USDA awards $41 million in grants to encourage healthy food purchases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $41.4 million in 23 competitive grants to support projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase.

At threat of lawsuit, Mississippi revises meat labeling law

Mississippi’s revised labeling regulations have taken effect, allowing plant-based food companies to continue using common meat product terms like “burgers” and “hot dogs.”