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How Yelp Can Help Disease Detectives Track Food Poisoning

How Yelp Can Help Disease Detectives Track Food Poisoning

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Health officials say online restaurant reviews can turn up unreported foodborne illness outbreaks. In New York City, Yelp reviews led officials to three restaurants with food handling problems.

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Sensitive to Gluten? A Carb in Wheat May Be the Real Culprit

Sensitive to Gluten? A Carb in Wheat May Be the Real Culprit

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many people who don’t have celiac disease claim they feel better on a gluten-free diet. But scientists say some gut troubles may come from eating fructans and other FODMAP carbs rather than gluten.

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Lawmakers Seek Delay on Healthy Lunch Rules for Schools

Lawmakers Seek Delay on Healthy Lunch Rules for Schools

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some in Congress want to give schools more time to comply with a new law to limit calories and fat and add more veggies to meals. But nutrition advocates say it would roll back healthy gains for kids.

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‘Fed Up’ Portrays Obese Kids as Victims in a Sugar-Coated World

‘Fed Up’ Portrays Obese Kids as Victims in a Sugar-Coated World

| May 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

A new documentary argues that the food industry and government policies have pushed too much sugar on children and caused the childhood obesity epidemic. But the industry says society is to blame.

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Open Secret’s Radiance Cuisine: Food + Kirtan to Recharge Body, Mind and Spirit

Open Secret’s Radiance Cuisine: Food + Kirtan to Recharge Body, Mind and Spirit

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Spend an evening at San Rafael’s Open Secret Bookstore, nourishing yourself with organic vegan food, divinely inspired chanting, and the hypnotic rhythms of master musicians.

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How Food Companies Court Nutrition Educators With Junk Food

How Food Companies Court Nutrition Educators With Junk Food

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Corporate sponsorship of professional events for nutritionists has been on the rise. But should the gatekeepers of nutrition information be taking free meals and snacks from McDonald’s and Hershey’s?

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Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Red wine and chocolate may be good for you, but it’s likely not from the resveratrol. A study finds that the antioxidant had no influence on longevity, cancer, heart disease or inflammation levels.

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Less Nutritious Grains May Be In Our Future

Less Nutritious Grains May Be In Our Future

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

When crops are surrounded by high levels of carbon dioxide, they’re more productive. But they may have lower concentrations of some crucial nutrients, which could increase malnutrition in the future.

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No More Bromine: Coke, Pepsi Drop Controversial Ingredient

No More Bromine: Coke, Pepsi Drop Controversial Ingredient

| May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chemistry is complicated; that includes ingredients in artificially flavored fizzy drinks. Soda makers bowed to pressure to drop brominated vegetable oil, but its safety hasn’t been very well studied.

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Deadly Virus Sparks French Ban On Live Pigs From U.S.

Deadly Virus Sparks French Ban On Live Pigs From U.S.

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

France has halted imports of live pigs and related products from the U.S. in an attempt to stymie a virus that’s killed millions of piglets in North America and Asia.

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Here’s The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

Here’s The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

| May 1, 2014 | 3 Comments

It’s the largest tree fruit in the world. It’s nutritious. And because it’s pretty easy to grow, it has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But … does it taste good?

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Mom’s Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby’s Genes

Mom’s Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby’s Genes

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vitamin deficiencies near the time of conception change which genes get turned on during early development, scientists find.

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Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont’s.

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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren’t afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.

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