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March 22, 2018

 

Americans’ Meat Consumption Is On The Rise

Seeking what he called “clean” food for lunch, Alexander Minnelli chose ProteinHouse, one of the newer restaurants in downtown Kansas City. The bodybuilder ordered a Greek Bowl, which was topped with a “natural” turkey burger, produced without antibiotics. Minnelli describes “clean” as a number of things: “not something deep-fried,” “non-GMO, no preservatives, something cooked right […]

February 5, 2018

 

Eating Leafy Greens Each Day Tied to Sharper Memory

Scientists are keen to figure out how diet influences aging, including brain health. Could a serving or two of daily greens mean less cognitive decline?

September 19, 2017

 

A Pioneer Of Food Activism Steps Down, Looks Back

Michael Jacobson led the fight against "junk food" for four decades. He's now stepping down as president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

April 6, 2017

 

Judges Take Up Big Soda’s Suit To Abolish Philly’s Sugar Tax

An appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on the future of Philadelphia's landmark tax on sweetened drinks.

March 26, 2017

 

Food Is Just One Serving Of What Meals On Wheels Gives Seniors

The service delivers meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities and could be facing big cuts in the Trump budget.

October 31, 2016

 

New Flu Virus Jumped From Pigs To Humans At State Fairs

18 people tested positive for strains of influenza never before seen in humans after attending agricultural fairs in Ohio and Michigan in August of this year.

July 2, 2016

 

Orange Sweet Potato Wins Researchers The World Food Prize

A public health campaign to sell Africans on the virtues of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes — bred for higher Vitamin A levels — has helped combat malnutrition.

December 17, 2015

 

Analyze Your Food With A Device That Fits In Your Pocket

Processes that were once the purview of specialty labs are now being put into pocket-sized products to give consumers the ability to analyze their foods.

December 10, 2015

 

Supermarkets Missing Mark In Food Deserts

A recent analysis found that of the 1,500 new supermarkets promised for food deserts by next year, only about 250 have opened in those neighborhoods so far.

December 9, 2015

 

Chipotle Under Fire In Boston After Students Become Sick

80 students have fallen ill in Boston after eating at Chipotle, causing the restaurant chain to close another store during the investigation.

November 23, 2015

 

Obesity Rate Rises, Cornell Researchers Question Why

The obesity rate rises again. Well over one-third of adult Americans are obese. But a new Cornell study questions, is junk food really the cause?

November 20, 2015

 

‘Neurogastronomy:’ The Taste Of Smell

What if you could change the way your food tastes by manipulating smell?

November 19, 2015

 

Genetically Engineered Salmon Cleared For Human Consumption

The FDA made the announcement today, although it will likely be a while before the "frankenfish" hit supermarket shelves.

November 16, 2015

 

FDA Releases Food Import Standards

As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA released safety guidelines to ensure imported produce is held to the same standards as U.S. products.

November 13, 2015

 

FDA Wants Your Help Defining ‘Natural’

Consumer advocacy groups have sounded the alarm for years about defining the word "natural" in natural foods, and the FDA is listening -- again.

November 5, 2015

 

E. coli Outbreak Shutters Chipotle Across Northwest

43 Chipotle restaurants have been closed following an outbreak of E. coli, while a ground beef outbreak has been traced to a Nebraska plant.

November 2, 2015

 

Study Shows Fast Gains In Child Heath For Cutting Sugar

New evidence shows that obese children who cut back on sugar get significant health benefits after only ten days.

October 21, 2015

 

Without Paid Leave, Food Workers Go To Work Sick

For many workers in the food service industry, getting paid depends on showing up, even when you're sick.

September 23, 2015

 

Obesity Rates Climb, But Fast Food Not Alone In Blame

According to a couple new reports, obesity rates in every state in America top 20 percent, while one-third of U.S. children are consuming fast food daily.

September 16, 2015

 

Pumpkin-Palooza: Farewell To Fruit, Long Live Spice?

Americans love pumpkin-flavored goodies. Since 2011, pumpkin products' sales have jumped 76% -- but the same can't be said for the fruit itself.

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