Maria Godoy

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The Dark History Of Green Food On St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 17, 2014

Green food may mean party time in America, where St. Patrick's Day has long been an excuse to break out the food dye. But in Ireland, where the Irish celebrate their patron saint on March 17, green food has bitter connotations that recall the nation's darkest chapter, says historian

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Moo-d Music: Do Cows Really Prefer Slow Jams?

Thursday, March 06, 2014

When it's time to buckle down and focus, plenty of office workers will put on headphones to help them drown out distractions and be more productive. But can music also help dairy cows get down to business?

Some dairy farmers have long suspected that's the case. It's not unheard of ...

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Chipotle Says There's No 'Guacapocalypse' Looming

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Looks like reports of a looming "guacapocalypse" have been vastly overstated.

This morning, guacamole lovers woke to headlines warning that Mexican fast-food chain Chipotle could eventually be forced to drop the dip from its menu, if changing global weather patterns continue to drive volatility in the price of avocados.

The ...

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The Secret Lives Of Cows: Jumping For Joy

Monday, March 03, 2014

Ah, cows. They're big, lumbering, earthbound beasts, right? But sometimes, Bessie and pals just have to get airborne.

That gif of dairy cows "jumping for joy" is from a video that's been making the rounds on the Internet. We spotted it last week when food journalist Michael Pollan tweeted ...

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New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food At School

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

If you want to teach kids to adopt healthier eating habits, it's probably unwise to give them coupons for fast food chains at school.

And those advertisements for sugary sodas on the gymnasium scoreboard? Seems like another mixed message schools are sending kids.

That's why the White House and U.S. ...

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Trader Joe's Caught In Sticky Lawsuit Over Peanut Butter Pretzels

Friday, February 21, 2014

Creating the salty-sweet snack was a bit of a technological marvel. And the company that claims to have invented it says Trader Joe's has unfairly cut it out of the pretzel marketplace.

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Americans Want Antibiotic-Free Chicken, And The Industry Is Listening

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In an age when consumers want transparency in how their food is produced, meat producers are under the microscope.

And the meat industry is responding: Antibiotic-free chicken is showing up everywhere you look.

Industry leviathans Perdue Farms and Tyson Foods have both come out with their own antibiotic-free brands of ...

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Beatlemania! When The Fab Four Rocked The Lunchroom

Sunday, February 09, 2014

The Beatles are not only considered the top of the heap when it comes to musical acts of the 20th century, they're also apparently the kings of the lunchbox.

After John, Paul, George and Ringo shook their little mop tops on The Ed Sullivan Show, 50 years ago this Sunday, ...

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Oh, So That's What Goes Into A McDonald's Chicken McNugget

Thursday, February 06, 2014

A fried, battered coating can hide a multitude of sins. (Everything tastes yummy when deep-fried, amiright?) So it's not surprising, really, that allegations of "mystery meat" have dodged McDonald's famous chicken McNuggets on and off for years.

Now, the company is taking a viral approach to dispelling the rumors — ...

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Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Ladies, if that Super Bowl Sunday pitch from '90s heartthrob John Stamos didn't leave you craving more yogurt, here's some science that might do the trick: There's tantalizing new research suggesting that some friendly bacteria commonly found in yogurts may help women shed more weight while on a diet ...

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Frogs And Puffins! 1730s Menus Reveal Royals Were Extreme Foodies

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

You think 21st century foodies will go to great lengths for a culinary thrill? (Lion meat, anyone?) Turns out, they've got nothing on 18th century English royals.

Frogs, puffins, boar's head and larks and other songbirds were all fair game for the dinner table of England's King George II, ...

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Diet Soda: Fewer Calories In The Glass May Mean More On The Plate

Friday, January 17, 2014

If only dropping pants sizes were as easy as switching from Coke to Coke Zero.

Sure, you're cutting out empty calories when you ditch the sugar-sweetened drinks in favor of artificially sweetened ones. But there's growing evidence that suggests this isn't really helping in the battle of the bulge.

The ...

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Italians To New Yorkers: 'Forkgate' Scandal? Fuhggedaboutit

Monday, January 13, 2014

Over the past week, two high-profile leaders in the New York metropolitan area found themselves at the center of unfolding political scandals. At least one, it seems, has some plausible deniability.

In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie's political future is in doubt over the ever-widening "Bridgegate" fiasco, as emails revealed ...

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Think You're Cold And Hungry? Try Eating In Antarctica

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

If the icy blast of polar air that's descended upon much of the U.S. over the last couple of days has you reaching for the cookie jar for comfort — and ready to give up on those New Year's resolutions — then seriously? It's time to toughen up. Just think: ...

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Flying This Holiday? Here Are A Few Tips To Survive Airline Food

Sunday, December 22, 2013

When you think about a scrumptious meal, airline food does not come to mind.

There are plenty of challenges to tasty airline meals, like the fact that many airlines now charge you for anything more than a tiny bag of chips and a plastic cup of non-alcoholic drink, at least ...

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Sriracha: First, The Crisis. Now, The Movie

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lately, it seems as if news about Sriracha has been as ubiquitous as the much-loved hot sauce itself.

First, there was the panic over a potential shortage, after a judge ordered the California factory where Sriracha is made to partially shut down, as our friends on the Two-Way blog have ...

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What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

Friday, December 06, 2013

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)

But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, ...

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This Is What America's School Lunches Really Look Like

Friday, November 22, 2013

School lunch has never been the stuff of foodie dreams. I'm still haunted by the memory of my elementary school cafeteria's "brain pizza" – a lumpy oval thing topped with fleshy white strips of barely melted mozzarella that clumped together like neurons.

And it looks like America's school cafeterias are ...

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Remember 'French Fries Cause Cancer'? Here's The Acrylamide Update

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Back in 2002, french fry lovers around the world received a nasty bit of news: Those crunchy, fried strips of potato contained a known carcinogen. Now, all these years later, a new warning from the Food and Drug Administration has consumers once again puzzling over whether to fear the chemical ...

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Does Bacon Really Make Everything Better? Here's The Math

Friday, October 25, 2013

You'd have to be living under a rock to miss the signs of our cultural obsession with bacon. There are bacon Band-Aids, bacon tattoos, bacon sundaes, bacon-infused cocktails and even babies wrapped in bacon costumes, just in time for Halloween.

But is all this devotion ...

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