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Study: Sugar bad for brain

Too much can lead to serious consequences FoodWorldNews, May 2, 2016 The verdict is in and it does not bode well for those with a sweet tooth. While sugar’s negative effects on the body like diabetes, heart disease and obesity are well documented, a recent study shows that too much of the sweet thing damages […]

Veggie burgers finally get respect

Chefs create patties that pass the test By Erick Piepenburg The New York Times, Aug. 30, 2016 It had been a culinary nobody, mushy and maligned. But when a chef as decorated as Daniel Humm turns his attention to perfecting a veggie burger, the signal is clear: That second-fiddle vegetarian staple has arrived. Mr. Humm, […]

Tyson likes Beyond Meat

Food giant has taste for veggie burgers By Stephanie Strom The New York Times, Oct. 10, 2016 Tyson Foods appears to be the first big meat company to invest in a business that, among other things, aims to reduce consumption of chicken, beef and pork by replacing it with plant proteins. Tyson, the country’s largest […]

Diners skipping sodas

Change cuts into restaurants’ cash cow FoodWorldNews, April 14, 2016 A recent trend among American consumers shows the difficulty faced by the entire soda industry. In a short span of one year, a quarter of U.S. consumers say they are ordering less of these sugary drinks in restaurants. London-based market research firm Mintel recently released […]

No time for bathroom breaks

Poultry workers too pressured to pee By Dave Jamieson Huffington Post, May 11, 2016 The U.S. workers who process the poultry we eat work under such pressure that many don’t have sufficient time to use the bathroom, according to a new report from the humanitarian group Oxfam America. The report, titled, “No Relief: Denial of […]

Perdue ditches antibiotics

Poultry giant ends use of medicine for humans By Stephanie Strom The New York Times, Sept. 3, 2014 Perdue, one of the country’s largest poultry producers, said on Wednesday that it would no longer use antibiotics in its hatcheries, one of the last places it was using such drugs routinely. The elimination of antibiotic use […]

Bon Appetit honors D.C.

Magazine likes capital’s restaurants The Washington Post, Aug. 10, 2016 Bon Appétit magazine has named Washington its restaurant city of the year. “Oh, my gosh,” says Genevieve Villamora, co-owner of Bad Saint, who’s still recovering from last week’s news that the magazine had named her tiny Filipino eatery one of its top 50 new restaurants […]

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo walk both sides of Sweet Street

Big Soda spending millions to fight legal limits By Anahad O’Connor The New York Times, Oct. 10, 2016 The beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have given millions of dollars to nearly 100 prominent health groups in recent years, while simultaneously spending millions to defeat public health legislation that would reduce Americans’ soda intake, according to […]

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