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December 15, 2014

 

workers stocking food at a food bank

A Year Later, Food Banks Struggle With SNAP Cuts

Last November, food assistance recipients saw across-the-board cuts, causing more to turn to food banks to fill the gap.

June 4, 2014

 

A Yelp lunchbox declares that 'in the future, everything will be reviewed.'

Yelp Helps New York Track Food Poisoning

New York is the latest in a growing list of cities using social media to sleuth out food borne illness outbreaks.

April 17, 2014

 

corn

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.

December 18, 2013

Faster Food 

toll road

Food So Fast You Don’t Even Have To Stop And Pay

Five Staten Island Wendy's are testing technology that allows cars to pay for fast food using hands-free technology mounted on the windshield.

October 28, 2013

A Taste Of The Silver Screen 

moviegoers eating in a darkened theater

Food Film Festival Puts Farms In Focus

New York and Chicago's Food Film Festival has seen a spike in submissions for documentaries that follow foods from farm to table.

August 15, 2013

Two (Organic) Apples A Day... 

shoppers buying produce at a farmer's market in the Bronx

New York Docs ‘Prescribe’ Fruits and Veggies

Two New York hospitals have become the latest testing ground for a project to curb diet-related diseases with fresh produce.

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.

February 6, 2013

No Whey! 

Chobani Greek Yogurt Cups

U.S. Schools May Add Greek Yogurt To Lunches

As early as April, Greek yogurt could be offered in your child's cafeteria.

November 2, 2012

Stormy Weather 

Under a grey sky, a road is covered with debris from the storm.

Hurricane Sandy Hurts Small Farms, Halts Food Distribution

A year after Hurricane Irene devastated northeastern food distribution networks, Hurricane Sandy redoubled the damage.

July 30, 2012

A Veritable Smorgasbord 

ferris wheel at night

State Fair Chow-Down

Fair concessionaires pour fryers-full of creativity into developing the greasiest and tastiest snacks imaginable. Here are some of our 2012 favorites.

June 1, 2012

Sugar Crash 

Instructions and soda labels on a soda machine that dispenses Big Gulp sodas at 7-Eleven.

Big Apple Proposes Ban On Large Sodas

Michael Bloomberg's plan to limit the size of sugared drinks has been met with both cheers and jeers.

September 11, 2011

Weird Weather 

Hurricane Flats Farm - South Royalton, VT

Hurricane Irene: The Connection Between Weather And Food

Weeks after Hurricane Irene tore through the east coast, farmers, consumers, and government officials are still taking stock of its impact.

June 20, 2011

Good Food To Go 

Food Truck

Meals On Wheels: Food Trucks, Mobile Grocers, Truck Farms

Good food, healthy food, and local food is coming to your neighborhood by way of food trucks.

April 12, 2011

Fast Food Ban 

kidshappymeal

The Big Apple Wants To Ban Toys In Fast Food Meals

Could banning toy giveaways reduce the allure of fast food restaurants for kids?

October 6, 2010

Liquid Candy 

Orange Soda

NYC Mayor Proposes Banning Soda From Food Stamp Program

Reducing soda consumption is undeniably a healthier choice for consumers. However, Michael Bloomberg's proposal raises controversial issues of classism.

July 22, 2010

School Lunch 

Hundred-dollar bills

Sodexo Fined $20M For School Meal Fraud

Food service giant Sodexo settled with the state of New York over complaints that it had been overcharging public schools for five years.

April 6, 2010

Soda Tax 

Soda fizz

Is The Soda Tax Getting A Second Chance?

Last year, the Obama administration proposed the implementation of a soda tax, but the initiative fell flat. Maybe.

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