April 5th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Ag-gag, organic standards, and GMO labeling debates rage through this week's food news cycle. Meanwhile Tyson recalls contaminated chicken nuggets (mmm, plastic!), and the media erupts with glee over an Australian study they say indicts vegetarianism: does it really? Don't miss the drama -- find the week's hottest food news here!
March 5th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Why does there seem to be such a strong link between obesity and poverty? There are quite a few factors at play
February 8th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
New research indicts sugar, Subway ditches doughy carcinogens, and the GMO labeling battle escalates. Meanwhile, vegans take over the world. For the week's best news stories from the food world, read on!
December 14th, 2013 | by Heather Carr
Congress left DC for the winter break without agreeing on a Farm Bill. Color me unsurprised
October 28th, 2013 | by Heather Carr
Cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps, are coming this Friday
October 26th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
Another study links red meat to cancer, low blood sugar impacts brain health, new vegan mayo company prepares for national
December 9th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
I've signed up for dozens of farm and food e-mail subscriptions, and a few have proven their worth magnificently when it comes to eating and drinking better. Get to know Food & Water Watch
November 17th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
We've been treading water in a pool of political juices for awhile, so I apologize for stirring the legislative pot, but food policy has become a political topic. And now we have a tool to help us decide which levers to pull. A new organization, Food Policy Action (FPA), seeks to keep us in-the-know on how well our national government representatives support (or fail to support) important food policy decisions
September 6th, 2012 | by Heather Carr
The Farm Bill Budget Visualizer is an interactive online application that shows a breakdown of spending in the 2012 Farm Bill
June 13th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor
The 2012 Farm Bill is currently being debated in Congress, and it's going to have a massive impact on our food system from what farmers plant and grow, how they do it to grocery shelves and what's on your dinner plate. But do you know the hidden costs obscured by the bill's monster $500 billion price tag? And that between 2008 and 2010 the Farm Bill gave eight times more in subsidies to commodity crops than to fruits, nuts and vegetables? Find out what action consumers can take and check out this new infographic from TakePart.com
June 5th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
The farm bill - legislation that makes all the difference when it comes to your food - is about to come up for debate on the Senate floor. This is your chance to turn the farm bill into a healthier food bill!
May 10th, 2012 | by Heather Carr
On Tuesday, the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture held a hearing to discuss the section of the 2012 Farm Bill dealing with nutrition programs and specialty crop programs