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Norah Burton is a graduate student at NYU in the food studies program and Culinary Institute of America alumnus. Her work has been published in Restaurant Business magazine. She is a former marketing professional who is passionate about cooking and food policy.

The aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti is a powerful example of how the breakdown of a nation’s local food system and its reliance on food imports has made international trade and subsidies necessary year-round and has crippled the nation’s own disaster response.  It is also clear from the calamitous quake that the situation has …

Taco Bell is advertising a new campaign called the Drive Thru Diet with a spokesperson, Christine Dougherty, who claims to have lost over 50 pounds of weight by eating the lower calorie “fresco” options available on the Taco Bell menu.

Fresco is merely an elimination of cheese, which is substituted with pico de gallo (salsa)…