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Volume 38, No. 1

Vermont Passes GMO Labeling
You'll soon know whether many of the packaged foods you buy contain ingredients derived from genetically modified plants, such as soybeans and corn. Over the past week or so, big companies including General Mills, Mars and Kellogg have ... Read More
Half of U.S. Diet is 'Ultra-Processed'
Michael Pollan’s guideline that people should “eat food, not too much, mostly plants,” is oft-quoted, less oft-followed. Once again, research has demonstrated that Americans actually tend to eat food, too much, mostly things that are no longer... Read More
Antibiotics Linked to Obesity
While early antibiotic use has been associated with a number of rare long-term health consequences, new research links antibiotics to one of the most important and growing public health problems worldwide -- obesity. A study1 published online in... Read More
Misinformation from Celebrities
When celebrity and science collide, harmful side effects may occur. The latest case happened last weekend when the Tribeca Film Festival pulled a documentary from its program by a discredited former doctor whose research into the connection between... Read More
School Lunches Improving
American kids are getting more healthy food choices in school lunches, a new study finds. Elementary school cafeterias are offering more vegetables, fresh fruit, salad bars, whole grains and more healthy pizzas, while the availability of high-fat... Read More
Drug & Vitamin Interactions
A growing number of older adults are combining multiple prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements in ways that could lead to serious side effects, according to a new study. From 2006 to 2011, the number of older adults (ages 62... Read More

Focus on Health

Newest Policyholders Under Health Law Are Sicker and Costlier to Insurers

People newly insured under the Affordable Care Read More

How Simply Moving Benefits Your Mental Health

While it is obvious that your feelings can Read More

Nutrition in the News

Urban Farms Fuel Idealism. Profits? Not So Much

Pick a farm trend in the past decade and urban Read More

The Fridge Laser That Detects Bacteria Crawling All Over Food

Food poisoning is a potentially lethal condition Read More

Feature Recipes

Beet and Carrot Smoothie

Steam beets and carrots until tender, about 10 mi Read More

Sweet Potato and Chocolate Brownies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Line an 8 X 8” ba Read More

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