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Largest U.S. Organic Food Brand Abandoning Organic Dairy
Horizon, the largest organic milk manufacturer, is starting to label dairy products as "natural" -- abandoning the organic farming that built its brand.
Obamas Eat a Biodynamic Meal in NYC
President and Michelle Obama had a date in New York City at Blue Hill, which uses mostly biodynamic ingredients that are sustainably produced.
Should the FDA Ban Grocery Store Labels That Claim to Rank Foods' Nutritional Value?
The FDA may crack down on nutritional food labels in grocery stores. It should. Here's why.
Forget "Food Miles." Eat Less Meat
Want to green your diet and do something about global warming? Forget food miles and eat less meat.
Is Stevia Sweetener Really Natural?
Is the Stevia sweetener really natural? Should it be labeled and hyped as natural?
Choose the Salad...But Beware Its Health Aura!
The health aura around salad leads people to make unhealthy food choices, like French fries.
Why Taxes on Soda Make Sense
Soda taxes makes sense as a tool to fight the obesity epidemic.
Myth or Fact? A Bill in Congress Will Mean the End of Organic Farming
The Food Safety Modernization Act will spell the end of organic farming and gardening, if you believe an Internet and email hoax... debunked here. The 6 myths of the The Food Safety Modernization Act.
FDA Approves Salmonella! (Or So Says The Onion)
Fake news is good news. The Onion's report about the FDA legalizing salmonella is fake.
Food, Inc. Is a Must-See Movie
Food Inc. is a must see movie about the American food system and how it affects our health.
The Politics Behind Your Child's School Lunch
As the USDA and Institute of Medicine draft new rules for school lunch nutrition, the process is being heavily watched -- and influenced by -- junk food and commodity food industry bigwigs.
Joy of Cooking Portions 35% Bigger ... And We Are Bigger, Too
Portion size is up 35% in Joy of Cooking, and elsewhere ... no doubt contributing to the obesity epidemic.
Good News! America Fertile Ground for Small Farms
USDA Census of Agriculture shows that the number of small farms is increasing.
Mercury in Corn Syrup. What Next?
High fructose corn syrup has mercury.
Now "Naturally Raised" Meat Means Something
Now "naturally raised" has a legal meaning, so when you see it used on meat packaging, you can be more sure it means something, though adherence to the definition is still voluntary.
Hundreds Sick from Salmonella in Peanut Butter
How would salmonella get into peanut butter? One of two ways, and neither is the least bit appetizing. But King Nut peanut butter is being recalled because salmonella in it sickened hundreds.
Stop and Shop Unveils a New Nutrition Rating System
Stop and Shop's "Healthy Ideas" nutrition rating system, like other food nutrition rating systems, is as good -- and as trustworthy -- as the entity rating the food. Best bet? Just ignore the labels and choose minimally processed foods.
Is Obama's USDA Pick the Best Choice to Create a Healthy Food Policy?
Tom Vilsack, former Iowa governor, is Obama's pick for USDA secretary. Will he just promote corn and ethanol, or will he institute reforms that will improve the nation's health through its food supply? Skeptics have their doubts.
Soda Sin Tax: Does This Make Sense?
Will a sin tax on soda and other soft drinks work in New York to raise revenue and reduce obesity, or will it just burden the poor?
"Whopper Virgins" Ads: Bad Karma, Good PR
The new Burger King Whopper Virgin advertisements are horrible in every way, except from a PR perspective.
Is It Ok to Eat Peanuts While Pregnant?
Marion Nestle Is Baffled By Conflicting Reports on Nut Allergies.
China Makes Arrests in Melamine Scandal
The Government Takes Steps to Crack Down on Melamine Contamination, But Is It Enough?
The Presidential Win Wasn't the Only Positive
California Adopts Kinder Standards for Farm Animals--Will Meat Producers Adapt or Move?
Junk Food Scoring System
A New Check Mark Aims To Indicate Healthier Packaged Food Choices. How Effective Is It?
Just How Bad Is the Melamine Scandal?
Procter & Gamble's Toxicology Findings Tell Us It's Huge.
Melamine Is In What?
Sex Toys Don't Escape the Melamine Contamination Scare.
The Irony of Too Little and Too Much Food
With Something Called the Heart Attack Grill, Who Would Know Global Hunger Were An Issue?
Is MSG the New Trans Fat?
Big Soup Brands Target MSG-Fearing Consumers.
How Much Melamine Is Safe To Eat?
A Scary Question, But Marion Nestle Tries To Figure It Out During This Food Contamination Scare.
Calorie Labeling Is Catching On
Are Restaurants Posting Truthful Calorie Counts?
Will COOL Labeling Be Effective?
Marion Nestle Wonders If the New Country-of-Origin Labels Will Make People Pay More Attention To Their Food.
Imported Foods Rejected by the FDA
A New Report Details Which Foods Have the Most Problems, But Guess What Information Is Missing.
The Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup
Evil Sugary Substance? Or Just a Natural Sweetener With An Image Problem?
Whole Foods Goes Into Damage Control
This Is What Happens When Corporations Have to Please Their Stockholders.
Why Are Americans Gaining Weight?
It Might Have To Do With Those 800 Extra Daily Calories.
Kids Deserve Better
$1.6 billion in advertising food products to kids is likely a low figure -- and still too much.
The Politics of Trans Fats
Will California's Trans Fat Ban Have Any Effect on Citizens' Health?
Surprising Results of a Milk Study
But Guess Who the Sponsor Was (Hint: Not Cows).
Just One Can't Hurt
Or Can It? Marion Nestle Compares Cookies to Show Just How Much Food Portions Have Changed Over the Years.
The Soft Drink Industry Fights Back
Are Overweight Kids Drinking Empty Calories at Home or School?
It's Politics as Usual at the FDA, While Consumers Remain Confused and Tomato Farmers Take a Hit.
Postcard from Copenhagen
Food labels in Denmark lack confusing health claims.
Organic Infant Formula with Sucrose
Is Sucrose in Infant Formula Another Good Reason to Breastfeed?
Food Prices Again: Risks vs. Benefits
Will increased food prices make school lunches less healthy? Some argue higher costs will be good for the market.
The CDC on Food Safety
Food safety should start at the production level.
Your Thoughts on FDA's Food Protection Plan?
The FDA Wants Your Opinion on Food Safety.
Do Food Stamps Make People Fat?
A New USDA Report Examines the Relationship Between Low-Income People, Food Stamps, and Obesity.
The ADA and Corporate Sponsors: An Unhealthy Alliance?
The ADA Partners with Makers of Food and Beverage Products. Can the Org Remain Independent?
Is Obesity More Common in Low Income Areas?
A New Paper Explores A Neighborhood's Effect on Obesity.
Can Companies Help Promote Children's Health?
USDA Challenges Food Companies to Help End Childhood Obesity.