The 10 Biggest Food Stories of 2010

2010 was a big year for food policy—particularly because our country's diet became the focus of two major pieces of legislation: one to keep our meals safe from pathogens like Salmonella, the other to feed America's children more and better food. But alongside these twin pillars of food news stand a host of other developments and trends. Here, as part of The Atlantic's end-of-year round-up, we present you with the 10 biggest food stories of 2010: the stuff we just couldn't stop talking about, thinking about, or eating.

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Daniel Fromson, a former associate editor at The Atlantic, is a writer based in Washington, D.C. He writes regularly for The Washington Post. His work has also appeared in Harper's Magazine, New York, and Slate.

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