• Donald Trump June 21, 2019 1:09 pm

    Restaurants Could Be 1st to Get Genetically Modified Salmon

    Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish. After growing to roughly 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) in indoor tanks, they could be served in restaurants by late next year. The salmon produced by AquaBounty are the first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption in the U.S....

  • New York May 3, 2019 3:49 pm

    School Lunches Could Get More White Bread With Trump Rollback

    Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints about taste and costs, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole grains. The cafeteria directors who lobbied for the change say they just want greater flexibility to serve foods like white bread — which are...

  • California March 29, 2019 6:57 pm

    Emails Show FDA Worry With Growers After Romaine Outbreaks

    After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry’s water testing “failed in an epic and tragic way.” How the industry tests water to grow leafy greens is “unacceptable” and needs to change, James Gorny, a senior adviser for produce safety at the Food...

  • NBC January 10, 2019 2:00 pm

    FDA Halts Routine Food Safety Inspections Amid Government Shutdown

    Routine food inspections aren’t getting done because of the partial government shutdown, but checks of the riskiest foods are expected to resume next week, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The agency said it’s working to bring back about 150 employees to inspect riskier foods such as cheese, infant formula and produce. And with talks to end the shutdown...

  • California November 20, 2018 9:42 pm

    Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce: Health Officials

    Health officials in the U.S. and Canada are urging people to stay away from all romaine lettuce and products after 32 people in 11 states were sickened by an E. coli outbreak.

  • food November 18, 2018 6:44 pm

    Why a Salmonella Outbreak Shouldn't Ruin Your Thanksgiving

    There’s no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. That’s according to health officials who’ve been monitoring the year-old outbreak. But they say it’s a reminder to properly prepare your holiday bird. Cooking kills salmonella. The ongoing outbreak and recall last week of ground turkey may nevertheless leave you with a few questions...

  • Canada November 14, 2018 12:54 pm

    Gene-Edited Food Is Coming But Safety, Regulation Questions Remain

    The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA “edited” are expected to begin selling. It’s a different technology than...

  • California October 8, 2018 3:56 pm

    SpaceX Rocket Creates Spectacular Sight Over SoCal

    The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket cast a spectacular light over the Southern California sky Sunday evening.

  • NBC News July 27, 2018 7:54 pm

    Cheesecake Factory, Uno Dishes Earn ‘Xtreme Eating' Awards for High Fat, Sodium

    Imagine eating seven McDonald’s Sausage McMuffins in one sitting. That’s what it would be like to finish just one breakfast burrito from The Cheesecake Factory, and the massive meal has topped the 2018 list of “Xtreme Eating Awards.” The list, released Thursday from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, purports to highlight some of the most unhealthy dishes...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. August 1, 2017 10:42 am

    8 Most Insane Calorie-Filled Chain Restaurant Meals of 2017

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its 2017 Xtreme Eating awards, highlighting high calorie restaurant offerings from top national chains. NBC’s Erika Edwards reports.

  • Burger King July 31, 2017 1:15 pm

    2017 Xtreme Eating Awards Announced by The Center for Science in the Public Interest

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its 2017 Xtreme Eating awards. Most people wouldn’t dream of eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King all at once, but at Buffalo Wild Wings you’d consume even more calories by eating just one Cheese Curd Bacon Burger and fries.

  • Harvard June 30, 2017 10:51 pm

    Hold the Nitrites, Are Hot Dogs Healthier Without?

    Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without “added nitrites.” Are they any healthier? Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from celery juice instead of artificial sodium nitrite, which is used to preserve the pinkish colors of processed meats and prevents botulism.

  • Governor May 1, 2017 10:44 pm

    Trump Administration Relaxes Nutrition Standards for School Lunches

    Schools won’t have to cut the salt in kids’ meals just yet. And they can skip the whole grains and replace the non-fat milk with 1 percent. That’s the word from the Trump administration on Monday, as it rolls back some nutrition standards for federally subsidized school meals, reversing elements of first lady Michelle Obama’s healthy eating initiative. “If kids...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018 11:12 am

    Food Advocates Fear Fast-Food Fan Trump Could Scrap Healthy School Lunches

    Will President-elect Donald Trump remake school lunches into his fast-food favorites of burgers and fried chicken? Children grumbling about healthier school meal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama may have reason to cheer Trump’s election as the billionaire businessman is a proud patron of Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s while promising to curb federal regulations. The Obama administration has...

  • director August 26, 2016 9:42 am

    ‘They Know She Cares': Michelle Obama's School Nutrition Legacy

    Fried chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, and patties are the thing of the past at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Healthier options have been on the menu thanks to Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch initiative. When Rodney K. Taylor, director of food and nutrition services at the schools, received a directive to make lunch food healthier, by adding fruits, veggies...

  • Congress June 1, 2016 4:32 pm

    FDA Issues New Guidelines on Salt, Pressuring Food Industry

    The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The proposed guidelines released Wednesday are voluntary, so food companies won’t be required to comply. But the idea is to persuade companies and...

  • food May 20, 2016 3:52 pm

    Makeover Coming for Food Nutrition Labels

    Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. And serving sizes will be updated to make them more realistic — so that a small bag of chips won’t count as two or three servings, for example. First lady Michelle Obama is expected to...

  • America December 2, 2015 3:30 pm

    How Sweet It Isn't: IHOP, Applebee's Remove Soda from Kids Menu

    Applebee’s and IHOP are the latest fast food eateries to take soft drinks off of their kids menus, Consumerist reports. A representative for DineEquity, the parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP, confirmed the change on Tuesday. The new policy means parents will have to request soft drinks for their children from the regular menu, rather than ban soda for children....

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