Kiko's Food News, 8.23.13

A recent survey found that 20% of Aussie kids think pasta comes from animals, and 27% think yogurt comes from plants....shocking, but when I stop to think about it, I had no food education in school either! The people behind Jamie Oliver's Foundation and Food Day (Oct. 24) are working to put food education in every school: (Huffington Post)

Whole Foods is shifting its strategy to shed its "whole paycheck" reputation by emulating discount tactics used by traditional supermarkets; will this train customers not to buy on full price? (Wall Street Journal)

Oakland-based Revolution Foods, which supplies school cafeterias with healthier prepared foods, has entered the grocery sector with new Meal Kits that differentiate themselves through ingredients standards; as opposed to Lunchables, their Ham and Cheddar can claim to be made with ham from animals raised without antibiotics, no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or high-fructose corn syrup: (New York Times)

If the goal of food stamps is to eat as well as one can on a low budget, its understandably hard to imagine our tax dollars going towards buying Ho Hos and Ding Dongs; shockingly though, a recent online poll found that more Americans are annoyed by the idea of food stamps being used to buy expensive food than to buy junk food: (Huffington Post)  

Could labeling eggs for what they really are cause way more people to buy cage-free? New proposed legislation would require eggs from caged hens in the U.S. to be labeled just like they are in the E.U., with one of three choices: “eggs from caged hens”; “barn eggs”, or “free-range”: (Take Part)