June 14th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Check your kitchen! Multiple food recalls attempt to keep mad cow disease and salmonella off your plate (and out of your smoothies). Industry behemoths sue Vermont over their groundbreaking GMO labeling law, as the USSC comes down on the side of accountability in cola labeling. Meanwhile Harvard researchers link red meat consumption to breast cancer (anyone see a trend, here?) as vegan wins multiply like happy prolific little spring bunnies. Read on, food news junkies -- feed your brain, with all the best stories from around the Food-O-Sphere!
June 12th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
'I just could never do it!' my friend said. 'Just, gosh, the constant vigilance -- I could never be vegan, it'd be way too hard for me!' Then she told me all about the new Weight Watcher's plan she's on now, since the gluten-free diet failed to perform as promised. Points, lists, calories, meetings, portion measurements -- all designed to counteract the chronic obesity spiking her risks for diabetes, stroke, cancer, heart disease, and early mortality resulting from standard American food habits. As I listened, I had the feeling I always have in conversations like this: seriously?! Veganism is just SO MUCH EASIER than all'a that!
November 23rd, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
This week's news will make you cry, make you sigh, and make you smile. Some of it may even help you avoid diabetes, cancer, and kidney failure! New health research indicts meat and soft drinks, but encourages healthy eaters to go nuts. Animal factories continually find new ways to turn the stomachs of anyone who glimpses their work -- and then they file charges against those who dare to see (and record) it. USDA proposes new anti-poop policies targeting organic farmers; but announces new projects supporting local food in public schools. Hawaii knocks the GMO-regulation ball right out of the park! In other breaking news, I suddenly want to move to Norway. Read on, for all the week's top food news!
November 22nd, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan
Here we go again. It wasn’t long ago that Bethenny Frankel, of Housewives of New York fame, unveiled four [&hellip
November 21st, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan
Last week the FDA issued draft guidance and a consumer update on acrylamide in foods. Whats does that mean for me [&hellip
September 21st, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Can eating vegan actually make you healthier? Check out these ways that a vegan diet might just help you live longer
August 24th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
In a startlingly reasonable development, health insurance monolith Kaiser Permanente urges physicians to make use of the abundant existing evidence regarding diet and disease prevention. Kaiser now encourages its 15,000 affiliated doctors to recommend a plant-based to all patients, "especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity.”
July 8th, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan
According to CEH, last year both Coke and Pepsi agreed to remove 4-MEI, a known carcinogen, from its caramel coloring, but only Coke has fully followed through
June 17th, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan
From Natural Products Insider: According to new research in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, calcium supplementation [&hellip
May 24th, 2013 | by Mary Gerush
I did a bit of research and found five reasons we should encourage our kids (and ourselves) to avoid artificial food colorings
May 16th, 2013 | by Mary Gerush
About 200,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the US this year. The disease will kill nearly 40,000. Mangos may help lower those numbers
December 6th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
This time of year, we're bombarded with sweet treats. We know that too much sugar is bad for our bodies, but there is some research linking sugar to cancer