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Illegal application of pesticides in Indiana leads to widespread contamination of restaurants, nursing homes

12/7/2013 - As you might imagine, the pest control industry is largely reliant upon the use of questionable chemical pesticides that, while effective against pests, may also be harmful to humans. And a recent investigation has found that, in the state of Indiana -- and likely elsewhere -- the illegal...

Vegetarians tricked by restaurants across the nation as they eat dead animals by accident

11/8/2013 - How many so called "vegetarian" dishes and soups at restaurants are made with chicken stock, though it is not disclosed on the menu or by the waiter/waitress? How many people take supplements that are enclosed in "gelatin" capsules, which are actually ground up animal muscle and connective tissue? How...

UK government bans GMOs from its own Parliament restaurants while telling public to embrace genetic poisons

6/29/2013 - Since the mid-to-late 1990s when genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) were first being thrust onto the market by governments working in lockstep with the biotechnology industry, the U.K. Parliament has effectively barred their use in all food items served to government officials at Parliament restaurants,...

Obamacare forces Denny's restaurants to cut workers' hours, add five percent surcharge to customers

11/20/2012 - Americans were told during the recent campaign cycle that elections have consequences, and we're beginning to see some of them in the wake of President Barack Obama's reelection. One of the biggest consequences so far is economic fall-out from "Obamacare," the president's love-it-or-hate-it healthcare...

Avoiding GMO foods? Dine out with caution: Restaurants are HUGE source of hidden GMOs

11/4/2012 - The current, much-debated lack in labeling of genetically modified foods makes it difficult enough to trust your own food choices these days - let alone, trusting food prepared for you at your favorite restaurant. Heck, even just being able to relax during meal time, knowing that the food itself might...

Unraveling food industry lies - That expensive Kobe beef isn't genuine

8/13/2012 - It has become all the rage at fancy, high-end restaurants around the world, and many patrons are willing to fork over $100 or more for a single serving of what many celebrity chefs and culinary aficionados consider to be among the highest quality forms of beef in the world. But despite its claimed presence...

Olive Garden restaurants treat their workers like crap, says restaurant guide

6/16/2012 - If you're like most Americans, you enjoy a meal out once in a while (and not to lecture, but based on the serving sizes restaurants heap on plates, it should be only once in a while). But did you know this 620 billion-dollar-a-year industry offers workers some of the lowest wages and benefits packages,...

While government discredits raw milk, it keeps names of salmonella outbreak restaurants secret to protect corporate profits

2/6/2012 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is getting increasingly bold these days with openly admitting that it works directly for big industry interests rather than public health interests. In a recent report on why the agency did not disclose Taco Bell as being the "Mexican-style" restaurant chain...

NYC restaurants defy government reassurances about Fukushima by voluntarily testing fish for radiation

4/11/2011 - Not content with the official government story that the unfolding Fukushima Daiichi nuclear fallout is of no concern to Americans, some New York City restaurant owners are voluntarily having their fish stocks tested for certain radioactive isotopes. Though recent reports claim that none of the fish...

Restaurant customers willing to pay more for local food

10/26/2010 - Local food continues to gain in popularity as increasing numbers of people recognize and appreciate the value of clean food from local farms. And a new study published in the International Journal of Revenue Management has found that besides being willing to pay more for local food, restaurant customers...

Doctor urges fast food restaurants to hand out pharma drugs like ketchup packets (opinion)

8/13/2010 - It sounds like an April Fool's joke, but it isn't: A doctor from Imperial College London whose study was published in the American Journal of Cardiology has proclaimed that people who eat burgers and milkshakes at fast food restaurants should be given free statin drugs (like ketchup packets) to counteract...

Promixity to Fast Food Restaurants Boosts Risk of Stroke

2/21/2009 - A study presented at the International Stroke Conference in San Diego reveals that living near fast food restaurants boosts stroke risk by as much as 13 percent. The upshot of the study is that we should all be careful what we live near. Living near farmer's markets and food co-ops might be a lot healthier...

Los Angeles Restaurants on New Plan to Eliminate Trans Fats from Menu

6/4/2008 - Los Angeles County has implemented a voluntary program in which restaurants can be certified as "trans fat free" and receive a decal to display that fact to customers. "This has been a long time coming," said Blair C. Salisbury, president of the Los Angeles County chapter of the California Restaurant...

New York may require restaurants to disclose calorie content of food products

11/2/2006 - The New York City department of health recently proposed a new policy that would require some restaurants -- mainly fast-food chains -- to disclose calorie information on their menus. If passed, the policy would only apply to restaurants that serve standard portions and already disclose calorie information...

U.S. restaurants super-size food portions to please customers, study finds

10/23/2006 - The majority of U.S. restaurant chefs cook meals that are two to four times larger than the government's recommended serving sizes, according to a study presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the Obesity Society in Boston. Researchers from Penn State University and Clemson University in South...

When fast food restaurants outnumber grocery stores, city residents die earlier from disease

7/19/2006 - A new study found that residents in large cities who live farther from grocery stores than fast-food restaurants are more likely to die prematurely of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Researchers conducting the study for LaSalle Bank examined Chicago's south and west sides, where "food deserts"...

New York City may reduce density of fast food restaurants through healthier zoning laws

7/12/2006 - New York City health committee chairman Joel Rivera is taking a stand against the raging levels of obesity in his city by lobbying to slow the uncontrolled growth of fast-food chains. "(Fast-food restaurants) make good-tasting, affordable food, but unfortunately, it lacks nutrition," said the slim...

Restaurants realize that low-carb menu items are not only good for customers, they're good for business

1/30/2004 10:02:34 AM - The low-carb diet trend is having a huge impact on fast food restaurants. Customers don't want the bun, the bread, or the sugar candy soft drinks. They want high-protein, high-fiber meals, and if you restaurants are listening and starting to deliver what customers want. Those restaurants include...

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