• texas Oct 24, 2019

    New Restaurants Show Meat-Free Mexican is Not a Carne Sin

    Vegan Mexican food has become a widening industry on its own with Latinos taking control of the kitchen.

  • Harvard Oct 13, 2019

    Who Says You Can't Eat Red Meat? Food Advice Questioned Anew

    So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn’t enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health experts and groups including the American Cancer Society and American Heart...

  • diabetes Sep 25, 2019

    A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

    Americans’ diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there’s still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest improvement over 16 years on the government’s healthy eating index, from estimated scores of 56 to 58. That’s hardly cause for celebration — 100 is the top...

  • NBC Aug 12, 2019

    Here's What's Shakin' at BarBacon

    Essentially everything goes well with bacon, and BarBacon in the Union Square neighborhood of New York City is proof of that. Peter Sherman, the chef and owner of BarBacon, was inspired to open the restaurant as he noticed the food industry was having success with individual food themes at the time. And bacon represents salt, fat, and smoke, and all...

  • California Aug 2, 2019

    Impossible Whopper Goes Nationwide at Burger King Next Week

    Burger King will begin selling the plant-based Impossible Whopper nationwide next week after a successful test run in seven markets.

  • social media May 28, 2019

    Health Paradox: New US Diabetes Cases Fall as Obesity Rises

    The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren’t sure why. New federal data released Tuesday found the number of new diabetes diagnoses fell to about 1.3 million in 2017, down from 1.7 million in 2009. Earlier research had spotted a decline, and the new report shows it’s been...

  • United States May 27, 2019

    Beyond Meat Is Soaring, But There's No Real Evidence Its Products Are Healthier Than Real Meat, Says Former US Agriculture Chief

    Talk about mystery meat. As plant-based protein makers like Impossible Foods and the newly public Beyond Meat take the food industry by storm, the question of whether their products are better for consumers than actual meat is still very much open, says former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman. “We can’t really market it … as necessarily better for you, because...

  • Donald Trump Apr 19, 2019

    How Many Cherries in Frozen Pie? FDA May Soon Drop Rules

    President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to get rid of the decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies. Emails show the Food and Drug Administration planned to start the process for revoking the standard for frozen cherry pies this week, followed by a similar revocation of the standard...

  • United States Apr 2, 2019

    US Experts Reviewing Low-Carb, Other Diets for Guidelines

    With keto-friendly recipes sweeping social media, some followers of low-carb eating are hoping for a nod of approval in the upcoming U.S. dietary guidelines that advise Americans on what to eat. It may seem minor, but backers say low-carb’s inclusion could influence nutrition advice that doctors give and help shape government food programs like school lunches. Currently, the guidelines cite...

  • San Francisco Jan 30, 2019

    Food Industry Sway Over Public Health Gets New Scrutiny

    The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar. There was one problem for the organization. Coca-Cola was a funder. The Inter-American Development Bank’s management told Coke it hadn’t been aware of the tweet, and subsequently invited the company to write a blog post...

  • United States Jul 3, 2018

    Seattle Likely Makes History With Plastic Straw, Utensil Ban

    Bars and restaurants in Seattle are no longer allowed to serve plastic straws or utensils after a ban went into effect Sunday, believed to be the first of its kind in a major U.S. city. Seattle Public Utilities says a 2008 ordinance has phased out various plastic products from the food industry. Businesses can use compostable utensils, straws and cocktail...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    Food Advocates Fear Fast-Food Fan Trump Could Scrap Healthy School Lunches

    Will President-elect Donald Trump remake school lunches into his fast-food favorites of burgers and fried chicken? Children grumbling about healthier school meal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama may have reason to cheer Trump’s election as the billionaire businessman is a proud patron of Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s while promising to curb federal regulations. The Obama administration has...

  • Associated Press May 22, 2018

    10 McDonald's Workers File Sex Harassment Claims in 9 Cities

    Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald’s on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities. The workers — one of them a 15-year-old from St. Louis — alleged groping, propositions for sex, indecent exposure and lewd comments by supervisors. According...

  • Dallas May 15, 2018

    Fewer Teens Working in Fast Food Industry

    Within the fast food industry, in the last 18 years, the number of teens employed in the United States dropped 15 percent.

  • North Texas Jan 16, 2018

    Workers In Demand As Unemployment Rate Remains Low

    Even as Amazon is looking for hire 2,500 people for a new fulfillment center in Coppell, other North Texas companies are going the extra mile to keep the workers they have, and find new ones.

  • Fort Worth Jan 8, 2018

    Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Celebrates “Buck, Sweat & Steers”

    The 122nd annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo kicks off on Friday, Jan. 12, and this year’s theme is “Buck, Sweat & Steers.”

  • New York Apr 12, 2017

    Trans Fat Ban Linked With Fewer NY Heart Attacks & Strokes

    Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties, a new study suggests....
    The study hints at the potential for widespread health benefits from an upcoming nationwide ban, the authors and other experts say. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015 gave the food industry until next year...

  • texas Jan 13, 2017

    2017 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

    Prime Time is coming to town with the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo returning now through February 4 held in the heart of the Cultural District at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

  • Congress Jun 1, 2016

    FDA Issues New Guidelines on Salt, Pressuring Food Industry

    The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The proposed guidelines released Wednesday are voluntary, so food companies won’t be required to comply. But the idea is to persuade companies and...

  • food May 20, 2016

    Makeover Coming for Food Nutrition Labels

    Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. And serving sizes will be updated to make them more realistic — so that a small bag of chips won’t count as two or three servings, for example. First lady Michelle Obama is expected to...

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