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3 November 2020
To fight obesity concerns, a law in Chile is now requiring that foods high in sugar, have a high content of saturated fats, are high in sodium, or high in calories carry a label (or labels) to help inform consumers of...
5 October 2020
Camas, Washington, United States
A growing number of bug breeders in the United States are raising black soldier flies to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, land degradation, and food waste. The larvae can convert waste into fertilizer for crops, while...
28 May 2020
A nongovernmental organization, Sanku, invented a new technology that allows a machine to mix in the right amount of basic nutrients into flour that children and others need. By working directly with the millers and c...
18 April 2020
San Francisco, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
The bulk food aisle in grocery stories - where dry goods are weighed and put in containers that consumers can bring from home - is getting more attention as tech solutions arise to revamp this shopping experience. Fro...
6 December 2019
In the United States, the use of antibiotics in livestock operations has become relatively standard, but a practice in Denmark is proving that antibiotics aren't necessarily crucial to the process. Although not all bu...
16 April 2019
College Park, Maryland, United States
Broadcast TV News
Food allergies can be deadly for many in America, but thanks to collaborative efforts between doctors and lawmakers in Maryland, universities are now stocking dining halls with EpiPens. Staff in the dining halls have ...
24 January 2019
Chiliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Under 800 Words
A Canadian honey producer is helping to combat fraudulent sales of honey, which is the third most fraudulently traded item in the world. Impure honeys are usually diluted with rice and corn syrups. The Canadian produc...
8 January 2019
Koriyama City, Fukushima, Japan
Following the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, a group of women took the initiative to ensure that the food they consume meets radiation standards twice as strict as the government's. The Seikatsu Club formed in 1965 an...
27 November 2018
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Integrated pest management, which uses ecological processes and natural chemicals to control crop-damaging pests, offers an eco-friendly alternative to toxic pesticides. For example, a company in Michigan has rolled o...
24 September 2018
Under 800 Words
Amidst a backdrop of repetitive cases of E. coli being reported, grocery retailers Walmart and Sam's Club are implementing the use of blockchain into their systems. Although still in early stages, farmers and other su...
20 August 2018
Over 15 Minutes
Inventors have come up with energy-efficient refrigeration options. A fridge uses water and ice to protect vaccines in places with irregular access to electricity. An engine that runs on liquid nitrogen reduces fossil...
22 June 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States
The Los Angeles-based group Across Our Kitchen Tables is hoping to overcome the underrepresentation of women of color in the food industry. The group connects women, helps them discuss ideas and recipes, and hosts wor...
1 June 2018
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Over 3000 Words
Regions across the Caribbean and Atlantic coasts are taking multi-pronged approaches to what some have called a lionfish epidemic. In Pensacola, Florida, the entire community has rallied behind a comprehensive strateg...
14 April 2018
Turning bananas into juice isn't a new practice, but it is a less than efficient process for those that do it, and it also tends to lack hygienic care. New technology, however, alleviates this issue while also making ...
28 February 2018
Kotzebue, Alaska, United States
Elders in Kotzebue, Alaska missed traditional foods like elk, caribou, and whale when they transitioned into assisted living, so a group formed to find a way through federal red tape. Locals, environmental health agen...
17 February 2018
To prolong the shelf life of mangos, a cash crop in Kenya, members of the Masii Horticultural Farmers Cooperative in Machakos County have found a way to build innovative coolers that will work without a need for elect...
10 November 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
While great strides have been made, ignorance and misinformation around how HIV is contracted remains to this day. In order to dispell some ignorant ideas, a Toronto hospital that focuses on HIV care created a pop-up ...
The Press of Atlantic City
30 March 2017
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
New Jersey legislators are introducing a series of actions that can help drastically reduce food waste and ensure more food is provided to those going hungry. The varied measures include provisions for farms where pos...
27 March 2017
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Leftover food from publicly-funded school meals is not simply an issue of wasted tax dollars and environmental concern, it is a detrimental misallocation of much needed food for many students who still go hungry in sc...
1 September 2016
In India, the food business has lacked transparency and people have depended upon imported foods that have been chemically treated. New programs, such as Jivabhumi and Organic Mandya, connects consumers with organic f...
25 August 2016
North Springfield, Vermont, United States
Under 800 Words
As skepticism increases around the health of consuming meat products due to inhumane ways the animals are being reared and raised, this Vermont packinghouse is embracing transparency by letting the public see all. Fro...
8 July 2016
Albuquerque, Vermont, United States
Under 800 Words
Vermont's passage of a law requiring food that is genetically modified to be labeled spurred action at the national level to create one standard, rather than a patchwork of state laws, that offers food companies sever...
24 May 2016
Arizona, United States
Tribal systems are preserving their culture by teaming up with advocates and lawyers to write tribal food codes. Food codes are federal laws that govern food processing, and are supposed to protect consumers. However...
30 March 2016
Nutrition labeling on sugary drinks hardly gives understandable measurements so that consumers can make informed choices for their well-being. Outside of the United States, other countries like Mexico have tried the “...
9 February 2016
Sourcing food locally is an increasingly popular trend. New tracing technologies will make it easier to see where fish are coming from.
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