By Sarah Kliff, The Washington Post
February 24, 2014 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Across the country right now, hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent on an effort to eradicate so-called "food deserts," urban and rural areas where it's difficult, or even impossible, to purchase fresh, healthy food.
Three Clark County businesses have been added to a list of retailers in six states that received meat products from Rancho Feeding Corp. of Petaluma, Calif., that have been recalled for being from "diseased and unsound animals."
Every year, Clark County Public Health officials perform more than 3,000 routine restaurant inspections. Rarely, those inspections reveal significant problems that cause health officials to immediately shut down businesses. While the closures garner plenty of public attention, most restaurant inspections are uneventful. Health officials typically find only minor problems or catch risky behavior before it leads to a food-borne illness outbreak.
By Whitney Pipkin, pecial to The Washington Post
February 10, 2014 5:59 a.m.
WASHINGTON — How far will fans of raw milk go to get it? When the Jackson family first discovered it, they would drive nearly three hours round-trip from Williamsburg, Va., for their fix. That was when they had nine kids and no cows.
By Amanda Mascarelli, Special to The Washington Post
February 3, 2014 5:58 a.m.
Like many people, I've long wanted to overhaul my eating habits and shift to a diet that includes more fresh vegetables and fewer processed foods. But as a mother of three young children, I have found this to be challenging. So the idea of getting vegetable nutrients — including those found in such greens as kale, spinach and Swiss chard — in pureed juice or smoothie form is appealing. But are these popular drinks an effective way for your body to get what it needs?