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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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Organic vs. “Organic”: How Much Does Certification Matter?

Organic vs. “Organic”: How Much Does Certification Matter?

| August 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

In most cases, even certified organic produce is not pesticide-free. But compared to most conventional produce, it can mean a big step in a less-toxic direction.

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Unlocking France’s Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

Unlocking France’s Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A British cheesemonger wants to translate a French guide to raw milk microbiology into English. She says it has the potential to revolutionize our approach to cheese flavor and safety.

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Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The UCSF endocrinologist tells you how (and why) to start reducing sugar in your diet…and yes, you can still eat dessert.

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When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

| August 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that’s not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.

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Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.

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Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

A high school chemistry teacher in the UK started honing his visual talents by making posters for students. Now his infographics about food science and chemistry basics are a hit on the web.

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Kandinsky On A Plate: Art-Inspired Salad Just Tastes Better

Kandinsky On A Plate: Art-Inspired Salad Just Tastes Better

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Would a salad arranged like an abstract painting be more enjoyable and valuable to diners than a typical salad presentation? Psychologists set out to find that out.

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