Kiko’s Food News, 12.20.13



On the heels of last week’s FDA announcement on antibiotic overuse in livestock, Consumer Reports found that drug-resistant microbes lurked in about half of over 300 samples of raw chicken breasts they tested: (Huffington Post)

Whole Foods will stop selling Chobani Greek yogurt by early next year to make room for smaller brands that are organic or don’t contain genetically modified ingredients; this parallels the chain’s commitment that all food in its stores containing GMOs be labelled as such by 2018: (Wall Street Journal)

That healthy foods cost more may be conventional wisdom, but a new Harvard study calculated just how much more–about a dollar and a half: (Reuters)

More and more food companies are swapping out ingredients that consumers feel are unhealthy due to a shift from consumer “democratization to activism”; through sites like Change.org, consumers can post petitions online and get a lot of people to apply pressure quickly: (NBC News)

The UN released a report insisting that transformative changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems in order to increase diversity on farms, reduce our use of fertilizer and other inputs, and support small-scale farmers: (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy)



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