Stories by Willy Blackmore

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Posted on: Nov 14, 2016, Source: TakePart

"This is an astonishing repudiation of Big Soda."

Posted on: Oct 10, 2016, Source: TakePart

The agency is accepting public comments as it begins the process of redefining the labeling term.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2016, Source: TakePart

Food security has improved in the years following the Great Recession, but anti-hunger groups say too many kids are still at risk.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2016, Source: TakePart

A new food-tech accelerator is promising a host of urban ag start-ups. But just how sustainable will the growing operations be?

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016, Source: TakePart

Taxes are levied against beverage distributors—but if the costs aren’t passed along to consumers, the policies don’t work.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2016, Source: TakePart

There’s a shortfall in organic seed production and research, but a new report shows that things are improving.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2016, Source: TakePart

More cities will vote for municipal taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in the fall.

Posted on: May 23, 2016, Source: TakePart

The FDA's overhaul is being hailed as a success by public health experts.

Posted on: May 10, 2016, Source: TakePart

Research shows that the social and cultural benefits of city farms and gardens far outweigh the number of people they can feed.

Posted on: May 4, 2016, Source: TakePart

The herbicide used in Roundup is a probable carcinogen, but it’s uncertain what health risks it presents.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2016, Source: TakePart

Sanders called a Philadelphia proposal "regressive" as Boulder, Colorado, announced a tax would be on the November ballot.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2016, Source: TakePart

Many schools in poor neighborhoods are now serving free breakfast and lunch to all children—but changes to eligibility rules could limit its success.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2016, Source: TakePart

Federal irrigation allocations grant just 5 percent of requested water in some of the state's key agriculture regions.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2016, Source: TakePart

Some restaurants are as dedicated to fighting climate change as to serving good food.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2016, Source: TakePart

Inspections were halted last year to avoid the spread of bird flu.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2016, Source: TakePart

The Mars candy company said not only will it label products made with genetically engineered ingredients, but it could also support a federal mandatory labeling law.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2016, Source: TakePart

The company will follow the standards set by Vermont’s labeling law until a national standard is set.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2016, Source: TakePart

The legislation, which would block state GMO labeling laws, didn't receive the 60 Senate votes it needed to proceed.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2016, Source: TakePart

The Kremlin may try to fix public health and its budget by charging more for soda and foods high in saturated fat.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2016, Source: TakePart

Coke has invested $17 billion in African markets between 2010 and 2020.