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The Case For Peeking Inside The Slaughterhouse

A group of scientists at the National Research Council says in a new report that the government should routinely release data that it collects in meat-packing plants.

Tainted Nectar? Consumer Group Warns Of Arsenic In Fruit Juice

Dangerous levels of arsenic and lead have been detected in juices found in many supermarkets. Consumers Union is calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to set a new standard to protect kids.

Frugal Fine Fare: Tips For Three-Course Meals On Less Than $5

Chef Michel Nischan is no stranger to posh nosh. But last night, he demonstrated how to prepare a flavorful, seasonal three-course meal for just $4.50 a person.

Is Fair Trade Coffee Still Fair If It Comes From A Big Farm?

A major certifier of fair trade foods says it wants to buy and certify coffee from big farms. But others in fair trade say that goes against the industry's priority of helping small farmers.

A Dissolving Fruit Sticker That Claims Soap Superpowers

A young designer has invented a sticker for fresh produce that turns into soap and removes wax, pesticides, and dirt. While food safety experts say the product could help reduce waste, it may not clean produce any better than water.
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Cafeteria Leftovers Now Offered To Food Banks

It seems like a commonsense policy, but it took the intervention of a Virginia congressman to allow schools to donate their leftovers to areas food banks.