December 24th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
Food is good. Even when it’s really, really bad for us. Usually, especially then. And if you’re trying to stick to the recommended 2,000 calorie diet, particularly at this time of year, you’ll want to think twice before you eat some of these restaurant meals that contain a startling number of calories.
December 23rd, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
McDonald’s recently reassured investors during a conference call that it’s going to address its declining sales by boosting efforts to attract parents, teachers and school children despite national efforts to keep fast food away from children
December 8th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Instant noodles are a convenient way to sneak in a quick meal, but they could be harming our health. Read about the study and try these healthier alternatives
September 19th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush
90% of US children eat more sodium than recommended. 1 in 6 have raised blood pressure. Want healthy kids? Then stop feeding them so many salty foods
July 15th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
A fast food chain in the Pacific Northwest is skipping the made-in-China plastic toys in favor of seed packets. Does that make them healthy and sustainable
June 7th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
This week's food news will make you cringe and rejoice. New obesity research offers both hope and Western chagrin. Animal ag's dark footprint puts salmonella on the spice rack, as well as on sandwiches. According to the CDC, we've got a bit of a mad cow problem around here -- though obviously it's actually a human problem; more specifically, it's a wildly dysfunctional food-system problem that we could fix if we chose to do so. Don't miss the yum or ignore the yuck: read on, for the week's top news in food!
May 28th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
Hopefully you don’t eat as much fast food as you used to. Maybe you’ve given it up entirely. If anything, you’ve probably given up the really heinous stuff, you know, like Arby’s. Which is probably why the Georgia-based fast food chain is live-streaming a 13-hour commercial today showing nothing more than a brisket being smoked in its entirety. Brisket, in case you're not in the know, is a big, dead chunk of a cow
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.
May 16th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush
We admire Chipotle restaurants for its sustainable approach to food. Now we know how the revolutionary "slow fast food" company's approach to its people sustains its success
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
April 26th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
This week in food news, we see VT surge to the front of the GMO labeling movement. Food industry forces grapple with the devastating news that poverty wages for food workers just might be a bad idea; and IKEA bursts onto center stage of the cutting-edge veggie meatball scene. What else is rocking the food news world? Glad you asked -- read on!
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!