food + cooking

Vegetarian Butchers?

Across the U.S., people who once shunned meat are helping push the livestock industry in a more sustainable direction.
food politics

Red Meat and Mortality

A major new study links consumption of red meat to premature death. But is beef really to blame?
food + cooking

This Spring’s Specialty Cookbooks

A whole crop of new cookbooks focuses on dietary restrictions and food allergies. Here are two worth checking out, even if you can eat whatever you want.

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

For generations, the students at Red Cloud Indian School raised their own food—then the federal government got into the act.
April 2009
food politics

Politics of the Plate: More Good News for Food Safety

The USDA finally bans the slaughter of “downer” cows, and two new leaders at the FDA are expected to restore the agency’s tarnished reputation.
food politics

Minnesota School Food Survey

The re-authorization of the School Lunch Programs promises to benefit both students and farmers, but the devil is in the details.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Beeting the System

Sugar from GM beets could soon be finding its way into our foods—but 73 grocers and food manufacturers have pledged to avoid it.

Politics of the Plate: The Price of Tomatoes

If you have eaten a tomato this winter, chances are very good that it was picked by a person who lives in virtual slavery.
March 2009
food politics

Into the Mouths of Babes

Sure, the U.S. provides half of all global food aid. But while that food may be fine for adults, it does nearly nothing to alleviate childhood malnutrition.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: A Ban to Dye For

Artificial food colorings are so ubiquitous that they’re nearly impossible to avoid, but legislators in Maryland are pushing to change that.
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