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America Promotes Healthy Eating

Kudos to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) for putting out new dietary recommendations that, seemingly, aren’t likely to sit well with Big Food. “Enjoy your food, but eat less”, “Drink water instead of sugary drinks”, “Key Consumer Message: … Continue reading

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USDA Protects Tainted “Organic” Baby Food

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in a compliance letter published last week that it will allow products containing unapproved synthetic additives to be labeled “organic” for an indefinite grace period. Such products include organically certified infant formula and milk tainted with Martek Biosciences Corporation’s omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (DHA/ARA) that are derived chemically from fermented algae and fungus. Continue reading

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Healthy School Lunches

Last—but not least!—health- and food-related news item as we reach the close of 2010 : the much-awaited 4.5-billion-dollar-budget child nutrition bill was voted and signed into law this month in Washington, D.C. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, as it is … Continue reading

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