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September 23, 2015



Obesity Rates Climb, But Fast Food Not Alone In Blame

According to a couple new reports, obesity rates in every state in America top 20 percent, while one-third of U.S. children are consuming fast food daily.

September 16, 2015



Pumpkin-Palooza: Farewell To Fruit, Long Live Spice?

Americans love pumpkin-flavored goodies. Since 2011, pumpkin products' sales have jumped 76% -- but the same can't be said for the fruit itself.

September 15, 2015


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Helping Kids Eat Healthier At School? Give Them Time

A new study found school children are more likely to choose healthy school lunch options if given more time to consume them.

September 9, 2015


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Study: Half Of Americans Have Diabetes Or Pre-Diabetes

A new study found that about half of all adult Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes, a number that has remained stable for several years.

July 30, 2015


Stop and Shop

Ahold Becomes Largest Grocer To Join Fair Food Program

Ahold USA became the largest conventional grocer in America to partner with the CIW's Fair Food Program, ensuring better rights for farmworkers.

July 15, 2015


whole foods

Whole Foods Reaches Agreement Over Responsibly Grown Ratings

Whole Foods' "Responsibly Grown" ratings have riled organic farmers who have watched their produce get lower ratings than conventionally grown foods.

July 10, 2015



Calorie Counts Delayed, Rules FDA

Menus across the nation were supposed to post calorie counts by year's end, but the FDA has delayed the deadline.

June 22, 2015


oreo in milk

What Will Take Trans Fats’ Place?

Trans fats will be phased out in three years—so what will take its place in cookies, frosting and donuts?

June 17, 2015



Trans Fats To Be Phased Out Within Three Years, Says FDA

The FDA has given shelf-stable trans fats an expiration date. They must be phased out of the food system within three years.

May 21, 2015


Target store

Target Moves Away From Packaged Foods, Towards Fresh Foods

Target is a major player when it comes to food purchasing -- Americans spend $15 billion in food at its stores annually.

May 21, 2015



White House Releases Strategy To Save Bees

The White House's plan outlines how to save habitat and promote research. Some environmentalists wonder if it goes far enough to protect pollinators.

May 6, 2015


panera bread

Panera Cuts ‘Fake Food’ From Its Menu

Dubbed the "No No List," Panera has decided to eliminate over 150 ingredients from its menu by 2016.

May 6, 2015


michael moss

Greater Health Awareness Slowly Changing Food Giant Ways

Journalist Michael Moss argues food companies have been deliberately bumping up the salt, sugar and fat levels in processed foods to get us hooked.

April 29, 2015



Tyson Announces Antibiotic Elimination By 2017 In Chickens

Tyson is the largest U.S. chicken supplier to announce it would cease use of antibiotics used in humans in its chicken.

April 9, 2015



New Bird Flu Strain Infects Minnesota Turkeys

Minnesota, the country's largest turkey producer, has seen nine farms diagnosed with bird flu infections.

April 1, 2015


kraft singles

Kraft Singles Will Be Stripped Of ‘Kids Eat Right’ Logo

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has agreed to pull the "Kids Eat Right" logo from Kraft Singles after members threatened to leave the group.

March 24, 2015



Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Products For Listeria Concerns

Nearly 74,000 Amy's Kitchen organic products have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential listeria contamination from spinach.

March 19, 2015


milk shelf

Coca-Cola ‘Simplifies’ Milk In A Bid To Boost Profits

Coca-cola has seen its profits tumble in developed nations and instability in its developing markets. So what is a soda giant to do?

March 19, 2015


queen bee marked with a green dot

Researching What’s Inside Honey Bees Could Help Save Them

To find out what's inside a healthy queen bee, an IU Biology professor and other researchers looked at queen bees’ gut bacteria — called a microbiome.

March 3, 2015


frosted flakes

Kellogg Suffers Seventh Straight Quarterly Decline

Cereal sales are in decline and Kellogg's is feeling the slump.

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