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Obama Talks Food, Sustainability, and Climate Change at Summit — Food News

In his first public appearance since leaving office, former President Barack Obama discussed the connection between food and global warming at a summit focused on climate change and food availability in Milan, Italy on Tuesday.

Obama, who shared the stage at the Global Food Innovation Summit with his former chef Sam Kass after delivering opening remarks, discussed food from an environmental, policy, and tech angle. He gave his two cents on an array of topics: food and climate change, food and refugees, food waste and how technology can offer solutions.

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Over 5,000 Pounds of Beef, Pork & Veal Are Being Recalled in 6 States — Recall News

In the month's first major recall news, 5,620 pounds of meat are being taken off shelves in six states. Marcho Farms is recalling beef, pork, and veal products over a potential contamination of a non-O157 Shiga toxin.

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The Trump Administration Takes on Two Obama-Era Food Regulations — Food News

The Trump administration is directly aiming at food policy for the next area to loosen regulations. Last week, the federal government separately pinpointed two areas where they plan to make changes for consumers: school lunches and calorie labels on menus. The former will see looser rules, while implementation of the latter has been delayed. Here's what you need to know about both.

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New Study Suggests You Shouldn’t Eat Gluten-Free Unless You’re Celiac — Food News

Roughly one percent of Americans suffer from celiac disease — an autoimmune disorder that triggers inflammation and intestinal issues. The solution for these individuals is to follow a gluten-free diet that avoids consumption of the protein found in whole grains.

But over the past few years, those without celiac disease have opted to go gluten-free for an array of reasons, from weight loss to general health benefits. In the United States, 0.52 percent of the population without celiac disease maintained a gluten-free diet from 2009 to 2010, according to a study. But that rate tripled by 2013 to 2014, when 1.69 percent of the celiac-free population adopted a gluten-free lifestyle.

Now, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found a troubling association between those who go gluten-free without celiac disease and their heart health.

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This Is America’s Favorite Grocery Store Right Now — Grocery News

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A lot of variables go into determining a favorite supermarket: location convenience, items retailed, prices, and quality of products are a few. Sometimes, it's even nostalgia or a personal bias.

Thanks to a customer satisfaction survey from Morning Consult Intelligence, a public opinion data company, there's some insight into what, broadly, is America's favorite grocery store.

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America’s Favorite Fruit Is About to Get a Whole Lot More Expensive — Food News

Avocado-lovers need to brace their wallets, as prices of the healthy fruit are going to continue increasing. Bloomberg reports that a combination of growing demand and a smaller crop will keep the cost of avocados high this year.

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