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A Food Crisis Follows Africa’s Ebola Crisis

A Food Crisis Follows Africa’s Ebola Crisis

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa’s Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can’t move and social gatherings are discouraged.

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Organic vs. “Organic”: How Much Does Certification Matter?

Organic vs. “Organic”: How Much Does Certification Matter?

| August 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

In most cases, even certified organic produce is not pesticide-free. But compared to most conventional produce, it can mean a big step in a less-toxic direction.

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Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol’s effect on the body.

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Why Hungry Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough To Eat

Why Hungry Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough To Eat

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.

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Oakland Teens take on Fast Food Industry in New Video

Oakland Teens take on Fast Food Industry in New Video

| August 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ever think about how that processed sugar, white flour and trans-fat grease in fast food is not all that different than drugs? That’s the message some Oakland teenagers present in their new music video, Are You Loving It?

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Truth In Gluten-Free Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule

Truth In Gluten-Free Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it’s about time.

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Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The UCSF endocrinologist tells you how (and why) to start reducing sugar in your diet…and yes, you can still eat dessert.

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Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there’s another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.

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Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.

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Fast-Food Scandal Revives China’s Food Safety Anxieties

Fast-Food Scandal Revives China’s Food Safety Anxieties

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

An American-owned company that supplies meat to fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed some of the products were mishandled and had expired.

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Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.

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The Epic 2,200-Mile Tour De France Is Also A Test Of Epic Eating

The Epic 2,200-Mile Tour De France Is Also A Test Of Epic Eating

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tour de France cyclists need to eat up to 9,000 calories a day to maintain their health and weight during the race. But many teams hire chefs to elevate the meals to gourmet status.

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Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The recall applies to “certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots” from a California packing company, the FDA says.

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Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

| July 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they’re not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.

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