No More Junk Food in Schools
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No More Junk Food in Schools

At this point, it’s no secret that America has been fighting a health crisis unlike anything we’ve ever seen. For the first time ever, today’s parents may live longer than their children because of...

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No Talkin' Turkey This Thanksgiving: 3 Tips for Keeping Table Talk Civil
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No Talkin' Turkey This Thanksgiving: 3 Tips for Keeping Table Talk Civil

Gathering around the holiday table with family is always a bit tense, but lingering strain from a particularly divisive election has the potential to make this year’s Thanksgiving even more of a ti...

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Hungry on Campus: Are College Students the Hidden Face of Food Insecurity?
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Hungry on Campus: Are College Students the Hidden Face of Food Insecurity?

College kids, they say, are always hungry. But Alabama A&M University student Justin Franks noticed hunger went beyond the stereotypical late-night noodle cravings. A desk worker in his dorm, F...

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5 Things We Learned From the New York Times GMO Investigation
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5 Things We Learned From the New York Times GMO Investigation

With only a few exceptions, the New York Times has been a reliable supporter of the use of biotechnology in agriculture and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Headlines from the last couple yea...

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Bummed Out About the Election? These 5 Food System Heroes Will Brighten Your Day
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Bummed Out About the Election? These 5 Food System Heroes Will Brighten Your Day

Are you a bit down on humanity these days? We don’t blame you. So are we. As our two candidates for the highest office in the land rip one another to shreds, it seems like we’re more divided as a n...

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Why 7 Large Food Companies Are Re-Thinking Their Water Practices
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Why 7 Large Food Companies Are Re-Thinking Their Water Practices

The World Economic Forum identifies water crises as the third “most impactful risk” facing the planet with shortages capable of causing food insecurity, mass migration, and political instability. A...

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Coke and Pespi Give Money to Health Groups—While Fighting Against Health Legislation
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Coke and Pespi Give Money to Health Groups—While Fighting Against Health Legislation

Imagine a cigarette company financially backing health and anti–smoking organizations, and then turning around and fighting laws that help people stop smoking. Or a gun manufacturer donating to ant...

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Americans Really Do Care About Food Policy, According to a New Poll
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Americans Really Do Care About Food Policy, According to a New Poll

Looking at what many Americans eat these days—and what it’s doing to us—it’s easy to get depressed. Bad news keeps pouring in from every direction, and it almost feels like the country has given up...

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What You Need to Know About the 2018 Farm Bill, and Why You Should Care
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What You Need to Know About the 2018 Farm Bill, and Why You Should Care

Every five years, conversation turns to the Farm Bill: that hulking, billion-dollar piece of legislation that governs much of what we eat and grow.

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Finally, the FDA Will Set Definitions for 'Healthy' and 'Grass-Fed' Food Labels
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Finally, the FDA Will Set Definitions for 'Healthy' and 'Grass-Fed' Food Labels

You’ve heard it from us before: when it comes to claims made on the packages of the food we eat, we can’t always believe what we see.

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Take 2 Cucumbers and Call Me in the Morning: Why Some Doctors Are Prescribing Veggies
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Take 2 Cucumbers and Call Me in the Morning: Why Some Doctors Are Prescribing Veggies

The great father of medicine, Hippocrates, famously said the following: “Let food be thy medicine.” We haven’t always heeded his advice. The pharmaceutical industry has exploded over the last centu...

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Here's Why Cage-Free Eggs Cost Twice as Much as Conventional Eggs
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Here's Why Cage-Free Eggs Cost Twice as Much as Conventional Eggs

It all started in 2008, when California voters approved a ballot measure that outlawed confining all farm animals—including chickens—to small cages. The landscape around egg production in the Unite...

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SmartyPants Is Fighting Childhood Disease, One Gummy Vitamin at a Time (And You Can Help!)
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SmartyPants Is Fighting Childhood Disease, One Gummy Vitamin at a Time (And You Can Help!)

While most of us probably know that the best way to prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies is to enjoy a wide variety of healthy foods, it’s often easier said than done. Busy schedules mean we’re...

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Healthy Pantry, Healthy Start: How One Thrive Market Member Is Making Over Her Pantry (and Her Life)
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Healthy Pantry, Healthy Start: How One Thrive Market Member Is Making Over Her Pantry (and Her Life)

The last time you met Melissa, she shared how Thrive Market is helping make it easier to get healthy food delivered to her door through the Thrive Gives program. Now Melissa is ready to make some e...

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Creamy Hummus With Avocado Oil Recipe
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Creamy Hummus With Avocado Oil Recipe

When afternoon cravings hit, it’s easy to reach for chips, candy, or anything that’s bagged and ready to go. The problem with such quick-fix snacks is that they relieve hunger only temporarily; th...

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