It used to be that double the mint (and the pleasure and the fun) was as crazy as gum got. Now Wrigley's has introduced a new product called Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, which has sounded an alarm with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA said the gum has prompted it to take a "fresh look" ... More >>
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed new food-safety rules aimed at preventing foodborne illnesses at the source -- food processors and farms, Reuters reports. The new rules are a requirement of the Food Safety Modernization Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law two years ... More >>
Occupy cornfields! Support is growing for a petition calling for the ouster of Michael Taylor, a senior adviser for the FDA who formerly served as vice president of Monsanto, the controversial agricultural multinational at the forefront of genetically modified foods, the Washington Post reports. Pre ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshCorn on the cob.The high fructose corn syrup battle has many fronts: There's the court of public opinion, the court of law and, perhaps most importantly, the "court" of the Food and Drug Administration. Last September, the Corn Refiners Association, petitioned the FDA to let th ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
Philip Guston and Giorgio de Chirico in Santa Monica
Killer of community activist Michael Taylor convicted