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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

April 16, 2014

Organic Matters 

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Walmart Goes Organic: What Does It Mean For The Industry?

Walmart's announcement last week that it would sell organics at prices comparable to conventional foods has been met with skepticism.

April 14, 2014

 

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Wal-Mart Partners With Wild Oats On Organic Line

Researchers for Wal-Mart found that 91 percent of their customers would buy organic foods for the right price.

April 9, 2014

 

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Using DNA Data To Prevent Food-Borne Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.

April 3, 2014

 

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Food Waste In Schools: A Side Effect Of Healthy Standards?

Critics of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 argue the standards are forcing kids to take food they won't eat and thereby creating more waste.

April 2, 2014

World Hunger 

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Global Climate Change Impacts Food Supply

A warming world will affect everything from crops to the oceans, a new UN study says.

April 1, 2014

Fizzle Out 

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Soda Sales On The Decline For Ninth Straight Year

As soda sales drop for a ninth straight year, diet soda sees a particularly large plummet amid health concerns.

March 26, 2014

 

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Listeria Outbreak Affects Peanut Butter, Cheese Spreads

A nationwide recall is in effect for Parkers Farms products after listeria was discovered in peanut butter, cheese spreads, dips and salsa.

March 12, 2014

Festival Food 

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Tech, Trucks And Cronuts At SXSW

It's not all meetups and music gigs at South by Southwest. Food has its share of the spotlight, too.

March 11, 2014

Sickeningly Sweet 

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Recommended Sugar Intake To Be Slashed In Half

Hidden sugars are everywhere: in sauces, processed and frozen foods, and condiments. How much is too much?

March 6, 2014

More Produce, Less Potatoes 

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Healthy Changes Coming To WIC Program

Changes to the WIC program include more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, yogurt and fish.

March 5, 2014

Growing Similarity 

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Global Diets Become More Similar

We aren't so different after all, and that could be a bad thing when it comes to the global food supply.

February 27, 2014

Sea Change? 

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Obesity Rate Declining In Young Children

The obesity rate dropped 43 percent for young children over the past decade, marking the first major decline in the obesity epidemic.

February 27, 2014

Healthy Schools 

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New Guidelines Say No To Unhealthy Marketing In Schools

Unhealthy foods are already being taken out of school lunches. Next up is the removal of unhealthy food marketing in schools.

February 26, 2014

Small Scale 

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Proposed Food Safety Rules Clash With Organic Farmers

Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.

February 26, 2014

Historic Drought 

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Drought In California Bumps Supermarket Prices

Some parts of California haven't seen rain since July 1. This week, farmers were told they will not receive water from government reservoirs.

February 21, 2014

Food Supply 

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Going GMO-Free In America: Risks And Resources

In the United States, more than 75 percent of food contains genetically modified ingredients. What's a GMO-free consumer to do?

February 20, 2014

Rising Need 

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More Military Families Using Food Stamps

Food stamp use at military groceries has risen for the sixth straight year.

February 12, 2014

Health and Income 

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No Quick Fix For Food Deserts

A new study finds that simply opening stores that offer fresh produce doesn't mean residents in food deserts will change their eating habits.

February 10, 2014

Class I Recall 

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USDA Recalls Beef Unfit For Human Consumption

Nearly 9 million pounds of beef have been recalled after the USDA discovered diseased animals were processed without proper oversight.

February 4, 2014

GMO Ban 

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Russia Introduces Bill To Ban GMOs

Russian lawmakers aim to restrict GMO imports and ban GMO production within the country.

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