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Why Do Onions Make You Cry? How Chemicals Work in Food [Infographic]

April 16th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

We eat. It’s as much a part of being human as breathing. But unlike breathing, food is much more fun, and complicated. Right? We have so many flavors and colors and textures of foods to choose from. But with that come all kinds of weird effects as a result of the chemical compounds in food: Why do onions make you cry? Why does asparagus makes your pee stink? If you have ever wondered about these weird effects of food, you're not alone


Is BPA Contributing to Childhood Obesity?

September 25th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

The short answer is that it looks that way. Animal studies from as early as last year have linked BPA to obesity, and a new human study from the NYU School of Medicine found yet another strong correlation between BPA and childhood obesity


Greenwashing Genetically Modified Crops

May 16th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the biggest weapons in GMO companies' arsenal is the claim they make repeatedly that genetically modified (GM) crops are needed to help feed to world in the face of global climate change. There's one problem with this claim, though -- it's total greenwashing and untrue



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