Americans have until May 10th to help the Food and Drug Administration with one of philosophy’s greatest riddles: What is the meaning of “natural”?

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Let’s say you’re an environmentally motivated eater. You want your diet to do as little damage as possible to our planet’s forests and grasslands and wildlife. But how do you decide which food is greener?

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On average, SNAP recipients receive just US$126.37 per month, per person and most live well below the poverty line. Low-income areas are also more likely to be so-called food deserts, where residents often rely on convenience stores to buy groceries. It can be a real challenge for many SNAP recipients to find healthy food that’s affordable – and nearby

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Each year, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food that farmers grow never makes it to our plates. That’s enough to fill 44 skyscrapers. And tons of it ends up in landfills, where it emits methane, a greenhouse gas

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The debate over the perils of salty diets may be one of the most polarized in all of science. On one side, scientists warn ominously that most Americans are killing themselves with salt. On the other, scientists insist most Americans are fine

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Why the Calorie Is Broken

January 26, 2016

Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate

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Leading experts debate the role that science—and politics—played in the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines

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In recent years, there’s been a lot of attention paid to food deserts, those culinary wastelands without supermarkets

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