This week in food policy, Farm Bill negotiations start up (again), fast food workers go on strike, PETA launches another controversial campaign, and more.
Plus food insecurity on the rise and more on food stamp cuts in this week's policy roundup.
This week in food policy, we take a look at depleting cod populations, talk food aid in the Philippines, and highlight how workers in low-wage jobs are struggling to make ends meet as the holidays approach.
This week in food policy, we read about the environmental consequences of ethanol, Unilever commits to sustainable palm oil, the number of woman farmers continues to grow, and more.
In this week's food news round-up, "natural" foods may be leaving shelves, with trans fats not far behind. Plus, learn more about how sugar price supports are driving American confectioners overseas.
This month, we learned all about soul food, discovered the history of San Francisco's food scene, and devoured essays from the newest Best Food Writing anthology. Check out our favorite food books this month!
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner proposes a soda tax, Farm Bill negotiations are back on the table following a delay, cuts to the national food stamp program, and more in this week's food policy roundup.
GMO labeling is up for vote in Washington state, a new report tracks the effects of pesticide poisoning in Argentina, the Mexican government attempts to fight obesity with soda taxes, and more in this week's food policy roundup.
A British garffiti artist takes aim at the food industry in New York, President Obama calls for a new Farm Bill, freak blizzards kill cattle in South Dakota, and more in this week's food news and policy roundup.
As the government shutdown enters its second week, many nutrition and agriculture programs are feeling its impact. Here are a few ways that the food world is affected by furloughs and restricted funding.
This month, we read books about climate change, soil depletion, agricultural laborers and processed sugar. Click through to find out more about four books we're loving right now!
The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic released a joint report this week highlighting a major cause of food waste in the U.S. According to "The Dating Game: How Confusing Food Date Labels Lead to Food Waste in America," well, confusing food date labels lead to food waste in America. Let's break it down.
Congress has a lot on its agenda, and several food policies are awaiting debate. What happened this week in Congressional food policy? $40 billion in cuts to the food stamp program was just the beginning.
Controversy surrounds the documentation and infrastructure required by the Food Safety Modernization Act, which opponents say is disproportionally difficult for small farmers to keep up with.
Restaurant workers in 58 cities strike for higher wages, the Federal Crop Insurance Program payments reach and all-time record, and fast food companies continue advertising to children in this week's food policy roundup.
From the history of chocolate to a gritty memoir of life on a cultish organic farm, here are five food books that we've been reading.
There's something funny going on with this year's avocado harvest. The avocados are unusually, suspiciously, and dramatically small— smaller, perhaps, than they ever have been before.
Josey Baker is elevating the neighborhood bakery at The Mill in San Francisco. We chatted with him about how he came to love baking bread, what inspired his current loaves, and where The Mill is headed.
Senate passes a bill that could overall the immigration process for many seeking to live and work in America, a raisin grower takes his case to the Supreme Court, and more in this week's food policy news.
From a mysterious beet crime in Oregon to a breakthrough in the Japanese ban of US wheat, here's what's going on in food policy this week.
Last spring, fast food workers went on strike in New York City. Now, employees are taking their fight for higher wages nation-wide.
From a sociohistorical analysis of processed foods to memoirs written by some of the biggest names in the food industry, here are five books we've been reading.
New York City Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley announced this week that New York will launch a new chapter of the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, or FVRx, a program that allows doctors to "prescribe" fruits and vegetables to families at risk for obesity and diet-related illness.
After running a popular bakery in LA for twenty years, Mani Niall has opened his latest shop in Oakland. He hopes that Sweet Bar will make standard pastries special by using organic ingredients and offering a variety of gluten-free and vegan options that appeal to everyone.
The upcoming mayoral election in New York City will result in the first transition of power that office has seen in 12 years. Of the seven candidates vying for outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's seat, six of them appeared at the New School's Food Policy Forum last Wednesday to discuss their positions on key food policy issues, such as restaurant labor organizing, school lunches, the food stamp program, and soda regulations.
An egg fried in the center of a piece of bread. It's a simple preparation that elevates the union of eggs and toast, two beautiful things, to a whole new level. What do you call it?
Louis Restaurant has been an early morning/very latenight staple for college students and Providence locals for decades. The menu is standard diner fare: eggs any way, hash browns, and fluffy pancakes, in addition to off-menu items like tofu scramble scribbled on sheets of paper posted on the wall. The gruff but warm-hearted waitstaff will make you pretty much anything you want, as long as the ingredients are in the kitchen. That's how a friend of mine ended up with this killer reuben.