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More than half of Americans' calorie intake comes from ultra processed foods.

Ultra processed foods are foods that are defined in the article - basically foods with artificial additives like artificial flavors, emulsi…

Started by Daniel Wachenheim

4 May 18
Reply by Plinius

Tuna's not greener than pork!

Is fishing truly sustainable? Many studies have shown that raising cattle and pigs for food is hard on the environment, and fish has long…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Mar 20
Reply by Plinius

Happy (belated) Pi Day! (3/14)

(Belated in many time zones....) A few bits from the Hang With Friends comments worth preserving and sharing: The pi rat pirate pie rat pi…

Started by Grinning Cat

22 Mar 14
Reply by Grinning Cat

Epicurious's Myth-Busting Guide to Cooking Beans

There are so many do's and don'ts in cooking beans, and many of them contradict others. So, Epicurious came up with:   Epicurious's Myth-Bu…

Started by Joan Denoo

9 Feb 22
Reply by Kelly

Eat Insects to Help with Climate Change.

BBC News Ants like visting my figs, and some times I ingest some by accident.  That doesn't bother me too much.  They are crunchy and the…

Started by Daniel Wachenheim

12 Jan 30
Reply by Joan Denoo

Avoiding Food Waste

The food-waste paradox ... the practice that resulted in the most food waste was simply buying too much food, followed by preparing food in…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

22 Jan 19
Reply by Joan Denoo

Beware of Brassicas

Kale and related favorite healthy plants may have thallium contamination. Sorry, Foodies: We're About to Ruin Kale The paper concluded that…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

7 Dec 1, 2015
Reply by Joan Denoo

Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer!

Right off the top, let me say that I am no great beer expert.  I HAVE been drinking more suds lately and enjoying them, but I am nowhere ne…

Started by Loren Miller

81 Oct 25, 2015
Reply by Loren Miller

Banannas in trouble

Why bananas as we know them might go extinct (again) Fifty years ago, we were eating better bananas. They tasted better, they lasted longer…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Oct 15, 2015
Reply by The Flying Atheist

Fermented Foods: How to ‘Culture’ Your Way to Optimal Health

Fermented Foods: How to ‘Culture’ Your Way to Optimal Health Pickles were a big part of my experiences with both of my grandmothers. Each a…

Started by Joan Denoo

2 Sep 29, 2015
Reply by Daniel Wachenheim



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