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Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

| December 17, 2014

“Nonna Marijuana’s Italian Feast” is the first episode of a Web series exploring pot cuisine. It features a charming 91-year-old grandmother who cooks cannabis Italian food infused with love.

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Congress To Nutritionists: Don’t Talk About The Environment

Congress To Nutritionists: Don’t Talk About The Environment

| December 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.

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Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kale’s days as the superfood-du-jour may be numbered. Next up: Kalettes? It’s a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, and it’s one of a few bewitching hybrid vegetables that could go big in 2015.

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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says that U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

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In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

| December 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Lumpy, bumpy produce that fails to meet supermarkets’ high bar for beauty usually ends up as waste. But increasingly, European supermarkets are finding that ugly sells, if you tell the right story.

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Siblings Build A Butcher Shop For ‘Meat’-Loving Vegans

Siblings Build A Butcher Shop For ‘Meat’-Loving Vegans

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kale and Aubry Walch plan to open the country’s first vegan butcher shop. Their goal: to free vegans from enduring yet another tofurkey holiday.

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Fringe No More: ‘Ancient Grains’ Will Soon Be A Cheerios Variety

Fringe No More: ‘Ancient Grains’ Will Soon Be A Cheerios Variety

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

General Mills helped define the industrial era of American breakfasting with its ringlets of processed oats. Soon, it’ll put out a version with “ancient grains,” which aren’t, actually, very ancient.

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Why Did Vitamins Disappear From Non-GMO Breakfast Cereal?

Why Did Vitamins Disappear From Non-GMO Breakfast Cereal?

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

When GMO-free cereals landed in supermarkets, some vitamins had mysteriously vanished from them. But these vitamins don’t necessarily come from genetically altered organisms.

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It’s Brown, It’s Barrel-Aged, It’s … Gin?

It’s Brown, It’s Barrel-Aged, It’s … Gin?

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It’s quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

| December 4, 2014 | 12 Comments

The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she’s creating more confusion than clarity about food.

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Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our primate ancestors were consuming alcohol 10 million years ago in the form of fermented fruit, researchers have discovered. The finding suggests our relationship with alcohol is ancient.

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Feeling Like A Holiday Glutton? It May Be Time To Try A Fast

Feeling Like A Holiday Glutton? It May Be Time To Try A Fast

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Restricting your calories for short periods of time may be one way to counter seasonal overeating. A few studies make a cautious but encouraging case for the health benefits of regular “mini-fasts.”

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U.N. Agency Suspends Food Aid For 1.7 Million Syrian Refugees

U.N. Agency Suspends Food Aid For 1.7 Million Syrian Refugees

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The World Food Program says it needs $64 million immediately to continue a voucher program that allows refugees in countries bordering Syria to buy food in local shops.

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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

| November 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

If you’re giving nonperishables to a food pantry this year, skip the sodium-packed soups and focus on nutrient-dense foods, hunger advocates say. Some of them may be cheaper, too.

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