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Sour Milkshake Blues: How The Fast Food Industry Is Betraying Us All

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lee Stranahan

My wife and I have a five month old baby and last night, he decided to cry for a couple of hours right around the time we were going to grill some sal...

Smoke Produced By Cooking Fatty Foods Can Produce Dangerous Air Pollution

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Big offenders included hamburger and fried chicken: Every 1,000 pounds of cooked hamburger resulted in 25 pounds of emissions, while 1,000 pounds of c...

Is There An Obesity Tipping Point In Infancy?

TIME | Tiffany O'Callaghan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Increasingly, evidence suggests that obesity-prevention measures need to be taken earlier, in infancy or even before birth....

Fast Food Culture: Is It Speeding Up Our Minds?

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

New science is now suggesting that fast food may be doubly unhealthy--not only nutritionally damaging but psychologically detrimental as well.

Michael Pollan: The Food Movement, Rising (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Michael Pollan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Cheap food has become an indispensable pillar of the modern economy. But it is no longer an invisible or uncontested one. One of the most interesting ...

Burger King Fire-Grilled Ribs Rolled Out

Nation's Restaurant News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Burger King is rolling out its new Fire-Grilled Ribs to major markets this week, debuting a high-ticket item that nearly rivals casual-dining prices. ...

Wendy's Stun Gun Assault: Customer Upset

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Florida woman is facing charges after being accused of chasing a Wendy's employee with a stun gun when she got upset abo...

Health Insurance Industry Underwrites Fast Food

J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD

If the insurance industry actually cares about health and well-being, it ought to stop investing so heavily in the fast food industry.

Smashburger Brings Eats and Tweets to Boulder

Ef Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ef Rodriguez

Strangely, the qualities I look for in a good burger actually mirror what I look for in the ladies. I'm after the hotness. I'm after some olfactory intrigue. And good conversation doesn't hurt.

Halal Phobia in France

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

In France, Islamophobia is reaching new heights. A French town recently filed a complaint against a fast food chain because the restaurant now prepares burgers from halal meat.

Domino's New Recipe Helps Pizza Maker More Than Double Its Profits

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Revamped pizza and a frank advertising campaign helped Domino's Pizza Inc. more than double its fourth-quarter profit as curious ...

Unemployment Crisis: Fast-food Breakfast Sales

washingtonpost.com | Ylan Q. Mui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Breakfast sales had grown at a ravenous pace during the boom years as busy workers scarfed down sausage biscuits on the way to the office, fueling a $...

New Burger King Menu Features Starbucks Coffee, More Breakfast Options

AP | ASHLEY M. HEHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — Burger King plans to launch a massive new coffee line as it tries to overhaul its breakfast menu and boost its slumping business. The...

Michelle Obama Steps Up As Health Champion

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

I cheered when I learned of First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative, Let's Move, aimed at the mounting epidemic of childhood obesity. It's a breakthrough for government to address obesity's systemic causes.

Heart Attack Grill Sues Heart Stoppers Sports Grill Over Heart Attack Restaurant Theme

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two cardiac-arrest-themed fast food joints on opposite sides of country are locked in a federal lawsuit over restaurant themes. Heart Attack Grill ...

White Burger King Employee Accused Of Spitting In Black Man's Food

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ERIE, Pa. — A black Ohio man claims in a federal discrimination lawsuit that a white worker at a Pennsylvania Burger King spat on his food while...

Healthcare Reform Is Irrevelant Until Americans Improve Their Lifestyles

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

A plan that bases health care premiums on nutrition and lifestyle choices could ignite the food revolution we need to rid ourselves of the burdens of preventable chronic diseases.

Taco Bell Founder Dead: Glen W. Bell Dies At 86

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. — Glen W. Bell Jr., an entrepreneur best known as the founder of the Taco Bell chain, has died. He was 86. Bell died Su...

Americans Love Microwaves -- But are they Safe?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

With the economy still in recession, more American families are eating at home rather than eating out, but most aren't making hearty, traditional meals on the stovetop or in the oven. They're nuking.

Bill Maher: Why Does IHOP Refuse To Use Cage-Free Eggs? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bill Maher and The Humane Society have banded together to create this video urging IHOP to follow the lead of other fast food chains by switching to c...

In Praise Of Slow Food

Carl Honore | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Carl Honore

The bright news is that people all over the world are taking a slower approach to food -- and eating better as a result.

Mayim Bialik's Latest Role: Green Mom

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

We know her as Blossom, that spunky adolescent on that eponymous sitcom. But since the series ended in 1995, Mayim Bialik, now 33, has truly blossomed.

Street Food Is the New Fast Food

Ross Resnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ross Resnick

In case you have not followed the street food movement, the bacon wrapped hot dog cart outside your local dive bar does not solely represent curbside cuisine any longer.

School Lunches Wouldn't Meet Fast-Food Safety Standards

USA Today | Peter Eisler, Blake Morrison and Anthony DeBarros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the past three years, the government has provided the nation's schools with millions of pounds of beef and chicken that wouldn't meet the quality o...

Are You Eating In The Matrix?

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

Unplugging from the industrial food Matrix does not need to happen all at once, but you can extract yourself from it eventually. The first step is starting to see it clearly.