Our Top 10 Food Stories of 2010
In case you hadn't caught on, we're pretty serious about food here at TakePart HQ. Organic Food. Sustainable Food. Good Food. Fast Food. Junk Food. Thai Food.
And from the responses we've seen all year, you're pretty big on the topic, too.
As you try to digest all of that holiday grub, check out our top 10 food stories of 2010. We promise even more edible bulletins in the year to come.
- Hazardous Fruits and Vegetables: Do You Know the Dirty Dozen?: We let you know which produce packs the most pesticides.
- Who Eats Well on a Dollar a Day? The Coupon Man Can: One man's quest to eat well on a shoestring budget.
- Victory for Healthy School Lunch Advocates as Congress Passes Child Nutrition Bill: One of the biggest legislative victories in recent years for child health advocates.
- Hunt's Ketchup Drops High Fructose Corn Syrup: Hunt’s ditched the increasingly unpopular ingredient and is now sticking to the basics: tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, salt and other seasonings.
- 11 Gross Things the FDA Does Not Ban From Your Food: Turns out, the FDA condones a lot we don't hear about—rat droppings, maggots, and the occasional cigarette butt, for example.
- Chocolate's Bitter Truth: How to Avoid the Unethical Aftertaste: Just in time for Easter, BBC1 aired an eye-opening special revealing the truth about where our chocolate comes from.
- Five Grades of Yolk: The Chicken Makes the Egg: Standard, cage-free and beyond: the hard-boiled truths about five egg options.
- 100 Days of Eating "Real Food" -- One Family's Story: No Goldfish. No Froot Loops. No store-bought ketchup or Chick-fil-A runs. Those are some of the new rules one family instituted as it went cold turkey on a whole foods diet for 100 days.
- Taco Bell Hits New Low With Two-Dollar Menu: Low-income families can now scarf down more calories for fewer pesos.
- 5 Health Foods That Aren't as Healthy as They Seem: Before you get healthier-than-thou with your junk-food-gobbling pals, be sure you’re really chewing on kudo-worthy sustenance.