November 27th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
This is the time of year where we give thanks for what we have, most importantly, our friends and family. We gather around and celebrate with food and drink. Food news stories have been at the center of much discussion this year. From GMO labeling laws to soda taxes, things are getting better in our food system, even while some aspects of it are getting worse (looking at you, Monsanto!)
November 25th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
In the developing world, cooking over open flames causes serious pollution-related health problems. These clean cookstoves could change that
November 24th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush
On average, 416 cooking fires occur daily. On Thanksgiving, there are 3 times that many. So beef up your prevention with these holiday fire safety tips
November 12th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
The Environmental Working Group, well-known for its Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists of produce, has released a new Dirty Dozen. This time, EWG is rating the most toxic food additives
November 11th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
If you recently bought Imported Organic Raw Almonds (bitter almonds) from Whole Foods, read on for the almond recall information
October 15th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan
"We are unaware of any scientific data supporting the use of dietary supplements to prevent Ebola virus infection or treat Ebola virus disease. Furthermore, federal law does not allow dietary supplements to claim to treat any diseases, including Ebola virus disease."
October 7th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
We trust farmers markets to be the anti-supermarket. There are no unflattering fluorescent lights, loud disorienting music, those confusing price tags or dizzying endcaps. But what if farmers market stalls were just going to the supermarket for you—and bringing those store-bought items to their stalls? It’s happening in California, and the state is cracking down.
August 25th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan
British chef Jamie Oliver is on a crusade to prove that U.S. food safety standards are than in Britain, so U.S food shouldn't be allowed in the
August 19th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
After four illnesses, six brands are issuing almond and peanut butter recalls. Check your fridge for the brands below
August 11th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
Triclosan is a controversial hand sanitizer chemical linked to endocrine disruption as well as other human health and environmental issues. It’s been linked to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and even worse, it is not effective against viruses, which are often more likely the cause of our colds and flus than bacteria in the first place. That’s not the case for apple cider vinegar though—which is antibacterial and antiviral—and you can easily learn how to make hand sanitizer with vinegar that actually works and costs less money.
July 29th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan
A massive fruit recall from one California producer includes fresh peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots that it shipped to retailers [&hellip
July 27th, 2014 | by Heather Carr
If you are drinking your water from the tap, most of the water is safe to consume