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Who Says Food Porn Has to be Dominated by Junk Food?

Who Says Food Porn Has to be Dominated by Junk Food?

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Carrots don’t stand much of a chance against cronuts when it comes to tweets and Instagrams about food. The new Food Porn Index aims to change the conversation by tracking our virtual cravings.

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Why We Should Quit Tossing Fish Heads and Eat ‘Em Up Instead. Yum!

Why We Should Quit Tossing Fish Heads and Eat ‘Em Up Instead. Yum!

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you really want to fight food waste, eat fish heads, the U.N. says. They’re nutritious and delicious, but most fish heads get thrown back in the sea as trash or turned into livestock feed.

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Eat Plants and Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy on the Meat, Study Says

Eat Plants and Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy on the Meat, Study Says

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it’s still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.

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Beer as a Post-Workout Recovery Drink? Not as Crazy as It Sounds

Beer as a Post-Workout Recovery Drink? Not as Crazy as It Sounds

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A company claims to have created a “fit beer” that can help replenish the body after a workout. We turned to science to see if beer and exercise can really go hand-in-hand. The answer? Yes – and no.

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Why the ‘Non-GMO’ Label is Organic’s Frenemy

Why the ‘Non-GMO’ Label is Organic’s Frenemy

| February 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

Non-genetically modified farming is not organic. It’s a whole lot cheaper and essentially uses conventional farming techniques. But some consumers think they’re the same thing.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: Wheat or White?

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Wheat or White?

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

What’s the difference between whole wheat and white bread? This new video from the Lexicon of Sustainability’s Douglas Gayeton explores the differences between breads, their nutrients and varying origins.

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Maybe That BPA in Your Canned Food Isn’t So Bad After All

Maybe That BPA in Your Canned Food Isn’t So Bad After All

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s been lots of debate about whether tiny amounts of the chemical have the potential to cause health problems. A new FDA study supports a previous conclusion that the chemical is safe for people.

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Nutrition Labels to Get Long-Overdue Tweaks

Nutrition Labels to Get Long-Overdue Tweaks

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

With obesity as a top health priority, the first lady wants clearer labels to help people make healthier choices. Advocates hope food manufacturers will have to provide more details on added sugar.

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Industry Wipes Away ‘Got Milk?’ Mustache After Sales Take Spill

Industry Wipes Away ‘Got Milk?’ Mustache After Sales Take Spill

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The milk industry has a new slogan: “Milk Life.” Instead of celebrities and milk mustaches, the new campaign reminds consumers that milk is a source of energy and protein.

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New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food at School

New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food at School

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Schools have made big strides in meeting standards for healthier meals, but students are still bombarded by junk food marketing. The first lady announced guidelines Tuesday that aim to change that.

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Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just as Well as Vegetarians

Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just as Well as Vegetarians

| February 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.

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Alcoholics Learn to Make Their Own Beer in Canadian Program

Alcoholics Learn to Make Their Own Beer in Canadian Program

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a twist on the old “teach a man to fish” adage, a Vancouver group teaches inveterate alcoholics to brew their own booze. The goal? Keeping them from drinking unsafe liquids that contain alcohol.

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Jennifer LeBarre Leads the Way in Oakland’s School Lunch Progress

Jennifer LeBarre Leads the Way in Oakland’s School Lunch Progress

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jennifer LeBarre, Oakland Unified School District’s director of nutrition services, is working to expand the central kitchen the serves the city’s schools and feeds the kids. When LeBarre got started one of her students didn’t even know what a peach was. Hopefully, that won’t be a problem anymore.

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For the Love of Oysters: How a Kiss From the Sea Evokes Passion

For the Love of Oysters: How a Kiss From the Sea Evokes Passion

| February 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists have made some attempts to link mollusks to increased libido. There’s even evidence that consuming heavy doses of an amino acid found in oysters can increase sperm count – in rabbits. But do any of these findings actually prove that oysters can — ahem — amp up arousal? Not so much.

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