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FDA To Change Food Labels For First Time In 20 Yrs.

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February 27, 2014
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After more than two decades, the Federal Drug Administration is moving to change nutrition labels to help fight obesity and fit modern eating habits. Video provided by Newsy


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Food Inequality Won't Slow Whole Foods, Sprouts

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TheStreet (Feb. 26, 2014) — Prices may be higher at organic food stores, but that won't slow growth at natural food sellers like Whole Foods and Sprouts, says Joe Dobrow, author of "Natural Prophets". The natural products industry has grown to over $100 billion in the past 25 years as Americans have learned to appreciate the value of healthy eating, says Dobrow. He also says the major food companies like Mondelez and Nestle are joining in the trend by buying successful natural food operators and growing their brands while letting them keep their values. Video provided by TheStreet
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CDC: Toddler Foods Have Too Much Salt, Sugar

CDC: Toddler Foods Have Too Much Salt, Sugar

AP (Feb. 2, 2015) — A new CDC study found that many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain high levels of salt and sugar, potentially contributing to obesity and other health risks later. The research is based on an analysis of more than 1,000 food labels. (Feb. 2) Video provided by AP
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Agriculture and Climate Change What Can Farmers Do to Protect the Environment?

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