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FDA rules spell changes for vaping and hookah lounges

wvpublic.org — New rules issued Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration could have a big effect on the electronic cigarette industry, which will now have to submit products for a safety review if it wants to keep them on the market. The same holds for new products.

FDA rules spell changes for vaping and hookah lounges

marketplace.org — New rules issued Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration could have a big effect on the electronic cigarette industry, which will now have to submit products for a safety review if it wants to keep them on the market. The same holds for new products.

Getting enough food is still a problem for many Americans

Getting enough food is still a problem for many Americans
wvpublic.org — A new report from the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization, Feeding America, points to a persistent problem of food insecurity: the socio-economic condition where people have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. The report said food insecurity rates across counties remained high at 14.7 percent in 2014, the most recent year its data captured.

If I say it's artisanal... maybe it is

If I say it's artisanal... maybe it is
wvpublic.org — Over the past few years, the word "artisan" has appeared on a growing number of mass-produced items - McDonald's "artisan grilled chicken sandwich" being but one example. There are no rules dictating proper use of the term. For some people, it has become so overused as to lose its meaning.

If I say it's artisanal... maybe it is

If I say it's artisanal... maybe it is
marketplace.org — Over the past few years, the word "artisan" has appeared on a growing number of mass-produced items - McDonald's "artisan grilled chicken sandwich" being but one example. There are no rules dictating proper use of the term. For some people, it has become so overused as to lose its meaning.

Golden Arches going back to basics

The economics of wasting food

The economics of wasting food
wvpublic.org — A new public service ad campaign aims to persuade consumers, who are responsible for the greatest share of food waste, to change their behavior. An environmental advocacy group, the Natural Resources Defense Council, is partnering with the Ad Council, makers of the iconic Smokey the Bear PSAs, to launch the campaign, which includes a TV spot chronicling the life of a strawberry from the farm to the supermarket.

The economics of wasting food

The economics of wasting food
marketplace.org — A new public service ad campaign aims to persuade consumers, who are responsible for the greatest share of food waste, to change their behavior. An environmental advocacy group, the Natural Resources Defense Council, is partnering with the Ad Council, makers of the iconic Smokey the Bear PSAs, to launch the campaign, which includes a TV spot chronicling the life of a strawberry from the farm to the supermarket.

All eyes on U.S. consumers as retail sales soften

All eyes on U.S. consumers as retail sales soften
marketplace.org — Retail sales were down unexpectedly in March, falling 0.3 percent when many economists expected a slight uptick. That follows flat sales numbers in February, and a drop in January. "It's really hard to see any real fundamental reason," said Scott Anderson, chief economist at Bank of the West.

For our future, someone has to think about dirt

For our future, someone has to think about dirt
wvpublic.org — This election year, Marketplace is casting its eyes toward the future, asking how the country can address long term opportunities and threats - the ones that don't fit into a single federal budget or election cycle. We'll imagine and ask you, if the next president were to appoint a Cabinet member to worry about future generations, what would be job one?
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May 05, 2016

Covered everything from Farm to Fed yesterday. Started at henhouse, ended w great #toobigtofail talk w @neelkashkari pic.twitter.com/Zt1ixGkWHE

May 05, 2016

@neelkashkari Thanks for the good conversation in Rochester

May 02, 2016

Amazing audio. A 15 yo tries to persuade his mom it was ok he allegedly had sex with a staffer in juvy. bit.ly/1W36oFL @apmreports

Apr 29, 2016

Doing TIGHT deadline piece on Berlin banning vacation apartment rentals. Know a renter/ landlord this might affect? abaxter@marketplace.org

Apr 25, 2016

@sherships oh man. Almost as bad as when a company puts out a major press release and gives all the talkers the day off

Apr 25, 2016

Can Big Food be "artisanal?" Check out my story. bit.ly/1MT7noX

Apr 22, 2016

@farmermikemn I'm a pub radio reporter, hoping to talk to u for a story re cage-free. Plz shoot me your number: abaxter@marketplace.org

Apr 20, 2016

Here's my story about the economics of food waste, pegged to a new PSA campaign aimed at consumers: bit.ly/1YH8Izw #savethefood

Apr 20, 2016

Register for town hall w/ @MFedPresident Neel Kashkari and moderator @anniebaxter123. May 4, 5:30p, Rochester, MN: bit.ly/1YvxKlk

Apr 20, 2016

@Food_Dr I see the error now; thanks for flagging!


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