Published on 12/22/00

2000 in Review: Foods

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Jan. 12: Modest Food Price Increases Still Hard For Georgia's Poor. While many Georgians celebrate the news of low increases in food prices, some Georgians will still struggle.

Jan. 23: CSAs Bring Farm-fresh Food to Your Door. Had it with lettuce that's limp the day after you buy it? There is a way to fresher produce. It's called Community Supported Agriculture.

Feb. 23: Proposed Food Labels Add New Fat Warnings. Just when you figured out the new food pyramid and food labels, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing another change.

June 8: New 'Oven' Cooks Away Microorganisms on Fresh Chicken. University of Georgia scientists have found a new way to remove harmful pathogens from raw chicken before you buy it.

June 21: Edible Coatings Make Foods Healthier, Tastier. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose may not sound appetizing. But scientists are making edible food coatings much more appealing.

July 21: Grim News About Diabetes in Georgia. A report by the American Diabetes Association and Georgia Department of Human Resources gave grave statistics about diabetes in Georgia.

Sept. 26: New 'Fake' Fats May Speed Patients' Recovery. Fat substitutes of the future may do more than reduce your fat intake, thanks to University of Georgia research.

11/20: Study Shows Peanuts, Pecans Good for Heart. Peanuts and pecans pack high calories, but researchers have uncovered added value that far outweighs the high calorie count.

11/21: Fight Fat With Fish, Say AHA Guidelines. The American Heart Association's new guidelines to help reduce heart-disease risk recommend: eat more fish to fight high cholesterol.

Dec. 11: UGA Sets $4.4 Million Food Science Expansion. UGA broke ground on a $4.4 million expansion of its Food Science and Technology Building on the Athens campus Dec. 12.

Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.