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June 19, 2012

Farm Bill, Finally 

Image of an old red barn with a silo in the background and side building surrounding.

Senate Might Pass Farm Bill This Week

Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.

May 18, 2012

Depends On How You Slice It 

Two side-by-side photos.  On the left, two carrots that grew wrapped around one another, as though they are hugging.  On the right, close-up of a hand holding a packaged twinkie.

How Much Does It Cost To Eat Healthy?

Is junk food really cheaper than healthy food? The USDA says it depends how you do the math.

March 30, 2012

Help For The Hungry 

community kitchen of monroe county

Spring At Community Kitchen Means Fresh, Seasonal Veggies

Executive Director Vicki Pierce credits the entire community, including home gardeners, for donating fresh and seasonal foods to the Community Kitchen.

February 11, 2012

Rock Star Chef 

Chef Eric Ripert

Eric Ripert Interview: Respect Your Food

Eric Ripert talks about how to be a successful restauranteur, what goes into creating new dishes, and his suggestions for preparing parsnips and eggplant.

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.

September 3, 2011

Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

A farmers market stall selling melons, peaches, onions, and many other kinds of produce. People are lined up around the stall to make purchases.

Growth Or Glut? A Thousand New Farmers Markets in 2011

In 2011, 7175 farmers markets operated in the U.S., up from 6139 in 2010. Locavores love it, but some farmers call it too much of a good thing.

September 1, 2011

food struggles 

A blue road sign reads, "Wrigley, 224 km. Fort Simpson, 446 km." It stands in a pile of ploughed snow against a backdrop of barren trees.

How To Feed Canada’s Arctic, The Land Without Farms Or Roads

For over 50 years, Canada has struggled to make food affordable in remote Arctic communities. Recent subsidy changes have left many northerners out in the cold.

July 28, 2011

Big Box Stores 

grocery store

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 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.

April 5, 2011

Feeding Kids 

child's face peeking through leaves

How Parents Can Help Kids Eat And Enjoy Vegetables

Parents may have to be sneaky when it comes to helping kids like veggies, but keep trying. You never know when your child may come around to liking vegetables.

January 25, 2011

Our Animals 

Fat Cat

What Overweight Pets Tell Us About The Obesity Epidemic

A new study shows that other mammals are experiencing an obesity epidemic alongside humans.

September 29, 2010

Veggie Snacks 

Baby carrots

Carrot Vending Machine A Success With Ohio Teens

Skeptics are eating their words. Junk food is out of school vending machines and carrots are in.

August 9, 2010

Food Deserts 

signs for the federal SNAP program at a farmers market

Farmers Markets And Food Deserts: Access And Economics

The truth about farmer’s market success, as many things in life, it’s perhaps much more complicated than a single factor like walking access.

July 13, 2010

Food Safety 

Bangers and mash

New UK Government Dismembers Food Standards Agency

As the U.K. ushers in a new administration after its elections last month, so, too, is it welcoming new standards for nutrition and food safety regulation.

June 29, 2010

Food Deserts 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Farmers’ Markets Help Bring Life To Pittsburgh’s Food Deserts

Not all of the earth’s deserts are sandy, arid landscapes - there are also food deserts in cities where residents have difficulty accessing fresh, healthy food.

May 16, 2010

Book Club 

free for all book cover

Replay – Author Chat: Janet Poppendieck “Free For All”

On Thursday, June 3 author Janet Poppendieck joined us to discuss her new book "Free For All: Fixing School Food in America"

March 3, 2010

Interactive Maps 

map showing physical activity rates among US adults

USDA Food Environment Atlas Maps Out Local Food Options

The US Department of Agriculture has launched an interactive map showing the availability of local and healthier food options throughout the U.S.

September 24, 2009

Childhood Obesity 

A child's hand holding a peach

Avoiding Childhood Obesity Must Become A Family Affair

Teaching children the importance of eating healthy can provide them with great habits as they mature.

July 28, 2009

Obesity Epidemic 

fat-americans

New Study: Obesity Continues To Fatten Health Care Costs In U.S.

As obesity has been outed as a major cause of rising health care costs, Earth Eats' Cory Barker looks at a proposal to stop the expanding waistlines and costs.

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