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  • Embracing new labels, first lady jumps into food fight

    Embracing new labels, first lady jumps into food fight
    WASHINGTON — The way nutritional information is displayed on food is “simply not acceptable,” First Lady Michelle Obama declared on Thursday as she endorsed an administration effort that would force the food industry to more clearly...
  • Energy drinks a threat to kids [Letter]

    Energy drinks a threat to kids [Letter]
    Proposed legislation restricting the sale of energy drinks in Maryland is necessary because the energy drink industry targets their marketing at teenagers and does not warn consumers of the dangers of energy drinks ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 27)....
  • Global food supply grows increasingly homogeneous, study says

    Global food supply grows increasingly homogeneous, study says
    In the last 50 years, what’s on dinner plates has grown more similar the world over – with major consequences for human nutrition and global food security, researchers said Monday. “Diversity enhances the health and function of complex...
  • Letters: Fixing America's sweet tooth

    Re "A mixed bag of food labels," Editorial, Feb. 28 Contrary to The Times' editorial on the Food and Drug Administration's proposed new label requirements for packaged foods, the inclusion of added sugars represents a positive shift toward providing...
  • Company says no more GMO ingredients in Smart Balance spreads

    Smart Balance says it will change the ingredients in its butter-like spreads to make sure they include no genetically modified organisms. “I’ve been in the food industry for 35 years. I have never seen a consumer issue come on this fast,&...
  • Clarence Birdseye: Frozen fish got him hooked

    Clarence Birdseye: Frozen fish got him hooked
    Clarence Birdseye did not invent frozen food, but he is credited with creating the industry by developing a flash-freezing process that was commercially viable and produced frozen food people were willing to eat. Freezing gave consumers an important new...
  • What's the right way to tax sugary drinks?

    If you believe obesity is a serious health risk in the United States and sugary drinks are a major contributor to the problem -- and that's surely the prevailing nutritionists' view -- then a sugared beverage tax has to be on your radar screen. Now...
  • China dumps grain policy to boost meat production

    China dumps grain policy to boost meat production
    For decades, China’s rulers deemed grain production a linchpin to its national security. The policy of self-sufficiency was a legacy of its planned economy from the days of Mao when China was increasingly isolated from the outside world. But...
  • Happy animals, local meat

    Happy animals, local meat
    Even in frigid weather, Ginger Myers' pigs are happy. "As cold as it gets, the pigs are out there, snorting and playing like kids bundled up and running around," says the owner of Evermore Farm, a family-owned livestock and produce farm in Westminster....
  • Questioning safety of U.S. meat [Letter]

    Questioning safety of U.S. meat [Letter]
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is still expanding the list of retailers carrying meat unfit for human consumption to Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and 970 locations in California alone. About 8.7 million pounds were...
  • Hillshire talks acquisitions, new products

    Hillshire talks acquisitions, new products
    Hillshire Brands Co. seems eager to do more acquisitions that could make it seem like less of a meat company and it is bringing out several new products from small, lower-calorie sandwiches to funnel cake-flavored corn dogs, the company said on Wednesday....