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Mailbag: What about soy?

April 21, 2010

Soy products, generally, are meat analogues. Meat analogues resemble actual meat products, like burgers and beef jerky. The nutritional advantage to soy is that it offers protein for vegetarians.

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Coca Cola: Hecho en Mexico

April 2, 2010

Aside from high fructose corn syrup, I don’t have any real concerns about American Coca Cola. But for me, HFCS is a big deal. I try, mightily, to avoid HFCS.

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Salpica Rustic Tomato Salsa: Reviewed

March 12, 2010

Late in the Winter season, or early in the Spring season, there comes a time where you run out of canned tomatoes. Why do we can tomatoes in the first place? Because the ones shipped in from other parts of the country, or even other continents, are not as fresh. They were picked days ago […]

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Are organic foods more nutritious?

March 11, 2010

Answering a question like this one is impossible in one study; rather, we need to look at an entire collection of related studies. In research, we call this meta-analysis.

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Fajitas with ground buffalo

March 10, 2010

Buffalo is a great substitute for ground beef in just about everything. Here we try buffalo with fajitas to produce a delicious meal.

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Are organic farms less efficient?

March 10, 2010

This post is the second in a series of responses to typical anti-organic, anti-local talking points. My first article considered whether or not organic foods are too expensive for the average American family. Today’s subject is the the efficiency of organic farms. Conventional farms use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and genetically-modified (GM) seed to boost yield. […]

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Are organic foods too expensive?

March 9, 2010

If we eat better food, as a society, we may pay more at the checkout counter. But our insurance premiums drop. Critics like Martosko always seem to miss this.

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News: FDA warning on product health claims

March 8, 2010

The FDA is entrusted by consumers to be a watchdog over health claims such as POM Wonderful’s. Manufacturers and marketers are not allowed to just claim their product offers certain benefits without substantial proof.

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