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What’s recyclable? What’s NOT recyclable?

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If you live in a community that recycles and you’re reading OurFoodNews, you’re probably recycling already. But figuring out what’s recyclable and what’s not may be more complicated than you thought. OurFoodNews took a quick tour around the web to find some great tips on what belongs in the recycle bin and what doesn’t. Read […]

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Five Ugly Things We’ve Learned from “Salt Sugar Fat”

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OurFoodNews has been reading Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss. If you read it carefully, it’s a slow read. But we have to speak out today, even though we’re just half way into this terrific book. Here’s the ugly truth that we’ve learned so far. 1. Anyone interested in the food they eat and why […]

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Fake Food and Food Fraud Make Real Problems

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When is olive oil not virgin? Does it matter that the label says “100%” juice? For manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, the answers to these food fraud questions carry real world consequences. What we eat is no longer merely an exercise in culinary snobbery. Globalization of the food supply chain has introduced multiple potential points at […]

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Food Fraud Explodes

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Reported food fraud cases increased 60 percent over the last two years, according to the latest updates in the Food Fraud Database. But what does this mean? In simple terms, we’re talking about manufacturers who lie to us about food — what ingredients are actually “in there,” how much food is in the package, and what […]

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CEO: Tax, Healthcare Changes Hurting Northwest Ohio Food Banks

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We’ve heard it from many sources: The tepid economy is creating problems for food banks nationwide.West Ohio Food Bank CEO Gary Bright says donations are down 40 percent overall. Corporate donations are down 80 percent. It’s true in Bellingham, Washington, too. In a report from the January 26, 2013, Bellingham Herald, Linda Nageotte, president and CEO […]

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Yes, Restaurant Food CAN Be Donated — VERY Carefully

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Do you ever feel queasy or squeamish just thinking about how much food restaurants throw away? Most of us do. Of course, many of us are guilty of home food waste, too (in fact, Americans throw away more than 25 percent of the food we prepare, about 96 billion pounds of food waste each year […]

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