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Food Regulation

You Need to Know: What Do Natural, Local and Organic Mean?

Eve Turow | Posted 07.17.2014 | Food
Eve Turow

Today's consumers are increasingly concerned with where their food comes from, and demand for "organic," "local" and "natural" foods is on the rise. But what do those labels really mean?

10 Facts About Food Regulation The Government Hopes You Won't Notice

Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste

Americans put a lot of faith in the government when it comes to food regulation. We trust that our meat is pathogen-free, and that raw fruits and vege...

Hold the Mayo & Azodicarbonamide: Fixing FDA Should Be First Step to Overhaul National Regulatory System

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.16.2014 | Food
Steven Kurlander

Forget the calories, the question that Americans should be asking, and demanding an answer to, is whether regulations over the preparation and delivery of our food are improving our diet and health.

Big Bro Before What You Know?

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Daniel P. Malito

Some in our government truly wish to legislate every single aspect of our lives. The sobering part is that it's all a game of numbers -- the more laws like these are put to the vote, the more chance some will slip through.

Why New York City Should Ban Supersize Sugary Beverages

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Given the health consequences and enormous cost of our country's obesity epidemic, it is time to return eating less. And banning the large sizes of unhealthy sugar-sweetened beverages is a good place to begin.

Lucia Graves

Sweeping Food-Safety Bill Backed By Unlikely Coalition

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Food Safety Modernization Act, which would vastly improve the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ability to ensure the nation's foo...

This Fruit Might Kill You: Doctors Demand Choking Warning Labels On Food

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — When 4-year-old Eric Stavros Adler choked to death on a piece of hot dog, his anguished mother never dreamed that the popular kids' fo...

Food Cops Get More Ammo With Obama's New Food Safety Rules

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The White House is trying to make Americans' food safer after recent recalls of popular products like peanut butter and cookie doug...

An Open Letter to Michelle Obama, Mother-In-Chief

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

As you crusade for the health of our children, please know that mothers around the country stand beside you. Our collective abilities can and will bring the change that our children deserve.