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Monoglycerides and diglycerides

October 18, 2010

Quick, take a look at the food ingredient label. Do you see monoglycerides and diglycerides? Just what they heck are they?

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Mechanically separated chicken

October 6, 2010

Prior to the 1960s, chicken processors would throw out the scraps. Not anymore.

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Overfishing: The rise of farmed fish and Frankenfish

September 24, 2010

The incredible demand for sushi and other seafood has put a lot of strain of the planet’s natural fish stocks. We are simply overfishing our oceans

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Corn sugar: Coming soon to your food labels

September 15, 2010

The Corn Refiners Association of America wants to rebrand high fructose corn syrup as corn sugar.

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A video primer into the food challenges we face

August 31, 2010

Kevin Walker, Scott Winterstein, and Erin O’Donnell coordinate a short video called “Food and You”, which offers an overview of food production, eating, and the future.

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Kobe beef: Very good, very expensive

August 27, 2010

Kobe beef is, perhaps, the most sought-after steak in the world. How does a cow get to be worth $300 per pound?

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Healthy Incentives Pilot will subsidize better food choices

August 24, 2010

Next Fall, randomly-selected households in a Massachusetts county will get 30 cents back for every dollar they spend on fruits and vegetables.

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The rise—and fall—of foodie

August 23, 2010

Nearly 30 years ago, foodie emerged from the ashes of gourmet. Today, the label is in freefall.

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