Biohacking Our Way To Food Safety

Imagine that you are a food producer. Let's say you own a company that produces yogurt. Duri..

Sugar’s Back in Town

We all tremble in fear.  The smooth, sweet, and tantalizingly tasty villain who plots to incre..

FDA Guilty of Negligent Homicide

When food kills. Something is very, very wrong here. How can a regulatory agency in charge..

Hungry Hounds and Famished Felines: Pet Food Pantries for our Four-Legged Friends

IM WILL LOOK CUTE 4 FUD Dogs are people, too .. aren't they? To many canine owners, pets ..

People, Not Funds, Pouring into Food Banks â” Part II

Feeding America Read part I here. Recap: Nationwide, food banks are seeing a 30 percent ..

Wheat, Ammonia And Fertilizer â” A Global Perfect Storm

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Feed the World, One Row at a Time

Don't let your kids grow up to have to use signs like this. The world is going hungry.  It's..

People, Not Funds, Pouring into Food Banks â” Part I

The Problem The story is pretty much the same no matter where you go. It doesn't matter if you..

Your Supermarket’s Vegetables Are Plastic Imposters

The red ripe tomatoes, crisp green lettuce, and dark green broccoli you inspect as you stroll d..

Foodie Adventures in Tanzania

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Your Supermarket’s Vegetables Are Plastic Imposters

The red ripe tomatoes, crisp green lettuce, and dark green broccoli you inspect as you stroll d..

What’s on Tap this Week? Water!

Make it a point to visit one of your local restaurants, even if the only thing you order is wat..

Stop Mowing Your Front Lawn And Eat It

Some say it's biodiversity at your doorstep; some say it's front yard art. However you label th..

Padma Lakshmi- Crock or Cross-Over?

"Hello, Chefs." The words are met with mixed emotions each week during a Top Chef season.  Th..

What’s on Tap this Week? Water!

Make it a point to visit one of your local restaurants, even if the only thing you order is wat..

Weekly Twitter Updates for 2009-03-22

New Recipe: Easy roasted chicken thighs with potatoes and carrots Recipe http://tinyurl.com..

Taking Over the World, One Milk Dud at a Time

Where is my $12 bucket of popcorn? It's a very special day.  You walk into the ornate carpet..

Consumers Don’t Read Nutrition Labels

So tell us something we don't already know. Researchers at Yale University revealed that after..

The Dazzling Marketing Power of Online Restaurant Reviews

In the world of popular culture, the adage is "You're no one unless you've been on T.V."How tim..

York University Chef Vanishes

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The Recipe for â”Down Home with the Neelysâ”Needs Some Tweaking

I wonder if Pat and Gina Neely act the same way at home, as they do on their Food Network serie..

Our Seeds Sleep With The Devil â” Part 2

Monsanto has effectively monopolized the seed market with a series of abrupt and unregulated ac..

It’s a Great Time to Be a Restaurant Customer

Unfortunately, there's a dramatic thinning of the herd going on as more and more people opt to ..

Pass the Salt â.. and Prozac, Please.

The next time you dip your hand into a bag of potato chips, perhaps it's because you're depress..

Our Seeds Sleep With The Devil â” Part 1

Monsanto, the antithesis of the organic movement, specializes in genetically altered seeds in c..

Rachael Ray: How Much is too Much?

On February 9, after six years of bashing Rachael Ray, the web site rrsux.com  shut down and ..

Do Vegetarians Eat Animal Crackers?

"Yes, but not the head,"someone answered. The question is about as preposterous as the state of..

Shark Attack on My Dinner

A video recently surfaced on CNN.com of Craig Clasen, who last June when hunting for yellowfin ..

Nations Biggest Health Hazard (The FDA) Gets New Commissioner

President Obama has formally named Margaret Hamburg as his new Food and Drug Administration com..

Giada De Laurentiis: Sexy?

When Giada De Laurentiis was first hired at the Food Network in 2002, fans were enraged. They a..

Weekly Twitter Updates for 2009-03-15

New Recipe: Frozen black irish Recipe http://tinyurl.com/d46c87 # New Recipe: Easter dinne..

Critical Food Shortage Looms in Britain

British farmers now grow only sixty percent of their own food. Prices in the UK for wheat, milk..

Going Green- Literally

Soda Bread by the plenty. There is one day of the year when "going green" has nothing to do ..

Green Cuisine for Wee Little Leprechauns

March 17 commemorates St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. It's a day when everyone is a wee b..

The Fat Duck Re-opens Under a Veil of Mystery

Fat Duck Reopens "I am delighted that the health protection agency and the local environment..

The Truth Behind the Scandal- Angel Food Ministries

On February 25, 2009 two board members of Angel Food Ministries, a Christian nonprofit organiza..

The Brown Bag Revolution

Not the type of brown bag we are talking about unless you do Martini lunches.  Then yes this ..

You May Be Arrested Soon For Growing A Tomato

As our government hands over billions to Wall Street bankers, jobless Americans live in tent ci..

Smoking Bans on the Horizon for North Carolina and Virginia

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Diary of a Mad Grocery Shopper

Walmart isn't always cheapest Week after week, month after month and I'd finally had it with ..

Farewell to Foodie Friend, Susan Campoy

The Los Angeles restaurant community is abuzz after word came down about the passing of Susan C..

A Day in Napa Valley

There's no better way to spend a sunny, warm day in the Bay Area than to head up to Napa Valley..

400 Sick From Mystery Illness at â”World’s Best Restaurantâ”

In the affluent village of Bray, about 50 miles west of central London, Heston Blumenthal, chef..

Weekly Twitter Updates for 2009-03-08

New Recipe: Mexican cornbread with chiles meat and cheese vegetarian version Recipe http://..

Foodies Fight Back

Early this year 7x7 Magazine (a San Francisco-focused fashion, food, and entertainment magazine..

Food is the Focus of Festival of Purim

Food aficionados customarily look forward to March in anticipation of the flavors and frivolity..

Hugo Chavez Seizes Venezuela Food Companies

Image by ¡Que comunismo! via Flickr Captains of industry vilify him, the poor worship him, e..

The Marlboro Man Is Dead in Texas

When I think of the Marlboro Man, that rugged cowboy with a cigarette angled in his mouth,  I ..

Top Ingredients to Increase your Brain Development

It's All in Your Head "I don't need to study, Mom!  I'll just take my brain pills and be all ..

Is â”Pay what you Wantâ”Coming to a Restaurant near You?

What would you do if you went into a restaurant and were offered the opportunity to pay what yo..