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September 27, 2011

Kids Meals 

Happy Meal toy

Want Kids To Eat Healthier? Add A Toy

Children make healthier choices when toys are involved, and parents are generally okay with that.

September 26, 2011

Food Recalls 

chicken breast

Cooked Chicken Products Recalled

360 pounds of possibly undercooked chicken have been recalled from Wisconsin's Roundy's Supermarkets.

September 26, 2011

Food Bank 

food truck

Refrigerated Food Trucks Provide Help For Rural Communities

Those in need in rural areas need extra assistance getting food. Enter the refrigerated food truck.

September 23, 2011

Fertilizer Crisis 

A map illustrates the distribution of the use of phosphorus fertilizers around the world, in shades of purple, pink, and white.  Low concentrations are used across sub-saharan Africa and much of Russia, South America, and Australia.  The largest areas of use of highly-concentrated fertilizer are in central North America, Europe, northern India, and especially China. .

The Great Food Security Threat: Peak Phosphorus?

It's a finite underground mineral deposit. Its availability influences food security. And the world is running out. Think it's oil? Actually, it's phosphorus.

September 14, 2011

Wake Up Call 

empty plate

Hunger At Home: Food Insecurity Still A Problem

Nearly one in three households categorized as "food insecure" had to cut back or alter their eating habits for lack of food.

September 9, 2011

To Regulate Or Not? 

energy drinks

Vitamin Or Food? FDA Wants To Draw The Line

Do you really know what's in dietary supplements? New legislation could tighten regulations on what is food and what is supplement.

September 7, 2011

Marketing To Children 

candy

Food Marketing To Kids: Free Speech Or Fair Suggestions?

A group of legal scholars responds to the food industry's claim of free speech infringement by stating no rules were actually enforced.

September 5, 2011

Force Of Habit 

popcorn

My Popcorn Is Stale, But I’m Eating It Anyway

If your food is stale, you're less likely to eat it, right? Not if you're reaching for stale food out of habit.

August 31, 2011

Weather Damage 

Hurricane Irene

Weather Woes For Nation’s Farmers

Flooding, drought and extreme weather have taken their toll on the nation's crops, but the damage may not be as bad as we think.

August 27, 2011

Watch What You Eat 

empty plate

Can You Be Too Concerned About Healthy Eating?

When it borders on obsession, healthy eating can go too far.

August 25, 2011

Organic Vs. Conventional 

apple

The Dirty Dozen: What To Buy Organic

You want to avoid pesticides but you're on a budget. The "Dirty Dozen" to the rescue!

August 20, 2011

Locavores 

different colored peppers on display

A Tale Of Two Cities: Artisanal Food

Artisanal foods combine the locavore movement -- eating only locally-sourced food -- with a personal touch. Can the movement translate across communities?

August 15, 2011

World Food Crisis 

Somali mother and child

Somali Food Aid Being Stolen, Sold

Food aid meant to reach starving Somalis has been stolen and sold, the Associated Press reported after an investigation.

July 18, 2011

Grocery Study 

supermarket

Grocery Stores Have Fat Chance Of Helping Fight Obesity

A new study has found that a nearby grocer doesn't mean better eating habits. Study finds customers are more likely to eat fast food.

July 7, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

jackinthebox

No More Toys For Jack In The Box Kids Meal

Customers of the hamburger chain will also be able to substitute French fries for apple slices in kids meals.

June 28, 2011

Oil And Agriculture 

palm_oil

Sustainable Palm Oil: Greener Agriculture Or Greenwashing?

Cargill will offer palm oil that has been certified sustainable. The rain forests can breathe a sigh of relief?

June 11, 2011

Preventative Measures 

Salmonella Bacteria

How Consumers Can Prevent Food Borne Illnesses

The most common pathogens that cause food borne illnesses can be eliminated from food with a few simple steps.

June 6, 2011

Nutrition For All 

myplate

Move Over Food Pyramid, Here Comes MyPlate

First Lady Michelle Obama and the USDA unveil a new nutrition icon that aims to emphasize the importance of portion size when determining what to eat.

May 22, 2011

The Cost Of Eating 

peanuts in shells, and peanut shells

Pocketbooks Feel The Pinch When It Comes To Food Allergies

A new study has found that it's expensive to be allergic to foods.

May 18, 2011

Food Allergies 

Making Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich

Peanut Allergy Now Might Be Less Likely For Babies

A new study has found that babies who start solid food before four months have a lower risk of developing a peanut allergy.

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