’s Creates Vegan ‘Mayo’

Over a year ago, Hellmann's took issue with the term "mayo" for an egg-free spread. Now, they've decided to make their own.

January 28, 2016

 

bowl of apples

New GMO Apple Could Hit Shelves Soon

Almost a year after the first two genetically modified varieties of non-browning apples were approved for market, a new Fuji variety could join them.

January 11, 2016

 

Campbell Soup Headquarters

Campbell’s Announces Support For Mandatory GMO Labeling

In a victory for pro-labeling supporters, Campbell Soup Company announced it supports mandatory labeling of GMOs.

January 7, 2016

 

Rain

Farmers See Mixed Results From Warm Winter Weather

It was an unseasonably warm December in some parts of the Midwest. What does that mean for farmers?

December 28, 2015

 

Spice shop at Douz

What Made Your Plate In 2015 — And What’s Next In 2016?

From tacos to quinoa, some foods were everywhere in 2015. What will be the "it" foods of 2016?

December 17, 2015

 

salmonella

Analyze Your Food With A Device That Fits In Your Pocket

Processes that were once the purview of specialty labs are now being put into pocket-sized products to give consumers the ability to analyze their foods.

December 10, 2015

 

Empty Wal-Mart

Supermarkets Missing Mark In Food Deserts

A recent analysis found that of the 1,500 new supermarkets promised for food deserts by next year, only about 250 have opened in those neighborhoods so far.

December 9, 2015

 

Boston College

Chipotle Under Fire In Boston After Students Become Sick

80 students have fallen ill in Boston after eating at Chipotle, causing the restaurant chain to close another store during the investigation.

November 23, 2015

 

cookies

Obesity Rate Rises, Cornell Researchers Question Why

The obesity rate rises again. Well over one-third of adult Americans are obese. But a new Cornell study questions, is junk food really the cause?

November 20, 2015

 

bread

‘Neurogastronomy:’ The Taste Of Smell

What if you could change the way your food tastes by manipulating smell?

November 19, 2015

 

atlantic salmon

Genetically Engineered Salmon Cleared For Human Consumption

The FDA made the announcement today, although it will likely be a while before the "frankenfish" hit supermarket shelves.

November 16, 2015

 

Produce in Han Market

FDA Releases Food Import Standards

As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA released safety guidelines to ensure imported produce is held to the same standards as U.S. products.

November 13, 2015

 

Waiting in line at a food store

FDA Wants Your Help Defining ‘Natural’

Consumer advocacy groups have sounded the alarm for years about defining the word "natural" in natural foods, and the FDA is listening -- again.

November 5, 2015

 

Diverse E coli

E. coli Outbreak Shutters Chipotle Across Northwest

43 Chipotle restaurants have been closed following an outbreak of E. coli, while a ground beef outbreak has been traced to a Nebraska plant.

October 22, 2015

 

KFC in Shihezi

Yum Brands Creates Chinese Spinoff

Unable to rebound from scandals, Yum Brands has decided to split into a separate entity in China.

October 21, 2015

 

restaurant interior

Without Paid Leave, Food Workers Go To Work Sick

For many workers in the food service industry, getting paid depends on showing up, even when you're sick.

October 14, 2015

 

pumpkins

Weather Woes Result In Fewer, Smaller Pumpkins

Excess rain leads pumpkins to rot when they can't absorb all the water. Too little rain means pumpkins shoot roots deep into the ground to find moisture.

October 8, 2015

 

Romania Corn

GMOs In Europe: Who Opted Out And Who’s All In

The October 3 deadline for EU member nations to opt out of GMOs has come and gone, with 19 nations saying no to cultivation within their borders.

September 23, 2015

 

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Obesity Rates Climb, But Fast Food Not Alone In Blame

According to a couple new reports, obesity rates in every state in America top 20 percent, while one-third of U.S. children are consuming fast food daily.

September 17, 2015

 

Chipotle

Grades Are In For Restaurants Regarding Antibiotics In Meat

A new report looks at restaurants' policies regarding antibiotic use in meat products. Of the 25 largest fast food chains, only five received passing grades.

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