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Willy Blackmore is TakePart’s Food editor.
Voters Push Through Soda Tax in Four More Cities
Posted on: Nov 14, 2016, Source: TakePart
"This is an astonishing repudiation of Big Soda."
The FDA Is Reconsidering What ‘Healthy’ Means
Posted on: Oct 10, 2016, Source: TakePart
The agency is accepting public comments as it begins the process of redefining the labeling term.
Our Economy Is Booming, So Why Are Kids Still Going to Bed Hungry?
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.
Can Kimbal Musk Do for Farms What Elon Has Done for Cars?
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?
When a City Passes a Soda Tax, Who Pays? (Video)
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.
Hey Organic Eaters, Here's Why You Should Care About Organic Seeds, Too
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.
Philadelphia Becomes First Major U.S. City With a Soda Tax
Posted on: Jun 17, 2016, Source: TakePart
More cities will vote for municipal taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in the fall.
New Nutrition Label Puts Sugar Consumption in the Crosshairs
Posted on: May 23, 2016, Source: TakePart
The FDA's overhaul is being hailed as a success by public health experts.
Urban Agriculture Can’t Feed Us, but That Doesn’t Mean It’s a Bad Idea
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.
Toxic Weed Killer Showing Up in Some of the Most Commonly Eaten Foods in America
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.
Do Soda Taxes Hurt Low-Income People? Hillary and Bernie Spar Over the Issue
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.
GOP May Curb Program That Gives Millions of Students Free Meals
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.
Full Reservoirs Don’t Mean California’s Drought Is Over
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.
Will Going Carbon-Neutral Be the Next Big Trend in the Food World?
Posted on: Apr 4, 2016, Source: TakePart
Some restaurants are as dedicated to fighting climate change as to serving good food.
Iowa's 60 Million Laying Hens Aren't Being Monitored by Food-Safety Inspectors
Posted on: Mar 31, 2016, Source: TakePart
Inspections were halted last year to avoid the spread of bird flu.
Another Major Food Company Announces Nationwide GMO Labeling
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.
General Mills Will Label GMOs on Products Nationwide
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.
Monsanto Suffers Setback as GOP Tried, and Failed, to Keep Americans in the Dark About GMOs
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.
Russia Is Considering a Palm Oil Tax — but Not Because Putin Loves Orangutans
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.
With Sales Falling in Rich Countries, Beverage Companies Want the Developing World to Drink More Soda
Posted on: Feb 12, 2016, Source: TakePart
Coke has invested $17 billion in African markets between 2010 and 2020.
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