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Cruelest Show On Earth?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Miami

The Greatest Show on Earth is in town at the American Airlines Arena, but not everyone is pleased that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus i...

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Here's the Latest!

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard Schiffman

You know that squeaky clean feeling you get after you have eaten a fresh picked apple? Your gut may be telling you something important.

Lobster On The Couch: The USDA's New Commercial On Food Safety

Posted 12.30.2011 | Healthy Living

The USDA wants us to be vigilant about keeping food safe. With one out of six Americans suffering from a food-borne illness this year, it's no wonder ...

Agency Reverses Controversial Decision To Cut Agriculture Reports

AP | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department is reinstating several reports that it had targeted for elimination two months ago in a cost-cutting move. T...

Occupy the Food System

Willie Nelson | Posted 02.16.2012 | Food
Willie Nelson

Thanks to the Occupy Wall Street movement, there's a deeper understanding about the power that corporations wield over the great majority of us. It's not just in the financial sector, but in all facets of our lives.

Grassfed Meat: Making the Right Choices

Andrew Gunther | Posted 02.12.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

We hope to explain the problems with feedlot farming systems, but also the significant solutions that real grassfed farming can offer, and why it is important to choose a "grassfed" label that really means what it says.

Meat Industry Says New Antitrust Rule Will Raise Prices

AP | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD | Posted 12.09.2011 | Food

ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a new but stripped-down antitrust rule Thursday regulating meat companies that's far less swe...

Food Stamps Can Now Buy You a Frappuccino

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

A recent investigation by Oregon Fox affiliate KPTV has found that Frappuccinos can now be bought with food stamps at Starbucks stands located within ...

Let The Horse Slaughtering Recommence

Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

Horse slaughter policy in America has entered a new era. Back in 2006, Congress instituted a ban on the use of federal money toward the inspection ...

Restaurants To Use DNA Barcoding To Prevent Seafood Fraud

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 11.28.2011 | Food

CANBERRA, Australia -- Restaurants around the world will soon use new DNA technology to assure patrons they are being served the genuine fish fillet o...

To Capitol Hill: End the Food Fight

Dan Glickman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Dan Glickman

All members of Congress should want to see American kids eat better and live healthy, productive lives. In the United States, childhood obesity constitutes an epidemic, with serious and growing long-term consequences, for individuals and the nation as a whole.

Lynne Peeples

Do You Know Where Your Turkey's Been?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

As families across America adorn their dinner tables with plump, juicy turkeys this Thursday, they've likely given little thought to what their future...

Food Fight: Pizza and Spuds Win, School Kids Lose

Walter Willett, M.D., DrPH, MPH | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Walter Willett, M.D., DrPH, MPH

French fries and pizza don't make a healthy meal, especially not for America's school children. Yet Congress chose to save these junk foods on school lunch menus.

USDA Targets Small Stores Allegedly Profiting Illegally Off Food Stamps

AP | By LAURA CRIMALDI | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A criminal swindle of the nation's $64.7 billion food stamp program is playing out at small neighborhood stores around the country...

USDA Cracks Down On Food Stamp Trafficking

AP | By LAURA CRIMALDI | Posted 11.21.2011 | Food

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A criminal swindle of the nation's $64.7 billion food stamp program is playing out at small neighborhood stores around the co...

House Republicans Drive More Nails Into Livestock Rule Coffin

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 01.18.2012 | Food
Wenonah Hauter

While the big news among food activists has been the unsettling possibility that a secret farm bill could be snuck into the super committee's recommendations and passed with no public input, Republicans have furtively dealt a crippling blow to family farmers and consumers.

Jason Linkins

How To Turn Pizza Into A Vegetable

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, Congress decided that pizza is a vegetable. I have to imagine that this news instilled confusion in many Americans, as many Americans are: familiar with pizza; familiar with vegetables; and sane. But, according to the geniuses in Washington, pizza is a vegetable for the purposes of determining what goes into public school lunches by virtue of the fact that pizza traditionally includes a schmear of tomato paste. And if you're wondering how it came to pass that Congress arrived at the conclusion that pizza could count as a serving of vegetables for this reason, wonder no more! Congress was guided along this path by lobbyists. And lobbyists can do all sorts of things, by magic!

Does Capitalism Have to Promote Child Abuse?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Food
Kerry Trueman

Republicans have torpedoed the USDA's attempts to reduce the amount of pizza, french fries and salt that our kids consume at school. Why? Because the frozen pizza companies, the salt industry and potato growers asked them to. Really. It's that simple.

D.C. Central Kitchen Video Shows Off Its Healthy Corners Program (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this summer, D.C. Central Kitchen launched its Healthy Corners program, which provides corner stores with low-cost fresh fruit a...

Congress Fights To Save School Pizza And Fries

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do? In an effort many 9-year-olds will cheer, Congress wants pizza ...

New Nutrition Guidelines: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A committee commissioned by the Institute of Medicine just released its report on front-of-pack nutrition guidance. The recommendations are good in that they may help prevent the food industry from doing bad. The recommendations are bad if they forestall the implementation of superior approaches. And the recommendations are downright ugly if...

The Farm Bill Is a Food Bill

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Rajiv Narayan

Where the farm bill allocates resources to funding food stamps, it also incentivizes the purchase of unhealthy foods.

Senate Votes To Save Potatoes In Schools

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Senate threw its support behind the potato Tuesday, voting to block an Obama administration proposal to limit the vegetable on schoo...

New Muppet Hits 'Sesame Street' To Raise Hunger Awareness

Posted 12.04.2011 | Impact

In the past, "Sesame Street" has tackled HIV-AIDS with the muppet Kami and provoked musings on Bert and Ernie's sexual orientation. Now, the show expl...

Why This Could Be A Scene Of The Past

AP | By DAVID SHARP | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education

PORTLAND, Maine -- Sen. Susan Collins, who hails from Maine's potato country and picked potatoes as a girl, is working to restore some respect for the...