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  • USDA sued by advocacy group over handling of salmonella in meat

    USDA sued by advocacy group over handling of salmonella in meat
    A Washington, D.C., health advocacy group sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for not doing enough to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant strains of salmonella in meat. The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a lawsuit Wednesday...
  • Organic products grew to $35.1 billion in sales

    Organic products grew to $35.1 billion in sales
    Nationwide sales of organic products continued to experience healthy growth last year, jumping 11.5% to $35.1 billion, according to the Organic Trade Assn. The Washington-based group representing organic businesses said growth rates are expected to at...
  • Planned PareUp app will let you buy excess restaurant and grocery food to prevent waste

    Planned PareUp app will let you buy excess restaurant and grocery food to prevent waste
    A soon-to-launch app called PareUp aims to connect hungry consumers with excess restaurant and grocery store food at discounted prices.  Founders Margaret Tung, who has worked in the sustainable food industry; Jason Chen, who has a background in...
  • Chan Lowe: Fast-food workers' unhappy meal

    Chan Lowe: Fast-food workers' unhappy meal
    It’s about time fast-food workers went on the march. The work is miserable and hard, it’s unfulfilling, and the pay sucks. ¬†Back in the day, fast-food jobs were sought mainly by entry-level young people, which is why they paid the minimum...
  • Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria

    Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria
    So what's the big stink over wood-aged cheese anyway? Is it deadly or just delicious? Artisanal cheese-makers raised a fuss recently when an FDA official suggested that wooden cheese shelves posed a public health risk because they were not "adequately...
  • First Toyota, next Sriracha? Texans wooing California hot sauce plant

    Texas lawmakers are making a play to steal California's most famous hot sauce maker, the embattled Sriracha plant in Irwindale. Later, this month, Sriracha will host a Lone Star state delegation, eager to poach the popular sauce and its 200 jobs....
  • Base food labeling on fact, not fear

     Base food labeling on fact, not fear
    The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...
  • 'Top Chef's' Padma Lakshmi on Keeping the Cooking Show Fresh

    With nearly a dozen seasons and a handful of spinoffs, Bravo's "Top Chef" still remains a fan -- and critics' -- favorite. It's also an awards darling, continually receiving Emmy nods and, somewhat famously, upsetting "The Amazing Race" for the reality...
  • Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change

    Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change
    When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs. They were seeking out birds that could survive a hotter planet....
  • Shopping for companies with charitable causes?

    Shopping for companies with charitable causes?
    Just as consumers make their preferences for cereal flavors or pizzas known with dollars, they can choose to patronize companies that they believe do good in the world. And companies are competing for consumer attention with labels calling out their...
  • Shopping for sustainable food in the L.A. area

    Shopping for sustainable food in the L.A. area
    There's no way around it. In most cases, eating sustainably is probably going to be more expensive and less convenient than simply running down the street to your neighborhood grocery. But if you're interested in where your food comes from and how it gets...