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Corn Sugar: HFCS by a different name?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Corn Sugar: HFCS by a different name?

There was an article in the Cleveland daily today about The Corn Refiners Association, the lobbying arm of corn agribusiness, petitioning the FDA to rename high fructose corn syrup, 'Corn Sugar'.

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The Protein Problem: Eating Healthy While Making The Least Ecological Impact

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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The Protein Problem: Eating Healthy While Making The Least Ecological Impact

It would be great if we could just stop eating meat all together. But there's one problem - we need complete dietary protein, and about 60 grams a day of it. This is what I call the Protein Problem: the problem is that we need a lot of protein, nutritionally speaking, but producing it is an ecological nightmare. If you've read my post about why protein is so nutritionally important, you know that meat is simply the best source of complete dietary protein. But is becoming vegetarian and eating tofu the solution to our protein problem? Unfortunately, it's not that simple.

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Fructose in Disease – Great Video

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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GMOs: Frankenfood or Evolutionary Advance?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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GMOs: Frankenfood or Evolutionary Advance?

Why are crops and animals being modified? What GMOs are currently on the market? What new GMOs are being created? Good questions... (thanks to klar!! on flickr for that cool art.)

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Understanding Our Bodies: Leptin (The Fullness Hormone)

Monday, June 15, 2009

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Understanding Our Bodies: Leptin (The Fullness Hormone)

Here is part one of a new series I call "Understanding Our Bodies" - nutrition based on how our bodies work. And to kick it off is a little explanation of the fullness hormone: Leptin.

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Mailbag: Is milk good for me? Sheep Milk?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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Mailbag: Is milk good for me?  Sheep Milk?

How good is milk for me? In particular, how good is sheep milk of the Spanish Manchego variety? Jessica, Washington DC Thanks to flickr user redfishid for this awesome shot!

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Are Raw Veggies Better Than Cooked Ones?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

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Are Raw Veggies Better Than Cooked Ones?

You've probably heard that it's better to eat vegetables raw, nutritionally, than it is to cook them. The argument is that cooking vegetables destroys the vitamins and nutrients that are packed into raw foods. Research says no.

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Organic Fish Standards Announced by the USDA

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

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Organic Fish Standards Announced by the USDA

Last week, the USDA announced their first organic guidelines for fish. The new guidelines uphold some of the traditional mainstays of organic agriculture, like banning the use of antibiotics, hormones, pesticides and GMO feed in some instances while weakening other provisions at the same time. Most notable in the new guidelines is the inclusion of a loophole that allows aquaculture farms to obtain up to 25% of their feed from unregulated wild seafood stock (see the NOSB draft literature). The loophole does specify that organic producers use 'sustainable' wild seafood as the feed for their fish stocks but does not go so far as to require 100% organic feed. This is the first time ANY livestock producer (NOTE: the USDA classifies fisheries as 'livestock') has been allowed to include any non-organic feed into their own animal's feed.

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