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Pay-It-Forward Generosity at Pizza Place Helps to Feed the Homeless

Pay-It-Forward Generosity at Pizza Place Helps to Feed the Homeless

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Philadelphia pizza shop has become an ad hoc feeding program for the homeless where customers can pay the $1 slices forward. To date, some 8,400 slices have been bought for the homeless.

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GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

New GMO potatoes don’t bruise as easily, and, when fried, they have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and french fry makers won’t touch them because of the stigma of GMOs.

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What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, more evidence has piled up showing the benefits of drinking water and the risks of sugary beverages. So scientists say it’s time for a water symbol on MyPlate.

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Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Aging in the bottle isn’t just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don’t believe us? You, too, can try this at home.

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Bite Back At Bad Cholesterol: Eat An Avocado A Day

Bite Back At Bad Cholesterol: Eat An Avocado A Day

| January 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

Researchers have long known that avocados have “good” fats. But they didn’t know if daily avocado consumption might affect cardiovascular disease risk factors. So they designed a study to find out.

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Why Some Chefs Just Can’t Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

Why Some Chefs Just Can’t Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Japanese sushi chefs often can’t resist bluefin tuna on offer. Some American chefs can’t either, even though conservation groups and marine biologists have been badgering them about bluefin for years.

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From Paleo To Plant-Based, New Report Ranks Top Diets Of 2015

From Paleo To Plant-Based, New Report Ranks Top Diets Of 2015

| January 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

The caveman way of eating ranked near the bottom of a list of 35 diets ranked by medical and nutrition experts. The winners? The Mediterranean-like DASH and the plant-centric Ornish eating plan.

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Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That’s making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.

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A Resolution For Foodies Who Want To Do Good: Pick A Campaign

A Resolution For Foodies Who Want To Do Good: Pick A Campaign

| January 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Want to change the food system? You can vote with your fork, but you can also support a campaign that’s confronting the problems head on.

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Hangover Helper: Tips To Prevent A Horrible Headache

Hangover Helper: Tips To Prevent A Horrible Headache

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Champagne and other booze flow freely on New Year’s Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don’t fret: Science offers some guidance.

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How California’s New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

How California’s New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

| December 29, 2014 | 11 Comments

On Jan. 1, all eggs sold in California will have to come from chickens living in more spacious digs. The rules have disrupted the egg industry, and pushed prices up at grocery stores in California.

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Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola’s New Milk

Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola’s New Milk

| December 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced it was going into the milk business. In fact, its extra-nutritious milk product was invented by some dairy farmers in Indiana.

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Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They’re Cracked Up To Be

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They’re Cracked Up To Be

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Egg cartons these days are often plastered with an array of terms that can confuse and even mislead consumers. Here’s a glossary of carton jargon for the wannabe informed egg buyer.

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How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.

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