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4,000 year old noodles

From National Geographic: Who invented noodles? The Asians or Italians? It appears as though the Asians have a leg up in this competition because archaeologists have unearth noodles that are 4,000 years old in China. The beautifully preserved, long, thin … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola’s Fruitwater contains no fruit

People are drinking less pop/soda so of course the cola companies are coming up with alternatives. Yesterday, soda giant Coca-Cola confirmed it’s launching a new line called Fruitwater. Just don’t look for any real fruit in the dazzling, bubbly drinks. … Continue reading

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Is the paleo diet baloney?

I’m noticing a wave of unfortunate news concerning the paleo diet lately. The latest news comes from Jill Richardson, author and ” founder of the blog La Vida Locavore and a member of the Organic Consumers Association policy advisory board” … Continue reading

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“Only one in 1,000 is “heart healthy”

Sobering, sobering, sobering. Ugh. Heart disease is rampant. Living with a heart attack survivor has forever changed my view of what “heart healthy” constitutes. I thought we lived a heart healthy lifestyle before the heart attack, but WOW is life … Continue reading

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Proof it’s never too late to get healthy

Ray Clark was 98 when his wife died. Then he lost his daughter. When he got bored staying at home alone, he decided to do something. He went to the gym. That was more than three years ago, when Clark … Continue reading

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Do you know what you’re eating?

Chances are, you don’t. Rhode Island Rep. Joseph McNamara is currently trying to pass legislation that would make fried squid the official state appetizer. Since Rhode Island is the squid capital of the world – hey, they have to be … Continue reading

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This is a very thought provoking video…

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Contaminated US Pork

If you’ve recently experienced fever, diarrhea and/or abdominal pain, make a mental note if you’ve recently eaten pork or a pork product. Our analysis of pork-chop and ground-pork samples from around the U.S. found that yersinia enterocolitica, a bacterium that … Continue reading

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As China citizens embrace higher meat consumption, concern also grows

As China strains to meet its growing food needs, consumers insist that the government not cut corners. This report from Mary Kay Magistad is part of the “Food for 9 Billion” series, a NewsHour collaboration with the Center for Investigative … Continue reading

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Cracker Jack’d?

Cracker Jack isn’t the best snack in the world, fairly high in sugar and all, but it’s about to get worse: The makers of Cracker Jack are adding a little more pop to their candy-coated popcorn. Frito-Lay will introduce Cracker … Continue reading

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