Archive | March, 2009

Book Review: Safe Food by Marion Nestle

30. March 2009

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Book Review: Safe Food by Marion Nestle

In our continuing report on the state of food safety in 2009 America, we review Marion Nestle's authoritative work on the subject entitled, Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism. While the book debuted back in the early 2000's, we felt that, with the recent peanut butter scare, it was time to revisit this work – so let's start with a little hypothetical posturing in regards to peanut butter.

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Mailbag: Smart Balance versus Butter

27. March 2009

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Mailbag: Smart Balance versus Butter

Is Smart Balance is better than using butter?

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Food Inc., New Movie Coming Soon

25. March 2009

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Açai Berries: How healthy are they?

25. March 2009

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Açai Berries: How healthy are they?

Açai, as a wonder supplement, is claimed to improve weight loss, increase energy levels, improve digestion, aid sleep, detoxify, improve skin appearance, improve heart health, reverse diabetes and other chronic illnesses, reduce cholesterol levels, and increase sexual virility and performance. It's claimed to be high in fiber, healthy fatty acids, and antioxidants. But just how accurate are the claims about the trendy Brazilian berry? Are they truly the wonder they're advertised to be?

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Food Safety – The Recent History

24. March 2009

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Food Safety – The Recent History

The early part of 2009 has witnessed one of the largest food contamination cases in US history. The Peanut Corporation of America had a salmonella outbreak in one of their factories, contaminating the majority of peanut-butter containing products in the United States. Here, we review the recent history of food borne illnesses and how they relate to the consolidation of the food industry.

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60 Minutes: Alice Waters – Savior or Elitest?

23. March 2009

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Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation: Fertilizers and Organics (double-click to view)

18. March 2009

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The Recession – Is It Bad For Your Health?

18. March 2009

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The Recession – Is It Bad For Your Health?

Clearly the economic downturn is having an impact on our wallets. We’re not spending as much on fun or frivolity. But is it possible that the poor monetary market is impacting our health? Studies say yes, it is. But just because the economy has got us down doesn’t mean we have to give in – [...]

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Patti’s Food Substitution List

16. March 2009

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Patti’s Food Substitution List

We have decided to put together a handy list of which foods make the best, healthy substitutes for the unhealthy foods you are already eating. This should help quiet that persistent argument that eating healthy means giving up the foods you love.

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There Is Something Fishy About Intelligence

11. March 2009

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There Is Something Fishy About Intelligence

Some fresh-caught research from Sweden found that a fish-laden diet improved the cognitive performance of teenage boys even when a whole slew of other variables were taken into account. [Great photo thanks to Jacob Bøtter's generous licensing over at Flickr]

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