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Laura Bult

Laura Bult is a spring intern with Earth Eats and a senior at Indiana University majoring in International Studies, with minors in English Literature and Spanish.

Recent Posts by Laura Bult

May 6, 2010

Oil Spill 

shrimp

In Wake Of Gulf Oil Spill, Officials Say Seafood Still Safe To Eat

Government officials, the seafood industry and food safety experts urge consumers to not fear contaminated seafood in the wake of the recent gulf oil spill.

April 30, 2010

Government Subsidies 

collin peterson

Anticipating The 2012 Farm Bill

As heated debate over the repercussions of the 2008 Farm Bill wind down, discussion has already started about the next iteration.

April 21, 2010

Federal Regulation 

salt shaker

Report Warns Against US Sodium Intake, What Will The FDA Do?

The Institute of Medicine released a report today detailed strategies to reduce sodium intake in the Americans' diets. The FDA is reviewing the recommendations.

April 21, 2010

Food Safety 

"wash hands before handiling food" sign

Small Businesses Argue For Exemptions From Senate Food Safety Bill

A group of food and farm organizations have signed a letter supporting amendments to the Senate food safety bill that would benefit small food producers.

April 16, 2010

Food Safety 

capitol hill

Senate Food Safety Bill Amendments Proposed, Final Debate Delayed

A final vote on the Food Safety Modernization Act has been further delayed so the Senate can instead focus on financial regulatory reform.

April 13, 2010

GMO Crops 

corn crop

Report Says GMOs Good For Farmers, The Planet; Critics Unconvinced

A report released today found that genetically engineered crops have clear benefits for farmers (and the planet), but critics remain wary.

April 13, 2010

Composting 

bucket compost

Compostable Chip Bags: Marketing Ploy Or Environmental Good Deed

New compostable packaging by snack companies breaks down in 14 weeks in a compost pile, but what happens when it winds up in a landfill?

April 9, 2010

Potluck Recipes 

Food, Inc.logo

Food, Inc. On PBS April 21st, Host Your Own Food, Inc. Potluck!

In celebration of the PBS broadcast-premiere broadcast of Food, Inc., Earth Eats helps you plan your own Food, Inc. potluck viewing party!

April 1, 2010

Marketing To Children 

Ronald McDonald with little girl

After 50 Years, A Campaign To Retire Ronald McDonald

The battle to fight childhood obesity in the U.S. has raised questions about Ronald McDonald's role as a marketing tactic intended to target young children.

March 31, 2010

White House Garden 

Michell Obama planting Spring Garden

First Lady Michelle Obama Breaks Ground On Spring Garden

Michelle Obama will be joined by the White House chefs, elementary school children and others to break ground today on the White House Spring kitchen garden.

March 30, 2010

Obesity Epidemic 

A graphiti mural by Banksy

Junk Food Junkies: Study Compares Junk Food To Drug Addiction

A new study found that the term "junk food junkie" is really quite accurate - junk food cravings are similar to a drug addict's craving for their next "fix"

March 29, 2010

Child Nutrition 

Senator Blanche Lincoln

Environmentalists Criticize Funding For Senate’s Child Nutrition Plan

Some environmentalists have decried the reallocation of funds from conservation programs to support child nutrition programs.

March 26, 2010

Food On Television 

Jamie Oliver on David Letterman

Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution” Debuts To Mixed Reviews

Chef Jamie Oliver's new television show, "Food Revolution," premieres tonight on ABC, but the show has already met with cynicism from comics and critics

March 24, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

a school lunch

Senate Agriculture Committee Moves To Improve School Lunches

The Senate Agriculture Committee approved Senator Blanche Lincoln's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today, endorsing a plan to improve school lunch programs

March 23, 2010

Coffee And Climate 

an espresso cup filled and surrounded with coffee beans.

How Your Cup of Coffee May Be Affected By Climate Change

The effects of climate change may soon be coming to your morning cup of coffee, as this sensitive cash crop is threatened by higher temperatures.

March 15, 2010

Facebook For Foodies 

a screenshot of the main page of Facebook.

Facebook For Foodies: Ten Facebook Pages About Sustainable Food

Earth Eats has compiled a list of our favorite Facebook pages that are great tools for learning more about food and sustainability online.

March 11, 2010

Government Regulation 

Tom Vilsack speaking

Justice Department To Investigate Big Agricultural Companies

The U.S Department of Justice meets in Iowa this weekend to consider whether the size of big ag companies could be in violation of federal anti-trust regulation

March 3, 2010

Food Safety 

a pile of canned food

Report: Food-Borne Illnesses Cost U.S. $152 Billion Annually

According to a report published today by the Produce Safety Project, acute food-borne illnesses cost the U.S. $152 billion each year.

March 3, 2010

Interactive Maps 

map showing physical activity rates among US adults

USDA Food Environment Atlas Maps Out Local Food Options

The US Department of Agriculture has launched an interactive map showing the availability of local and healthier food options throughout the U.S.

March 2, 2010

Food Security 

rows of tomatoes at a market

Florida Freezes Hamper Tomato Production

Unusually cold temperatures in Florida this winter have lead to a 30% decrease of tomato production, leaving farmers and consumers at a loss.

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