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March 2, 2017

 

Soda

Philadelphia Soda Sales Drop To Half After Soda Tax

The tax, implemented on Jan. 1, is aimed at curbing soda consumption while generating revenue for city infrastructure and education projects.

February 27, 2017

 

KIND bars

KIND Gesture: CEO Pledges $25 Million To “Feed The Truth”

Feed The Truth enlists food activists, scholars and scientists to fight misguiding labels, and biased or industry-funded science.

February 23, 2017

 

Cows are milked at a dairy facility

Dairy Group Pushes State-Sponsored Visas

Dairy industry groups want to allow states to sponsor their own visas for foreign workers.

February 23, 2017

 

People shop at a vegetable market in Port Vila, Vanuatu

Vanuatu Goes Local To Fight Obesity

The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is planning a partial ban on imported high-energy junk foods that spur obesity.

February 13, 2017

 

spray plane

Chlorpyrifos: Linked To Autism, Still On The Market

The safety of chlorpyrifos has been in question for almost three decades. The next step is an outright ban by the EPA, though it's unclear if that will happen.

February 10, 2017

 

dan and kate williamson

Dan Williamson Wanted To Be A Dad, So His Chef Hat Had To Go

Dan Williamson revisits his days as a professional chef with Stuffed Mushrooms With Tomato Coulis and Zucchini Hash.

February 9, 2017

 

Egg-laying hens are confined in cages

Egg Farm Charged Under New Animal Cruelty Law

A chicken ranch in southern California is facing animal cruelty charges that could test a new law banning extreme confinement.

February 2, 2017

 

Packaged meat is displayed at a grocery chain.

Refugee Restrictions Could Hamper Meat Companies

President Donald Trump’s suspension of refugee arrivals could cut into a key labor source for meatpacking firms that depend on foreign-born workers.

February 2, 2017

 

Andrew Puzder looks on at FreedomFest last year at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Groups Call For Senate To Oppose Labor Secretary Pick

A coalition of food, farm and labor organizations wants the US Senate to block President Trump’s fast-food CEO choice for Secretary of Labor.

February 2, 2017

 

Roundup

California Judge OKs Roundup Cancer Label

California will be the first state to label the controversial chemical glyphosate, declared safe by the EPA, and "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the IARC.

February 2, 2017

 

Migrant workers

U.S.-Mexico Wall Will Cost Americans More For Food

Requiring Mexican growers to pay more for exporting their goods to the U.S. will only lead to higher prices for American consumers.

January 26, 2017

 

Shoppers stand in line for government subsidized products in March 2014.

U.S. Congress Mull Venezuela Sanctions For Food Corruption

Lawmakers are proposing sanctions against Venezuela after an investigation found officials profited from food relief amid widespread starvation.

January 26, 2017

 

chickens

China’s Newest Food Safety Method: Robot Chicken Nannies

Eighteen humanoid robots monitor 3 million Charoen Pokphand Group chickens for signs of food-borne illnesses and bird flu.

January 26, 2017

 

apple with a bite taken out

Non-Browning GMO Apple To Hit Grocery Shelves Next Month

The world’s first non-browning genetically modified apple, called the Arctic Apple, is set to debut in select Midwestern grocery stores as early as Feb. 1.

January 25, 2017

 

three dips

Tahini Tofu Dip

Two types of tofu provide the body for this dip, while the tahini provides the flavor.

January 24, 2017

 

A worker holds fronds of sugar kelp

Kelp Is On The Way

Kelp and other seaweeds are poised to become the nation's next trendy superfood, and more farms could bring big benefits to coastal environments.

January 19, 2017

 

bald eagle

GOP Takes Aim At Endangered Species Act

GOP leaders have announced their intentions to roll back the Endangered Species Act, saying, "it has never been used for the rehabilitation of species."

January 19, 2017

 

produce

Organics Hope For A Boost With USDA Check-Off Program

Check-off programs pool money from organic food producers and handlers, and distribute the funds for organic food promotion, education, and research.

January 12, 2017

 

Amazon Fresh delivery truck is park on a curb

Grocers To Accept Food Stamps For Online Orders

The USDA plans to launch a pilot program to allow people to buy groceries online with food stamps.

January 12, 2017

 

bumblebee

Rusty Patched Bumblebee Newest Species On Endangered List

The number of rusty patched bumblebee colonies in the U.S. have fallen almost 87 percent in the past two decades.

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