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December 27, 2013

Year in Review 

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Big Shame And Small Wins In 2013, Food Policy Watchers Say

Earth Eats asked food watchdog and advocacy groups for their thoughts on the best and worst of food policy in 2013.

June 13, 2012

Fighting The Man 

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Foodies Aren’t Sold On FDA’s Updated Strategic Plan

What upcoming changes may you see in how the government regulates the food industry?

January 24, 2012

Hold The Meat, Please 

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American Meat Consumption On A Steady Downward Slide

American meat consumption has declined 12.2 percent since 2007. Both industry and food policy critics think they know why.

October 24, 2011

Festival For Food 

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Mindful Moments Started 36 Years Ago For National Food Day

Did you know the first National Food Day was in 1975? After only two years, the movement fizzled out -- until now.

July 30, 2011

The Foodie Bookshelf 

Daniel Tucker And His Book Farm Together Now

Daniel Tucker’s “Farm Together Now” – Fixing The Food System

"Farm Together Now" profiles the people who are experimenting with solutions to the broken American food system.

July 11, 2011

Clean Food 

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Clean, Cook, Chill, Separate To Prevent Food Borne Illness

In the wake of the recent E. coli outbreak in Europe, the US government is launching a campaign to raise awareness of safe food handling procedures.

August 23, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

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Janet Poppendieck: School Food In America Today

Author Janet Poppendieck joined us to discuss school lunch policy reform and history, and how society is impacted by the federal school lunch program.

August 19, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

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Janet Poppendieck: The History Of School Food In America

Author Janet Poppendieck joined us to discuss school lunch policy reform and history, and how society is impacted by the federal school lunch program.

August 6, 2010

Child Nutrition 

U.S. Capitol Building

Senate Passes Historic Child Nutrition Act, Hurdles Remain

On Thursday, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Child Kids Act passed by unanimous consent in the Senate.

July 30, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

Senator Blanche Lincoln

School Lunch Reform Before Autumn May Still Be Possible

There may still be hope for the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act to have an impact on students starting school in the fall.

July 28, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

The Massachusetts State Senate chamb

MA Senate Passes Bill Ousting Junk Food From Schools

The House and Senate of Massachusetts passed a bill last week banning the sale of junk food in public schools.

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

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.

March 26, 2010

Social Media For Foodies 

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44 Top Twitter Accounts All Eco-Foodies Should Follow

Earth Eats rounds up a big list of some of our favorite tweeters that we've grown to love in our time on Twitter.

March 17, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

grocery store aisle

Michelle Obama Asks US Grocers To Join Her In Fighting Obesity

Michelle Obama spoke with U.S. grocers yesterday, calling for industry-wide improvements to help parents and kids make healthier food decisions.

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