Topic: Food

We Need to Change our Food System to Eliminate Food Waste

Oct. 13, 2015
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Unfortunately there’s no single solution to the elimination of food waste. If we resist the temptation to toss unappealing vegetable scraps and unwanted animal parts, or learn more about shelf life in our own homes, we can take a small bite out of the egregious amount of food wasted.

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Protect Healthy Dietary Guidelines from Political Meddling

Aug. 17, 2015

Subjecting science to political whims sends a troubling message to those engaged in helping to enhance the health of our population — that political whims, not science, are the driver for what is fed in schools and other government-supported programs. This is wrong.

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On McDonald’s Birthday, What it Needs to Keep in Mind

April 16, 2015

McDonald’s was never meant to be a place to stay. 

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Sustaining America's Food Supply Starts With Taking Back the Mid-Sized Farms

Oct. 16, 2014
Sustaining America's Food Supply Starts With Taking Back the Mid-Sized Farms

Thursday, Oct. 16, is World Food Day and the theme this year is "Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth." This is fitting because 500 million of the world's 570 million farms, or 88 percent, are family owned, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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The Food Lab Offers $30,000 in Prizes for Food System Innovation

May 23, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas Do you have an idea for a business, a product or a process that will change the way the world feeds itself? If so, consider submitting your business plan to The Food Lab Challenge, an early-stage startup competition launching June 1.  Entrants will compete for $30,000 in prizes to launch their business ventures.

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