Does That Burger Come With a Side of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals?
HEALTH

Does That Burger Come With a Side of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals?

It's pretty clear by now that a steady diet of double cheeseburgers and chili fries isn't exactly good for your health. Scientists and nutritionists know all too well that the high-fat, high-sug...

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How Going Organic Could Save the Pandas, Elephants, and Other Endangered Species
LIVING

How Going Organic Could Save the Pandas, Elephants, and Other Endangered Species

In case you need another reason to support organic food and fight the use of pesticides in our food supply, here’s a doozy: it could save the pandas.

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Organic Agriculture Is Booming. Here's How You Can Help Keep Up the Momentum
WELL-BEING

Organic Agriculture Is Booming. Here's How You Can Help Keep Up the Momentum

It’s easy to get down about the state of American agriculture, what with all the factory farming, foodborne illness, and corn syrup–fueled diseases ravaging our populace. Amid these very real conce...

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The USDA Just Gave Americans a Grade on Healthy Eating—And It's Not Pretty
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The USDA Just Gave Americans a Grade on Healthy Eating—And It's Not Pretty

It’s no secret that the Standard American Diet—including lots of processed foods, sugar, salt, and fat—is not doing us any favors in the health department. 117 million Americans (that's about half ...

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Will Salt Be Obama's Last Stand on Nutrition?
FOOD

Will Salt Be Obama's Last Stand on Nutrition?

For many of us, a higher-than-normal reading on a blood pressure cuff at the doctor's office means one thing: time to cut back on salty foods.

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6 Different Reasons Monsanto Has Been Sued Over the Years
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6 Different Reasons Monsanto Has Been Sued Over the Years

Earlier this month, the Portland, Ore. City Council passed a unanimous resolution to allow a city attorney to sue Monsanto for producing the chemical PCB, which Portland officials allege has contam...

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How Every Dollar You Spend on Groceries Impacts a Farmworker
WELL-BEING

How Every Dollar You Spend on Groceries Impacts a Farmworker

Over the weekend, I moderated a panel discussion about modern agriculture’s impact on the land, as well as the people who work it.

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Why Aren't the Presidential Candidates Talking About Food?
WELL-BEING

Why Aren't the Presidential Candidates Talking About Food?

No matter what your political affiliation, we can all agree the 2016 race for the White House has been equal parts fascinating, wacky, unprecedented, and intense. While this crazy campaign has ofte...

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Why the DARK Act's Defeat Was a Big Victory for Vermont
FOOD

Why the DARK Act's Defeat Was a Big Victory for Vermont

As we reported last week, the Senate defeated a bill that would have made the labeling of genetically modified products optional for food companies while nullifying state laws regulating GMO transp...

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Huge Win for Transparency: The 'DARK Act' Just Got Shut Down by the Senate
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Huge Win for Transparency: The 'DARK Act' Just Got Shut Down by the Senate

We’ve been trying not to keep you in the dark about a scary bill that has been lurking in the halls of Congress for the last year or so—the so-called “Denying Americans the Right to Know,” or DARK ...

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It’s National Ag Day—Thank a Farmer!
FOOD

It’s National Ag Day—Thank a Farmer!

Ask 10 kids where their food comes from and you’re likely to hear at least a few of them say, “the supermarket.” Many adults would probably say the same thing.

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Why Researchers Say You Should Instagram Every Meal
LIVING

Why Researchers Say You Should Instagram Every Meal

You’re out with friends for dinner at a nice place. The server comes by and delivers all of the meals, each one expertly plated and begging to be consumed.

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The Easiest Rosé Popsicle Recipe
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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
FOOD

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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