Fresh and local food going mainstream

FOOD LOVERS HAVE ADVOCATED for locally grown produce, locally sourced meats and seafood and environmental sustainability. Now this mantra is becoming more of a concern to the “average diner” both at home and when dining out. “As stresses on the planet mount— including climate change, the severe drought in the West, overfishing, mechanized agriculture and […]

Sixth annual planting of White House Kitchen Garden

For the sixth year, fruits and vegetables were planted in the White House Kitchen Garden. This year, it also will be a pollinating garden, with a flower section designed to attract bees and butterflies. “Make sure all of them get a little water,” First Lady Michelle Obama said while kneeling alongside students from several D.C. […]

FDA proposes updates to Nutrition Facts label on food packages

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The proposed label also would replace out-of-date serving sizes to better align with how much people really eat, […]