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November 1, 2013

Lean Times 

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Cuts To Food Stamps Begin

47 million Americans will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits starting November 1.

October 16, 2013

First Fruits 

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The First Egg Is Here… I Think!

Are your first eggs looking a little small? Be ye not dismayed.

September 20, 2013

Food (No Farm) Bill 

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House Passes Bill With Significant Snips To SNAP

The House narrowly passed a bill Thursday that, if turned into law, would cut $39 billion from SNAP benefits over ten years.

August 30, 2013

Changing The Rules 

Children serving themselves local food for school lunch

Revised Regs Help School Lunches Get Farm Fresh

Revisions to federal school lunch guidelines are helping schools bring more local food into their cafeterias.

August 23, 2013

Soda Jerks 

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Is Soda A Jekyl-And-Hyde Formula For Kids?

New research has shown that even a small amount of soda each day could turn kindergarteners into terrors.

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 9, 2013

Frontal Cortex 

Sleepy subjects wanted junk food more than healthy snacks.

Why Do Sleepy Eaters Choose Junk Food?

New research from the UC Berkeley shows how sleep deprivation causes junk food cravings.

July 20, 2013

Oh, SNAP 

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Farm Bill Moves To Conference

The farm bill moved to conference Thursday evening with hopes that nutritional assistance would make its way into the final product.

May 17, 2013

Holy Miracles, Batman! 

Farm land dotted with round hay bales.

Farm Bill Progress, Finally

After months of political gridlock, new farm legislation may be in sight.

May 7, 2013

Bee Report 

Macro shot of a bee gathering nectar from a yellow flower

High Fructose Corn Syrup Could Affect Bee Health

No one factor is to blame for mass bee deaths, but industrial diets may be making bees more susceptible to harmful pesticide exposure.

October 31, 2012

Sugar Shock 

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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.

September 6, 2012

Food Insecurity 

SNAP and hershey bars

Food Stamp Usage Reaches Record High

Hunger continues to be a major challenge as new data from the USDA shows food insecurity and food stamp participation are on the rise.

June 13, 2012

Fighting The Man 

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Foodies Aren’t Sold On FDA’s Updated Strategic Plan

What upcoming changes may you see in how the government regulates the food industry?

May 13, 2012

Silliest Meal Of The Day 

egg chick

New Cookbook Encourages You To Play With Your Food

Bill and Claire Wurtzel believe breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it's the most fun.

May 6, 2012

Spring Has Sprung! 

asparagus tomato mushroom in store together

Steamy, Garlicky, Springy Asparagus Pasta

What's better than a warm, flavorful and nutritious pasta to fill you up and warm you up on a cool spring evening?

February 24, 2012

Food Fight! 

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Food Trucks Face Battle In California

A proposed ordinance would make it illegal for food trucks to park within 1500 feet of a school in California -- but the issue is much wider than a few blocks.

February 21, 2012

So Paleo 

dog and cat

Is Your Dog Eating Better Than You?

High-end foods and raw diets are hip among doting pet owners, but are they really all they're cracked up to be?

February 20, 2012

Grocery Store Analysis 

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Selling Healthy Eating In The Aisles

In the last ten years, using health claims and nutrition ratings to sell food is more popular than tempting consumers with descriptions of indulgent flavors.

February 12, 2012

Sticker Shock 

food in coolers at walmart

Is Walmart’s Nutrition Labeling Great For You?

Walmart is rolling out the "Great for You" sticker on healthy food this spring. What is "great for you?"

February 10, 2012

Happier Hearts 

deep fryer

Less Trans Fats In Foods Means Less In The Body

The FDA began requiring food manufactures to label trans fats in 2003. Since then, the levels of trans fats have dropped not just in food but in humans as well.

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