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Hidden Salt Threatens Kids' Health
A British Study Finds Sugar Isn't the Only Concern in Sweet Foods. Hidden salt in sweet foods poses risk to kids' health.
Fast Fix for Too Many Toxins?
Fast Fix for Too Many Toxins? You Can't Sweat Out Toxins, So Take Care of Your Kidneys.
Update: We're All in the Same Mercury Contaminated Boat
Study Shows National Mercury Levels Comparable to New York's
Strawberries vs. Smog
New Smog Regulations in CA May Cause Crop Loss.
Mass Recall of Canned Beans Due to Botulism
The FDA warns of nationwide recall of canned beans due to botulism risk.
Skip the Gym and Eat Real Food
Pollan Review Reminds Us of the Error of Our Ways
Nasty Symptoms of Food Poisoning Arent Even the Worst Part
That undercooked burger may cause more than stomach pain.
NYT Finds Dangerous Levels of Mercury in Tuna Sushi
Dangerous levels of mercury found in tuna sushi in New York study.
If Your Latte is Labeled with 510 Calories, Will You Still Swill It? UPDATE!
NYC's Board of Health wants fast food chains to make nutrition info front and center. Starbucks lattes and other fast foods will have their calories labeled, hopefully leading to better calorie counting and healthy eating.
Warning: Dietary Guidelines May Do More Harm Than Good
Professors have raised concerns about the safety of dietary guidelines as the nation nears its latest revision, in 2010.
Introducing the 20-Mile Grocery Aisle
How about a local food aisle at the local grocery store?
Pennsylvania Allows Hormone-Free Milk Labeling
Pennsylvania reversed course and decided to retain milk-producers rights to label milk as hormone-free.
10 Ways to Eat Quick, Healthy and Green Breakfasts
10 ways to eat a healthy, quick and green breakfast, and avoid the fast food drive-through lane.
FDA OKs Cloned Meat and Milk
The Food and Drug Administration has ignored concern and approved the sale of meat and milk derived from cloned animals.
The Sign Made Me Eat All Those Corn Dogs
A growing body of research suggests advertising and other environmental cues make us eat too much bad food.
Ground Beef Recalled Due to E. coli
Another firm has recalled ground beef due to E. coli bacteria contamination.
Latest Listeria Outbreak Linked to Pasteurized Milk?
2 Chefs, 3 Restaurants and a Quest to Keep it Local Year Round
Two New England chefs share their recipes using local and wholesome ingredients grown in their backyard.
Winemakers Take Their Green Practices Beyond the Vineyard Floor
Green wines are on the rise with winemakers practicing sustainability.
4 Healthy Ways to Extend Your Life
Change of behaviors is key to adding on 14 years.
Microbrewers Facing Hops and Barley Shortages
Shortages of hops and barley brews trouble for craft beer drinkers.
Text Messaging the Way of the Future for Food Ordering?
Lift a thumb or two and order a pie.
Japan's Salmon Population Feeling The Heat of Global Warming
Rising sea temperatures may cause salmon to disappear by end of century.
Freak Florida Freeze Drives Up Orange Juice Prices
The cost of orange juice may go up if a freeze in Florida damages the citrus crop; strawberries may also be damaged.
Champagne Craze Causes Prices to Soar
Champagne's getting pricier as grape production is down and demand is up.
Are More Crops Being Used To Make Biofuel Instead Of Feeding People?
Nitrite's Nice, but Forgo the Hot Dog
Nitrates and nitrites aren't so bad, if they come in the right package (vegetables instead of cured meats).
Coffee and Tea May Lower Cancer Risk
Three cups of coffee, and one cup of tea, may lower kidney cancer risk 15-16%, according to the results of a new study.
1 Teaspoon Soil, 1 Billion Bacteria, and That's a Very Good Thing
Healthy soil makes healthy food, and healthy soil is full of bacteria and other critters.
9 Food Trends to Watch
Food trends to watch in 2008.
Listeria Recall: Beef Patties Were Sent to Schools
A Jersey City firm has recalled beef patties due to the risk of listeria.
Beer Prices Follow Hops Costs Higher
The cost of beer may rise, following the escalating price of hops.
USDA Can't Identify Tainted Beef's Origin
A drug-resistant strain of Salmonella in ground beef has made 38 people ill, and the USDA can't identify its origins.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Asked by PETA To Be More Compassionate to Chickens
Popular fast casual restaurant chain urged to use suppliers that practice more humane methods on chickens.
Whole Foods Recalls Chocolate Bars that Contain "Undeclared" Nuts
Monsanto Urges Ohio to Ban Hormone-Free Milk Labels
At the behest of Monsanto, Ohio is considering a ban on labeling milk as hormone-free.
Antibiotic-Resistant E. Coli Rises in Chickens
Workers at factory chicken farms are more likely to spread antibiotic-resistant strains of E. coli bacteria.
ConAgra Cracks Down on Popcorn, Pot Pies
ConAgra, responding to studies implicating diacetyl in popcorn as a cause of lung problems, and responding to recall of its Banquet pot pies due to salmonella, has reformulated its popcorn to avoid the additive and will begin warning customers to tho
Groceries Sued for Selling Suspect Organic Milk
Consumers have sued a number of retailers in eight states over sales of Aurora Organic Dairy milk, which nearly had its USDA organic certification stripped.
What to Get Your Favorite Locavore for the Holidays
4 book ideas for the passionate Locavore.
A Model Market, Reconnecting Shoppers to Food
Oxbow Public Market in Napa is a model for the locavore trend.
U.S. Farm Subsidies Impoverish Africa
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter blasts cotton subsidies as an unfair way the U.S. impoverishes farmers, particularly in Africa.
Free Happy Meals For Kids Who Earn Good Grades
Schools are not only rejecting bans on junk food, some are even advertising McDonald's on report cards.
Is Apple Juice Imported From China Safe?
Imports from China account for 40% of U.S. apple juice supply. Long a concern for orchards that have to compete, it's an emerging health concern, given the number of recalls for other foods and products imported from China.
Sustainable Vodka Is Here (and Whiskey is Coming)
Reyka Vodka, Square One Vodka, 360 Vodka lead the trend in organic, sustainable spirits, with Bruichladdich Scottish whiskey among the other spirits getting in the game.
Bisphenol A Found in Baby Formula
Bisphenol A has been found in baby formula, according to studies by the Environmental Working Group.
Many Diet Supplements Contain Steroids
Diet supplements may contain steroids, according to a new study.
EcoFish: Sustainable Seafood Pioneer
EcoFish was a pioneer in the sustainable fishing industry, and consumers can use Web tools to find stores that sell species harvested in a sustainable manner.
With Apples, Folks Prefer "Perfect" to Organic
People will often choose an apple that appears unblemished over an organic apple even though blemishes don't affect the quality of the apple, and unblemished apples often mean pesticides were used.
After Meat Recall, Much Stays in Fridge
Most meat recalled is never recovered, so the USDA is making new efforts to notify consumers of the retailer that sold the bad meat.