Some Americans are cutting back on red meat, and health concerns seem to be the biggest reason they're doing it, a survey found.
June 27, 2012 Some 39 percent of Americans polled in a recent survey said they eat less meat now than they did three years ago. Health experts say that's a sign that Americans' attitudes about consuming meat are changing.
June 24, 2012 Food researchers in England have analyzed health claims on some 4,000 foods and came up with this super meal of superfoods: salmon terrine, chicken casserole and yogurt blancmange.
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June 21, 2012 Many women over 50 grapple with issues related to body image and food. Two-thirds of women surveyed said they were unhappy with their overall appearance. Nearly 8 percent reported purging within the last year, and about 4 percent reporting binge eating at least once a week.
Apples made the top of the list for produce containing pesticide residue, but how much is unsafe?
June 19, 2012 Consumers get agitated when they see apples, celery and red peppers singled out for containing the most pesticide residue. Scientists say it's not such a big deal because the pesticide levels are extremely low.
June 18, 2012 Coconut water, both fresh and canned, is a popular post-workout drink, but unless you run marathons or workout for more than 90 minutes, you can probably stick to water for rehydration.
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The public really doesn't know much about what food stamp recipients are buying, and how much companies are profiting.
June 14, 2012 While Congress debates food stamp cuts, the government should disclose where the program's costs are going and how much retailers and banks are profiting, says a new consumer watchdog report, Food Stamps: Follow The Money.
Summer is almost here.
June 8, 2012 Earlier this week, we led a chat on Twitter with Dr. Robert Block, a pediatrician who is president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, about some tips for a healthier summer. He tackled questions ranging from how to pick a sunscreen to how to get kids to eat better.
June 7, 2012 Tom Philpott, who covers food and the agricultural industry for Mother Jones, joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for a wide-ranging discussion about health and other issues affecting the meat industry.
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Vlad Averbukh, 29, a follower of the paleo diet, eats raw meat along the Hudson River in New York in 2010. (Averbukh did not weigh in on our blog post on the paleo diet.)
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June 6, 2012 A weekend post on the paleo diet elicited hundreds of comments on our site. We've weeded through the discussion threads and chosen some of the most insightful observations. Feel free to comment.
June 5, 2012 With an endorsement from first lady Michelle Obama for its effort, Walt Disney Co. said it is going to apply new standards to food ads aimed at children and their families during programming for kids. The goal: inspire healthier lifestyles.
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Some physicians say the theory of "evolutionary medicine" can help guide the treatment of modern ailments like obesity.
June 2, 2012 The so-called paleo way of eating is moving into the doctor's office. But experts say no one can actually practice what some are calling "evolutionary medicine" because it's only a theory.
May 31, 2012 New York City's mayor wants to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces from being sold at restaurants, delis and other venues to combat obesity. It's not the first time Mayor Bloomberg has taken on the soda industry. The announcement is prompting objections from beverage distributors — and from some New Yorkers who say they're fed up with the crusades of so-called Nanny Bloomberg.
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New York City food carts would also be affected by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban sugary drinks 16 oz. and larger.
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May 31, 2012 Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban on large sugary drinks may not slake peoples' thirst for them, or address the obesity problem. A behavioral expert says people who want to buy lots of soda may just rebel at being told what to do.
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Bloomberg's got his sights on these.
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May 31, 2012 New York City's mayor wants to block sales of sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces. It's his latest idea about making his city healthier. Is it a good one?
A sweetener by any other name ...
May 30, 2012 The FDA ruled that changing the name high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar" would cause confusion.
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