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    Comfort Food Doesn’t Comfort, Study Finds  

    You may have many reasons for piling your plate full of mashed potatoes, mac ‘n’ cheese or Ben & Jerry’s, but that so-called comfort food isn’t actually comforting you any more than healthy foods, finds a new study published in the American Psychological Association’s journal PsycNet. More

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    The Rise of Bitter Foods: New Book Explores the Underappreciated Flavor

    Bitter: it’s the flavor we equate with being, well, the opposite of flavor. The puckering not-quite-sour bite of bitterness in foods is what we tell our children is an acquired taste they’ll “grow to love.” But the truth is, many people don’t ever develop a fondness for bitter; they prefer instead the sweetness of sugar or the savory depth of salt and umami. Well, a new book aims to change all that. More

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    Peanut Corporation of America Executives Behind Bars, Awaiting Sentencing for Widespread Salmonella Outbreak

    Brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell have been taken into custody after an Albany U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia convicted the two on close to 100 federal felony counts related to deadly salmonella outbreaks connected with Peanut Corporation of America’s peanuts dating back more than six years. Bail was set at $150,000. More

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    Alain Ducasse, the Top Chef in France, is Cutting Meat Items from His Menu

    France is known for its food, and perhaps no chef is better known than French chef Alain Ducasse. He’s got the Michelin Stars to prove it—21 in total—more than any other chef currently alive. But he’s doing the almost unthinkable. Alain Ducasse is dropping much-loved French meat staples from the menu at his three-star restaurant at the luxury Plaza Athénée hotel. More

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    My Month Without Eating Kale

    I haven’t eaten kale in just about a month. It’s not that there’s a kale shortage (there really isn’t). It’s just that, well, I usually eat A LOT of kale. So I decided to see what would happen if I gave eating kale a break. More

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    Triclosan-Free: How to Make Hand Sanitizer from Apple Cider Vinegar

    Triclosan is a controversial hand sanitizer chemical linked to endocrine disruption as well as other human health and environmental issues. It’s been linked to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and even worse, it is not effective against viruses, which are often more likely the cause of our colds and flus than bacteria in the first place. That’s not the case for apple cider vinegar though—which is antibacterial and antiviral—and you can easily learn how to make hand sanitizer with vinegar that actually works and costs less money. More

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    9 Effective Uses for Oatmeal that Go Beyond the Cereal Bowl

    We all (hopefully!) know by now that oatmeal is good food. It’s loaded with heart healthy fiber and beta glucan, the polysaccharide that has a multitude of benefits to our body. Oats are also a source of omega fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and avenanthramides, antioxidants that promote circulation.But guess what? Oatmeal can do lots of other things. Intrigued? Here are 9 uses for oatmeal that go beyond breakfast. More

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    Could Foodborne Illness Outbreaks be Stopped by Yelp?

    Yelp, the popular restaurant review (and other services) website, may be helpful in more ways than just showing you where to grab a delicious dinner. If you’ve ever scrolled through those reviews thinking that people were being dramatic when they claimed the food made them sick, you may want to take heed. Turns out the site may indirectly serve as a map to foodborne illness outbreaks. More

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    Gluten Sensitivity May Actually be from Another Component in Wheat

    Should you avoid gluten, a protein found in certain grains? Many people do, even if they’re not officially suffering from a gluten sensitivity or from celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disease that affects about one percent of the population. Gluten has become a pariah—blamed for a number of health issues that may not have scientific backing (such as weight gain, skin conditions and decreased cognitive function). More

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    Oh, Look! It’s a Fast Food Chain’s 13-Hour Desperate Attempt to Stay Relevant

    Hopefully you don’t eat as much fast food as you used to. Maybe you’ve given it up entirely. If anything, you’ve probably given up the really heinous stuff, you know, like Arby’s. Which is probably why the Georgia-based fast food chain is live-streaming a 13-hour commercial today showing nothing more than a brisket being smoked in its entirety. Brisket, in case you’re not in the know, is a big, dead chunk of a cow. More

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    Myra and Marea Goodman’s Early Summer Sauté Recipe

    “Straight from the Earth: Irresistible Vegan Recipes for Everyone” is a mouthwatering cookbook created by mother and daughter: Myra Goodman and Marea Goodman (Chronicle Books, March 4). You may recognize them from Earthbound Farms; Myra is the co-founder of the mega-produce company. The Goodman’s love for yummy organic and convenient vegetables doesn’t just stop with delivering fresh produce to grocery stores across the country. As they show in this perfect summery sauté recipe, they take their cooking just as seriously, too. More

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    Another Vegan Restaurant Chain Going National

    When Chipotle added vegan sofritos to its menu, that was pretty yummy news (as was its recent announcement that its menu is now mostly GMO-free, too). But the chain still serves meat. It pretty much means you have to grab your vegan sofritos or black bean burrito and hightail it out of the restaurant to avoid watching people chow down on chicken, pork and beef, save you ruin your appetite. More

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    Healing with Rainforest Herbs: A User’s Guide

    The Amazon rainforest. Not only is it the lungs of the earth, but it’s our medicine cabinet too. Amazonian rainforest herbs have been treasured by indigenous cultures since ancient times. Many of these potent plants have benefits for the rest of us too. So potent, in fact, a simple cup of cat’s claw tea or a smoothie enhanced with wayusa can drastically change the course of our health. More

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    Will Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Stick?

    GMO labeling advocates rejoiced at the news that Vermont’s Senate and House both approved a “no strings attached” mandatory labeling bill for foods containing GMOs sold in the state. The bill now goes to Governor Shumlin’s desk to be signed into law. It will go into effect on July 1, 2016. More

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    6 Healthy, Vegan ‘White Foods’ You Probably Should be Eating More of

    “White” and “food” typically go together like “diabetes” and “obesity.” Steer clear of white foods if you want to avoid those unhealthy conditions. But, of course, white foods aren’t only processed flours and sugars. They can actually be pretty healthy for you. Are you eating these healthy white foods? More

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    Why Do Onions Make You Cry? How Chemicals Work in Food [Infographic]

    We eat. It’s as much a part of being human as breathing. But unlike breathing, food is much more fun, and complicated. Right? We have so many flavors and colors and textures of foods to choose from. But with that come all kinds of weird effects as a result of the chemical compounds in food: Why do onions make you cry? Why does asparagus makes your pee stink? If you have ever wondered about these weird effects of food, you’re not alone. More

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    What if You Woke Up Tomorrow and Cinnabon Was Vegan?

    I’ve never eaten at (or a) Cinnabon. I’ve smelled the cloying aroma wafting through shopping malls inappropriately mixing with department store perfumes and greasy Sbarro pizza. It offends me not just as a vegan who can’t eat anything at a Cinnabon, but also as a human being who prides myself on my ability to not face dive into gobs of white flour and sugar in the name of something resembling a breakfast food. We need Cinnabons on earth about as much as we need the shopping malls they live in. More

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    Take Me Out to Locavore Night at the Ball Game?

    Heading out to a Major League baseball game this season? You may be pleasantly surprised at the food stands, especially if hotdogs and nachos aren’t your thing. Yep—the locavore foodie trend has hit the major leagues. More

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    Disposable Chopsticks are Treated with What?

    You may seem like the somewhat pretentious, paranoid foodie when you show up for Chinese takeout and movie night with your friends if you come in rocking your own sustainable bamboo chopsticks, but you might be the only one not getting sick (upset tummy from the greasy Chinese food not withstanding) More

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