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Posts tagged food politics

September 21, 2013

Black Beauties 

hand-sized-eggplant

Food School With Christine Barbour, Eggplant, Kansas Drought

Christine Barbour teaches students that food choices are political choices. Eggplant caviar and fries in the kitchen. Kansas copes with 3 years of drought.

July 30, 2013

Hooked 

MSRA

Can U.S. Meat Get Off Antibiotics?

Despite increasing alarm over the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” a push to shut down one possible breeding ground seems stuck in Congress – again.

December 13, 2012

Healthy Helpings 

a group of red and green apples

More Grains And Meat Allowed In School Lunches

The USDA has decided to allow more meat and grains in school lunches after outcry by school administrators.

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 9, 2012

Good Riddance?  

A plate of food, including a slice of foie gras.  The foie gras has a red circle around it with a line through it.

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.

December 1, 2011

Future Food Policy 

Portrait of Senator Debbie Stabenow, speaking at a microphone.  She is a woman appearing to be in her 50s or 60s, with red hair, wearing a black blazer over a red shirt.  An American flag hangs behind her.

Afterlife Of The Secret Farm Bill

The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.

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.

July 13, 2010

Food Safety 

Bangers and mash

New UK Government Dismembers Food Standards Agency

As the U.K. ushers in a new administration after its elections last month, so, too, is it welcoming new standards for nutrition and food safety regulation.

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.

May 27, 2010

Food Safety 

A pile of assorted canned foods.

What’s Really In Packaged Foods? Two Studies On BPA And Bacteria

Two new studies regarding trace contaminants in packaged foods - High bacteria counts in Canadian bottled water and high levels of BPA in canned goods.

February 23, 2010

Food Safety 

a stack of canned jams

Wyoming’s “Food Freedom Act” Raises Food Safety Concerns

Critics of Wyoming's "Food Freedom Act" are leery of the bill's exemption from food safety inspection for homemade foods.

February 15, 2010

School Lunch Programs 

a school lunch with a hot dog, fries, pickles, beans and milk.

The Fight For Better School Lunches Continues

The announcement of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative has re-invigorated the school lunch debate among bloggers and the mainstream media.

February 12, 2010

Healthy Lifestyle Choices 

old television set

Connections Between Commercial Television And Childhood Obesity

A new study finds that the consumption of commercial television by children may be a contributing factor to childhood obesity.

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