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School Lunches in America Face Health and Cost Concerns — Food News

The status of school lunch in America is far from perfect. Between unhealthy options and lunch shaming, there's tremendous room for improvement when it comes to how and what children in the nation are being fed.

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German Supermarket Clears Shelves to Make a Statement on Racism — Food News

A Germany grocery store has made a strong statement on racism and xenophobia by modifying their supermarket's product lineup.

Edeka, one of Germany's largest grocers, recently pulled all foreign food items from the shelves at their store in Hamburg. The stint lasted one day, but it showed consumers how limited their culinary choices would be if diversity were eliminated from the food world.

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Watch the Trailer for Anthony Bourdain’s New Documentary on Food Waste — Food News

Food waste is a global problem. To spotlight the issue, Anthony Bourdain has a new documentary — Wasted!: The Story of Food Wastefocusing on the matter.

Slated to have a theatrical and video-on-demand release on October 13, the 90-minute film is directed by Anna Chai (The Mind of a Chef and The Layover) and Nari Kye (The Mind of a Chef and No Reservations), and produced by the team behind Bourdain's popular CNN series Parts Unknown.

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Are GMOs Really Bad? Neil deGrasse Tyson Weighs In. — Food News

You've probably heard of GMOs, and you might even know what it stands for: genetically modified organisms. But understanding what GMOs actually are is a whole other ball game, and there's a lot of misinformation floating around. Fortunately, Neil deGrasse Tyson and his StarTalk on Mashable podcast is here to set the record straight and start the dialogue on what it really means and how it impacts our health.

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Our 2020 Climate Goals Can Be Met with One Dietary Swap — Food News

Back in 2003, a global movement called Meatless Monday called on people to abstain from eating meat once a week. An initiative created between The Monday Campaigns and the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the goal was two-fold: to better our health and improve our environment.

Critics and skeptics have often questioned how effective Meatless Monday is in the big picture, but a new report from The Atlantic manages to provide some perspective about how what we choose to eat can influence the planet.

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Cut Will Reduce SNAP Funding by $190 Billion — Food News

President Trump unveiled his first major budget proposal on Tuesday, called "The New Foundation for American Greatness," which included massive cuts to government programs that benefit low-income Americans. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — also known as SNAP and more commonly recognized as food stamps — has come under the commander-in-chief's chopping block.

As per the proposal, the budget will reduce SNAP funding by $190 billion over the next decade. SNAP currently serves 42 million Americans.

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