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The Biggest Food Trends Of 2015

Posted 12.02.2014 | Taste
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If you are a jeggings-wearing, Skrillex-listening, hashtagging type of person, you know what it means to be on top of the newest fads. But even if you...

Reminder: Millions Of Kids Dread Summer For Devastating Reason

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact

Kid President is baaack. And while he’s as cute as ever, the mini leader has delivered his most sober message yet. In anticipation of summer, eve...

Is Trader Joe's Orchestrating A Peanut Butter Pretzel Monopoly?

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business

The famous Trader Joe's peanut-butter pretzel may be salty and sweet, but one California company is quite bitter about the snack's dominance. Maxim...

The Food Ties That Bind: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2013 Conference

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Dietitians for Professional Integrity released "The Food Ties That Bind," a report that details the messaging Big Food shared with dietitians at 2013 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo.

Outsourcing Food Inspection Is Too Hard to Swallow

Donald Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Donald Cohen

American public institutions have a long track record of keeping our food disease-free. Yet as this service is increasingly outsourced to for-profit corporations, it is leading to repeated oversight failures that have caused illness and even death.

Major Distributor Recalls Cookie Dough

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. -- ConAgra Foods Inc. is recalling some Kroger's Break `N Bake chocolate chip cookie dough packages, because they contain peanuts. ConAgr...

An Interview with Melanie Warner of Pandora's Lunchbox

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Bettina Elias Siegel

"On occasions when they ask why they can't have Cheetos, Froot Loops or yogurt in a tube I tell them it's because these things aren't real food. They taste good, but they don't help their bodies grow strong or give them big muscles."

Court Leaves Kosher Status Up To God (And Rabbis)

AP | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A federal judge threw out a lawsuit Thursday that claimed Hebrew National's hot dogs and other meat products weren't entirely koshe...

ConAgra Gets Even Bigger

AP | CANDICE CHOI and MICHELLE CHAPMAN | Posted 01.27.2013 | Home

NEW YORK — ConAgra Foods is set to become the nation's biggest maker of store-brand foods, with a $5 billion purchase of Ralcorp that expands it...

Why Bread Is No Longer Rising

Rozanne Gold | Posted 12.31.2012 | Home
Rozanne Gold

I was struck by a fascinating web post this week reporting that, as a country, we're consuming sharply declining amounts of wheat products. Given the vast numbers of Big Macs, Subway sandwiches and Domino's pizzas we buy every day, it seemed counterintuitive.

Hebrew National Hot Dogs Not Kosher, Lawsuit Claims

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home

* ConAgra sued for alleged deception * Eleven consumers fault meat processing procedures * ConAgra says stands behind He...

Grain Elevator Blast Victim Devastated Despite Settlement

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A man who was badly burned when an Illinois grain elevator exploded two years ago knows he may ultimately get a big chunk of the $181 milli...

Illinois Grain Blast Survivors Awarded $181 Million In Damages

AP | By JIM SUHR | Posted 08.02.2012 | Chicago

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A federal jury sided against ConAgra Foods Inc. and a subcontractor Friday in awarding roughly $181 million in damages to thre...

Congressman Jared Polis Revisits 'Pizza = School Food Vegetable'

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

The agricultural spending bill that gutted the pizza rule will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, i.e, September 2012, creating an opportunity to revisit the issue.

How Jewel Inspires

S.Z. Berg | Posted 05.13.2012 | Celebrity
S.Z. Berg

It wasn't like Jewel was trying to "make it" when it happened. She was just trying to make it from one meal to the next. No, her hunger wasn't for fame, it was the real hunger, the kind that having the misfortune of being born into poverty brings.

ConAgra's Bait-And-Switch

Posted 11.07.2011 | Home

About a month ago, HuffPost Food, along with many food bloggers, received an email from the PR agency Ketchum. Our invitation read: We would like t...

Cooking Oil Maker Sued Over Fishy 'All-Natural' Claims

Posted 10.25.2011 | Home

A class action lawsuit has been filed against ConAgra Foods regarding the company's use of the term "all-natural" in the packaging and advertising for...

Food Giant And Hunger Charity Join Forces To Solve Child Hunger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Up to one in four children in the U.S. go to bed hungry every night. That is the message ConAgra and Feeding America, with the help of Al Roker, hav...

America's Problem of Child Hunger (Video)

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Child hunger is a crisis in America and as long-term unemployment and under-employment continue, a greater number of children will go without enough to eat.

Oil Market Manipulation has Crude Prices Sky High

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The current price of crude taken together with the country's jobless rate makes no sense at all. Clearly the price of oil has lost all ballast to the dynamic of supply and demand.

Nutritionism: The Numbers Game That Doesn't Add Up To Good Health

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

I'm not out to mock Julia Louis-Dreyfus's apparent hypocrisy, here. What really galls me about Healthy Choice is what it represents: the triumph of that dubious dietary trend, "nutritionism."

A Darker Shade of Green

Elissa Altman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Altman

It's been a bang-up week in the increasingly green world we food professionals inhabit. To start, New York Times contributor Alessandra Staley brillia...

Food Companies Suspected Of Jacking Up Prices For Military Suppliers

Wall Street Journal | Glenn R. Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Prominent American food companies are under scrutiny in a federal probe of possible fraud and corruption in the military's food-supply operations for ...