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

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

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

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

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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5 Reasons Why Shopping at a Farmers Market Helps Save the World

5 Reasons Why Shopping at a Farmers Market Helps Save the World

Your weekly trip to the farmers market might feel like another mundane errand, but it's really much more important than that.

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5 Reasons Why Sports Drinks Are Just as Bad as Soda

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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Is ‘Cockroach Milk’ the Superfood of the Future?

Is ‘Cockroach Milk’ the Superfood of the Future?

There are few people who see a cockroach jet out from under a heap of stinking trash and think, “I’d eat that.”

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6 Reasons Childhood Obesity Is Even Worse Than We Thought

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

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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Most of the Food We Eat Crosses a Border—Here's Why That’s OK

Most of the Food We Eat Crosses a Border—Here's Why That’s OK

For all the hoopla around eating locally, humanity isn’t doing a very good job at it. And that may not be such a bad thing. A new interactive report published by the International Center for Tropic...

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America’s Food Waste Problem in 5 Shocking Stats

America’s Food Waste Problem in 5 Shocking Stats

“Waste not, want not.” We've all heard that cliché, and many of us were reminded, as kids, to eat everything on our plates, because other children elsewhere didn’t have enough food. But what if you...

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6 Reasons the FDA’s New Nutrition Labels Will Make it Easier to Eat Healthy

6 Reasons the FDA’s New Nutrition Labels Will Make it Easier to Eat Healthy

The nutrition facts on the back of packaged foods have been the butt of jokes for years. You practically need a calculator to figure out how much sugar you’re eating, let alone figure out who what ...

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