July 13, 2011 Marketing products as organic may attract customers, but the claim may be a little much for water. A quick Google search and a spin through the Fancy Food Show turn up lots of organic bottled water. It might be time to separate out some popular marketing buzz words from the actual science.
July 7, 2011 The government is in the picture business lately. The USDA's approach to diet has a lot to recommend it. But not so the FDA's anti-smoking efforts and its goal of scaring people away from tobacco use.
June 13, 2011 An advocacy group came up with a shopping guide for consumers concerned about pesticide residues in produce. The group's "Dirty Dozen" is headlined by apples, celery and strawberries. The fruits and vegetables lowest in pesticides were led by onions, sweet corn and pineapples.
April 27, 2011 Getting schools to partner with local farms and food producers is a good first step to improving nutrition, says food activist Alice Waters. But just offering the food doesn't guarantee that kids will eat it, she says.
April 5, 2011 The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants processors and packers to hold on to meat until lab results come back clean for bacterial contamination. The change in testing could help keep unsafe meat off the market.
July 22, 2010 Host Michel Martin says the point of Sherrod's story is not just understanding your own truth, but also that of someone else.
July 22, 2010 Shirley Sherrod Talks With President Obama
July 21, 2010 Shirley Sherrod got an apology and job offer from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
July 21, 2010 White House press secretary Robert Gibbs offered ex-USDA official Shirley Sherrod an apology.