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October 22, 2013

Obesity Epidemic 

junk food

Mexico’s Junk Food Tax Reminiscent Of NYC Soda Ban

Where New York City failed, Mexico seems to be succeeding in implementing a junk food tax in the hopes of curbing its obesity epidemic.

October 17, 2013

Infection 

Electron microscope rendering of e coli bateria on a lettuce leaf

Three E. coli Cases Linked To Indiana Orchard

Three have fallen ill with E. coli infection in Kentucky and Indiana, but the infection may not have come from food.

September 16, 2013

Water Ways 

drinking-fountain

First Lady Encourages Americans To Drink Up For Health

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a new campaign encouraging water consumption -- but why?

September 11, 2013

Radiation Woes 

Red fish on ice

South Korea Bans Fish From Fukushima Region After Leaks

Over two years after the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, the Japanese fish trade is still feeling the repercussions .

September 9, 2013

Woof! 

A government poultry inspector examines chickens on a production line.

Watchdog Cries Foul Over Poultry Inspection

The U.S. Government Accountability Office said the U.S. Department of Agriculture used bad data to justify new poultry inspection rules.

August 28, 2013

The Invisible Hand 

produce

Competition Could Lower Cost Of Organic Produce

As the popularity of organic eating continues to rise, the cost of organic food is falling.

August 7, 2013

Tainted Greens 

salad mix

Rare Bug Sickens 425, Officials Still Looking For Answers

The source of the cyclospora outbreak in Iowa and Nebraska has been determined, but 14 other states await answers.

August 2, 2013

E. coli Scare 

ground beef

50,000 Pounds Of Beef Recalled Across U.S.

The meat was recalled after testing positive for E. coli.

August 1, 2013

In With The Big 

Close-up of straw inserted in plastic lid

Big Soda Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

New York City's ban on sugary beverages was struck down in appeals court Tuesday.

July 24, 2013

New Beginnings 

Colonel Sanders

KFC Retires Colonel Sanders

In a new era of fast food marketing, the Colonel is not invited to KFC's hipper and healthier-looking stores.

July 22, 2013

Poisoning 

bihar

Children Die In India After Consuming Free School Lunch

23 children have died and more sickened after consuming tainted school lunch in the Indian state of Bihar.

July 3, 2013

Bad Influence? 

A television remote

Nickelodeon Won’t Quit Junk Food Advertising

Senators have called on the children's programming giant to quit advertising junk food to children. Nickelodeon has not relented.

June 27, 2013

Healthy Prospects 

apple and cheese

Healthier Snacks Are Heading To Schools

Healthier changes are finally coming to school snacks -- the first major overhaul in 30 years.

June 25, 2013

Road Rules 

food trucks parked at Union Square

Food Truck Regulations Coast To Coast

As the food truck scene continues to grow across the country, local governments are writing rules to regulate mobile food vendors.

June 20, 2013

Class I Recall 

Electron microscope rendering of E. coli bacteria

Ground Beef Recalled After Testing For Dangerous E. Coli

National Beef has voluntarily recalled 22,737 pounds of ground beef after a sample tested positive for E.coli O157:H7.

June 13, 2013

Soda Strikes Back 

kid drinking orange soda

Soda Back In Spotlight: Kids Drink Less, NYC Still Wants Ban

Sugary beverage consumption has gone down over the past decade, especially by children.

June 11, 2013

Cheap And Fresh? 

variety of local vegetables

Walmart Commits to Buying Produce From Local Growers

As part of its healthy food initiative, Wal-Mart has announced it will buy 80 percent of its fresh produce directly from local growers.

June 3, 2013

Bringin' Home The Bacon 

A small pig stands behind a fence

Smithfield Bought By Chinese Company Shuanghui

In the largest proposed takeover by a Chinese company, pork producer Shuanghui has proposed to buy Smithfield to meet rising Chinese demand.

May 14, 2013

Don't tell Jared  

Neon signage for a Subway restaurant

Easy To Eat As Many Calories At Subway As McDonald’s

A new study has found that Subway patrons eat about as many calories as those who go to McDonald's.

May 2, 2013

Turkey Talk 

Close up of a turkey with white feathers and a red face

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found In Turkey Samples

Widespread antibiotic use in poultry production may be leading to antibiotic-resistant bugs in turkeys.

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