Eliza Barclay

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Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Obesity docs say it's time for the Girl Scouts to ditch the processed, sugary cookies and find another way to raise money. But the tradition is deeply ingrained and has been around for a century.


Can The Meat Industry Help Protect Wildlife? Some Say Yes

Thursday, March 27, 2014

One environmental group argues that to save wildlife, we should replace the meat in our diets with plants. But others counter that it's not so simple: Many livestock producers help conserve wildlife.


Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Monday, March 24, 2014

Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google's new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.


How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct

Friday, March 21, 2014

Many meat-eating animal lovers may not realize that their hankering for hamburgers hurts wildlife. A conservation group says some species have already been driven extinct by the livestock industry.


How Yosemite Keeps Its Bears' Paws Off Campers' Hamburgers

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The park's bears have developed a taste for human food, and that's gotten them in big trouble. But efforts to teach campers to lock up food are helping solve the problem, a bear hair analysis shows.


'Peak Salmon' May Be Unlikely, But Threats To Farmed Salmon Loom

Friday, February 28, 2014

Some speculate that overfishing of the small fish fed to farmed salmon led to the all-time high prices seen in 2013. But Norwegian salmon experts say the bigger threat to the farmed fish is disease.


U.S. Lets 141 Trillion Calories Of Food Go To Waste Each Year

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Americans wasted 31 percent of all food that was available in 2010, the USDA reports. For the first time, the agency calculated what that means in terms of calories, too.


Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.


'Piglet Smoothie' Fed To Sows To Prevent Disease; Activists Outraged

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Undercover footage shows a hog farm feeding sows ground-up piglets that succumbed to a deadly virus. Veterinarians say it's the only method they have to protect herds against a fast-spreading disease.


Why Some Olympians Load Up On Salad Instead Of Pasta

Thursday, February 13, 2014

From cross-country skiers to ski jumpers, elite athletes can have very different fueling priorities. Endurance winter athletes may need up to 5,000 calories on competition day, while ski jumpers hoping to stay light and lithe might limit themselves to 1,800 calories or less a day.


Thank You, Shirley Temple, For The Original 'Mocktail'

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Generations of children have been charmed by Shirley Temple onscreen, and in a glass. The drink that bears her name, it seems, has a shelf life as long as her movies.


Food Industry Groups Say They'll Label GMOs, On Their Terms

Thursday, February 06, 2014

In an open acknowledgement that many consumers are annoyed that GMO ingredients aren't labeled, a coalition announced Thursday that it does support labeling. But it wants a federal standard to be voluntary, and it wants to keep states from passing any more mandatory labeling measures.


California Is So Dry, Some Diners Won't Get Water Unless They Ask

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Across the state, towns and cities now see waste in the the full water glasses left on diners' tables. Santa Cruz is one of the first California towns to bar restaurants from serving drinking water unless diners request it.


Food Stamp Cuts, Cold Weather Put Extra Strain On Food Pantries

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Food pantries are bracing for higher demand from their communities in the coming weeks. National hunger organizations say the best way to help is to give money to local food banks and pantries instead of donating food.


Whole Foods Bans Produce Grown With Sludge. But Who Wins?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Whole Foods recently decided it would not buy produce from farmers who used treated sewage sludge, also known as biosolids, on their fields. But scientists say this is a mistake โ€” the material is safe and benefits the environment in lots of different ways.


Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Why does sugar leave our brains crying, "More! More! More!"? A neuroscientist and research psychologist who studies sugar addiction breaks it down for us in a clever new TED-Ed video.


Prison Gardens Help Inmates Grow Their Own Food โ€” And Skills

Sunday, January 12, 2014

From Connecticut to Minnesota to California, correctional authorities are finding all kinds of reasons to produce food inside prison walls. A new video provides a glimpse of one of these projects, a vegetable garden inside San Quentin State prison outside of San Francisco.

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Is Sugar Addiction Why So Many January Diets Fail?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Over the last few years, scientists who study the way food influences our brains and bodies have been moving toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. We've rounded up their tips on how to conquer cravings for one of nature's most pleasurable substances.


Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The world's largest hog and pork buyer wants its contract farmers to move pregnant sows out of constrictive crates and into group houses, generally considered more humane, by 2022. The move is significant because independent farmers supply about 40 percent of the company's sows.


Tummy Beer, Coffee Maker Cooking And Mini-Fasts: 2013's Most Read

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

We look back at the most popular posts on The Salt in 2013. From tips on handling raw chicken to Japanese latte art, the stories spanned the spectrum of the food world.