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Food banks surge leads to Defra inquiry

Government officials have commissioned an investigation into the explosion in food banks, soup kitchens and school breakfast clubs as fears rise over …

According to a New Survey, Republicans Turn to Olive Garden For Quality 'Ethnic Food'

Not even a delicious breakfast spread can unite a country. Public Policy Polling has released a survey covering how basic food preferences divide …

Food

Aimee Mann Replaced By Laura Linney-Shaped Robot In Video

It’s impossible for performers to be the same people onstage as they are at home. If you’re “on” all the time, the people around you will start to find you unbearable pretty quickly. In her latest video, Aimee Mann uses a funny, apt metaphorical scenario to bring this separation of personalities to …

Robots

Food and drink firms undermining public health policy, say scientists

Food, drink, and alcohol companies are using similar strategies to the tobacco industry to undermine public health policies and should be regulated, …

Teaching food literacy, one school lunch at a time

Inside a handful of innovative schools across the country, students sit down to made-from-scratch lunches: whole wheat bread with rosemary, eggplant parmesan, burritos with local beans, sautéed kale with garlic and chilies.<p>At most of the country's schools, though, the brown bag still reigns. Canada …

Peer-Reviewed

How Will Tuesday's Election Affect Food Policy?

• In her monthly column for the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>, Marion Nestle discusses the impact that tomorrow's election will have on food policy. Generally speaking, the Republican platform emphasizes individual responsibility for health and consumption habits, whereas the Democratic platform emphasizes …

Public health dialogue on policy: food and inequality

Why are people eating less healthily?<p>• Large portions of the country can't afford to eat well<p>• Income is not rising fast enough to keep up with other …

Some academies ignoring healthy food guidelines, report says

When Michael Gove wrote to Jamie Oliver last August in response to the chef's concerns about the coalition's school food policies, he could not have …

By 2050, 25m more children will go hungry as climate change leads to food crisis

Twenty-five million more children will go hungry by the middle of this century as climate change leads to food shortages and soaring prices for …

Horsemeat is probably delicious, but I say nay

Once, when on vacation in Rome, I found myself scavenging for baby food in a grocery store. There were rows of familiar bottles – mush of spinach, chicken, pasta – and then an entire section of tiny jars featuring a picture of a beautiful palomino horse. Pureed horsemeat baby food. I felt my …

Insects

How corporate agribusiness supplies the lion's share of US food aid

As the food crisis in the Sahel countries of west Africa deepens and the anniversary of the famine in the Horn of Africa falls, the debate about how …

How can Africa grow more food?

African agriculture has become the focus of extraordinary attention and interest. Yesterday a big report was launched by the Harvard academic …

Letters: Food is so much more than just another industrial commodity

It's disappointing that you report that the board of directors of the Red Tractor scheme includes some farmers and thereby leap to the conclusion …

NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

Thursday (April 11)<p><b>A Taste of Tohoku</b><i><br>Thursday April 11th, 6:30 p.m.</i> The Japan Society is hosting chef, author, and Japanese culinary authority Elizabeth Andoh, who will introduce guests to cuisine from the Tohoku region of Japan, an area still recovering from the 2011 earthquake. Regional sake will …

Food security: will a mix of policy, investment and biotech feed the world?

Three letters keep cropping up whenever Margaret Zeigler talks about growing food to feed the world – TFP. It's an unprepossessing acronym, but the …

The play is the thing: drama and food research

When we announced that our new initiative to re-think UK agri-food research policy would use drama as a core design feature, several of my colleagues …

3 Nutrition Myths That Impact Your Workout

It’s clear that eating right goes hand in hand with exercising, but in our world full of information—and misinformation—it can sometimes prove …