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Julie Rooney

Julie Rooney is a vegetarian, musician, and artist who primarily works in video and new media. Currently she is the director of Low Road Gallery, a non-profit contemporary art gallery located in Greencastle, Indiana.

Recent Posts by Julie Rooney

May 26, 2011

Economy Of Farming  

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Small Farms Make Good Food And Good Economy

Food from small farms not only tastes good, it helps boost the economy.

May 25, 2011

Supporting Farms 

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Farm Subsidy Program Could Get A Make-Over

President Obama outlined a plan to limit farm subsidies so that farmers who make over $250,000 will not receive them, but the plan met resistance.

May 24, 2011

Nutrition For All 

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Congressional Budget Cuts Hurt Women, Infants And Children

$500 million will be taken from the WIC program, which provides at-risk mothers and babies with nutritional meals.

May 19, 2011

Soda News 

Social Vending Machine

PepsiCo: A Case Study On Evolving Snack And Soda Marketing

Snack and sugared drink companies like PepsiCo are rethinking how they present themselves and how their products are made.

May 17, 2011

Food Safety 

China Food Market Worker With Food In Plastic Containers

Borax Beef, Fake Eggs, Reused Buns: China Food Woes Continue

A string of new investigations of dangerous food products suggests that China's food safety reform has not been effective enough.

May 11, 2011

Food Deserts 

Food Deserts

Tracking Food Deserts: Where Do You Live?

Food deserts are areas where 20% of the population lives in poverty and 33% have difficulty accessing a grocery store.

May 10, 2011

Advertising to Children 

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Food Industry Whines About FTC’s New Marketing Guidelines

If they follow the FTC's guidelines, food companies will have to make healthier food if they want to continue advertising to children.

May 9, 2011

Sugary Beverages 

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Soda Tax Could Be Added To Your Tab

A proposed California tax of one penny per one ounce of a sweetened drink could raise $1.7 billion for the state's education and anti-obesity programs.

May 5, 2011

School Lunch Reform 

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LA Schools Are The Latest To Ban Flavored Milk

Although kids find flavored milks tasty, school systems are banning them from the lunchroom because they contain as much added sugar as soda.

May 2, 2011

Food Deregulation 

Fresh Eggs

We The People Exercise Our Right To Eat Local Food

Three towns in Maine have passed ordinances that say local food sales can be independent of federal regulation.

April 27, 2011

Advertising To Children 

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It’s All Fun And Games For Online Junk Food Ads

Opponents of new online advertisements and games geared to children say that food companies have too much influence over them.

April 25, 2011

International GMOs 

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GM Crops Could Get Kicked Out Of The EU

The EU is discussing legislation that would allow individuals countries the ability to decide whether or not to farm GM crops.

April 21, 2011

School Food 

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At This School, Lunch Is Mandatory

Some parents are angered by one Chicago school's attempt to promote healthful eating.

April 20, 2011

Farming Woes 

Erosion Prevention

Erosion Is Washing Away Soil, Threatening Food Supply

Farmers struggle to balance rising rates of soil erosion with the need to produce more crops.

April 19, 2011

School Food 

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How One Philadelphia School Battles Childhood Obesity

As schools increase their attack on childhood obesity, one school shows how a group of parents are working to ensure their kids have access to healthy food.

April 18, 2011

Food Labels 

Organic Oreos

Organic Labels Make Food Seem Healthier, Tastier

How much does an organic label influence how healthy we think a product is?

April 13, 2011

Food Cravings 

Kid Eating A Cupcake

We Have Loved Sweets Since Birth And Food Companies Know It

A new documentary claims our brains are predisposed to be addicted to sweet and salty foods. Naturally, food companies use this info to sell us more junk.

March 30, 2011

Access Denied 

Taking Pictures Of Cows

Iowa House Bill Bars Unapproved Documentation At Farms

One of America's largest meat producing states could make it illegal to take pictures, videos, and unapproved recordings on farms.

March 23, 2011

Chemicals In Meat 

bacon

The Pinkness Of Your Bacon May Be A Result Of Illegal Chemicals

China just arrested 14 involved with feeding illegal chemicals to pigs.

March 22, 2011

Foodborne Illness 

Turkeys

USDA Makes Tough New Safety Standards For Chicken, Turkey

New, stricter standards placed on the chicken and turkey industries are predicted to prevent 25,000 cases of foodborne illness a year.

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