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black321

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Posted: Sep 5, 2019 - 8:02am

The Washington Post  reports that the Trump administration “is limiting scientific input to the 2020 dietary guidelines, raising concerns among nutrition advocates and independent experts about industry influence over healthy eating recommendations for all Americans.”

According to the story, “For the first time, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture, which oversee the committee giving recommendations for the guidelines, have predetermined the topics that will be addressed. They have narrowed the research that can be used only to studies vetted by agency officials, potentially leaving key studies out of the mix.”

Among past issues that have been considered by federal regulators that apparently will not be on the table this year are “the consumption of red and processed meat, as well as the dramatic proliferation of ultraprocessed foods, which account for a growing percentage of calories consumed by Americans. Nor will the committee explore appropriate sodium levels for different populations.”

The Post writes that many experts believe that these issues “are among the most critical questions as the nation faces an epidemic of lifestyle diseases such as atherosclerosis, heart disease, stroke, obesity and Type 2 diabetes.”

These same issues, of course, also are the ones “that large food companies find most objectionable because they would probably cast high-sodium, high-sugar, high-saturated fat and highly processed foods in a poor light.”
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Posted: Apr 19, 2019 - 8:04am



 miamizsun wrote:


update!

fare and square sell out to cousins

Fare & Square sells out to Cousin’s Supermarkets


 

thanks! I was just googling to find out what happened to it.
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Posted: Apr 19, 2019 - 7:56am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
Nation's first non-profit supermarket opens in Chester, PA

In Chester, a city where hard times often plow under shiny promises, a hunger-relief agency's pledge to build America's first nonprofit supermarket was greeted skeptically at first.

But Philabundance may be confounding local doubters. Its Fare & Square grocery store, seven years in the making, is ready to open its doors Saturday morning, a rare oasis in what has been called a food desert....



and guess who produces their circulars...
that's right.
<<

 

update!

fare and square sell out to cousins

Fare & Square sells out to Cousin’s Supermarkets


Proclivities

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Posted: Apr 19, 2019 - 6:36am


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Posted: Oct 16, 2018 - 9:54am

Some profanity, but pretty funny stuff:

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Posted: Sep 18, 2018 - 12:45pm


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Posted: Sep 27, 2013 - 8:08am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
Nation's first non-profit supermarket opens in Chester, PA

In Chester, a city where hard times often plow under shiny promises, a hunger-relief agency's pledge to build America's first nonprofit supermarket was greeted skeptically at first. But Philabundance may be confounding local doubters. Its Fare & Square grocery store, seven years in the making, is ready to open its doors Saturday morning, a rare oasis in what has been called a food desert....

and guess who produces their circulars...
that's right.
<<
 
Oh Yea!! {#Dancingbanana_2}
Steve

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Posted: Sep 27, 2013 - 7:35am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
Nation's first non-profit supermarket opens in Chester, PA

In Chester, a city where hard times often plow under shiny promises, a hunger-relief agency's pledge to build America's first nonprofit supermarket was greeted skeptically at first.

But Philabundance may be confounding local doubters. Its Fare & Square grocery store, seven years in the making, is ready to open its doors Saturday morning, a rare oasis in what has been called a food desert....



and guess who produces their circulars...
that's right.
<<

 

Antigone

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Posted: Sep 27, 2013 - 7:29am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
Nation's first non-profit supermarket opens in Chester, PA

In Chester, a city where hard times often plow under shiny promises, a hunger-relief agency's pledge to build America's first nonprofit supermarket was greeted skeptically at first.

But Philabundance may be confounding local doubters. Its Fare & Square grocery store, seven years in the making, is ready to open its doors Saturday morning, a rare oasis in what has been called a food desert....



and guess who produces their circulars...
that's right.
<<

 
{#Good-vibes}

{#High-five}
Coaxial

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Posted: Sep 27, 2013 - 7:17am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
Nation's first non-profit supermarket opens in Chester, PA

In Chester, a city where hard times often plow under shiny promises, a hunger-relief agency's pledge to build America's first nonprofit supermarket was greeted skeptically at first.

But Philabundance may be confounding local doubters. Its Fare & Square grocery store, seven years in the making, is ready to open its doors Saturday morning, a rare oasis in what has been called a food desert....



and guess who produces their circulars...
that's right.
<<

 
{#Good-vibes}
JrzyTmata

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Posted: Sep 27, 2013 - 7:15am

Nation's first non-profit supermarket opens in Chester, PA

In Chester, a city where hard times often plow under shiny promises, a hunger-relief agency's pledge to build America's first nonprofit supermarket was greeted skeptically at first.

But Philabundance may be confounding local doubters. Its Fare & Square grocery store, seven years in the making, is ready to open its doors Saturday morning, a rare oasis in what has been called a food desert....



and guess who produces their circulars...
that's right.
<<
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Posted: Jul 1, 2013 - 11:03am

hmm
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Posted: Jun 13, 2013 - 7:48am

 lily34 wrote:

mmm. one of my favorite things. for me, grilled cheese is always better when someone else makes it. i feel that way about salad, too.

 
{#Lol}
  Same here!  I do have to make the salads though.
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Posted: Jun 13, 2013 - 7:46am

 Proclivities wrote:
grilled cheese

Dedicated to the belief that all people should be able to have a grilled cheese sandwich if they so desire.

 
mmm. one of my favorite things. for me, grilled cheese is always better when someone else makes it. i feel that way about salad, too.
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Posted: Jun 13, 2013 - 7:45am

 2cats wrote:

Ok that is what we are having to eat today.

 
I think I may also, after seeing that picture.


2cats

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Posted: Jun 13, 2013 - 7:43am

 Proclivities wrote:
grilled cheese

Dedicated to the belief that all people should have a grilled cheese sandwich if they so desire.

 
Ok that is what we are having to eat today.
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Posted: Jun 13, 2013 - 7:38am

grilled cheese

Dedicated to the belief that all people should be able to have a grilled cheese sandwich if they so desire.


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Posted: Dec 20, 2012 - 5:51am

 Proclivities wrote:
food groups

 
{#High-five}


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Posted: Dec 20, 2012 - 5:50am

food groups


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Posted: Nov 6, 2012 - 3:20am

 meower wrote:
New supermarkets may be routine in the suburbs, but in some urban areas they are a rarity.
 
It's not just blighted inner-city minority ghettos either.  I live within the city limits, a stone's throw away from if not the wealthiest suburb, certainly one of the wealthiest.  If I get on the highway, get off two exits down the road, and wind my way through the convoluted suburban streets that are designed to confuse outsiders, I can find a Whole Foods, and pay top dollar for good food, then spend another half-hour getting it home.  Not practical.

Madison is one of the best cities for farmers' markets.  But unless you live within walking distance of where it's held, and have time every weekend to do a whole week's shopping (not very practical when you're on foot), it's really nothing more than one of those quaint things for tourists.

What do I have in my neighborhood, where I can do a day's shopping in an hour?  The closest place with food is a small Wal-Mart.  No, not the new Wal-Mart grocery stores, or a Super Wal-Mart, just a plain Wal-Mart.  Next is Target, which recently added a food section.  (No fresh food though.)  The regular grocery stores are either recently shut down or about to be shut down.  It's not a recession thing; it's the big box stores taking enough of their business that they can't survive.

I'm seeing this in a lot of "nice" neighborhoods.  And it's not easy to "just drive to the good stores" as they get farther and farther away.  Not everybody has a car.  Not everybody can drive.  Not everybody can afford cab fare and groceries.  But everybody must eat.

I like seeing news about efforts to bring nutrition into areas where it's most needed.  I also like the idea of taking abandoned lots and using them as community gardens.  I'd like it better if they came to where I live.  At least it's a step in the right direction.


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