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"Pink Slime" Lawsuit May Be Frivolous, But Could Chill Speech

Michele Simon | Posted 11.28.2012 | Food
Michele Simon

The entire pink slime affair should be viewed as a huge wake-up call to the harsh realities of our industrialized meat supply. But Beef Products Inc.'s case against ABC News could scare the media and others out of speaking out against the meat industry.

'Why Is This News?' Stewart Rails Against Fox's Puzzling FLOTUS Vilification

Posted 09.28.2012 | Comedy

On Thursday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart did not hold back his feelings about Fox News' vilification of Michelle Obama for -- dun dun dun -- enco...

An Insider’s Take On USDA’s Problematic New Poultry Rule

Food Integrity Campaign | Posted 11.26.2012 | Food
Food Integrity Campaign

Under the new inspection model, the jobs once done by inspectors will be taken over by plant workers themselves -- the quintessential fox guarding the hen house model.

WATCH: Students Donate Fruit They're Forced To Take

Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact

Though students are now required to take more fruits and vegetables, the new meal guidelines can’t force them to actually eat the healthful foods. B...

Ground Beef In Massive Canadian E. Coli Recall Entered U.S.

Posted 09.21.2012 | Food

The USDA confirmed late Thursday that ground beef recalled nationwide in Canada for potential E. coli contamination had entertained the U.S. market. ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Rural Minorities Struggling To Get Foothold On Economic Ladder

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

About 22 miles northeast of Laredo, Texas, in an otherwise desolate and unincorporated stretch of Webb County, a roughed-out grid of unnamed dirt road...

My Child's Perfect School Lunch

Ricky Choi, MD, MPH | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Ricky Choi, MD, MPH

Our ultimate goal as parents is to raise children who will make good choices, and that includes having a healthy relationship with food.

GOP Bill Moves To Repeal USDA Calorie Limits On School Lunches

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

As the new school year begins, fresh school lunch regulations are in effect to encourage healthy eating. But not everyone's pleased. While students fr...

Obama Administration Backwards On Food Safety

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 11.14.2012 | Food
Wenonah Hauter

The 56-page 2012 Democratic Party Platform included no mention of food safety or the President's monumental signing of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

USDA Buying Meat Again From Controversial Slaughterhouse

AP | Posted 09.11.2012 | Food

FRESNO, Calif. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is buying meat again from a Central California slaughterhouse that's been at the center of an ani...

Organic Food vs. Conventional: What the Stanford Study Missed

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.06.2012 | Food
Robyn O'Brien

Stanford's report that organic foods may not be much healthier or more nutritious than their conventional counterparts has caused quite a stir. Food, clean from antibiotics, growth hormones and pesticide residue, should be a basic human right.

New Hunger Data Shows a Generation at Risk

Billy Shore | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

Without the food and nutrition they need to learn and grow, vulnerable children face increased health, education and employment challenges. Simply put, we cannot have a stronger America with weaker kids.

Rising Temperature Raising Food Prices

Lester Brown | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Lester Brown

Over the last two months, the price of corn has been climbing. On July 19, it exceeded $8 per bushel for the first time, taking the world into a new food price terrain.

A Wake-up Call: USDA Slaughterhouse Closing

Gene Baur | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Gene Baur

The slaughter of animals too sick, injured, or weak to stand and walk on their own ("downers" as the industry calls them) at Central Valley Meats, a supplier for the USDA's national school lunch program, has justly raised concerns about the safety of the U.S. meat supply.

Chains, USDA Stop Buys From Slaughterhouse Under Investigation

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 10.22.2012 | Food

FRESNO, Calif. — The federal government and McDonald's Corp. suspended purchases of meat Wednesday from a California slaughterhouse under invest...

USDA Probes Whether Tainted Beef Entered Food Supply After Abuse Video

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 08.22.2012 | Food

FRESNO, Calif. -- Federal regulators who shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving an animal welfare video were investigating Tues...

What Students Will Be Eating Under New Lunch Guidelines

Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

New U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for school lunches are taking effect this fall, as part of a healthy school lunch initiative put forth i...

5 Ways to Drought-Proof Your Grocery Budget

Linda Watson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Watson

Food prices are already going up as a result of the terrible drought in the Midwest. But your groceries can still be wildly affordable.

Joining Farmers Market Good Move for Small Berry Farmer (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 10.08.2012 | Food
Rebecca Gerendasy

The farmers market saved the farm. In this case, quite literally so.

USDA Defends Controversial Measure To Speed Up Poultry Inspection Lines

Posted 08.07.2012 | Food

New proposed rules for poultry set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will increase the maximum line speed for processing chickens at plants from 1...

Fewer U.S. Students Buy Sodas, Sports Drinks Still A Problem

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education

* Sodas in middle and high schools down more than 50 pct * Sugary sports drinks still widely available By Susan Heavey ...

11 Ways to Reduce Your Food Costs

Organic Authority.com | Posted 10.03.2012 | Food
Organic Authority.com

Being a bit frugal can help us to make more conscious choices, not just for our health, but for the health of our planet, too.

19 TONS Of Beef Recalled

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Food

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kenosha Beef International Ltd. is recalling nearly 19 tons of frozen bacon-cheeseburger patties because they may contain piece...

'Green News Report' - August 2, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Scientist...

Much Ado About Meatless Monday: Why the USDA Retraction Matters

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

I came back to work after a two-week vacation last Thursday and couldn't miss the story about the USDA's internal endorsement for Meatless Mondays, then rapid reversal and resultant fallout, most of which read like an Onion article.