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More Poor Are Getting to Eat Healthy, Thanks to Food Stamps

Pennsylvania Daily Life

The federal government has some good news: The dollar amount in food stamps people used to redeem produce at farmers markets rose to an all-time...




  • People walk through the food vendor booths at the 2015 Taste Asia Food Festival on Times Square in New York on June 26, 2015. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    New York Foodies Crown the City’s Best Asian Restaurants at Taste Asia Food Fest

    NEW YORK—Asian cuisine is finally getting its moment in the spotlight. From kimchi to sriracha sauce, famous chefs are incorporating Asian flavors and ingredients into... Read more

  • pples are displayed with a "good" rating at a Whole Foods market on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    How to Avoid Getting Overcharged at Whole Foods and Elsewhere

    After news broke that the popular grocery chain, Whole Foods had been overcharging its customers in New York City by overstating the weight of its... Read more

  • Winners of the Best Butter Tart Festival and Contest are Diane Rogers of Doo Doo’s Bakery in Balieborough (L), who won in the professional division with her pumpkin butter tart, and Hisako Niimi of Ottawa who took first place in the home division with her banana-bacon-peanut butter entry. (Parm Parmar)

    Butter Tart Fever Hits Midland, Ontario

    Butter tarts have long been considered a quintessential Canadian phenomenon, inspiring discussions and debates as to what makes the perfect butter tart. Should it be... Read more

  • A customer shops for yogurt during the grand opening of a Trader Joe's on October 18, 2013 in Pinecrest, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    What Does a ‘Natural’ Label Really Mean? Lawsuits Claim False Advertising

    Stroll through any supermarket and you’ll see plenty of packaged foods with a label claiming that the product is “100% natural,” “all natural,” or some... Read more

  • Boxes of Cheerios cereal, made by General Mills, sit on the shelf at a grocery store September 23, 2009 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    General Mills to Drop Artificial Ingredients From Cereals

    NEW YORK—General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with... Read more

  • A farmer checks on July 15, 2014 damage on a banana plantation outside the Ivorian town of Dabou, 60 kms west of Abidjan. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Common Banana Is in Danger of Being Wiped Out

    We love to eat bananas. The nutritious, easy-to-peel fruit is the most widely consumed fruit in America and has become a staple of the Western diet,... Read more

  • People shop for tomatoes at Union Square Market in New York, NY, on Oct. 20, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Local Farming Can Feed Most of America, Says New Study

    Farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants are all the rage today. Food made from locally grown produce is considered more sustainable for the environment, and for... Read more

  • A woman unloads grocery at her home on March 23, 2015. (Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images)

    Americans Are More Bothered With Leaving the Lights on Than Wasting Food, Study Says

    About 31 percent of the total food supply in the United States goes to waste, but most American consumers are unaware of how much food... Read more

  • A sign shows the price in Euros for a breakfast menu in a restaurant on the La Barceloneta beach on June 22, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

    Why Are People in the Mediterranean Moving Away From the Mediterranean Diet?

    The Mediterranean diet is prized for its nutritional value and health benefits. Since a 1970 study conducted by American scientist Ancel Keys found reduced rates... Read more

  • Berry fields at the organic farm, Helsing Junction Farm near Rochester, Wash., on  Sunday, June 7, 2015. (Steve Bloom/The Olympian via AP)

    Organic Farming More Profitable Than Conventional Farming, Study Finds

    There’s good news for organic food lovers: Organic farming is more profitable than conventional farming, and thus should be sustainable for the years to come,... Read more

  • Workers with Really Local Harvest deliver fresh produce. Really Local Harvest is a food hub in New Brunswick that aggregates products from 30 local producers and distributes them to consumers, restaurants, and schools. (Courtesy Really Local Harvest)

    Food Hubs: An Antidote to 21st-Century Food Problems?

    The humble life of the average tomato reveals how broken our food system is. The tomato starts out in Mexico, picked green and unripe by... Read more

  • Returned jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter are at a super market in Atlanta in 2007.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Antibiotic Resistance Is Growing Among Bacteria Found in Our Food

    Despite federal authorities’ attempts to curb the widespread use of antibiotics in the food industry, bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses are continuing to develop more... Read more

  • Food on display at the Farm To Table Brunch presented by Whole Foods Market in Miami Beach, Florida, Feb. 22, 2015. (Dylan Rives/Getty Images for SOBEWFF)

    Fortune 500 List Proves Move to Healthy Food Pays Off

    Food is a big business. This year’s Fortune 500 list of top revenue-grossing companies, ranked by Fortune magazine, includes a good number of food-related companies... Read more

  • Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers on April 27, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Your Chipotle Burrito Just Got Better, and It’s Not About the Taste

    Not all restaurants are created equal—and not all restaurants treat their employees equally either. At a marketing conference for the restaurant industry held in Dallas,... Read more

  • A detail of the Pepsi Cola sign is seen in the outfield as the New York Mets host the Atlanta Braves during their Opening Day Game at Citi Field on April 5, 2012 in New York City.  (Nick Laham/Getty Images)

    Orange Hibiscus Is the New Pepsi

    One of America’s largest beverage companies wants in on the craft soda trend, but they don’t necessarily want you to know. PepsiCo will soon launch... Read more

  • A waiter works during lunch at the French brasserie Chartier, on July 25, 2013 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Want to Know the Secret to the French Staying Healthy?

    Among the world’s developed countries, France has one of the lowest average body mass indexes. Despite a typical diet heavy in meat and saturated fats,... Read more


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