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  • What's the right way to tax sugary drinks?

    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...
  • Planned food safety rules rile organic farmers

    Planned food safety rules rile organic farmers
    HUSTONTOWN, Pa. — Jim Crawford was rushing to load crates of freshly picked organic tomatoes onto trucks heading for an urban farmers market when he noticed the federal agent. A tense conversation followed as the visitor to his farm — an...
  • Beef processor at center of big recall is sold

    Beef processor at center of big recall is sold
    An upscale Marin County meat purveyor is purchasing a troubled San Francisco Bay Area slaughterhouse at the center of a recall of nearly 9 million pounds of beef. In a transaction that signals rising demand for locally raised, grass-fed beef, Marin...
  • 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...
  • Letters: One sandwich, hold the rubber

    Re "Subway to remove bread ingredient," Feb. 7 It is appalling what the Food and Drug Administration calls safe. To my surprise I find that the FDA-approved chemical azodicarbonamide, considered to be "safely used" in food, is used in some Subway...
  • Adding olive oil to California's salad

    Adding olive oil to California's salad
    ARTOIS, Calif. — Nestled in a corner of the Sacramento Valley known for its rice, almonds and walnuts, densely packed rows of manicured olive trees stretch toward the horizon. This 1,700-acre spread is the domain of California Olive Ranch, an...
  • Putin arrives in Sochi to inspect Olympic venues, test ski slope

    Putin arrives in Sochi to inspect Olympic venues, test ski slope
    MOSCOW -- Russian¬†President Vladimir Putin arrived Friday in Sochi, where he intends to inspect the venues for the upcoming Winter Olympics, his spokesman said. “In the coming days, the president will examine in detail all the [five] venues of the...
  • Rise and fall of trans fat: A history of partially hydrogenated oil

    Rise and fall of trans fat: A history of partially hydrogenated oil
    Trans fat was the first man-made fat to become part of our food supply more than a century ago when a German scientist presented Procter & Gamble with ways to add hydrogen to cottonseed oil. Because the product looked like lard (though originally intended...
  • Fast-food experts analyze 5,427 kids' meals -- only 33 are healthful

    Fast-food experts analyze 5,427 kids' meals -- only 33 are healthful
    It’s not often that the so-called food cops have kind words for the fast-food industry, but there are a few of them in a new report on the offerings from restaurants such as McDonald’s, KFC and Taco Bell -- and how they are marketed to kids....
  • Butterfinger cups to launch with Super Bowl ad

    Butterfinger cups to launch with Super Bowl ad
    Nestle is attempting to cash in on the Super Bowl hype by launching an ad campaign for its new Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups during the big game. "The Simpsons" fans will be sorry to hear that so far, Bart, Butterfinger's main mascot, doesn't make an...
  • General Mills drops GMOs from Cheerios

    General Mills drops GMOs from Cheerios
    No more GMOs in your Cheerios. General Mills Inc. said it is no longer using genetically engineered ingredients to make its signature cereal. The switch comes after a nearly yearlong campaign by a consumer activist group to pressure General Mills to...