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ABC’s ‘Pink Slime’ Report Tied to $177 Million in Settlement Costs

On Beef Products ‘Pink Slime’ lawsuit…. The Walt Disney Company said in its latest quarterly financial statement that it had $177 million in costs related to settling litigation. The announcement came just weeks after ABC News, a Disney unit, reached a settlement with a meat producer that accused the network of defamation for its reports about so-called pink slime, […]

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Egg Scandal Spirals Into Political Test for Belgium

On the egg controversy in the EU… A snowballing health scandal over a poisonous insecticide in eggs has revived the specter of a massive political crisis in 1999 that brought down the government. Belgium will convene an emergency session of ministers in parliament Wednesday to determine whether it can still rely on the food safety apparatus created […]

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May Food Policy Round-Up: Obama Talks Agriculture, Sonny Perdue Gets Busy, and More

  An update on the state of food policy in the U.S…. In one of his first public appearances since vacating the White House, Barack Obama stood before a crowd in Milan today and spoke on a topic he rarely touched as president: farming. While some media outlets were quick to comment on his tieless, […]

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M.F.K. Fisher: Poet of the Appetites | The New School

THE NEW SCHOOL | http://www.newschool.edu Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, master food writer, worked with many American food celebrities, including Julia Child, James Beard, and Alice Waters. In the year of the centennial of her birth, a panel of distinguished guests celebrate her life. http://www.newschool.edu/writing Panelists include Amanda Hesser, editor, New York Times and author of the foreword […]

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Final Presidential Debate: In Foreign Policy Debate, Candidates Should Address Food Security

TIE contributor Ben Goldfarb writes this week on PolicyMic: That a full third of tonight’s debate will be spent dissecting terrorism is, as I noted yesterday, patently absurd. What should the candidates be debating instead? In a word, food. Read on, here!

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