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November 6, 2014


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Berkeley Succeeds In Passing First Soda Tax

But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.

October 29, 2014


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New App Uncovers What’s Really In Your Food

Packaged foods are designed for taste, not health, and the nutrition labels don't tell you the whole story.

October 22, 2014



Have An Allergy-Free Halloween

Halloween candy is risky business for kids with food allergies, but the Teal Project is making it safe for all to Trick-or-Treat.

September 25, 2014


share a coke

Share A Coke: Catchy Campaign Is Not Without Concerns

Did you share a Coke this summer? Coca-Cola's successful campaign featured names and social media promotion geared toward Millenials.

September 23, 2014



Fruit May Reduce Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

The first of its kind in China, a major study of nearly 500,000 people finds that fruit consumption can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.

September 10, 2014



Study Compares Low-Carb To Low-Fat, Sparks Controversy

Low-carb appeared to be superior to low-fat for weight loss in a recent study. The results ignited comments from all sides of the diet debate.

September 8, 2014



Perdue Goes Antibiotic-Free With Hatching Chicks

In what's considered a big step for the chicken industry, Perdue has announced most of its chickens are now antibiotic-free.

September 4, 2014



Train Your Brain To Crave Healthy Food

Scientists are encouraged by the brain's adaptation to the healthy foods and the use of behavioral therapy in overweight patients.

August 29, 2014



Hypoallergenic Nuts Could Be Solution For Allergy Sufferers

Researchers are looking for ways to combat nut allergies, which have been on the rise over the past decade.

August 11, 2014


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Mushrooms Masquerading As Meat

Chefs are figuring out how to stealthily add mushrooms to ground beef to cut fat and calories without sacrificing flavor.

July 10, 2014



Mounting Complaints About Food In Midwest Prisons

Maggots were found in two Ohio prisons on June 30, and this wasn't the first complaint against Aramark Correctional Services.

June 30, 2014


McDonald's french fries, showing salt coating

Stealth Health: Companies Hiding Cuts In Salt, Sugar And Fat

Some food companies are changing recipes behind the scenes to comply with health recommendations, but they're doing it quietly for fear of losing business.

June 13, 2014


Staff serves vegetables at an elementary school

Rivals Square Off For School Food Fight

Health advocates and a school nutrition lobby group are bracing for battle as an opt-out provision for school lunch rules moves through the U.S. House.

May 22, 2014


school lunch

Healthy School Lunch Rules In Danger

Some school districts are complaining of financial losses since healthy school lunch rules went into effect in 2012. House Republicans have proposed a solution.

May 20, 2014



1.8 Million Pounds Of Beef Recalled After Illnesses Reported

Eleven people across four states have fallen ill after consuming contaminated beef. The USDA has traced the outbreak to Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Company.

May 2, 2014


organic pears

What Does ‘Organic’ Label Really Mean?

What "organic" means to the USDA and what it means to consumers may be two different things.

April 17, 2014



Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Law

Vermont's bill differs from bills passed in Connecticut and Maine as it doesn't contain a clause that requires other states to pass similar measures.

April 16, 2014

Organic Matters 

farmer hauling greens on tractor

Walmart Goes Organic: What Does It Mean For The Industry?

Walmart's announcement last week that it would sell organics at prices comparable to conventional foods has been met with skepticism.

April 14, 2014



Wal-Mart Partners With Wild Oats On Organic Line

Researchers for Wal-Mart found that 91 percent of their customers would buy organic foods for the right price.

April 9, 2014



Using DNA Data To Prevent Food-Borne Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.

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