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Top News from the Food Front: Organic Market Booms, USDA Drops Balls

May 17th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

What's new in food? Glad you asked! This week the USDA shows off its rubber stamp for 'humane' meat and poultry labels, while it shops for guns (no, really!) instead of regulating anything as silly as food labels. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of pounds of meat are recalled due to lack of USDA inspection. In less infuriating news, consumers seek out organics in ever-increasing numbers, and nifty new research weighs in on both high blood pressure and Egyptian vegetarians.

Can Fast Food be Fair Food? Food Worker Strikes Go Global, Aim for ‘Yes’

May 15th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

When we talk about the impact of fast food, often we mean its effect on public health or its role in the ongoing obesity crisis. But the fast food industry also boasts an awful record when it comes to worker treatment. Today hundreds of fast food workers across 80 cities on six continents staged a one-day strike, seeking a livable wage from their $200-billion-dollar fast food industry exploiters -- er, I mean employers

Top News from the Food Front: New Food Documentary, New Food System Foolishness

May 10th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Vermont boldly goes where no state has gone before, and food industry moguls mobilize to resist transparency. The USDA gets something right, surprising local food enthusiasts everywhere; and Katie Couric's new documentary cheeses off the food industry's obesity profiteers. Meanwhile industrial ag causes problems for bees, food eaters, and the whole planet actually. What else is new in the world of food? Glad you asked!

Top Top News from the Food Front: Kale-esi Burger, Food Waste App, Organic Controversy

May 3rd, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Have you heard about the vegan 'Game of Thrones' themed burger, or the new app to help you fight food waste? Did you see the new diet and nutrition research on MS and heart disease? Do you know about Big Ag's efforts to railroad organic standards, in a direction no one here wants 'em to go? Read on for a roundup of all the good, bad, and interesting news from the food world this week!

Top News from the Food Front: Food Safety Facepalms, Food Rev Wins

April 19th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

This week's food news features some un-delicious food safety irony, GMO labeling progress, and urban gardening 'greenovation.' Meanwhile former President Clinton plays fast and loose with 'the V word,' and efforts to protect farm workers gain momentum. Read on, for the week's good-bad-and-ugly food news!

Top News from the Food Front: Vegan Romance, GMO Controversy, Organic Boomtime

April 12th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

What's new in food news? Great things and foolish things! Veganism boosts sexytime, organics go mainstream, and states take action against agricultural abuse of antibiotics. Meanwhile the GMO labeling battle rages, the biotech industry throws well-funded hissyfits, and U.S. trade suffers because we can't get our GMO problem under control. Read on, for the week's best and worst news in food!

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