The U.S. Department of Agriculture is buying seven million pounds of ammonia-treated meat which is referred to as “lean beef trimmings” or “pink slime.” The meat has been banned by fast food companies such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell. The meat will be used for school lunch for students around the country. The […]

A nonprofit organization has taken the American food pyramid concept and applied it to African Americans. Oldways, a nonprofit food and nutrition education organization, has launched The African Heritage Diet Pyramid. The pyramid uses traditional African dishes and was made possible by a grant from the Wal-Mart foundation. It differs from the traditional American diet […]

“Black Man” chocolate-flavored cookies shaped like a man with braids, a wide nose and big lips are being sold in Romania. The cookies, also available in Turkey and Albania, are the latest in a line of products that profit from racial stereotypes. Remember Obama Waffles, which were sold by a conservative political forum? And who could […]

New data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that 1 in 4 (25.1 percent) African American households suffer from hunger. The stats are even higher for Black households with children–nearly 1 in 3 suffered from food insecurity in 2010. “High rates of unemployment have made it difficult for many U.S. households to put food […]

According to researchers at Northwestern University, race and ancestry make Black children twice as likely than white children to be allergic to certain foods like eggs, peanuts and milk. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that about 38 percent of Black children had food sensitivities compared to 22 percent of children. “When the researchers […]

WASHINGTON — Like it or not, many restaurant diners will soon know more about what they are eating under new menu labeling requirements proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

TEXAS-Lakita Evans has started her own restaurant in Texas called “Fat Ho Burgers.” Parent Links: Kim Kardashian Wild Photos Fox Dallas reports: “It’s not calling people a ho. It’s just like they say, ‘Oooh that ho is big,’ or, ‘That ho is tight!’” said Lakita Evans, the restaurant’s owner. The 23-year-old worked her way through […]

Georgia — CNN is reporting on a recent trend of people who are considered “middle class” turning to food banks and other government agencies to feed their families. It is perhaps around the holidays, a period of celebration often centered on food, when there is no clearer reminder for many once middle-class families of what […]

SAO PAULO – A Brazilian court ruled this week that McDonald’s must pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds (30 kilograms) while working there for a dozen years. The 32-year-old man said he felt forced to sample the food each day to ensure quality standards remained high, because McDonald’s hired “mystery […]

What kid doesn’t love McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets? The white meat chunks are tasty and perfect for little mouths and hands. And while most parents are aware that McNuggets aren’t perfectly healthy, they probably don’t know exactly what goes into making them.

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. – For a vacationing President Barack Obama, it seems all produce — like politics — is local.