Nancy Shute

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Is That A Crushed Bug In Your Frothy Starbucks Drink?

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cochineal is a red dye made from a crushed insect native to Latin America. Some vegetarians are distressed that Starbucks uses the dye in some of its pink-colored food and beverages.


Kids Don't Mind If You Put Veggies In The Cake

Friday, March 02, 2012

Will kids eat their veggies if they're inside desserts? Parents and nutritionists have been debating this question for years.

Now, it seems there's an answer: Yes, if it's broccoli in the cake. No, if it's chickpeas in the chocolate-chip cookies.

Nutritionists generally hate the idea of "stealth veggies," arguing ...


To Avoid Brain-Eating Amoebas, Hold Your Nose

Friday, August 19, 2011

Brain-eating amoebas don't want to kill us; we just happen to be swimming in their rivers and ponds. An infectious disease expert says that holding your nose, and avoiding cannonballs...


Parsing The Details Of New Sunscreen Regulations

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration released new requirements this week for labels on sunscreen. The new regulations, which go into effect next summer, are designed to better protect con...