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Controlling Obesity Could Save Strapped Cities $32 Billion

webmd.com | January 29, 11 at 08:14 AM

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Controlling Obesity Could Save Strapped Cities $32 Billion

Cities searching for ways to trim the fat and stretch their budget dollars may want to start looking at residents’ waistlines. A new study suggests that trimming high obesity rates in the nation’s most overweight cities could help local governments...

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Arizona eatery takes "lion tacos" off the menu after public outrage

January 28, 11 at 09:16 AM

Read More: lion, meat, tacos

Arizona eatery takes "lion tacos" off the menu after public outrage

From an AP story: An Arizona restaurant has decided to scrap plans to offer African lion meat in its tacos. Bryan Mazon, the owner of Boca Tacos and Tequila, said Monday that his Tucson eatery has received "many threats" against...

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Criminal Gardening -- Grow too much food, and you'll be fined

youtube.com | January 28, 11 at 07:46 AM

Read More: Food safety, Monsanto

Criminal Gardening -- Grow too much food, and you'll be fined

Although the incident below has more to do with officious local zoning fascists than the Federal government, it is nevertheless a glimpse of where we could be headed if the Monsanto-written, Obama-approved and Congress-passed "Food Safety Modernization Act" is actually...

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The Real Jack LaLanne - by John Robbins

John Robbins | January 27, 11 at 09:22 AM

Read More: Jack LaLanne, John Robbins, Paul Bragg

The Real Jack LaLanne - by John Robbins

Jack LaLanne died on Sunday, at the age of 96. He was a mentor to me, as he was to many. He was a great man, more so than most people realize. His wife of 51 years, Elaine LaLanne, knew....

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I can't die, it would ruin my image

Jeff Nelson, VegSource | January 26, 11 at 11:25 PM

Read More: Fitness, Jack LaLanne

I can't die, it would ruin my image

Jack LaLanne was prodding Americans to get off their couches and into the gym decades before it was cool. And he was still pumping iron and pushing fruits and vegetables decades past most Americans' retirement age.The fitness fanatic ate well...

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Lawsuit: Taco Bell "Meat" Cannot Legally Be Called Meat!

cbslocal.com | January 25, 11 at 09:35 AM

Read More: Beef, Class action, lawsuit, Taco Bell, United States Department of Agriculture

Lawsuit: Taco Bell "Meat" Cannot Legally Be Called Meat!

A law firm in Alabama has filed a lawsuit claiming that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to using “seasoned ground beef” or “seasoned beef” in its products. The lawsuit alleges that the Taco Bell meat mixture...

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Anthology Probes Humans' Links to Other Animals

IVU Online News | January 25, 11 at 07:13 AM

Anthology Probes Humans' Links to Other Animals

‘Other Nations: Animals in Modern Literature’, edited by Tom Regan and Andrew Linzey, is the world’s first anthology designed to employ the power of fiction to illuminate our moral relationship with animals. Other Nations includes the writing of such well-known...

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East and Central Africa Vegetarian Congress, Nairobi, Kenya

IVU Online News | January 25, 11 at 06:55 AM

East and Central Africa Vegetarian Congress, Nairobi, Kenya

IVU Regional Coordinator for Africa, Emmanuel Eyoh sent the following report: We held the East and Central Africa Vegetarian Congress in Nairobi Kenya Dec 17-18, 2010. It was the 3rd vegetarian congress in Africa and the 1st outside West Africa....

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Study: Kids' Food Labeled "Healthy" -- Is Usually Quite UNhealthy

latimes.com | January 19, 11 at 06:03 PM

Read More: deceit, healthy, kids, labeling, Rice Krispies

Study: Kids' Food Labeled "Healthy" -- Is Usually Quite UNhealthy

If the foods we ate were actually as healthy as their packages would have us believe, Americans certainly wouldn’t be spending $168 billion a year on obesity-related healthcare costs. So it shouldn’t exactly be shocking to learn that yet another...

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Study: Sodas and Juices Increase Risk of Gout

businesssweek.com | January 19, 11 at 08:40 AM

Read More: Fructose, Gout, Nurses' Health Study, Orange juice, Soft drink, Uric acid

Study: Sodas and Juices Increase Risk of Gout

Women who drink fructose-rich beverages such as sugar-sweetened sodas and orange juice are at increased risk for gout, a new study finds. The incidence of gout -- a painful type of inflammatory arthritis -- in the United States increased from...

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Study: 5-a-Day 'Not Enough' Fruits and Vegetables to prevent Heart Disease

webmd.com | January 19, 11 at 08:30 AM

Read More: Fruit, Heart disease, Vegetable

Study: 5-a-Day 'Not Enough' Fruits and Vegetables to prevent Heart Disease

We’re all urged to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but new research finds eight servings may be needed to cut the risk of dying from heart disease. The diet and lifestyles of more than 300,000 people...

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MLK called for boycott of Coca-Cola and Wonder Bread (VIDEO)

January 17, 11 at 04:01 PM

Read More: boycott, coca cola, martin luther king, mlk

MLK called for boycott of Coca-Cola and Wonder Bread (VIDEO)

On the day before he was killed, Martin Luther King Jr. called for a boycott of Coke and Wonder Bread, along with other products whose employment practices were unjust. It's a small wonder King had to be taken out; it...

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South Dakota Health Dept: Limit fish intake or risk mercury poisoning

argusleader.com | January 17, 11 at 09:33 AM

Read More: fish, mercury, South Dakota

South Dakota Health Dept: Limit fish intake or risk mercury poisoning

The South Dakota Department of Health has issued a consumption advisory for walleye from Newell Lake in Butte County. Recent testing found that walleye larger than 18 inches from the lake had mercury levels approaching 1 part per million. When...

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934 ADDITIONAL German farms close on fresh dioxin discovery

January 17, 11 at 09:31 AM

Read More: animal feed, dioxin, farming

934 ADDITIONAL German farms close on fresh dioxin discovery

A further 934 pig and poultry farms were closed in Germany over the weekend following the discovery that previously unknown batches of dioxin-contaminated feed had been sold. The action came as it was reported that a feed producer in...

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PETA Awards 5 Companies for Meeting Demand for Vegan Foods

January 14, 11 at 10:38 AM

Read More: awards, Denny's, PETA, Tofurky, Turtle Island Foods, Veganism

PETA Awards 5 Companies for Meeting Demand for Vegan Foods

Editor's note: PETA is giving recognition to companies who have made successful efforts to make vegan foods available to the public. For the most part, these are not exactly "health foods," but it's nice to see awareness of the demand...

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Study: Go plant-based to look more beautiful

time.com | January 14, 11 at 10:05 AM

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Study: Go plant-based to look more beautiful

There are so many healthy reasons to eat vegetables that it feels redundant to keep enumerating them. But if a stronger immune system, cancer-fighting antioxidants and heart-healthy fiber aren't reason enough for some, perhaps we can appeal to their vanity:...

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Many "Health Advocacy" Groups on the Take from Big Pharma

ProPublica.org | Marian Wang | January 14, 11 at 09:56 AM

Read More: American Diabetes Association, American Journal of Public Health, payoff, Pharmaceutical industry

Many "Health Advocacy" Groups on the Take from Big Pharma

We've reported extensively on the ties between pharmaceutical companies and the physicians they fund to speak, consult and do research [2]. But doctors aren't the only ones taking money from drug companies'and they're not the only stakeholders in the field...

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Vegan Mexican Restaurant: Flacos in Berkeley

sfgate.com | January 14, 11 at 09:53 AM

Read More: berkeley, Gluten-free diet, Mexican cuisine

Vegan Mexican Restaurant: Flacos in Berkeley

So here's the skinny on Flacos: It's a vegan Mexican restaurant that grew out of its stand at Berkeley farmers' markets. Chef-owner Antonio Magana says he decided to create his own restaurant after getting bored with ordering vegetarian burritos without...

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P90X Challenge Starts Monday! (VIDEO)

Jeff Nelson, Founder VegSource.com | January 13, 11 at 06:52 PM

Read More: Fitness, Jeff Nelson, P90X, Physical exercise

P90X Challenge Starts Monday! (VIDEO)

Remember the poll we put up? To find out what you all think we should do with the big piece of exercise equipment we just got (which Sabrina wants OUT OF THE HOUSE!)? Well we have the results of the...

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SuperSized Ambulances for a Sick SuperSized Population

boston.com | January 12, 11 at 11:17 AM

Read More: Ambulance, Emergency medical services, Obesity

SuperSized Ambulances for a Sick SuperSized Population

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO In a super-sized world, it was perhaps inevitable: Boston's Emergency Medical Services this month will begin deploying an ambulance equipped with a hydraulic lift to ease transport of the heaviest patients. The ambulance retrofitting, which cost...

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