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November 23, 2016

 

milk cartons

When Food Banks Say No To Junk Food, Schools Offer Solution

Food banks are increasingly saying no junk food donations. Some schools are sending healthier donations by salvaging uneaten foods in cafeterias.

October 29, 2016

 

Joel McKinney

In Coal Country, Farmers Get Creative To Bridge Produce Gap

In one West Virginia county, two farmers are finding new ways to help their neighbors sell the food they grow and eat more healthfully.

September 19, 2016

 

A street cart sells halal food to customers in New York

Halal Food Sales Growing in U.S.

Demand for halal food has increased in recent years, reaching $1.9 billion between August 2015 and August 2016.

February 23, 2016

 

Flint Farmers' Market

Moving Flint Farmers Market Drew More Poor Shoppers

When Flint, Michigan moved its farmers market closer to public transportation, it made healthy foods more accessible to low-income shoppers.

October 6, 2014

 

bananas for sale

Grocery Stores Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Historically, produce like bananas with brown spots would be headed for the landfill because shoppers often expect their fruits and veggies to be immaculate.

May 20, 2014

 

terry glenn with produce

Local Farmers Try To Tap Bigger Markets

Local food sales numbers are hard to come by, but direct-to-consumer sales accounted for just 0.8 percent of food agricultural sales in 2007.

October 5, 2013

Learn, Grow, Cook 

view of slits in bamboo steamer

Food School With Peter Todd, One-Pot Dinners

Two recipes for cooks who hate to do dishes. Peter Todd talks about how we make our food choices, and how smart shopping carts could transform grocery stores.

July 22, 2013

New Business Model 

elwood1

Redefining The Co-op In Ways Big And Small

The cooperative business model, long a staple of Midwestern agricultural communities, is being adapted to serve a broader range of rural needs.

November 2, 2012

Stormy Weather 

Under a grey sky, a road is covered with debris from the storm.

Hurricane Sandy Hurts Small Farms, Halts Food Distribution

A year after Hurricane Irene devastated northeastern food distribution networks, Hurricane Sandy redoubled the damage.

May 16, 2012

Food Co-op 

bloomingfoods

Bloomingfoods Considers Opening Fourth Location

Bloomingfoods says it is in the early stages of its proposal, but it hopes to buy a building near Fess Avenue and 2nd Street.

February 20, 2012

Grocery Store Analysis 

grocery basket

Selling Healthy Eating In The Aisles

In the last ten years, using health claims and nutrition ratings to sell food is more popular than tempting consumers with descriptions of indulgent flavors.

February 1, 2012

Healthy Challenges 

beans

Availability Or Price: Bigger Hurdle To Healthy Meals?

A new report finds low-income families are likely to cook at home -- meaning the real quest for healthier meals is more complicated than one might think.

September 16, 2011

Obesity Epidemic 

Two McDonalds Signs, a Burget King sign, and a sign for Premier West hotels rise out of a cluster of tall trees in an area that looks rural.

The Obesity Battle: Fast Food Vs. Supermarkets

Two studies come to conflicting conclusions about the social changes needed to reverse the obesity epidemic.

July 28, 2011

Big Box Stores 

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New Initiative Increases Funding For Grocery Stores

The Partnership for a Healthier America is working with several leading banks and national grocery retailers to increase stores in food deserts.

July 19, 2011

Obesity Epidemic 

Man In A Hospital Mask

F As In Fat: What Americans Can Do To Be Healthier

This comprehensive study shows that many factors affect the obesity crisis, notably restrictions individuals face in their access to exercise and healthy food.

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 6, 2011

Eating In The City 

Colourful produce section of Honeybee La Colmena, a local grocer in Detroit.

Urbanites Cry Foul On USDA Definition Of Food Deserts

City dwellers are arguing that the USDA's definition of urban food deserts undervalues locally-owned corner stores as viable alternatives to supermarkets.

July 4, 2011

Paper Or Plastic 

Reusable Shopping Bag

America’s First Packaging-Free Grocery Store Coming Soon

Americans throw away 1.4 billion pounds of trash every day, 40 percent of which is packaging that's only used once. One grocery store is hoping to change that.

June 20, 2011

Good Food To Go 

Food Truck

Meals On Wheels: Food Trucks, Mobile Grocers, Truck Farms

Good food, healthy food, and local food is coming to your neighborhood by way of food trucks.

May 11, 2011

Food Deserts 

Food Deserts

Tracking Food Deserts: Where Do You Live?

Food deserts are areas where 20% of the population lives in poverty and 33% have difficulty accessing a grocery store.

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