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Why There's A Big Battle Brewing Over The Lean Meat In Your Diet

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Should the government recommend lean meat as part of a healthy diet? That's emerged as a political flashpoint. The panel working on federal guidelines says the evidence on lean meat is muddled.


Cowboy Cravings: Fried Cookie Dough And Other Rodeo Calorie Bombs

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Concoctions that seem to break caloric records are a central part of the rodeo food experience. If you're going to indulge, a Texas dietitian offers tips to help keep you from popping a belt buckle.


Google Thinks We're Clueless About Cocktails, And It Wants To Help

Friday, March 06, 2015

The world has been Googling up a storm on how to make cocktails like the Moscow mule, mojito and whiskey sour, according to the tech giant. So it created a new feature to bring you that info faster.


Your Grandparents Spent More Of Their Money On Food Than You Do

Monday, March 02, 2015

Shelling out dough at the grocery store can often feel painful. But Americans on average actually spend far less on food relative to their income than they did 50 years ago.


Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vegetable tattoos, both temporary and permanent, can make for beautiful body art. Some enthusiasts are hoping to use them to encourage healthy, seasonal eating.


Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Researchers say they've discovered a way to jump-start fat burning by switching on the digestion process without the presence of food. So far, it has only been tested in mice.


Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A new report from two environmental groups reviewed the recyclability and compostability of packaging from 47 food companies. It found few examples of companies that have prioritized waste reduction.


Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Aqua-Spark is the world's first investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. So far it has bet on an alternative fish feed that could take pressure off the oceans and a tilapia farm in Mozambique.


We Lie About What We Eat, And It's Messing Up Science

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Humans are notoriously bad at remembering exactly how much we eat and exercise, yet researchers often ask. A new paper says self-reported data have skewed hundreds of studies and must be discontinued.


Minifasting: How Occasionally Skipping Meals May Boost Health

Monday, January 12, 2015

If your New Year's resolutions to eat better haven't panned out yet, consider intermittent fasting. It's gaining traction among dieters and researchers for its benefits beyond just weight loss.


What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

Monday, January 12, 2015

Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, more evidence has piled up showing the benefits of drinking water and the risks of sugary beverages. So scientists say it's time for a water symbol on MyPlate.

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Why Some Chefs Just Can't Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Japanese sushi chefs often can't resist bluefin tuna on offer. Some American chefs can't either, even though conservation groups and marine biologists have been badgering them about bluefin for years.


A Resolution For Foodies Who Want To Do Good: Pick A Campaign

Friday, January 02, 2015

Want to change the food system? You can vote with your fork, but you can also support a campaign that's confronting the problems head on.


No Yolk: Eggs Beat Most Other Foods In Our Blog Last Year

Friday, January 02, 2015

We looked back at the most popular posts of 2014 and found many of them were about eggs. So we asked: What makes this everyday food so intriguing?


What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.


Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Nonna Marijuana's Italian Feast" is the first episode of a Web series exploring pot cuisine. It features a charming 91-year-old grandmother who cooks cannabis Italian food infused with love.


A Tweet On Women's Veils, Followed By Raging Debate In Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A prominent ultra-conservative figure says face veils for women are not mandatory. Now everyone is weighing in on the hottest topic in the kingdom.


Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Our primate ancestors could consume alcohol 10 million years ago in the form of fermented fruit, researchers have discovered. The finding suggests that our relationship with alcohol is ancient.


Feeling Like A Holiday Glutton? It May Be Time To Try A Fast

Monday, December 01, 2014

Restricting your calories for short periods of time may be one way to counter seasonal overeating. A few studies make a cautious but encouraging case for the health benefits of regular "minifasts."


Can Breeders Cure What Ails Our Breast-Heavy Turkeys?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The standard commercial American turkey is the product of decades of intense selective breeding. But breeding for efficiency and size has created new health problems scientists must grapple with.