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December 5, 2013

Farm Bill Fiasco 

capitol

Danger Ahead: Another ‘Dairy Cliff’

Doubling dairy prices loom as Congress makes its way back into session to focus on a myriad of issues, including the farm bill.

November 28, 2013

Food Banks 

Pantry items

Food Pantries Feel The Pinch Following SNAP Cuts

Food pantries are serving more recipients across the nation this season after SNAP cuts took affect November 1.

November 11, 2013

Crop The Vote 

Peeling back the husk of an ear of corn at a farmer's market.

Gap Narrows In Washington State GMO Label Push

After an aggressive media campaign from opponents, voters in Washington state are on the brink of rejecting a proposal to require labels on GMO foods.

October 22, 2013

Obesity Epidemic 

junk food

Mexico’s Junk Food Tax Reminiscent Of NYC Soda Ban

Where New York City failed, Mexico seems to be succeeding in implementing a junk food tax in the hopes of curbing its obesity epidemic.

January 11, 2013

Food Rules 

Safety stencilled on the road.

FDA Issues Two New Food Safety Rules

The pair of proposed guidelines stresses the importance of preventing food-borne illness in the first place.

August 31, 2011

Local Economy 

local produce

Farmers Markets: Good For You, Good For Economy

Farmers markets are good for you. A new report says they are good for the economy, too.

November 19, 2010

Food And Health 

Food Insecurity in the U.S.

Hunger In America Increases, Studies Find

Recent studies published by the USDA and Feeding America find that food insecurity has increased in the United States.

September 28, 2010

School Lunch 

school lunch

The Powerful Position Of Schools To Influence Nutrition

School meals have a huge influence over the nutritional well-being of children. How can you make a difference?

June 7, 2010

Food Labelling 

A basket with a cheeseburger and french fries from Burgerville.

Fast Food Chain Prints Calorie Counts, Health Info On Receipts

Fast-food chain Burgerville has started printing health information on their restaurant receipts to help consumers make more informed food choices.

March 17, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

grocery store aisle

Michelle Obama Asks US Grocers To Join Her In Fighting Obesity

Michelle Obama spoke with U.S. grocers yesterday, calling for industry-wide improvements to help parents and kids make healthier food decisions.

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