Clean Label or Mislabeled?

Clean Label or Mislabeled?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. What’s not to like about a “clean” label – listing only one or two ingredients – to show how pure a … Continue reading

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How Close Are You to a Farmers Market?

How Close Are You to a Farmers Market?

This week is National Farmers Market Week, and there is no reason not to go out and support your local farmers, while buying and eating some of the freshest and tastiest produce you can put your hands on. According to … Continue reading

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Enough With the Bad News – 11 Great Food Developments This Year

Enough With the Bad News – 11 Great Food Developments This Year

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD. I got myself worked into a lather, one that had been brewing for weeks. Mr. Mom’s Kitchen came home to find me ranting. Not about the usual business of … Continue reading

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Eating Local: 4 First Steps to Become a Locavore

Eating Local: 4 First Steps to Become a Locavore

This is a guest blog post by James Kim from Food on the Table Many currently contend that eating local, or becoming a “locavore,” is “the new organic.”  As organic food firms have started to use industrial, long-distance and environmentally … Continue reading

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Times Square Renamed Junk Food Square

Times Square Renamed Junk Food Square

This Week, Frito Lay is taking over Times Square with a plethora of marketing activities. The New York Times reports: Frito-Lay plans to spend this week in Times Square with a promotional event featuring a flavor kitchen, which is part … Continue reading

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Breaking: McDonald’s Opening “McFarmers Markets” in 1000 Locations [April Fools]

Breaking: McDonald’s Opening “McFarmers Markets” in 1000 Locations [April Fools]

This morning McDonald’s has announced what could be the most disruptive move in the 60 year history of fast food. Starting in early June, approximately 1000 McDonald’s locations across the country will begin hosting farmer’s markets on their premises. From … Continue reading

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Check Out Abe’s Market – Online Specialty Foods, With a Story

Check Out Abe’s Market – Online Specialty Foods, With a Story

If you’re a foodie, you probably procure at least some of your groceries from non-supermarket sources. Whether the farmers market, a local deli, or even an artisan neighbor, you discover that food lovingly made by the person you are paying … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: More Food, Everywhere

Coming Soon: More Food, Everywhere

AS if we don’t have enough opportunities to buy and eat food during the day. Now retailers that never sold food, are devoting entire sections to edible groceries. Reflecting a major shift in the way Americans shop for food, retailers … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Doctors Write Prescriptions for … Veggies

Massachusetts Doctors Write Prescriptions for … Veggies

Here’s an encouraging story from the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Doctors at three medical centers are literally prescribing produce to families with weight problems. Low income families receive actual coupons for redemption at local farmers markets. “A lot of these kids … Continue reading

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Food Inc. – On DVD Today

Food Inc. – On DVD Today

Food, Inc., the powerful, and slightly depressing, documentary about our modern food industry is out on DVD today. You can buy the movie from Amazon.com here. If you didn’t have a chance to catch this movie in theaters earlier this … Continue reading

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