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April 27, 2013

Read Me 

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Seeking Profits In Private Labels

You may not think much about store brands as you shop for groceries, but it’s a business worth nearly $60 billion per year.

May 9, 2012

Good Riddance?  

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California Foie Gras Ban To Take Effect July 1

Two months before a fois gras ban goes into effect in California, supporters and opponents are locked in a final battle over the law.

March 5, 2012

To Meat Or Not To Meat 

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Food Industry Courts Meat-Eating Vegetarians

Some vegetarian food is getting a makeover. It's being made to look, feel and taste more like meat.

November 23, 2011

Occupy The Market 

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Feeding A Movement: Farmers And Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement has had both positive and negative relationships with small-scale farmers. Here's a sampling of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

August 29, 2011

Dirty Food 

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Food Industry And Consumers Play A Food Safety Blame-Game

Amidst recalls and food safety campaigns, who is responsible for preventing foodborne illness? Experts from all sides of the debate paint a blurry picture.

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.

July 13, 2010

Interviews 

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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

May 6, 2010

Oil Spill 

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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.

March 11, 2010

Government Regulation 

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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 1, 2010

Local Food Rockstars 

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Michael Pollan Food Rules: Practical Advice For Local Eating

Earth Eats' Annie Corrigan sat down with author, activist and professor Michael Pollan to talk about his new book "Food Rules"

October 23, 2009

Food Labeling 

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Since When Did Fruit Loops Become A “Smart Choice”?

More on the "Smart Choices" debate...wherever you shop, keep an eye out for misleading claims about the nutritional value of a product.

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