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Tag Archives: Food

SUGARY DEATHS

Scientists are asking people across the globe to lay off sugary drinks, linking the consumption to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year, including more than 25,000 Americans.

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HAPPY MEALS

McDonald’s says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards. The company says 48 percent of Happy Meals orders chose soda as a beverage in the U.S. after it was scrubbed from menus and marketing materials between July of last year and… read more

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PANERA ADS

Following up on its recent pledge to rid its food of artificial ingredients, Panera has a new advertising campaign: “Food as it Should Be.”

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EGG PRICES

USDA says the U.S. average egg price in grocery stores zoomed by 55 cents a dozen for Grade A Large eggs from the preceding week, a 42-percent increase.

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FOOD TRENDS

Business Insider reports Millennials say they want food that is high quality, free of additives, and sustainable, but they aren’t always willing or able to pay for it. The article says young people are underemployed and more likely to be working multiple jobs to pay off student-loan debt.

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ALL NATURAL

Subway says it will remove artificial ingredients from its menu by 2017, making the sandwich shop the latest fast food chain to commit to menu changes in favor of simpler ingredients.

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PRODUCE SALES

In 2012, 34% of all U.S. produce farms—those producing vegetables, fruit, or nuts—sold food through local food marketing channels, whereas only 3% of field/other crop farms and 8% of livestock/livestock product farms did so.

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FOOD AND HEALTH SURVEY

36% of Americans ages 18 to 80 said “chemicals” are their top food safety concern followed by 34% who were concerned about food borne illness from bacteria, according to a 2015 survey which included responses from 1,007 people.    

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AMAZON FOODS

The e-commerce leader is planning to add food to its fledgling line up of house labels, a move that seeks to capitalize on customers’ growing acceptance of store brands and its grocery delivery service.

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WALMART RULES

Walmart has announced new farm animal welfare policies, joining a long list of food companies taking steps to change the conditions of the cattle, hogs and poultry in its supply chain.

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