Late nights lead people to eat more.
June 28, 2013 People who were forced to stay up until the wee hours in a sleep lab ate food packing more than 500 extra calories. For people who regularly miss out on sleep, these late-night calories can really add up.
Wrigley took its new Alert Energy Caffeine Gum off the market after it prompted FDA scrutiny of caffeinated foods.
May 9, 2013 No caffeinated chew for you! The Wrigley Company pulled its Alert Energy caffeinated gum off the market after the product roused concern from the Food and Drug Administration.
The Dutch Haven restaurant and gift shop in Ronks, Pa. Color postcard, circa 1955.
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May 6, 2013 The Pennsylvania Dutch didn't invent the whoopie pie and other dubious tourist fare. Instead, they developed a complex, largely unknown cuisine that reflects the pressures and possibilities of becoming American.
Amazon Fresh delivery man Tim Wilkie totes food to a house on Mercer Island, Wash.
May 2, 2013 Getting groceries delivered may be the easiest environmentally friendly thing you've ever done, new research says. Think of it as your food taking mass transit.
Wrigley says its new Alert Energy Caffeine Gum gives consumers the power to control how much caffeine they get.
April 30, 2013 Wrigley's new caffeinated gum has raised eyebrows at the FDA, which is worried about the potential health impacts on children and teens.
Spices are common targets for food fraudsters.
March 26, 2013 Spices colored with carcinogens? Milk that "never saw a cow"? A free global database opens the door on the many ways that people adulterate or fake food.
The more tired I am, the better this looks.
March 11, 2013 Less sleep equals more eating, according to a rigorous new study. People who slept just five hours a night burned more energy but also ate more — so much more that they gained almost 2 pounds in less than a week.
The facade of Noma in Copenhagen. More than 60 diners complained of nausea and diarrhea after eating at the widely acclaimed restaurant last month.
March 11, 2013 While its true that noroviruses are "perhaps the perfect human pathogens," as The Journal of Infectious Diseases reports, it also seems that Noma could have spared some of its diners from the pathogens if the staff had read emails from health inspectors.
The famed Noma restaurant in Copenhagen has been blamed for more than 60 of its diners falling ill. Investigators say an illness spread from the staff to the customers.
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March 8, 2013 Noma, the Danish eatery that has won fans with its innovative and artful cuisine — and won Restaurant magazine's "World's Best Restaurant" title three times — is getting some unwelcome press, after dozens of people who ate at the Copenhagen restaurant fell sick.
The flavonoids in coffee may have health benefits, but preventing stroke may not be one of them.
February 21, 2013 Antioxidants in foods may have health benefits, but it's not one size fits all. Having a diet high in overall antioxidant levels didn't prevent stroke and dementia in one recent study, although eating more vitamin C and E specifically did seem to help.
Ordering the small fries? You're part of a trend.
February 7, 2013 Who says healthy doesn't sell? McDonald's, Panera Bread and other restaurant chains that offered more lower-calorie food choices saw a 9 percent jump in food and beverage sales from 2006 to 2011, a new report finds. Restaurants without these options saw sales drop.
Toronto-based 3-D jewelry company Hot Pop Factory created personalized Pez dispenser heads for the employees of an architecture firm.
Hot Pop Factory
February 5, 2013 Making a candy dispenser head that looks just like you is pretty cool in its own right. But some people are taking 3-D printers much further, using the new technology to spit out actual food, like chocolate — and maybe one day, raw meat.
Kathy Del Tonto (far right) participates in a class that teaches school cafeteria workers how to prepare meals from scratch.
December 28, 2012 "If it's not me, who's it going to be?" asks Colorado school cafeteria manager Kathy Del Tonto. After serving processed foods in her cafeterias for years, she realized that reducing childhood obesity can begin with her. She now has the lunch ladies making 95 percent of meals from scratch.
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A detail of a map from Food: An Atlas that shows sources of food found at farmer's markets in Berkeley, California.
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November 28, 2012 The mapmakers have amassed some 80 maps for Food: An Atlas, ranging from surplus in Northeast Italy to meat production in Maryland. The goal is to spread information about various food systems so they can be adapted locally.
Still Life with Fruit and Nuts, by Robert Seldon Duncanson
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
November 22, 2012 According to poet Kevin Young, the best poems are like the best meals — they're made from scratch. Young has edited a new collection of poems that celebrate the pleasures of food, from "butter disappearing into whipped sweet potatoes" to oysters that taste like "starlight."
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