Category Archives for Bad Food

Mac Under Attack!

A new study uncovers the potential presence of phthalates in packaged Macaroni and Cheese

Who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese?

That delectable, gooey sauce atop tasty pasta has been a staple for thousands, nay, millions of Americans for decades.

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Prominent Purveyors Purge Preventative Antibiotics for Poultry

The fight to rid our food system of unnecessary antibiotics took a step forward last week with McDonald’s and Costco announcing they would both rid their chicken supplies of antibiotics commonly used for humans.

For years now, groups like the Pew Charitable Trust, the Union of Concerned Scientists as well as concerned congressmen and women have been working to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock due to antibiotic resistance.

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Does A New Childhood Obesity Act Stand A Chance?

Probably not, but let’s back up for a minute.

With little fanfare, Rep. Nita Lowey (D, NY) introduced HR 3772 “Stop Obesity in Schools Act of 2015” about a month ago.

The press didn’t jump on the story, and in Congress, it was assigned to a committee (where the majority of bills, after gaining little or no traction, die a lonely death).

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Tweet for Your Eats — A TweetChat on a National Food Policy

The idea that food connects us all is ever-present during the holiday season, but the notion of a National Food Policy—guidelines ensuring that those food connections are truly healthy and sustainable—is not something that necessarily graces the table.

But, perhaps it should be.

As we enter into the holiday season, it may be time to think a little more about our food system and ways in which we’d like to see it change.

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