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Unlocking France’s Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

Unlocking France’s Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A British cheesemonger wants to translate a French guide to raw milk microbiology into English. She says it has the potential to revolutionize our approach to cheese flavor and safety.

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Truth In Gluten-Free Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule

Truth In Gluten-Free Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it’s about time.

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Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

| August 6, 2014 | 5 Comments

The UCSF endocrinologist tells you how (and why) to start reducing sugar in your diet…and yes, you can still eat dessert.

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Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

After Tuesday’s African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?

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When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

| August 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that’s not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.

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How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker

How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

A trip to an underground Air Force nuclear bunker becomes a unexpectedly delicious culinary experience. Just don’t order the gravy bowl.

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McDonald’s Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

McDonald’s Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald’s shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.

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Fast-Food Scandal Revives China’s Food Safety Anxieties

Fast-Food Scandal Revives China’s Food Safety Anxieties

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

An American-owned company that supplies meat to fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed some of the products were mishandled and had expired.

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Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.

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Drakes Bay Oyster Company Gets 30 More Days as Restaurants File Lawsuit to Keep Farm Going

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Gets 30 More Days as Restaurants File Lawsuit to Keep Farm Going

| July 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is the one of largest operating oyster farms in California, and after month’s of legal battles, it’s being ordered to shut down by the federal government who has refused to renew the farm’s lease on park land. But a group of restaurant owners have filed a last minute lawsuit to keep this important local food source afloat.

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Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

| July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

A new book claims the organic label can’t be trusted, especially on food that’s imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.

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Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The recall applies to “certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots” from a California packing company, the FDA says.

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Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

| July 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they’re not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.

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Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called “ag-gag” laws.

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