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January 25, 2015

 

french fries

Potatoes + 18 Additives = McDonald’s Fries

The fast-food giant released a video detailing how their fries are made. It's part of the "Our food. Your questions" campaign.

January 22, 2015

 

cookie versus apple

Tallying The ‘Lost Pleasure’ From Healthy Eating

FDA officials estimate consumers will lose up to $5.27 billion in ‘lost pleasure’ over the next two decades as a result of calorie counts on restaurant menus.

January 22, 2015

 

pepperoni pizza

How Much Pizza Are Children Actually Eating?

It's cheap, it's convenient and it's a staple for many young Americans. Pizza is a big player in children's diets.

January 22, 2015

 

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Do Americans Support DNA Labeling?

80 percent of Americans believe all food containing DNA should be labeled. The question is, do they know what that means?

January 16, 2015

 

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Wassailing: A New Year’s Party In The Apple Orchard

Folklorist Maria Kennedy says noisy processions into apple orchards are meant to wake up the cider trees and scare away evil spirits.

January 16, 2015

 

carnitas

No Carnitas For One-Third Of Chipotle Restaurants

After a routine audit of a pork supplier found they were not meeting humanely raised standards, Chipotle has pulled carnitas from several restaurants.

January 13, 2015

 

dinner table

Feeding Body, Mind And Soul With Family Dinners

Eating dinner as a family has been shown to do everything from boost nutritional intake to boost vocabulary in children.

January 12, 2015

 

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Indiana Bill Would Block Local Control Over Factory Farms

An Indiana state senator has introduced a bill that would remove local counties' ability to block large-scale livestock operations within their jurisdiction.

January 10, 2015

 

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What Does Your Mug Say About Your Coffee?

According to new research, the color of the mug could affect the taste of your morning cup of coffee.

January 8, 2015

 

cows

Will The USDA Advise Us To Eat Less Meat?

Eat less meat for the environment? A draft recommendation for the USDA says so.

January 7, 2015

 

indiana statehouse

Indiana Senator Introduces GMO Labeling Bill

Indiana state Senator Dennis Kruse recognizes his bill requiring labels on foods containing GMOs faces an uphill battle.

January 5, 2015

 

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No Organic Certification? No Problem.

Living Roots grows food organically, but since they are not USDA certified, Michael Hicks has to come up with other ways to describe their growing practices.

December 30, 2014

 

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January 2015: A Preview Of Upcoming Food News

2015 is kicking off with big news globally for food.

December 24, 2014

 

fast food

Fast Food Consumption Negatively Affects Test Scores (Study)

Too much fast food doesn't only harm your body. A new study finds it affects the brains of school students.

December 23, 2014

 

The U.S. Capitol building surrounded by scaffolding

Food Fights Heat Up In 2014

Tussles over GMO label bills, soda taxes, school lunch standards and secret cameras in stockyards marked 2014 as an exciting year for food watchers.

December 19, 2014

 

mayo and eggs

Hellmann’s Drops Suit Over Vegan Mayo

A major food fight has ended between giant Unilever and start-up Hampton Creek over the definition of "mayonnaise."

December 16, 2014

 

pumpkins for sale at New Ground Farm

Journey From New Farm To Organic Certification

As farmer Mike Record describes, organic farming isn’t just about growing healthy soil. It's about paperwork and red tape.

December 16, 2014

 

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Oregon GMO Labeling Supporters Admit Defeat

Measure 92 would have required raw and processed foods sold in the state of Oregon to be labeled if they contained genetically modified organisms.

December 15, 2014

 

workers stocking food at a food bank

A Year Later, Food Banks Struggle With SNAP Cuts

Last November, food assistance recipients saw across-the-board cuts, causing more to turn to food banks to fill the gap.

December 13, 2014

 

fresh cinnamon caramel donut

Rise’n Roll Bakery Adds Locations, Keeps Family Traditions

Each of the Rise 'n Roll Bakery locations share an important thing in common -- the Bontrager's family recipes.

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