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From McDonald’s To Organic Valley, You’re Probably Eating Wood Pulp

From McDonald’s To Organic Valley, You’re Probably Eating Wood Pulp

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It’s used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it’s been around for ages.

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Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender?

Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender?

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country’s cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.

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Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of “biofortified” crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.

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Tempeh-Lovers Now Have Two Bay Area-Made Options

Tempeh-Lovers Now Have Two Bay Area-Made Options

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Until recently, the only tempeh available at local grocery stores was pasteurized and made across the country. Meet Alive & Healing and rhizocali, two Bay Area unpasteurized tempehs that can be found in the freezer section.

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Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves

Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves

| July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

To create accountability and transparency, some raw milk producers are coming up with guidelines for testing and safety. But federal agencies say all raw milk is still risky to consume.

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‘Artisanal’ Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

‘Artisanal’ Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.

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Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working Adults

Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working Adults

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Drinking too much alcohol is a big factor in deaths of adults under age 65, CDC researchers say, from obvious risks like vehicle accidents to more subtle effects like higher rates of breast cancer.

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Centerfield of Greens: SF Giants Open Edible Garden

Centerfield of Greens: SF Giants Open Edible Garden

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Going to a game just got greener. And more delicious. The San Francisco Giants opened The Garden at AT&T Park. Sarah Henry reports from the field.

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‘Natural’ Food Sounds Good But Doesn’t Mean Much

‘Natural’ Food Sounds Good But Doesn’t Mean Much

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

A consumer advocacy group says it’s time to ban the word “natural” from food labels because it’s misleading. But the quest to get the government to outlaw the word entirely faces tough legal hurdles.

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‘Pink Slime’ Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

‘Pink Slime’ Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

| June 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Since beef prices are going up, food processors are once again looking at cheap “lean, finely textured beef.” But this time, they’re preparing for consumers’ concerns.

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chia Seed Powders, CDC Says

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chia Seed Powders, CDC Says

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recalls of chia seed powders expand as 21 people in 12 states have been sickened by salmonella tied to the powder. The powder has a long shelf life, so consumers should check their pantries.

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POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola

POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that POM Wonderful’s lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Co. may go on. The repercussions of the case for the food and beverage industry are unclear.

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Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

| June 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

An FDA official warned that wooden boards used to age cheese could harbor harmful bacteria. But cheesemakers say they’ve long had safety measures in place to prevent any contamination from the boards.

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Lobbyists Loom Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight

Lobbyists Loom Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

School food service administrators once supported new healthy food requirements on the nation’s school lunch program. But now, they want the rules delayed. And they’re getting swept up in politics.

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