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In the News: National Food Brands Seek Innovation from Small Food Companies; Jean-Georges Vongerichten Opens ‘Vegetable Restaurant’; Gastrodiplomacy and Culinary Traditions

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National Food Brands Seek Innovation from Small Food Companies There is no doubt that the consumer trend to support local food producers and community-based retailers has been growing rapidly, especially since informed consumers are seeking healthy, fresh food that is … Read More

In the News: FDA Authority over Cosmetics; Chefs at the Olympics Feed the Hungry; Farm School NYC Offers New Urban Agriculture Program

FDA Authority over Cosmetics A shocking story of one hair care product, which the creator and celebrity-hairstylist pitched as ‘gentle’ then sold into the millions, has caused serious and caustic effects to consumers including itching, rashes, and even hair loss! … Read More

In The News: Too Good to Go; Six Common Food Additives Banned Abroad; The Injustice of Food Stamps; Homes with a Harvest

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Too Good to Go A young group of entrepreneurs in the UK launched their digital app, Too Good to Go, this year to help cut down on the estimated 600,000 tonnes of food that is thrown away by restaurants every … Read More

In the News: Obama Signs GMO Bill Into Law; The Impossible Burger Comes to NYC; Ancient Grains for Biodiversity

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Obama Signs GMO Bill Into Law Last week, President Obama signed the federal GMO labeling bill into law. As we’ve written the last few weeks, this federal law preempts state laws, meaning Vermont’s  requirement of the words “produced with genetic … Read More

In the News: Maple Syrup May Be a Cancer Killer; 5 Most Common Fraud Foods; Clinton’s Stance on GMOs Changes With the Audience

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Maple Syrup May Be a Cancer Killer New research shows that maple syrup may be a cancer killer! Japanese researchers have found that maple syrup inhibits colorectal cancer cell growth and invasion, while having zero known toxicity. Natural maple syrups … Read More

In The News: Obama Expected to Sign GMO Bill; Major Food Companies Paying Farmers to Go Organic; Thousands of Venezuelans Have to Cross Borders for Food

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Obama Expected to Sign GMO Bill When Obama was campaigning for the presidency in 2007, he spoke a lot about GMOs and his stand on them. A direct quote from one of his speeches: “We’ll let folks know whether their … Read More

In the News: Senate Passes the Dreaded GMO Labeling Bill; Man Feeds Himself For Free All Year; Congress Passes the Global Food Security Act

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Senate Passes the Dreaded GMO Labeling Bill The Senate has passed a GMO labeling bill that would allow food companies to print a QR scan code, phone number, or website that consumers can scan/call/look up to find GMO ingredient information, … Read More

In the News: Bhavani’s Interview on Life Out Loud; Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law is Here; San Francisco Bans Styrofoam

Bhavani’s Interview on Life Out Loud Last week, Bhavani was interviewed by Junie Moon on Life Out Loud! Click the link to listen to the show. Junie and Bhavani discussed connecting the dots between the foods we eat, our health, … Read More


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