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For the first time in more than two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to change the way nutrition labels on food packages give you information about what you eat. The head of the FDA told the New York Times Americans' eating...
I really don't know what took me so long, but last year was the first time I attended a mainstay of the Ottawa gardening scene, something called Seedy Saturday. Twelve months later it's back, so I'd like to share particulars for the 2014 event:...
Yesterday I talked with Amy Ivy (of Coop. Extension) about a neat event in Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon that’ll bring people who want to eat local food together with people who produce food, local food, even in this dead part of...
Not sure how I missed it earlier, but hey! February 1-7 is Poutine Week in Canada! OK, this is just the start of an unofficial culinary celebration. But organizers are hoping it takes off and one day, perhaps, Canada will honor this national...
A new documentary that showed at Sundance last weekend accuses the food industry of being the 21st century's Big Tobacco – fueling a health epidemic while waging "a decades-long misinformation campaign" about it. Here's what the makers of Fed...
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Mar 15, 2014 — Looks like the old adage about when it's safe to eat dropped foods may actually be effective for wet, sticky stuff like candies. For carpet-dusted snacks, you can take your sweet time, a study finds.
Mar 14, 2014 — If mom can't nudge kids to eat veggies, Maybe Disney teen stars will be more effective. Increasingly, companies are marketing healthy food to kids. Turns out, it's good for their bottom line, too.
Mar 14, 2014 — The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.
Mar 14, 2014 — Many of the world's Christians are now observing the solemn period of Lent. Food blogger and historian Frederick Douglass Opie offers a taste of the different food traditions of Lent.
Mar 13, 2014 — Congress planned to shave $8.6 billion from the food stamps program by closing a loophole, cutting benefits to 850,000 households. But it left states an out to avoid the cuts, and many are taking it.
Local Flavors: Todd Moe keeps it homegrown in this series focused on eating locally, and on sustainable agriculture and gardening.
Watertown Schools Fight Hunger with "Empty Bowls"
the "Empty Bowls" program, which began sixteen years ago in Michigan and has grown nationwide in scope. 1,700 clay bowls that were made over the last few months at schools in Jefferson County will raise thousands of dollars for hunger relief.
The New Potsdam Co-op Bakery
The Potsdam Food Coop's new wood-fired brick oven is producing crunchy, chewy sourdough and wholewheat breads. Todd Moe talks with the Coop's baker, Chris Affrey.