When the House voted on the Child Nutrition Bill yesterday, Republicans moved to amend. The Associated Press reports that the amendment to the $4.5 billion bill that would improve the nutritional quality school lunches and provide more free meals to needy kids was blocked by an amendment to require ... More >>
Fat? Eat for free! The aptly-named Heart Attack Grill in Arizona is giving free food to people who weigh over 350 pounds. The New York Daily News reports that the medically-themed restaurant features burgers named after heart surgeries, waitresses in sexy nurse uniforms, no diet soda, and fries cook ... More >>
Renowned restaurant El Bulli to close and become a culinary academy. (New York Times)As planting season nears, Haitians face another potential food crisis. (Bloomberg Business Week)Agriculture Department narrows definition of "organic". (USA Today)Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert launch sat ... More >>
Should this plane have been grounded? According to a new study, more than 65,000 flights should have been over the past six years.Since 2003, at least 65,000 U.S. airline flights should never have been permitted to leave the ground because shoddy repair work and improper maintaina ... More >>
U.S. finally has a nominee for food safety undersecretary. (USA Today)Salami recalled in light of salmonella outbreak. (WKOW-TV)Haggis is legal again. (Foodsafetynews.com)Hot dish of 2010: fried chicken. (The Seattle P-I)
How to reduce BPA. (USA Today)Captain D's is for sale. (The Tennessean)British artist recreates American death row prisoners' last meals. (The Daily Mail)Invasive Asian carp, coming soon to dinner? (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)Breakfast, brought to you by robots. (Gizmodo.com)
New Jersey state Assembly passes bill requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus. (Convenience Store News)Anti-E. coli treatment might lead to cookie dough shortage. InBev labor dispute affects Stella Artois supply. (USA Today, BBC)People make dinner parties difficult. (Ch ... More >>
New vegetables to grow in 2010. (The Patriot-News)Sam's Club gets into the vodka business. (ABC News)Meat massager sentenced to ten years in prison. (WYFF-TV)Chain restaurants and diet meals might fudge on calorie counts. (USA Today)Happy 75th birthday to the beer can. (Packaging Digest)
School cafeteria meat not as healthy as fast food. (USA Today)Center for Science in the Public Interest suggests food label revamp. (The New York Times)Gatorade drops Tiger Woods-themed beverage. Of course it has nothing to do with scandal. (ABC)Beer can collecting becomes a dying hobby. (T ... More >>
USA Today today (I love saying that) turns it attention to bar and restaurant owners who flout their local smoking bans. The article opens at a watering hole in Chicago where smokers donate $5 to the "smoke jug" -- a collection pot that the tavern owner uses to pay fines when he's busted for viol ... More >>
Chicago tortilla company has long history of making kids sick. (USA Today)Eat your veggies if you want to be hot. Or use them to build models of the London skyline. (The Daily Mail, The Mirror) Canadian Parliament's dining room to serve seal meat. (Toronto Star)Smuggler disguised Bolivian ... More >>
World Food Summit underway in Rome. In the U.S., food insecurity jumped 3.5 percent in 2008. (Reuters, The New York Times)There's a chicken wing shortage. Panic imminent. (USA Today)Iraq vets open coffee house aimed at war-weary soldiers. (Los Angeles Times)Crane at New York's Ground Zero ... More >>
The American Heart Association warns about eating too much added sugar. It's lurking in places you might not expect. (Reuters, U.S. News and World Report)Oregon restaurant does the unthinkable -- publishes nutritional information on menus. (Restaurants and Institutions)Despite increase in ... More >>
Contaminated food recalls, corporate farming horrors, chemical over-saturation, antibiotic-resistant cooties ... America's in a deep food crisis. (Time)Don't bother catching your own fish for dinner, unless you like mercury. (USA Today)Fourthmeal? Fifthmeal? How many meals a day does this ... More >>
The FDA isn't keeping up with its audit of state-level food-safety inspections. (USA Today)KFC wasn't prepared for the onslaught of customers with coupons from Oprah for free grilled chicken -- but there were no "riots." (AP)ABC News claims to have identified our favorite "recession foods."
In today's news: climate change, Chicago going vegetarian (?) and a new jet for Starbucks.
In today's news: CEO news from Tyson and Chipotle, AB ditches the free beer, and scientists give cocaine to bees.
What will be public-health enemy #1 in 2009? Early indications from leading food firms suggest that salt will be the bad guy. (USA Today) The emerging market for fine wine in India. (Reuters) Because all of you are such good, loyal readers, I give you news -- and video -- of a Japanese restaur ... More >>
The latest stop on Ians Illinois vacation hits close to home.