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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

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... 

Compost

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 

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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 

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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.

August 7, 2013

Tainted Greens 

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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 

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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 

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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.

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