3 Reasons to Put Down Your Smartphone and Try Mindful Eating
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3 Reasons to Put Down Your Smartphone and Try Mindful Eating

Look at almost any ancient culture around the world, and you’ll find a culture of food. But not just food, meals. With real people—often family—real food, and few distractions. Historically, mealti...

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5 Reasons Why Sports Drinks Are Just as Bad as Soda
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5 Reasons Why Sports Drinks Are Just as Bad as Soda

With the Olympics about to kick off in Rio De Janeiro, we can expect to be inundated with a number of things. Touching recaps from Bob Costas every evening. A fierce women’s gymnastics team. Jamaic...

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5 Food Policy Issues We Wish the Presidential Candidates Were Talking About
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5 Food Policy Issues We Wish the Presidential Candidates Were Talking About

With both the Democratic and Republican conventions in the books, we now have our two official presidential nominees: Donald Trump for the GOP, Hillary Clinton for the Dems. Tens of millions of Ame...

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The GMO Label Bill Passed Congress, But the Battle for Transparency Isn't Over Yet
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The GMO Label Bill Passed Congress, But the Battle for Transparency Isn't Over Yet

Congress has now passed a federal law on the labeling of genetically modified organisms that—if implemented as written—gives food companies too much leeway to hide ingredients and might even allow ...

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‘GMO Compromise’ Bill Advances, Despite Objections From Food Transparency Advocates
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‘GMO Compromise’ Bill Advances, Despite Objections From Food Transparency Advocates

A divisive federal bill intended to standardize food labeling requirements for genetically modified organisms is one step closer to becoming law. With a 63-30 vote, the Senate authorized the “Natio...

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6 Reasons Childhood Obesity Is Even Worse Than We Thought
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6 Reasons Childhood Obesity Is Even Worse Than We Thought

For the bulk of history, humans struggled to eat enough—from the time of hunter-gatherers living in a wild and dangerous world right up to modernity. Only with the advent of large-scale agriculture...

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What Backers of the ‘GMO Compromise’ Bill Don’t Want You to Know
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What Backers of the ‘GMO Compromise’ Bill Don’t Want You to Know

As early as this Wednesday or Thursday, the Senate could vote on whether to pass a compromised version of a bill that food makers and some members of Congress claim will make our food more transpar...

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Why Ancient Wheat Might Be the Newest Trendy Grain
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Why Ancient Wheat Might Be the Newest Trendy Grain

Move over Triticum aestivum—einkorn and emmer want their moment in the limelight. After all, typical bread wheat has hogged the scene for too many millennia.

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Not Your Grandma's Groceries: 4 Ways Farmers Markets Are Going High-Tech
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Not Your Grandma's Groceries: 4 Ways Farmers Markets Are Going High-Tech

A half-century ago, a trip to the farmers market meant one thing: fresh food. Customers ventured to the market every week to see what had been harvested, what was in season, and to talk to their lo...

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5 Cooking Classes and Camps to Get Kids in the Kitchen This Summer
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5 Cooking Classes and Camps to Get Kids in the Kitchen This Summer

Getting kids in the kitchen is probably the single best thing we can do to raise a generation that is agriculturally and nutritionally literate. The good news is that almost anywhere you live, t...

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The World's Biggest Candy Company Wants You to Eat Less Sugar—Here's Why
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The World's Biggest Candy Company Wants You to Eat Less Sugar—Here's Why

On almost every fast-food dessert menu, you’re likely to find at least one treat covered in candy. That could soon change. Customers who love M&Ms in their McFlurry may be out of luck if Mars, ...

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Why Zinc Is Vital to Your Health—And 9 Foods to Help You Get Enough
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Why Zinc Is Vital to Your Health—And 9 Foods to Help You Get Enough

What if we told you there’s a little-talked-about mineral our bodies crave—which nearly 1 in 13 of us don’t get enough of? That would be zinc, a trace element found in certain foods that helps main...

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The Easiest Rosé Popsicle Recipe

Have you tried Thrive Market’s clean wine collection yet? In today’s installment of Prep School, Megan Mitchell whips up a make-ahead (adults-only) recipe that turns sustainably produced rosé into ...

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This Spanish Rosé Will Be Your Sip for the Rest of Summer
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This Spanish Rosé Will Be Your Sip for the Rest of Summer

Rosé is a quintessential warm-weather sip, and the pale pink color always has us dreaming of relaxing evenings spent with friends and sunsets with a view. We’ve recently added a few curated bottles...

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Yes, You Should Add Collagen to Your Mocktail Recipes
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Yes, You Should Add Collagen to Your Mocktail Recipes

Not on board with bone broth, but need a little more collagen in your life? Take a walk on the sweeter side with these collagen peptide mocktail recipes that turn summer cocktails into simple sippe...

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