How economic inequality affects the American diet

Nov 17, 2021
In this book excerpt, Priya Fielding-Singh discusses how inequality manifests in how Americans eat.
In her new book, "How the Other Half Eats," Priya Fielding-Singh explores the factors contributing to nutritional inequality in America. Above, people shop for fresh produce at a farmers market in New York City.
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Veggie Grill CEO Steve Heeley on expansion and 'veggie positivity'

Jan 6, 2017
The west coast vegan chain is gearing up for a $22 million expansion
The VG Beyond Burger is one of the vegan fast-casual options at West Coast chain Veggie Grill. 
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How we overlook the most basic ways to get healthy

Jan 6, 2017
We speak to Dr. James Hamblin about how economic inequality affects health, and how marketers are constantly selling us on health care.
Dr. Hamblin's book explores everything from our basic bodily functions to the effects of economic inequality on our healthcare system.
Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

GNC will do more testing after investigation

Mar 30, 2015
The testing is part of an agreement with the New York attorney general.

Why sales of packaged or processed foods are declining

Mar 11, 2015
Packaged food companies' big brands are suffering as consumers opt for fresh food.

Dietary update: Cholesterol-rich foods aren't so bad

Feb 11, 2015
Eggs are bad for you. No wait, now they may be good for you.

Eating frog fallopian tubes: A shift in the very idea of food

Nov 15, 2013
Author Dana Goodyear dives into the implications of Americans eating weirder stuff

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Lean times bring slim pickings for diet food companies

Oct 10, 2013
Reports that Swiss food giant Nestle may be looking to sell off weight-loss company Jenny Craig have some pondering the future of diet food companies as online weight-loss apps proliferate and people balk at spending on specialty diet menus.

Quiz: Is global meat consumption up or down?

Apr 23, 2013
How much do you know about global dietary habits and meat consumption?

Gluten-free has its day, and restaurants respond

Apr 11, 2013
The notion that gluten-free is good has worked its way onto menus and into prepared foods.