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Processed Food

Salt Sugar Fat: Exposing the Junk Food War

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Books
Kerry Trueman

From Bagdad to bacteria? Launchables to Lunchables? That's one way to sum up the somewhat peculiar career path of Michael Moss, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the meticulously researched, scathing new exposé, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.

My Conversation With Michael Moss: Bullies, Bodies, and the Body Politic

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The food industry brings in serious muscle to bully us into eating too much of all the wrong things, while someone counts the cash. Any conversation about personal responsibility or public policy that fails to acknowledge this reality is either disingenuous, or uninformed.

WATCH: Processed Foods Remain 'Fresh' After Several Months

Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living

You know that store-bought guacamole that sat in the back of your fridge for months because you forgot about it? Melanie Warner, author of Pandora's L...

This Is Why Coca-Cola Is So Addictive

Michael Moss | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Moss

In creating products that will sell consistently, food manufacturers learned to walk a line between the extremes of an exciting first bite or sip and the utterly familiar. More than any other product, Coke had mastered this balancing act.

What You Don't Know About Processed Food

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Writer Melanie Warner, whose new behind-the-scenes-look-at-the-world-of-processed-foods book, Pandora's Lunchbox, is out this week, spent the past year and a half investigating how processed foods are actually made.

New Book Reveals How Processed Food Took Over The American Meal

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living

There's been a lot of information coming out recently about both how we are eating and what we should be eating. Michael Moss, in a great New York Tim...

The Right Stuff

Kip Pastor | Posted 03.24.2013 | Home
Kip Pastor

There's not a list that you can just memorize and live by. Good eating requires a life-style change. It requires more time to learn, more time to shop, and more time to cook. It all begins with better education.

The Problem With "Unreal" Candy and Nutrition Facts Labels

Rachel Marie Stone | Posted 03.17.2013 | Home
Rachel Marie Stone

The magic of nutritional lables is that they somehow level ground that can't actually be leveled. We'll never fix anything by replacing one product with another and treating the new product as mindlessly as we did the old.

Vegetarian Like Me: Meatless Milestone

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 02.13.2013 | Home
Hilary Sheinbaum

Perhaps the unpleasant memory of making a meaty meal had faded from my mind, or maybe I missed having more options on my menu. Either way, it was a personal decision to give up meat and an entirely new one when I reintroduced it to my diet.

Meatless Monday: Friends With Benefits

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

What does produce have going for it? Everything. But it's saddled with the geeky rep of being good for you. We've shown time and time again we just don't care. Considering how eager vegetables are to make friends and get along well with others, though, it seems kind of cruel to keep dismissing them.

This Holiday, Give Thanks and Get Real (About Our Food!)

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 01.20.2013 | Home
Frances Moore Lappe

Our exceedingly bright species has ended up creating a "food" system so inefficient that much of it doesn't really produce food at all!

Cancer Is a War the West Probably Can't Win

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christina Patterson

Forty years ago, when Richard Nixon signed the U.S. National Cancer Act, most Americans thought a cure would be found in five years. They thought that if you could put a man on the moon, you could make sure a man wasn't killed by a few rogue cells.

Creepy Ingredients Lurking In Your Halloween Candy

Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living

You might expect to find beetles and animal bones in a haunted house this Halloween. You probably don't expect to find them in your Halloween candy. ...

Top 7 Genetically Modified Crops

Margie Kelly | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Margie Kelly

Do you have any cereals, crackers, cookies, snack bars, soy milk or baby formula? How about anything with corn syrup or processed food made from corn? If so, you are probably eating food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

What Happened When I Stopped Eating 'Fat-Free' And 'Low-Cal' Foods For A Month

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Jancee Dunn To keep her weight down, Jancee Dunn lived on a round-the-clock snackfest of chiplike things, frozen "treats," and other foods n...

Schools Ban Flamin' Hot Cheetos, But Why Stop There?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.19.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Various schools around the country are banning Flamin' Hot Cheetos. But what makes Flamin' Hot Cheetos so different from other junk food that it deserves its own special ban in schools? And why are schools in the business of selling this stuff?

Why Is Everything on Pinterest So Beige?

Anne Maxfield | Posted 11.27.2012 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Meanwhile, I'm going to keep posting and searching out a variety of things. While my inner geek may make sure that most of what goes up is bright, colorful and delicious, the ruthless marketer might be looking for the next molten chocolate cake! What do you pin?

Burn the Calorie

Dr. James Costello | Posted 09.13.2012 | Science
Dr. James Costello

When we chat with friends about food and drink, the word "calorie" inevitably works its way into the conversation. The calorie these days seems more concrete and real than ever before, commanding respect and fear.

Maple Spam Doughnuts, Plus 10 Crazy Processed Food Recipes

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

If you're like most of us, you typically turn to Coca-Cola for a drink, Heinz ketchup for dipping your fries and Fritos chips for snacking. But it tur...

This Is Why We Are Fat

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money

Health advocates have one tip for Americans trying to eat less fat, sodium and sugar in their diets: Shop the perimeter. In other words, buy food from...

The Last Diet You Will Ever Need

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Each of us has the capacity to make the small changes in our lives that will create big changes in our food landscape, our agriculture and even our government policies.

Do You Need Vitamins And Supplements?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

A balanced diet of fresh, nutritious foods is still the ideal way to get the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Still, millions of Americans automatically pop supplements every day, and some go so far as to take massive-dose "mega-vitamins."

Mind-Boggling Nutrition Guidance? You Betcha'!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The National Consumers League, claiming to represent consumers' interests, issued a press release this week announcing they had submitted a complaint to the FDA, asking the agency to banish NuVal from the nation's supermarkets.

9 Nasty Truths About Your Favorite Foods

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Martha Rosenberg

Many farmers and agricultural professionals are miffed that the days of "it's-none-of-your-business" farming are over. Once upon a time, consumers cared only about the price and wholesomeness of food and didn't worry about -- or videotape -- its origins and "disassembly."

12 Processed 'Foods' With More Than 25 Ingredients

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living

While we're all for eating nutritious, whole foods whenever possible, we also know the reasons you reach for that frozen pizza or those pre-made veggi...