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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

March 21, 2011

Soda News 

PlantBottle

Petroleum-Free Bottles And Big Donations: Soda’s PR Battles

Soda has been targeted by public health advocates as a leading contributor to the obesity epidemic. See the ways the industry is trying to change its image.

March 15, 2011

GMOs For Breakfast 

Breakfast Cereal with milk and blueberries in a clear bowl

Many “Natural” Cereals Use GM Grains

Some natural breakfast cereal producers use GMOs in their products. This begs the question, what does "natural" mean when it comes to food?

March 14, 2011

Organic Producers 

GOCA

Two Organic Certification Agencies Lose Their Accreditation

The USDA cracks down on two producers for not staying true to their responsibilities as organic producers.

March 10, 2011

For Your Health 

Woman In Red With Fingers In Shape Of Heart

Fat: Not As Bad As We Thought

Research is increasingly showing that carbohydrates - not fats - are lead contributors to heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

March 7, 2011

Eating Out 

CAFE sign

At This Organic Restaurant You Pay What You Can

Can a restaurant only charge donations for organic food and survive in today's economy? Denver's SAME Café does just that.

March 4, 2011

Food Packaging 

SunChips

SunChips Introduces Quieter Compostable Bags

How will consumers respond to the new, quieter version of the compostable SunChips bag?

March 3, 2011

Free Pizza 

Pizza

The Pizza-Powered People’s Uprising

Wisconsin protesters enjoy donated pizzas from an eco-friendly pizza store.

March 3, 2011

Food Studies 

strawberries

Scientists Decode The Strawberry, Now What?

Now that the genetic make up of strawberries is decoded, will scientists breed more desirable fruit or GM berries?

March 1, 2011

Follow Your Food 

barcodes on onions and green peppers

There’s A Market For Food Traceability Systems

As consumers and the government call for safer food, food traceability systems make it possible to see a product's path from farm to table.

February 24, 2011

Tasty Bugs 

Insect Dish

Treating Insects As Livestock May Solve Our Meat Needs

What's one way to feed the growing global population on limited land while being environmentally friendly? Eat insects!

February 22, 2011

Feeding Kids 

Picky Eater

How To Feed A Picky Child

Is your child a picky eater? Believe it or not, providing healthy foods and trusting your child's instincts helps.

February 21, 2011

Food Vs. Fuel 

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The Effect Of Biofuel On The World Food Crisis

The production of biofuels may be a contributing factor to the rising costs of food worldwide.

February 18, 2011

Food Safety Economics 

Raw hamburger

Consumers Are Willing To Pay More For Safer Food

This study finds that consumers are willing to pay more for food that has a greater probability of being safer.

February 17, 2011

2012 Federal Budget 

Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA)

Obama’s Budget Proposal Rewards FDA, Hurts USDA

The FDA was awarded over $4 billion in funding to help pay for its food safety programs, while the USDA experienced budget cuts.

February 15, 2011

Let's Move! 

Let's Move!

Let’s Move! Celebrates One Year, Turns To Restaurants

As Let's Move! celebrates its first year, we look at its past progress and its goals for the future.

February 12, 2011

Climate Change 

Wheat

Wheat For The Next Generation

Scientists are working to develop wheat that can resist drought and feed the 2.3 billion people predicted to live on Earth in the next 50 years.

February 9, 2011

Farming For The Hungry 

Squash

Gleaners Tackle Hunger By Fighting Waste

As hunger continues to rise in the United States, gleaners helps save crops for those in need.

February 3, 2011

Growing Meat 

Meat

Growing Meat In The Lab, No Animals Needed

Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina are working to grow meat from cultures.

February 1, 2011

Food Labels 

Nutrition Key

The Food Industry Jumps The FDA, Releases Its Own Nutrition Guide

The Food Industry released its own set of nutrition guidelines, but the Obama administration is not convinced.

January 29, 2011

Walmart and Healthy Food 

Walmart

Many Questions Face The New “Healthier” Walmart

Walmart announced that it will promote healthier food, and though the Let's Move! campaign supports it, critics are skeptical.

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