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David Greenwalt: High-Protein Diets, Conflicts of Interest and the Media's Hunger for High-Impact Headline

Red Room | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By David Greenwalt Despite the popularity of bashing high-protein diets like Atkins and Paleo the totality of the research indicates it may be more p...

WATCH: What 'Cage-Free' And 'Free-Range' Actually Mean

Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

Cage-free eggs are pretty commonplace on supermarket shelves. But if you imagine they must come from a bunch of chickens roaming around the farmyard p...

'Little Or No Standards' For Many Food Labels

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 11.12.2012 | Food

FRESNO, Calif. -- Want to avoid pesticides and antibiotics in your produce, meat, and dairy foods? Prefer to pay more to make sure farm animals were t...

Organic Meat May Have Higher Parasite Risk

Posted 06.08.2012 | Food

Organic meat may be more likely to carry the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, according to new research. Scientists with the Centers for Disease Control...

5 Food Labels That Mean Nothing

Organic Authority.com | Posted 03.13.2012 | Food
Organic Authority.com

While certain words and phrases such as "Low Sodium" or "Certified USDA Organic" are regulated and certified by government agencies, most are not -- and it's up to the consumer to read between the lines in order to find something healthy to eat.

Eco Etiquette: What's The Greenest Thanksgiving Turkey?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm about to order my Tha...

Humane Meat Is the Solution to What, Again?

Nil Zacharias | Posted 08.21.2011 | Food
Nil Zacharias

No one can deny that it's better to be less cruel in the ways we confine and kill animals (if we are going to kill and eat them anyway), but if we're interested in long-term change, we can't look at killing with kindness or gratitude as a solution in itself.

Raise Your Own BBQ Wings: A Workshop in Backyard Chicken Harvesting

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

I have now been eating my own meat birds for two seasons, and I was excited to do the slow-motion magic trick of turning a live chicken into a perfect roasting bird just like you'd see at the grocery store.

Meat, greet, eat

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Ellen Snortland

It helps to have a personal relationship with your next meal Sitting down to supper as a 4-year-old, I recall my sisters' ardent concerns about who w...

Organic Egg on Our Faces

Suzan Colón | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Suzan Colón

If you pay more for organic, cage-free eggs, guess what: The yolk's on you.

Avoiding Factory Farm Foods: An Eater's Guide

Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Nicolette Hahn Niman

Eventually, I mostly gave up on supermarkets and began exploring new ways to get at the good food I was seeking. My goal was simple: I wanted all my food to come from places I would enjoy visiting.

Meat Labels: What Do They Really Mean?

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
The Stir

You're strolling past the meat counter, wondering what to grill this weekend, and you see all of those labels: organic, free range, natural. Natural? ...

Leave Your Children at the Park and Your Paranoia at Bay

Darell Hammond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darell Hammond

The newly proclaimed "Take Your Children to the Park... and Leave Them There Day" (this Saturday, May 22) has a provocative name for a reason: to call...

Eco-Food Buzz Words: What Do They Mean? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Local. Organic. Cage Free. Free Range. What does it all mean? It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of labels out there for your food, a...

What's Next For Jonathan Safran Foer And Eating Animals?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Beginning the week of October 26, 2009, we ran a series of reviews on HuffPost Books on Jonathan Safran Foer's new book, Eating Animals. It was a surp...

Your "All Natural, Organic, Free-Range Turkey" Never Ate Its Natural Food Or Stepped Outdoors

Steven R. Gundry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven R. Gundry

A farmer can keep your turkey in a dark warehouse, open a door just once to a patch of grass and the "access to the outside" distinction for the USDA 'free-range' label has been met.

Eating Animals: Why Eating Matters

Kathy Freston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kathy Freston

If ever there was a book that could profoundly affect our lives at the most fundamental level, this one is it.

What Men Want

Dr. Nicholas Perricone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nicholas Perricone

Eating a lot of fish and fresh fruit and vegetables is ideal for creating beautiful skin and eliminating body fat, and is ideal for women andmen.

Beyond Organic: Animals Raised Organic Can Be Mistreated and Caged, in the Guise of Good

Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Makenna Goodman

Organic may, in fact, be little more than a sweet notion and marketing campaign that rests easy the hearts of the eco-conscious consumer. Organic, in other words, is not always the right choice.

Are Contrarians Helping or Hurting the Food Movement? Pork Op-Ed in NYT a Shill for Big Ag

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

It seems that the New York Times, in its desperation to sell papers, fell into the trap of story building over truth-finding.

Vegans And Meat-Eaters Unite To Support California's Proposition 2

The Huffington Post | Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Proposition 2, a sweeping California ballot initiative designed to improve the treatment that farm animals receive, will be decided by voters on Novem...