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The Ugly Cost of Killing

Wendy Keefover-Ring | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Wendy Keefover-Ring

Many of us are struggling financially, even while we watch Congress wrangle over deficit levels, tax cuts or increases and political ideology. Much i...

Kids Who Eat More Candy Weigh Less -- Or Do They?

Bonnie Modugno, M.S., R.D. | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Bonnie Modugno, M.S., R.D.

A USDA funded study with partial support by the National Confectioners Association recently published remarkable findings. Kids who eat candy are thinner and have lower BMIs than kids who don't.

Are Wolves the Real Killers? Feds Count Livestock Losses Differently in the Northern Rockies

Wendy Keefover-Ring | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Wendy Keefover-Ring

Despite their immense importance, wolves are relentlessly persecuted by the livestock industry. These producers, as we show here, inflate the numbers of livestock losses from wolves.

Udall Wants To Keep Colo. Sawmills Afloat

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.05.2011 | Denver

U.S. Senator Mark Udall sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging immediate action to help thre...

Exhibit Reveals How The Government Influences The Way We Eat

Kerry Trueman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

No wonder Uncle Sam looks so pained; he's been getting his arm twisted by lobbyists for nearly a hundred years. And food is no different.

Infographic: A Real Food MyPlate

Kristin Wartman | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home
Kristin Wartman

2011-06-30-hgh.pngBy providing clear and accurate guidelines based on real food, Americans can see what a healthy diet really looks like, rather than what an industry influenced diet looks like.

New USDA Food Safety Ad Campaign: Clean, Cook, Chill, Separate

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 08.28.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Clean. Cook. Chill. Separate. That's the message of a new U.S. government campaign to raise awareness of safe food handling in the wake...

Lucia Graves

Roundup: Scientists Say World's Top-Selling Weedkiller Causes Birth Defects | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The chemical at the heart of the planet’s most widely used herbicide -- Roundup weedkiller, used in farms and gardens across the U.S. ...

Veterinarian Poisons Wildlife, Brags About it on Facebook

Wendy Keefover-Ring | Posted 08.20.2011 | Green
Wendy Keefover-Ring

An incident wherein a Santa Fe veterinarian set out beef-basted rat poison to kill a coyote that ate an outdoor cat -- and bragged about it on Facebook -- raises issues about ethics, values, biology, and our ability to co-exist with coyotes.

Why MyPlate Encourages Mindful Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Do you like the updated, radically different shape of the food pyramid? If you do, you aren't alone.

My Beef With MyPlate

Kristin Wartman | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Many in the food world are calling the clearer and more concise image of MyPlate progress. In my view though, when you look a little deeper, you see that beyond the clearer image not much has really changed.

Food Pyramids & Charts From Around The World

Food Republic | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste
Food Republic

The US Food Pyramid may be dead, but many countries around the world still look to the pyramid to convey nutritional advice for its citizens. American...

A Plate From the USDA With a Tastier Way to See More Nutritious Eating

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week officially and finally scrapped its food pyramid -- an explanation for nutrition that could be as elusive to decipher as the riddle of the Sphinx.

How Decades Of Farm Animal Antibiotics Led To Deadly Superbugs

Grist |  Barry Estabrook | Posted 08.03.2011 | Home

... Even though Levy had added only tetracycline to the feed, his chickens had somehow developed what scientists now call "multi-drug resistance" to a...

The Food Pyramid We Really Need

Leslie Goldman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Bravo to our nutritional leaders for trying to simplify the healthy eating process. But honestly, who uses plates anymore? We women are busy, to say the least.

A History Of The USDA Food Guides

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Thursday that the nearly twenty-year-old food pyramid would be replaced b...

Is The USDA's New Food Plate Any Better?

Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living

There's a new food pyramid in town, and it's a plate. The USDA's new food icon is a brightly colored graphic that breaks a healthy diet into four m...

Do 'Use-By' Dates Lead To Wasted Food?

Posted 08.02.2011 | Home

Americans throw out 14 percent of the food they buy, and generate 34 millions tons of food waste every year. One way to reduce these numbers is by not...

Catherine Pearson

Food Pyramid Nixed, New Plate Graphic Launched | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living

So long, food pyramid. Today, First Lady Michelle Obama helped introduce the government's new food icon. And it's a plate. The new graphic is s...

Through Legislative Sleight of Hand, Horse Slaughter May Resume in the US

Liz O'Connell | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green
Liz O'Connell

For years public opinion polls have confirmed that most Americans are against the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Whether or not America...

Previewing The New USDA Food Pyramid

The Atlantic | Posted 07.31.2011 | Home

On May 26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will be releasing a new "food icon" to replace the foodless and useless 2005 MyPyramid...

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on Growing Into Politics

Tom Fox | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

"It's important for people to know that I think government service is a noble undertaking and public servants work hard and care deeply about the people they're responsible for."

New USDA Cooking Temps Oversimplify, Change Little, Confuse Home Cooks

Meathead | Posted 07.26.2011 | Home

If you follow USDA recommendations 100% you will be 100% safe and doomed to terrible steaks and lamb chops. And in its effort to make one set of easy to understand rules, the government has oversimplified.

Agricultural Policy Should Fuel Health, Not Epidemics!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.

Pink Pork Fine: USDA Lowers Safe Cooking Temperature

AP | By MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 07.24.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa -- A bit of pink in pork appears to be OK after all. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service will an...