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Thursday, December 04, 2014
In an age when consumers have become increasingly suspicious of processed food, the Internet has become a powerful platform for activists who want to hold Big Food accountable.
One of the highest-profile of these new food crusaders is Vani Hari, better known by her online moniker, Food Babe. Among her ...
Monday, November 24, 2014
When you donate to a food drive, do you ponder the nutritional labels of the can in your hand? Or do you grab a packet of ramen or a bag of marshmallows from the dark corners of your pantry and hope it hasn't expired?
Healthfulness isn't typically a well-intended food ...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Supermarkets are taking turkey orders; the tins of Christmas cookies beckon from display tables. These and other signs are unmistakable: The holiday feasting season is quickly approaching.
If you're like us, the prospect of cooking for a group — or contributing a dish to the holiday meal — this time ...
Monday, October 27, 2014
So it's A.D. 150, and you've just had a long day at the gym (or ludus), thrusting and parrying with your fellow Roman gladiators. What do you reach for to replenish your sapped strength? A post-workout recovery drink, of course.
Modern-day athletes often nurse their muscles with supplement shakes or ...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
We all know that how a food is packaged and marketed can influence our choices, no matter how hard we try to shake the effect. Haven't you ever found yourself contemplating a row of wines, trying to decide which bottle to buy, and then opting for the one with the ...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Did you hear the one about the McDonald's hamburger that still hadn't decomposed after 14 years?
And "pink slime" — how much goes into McDonald's beef?
Over the years, fast-food behemoth McDonald's has faced some pretty disturbing questions about the ingredients that go into its meals. And lately, its ...
Monday, March 17, 2014
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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. ...
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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 — ...
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 ...
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, ...
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.
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 ...