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Feds Issue Updated Dietary Guidelines

posted on January 8, 2016 at 5:04 PM

Feds Issue Updated Dietary Guidelines
Federal authorities this week released their much-debated new dietary guidelines, which attempt to improve the eating and drinking habits of Americans. Full Story

Food industry asks for exemptions to trans fat phase out

posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Shortening, pie crusts, brownies and microwave popcorn could be partially exempt from a government phase out of artificial trans fats — if the food industry gets its way. Full Story

Study: Science lacking on safety of fracking boom

posted on July 10, 2015 at 1:02 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of the chemicals used in California's fracking boom likely pose a risk to public health, and the state for years has failed to track and deal with those potential threats, a state-commissioned study concluded Thursday. Full Story

INFLUENCE GAME: Meat industry fights new dietary proposal

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:58 PM

The meat industry is aggressively fighting proposed new dietary guidelines that recommend people eat less red and processed meat. Full Story

Urban hens often abandoned once egg-laying ends

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Five chickens live in artist Alicia Rheal's backyard in Madison, Wis., and when they age out of laying eggs, they may become chicken dinner. Full Story

FDA Bans Use of Trans Fat

posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM

FDA Bans Use of Trans Fat
Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried food. This week though, the Food and Drug Administration announced a ban on all trans fats. Full Story

GMO Labels Vote in Washington State May Have Ramifications for Country

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM

GMO Labels Vote in Washington State May Have Ramifications for Country
A vote in Washington State regarding GMO labeling proves a victory for some of the nation's top food companies and could have ramifications for the rest of the country. Full Story

Beef from a Test Tube Faces Taste Panel

posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Beef from a Test Tube Faces Taste Panel
Dutch scientists served up their creation of a hamburger this week made in a laboratory from cow stem cells. The public unveiling took place in London. Volunteers took the taste test and offered up a review of the product that took five years to... Full Story

Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens Hundreds Across U.S.

posted on August 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens Hundreds Across U.S.
Bags of salad are at the center of the cyclospora outbreak according to health officials in a pair of Midwestern states. Health officials in Nebraska and Iowa say they've traced cases to prepackaged salad, but they haven't said which brand or... Full Story

New Kansas water program has about 750 enrollees

posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM

The new program will allow irrigators to use more water during drought years and manage their water rights over five years. Full Story

Report: Beef industry using risky procedures

posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Officials with the American Meat Institute, an industry lobbying group, defended the tenderizing process as safe. Full Story

More Room on Grocery Store Shelves for Gluten-Free Products

posted on December 14, 2012 at 4:21 PM

More Room on Grocery Store Shelves for Gluten-Free Products
Navigating the aisles of a grocery store is an easy task for most shoppers. Meat, dairy, produce – no problem. But, for an increasing number of consumers finding foods that fit their gluten-free diet is difficult. Full Story

CDC reports incidents of tainted ricotta cheese

posted on September 14, 2012 at 3:47 PM

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and at least one death. Full Story

Ind. farm linked to salmonella pulls watermelons

posted on September 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM

An Indiana farm linked to a salmonella outbreak from cantaloupe that killed two people has now pulled its watermelons from the market. Full Story

Study Questions Questions The Nutrional Value Of Organic

posted on September 7, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Study Questions Questions The Nutrional Value Of Organic
Stanford Study questions whether organic food is any better nutritionally. Full Story
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