Allison Aubrey

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Study Finds Climate Change Could Be Leading To Better Wine

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A new study in the journal Nature Climate Change finds weather plays a role in determining the quality of wine produced.


Senate Blocks Bill To Create Voluntary National Standards For Labeling GMOs

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Senate failed to pass legislation on Wednesday that would have created national, voluntary standards for labeling genetically modified foods or GMOs. A coalition of environmentalists and chefs that favor mandatory labeling of GMOs applauded the action, but an industry group, the Corn Refiners Association, says it's concerned by the Senate's move.


These 27 Solutions Could Help The U.S. Slash Food Waste

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The U.S. wastes 133 billion pounds of food annually. Cutting that by 50 percent by 2020 is going to take a serious action plan. A new data-driven report ranks approaches that could get the job done.


Chew On This: Slicing Meat Helped Shape Modern Humans

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Long before cooking was common, early humans needed extra energy to fuel bigger bodies and brains. Scientists say simple stone cutting tools likely allowed small-toothed meat eaters to thrive.


From Ugly To Hip: Misfit Fruits And Veggies Coming To Whole Foods

Monday, March 07, 2016

You've probably heard of ugly fruits and veggies.

They may not be pretty, but they're still perfectly tasty and nutritious. And there are lots of efforts to keep these cosmetically challenged foods (think gnarled carrots, or funky, misshapen apples) from landing in the landfill because they don't meet ...


Peanut Mush In Infancy Cuts Allergy Risk. New Study Adds To Evidence

Friday, March 04, 2016

A second big study affirms new thinking: Exposing high-risk kids to peanuts beginning in infancy reduces the chance of developing a peanut allergy. This peanut tolerance holds up as kids get older.


Second Study Affirms New Thinking About Peanut Allergies In Kids

Friday, March 04, 2016

A second big study affirms new thinking: early exposure to peanuts — beginning in infancy — reduces the risk of developing a peanut allergy. And this peanut tolerance holds up as kids get older.


Sleep Munchies: Why It's Harder To Resist Snacks When We're Tired

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

A new study finds that too little sleep boosts a signal in the body that may drive a stronger desire to eat. It's the latest evidence linking sleep deprivation to overeating and increased body weight.


Eat Less Meat, We're Told. But Americans' Habits Are Slow To Change

Friday, February 26, 2016

These days, it can be hard to ignore all the messages to eat less meat and more vegetables.

Last year, the World Health Organization used its megaphone to publicize the link between cancer and excessive red meat consumption.

Environmentalists push the message, too, by pointing to all the ...


Judge Rules NYC Can Require Sodium Warnings On Restaurant Menus

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A state judge ruled Wednesday that New York City health officials can enforce a requirement for chain restaurants to inform consumers which menu items have more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium.


Alabama Fast-Food Workers Rally To Defend City's Wage Hike

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A coalition of fast-food workers, clergy and advocates rallied at the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday as a fight escalated in the state over a proposed minimum wage.

Alabama has no minimum wage, and last year, the Birmingham City Council voted to approve an increase from $7.25 (the ...


Is Organic More Nutritious? New Study Adds To The Evidence

Thursday, February 18, 2016

It's often a split-second decision.

You're in the produce aisle, and those organic apples on display look nice. You like the idea of organic — but they're a few bucks extra. Ditto for the organic milk and meat. Do you splurge? Or do you ask yourself: What am I really ...


Misuse Of ADHD Drugs By Young Adults Drives Rise In ER Visits

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

It's no secret that stimulant medications such as Adderall that are prescribed to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are sometimes used as "study drugs" aimed at boosting cognitive performance.

And emergency room visits linked to misuse of the drug are on the rise, according to a study ...


A Cluttered Kitchen Can Nudge Us To Overeat, Study Finds

Monday, February 15, 2016

Earlier research found that people in a messy work area were less likely to choose healthy snacks. Now a study hints that a cluttered kitchen might make those who feel out of control eat more sweets.


Women Blast CDC's Advice To Use Birth Control If Drinking Alcohol

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is getting flamed for saying that sexually active women should be on birth control if they drink alcohol or should stop drinking before getting pregnant.


A Diet High In Fiber May Help Protect Against Breast Cancer

Monday, February 01, 2016

Eating fruits, vegetables, grains and beans high in fiber can help keep us healthy. A study finds yet another benefit: Women on a high-fiber diet had a lower risk of developing breast cancer.


The Curious Cookware Of A Williams-Sonoma Founder Lands In A Museum

Thursday, January 28, 2016

When Chuck Williams, the founder of Williams-Sonoma, died in December at the age of 100, he left behind a vast collection of culinary artifacts.

It included everything from a copper pig mold (for serving suckling pig), terrines adorned with rabbit heads and pastry equipment from the early 1900s.

Some ...


The Mystery Of The Listeria That Lurked In Bags Of Dole Salad

Monday, January 25, 2016

Last summer, cases of particular strain of Listeria started popping up in six states in the Northeast and Midwest U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says since July 2015, 12 people have been sickened and one person from Michigan has died in this outbreak. And the agency ...


Hillary Clinton's Elixir: Can A Hot Pepper A Day Boost Immunity?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The presidential candidate says a jalapeño a day helps keep her healthy on the campaign trail. She could be on to something: A large recent study linked a spicy-food habit to longevity.


Food Fight Fizzles As Senate Nears Compromise on School Nutrition Rules

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Senate Agriculture Committee has voted in support of a compromise plan that will preserve key school nutrition standards enacted after the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010.

Yep, that's the law that requires schools to serve up more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. It also ...