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Deena Shanker


The Fight Over Federal Dietary Guidelines is Settled

Food industry groups and health advocates lobbied hard over how Americans should be advised to eat.


The FDA Approved the First Genetically Modified Animal For Human Food Consumption

The AquAdvantage Salmon can reach the same size as conventional salmon in half the time.


The Federal Government May Finally Define 'Natural' Food

Can a chicken nugget or processed fruit snack ever really be considered "natural"?


American Consumers are Spending More on Organic Foods, and so is Their Government

Mandatory spending on organics under the 2002 farm bill totaled $20 million, but by 2014, that number had risen to $167.5 million.