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American Food for American Schools

By Richard Bammer,

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Solano, wants to strengthen the “Buy American” provisions of the National School Lunch Act.

To that end, the congressman Wednesday introduced H.R. 6299, the “American Food for American Schools” Act.

If passed, it is designed to bring more accountability and transparency to federal laws governing school lunches, he noted in […]

Not All Industrial Food Is Evil

August 17, 2013


I’ve long wondered how producing a decent ingredient, one that you can buy in any supermarket, really happens. Take canned tomatoes, of which I probably use 100 pounds a year. It costs $2 to $3 a pound to buy hard, tasteless, “fresh” plum tomatoes, […]

Nutrition Marketing Buoys Canned Fruit Sales

April 27, 2015

By Ginny Hair

Nutrition Marketing Buoys Canned Fruit Sales:
Study from California Cling Peach Board delivers fresh insights

Thanks to the fruits of its labor, the California Cling Peach Board (CCPB) has uncovered how scientific research, when coupled with the right nutrition marketing, can shift shopper behavior and drive consumers to the canned fruit aisle. Building […]

Did You Know?

Canned fruits and tomatoes are packed within just a few hours of being harvested at the peak of ripeness.