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Republicans Propose Slashing Food Safety

motherjones.com | March 10, 11 at 06:29 AM

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Republicans Propose Slashing Food Safety

Editor's Note: Reports of tainted food haven't stopped making headlines. Last week, the Department of Agriculture recalled chicken and pork tainted with listeria—a month after recalling E. coli-carrying ground beef. By eliminating inspectors who monitor food safety and order recalls,...

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John Robbins says eat chocolate and drink red wine -- for health!

John Robbins | February 22, 11 at 10:15 AM

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John Robbins says eat chocolate and drink red wine -- for health!

The food police may find this hard to take, but chocolate has gotten a bad rap. People say it causes acne, that you should eat carob instead, that it's junk food. But these accusations are not only undeserved and inaccurate,...

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Dietary Sugar and Mental Illness: A Surprising Link

psychologytoday.com | February 18, 11 at 07:36 AM

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Dietary Sugar and Mental Illness: A Surprising Link

Noted British psychiatric researcher Malcolm Peet has conducted a provocative cross-cultural analysis of the relationship between diet and mental illness. His primary finding may surprise you: a strong link between high sugar consumption and the risk of both depression and...

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Former McDonald's executives to start healthy fast-food chain

February 14, 11 at 08:34 AM

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Former McDonald's executives to start healthy fast-food chain

I've often mentioned the possibility of some celebrity opening up a fast-food chain with options for vegan and vegetarians, but it looks like it will take a former McDonald's executive to make it a reality. Founder Stephen Sidwell and CEO...

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High fructose corn syrup is poison, so FDA has been asked to re-name it "corn sugar"

February 11, 11 at 10:13 AM

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High fructose corn syrup is poison, so FDA has been asked to re-name it "corn sugar"

What's in a name? The National Consumers League (NCL) thinks quite a lot, when it comes to food ingredients. The Washington-based consumer group is taking issue with a proposal before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change the name...

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Junk food makes kids stupid -- really!

February 10, 11 at 07:04 PM

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Junk food makes kids stupid -- really!

Diets high in fats, sugars and processed foods are lowering toddlers' IQs, a new study has suggested. It found eating habits among three-year-olds shape brain performance as they get older. A predominantly processed food diet at the age of three...

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Help your knees feel better with -- grapes!

February 10, 11 at 06:54 PM

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Help your knees feel better with -- grapes!

Editor's note: Note that this article mentions animal studies. We see animal studies receiving attention in the media, and we see government bodies sometimes basing nutritional policy on such work, at least in part. Because this kind of information is...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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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Vegan Mexican Restaurant: Flacos in Berkeley

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

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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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Vegan diets becoming more popular, more mainstream

washingtonpost.com | January 6, 11 at 09:21 AM

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Vegan diets becoming more popular, more mainstream

-- You've come a long way, vegan. Once mocked as a fringe diet for sandal-wearing health food store workers, veganism is moving from marginal to mainstream in the United States. The vegan "Skinny Bitch" diet books are best-sellers, vegan staples...

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Have they really patented nature? (VIDEO)

youtube.com | December 31, 10 at 09:53 PM

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Have they really patented nature? (VIDEO)

For 200 years, congress and the patent office did not allow for the patenting of life, for any part of nature. Food crops were deliberately excluded from patenting on moral grounds. In 1978 a patent on a genetically engineered microbe...

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Study: Beetroot juice improves cardiovascular health

eurekalert.org | December 19, 10 at 12:05 AM

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Study: Beetroot juice improves cardiovascular health

New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it's not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties - its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy more active lives....

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What are America's top 10 healthiest grocery stores?

health.com | Pamela Paul | December 17, 10 at 08:36 AM

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What are America's top 10 healthiest grocery stores?

Let's face it: Your weekly (or daily!) run to the grocery store is the foundation for your good health. So it's thrilling news that the supermarket industry is on a health kick--these days you'll likely find organic produce and "natural"...

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29 MILLION POUNDS of Antibiotics Used to Promote Growth in Food Animals During 2009

foodpolitics.com | Marion Nestle PhD | December 15, 10 at 05:54 PM

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29 MILLION POUNDS of Antibiotics Used to Promote Growth in Food Animals During 2009

I was interested to read FoodSafetyNews this morning and learn about the FDA's new count of the number and pounds of antibiotics used to promote the growth of farm animals used as food. Because this is the first time...

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Vegan Holiday Celebration - Millennium Style (VIDEO)

youtube.com | Jeff Nelson, Founder VegSource.com | December 14, 10 at 12:39 PM

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Vegan Holiday Celebration - Millennium Style (VIDEO)

This Thanksgiving, the Nelsons were in San Francisco where they celebrated the holiday at world-renowned, gourmet vegan restaurant, Millennium. PS: See if you can spot the famous vegan cookbook author in the clip! ==SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO==  ...

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