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Liz Leslie

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

Recent Posts by Liz Leslie

December 18, 2013

Faster Food 

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Food So Fast You Don’t Even Have To Stop And Pay

Five Staten Island Wendy's are testing technology that allows cars to pay for fast food using hands-free technology mounted on the windshield.

December 16, 2013

Growth Enhancement 

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FDA Announces Plan To Curb Antibiotic Use In Animals

Use of antibiotics to grow farm animals has been blamed for growing antibiotic resistance in humans across the United States. New rules could help curb that.

December 12, 2013

Got Milk? 

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Organic Milk Higher In ‘Heart Healthy’ Fatty Acids

A new study has found organic milk is higher in omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk, but not everyone considers it a health breakthrough.

December 11, 2013

National Giants 

Sysco truck

Sysco To Buy US Foods In Distribution Merger

If approved by regulators, the merger is expected to bank Sysco $65 billion next year, up from $44 billion currently.

December 5, 2013

Farm Bill Fiasco 

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Danger Ahead: Another ‘Dairy Cliff’

Doubling dairy prices loom as Congress makes its way back into session to focus on a myriad of issues, including the farm bill.

November 28, 2013

Food Banks 

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Food Pantries Feel The Pinch Following SNAP Cuts

Food pantries are serving more recipients across the nation this season after SNAP cuts took affect November 1.

November 14, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan 

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Geography Complicates Food Aid To Typhoon Victims

Food aid efforts are slow as typhoon Haiyan survivors are growing more desperate in the Philippines.

November 5, 2013

Waste Not 

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Leftover Food? Swap It!

Concerned with food waste? Ordered too much takeout? A new app will help with that.

November 1, 2013

Lean Times 

United States Capitol rotunda flag

Cuts To Food Stamps Begin

47 million Americans will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits starting November 1.

October 22, 2013

Obesity Epidemic 

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Mexico’s Junk Food Tax Reminiscent Of NYC Soda Ban

Where New York City failed, Mexico seems to be succeeding in implementing a junk food tax in the hopes of curbing its obesity epidemic.

October 17, 2013

Infection 

Electron microscope rendering of e coli bateria on a lettuce leaf

Three E. coli Cases Linked To Indiana Orchard

Three have fallen ill with E. coli infection in Kentucky and Indiana, but the infection may not have come from food.

October 9, 2013

Foodborne Fears 

Black and white microscope image of salmonella bacteria

Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 278, Concerns Over Shutdown

While 45% of the FDA's employees have been temporarily laid off, 87% of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service personnel have been retained.

October 9, 2013

Want My Coke, Mean Joe Greene? 

LeBron James

Top Athletes Promoting Unhealthy Food

A new study has found that a majority of the top 100 athletes' food and beverage endorsements were for unhealthy products.

September 22, 2013

Carton Confusion 

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Expired ‘Use-By’ Dates Don’t Necessarily Mean Spoiled Food

There is currently no national standard for date-stamps on food. As a result, a new study says consumers are throwing away lots of perfectly edible food.

September 20, 2013

Food (No Farm) Bill 

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House Passes Bill With Significant Snips To SNAP

The House narrowly passed a bill Thursday that, if turned into law, would cut $39 billion from SNAP benefits over ten years.

September 18, 2013

Waste Not... 

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Reducing Food Waste Could Reduce Food Need In Future

Food waste accounts for 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gasses a year. Meanwhile 870 million people go hungry every day.

September 16, 2013

Water Ways 

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First Lady Encourages Americans To Drink Up For Health

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a new campaign encouraging water consumption -- but why?

September 11, 2013

Radiation Woes 

Red fish on ice

South Korea Bans Fish From Fukushima Region After Leaks

Over two years after the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, the Japanese fish trade is still feeling the repercussions .

August 30, 2013

McPicketline 

fast food strike

Nationwide Fast Food Strike ‘Largest To Date’

A nearly year-old movement to increase wages in the fast food industry spread to 50 cities with yesterday's strike.

August 28, 2013

The Invisible Hand 

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Competition Could Lower Cost Of Organic Produce

As the popularity of organic eating continues to rise, the cost of organic food is falling.

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