Food policy


A Merger of the Two Largest Beer Companies Could Change the Global Beverage Industry

The merger would amount to a really, really big company—possibly one that could take over the cornerstone soda corporations of the American beverage business.
Alex Swerdloff

Austin Loves Its Barbecue Too Much to Regulate the Smoke

If you happen to live in Austin, you may very well live downwind of a barbecue joint. And the sultry, mesquite embrace emitted from the meat equivalent of a forest fire? Well, it might just be driving you batshit crazy.
Alex Swerdloff

Processed Food Labels Could Be About to Get a Lot Scarier

British law doesn’t currently require food packaging to distinguish between added and naturally occurring sugars, meaning that many of us consume over our daily recommended intake without realising. Now, the government could be taking steps to counter...
Phoebe Hurst
Food policy

This Trade Deal Could Be Bad News for Anyone Who Lives in Europe and Likes Food

Since 2011, the European Union has been negotiating a free-trade deal with the US. It’s called the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and could spell the collapse of certain European food safety regulations.
Emma Cardwell
food politics

The Navy Wants Its Fried Food Back and Is Blaming Michelle Obama

On Navy Times’ Facebook page, Matt Phillips wrote, “Welcome to the Tofu Navy.” Jeff King was even more eloquent: “Pussies. This isn’t a Weight Watchers cruise. It’s the goddann [sic] Navy!”
Alex Swerdloff

Salt Has Become a Political Tool in the UK

A report published in the British Medical Journal says that UK salt consumption is higher than ever before, due to policy changes of the coalition government.
David Whelan
Food policy

Big Meat Thinks Pork and Beef Are Healthier Than Broccoli

New dietary guidelines recommending that Americans consume less meat have the pork and beef lobbies quaking in their boots.
Lauren Rothman
Food policy

A Free-Trade Deal Is Threatening the Future of Europe's Food

The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal would make trade between Europe and the US far easier than it is now—but many are worried that it could undermine food quality everywhere.
Josh Barrie
meat industry

Is the US Meat Industry Pushing Us Into a 'Post-Antibiotic Era'?

Big Meat’s rampant use of antibiotics—one of the biggest threats to public health of our time—isn't showing any signs of slowing down.
Lauren Rothman
food politics

Do Consumers Actually Care About Where Their Meat Comes From?

Mandatory meat-labeling laws are coming under fire for violating trade agreements, but do consumers really care about those labels anyway?
Lauren Rothman