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Food Labels

This Man Only Eats Perfectly Good Food Waste

The Huffington Post | Paul Josephson | Posted 07.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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This Congresswoman Wants To Make It Easier To Figure Out Food Expiration Date Labels

The Huffington Post | Paul Josephson | Posted 07.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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4 Chocolate Bars Too Pretty To Eat

Megan Giller | Posted 07.28.2016 | Taste
Megan Giller

The best part about writing about chocolate for a living is that I get to, well, eat a lot of chocolate. The second-best part? Looking at all the gorgeous labels. Here are four of the prettiest craft chocolate packages in the country.

We Waste So Much Food That Congress Might Actually Do Something

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republicans and Democrats have found something they might be able to agree on: Garbage is bad. That is, they agree that too much food ...

New Food Labels: It's All About the Sugar

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 05.25.2016 | Science
Dana Ellis Hunnes

Aesthetically speaking, the new label is easier to read than its predecessor was. Scientifically speaking however, the new label provides an array of new and important information; information that is particularly appealing to nutrition and public health professionals such as myself.

New Food Labels Reflect How Much We Really Eat

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist and portion size researcher, I applaud the changes in food labels. Here are some of the changes you can expect to see.

Senator Stabenow's 'Smart' Labels Would Hit Her Hometown Residents Hard

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

Corporations cannot continue to dictate what information people are allowed access to -- especially when it comes to the food we eat -- and it is shameful that any elected officials would support keeping their own constituents in the dark.

KIND and Healthy Food Label Update by the FDA

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is more to be done, but the FDA response to KIND, and their commitment to reevaluate the regulatory definition of "healthy" in light of current evidence and understanding, is meaningful progress, and full of promise for more.

What Do Those Food Labels Really Mean?

Shari Medini | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Shari Medini

I don't put a lot of stake in sensationalized media articles, & I try to take a more moderate view of the world we're living in. Nothing is ever as ba...

How These Food Labels May Help You Eat Less

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

In February 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled plans to overhaul the Nutrition Facts panel required on packaged foods in the U.S. Among the proposed updates, FDA plans to revise the serving sizes to reflect more typical serving sizes.

Learning to Love Your Label

Gina Keatley | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

Below is my quick and dirty guide on how to read a food label so you, too, can learn to love your label:

Choose the Right Carbs to Help Control Diabetes Risk

Dariush Mozaffarian | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Dariush Mozaffarian

You already know to avoid added sugars, but now the evidence is mounting that another type of carbohydrate may also be implicated in weight gain and diabetes risk -- starch.

Vermont Considers Ground-Breaking Regenerative Agriculture Bill

J.S. McDougall | Posted 02.22.2016 | Green
J.S. McDougall

Soil is so hot right now. Between the "4 per 1000 Initiative" launched by France during the COP21 conference this year...to last Sunday's New York Tim...

Guess What? These Items Have Always Been Gluten Free

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.04.2016 | Taste

Whether you're the one person out of 100 who has Celiac disease and can't eat gluten -- or you're one of those who simply choose not to eat it -- you ...

People Are Totally Clueless About What 'Natural' Food Labels Mean

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.28.2016 | Taste

There’s a good chance the word “natural” doesn’t mean what you think it does. At least not when you find it on food packaging. A substantial c...

Systematic sustainability is the goal of new fair-trade initiative

FOMIN | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
FOMIN

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen and Alejandro Escobar Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is acting chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund's Access to Markets a...

A Wild Salmon Talks Smack to a GMO Fish

David Helvarg | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
David Helvarg

Call me Sam. I'm on a heroic, Homeric journey that's taken me down this great river to the sea and then several years in the ocean where I became a voracious predator of krill and shrimp and fellow fish and then unerringly returned as an older and wiser salmon to these my natal waters.

Is It Junk Food And Soda That Are Making Us Fat?

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayda Ersoy

The solution is to educate ourselves and give real attention to what we are eating. Knowledge of nutrition can save you time, and money, and certainly your health.

This Is What All Those Confusing Food Labels Really Mean

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 10.05.2015 | Taste

The grocery store aisles are littered with options these days, and those thousands of products are covered in food labels. Most of them feel pretty se...

The DARK Act Makes Absolutely No Sense, And Here's Why

Alex Law | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Alex Law

This isn't an issue of whether GMOs are good or bad. This isn't about natural versus "standard" food production. This is simply an issue about whether or not families should be able to know what is in the food that they buy so they can decide what they want to feed their children.

Will New Food Labels Encourage Us to Eat... More?!

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

In February 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with Michele Obama announced an overhaul to the nutrition facts label required on all packaged foods. Among the proposed changes includes updating the serving sizes.

How Allergy Warnings are Actually Hurting Immune Health On Campus: The Coddling of the American Digestive System

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 08.28.2015 | Comedy
Nadia Khayrallah

Something strange is happening at America's colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub dining halls clear of any foods and beverages which might cause physical discomfort or illness.

Calorie Counting Revisited: Why Trying to Cut Food Calories Could Make Us Fat and Sick

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Within the last month, I agreed to become a member of the Scientific and Nutritional Advisory Board of Epicure, a Canadian food-product and cookware c...

San Francisco Approves Health Warnings On Ads For Sugary Drinks

Associated Press | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to approve health warnings on ads for sugary sodas and some other drinks, saying such b...

'Open Sesame' Are Not Always Magic Words

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Lianne Mandelbaum

I believe all consumers have a right to know what is in their food, so they can make informed choices for their families. For food allergic families, a lack of disclosure puts our children at risk for fatal attacks. Food allergic families need this information so we, or our well-intentioned friends, families and schools, don't buy something that has a surreptitious ingredient in it that can kill.