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17 Food Prices That Have Soared in Last Decade

As difficult as it may seem to believe, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently said inf..

80% of US Pre-Packaged Foods Banned in Other Countries

In a new book written by Mira and Jason Calton, "Rich Food, Poor Food," the authors suggest 80%..

Court Forces Starbucks Baristas To Share Tips With Supervisors

New York's highest court recently ruled Starbucks baristas must share their tips with shift sup..

Shocking Video Exposes Food Inspection Fraud at Golden Corral

When Brandon Huber, an employee at Golden Corral, uploaded a video to YouTube showing how a Flo..

7 Culinary Cruise Options For Those Opting Out of Paula Deen Cruise

FriendsEAT co-founder Blanca Valbuena thought since people may be asking for refunds associated..

NOM NOM Burger in Charlotte Stands Up to its Name

After spending a glorious week in Charleston, it was difficult to spend time in Charlotte. Char..

Amy’s Baking Company: New Employee Contract Scandal Emerges

After the "Kitchen Nightmares"episode aired in which chef Gordon Ramsay walked off the set of A..

Culinary Job Listings

You asked, we listened. FriendsEAT has just launched a jobs board to make it easy for restauran..

Paula Deen Moves To Dismiss Discrimination Suit Filed Against Her

Paula Deen is using the Supreme Court's Prop 8 Ruling to get the discrimination suit filed agai..

The Spectacular Fall Of The Paula Deen Empire

At the root of Paula Deen's incredible fall from home fried culinary grace is a lawsuit filed b..

Wednesday Humor: Taco Bell Targets The Health-Conscious Crowd

Food fraud scandals from pink slime to horse meat served as beef may have conveniently receded ..

USDA OKs Label For Meat From Animals On GMO-Free Diet

The USDA has approved a GMO-Free label for meat and liquid egg products, setting a precedent fo..

Kid-Free Sushi Bar Bans Kids Under 18

A Virginia restaurant, the Sushi Bar, which opened a few weeks ago in the city of Alexandria, h..

Subway’s “Health Halo” Marketing Tactic Is Misleading

Based on a survey conducted at fast food restaurants, customers estimated Subway sandwiches wer..

Plated: Recipe Delivery Service Review

I tend to be an early adapter. When I heard of Plated, I was all over it. What is Plated? Basic..

Friendly Skies: Wiener Schnitzel, Foie Gras, Now Served in Coach

An increasing trend in the world of airline carriers is charging for what's known as auxiliary ..

Amazon To Expand Groceries Online With AmazonFresh

Amazon.com plans to dramatically expand its online grocery business, which some financial exper..

Lawmakers Panic Over Sale of Smithfield Farms To China

The acquisition of Smithfield Foods, America's largest pork producer and processor, by Shuanghu..

New Starbucks Policy Forbids Smoking Within 25 Feet of Stores

A new policy which went into effect on June 1 at every Starbucks in the U.S. and Canada, forbid..

New Cheerios Ad Arouses Disturbing Racist Reactions

The General Mills creation of a new Cheerios ad featuring a multiracial family has shockingly r..

Paula Deen Redux – Dunkin’ Donuts Bacon-Doughnut Sandwich

Dunkin' Donuts appears to have borrowed a recipe from someone No Reservations host Anthony Bour..

Is Food Safety Behind Chinese Purchase Of US Pork Producer?

Smithfield Foods can be traced to 1936, when Joseph W. Luter, Sr. and his son, Joseph W. Luter..

Asian Countries Suspend US Wheat Imports After GMO Wheat Find

A strain of genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto was discovered in an Oregon field ..

Why You Pay So Much for Your Burger

According to a recent USA Today report, the price of ground beef has climbed from $1.29 per pou..

Yup, this exists â”Lasagna-Bun Burgerâ”

Just when you thought that all Paula Deen inspired food monstrosities were over, this creature ..

Bad Seeds: A FriendsEAT Guide to GMOs and Monsanto

For the last 4 years, FriendsEAT has included newsworthy articles related to genetically modifi..

New York City Threatens To Close Down 17 Sidewalk Cafes

How's this for timing? Just before summer, New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs is th..

Toxic Chemicals In Chicken About to Multiply

In an article co-written by Bill Moyers,  a new study from Johns Hopkins showed elevated le..

Is Aquaculture The Answer To Our Fishery Supply Crises?

Conventional fisheries are facing a supply crisis. Not only are fishermen catching fewer fish, ..

Global March Against Monsanto in Over 50 Countries & 400 Cities

As part of a global protest against Monsanto, organizers held "March Against Monsanto" protests..

TGI Fridays in New Jersey Caught Selling Cheap Liquor as Premium

Fraud is rampant in the restaurant and food retail trade. From Yellowtail mislabeled as mahi-ma..

Seattle Butcher Sells Prosciutto Made From Marijuana-Fed Pigs

Since prices for corn and soy have been on the rise, small farmers and ranchers are exploring n..

Taco Bell Has Sold Over 500 Million Doritos Locos Tacos

Taco Bell announced that since launching the first Doritos Locos Tacos -- a taco with a nacho c..

Big Dairy Wants to Sneak Aspartame Into Chocolate Milk

Diet soda, bottled water, and artificially sweetened sports drinks have contributed to a steady..

The Sad and Untimely Death of New York City Food Trucks

Through the years, the popularity of food trucks exploded from coast to coast, with many trucks..

Menu Psychology: Does The Mind Know What the Tongue Wants?

"When it comes to choosing food and drink, as an influential psychophysicist Howard Moskowitz o..

Monsanto Wins Supreme Court Case Against Small-Time Farmer

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted an appeal filed by a 75-year-old small time farmer n..

Coke Goes Global With Anti-Obesity Campaign

In an effort to appease critics who blame soft drinks for fueling obesity rates, and to address..

10 GMO Foods Have Entered Our Food Supply By Stealth

About 80 percent of all processed food on grocery shelves contains genetically engineered (GMO)..

Undercover In An Industrial Slaughterhouse â” Part 2

Conover believes we have Upton Sinclair to thank for the federal meat inspection effort, addin..

Why Well-Known Personalities Are Posing Naked With Dead Fish

Fishlove, an organization against overfishing, is an ongoing photographic project that invites ..

Budweiser’s Creepy New “Buddy Cup” Connects Drinkers on Facebook

Budweiser recently introduced what they call the "Buddy Cup,"a pint beer glass with a built-in ..

Japanese EEL At Risk of Extinction

Although the move is not legally binding, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment recently des..

The Sweetener HFCS-90 Has 2X Allowed Legal Limit

As Michael Pollan points out, the development of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) allows cheap, ..

Bill Gates Embraces Fake Meat

Bill Gates recently penned an article on Mashable in support of fake meat and even shamelessly ..

Ca Va by Todd English Launches Home Grown Private Honey Menu

My good friend Blanca is an ardent admirer of Todd English's food, so when I heard he had a foo..

Undercover At The Hottest Club in Vegas

Conde Nast Traveler editors work undercover jobs in travel and leisure to report their experien..

Meet The Kid Dow & Monsanto Don’t Want You to Know

When Birke Baehr was 8-years-old he read a post online over his mother's shoulder about mercury..

World’s #1 Bottled Water Seller Wants to Privatize Water Supply

Doug Hornig and Alex Daley with Casey Research comment on how the World Bank's Ismail Serageldi..

Three Decades Since OSHA Inspected Texas Fertilizer Co.

It's been almost three decades since Adair Grain Inc.'s West Fertilizer Company, the scene of a..