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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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Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.

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The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there’s a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.

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Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil’s Dirty Legacy

Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil’s Dirty Legacy

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they’re clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.

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Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

| April 1, 2014 | 4 Comments

Obesity docs say it’s time for the Girl Scouts to ditch the processed, sugary cookies and find another way to raise money. But the tradition is deeply ingrained and has been around for a century.

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Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s new thinking about the effects of fat on our waistlines and our hearts. And consensus is building that saturated fat isn’t the demon we were once told to fear, especially compared with carbs.

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Food Giants Want ‘Sustainable’ Beef. But What Does That Mean?

Food Giants Want ‘Sustainable’ Beef. But What Does That Mean?

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

McDonald’s says it will start to buy beef that’s “verified sustainable” in 2016. But defining sustainable beef production is tricky because the environmental issues involved are so complex.

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Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google’s new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.

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‘Test Kitchen’: Have Your (Gluten-Free) Cake, And Love Eating It Too

‘Test Kitchen’: Have Your (Gluten-Free) Cake, And Love Eating It Too

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

America’s Test Kitchen knows how to make gluten-free food taste just as good as the regular stuff. They tell Fresh Air about the best packaged pasta, and the secrets of gluten-free baking.

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French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some people are more likely to gain weight from frequently indulging in fried foods than others, scientists say. You can blame mom and dad for passing on the obesity risk genes.

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Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate ‘Healthy’

Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate ‘Healthy’

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dark chocolate may help the heart and waistline. Now scientists have figured out one reason why: Bacteria in the gut turn cocoa into compounds that lower inflammation and make us feel full.

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Don’t Fear The Fat:  Experts Question Saturated Fat Guidelines

Don’t Fear The Fat: Experts Question Saturated Fat Guidelines

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The link between heart disease and saturated fat that scientists have been drilling into us for 40 years is not as solid as many of us once thought. But don’t run out and gorge on bacon just yet.

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See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.

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