Topics :: food supply

Fed Up

By Kilian Melloy | Friday May 9, 2014
This Katie Couric-narrated documentary from director Stephanie Soechtig serves up some alarming stats and traces contours of industry wrongdoing familiar from the "selling us death" model of big tobacco.

Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier

By Steve Rothwell | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Breakfast is now being served with a side of sticker shock. The price of bacon is surging and the cost of other morning staples, like coffee and orange juice, is set to rise because of global supply problems.

Wal-Mart Eyes Legal Action Over Donkey Meat Recall

Friday Jan 3, 2014
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it’s considering taking legal action against "responsible parties" after DNA testing showed traces of fox meat in the donkey meat it sold in China.

Tech Startups Create Virtual Farmers Markets

Friday Dec 27, 2013
The San Francisco-based Good Eggs is among a new crop of startups using technology to bolster the market for locally produced foods that backers say are better for consumer health, farmworkers, livestock and the environment.

FDA Takes Steps to Phase out Antibiotics in Meat

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Friday Dec 13, 2013
Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.

Hawaii Avocados Arrive on the Mainland

Thursday Sep 12, 2013
Guacamole connoisseurs around the U.S. will soon have a new domestic avocado to try - not from California or Florida, but Hawaii.

Impoverished Chicago Area to Get Whole Foods Store

By Sophia Tareen | Thursday Sep 5, 2013
Promising to commit to the neighborhood, executives with the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods announced plans Wednesday to build a store in the heart of one of Chicago’s most impoverished and crime-plagued areas.

First Reaction: Lab Burger Short on Flavor

By Maria Cheng | Tuesday Aug 6, 2013
They bit, they chewed, but had hoped for more flavor. Two volunteers who participated in the first public frying of hamburger grown in a lab said Monday that it had the texture of meat but was short of flavor because of the lack of fat.

Health Risks Higher From Packaged Greens

By Davit Pitt | Friday Aug 2, 2013
The outbreak of a stomach bug two states have linked to bagged salad came as little surprise to food safety experts, who say the process of harvesting, washing and packaging leafy greens provides numerous opportunities for contamination.

Farm to Table International Symposium Arrives in New Orleans

By | Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
New Orleans plays host to the first annual Farm to Table Symposium Aug. 2-4, where chefs, food industry experts and media professionals will gather to explore the growing movement.