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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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What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don’t expect to see McDonald’s there anytime soon.

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Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

| December 17, 2014

“Nonna Marijuana’s Italian Feast” is the first episode of a Web series exploring pot cuisine. It features a charming 91-year-old grandmother who cooks cannabis Italian food infused with love.

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Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kale’s days as the superfood-du-jour may be numbered. Next up: Kalettes? It’s a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, and it’s one of a few bewitching hybrid vegetables that could go big in 2015.

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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says that U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

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