Food policy

Health

EPA Goes Against Its Own Findings and Rejects Ban on Controversial Pesticide

"The EPA’s own analysis estimated that 1- to 2-year-old children are currently being exposed to levels of chlorpyrifos in their food that are 140 times higher than what the agency deems safe."
Alex Swerdloff
3.31.17
meat

The German Government Just Banned Meat at All Official Functions

The German environment minister says it’s better for the environment, but other politicians are calling the decision an infringement of the right to freedom of choice.
Daisy Meager
2.21.17
2016 election

Why the Next President (Probably) Won’t Destroy Our Food System

We spoke to chef Michel Nischan of Wholesome Wave to find out whether we're looking at four long years of disastrous food policy.
Munchies Staff
11.8.16
Food policy

The FDA Is Finally Concerned About Terrorist Attacks on Our Food Supply

The first federal guidelines to protect the US food supply from a wide-scale act of bioterrorism have just been issued by the Food and Drug Administration
Alex Swerdloff
6.1.16
bees

Now We Know Why Bee Colonies Are Dying Near Corn Fields

For the first time, a landmark law passed by Minnesota in 2014 will actually compensate two beekeepers for damage caused by neonicotinoids, one of the most widely used class of insecticides in the world.
Alex Swerdloff
3.27.16
food politics

Kids May No Longer Be the Prime Targets for Junk Food and Candy Ads

The UK seems to finally be getting serious about cracking down on sweets and junk food. The Local Government Association said that it would like to see a ban on the advertising of junk food near schools.
Alex Swerdloff
3.19.16
food politics

We Spoke to Tom Colicchio About Petitioning Chefs for More GMO Transparency

The DARK Act would prevent mandatory labeling of GMOs and deny consumers the right to know if their food contains genetically modified ingredients. Colicchio wants to make sure it does not become the law of the land.
Alex Swerdloff
3.3.16
Energy Drinks

A College Banned Energy Drinks for Causing 'High-Risk Sexual Activity'

Vermont’s 216-year-old Middlebury College has just announced its plan to ban on-campus sales of any and all energy drinks due to their association with “problematic behavior.”
Alex Swerdloff
3.1.16
alcohol

Big Alcohol Would Be Screwed Without Problem Drinkers

Despite constituting less than 20 percent of Australians over the age of 14, super consumers, according to the report, account for more than 74 percent of all alcohol consumed yearly in Australia.
Alex Swerdloff
1.21.16
Food policy

Did the Meat and Egg Industries Influence New US Dietary Guidelines?

The US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services have just announced the new US Dietary Guidelines for 2015-2020. The influence of lobbyists on these guidelines is pretty evident, say critics.
Alex Swerdloff
1.7.16
food politics

Soon, Americans Won't Know Where Their Meat Is Coming From

Congress has just decided that you no longer need to know the origin of the beef and pork you eat.
Alex Swerdloff
1.5.16
food politics

Jurors Will Decide Whether Sugar or Corn Syrup Is Worse

The sugar industry is accusing high fructose corn syrup producers of falsely stating their product is as healthy as sugar. The corn syrup people are countersuing, saying that sugar has engaged in a long campaign of disparaging corn syrup.
Alex Swerdloff
11.6.15
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