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The End of Snap, Crackle, and Pop Culture

Organic Rice Krispies were in my life for many months before I acknowledged their silence: They have no Snap, Crackle, and Pop.
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Scary Crabs and Tainted Vegetables

Karen Coates, blogging from Chiang Mai, wrote recently about how Southeast Asians try to avoid buying mainland Chinese produce.
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Stiff Penalties Apply

The bad news about food in China continues.
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Food Unfit for an Ogre

Facing a lawsuit from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Kellog has agreed to strict nutrition standards for foods advertised to children.
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On Poison, Ants, and Pistachios

After the recent storm in the U.S. media about contaminated Chinese imports, the Chinese appear to be hitting back.
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One More Reason to Eat Organic

Exposure to pesticides can dramatically increase your chances of getting Parkinson's disease, according to a recently published paper.
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Seeing Red

Pre-packed styrofoam tubs of meat have been gassed with carbon monoxide, according to Food and Water Watch.
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Martyr of Unholy Corn Dogs

Various corners of the food world, the parent world, and the public-health world have all been abuzz with the bad news about school lunches.
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First the Good News…

I'm not quite ready to rush out and pick up a bucket of their fried chicken for dinner, but hats off to KFC for removing trans fats from their menu.
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The Bad Earth

In light of the recent pet-food and hog-farm scares, consider this: Chinese produce is about the last choice an Asian shopper will make.