The politics of food insecurity

The USDA defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.” Food insecurity is not a synonym for hunger rather it's a term that is applied to populations that are struggling to avoid [...]

2019-06-27T13:18:54+00:00June 25th, 2019|

High Court: Food retailers can keep SNAP data confidential

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food-purchasing assistance for low-income people living in the United States. SNAP gives 40 million Americans a monthly food allowance that can only be spent at food stores and farmers markets. The program dishes out $60 billion in benefits [...]

2019-06-28T17:57:27+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Is farming octupus unethical?

A Japanese aquaculture company recently announced it has succeeded in hatching eggs of fully farmed octopus in western Japan. The seafood company confirmed the hatching of about 140,000 eggs produced by octopus conceived by artificial incubation and is hoping to ship fully farmed octopus to retailers and restaurants across Japan as early [...]

2019-06-25T12:44:40+00:00April 2nd, 2019|

GRAS Resources

GRAS is an acronym for Generally Recognized as Safe. This is a designation made by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that means the food additives added to a food product are considered to be safe and exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance [...]

2019-06-24T19:55:59+00:00November 24th, 2018|