Even looming food shortages are apparently not enough to prompt some consumers to try soy- and tofu-based products.
Is every household in the United States receiving $500 in emergency food stamps and a $1,000 stimulus check? No, that's not true: The U.S. House has passed a sweeping coronavirus response package, but the U.S. Senate has not yet taken it up -
The president assured Americans, after speaking with leading grocery chain executives, that grocers would remain open and that the supply chain remained healthy.
The former vice president got his attack lines mixed up, falsely accusing Trump of wanting to fingerprint food-stamp recipients.
A February 14 2020 tweet about “socialism” and a putative $50,000 wage earner paying $36 in tax towards food stamps and $4,000 towards corporate subsidies went wildly viral, appearing in screenshots on Facebook and discussion forums in the
Always check the expiration date on social media promotions.
Taco Bell wasn’t open on Christmas Day, but a burglar in Georgia decided he wanted a festive feast anyway — and to take a nap while he was at it.
Product labels offer valuable information to consumers, but manufacturers can misuse them to increase profits. This is particularly true for the USDA's organic label.
Are seven women shown in this meme off of food stamps and now with great jobs, thanks to President Trump? No, that's not true: These were all Ivy League students who were interviewed by Essence magazine in 2015 for a story about successful Afr
A December 12 2019 MSN.com post with the headline “Aldi issues plea for vulnerable people to come and collect free food on Christmas Eve” was making the Facebook rounds as Christmas Eve 2019 approached, with innumerable shares appearing in
A rule change that hardens work requirements for those receiving federal food assistance is expected to go into effect in 2020.
Amid election primary policy debates in December 2019, a post about current world food production being sufficient to feed more than three times the world’s population circulated on Facebook in screenshot form: Labeled “when you
A December 2 2019 Facebook status update excoriating Amazon and Whole Foods over a purported holiday food drive (and advising customers to move unpurchased items to the “donations” section) struck a chord and racked up tens of thousands of
The Trump administration is tightening work requirements for the federal food stamp program in a move that will slash benefits for hundreds of thousands of people.
On November 4 2019, former United States Labor Secretary Robert Reich tweeted that Jeff Bezos was building a mansion in Washington, DC — while at the same time, part-time Whole Foods workers lost their health benefits: Jeff Bezos' D.C. mansio
A persistent meme that resurfaced on October 23 2019 about a modern-day Robin Hood is in reality a prank posted by someone out of “social media fun.” The graphic shows a photograph of a man besides a Fox News logo, accompanied by a short d
Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste.
On September 19 2019, a Facebook user shared a warning (archived here) that urged fans of the “spooky season” to avoid foods colored with activated charcoal due to its purported ability to prevent your body from absorbing medications. Al
Do illegal immigrants get 43 percent of all food stamp benefits and are they suspects in 95 percent of all Los Angeles murders? Are 41 percent of them on welfare and are 66 percent of all births in California to undocumented mothers who get fr
A routine review of content labeled satire.
The burger-imitation products do share a few ingredients with some brands of vegan, grain-free “ultra-premium” dog food.
Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the United States, or what's called a "public charge," but the new rules detail a broader range of programs that could disqualify them.
Did ICE raids that detained 680 workers at Mississippi food plants fill three buses with workers from a Koch Brothers' plant? No, that's not true: The Koch Foods plant that was raided in Morton, Mississippi, is not owned or affiliated with the
On “Uncharted,” Chef Ramsay eats guinea pig in Peru, fishes for eel with his bare hands to make a Maori dish in New Zealand, and forages for hearts of palm in Morocco.
On July 20 2019, a Facebook user shared a photograph of what appears to be a block of text from an unnamed newspaper or a magazine, containing the claim that “meat substitutes” Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger had the same ingredient
Certain parts of a woman’s menstrual cycle do seem to go hand in hand with the desire for chocolate ice cream and potato chips
The Agriculture Department said the rule would close "a loophole" that enables people receiving only minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be eligible automatically for food stamps.
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | President Trump correct about food stamp low Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP or food stamps, has been declining for the past several years largely due to an improving
An unbelievable story of survival was, well, pretty unbelievable.
An unbelievable story of survival was, well, pretty unbelievable.
“It makes no sense that consumers can purchase bottled water that is less safe than tap water."
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's comments on Amazon, “starvation wages” and food stamps Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bashed Amazon during a June 16 interview with ABC’s "This Week," a
Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there’s something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us.
A viral video took off on Facebook in June 2019, but its claims about food safety were far from unadulterated.
Can you do sixteen easy tests at home to check if your food is "real or fake"? No, that's not true: a viral video making that claim seems to be based mostly on examples from China or India and several of the "tests" are not adequately explaine
Did a man on drugs named Wendell Garrison break into a pet shop and eat 10lbs of dog food? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a Canadian entertainment website that makes a living by publishing fictional stories often involving weird
Did the office of Nancy Pelosi spend more on alcohol last year than on food? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to educate gullible Trump supporters and Republicans about the need to actually cl
On April 29 2019, a researcher shared the following tweet showing a screenshot of text reporting that in 1969, police in Chicago had urinated on food and supplies gathered by the Black Panthers for a free breakfast program: Holy shit – I’m r
Actor Bill Paxton: "Some people were laughing, some people were crying, some people were throwing up.”
Residents of Tapachula reported seeing hundreds of migrants running through the streets, some only half dressed, some cramming themselves into passing minivans to escape.