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Mercury Found In Fish In Remote Regions Of Western National Parks, Worrying Researchers

AP | Nick Visser | April 17, 2014 | Green
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday. Researchers for the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service said that most fish they caught had...

Barbecues Are Getting More Expensive Right In Time For Summer

Reuters | Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Business
By Lisa Baertlein and P.J. Huffstutter April 17 (Reuters) - With the Chicago weather finally getting a little nicer, Chris Anderssen wanted to grill some burgers outside for a group of family and friends. When she got to the meat aisle at her local Jewel-Osco supermarket, a case of sticker...

We Tasted The New Fruit Punch Oreos, So You Don't Have To

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | April 17, 2014 | Taste
Why are they doing this to us?

This Congressman Has A Plan To Save Sriracha

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | April 17, 2014 | Politics
A California congressman says the manufacturer of Sriracha should relocate to his district rather than leaving the state altogether. Huy Fong Foods, the maker of the popular hot sauce, was hit with a lawsuit last fall after residents near the Irwindale, Calif. factory complained of eye and...

Fewer People Got Sick From Salmonella In 2013, Food Poisoning Report Shows

AP | Amanda L. Chan | April 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella. Last year, salmonella cases fell 9 percent, compared to the previous three years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that's the largest...

'Fed Up' Poster Almost Banned After Controversy With MPAA

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | April 17, 2014 | Entertainment
Even implying the F-word can get you in trouble with the Motion Picture Association of America, the makers of "Fed Up" learned the hard way. The MPAA almost banned the documentary's controversial poster, which debuted on HuffPost Entertainment last week. The artwork featured red and blue...

China's Rejection Of GMO Corn Has Cost U.S. Up To $2.9 Billion

Reuters | Nick Visser | April 17, 2014 | Green
By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - China's rejections of a banned variety of genetically modified U.S. corn have cost the U.S. agriculture industry up to $2.9 billion, a grain group said on Wednesday in the first estimate on losses from the trade disruptions. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA)...

Chipotle Prices Are About To Go Up

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | April 17, 2014 | Business
Your favorite Chipotle meal is about to get more expensive, but the chain’s executives are confident that your burrito addiction will keep you coming back for more. The company announced on its first-quarter earnings call Thursday that prices for all its menu items will go up for the...

Man Fined $525 For Drink Refill At Veterans Affairs Hospital

AP | Hilary Hanson | April 17, 2014 | Weird News
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning. When Christopher Lewis of North Charleston, S.C., refilled his drink without paying Wednesday, a federal police officer gave him a ticket. Lewis...

Sides So Tasty You Won't Even Care About The Entrée

Lynn Andriani | April 17, 2014 | OWN
These 6 easy recipes from the new cookbook Choosing Sides single-handedly make any meal. By Lynn Andriani Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter .

14 Habits Of People With A Healthy Relationship To Food

Sarah Klein | April 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
There's a fine line between thinking carefully about what we put into our bodies and obsessing over it or restricting it dangerously. Whether our particular issue is emotional eating, binge eating, disordered eating or we just can't seem to get a handle on the whole nutrition thing, we can all...

America's Picky Eaters Are Overhauling The Restaurant Industry

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | April 17, 2014 | Business
In Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich's vision of the future, every restaurant could have "a different menu for every person." Shaich's chain and others are bringing his vision closer to reality, making it easier for diners to order exactly to their preferences instead of picking from a rigid set...

This Coffee Machine Forces You To Make Friends Before It'll Dispense Your Drink

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | April 17, 2014 | Taste
Small talk before coffee? In other words, our worst nightmare.

This State Is One Step Closer To Labeling GMOs

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | April 16, 2014 | Politics
By Carey Gillam and Lisa Baertlein April 16 (Reuters) - The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which require...

Mandatory GMO Labeling Bill Passed In Vermont Senate, Could Be Nation's First

Reuters | Nick Visser | April 16, 2014 | Green
By Carey Gillam and Lisa Baertlein April 16 (Reuters) - The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make the state the first in the United States to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops. "We are really excited that Vermont is going to be...

You've Been Cutting Tomatoes Wrong, But This Hack Shows You To Cut Them Like A Ninja (VIDEO)

Sarah Barness | April 16, 2014 | Taste
You'll be face palming in no time.

Hundreds Of Rabbits Died To Make This Billboard

Ryan Grenoble | April 17, 2014 | Green
A New Zealand pizza chain hopped into a good deal of controversy for a rabbit pizza it's serving for Easter, and the fur-covered billboard it's using to advertise the meal. "New For Easter: RABBIT PIZZA," the text on the billboard for Hell Pizza states, continuing, "Made from real...

Sorry, Domino's Is Not Serving A Fried Chicken Pizza Crust

Tyler McCarthy | April 16, 2014 | Taste

KFC Double Down Is Coming Back Day After 4/20

Alexander C. Kaufman | April 16, 2014 | Business
KFC is doubling down on one of its most questionable menu items. The Double Down, a bacon and cheese monstrosity sandwiched between two fried chicken filets instead of bread, is coming back on April 21, USA Today reported Wednesday morning. KFC spokesman Rick Maynard told The Huffington...

How Food Texture Influences Our Perception Of Calories

Amanda L. Chan | April 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
Everyone knows that crunchy carrot sticks are a less-caloric choice than, say, mashed potatoes loaded with cream and butter. And a new study shows just how the texture of these foods might also help us to discern the calorie estimations. The research, published in the Journal of...
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