Are Food Additives Evil?

April 17, 2015

An almost civil debate. The Food Babe, essentially, never met a multi-syllabic ingredient she could bring herself to like. Science Babe seems to think we should all be drinking BHT-laced smoothies. That’s a bit of an overstatement, to be sure—but so is most everything that these warring factions are spewing out in their battles over the additives that lace your food

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The Cost of Pure Water

April 14, 2015

Ghana has plenty of water. So why do its people buy plastic pouches from street vendors? Shaun Raviv investigates

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Many people have strong opinions about genetically modified plants, also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs. But sometimes there’s confusion around what it means to be a GMO. It also may be much more sensible to judge a plant by its specific traits rather than the way it was produced – GMO or not

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The FDA has known that supplements are mislabeled for two years

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The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the US

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You might know that a lot of produce moves from Mexico to the U.S. But the infrastructure and economics of that system are incredibly screwed up—like throwing tons of ripe tomatoes into a landfill screwed up

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If you’ve ever watched Giada de Laurentiis make gooey chocolate-hazelnut spread or a rich carbonara pasta dish, you may have wondered: How can she cook like this and maintain her slim figure? Well, sorry to say, but a new study published in the journal Appetite suggests that many of of us home cooks who watch cooking shows can’t pull this off

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Can recently approved GMO ‘Arctic Apples’ deliver on their promise of more nutrition with less food wastage?

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