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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 23, 2014

 

Cases of Cherry 7up soda, with 'antioxidant' on label

Why We Fall For ‘Healthy’ Buzzwords

A new study shows that foods seem more healthy when words like “all-natural” appear on packaging, even when we know better.

June 19, 2014

 

waterways-barge

Farmers Hope For River System Improvements

The federal government would cover half the cost of river construction while the rest of the money would come from a tax on the diesel fuel used by barges.

June 18, 2014

 

horse outside a barn

Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm

Farmers markets continue to grow. Community gardens are now mainstream. The next extension of that is to actually get onto a working farm and participate.

February 28, 2014

Play Games, All Sorts 

Robbie Maass shows his mother, Leah, the Commodity Challenge

Farmers Play The Markets, Learn To Avoid Risk

In Commodity Challenge, you have fake bushels of grain. You line up a marketing strategy, watch the real markets and then see what your decisions earned you.

February 27, 2014

Healthy Schools 

school scoreboard with Coca-Cola

New Guidelines Say No To Unhealthy Marketing In Schools

Unhealthy foods are already being taken out of school lunches. Next up is the removal of unhealthy food marketing in schools.

November 13, 2013

Let's Move! 

sesame street

Let’s Move! Teams Up With Sesame Street

The Let's Move! campaign has announced Sesame Street characters will promote produce to children. Will it work?

October 21, 2013

Dark Times 

one chocolate truffle in its wrapper

Chocolate Shortfall Coming, But Not Extinction

Demand for cocoa is much steeper than growers can keep up with, but reports of chocolate's doom have been greatly exaggerated.

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.

October 31, 2012

Sugar Shock 

mickey_candy

CSPI To Disney: No More Characters On Candy

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has sent a letter to Disney applauding the company's healthier policies -- but stating it can do more.

October 19, 2012

Healthier Changes 

lucky charms breakfast cereal

Overseas Cereals To Get Healthier Makeover

Nestle and General Mills have agreed to reduce sugar and sodium content in cereals sold outside the United States.

November 1, 2011

Sugar Shock 

soda pop

Don’t Sweet Talk Me: Sugary Drinks In The News

New reports have been released concerning sugar-sweetened beverages and health. Will they have any impact on policy?

October 19, 2011

Obesity And Youth 

frosted flakes

Tony The Tiger Isn’t Going Anywhere

Officials attempting to tighten marketing to children have decided to lay off of cartoon characters, but will it satisfy the food industry?

September 7, 2011

Marketing To Children 

candy

Food Marketing To Kids: Free Speech Or Fair Suggestions?

A group of legal scholars responds to the food industry's claim of free speech infringement by stating no rules were actually enforced.

May 19, 2011

Soda News 

Social Vending Machine

PepsiCo: A Case Study On Evolving Snack And Soda Marketing

Snack and sugared drink companies like PepsiCo are rethinking how they present themselves and how their products are made.

April 27, 2011

Advertising To Children 

Thre little girls looking at a computer

It’s All Fun And Games For Online Junk Food Ads

Opponents of new online advertisements and games geared to children say that food companies have too much influence over them.

March 29, 2011

Healthy Snacks 

Baby Carrots: Eat Them Like Junk Food

Baby Carrots Get A Trendy Make-Over

Move over, potato chips! If the manufacturers of baby carrots have their way, their product will be the new junk food.

March 14, 2011

Food Slogans 

Sliced Pork Loin

The National Pork Board Hopes You’ll ‘Be Inspired’

The National Pork Board's new slogan hopes you will "Be Inspired" by pork.

November 12, 2010

Fast Food 

french fries and hamburger

Healthy Options On Fast Food Menus Go Overlooked

Fast food restaurants were put on notice this week. A study out of Yale analyzes marketing campaigns as related to kids and those "better-for-you" menu items.

June 23, 2010

Marketing Health 

Happy Meal toys

McDonald’s May Face Lawsuit Over Happy Meal Toys

A consumer advocacy group is threatening to sue McDonald's for marketing unhealthy food to children.

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