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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn’t mean the product disappears from the market.

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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s tempting to seek out the mac and cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.

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VIDEO: Glimpse The History Of Life In A Beer

VIDEO: Glimpse The History Of Life In A Beer

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

It took more than a billion years of evolution to yield the biology behind a beer. Here, we bring you a video celebration of the science in a cold one.

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren’t as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.

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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

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Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That’s what happens when you sequence the DNA of your dinner.

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Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

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Real Vanilla Isn’t Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir

Real Vanilla Isn’t Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you’re talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether it’s from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.

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When Zero Doesn’t Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

When Zero Doesn’t Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.

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How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry’s fight against the foodborne pathogen.

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Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.

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Pregnant? Here’s Why That Tuna Sandwich Might Be a Bad Choice

Pregnant? Here’s Why That Tuna Sandwich Might Be a Bad Choice

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to a report in the October 2014 issue of Consumer Reports high tuna consumption may do more harm than good for pregnant women. This finding challenges the FDA guidelines that do not include tuna on the list of fish to avoid due to high levels of mercury.

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California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

| August 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

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