Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 12:32 pm
Swordfish from Canada feature a label from the Marine Stewardship Council at a Whole Foods in Washington, D.C.
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Earlier this week, NPR aired a three-part investigation of the Marine Stewardship Council on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
As Daniel Zwerdling and Margot Williams reported, the MSC certifies seafood that is supposed to be good for the environment. But some environmental groups argue that the label is misleading, and that as more retailers promise to sell only sustainable-labeled seafood, the program is certifying fisheries that don't deserve it.
Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 10:32 am
Popular fruit-flavored malt liquor Four Loko
Credit Haraz Ghanbari / AP
Cans of the popular flavored malt beverage Four Loko will soon sport an "Alcohol Facts" label to make it plain they pack a potent punch.
The changes are part of a final settlement announced Tuesday between the Federal Trade Commission and Phusion Projects, whose products have been blamed for hospitalizations and deaths among young people.
Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 3:20 pm
By Maria Godoy
For your State of the Union address nibbling pleasure, how about some American cheese?
Credit Courtesy of Esteban Pulido
Plenty of people are ready to offer advice on noshing options when it comes to the Super Bowl. But what do you serve when the occasion for gathering in front of our screens is President Obama's State of the Union address?
When NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro posed that question to his 125,000 Facebook followers earlier Tuesday, plenty of people jumped at the chance to toss off a bon mot.* Among our favorites: