Food

looking good for your age

A Happy Meal still looks ‘fresh’ on its first birthday

A newborn Happy Meal.Joann BrusoHappy birthday to you, you look just like new. A year later you can’t tell, and the fries still don’t smell. …

Gimme your lunch money

Blanche Lincoln’s dismal school-lunch bill

Blanche Lincoln, chair of the Senate Ag Committee. Tight purse strings for kids and conservation; loose ones for large-scale farmers. Remember when Obama rolled out …

(Don't) eat your spinach

Sorry, we can’t cook: D.C. schools say ‘no’ to more veggies

Cheer up, kid — the chicken nuggets and tater tots are sticking around. In a move that could signal a serious fault line in the …

DIY junk food

The (almond) joy of cooking your own candy bar

Editor’s Note: In his book Food Rules, Michael Pollan declares, “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” The …

gone fishin'

Nations now free to fish bluefin tuna to extinction

Well, bluefin tuna, it was nice knowing you: A proposal to ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna prized in sushi has been rejected by …

sincentives part deux

Can we stop obesity without taxes?

Michelle Obama went before the Grocery Manufacturers Association today seeking its support for her “Let’s Move” anti-obesity initiative. The GMA, which counts food companies like …

Price Check on Aisle Earth

How the global food market starves the poor [video]

To understand the complexities of the international food market — and how traders in Chicago can cause Africans to starve — you could get a …

Taking re-spawnsibility

The water wars: California’s salmon vs. agribiz interests

I’ve been selling fish for 30 years, and I’m pleased that my store, the Monterey Fish Market, has a reputation for exceptionally fresh and sustainably …

Cafeteria Confidential

New study says school food may make kids fatter

A new study from the University of Michigan finds that kids who eat the food served in schools are more likely to be overweight or …