Best-selling food author Marion Nestle paid a quick visit to Food Safety News during a stop in Seattle to discuss food politics, the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), and food safety.
Food companies, facing increased scrutiny over the potential cancer risks of baked and fried products in the $80 billion crackers and cookies market, are bingeing on enzymes used to reduce the level of toxins.
Municipal-run kitchens provide subsidised meals to the poor that are an appetising alternative to the abysmal quality and rampant corruption that plagues India's vast subsidised food distribution system.
The company that runs the various cafeterias in House office buildings is halting a campaign to promote "Meatless Mondays" after running into opposition from trade groups representing livestock producers. While there will still be vegetarian options available, any signage promoting the tradition will be removed from House dining areas, according to the coalition of livestock groups.
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
industry pressure halts an earth-friendly campaign
SunOpta Inc., the Canadian food manufacturer that processes more organic soybeans in the U.S. than any other company, is poised to increase investor returns as consumers buy more non-genetically modified and organic foods.