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Top News from the Food Front: Safety Fails, GMO Nopes, Vegan Wins

June 14th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Check your kitchen! Multiple food recalls attempt to keep mad cow disease and salmonella off your plate (and out of your smoothies). Industry behemoths sue Vermont over their groundbreaking GMO labeling law, as the USSC comes down on the side of accountability in cola labeling. Meanwhile Harvard researchers link red meat consumption to breast cancer (anyone see a trend, here?) as vegan wins multiply like happy prolific little spring bunnies. Read on, food news junkies -- feed your brain, with all the best stories from around the Food-O-Sphere!


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 News from the Food Front: Feed the Hungry, Fail the Hungry, Print a Burger

March 29th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

I'll give it to you straight: this week's food news isn't for the faint of heart! Food recalls, food insecurity, corporate SNAP exploitation, and 3-D food printing loom large on the week's newsfeed. But there's good news too: Hawaii's surfers are getting up to some nifty non-GMO activism, and Samuel L. Jackson gives vegan eating (yet another) hefty celebrity boost. So don't be afraid: read on, for the worst and best news this week in the world of food!


Top News from the Food Front: GMO Labeling Boom, Food Stamp Win, USDA Fail

March 15th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Should you be allowed to know how much mercury you're eating? Or whether your food contains GMOs? Our legal and legislative bodies struggle to answer these food-industry-vexing questions. Meanwhile the USDA bats its eyelashes at Big Ag, and proposes new ways to make poultry packers happy via less regulation, increased food safety risks, and more hazardous conditions for workers. Speaking of foolishness -- this time with a dash of hilarious irony -- Jon Stewart invites Paul Ryan to eat his own ill-considered words, with which Ryan disdained free lunch programs for poor children. Find the week's best and worst food news here!


New Documentary ‘Fed Up’ Indicts Food Industry for Obesity Crisis

January 21st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Katie Couric strode impressively onto the documentary scene this week with Fed Up, a film premiering last Sunday at the Sundance film festival. Fed Up explores the underlying and often invisible forces driving the childhood obesity crisis, and brings the idea of food as a vital political issue to an ever-growing mainstream audience


Top News from the Food Front: Global Obesity, Stacked Resistance, Punishment Loaf, & Food Fraud

January 4th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Holy guacamole, Bat-Man (or -Woman) -- there's some big news afoot in the food world! Consumers and citizens view GMOs with skyrocketing skepticism; but the Monsanto-staffed USDA doesn't much care, and pushes on with expedited approval of new stacked-resistance genetically modified crops. Not to be outdone, the FDA draws fire for lackadaisical (ahem) 'regulation' of agricultural antibiotics. Newly published studies show alarming global obesity trends, and disturbing trends among patients with metabolic syndrome. Fox meat, donkey meat, and 'food loaf' as punishment -- read on for all the best stories from this week's top news in food!


Funky Chicken: New Reports Find Poultry Bacteria-Laden, Regulation Inadequate

December 19th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

Do you still eat chickens? There's never been a better time to consider ditching birds from your diet. New reports find ridiculous levels of bacterial contamination in chicken meat, including many antibiotic resistant strains. Both organic and conventionally raised birds were found to be riddled with potentially dangerous bacteria, calling USDA practices into serious question and providing abundant inspiration for alternate sandwich-ingredient exploration



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