June 21, 2013 |
Paula Deen begged for forgiveness, but the Food Network apparently decided sorry wasn't good enough. On Friday - the same day the celebrity chef apologized for using the N-word and other admitted racial insensitivities in her past - the cable network announced it was kicking her out of the kitchen. "Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of this month," the network wrote in a brief statement. Deen, 66, is the host of "Paula's Best Dishes," and Food Network also airs two of her previous series in reruns.
December 21, 2011 |
Feeding young babies solid foods such as crackers, cereals and bread, which tend to be high in salt, may set them up for a lifelong preference for salt, researchers reported Tuesday. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that efforts to reduce salt intake among Americans should begin early in life. It is even possible, the authors said, that infancy contains a "sensitivity window" in which exposure to certain foods and tastes programs the brain to desire them in the future.
July 26, 2011 |
Just how many calories are in that meal? Last week, more than 35 public health organizations joined forces to petition the Food and Drug Administration to create a public database that would give consumers access to current and comprehensive information about their food. The American Heart Assn., Chicago Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, New York City Department of Health and Pennsylvania Department of Public Health were among the agencies that supported this initiative.
August 8, 2012 |
Let's forget, for the moment, whether it's a good idea to require foods that have been genetically engineered to show that on the labeling, as Proposition 37 on the November ballot would do. There's a curious provision in the initiative that's causing more immediate concern. The wording has to do with when foods can be labeled "natural," and though it requires a bit of scrolling back and forth from one provision to another to determine which foods are targeted in which provisions, it wouldn't be utterly crazy to read the wording as saying that processed foods - whether they contain genetically engineered ingredients or not - could not be labeled as natural.
December 21, 2011 |
A recent study found that kids may develop a taste for salt early on, a recent study finds, if they're fed starchy foods that contain sodium. What foods are we talking about? Things like soft breads, cereals and crackers, items that many parents probably think nothing about handing to their kids. In the study published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , infants tried out different concentrations of salt solutions and water to see which they preferred.
March 8, 2013 |
Whole Foods Market, the supermarket chain known for its organic inventory, said Friday that it will aim for “full GMO transparency” within five years. By 2018, the Austin, Texas, chain plans to slap labels on all products in its U.S. and Canadian stores that qualify as GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. The business has more than 300 emporiums, including seven United Kingdom stores that already require GMO labeling. Whole Foods says it's the first national grocery chain to set such a deadline.