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USDA Issues Rules for Competitive School Foods. Yes!

Opinion

At long last the USDA released Interim Final Rules for competitive foods—the snacks and sodas sold from vending machines and carts outside of federally supported school lunches. They were worth the wait. The new  standards are tough and will change the food landscape in schools much for the better.  They are summarized in a handy flier.  The… Continue Reading

Q&A with Author Marion Nestle on Food Politics, SNAP, and Food Safety

Best-selling food author Marion Nestle paid a quick visit to Food Safety News during a stop in Seattle to discuss food politics, the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), and food safety. Seattle readers may want to know that Nestle will be giving a talk and Q&A tonight (June 18) at… Continue Reading