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Added sugar is worse for your body than salt.

December 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Added sugars are a fact of life if you eat pretty much any processed foods, and we knew that wasn't good news. But a new study revealed that in the battle of white powders, added sugar is even worse for us than added salt


Why I Didn’t Return Monsanto’s Phone Call

December 16th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a PR person identifying herself as writing on behalf of Monsanto, the multinational biotech company that’s so vilified, there’s an annual “March Against Monsanto” event


Measure 92 Update: GMO Labeling in Oregon Fails by Narrow Margin

December 12th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Menu labeling may be coming soon, but unfortunately GMO labeling in Oregon isn't happening right now thanks to big money from big food. Monsanto, Dow, DuPont and other big food corporations spent $20 million to defeat Measure 92, Oregon's GMO labeling intiative, and it looks like their misinformation campaigns were effective.


How to Eat Less for the Climate (and Your Health)

December 11th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

We all know how to eat less and why it’s better for our health. It’s as simple as not taking another bite of cake. Or twenty. But even though we know how to eat less, we don’t often do it, especially this time of year when sweets and treats abound. But eating less is not just an issue about our preserving our waistline and reducing our risks of becoming obese or developing diabetes. It may also help reduce our impact on climate change and food waste


Healthy Kids Eat ‘Grown-Up Food’ and Like It

December 10th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

As parents, we want a better life for our kids. We want to raise healthy kids who don’t ever experience that 3 o’clock slump that as adults we often fight off with caffeine and sugar. We want our children to eat better and to like it



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