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January 10, 2014

More Moo 

meat in grocery store case

New Direction For Beef Herd Could Ease Meat Prices

Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.

September 6, 2012

Food For Thought 

Rows of vegetable servings for school lunches, including broccoli, baby carrots, and radishes.

Awaiting The Grade On New School Lunches

The new school year brings with it new standards for school lunches. School food preparers and students are adjusting.

May 6, 2011

School Lunch Reform 

chopped and diced fruit cupped in hands with white gloves

More Local Foods May Be Coming To School Cafeterias

A new rule may help bring more local food into schools, but is that enough to get kids to eat it?

January 11, 2011

Food Pyramid 

Power Plate

MyPyramid Food Guide Under Attack Once More

A doctor's organization that advocates a plant-based diet sued the government over its MyPyramid food guide.

November 26, 2010

Food Policy Discussion 

Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics

Food Safety Bill, Conversation With Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics, answers questions and makes predictions about the Food Safety Modernization Act waiting for a vote in the Senate.

August 6, 2010

Food Labeling 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Food Labeling, Food Safety & Farm To School

The final part of our interview with Nicolette Hahn Niman, she talks about food labeling, food safety and the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

August 4, 2010

Farmers Markets 

Vegetables at a farmers' market

USDA: Farmers Markets Up 16 Percent In 2009, Indiana Up 47 Percent

The USDA's 2010 National Farmers Market Directory lists 6,132 farmers markets nationwide, 16 percent more than in 2009 when the agency reported 5,274.

July 13, 2010

Interviews 

marion nestle and book cover of feed your pet right

Marion Nestle (Part 2): Food Policy, Local Food & Food Labeling

Earth Eats recently spoke with Marion Nestle, in the second part of our interview, she talks about food policy, the local food movement and food labeling

July 9, 2010

Interviews 

marion nestle and book cover of feed your pet right

Marion Nestle (Part 1): Raw Milk, School Food & What To Feed Your Pets

Earth Eats recently spoke with Marion Nestle about everything from the raw milk debate to pet food to food labeling. This is the first part of the interview.

June 8, 2010

Eating Organic 

a bunch of organic carrots

The Big O: Creating An Organic Strategy For Your Family

Earth Eats contributor Nicole Henderson writes about steps her family is taking to bring more organic food into their kitchen and onto their plates.

June 4, 2010

School Food 

a group of chefs in white coats on the white house lawn

Chefs Move To Bring Healthier Food To Schools

Hundreds of chefs gathered on the White House lawn today to launch "Chefs Move to Schools" an adopt-a-school program pairing chefs with local schools.

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