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Director of National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition speaks up on food policy
3yr ucfoodobserver.com
"Another point of inspiration to me is the interest in food. There are so many more active citize...
"Another point of inspiration to me is the interest in food. There are so many more active citizens that are wearing a food hat, however they define it – nutrition, health, local, organic, other th...
Healthful school lunch programs can significant impact a child's health.
3yr foodtank.com
Over 31 million children in the United States consume most of their daily caloric intake at schoo...
Over 31 million children in the United States consume most of their daily caloric intake at school. For many children, it may be the only food they eat regularly each day. But improving the quality...
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Should Sprouts Come With A Warning Label?
3yr npr.org
Over 20 people have been sickened in two new outbreaks of foodborne illness linked to alfalfa spr...
Over 20 people have been sickened in two new outbreaks of foodborne illness linked to alfalfa sprouts. For something many deem a "health food," sprouts continue to be a vexing food-safety challenge...
  • Georegulus Ive heard this but never had a problem myself when sprouting grains or beans. Does anyone know whether "microgreens" have the same problem?
  • unconventionalbaker Hmmm. A toughie. I suppose if there's a high risk of catching something it's worth the label. Then again I take mainstream reports like this with a grain of salt. I find there are often other...
  • olivettefarm @Georegulus microgreens are grown differently than sprouts. They're grown in open air in soilless mixes inside of greenhouses as opposed to sprouts that are grown in a manner that can be pretty...
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Online grocery companies are going to start taking food stamps - seems like a no brainer and glad it's happening!
3yr civileats.com
"This spring, the USDA is expected to launch a pilot that will allow a limited number of internet...
"This spring, the USDA is expected to launch a pilot that will allow a limited number of internet food delivery services to start accepting food stamps."
Big Brands Spent Millions in Hidden Campaign to Thwart GMO Labeling
3yr eater.com
Go Campbell's for standing up for GMO labeling! It's appalling how big business can pay to cover ...
Go Campbell's for standing up for GMO labeling! It's appalling how big business can pay to cover up their bad business practices and keep citizens in the dark. #policynews
160 billion lbs of food are wasted yearly due to confusing date-labeling laws.
3yr vimeo.com
EXPIRED is a five minute film that reveals how best by and sell by dates applied at the state lev...
EXPIRED is a five minute film that reveals how best by and sell by dates applied at the state level restrict stores from selling or donating perfectly good food. Did you know that "spoiled" pasteur...
  • unconventionalbaker Really a shame. I guess there's no way to avoid this when food is mass produced the way it is today -- common sense is traded for "standards" that tend to backfire... :/
  • JenniferEmilson Isn't it also an issue of not understand 'Best By' dates vs 'Use By' dates. Best By is a safety net for retailers, even though there is plenty of life still in that product! Nothing beats our own...
  • annefood @JenniferEmilson totally! But apparently those best by dates aren't even backed by current science, yet after that date the food can't even be donated! There needs to be some sort of either a)...
Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Food Policy
3yr huffingtonpost.com
Helpful to see a side-by-side comparison of the candidates on specific environmental, health and ...
Helpful to see a side-by-side comparison of the candidates on specific environmental, health and food issues. Though I have to say, some of the answers scare me! 😳☹️ #policynews
  • Rachna I've been waiting for this piece! Thank you for sharing... Though I feel similarly shocked. It's interesting how many candidates share policy recommendations that don't match up with their own...
  • Gwendolyn Yes exactly! On a side note- Ted Cruz saying that if his wife is First Lady, French Fries will return to the cafeteria? Talk about stellar food policy... We do NOT need someone to come in and...
  • Rachna Yea I saw that article. I was horrified!
Canadian study shows that parents with limited means avoid feeding kids healthy foods they might not eat.
3yr m.thestar.com
With limited finances, many parents turn to foods like hot pockets and chicken nuggets that they ...
With limited finances, many parents turn to foods like hot pockets and chicken nuggets that they know their kids will eat, even though they aren't as nutritious. A child refusing a new food or spit...
  • Udi Fascinating
  • unconventionalbaker I wonder if any food policy has been successful to date though? 🤔
  • JenniferEmilson Too true- if started young, kids will know what good food can taste like. They need to learn to like those flavours before the hot pockets and tater tots come along!
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Take action and say "no" to GMO salmon!
3yr foe.org
Many retailers including Target, COSTCO, Eataly, Whole Foods, Raley's and Trader Joe's have commi...
Many retailers including Target, COSTCO, Eataly, Whole Foods, Raley's and Trader Joe's have committed not to sell GMO salmon, but many have not. Join Friends of the Earth and sign the petition agai...
Study: Transparency key in decision to label modified ingredients
3yr news.cornell.edu
"Take a look at any food label and there’s a good chance all design elements, from the color pale...
"Take a look at any food label and there’s a good chance all design elements, from the color palette to the smallest detail, were meticulously chosen.Now, amid public debate about whether food comp...