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The Food Pyramid: Changing with the Times

The Food Pyramid: Changing with the Times

The colorful Food Pyramid used to be everywhere, from the backs of cereal boxes to packages of crackers.

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What Is Sustainable Farming?

What Is Sustainable Farming?

Sustainable farming is a growing movement that promotes the production of food, such as crops and animal products, through various farming techniques. These methods are used to support small family...

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What Is Compost?

What Is Compost?

According to the National Resources Defense Council, Americans throw away 40 percent of the food that is annually produced in the United States.

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Why One Research University Gave $1 Million Back to Coca-Cola

Why One Research University Gave $1 Million Back to Coca-Cola

Are Big Soda’s tricks not working as well as they used to?

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Sugar, Salt, and Fat: Why We Just Can't Quit Junk Food

Sugar, Salt, and Fat: Why We Just Can't Quit Junk Food

Did you know that Coca Cola calls its most loyal fan base "heavy users?" If this somewhat derogatory term evokes images of kids strung out on sugar chugging a can of Coke, that exact scenario is ju...

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All The Signs Are Clear: It's Time to Reconsider Factory-Farmed Meat

All The Signs Are Clear: It's Time to Reconsider Factory-Farmed Meat

Are industrial meat’s chickens finally coming to roost? It certainly looks that way.

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Can Urban Farming Revitalize Detroit’s Lower East Side?

Can Urban Farming Revitalize Detroit’s Lower East Side?

The Great Recession was tougher on some cities than others. Take Detroit, for instance.

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The Simple Reason Junk Food Is So Cheap

The Simple Reason Junk Food Is So Cheap

Hate paying taxes every year? Trade in your suit and tie for a pair of overalls. Instead of handing over part of your hard-earned paycheck every April, you could get a handsome sum of money from th...

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More Proof That The Western Diet Is A Global Problem

More Proof That The Western Diet Is A Global Problem

Amid the glowing Shanghai signs advertising traditional hot noodles and dumplings, the mega-city’s residents are increasingly likely to see Colonel Sanders smiling down, beckoning them with his 11 ...

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How Industrial Farming Is Killing the Planet

How Industrial Farming Is Killing the Planet

Ever wonder why you can get a 99-cent bag of some brands of chips at the gas station, but grabbing some chips for your guac at the health food store costs a little more?

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New American Dietary Guidelines Omit One Key Factor

New American Dietary Guidelines Omit One Key Factor

Like death and taxes, here’s another certainty: fiery debates every five years over what should be included in the federal dietary guidelines. We’re also certain to hear the backlash from all sides...

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19 European Countries Say No to GMOs

19 European Countries Say No to GMOs

One by one, European Union member states stepped out in defiance against Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow and the rest of the biotech mafia last week.

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