Although many supermarket staples can contain preservatives and chemical ingredients, there’s also a good selection that’s nutritious and natural. But—what does “natural” mean, exactly?
Across the plains of North Dakota, thousands of people have gathered with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in recent months to protest construction of a 1,172-mile oil pipeline.
In a much-anticipated move, today the USDA announced a first-of-its-kind pilot program that will allow recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to use their benefits online. This comes on the heels of a successful Thrive Market petition supporting the initiative, which will give more Americans access to healthy, affordable food.
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 Americans tuned in for the speeches covering everything from national and social security, trade and terrorism, immigration and health care.
As we think about the state of our food system, it’s easy to dwell on the problems rather than relish the areas in which it has improved. But while there is much work yet to be done on the nutrition and food policy front, we would do well to pause and celebrate the victories—big and ...
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 of us) suffer from one or more preventable diseases, many of which are connected to diet and nutrition.
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 contaminated the city’s waterways for years.
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 often delved into the realm of the unbelievable, it has occasionally focused on actual issues affecting Americans—from healthcare, to taxes, to war, to job creation.
For tens of millions of low-income Americans, a monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefit—formerly known as food stamps—is a lifeline.
Maybe you haven’t noticed, but head to the supermarket and browse the meat cooler, paying close attention to the labels.
One needn’t look further than a monstrous fast-food combo meal, a table at the Cheesecake Factory, or the typical Thanksgiving dinner to know that when it comes to meal portions, Americans’ eyes are sometimes bigger than our stomachs.
When the chairman of the nutrition department at Harvard’s School of Public Health condemns you for spreading “scientific nonsense”, you know the jig is up.
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