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In the News: The Soda Tax Movement; Florida Couple Sues for Their Right to Garden; Iowa Senator Trying to Block Military Meatless Monday

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The Soda Tax Movement Last week, Philadelphia became the second city in the country to pass a tax on soda and other sugary drinks. The tax will charge distributing companies 1.5 cents for each ounce of sugar-sweetened beverages sold in … Read More

In the News: Yoga May Be Good for the Brain; The Bigger the Bottle, the Bigger the Baby; World Meat-Free Day Reminds People to Consider Their Impact

Yoga May Be Good for the Brain Getting older seems to be inevitably accompanied with memory loss and possibly even dementia. There are now connections made between physical activity and having a healthy brain, but one study in particular focused … Read More

In the News: Farms That Rise to the Challenge; FDA Issues Guidelines for Salt Use; Celebrities Endorse Only Unhealthy Food and Drinks

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Farms That Rise to the Challenge Vertical farming may very well be necessary as the world’s population continues to grow. Vertical farming would allow food to be grown on the sides of buildings, on rooftops, and in very small spaces … Read More

In the News: FDA Announces New Food Label; Floating Food Forest to Set Sail in NY This Summer; Celebrity Chefs to Press Congress on Food Waste

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FDA Announces a New Food Label The FDA announced an updated food label on Friday, with more realistic serving sizes, and sections distinguishing added sugar from natural sugar. The new labels will be implemented by July 2018, which seems like … Read More

In the News: Hawaii Using Food Waste for Sustainable Biofuel; PepsiCo Quietly Adds GMO Labels to Some Products; GMO Labeling Fight is Moved to Vermont

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Hawaii Using Food Waste for Sustainable Biofuel Pacific Biodiesel, a biofuel company in Hawaii, is turning used cooking oils and food waste like papayas and macadamia nuts to run the first certified sustainable biofuel plant in the United States. The … Read More

In the News: Fermenting Organic Waste to Reduce NYC’s Trash Problem; Chickpeas Prove to be an Awesome Vegan Substitute, Again; Ugly Produce May Be Better For You

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Fermenting Organic Waste to Reduce NYC’s Trash Problem A start up called Industrial/Organic is working to reduce New York City’s food waste output. The city generates over a million tons of food waste every year, but a large-scale composting facility … Read More

In the News: Study Finds Your Body Fights to Add Weight After Weight Loss; Students in Hawaii Recover Food and Donate to the Homeless; The Vegan Burger For Meat Eaters

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Study Finds Your Body Fights to Add Weight After Weight Loss The world is facing an obesity epidemic, and many people who diet and gain back weight blame themselves for lack of self-control or not exercising enough. A new study … Read More

In the News: Diet Versus Type 2 Diabetes; Vermont Asks Court to Release GMO Safety Data; As Tuition Climbs, Hundreds of Food Banks Open on College Campuses

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Diet Versus Type 2 Diabetes New research has shown that a radical diet shift can actually send Type 2 diabetes into remission, something thought impossible until now. Even people who have had the disease for years have been able to … Read More


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