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Friday Wrap: 5/15/15 (it’s a palindrome!)

Happy palindrome week (plus)! From May 10th through May 19th, every day is a palindrome. This means that all the dates are symmetrical and read the same backward and forward. …

The GMO controversy misses the point

The list of companies announcing changes to the foods they manufacture and retail is growing in response to consumer demand. Chipotle has nixed GMOs (well, at least partly). McDonald’s has …

Is “big food” marketing less junk food to kids on TV?

Advertising works. Research has “documented that marketing practices that push items like sugary cereals, salted snacks and fast food put children’s long-term health at risk, by promoting unhealthy eating habits.” …

Is the era of junk-food passing?

“Big Food” has fallen on hard times. Conglomerate Conagra (among its brands are Hunts, Orville Redenbacher, and Chef Boyardee) recently cut its profit projections. Kraft (its brands include Oscar Mayer, …