Food News: The Stories That Matter

Last Updated August 12, 2016
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Every week, we round up the news stories you may have missed. You'll find food recalls, new trends, breaking news, and all the other stories that capture our love of eating and drinking.

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Food News, Week of October 9: Here Comes Cuba

cuba libre drink recipe
Thanks, Obama! This week, the Treasury Department lifted the $100 import limit from Cuba. We have a feeling there will be a lot of Cuban...

Food News, Week of October 2 -- Maine's Toxic Seafood

The Department of Marine Resources in Maine posted a call to cease harvesting shellfish until further notice. No coastline-harvested clams...

Food News, Week of September 4: The 5-Second Rule Is Bunk

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The five-second rule is officially a bunch of nonsense. Researchers at Rutgers University have proven that your dropped food can pick up...

Food News, Week of August 28: We're All Eating Better

comfort food vegetables
According to this study of Pinterest trends, comfort food is becoming more healthful. What’s out? Carbs, and heavy cheese. What’s in?...

Food News, Week of August 21: Hepatitis A Outbreak Worsens in Hawaii

Genki Sushi, site of Hawaii's Hepatitis A Outbreak
Infected scallops were the source of a Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii, starting in mid-June. As of this week, there are 228 confirmed cases...

Food News, Week of August 14: How to Help Louisiana Flood Victims

Baton Rouge Louisiana Mississippi River
Baton Rouge and much of southern Louisiana has experienced historic flooding, leaving many people homeless. Second Harvest Food Bank of...

Food News, Week of August 7: Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party, a New Michelin Star, and More

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg Throw a Dinner Party
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, everyone’s favorite celebrity BFFs, are getting their own cooking show on VH-1. “Martha & Snoop’s Dinner...

Food News, Week of July 31: Cold Brew, the Best New American Restaurants, and More

Dunkin’ Donuts announced a new coffee to their menu: cold brew. See what’s on the menu for athletes at the Olympic village in Rio! Did you...

Food News, Week of July 24: Hospital Food, Recalls, and Making Water

Hospital food gets a makeover in Ottawa
Ottawa hospitals are getting a menu upgrade after managers (tried to) eat the food for a week. Your favorite local restaurant may be headed...

Food News, Week of July 17: Solving Food Waste, Red Velvet, and a Water Bottle Recall

Food Waste
A new app, Food Connect, will get a big debut next week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The great idea: “Leftover...

Food News, Week of July 10: Organic Biz, NYC's Four Seasons, and a Catfish Recall

Organic grocery store
Great news for organic farmers (and we, who eat their crops)! Organic produce continues to be profitable for mainstream retailers. The...

Food News, Week of July 3: Peak Fish, Recipe Tweets, and a Kale-Eating Competition

Is “peak fish“ just around the corner? The Food and Agriculture Organization (of the UN), in their State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture...

Food News, Week of June 26: Gardening on Mars, Help West Virginia, and Endangered Wheat

Growing Food on Mars with NASA
“At least four crops grown on simulated Mars soil are edible,” say scientists of Wageningen University & Research. The team has grown...

Food News, Week of June 19: Brexit, Organic Cuba, a Drink Recall, and More

Food News: Brexit to increase food prices
Now that Brexit is a reality, the UK is facing an overall rise in food prices as early as this year – as much as 3%. The New York Times...

Food News, Week of June 12: Legal Raw Milk, Artisanal Careers, and the Latest Donut Trend

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As of July 1, consumers can legally buy raw milk in Illinois. One catch: you have to buy it directly from a dairy farm participating in the...

Food News, Week of June 5: Norway's Zero Deforestation, Is Kale Over?, and the $16 Cup of Coffee

Norway commits to zero deforestation
Breaking news and highlights from the world of food politics, scholarship, and lifestyle.