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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

June 11, 2015



Monsanto Makes Bid For Swiss Seed Company Syngenta

In an effort to make the world's largest seed and pesticide company, Monsanto has offered to buy Syngenta. But the Swiss company isn't accepting -- yet.

June 3, 2015


KFC China

KFC Sues Chinese Companies Over Social Media Rumors

KFC, still reeling from a 2014 food scandal in China, is fighting back to protect its reputation against social media rumors.

May 22, 2015


Oil drums

Farm Loses 57,700 Turkeys To Tainted Oil Sold As Food Grade

The industrial waste oil passed off as food-grade oil contained lascadoil—a combination of oleic acid, soy oil, and lasalocid sodium, used in animal drugs.

May 21, 2015


Target store

Target Moves Away From Packaged Foods, Towards Fresh Foods

Target is a major player when it comes to food purchasing -- Americans spend $15 billion in food at its stores annually.

May 21, 2015



White House Releases Strategy To Save Bees

The White House's plan outlines how to save habitat and promote research. Some environmentalists wonder if it goes far enough to protect pollinators.

May 6, 2015


panera bread

Panera Cuts ‘Fake Food’ From Its Menu

Dubbed the "No No List," Panera has decided to eliminate over 150 ingredients from its menu by 2016.

May 5, 2015


McDonald's Taiwan

McDonald’s To Change Financial Structure Globally

McDonald's annouced it will restructure its global business to create a "modern, progressive burger company," according to CEO Steve Easterbrook.

April 29, 2015



Tyson Announces Antibiotic Elimination By 2017 In Chickens

Tyson is the largest U.S. chicken supplier to announce it would cease use of antibiotics used in humans in its chicken.

April 29, 2015


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Bird Flu Claims Egg-Laying Hens In Iowa

Tuesday marked the worst day in the H5N2 avian flu outbreak which is killing millions of turkeys and chickens across the Midwest.

April 9, 2015



New Bird Flu Strain Infects Minnesota Turkeys

Minnesota, the country's largest turkey producer, has seen nine farms diagnosed with bird flu infections.

April 9, 2015



Mandatory Drought Regulations Affect Farms, Lawns

For the first time in state history, California has instated mandatory water regulations.

April 1, 2015


kraft singles

Kraft Singles Will Be Stripped Of ‘Kids Eat Right’ Logo

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has agreed to pull the "Kids Eat Right" logo from Kraft Singles after members threatened to leave the group.

March 26, 2015


tomato ketchup

Ketchup Maker Heinz Buys Kraft Foods

The newly formed Heinz Kraft Co. will be the third-largest American food company and the fifth-largest food company in the world.

March 24, 2015



Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Products For Listeria Concerns

Nearly 74,000 Amy's Kitchen organic products have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential listeria contamination from spinach.

March 19, 2015


milk shelf

Coca-Cola ‘Simplifies’ Milk In A Bid To Boost Profits

Coca-cola has seen its profits tumble in developed nations and instability in its developing markets. So what is a soda giant to do?

March 19, 2015


kraft singles

Kraft ‘Cheese Product’ First To Receive Kids Eat Right Label

Kraft Singles, the individually wrapped yellow slice that forms the glue in so many grilled sandwiches, has been given the Kids Eat Right label.

March 11, 2015



SXSW SouthBites Is Back With Slow And Fast Food

McDonald's involvement in this year's SXSW SouthBites Interactive conference is turning heads.

March 4, 2015



Bill Would Limit Antibiotic Use In Livestock

An estimated 107 antibiotics are currently allowed for continuous use or without limit in livestock by the FDA.

March 3, 2015


frosted flakes

Kellogg Suffers Seventh Straight Quarterly Decline

Cereal sales are in decline and Kellogg's is feeling the slump.

February 26, 2015


redbud dessert

Get Warm! Five Posts To Prepare For Spring

For some of the nation, it's hard to believe spring can be around the corner. Get your mind in a warmer place with five spring-related posts.

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