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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

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.

August 7, 2013

Tainted Greens 

salad mix

Rare Bug Sickens 425, Officials Still Looking For Answers

The source of the cyclospora outbreak in Iowa and Nebraska has been determined, but 14 other states await answers.

August 2, 2013

E. coli Scare 

ground beef

50,000 Pounds Of Beef Recalled Across U.S.

The meat was recalled after testing positive for E. coli.

August 1, 2013

In With The Big 

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Big Soda Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

New York City's ban on sugary beverages was struck down in appeals court Tuesday.

July 24, 2013

New Beginnings 

Colonel Sanders

KFC Retires Colonel Sanders

In a new era of fast food marketing, the Colonel is not invited to KFC's hipper and healthier-looking stores.

July 22, 2013

Poisoning 

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Children Die In India After Consuming Free School Lunch

23 children have died and more sickened after consuming tainted school lunch in the Indian state of Bihar.

July 20, 2013

Oh, SNAP 

debbie-stabenow

Farm Bill Moves To Conference

The farm bill moved to conference Thursday evening with hopes that nutritional assistance would make its way into the final product.

July 12, 2013

Snacks Are Back 

twinkies on the shelves

Twinkies Are Back, With An Extended Shelf Life

Running out of Twinkies after the post-bankruptcy run? No fear -- Twinkies will return to store shelves July 15.

July 11, 2013

Trade Barriers 

Canadian flag blowing in the wind

Meat Industry Fights ‘COOL’ Rules

The USDA has mandated that Country of Origin Labeling rules will go into effect. Eight meat industry groups are suing to fight the new requirements.

July 9, 2013

Two's A Crowd 

June 10 Farm Bill Hearing

Farm Bill May Split After House Defeat

Time is ticking for the farm bill. Current legislation expires September 30, and Majority Leader Harry Reid has warned it will not be extended again.

July 3, 2013

Bad Influence? 

A television remote

Nickelodeon Won’t Quit Junk Food Advertising

Senators have called on the children's programming giant to quit advertising junk food to children. Nickelodeon has not relented.

June 27, 2013

Healthy Prospects 

apple and cheese

Healthier Snacks Are Heading To Schools

Healthier changes are finally coming to school snacks -- the first major overhaul in 30 years.

June 26, 2013

Political Meltdown 

The mural on the inside of the U.S. Capitol Building's rotunda

Farm Bill Defeated As Parties Point Fingers

In case you missed it, the farm bill was defeated in the House of Representatives last week with a vote of 234 to 195.

June 25, 2013

Road Rules 

food trucks parked at Union Square

Food Truck Regulations Coast To Coast

As the food truck scene continues to grow across the country, local governments are writing rules to regulate mobile food vendors.

June 20, 2013

Class I Recall 

Electron microscope rendering of E. coli bacteria

Ground Beef Recalled After Testing For Dangerous E. Coli

National Beef has voluntarily recalled 22,737 pounds of ground beef after a sample tested positive for E.coli O157:H7.

June 18, 2013

Waste Not 

Dimly lit apple core sits in front of a black backdrop

New York Pilots City-Wide Compost Program

New York City throws 1.2 million tons of food waste into landfills every year. Mayor Bloomberg hopes the city's new composting program will change that.

June 13, 2013

Soda Strikes Back 

kid drinking orange soda

Soda Back In Spotlight: Kids Drink Less, NYC Still Wants Ban

Sugary beverage consumption has gone down over the past decade, especially by children.

June 11, 2013

Cheap And Fresh? 

variety of local vegetables

Walmart Commits to Buying Produce From Local Growers

As part of its healthy food initiative, Wal-Mart has announced it will buy 80 percent of its fresh produce directly from local growers.

June 11, 2013

SNAP and Subsidies 

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Farm Bill Passes Senate With Bipartisan Support

The farm bill passed the Senate Monday with cuts to SNAP and direct payments to farmers. The bill did include subsidies for peanut and rice farmers.

June 8, 2013

Label Law 

Seats at the Connecticut State Capitol

Connecticut Passes First GMO Law — With A Catch

This week, Connecticut passed the first law in the nation requiring food containing GMOs to be labeled.

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