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Grocery Chains Fall Short in Resolving U.S. Food Deserts

By Mike Schneider | Dec 7
A group of major food retailers promised in 2011 to open or expand 1,500 grocery or convenience stores in and around neighborhoods with no supermarkets by 2016. By their own count, they're far short.

Meat Mystery: Label Laws May Change

By Matthew Wexler | May 19
Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where some of their red meat comes from.

Maine Fishing Ban Causes Increase of Canadian Imports

By Patrick Whittle | Apr 20
Canadian imports of crustaceans are turning up more in American restaurants and seafood markets since a ban on fishing for Maine shrimp dried up local sources.

Food for the Hungry Celebrates International Women's Day

By EDGE | Mar 6
Sunday, March 8 is International Women's Day and this year's theme is "Make it Happen." Food for the Hungry (FH) is "making it happen" by providing the skills and training needed to lift women out of poverty.

Judge Blocks Maui's GMO Law

By Audrey McAvoy | Nov 16
A federal judge said Friday that Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms until he considers arguments in a lawsuit against the measure.

Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier

By Steve Rothwell | Mar 25
Breakfast is now being served with a side of sticker shock. The price of bacon is surging and the cost of other morning staples, like coffee and orange juice, is set to rise because of global supply problems.

Wal-Mart Eyes Legal Action Over Donkey Meat Recall

Jan 3
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it’s considering taking legal action against "responsible parties" after DNA testing showed traces of fox meat in the donkey meat it sold in China.

Tech Startups Create Virtual Farmers Markets

Dec 27
The San Francisco-based Good Eggs is among a new crop of startups using technology to bolster the market for locally produced foods that backers say are better for consumer health, farmworkers, livestock and the environment.

FDA Takes Steps to Phase out Antibiotics in Meat

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Dec 13
Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.

Hawaii Avocados Arrive on the Mainland

Sep 12
Guacamole connoisseurs around the U.S. will soon have a new domestic avocado to try - not from California or Florida, but Hawaii.

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