Food in the News

Top Reasons You are Smart to Shop at Farmers Market

Video: Farmers Markets Make Sense Freshly picked, in season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition. Support of your local farmers and local economy You can help small farmers and business people be successful Fresh fruit and vegetables are full of antioxidants and phytonutrients Its a great way to involve your children and establish good habits Supporting small farmers and business people strengthens your community Farmers markets offer foods aligned with MyPlate guidelines Your family can try a new fruit or vegetable Outdoor markets are a ...

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Food Fight

Dr. Maya Adam of Stanford University Online challenges us to take child nutrition and cooking seriously. The free online course can be started any time. For the first time ever, our children may live shorter lives than we will. Teach them by example. Teach them now. Cooking and Childhood Nutrition 2.0.

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Sweet History

Food Labeling News

According to a recent NY Times poll, 90% of Americans polled think that products containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) should be labelled as such. The Center for Food Safety, which tracks such things, says much of the developed world already has label laws on the books. It took a $46-million infusion of campaign cash from Monsanto, DuPont and other agribusiness giants to narrowly defeat the California initiative that would have imposed mandatory labeling. Vermont did succeed in passing mandatory labeling for consumers. Now, Monsanto and other corporations ...

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Farm Bill Reflects Shift in Eating

The 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law February after a 2 1/2 year congressional delay. There is a distinct shift in which farmers benefit from the bill. While commodity crops (wheat, soybeans, corn) still receive the overwhelming majority of support, those subsidies were cut by 30% over a ten ...

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