Recent Posts

Breaking down all-natural energy drinks

April 29, 2011

Though the packaging often advertises guarana, taurine, and other micronutrients, the energy of energy drinks really comes from its blend of sugar and caffeine.

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Why do you eat what you eat?

April 8, 2011

Sometimes I wonder what’s going through the minds of other customers. It’s fun to step into their shoes and see food through their eyes.

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Oregonians push for food security

April 6, 2011

A group of Oregonians living in Willamette Valley want to turn the ‘grass seed capital of the world’ into a large organic farm capable of feeding nearby communities.

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Rising meat prices may drive eaters to insects

April 1, 2011

Global trends in demand and supply may make meat a scarcity over the next decade. What’s a patriotic, god-fearing carnivore to do?

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Study: Eating fresh food reduces exposure to BPA

March 30, 2011

Though the link between canned foods and measurable BPA seems straightforward, the industry has spent time refuting it.

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Artificial food coloring

FDA panel to discuss artificial color warnings

March 29, 2011

A panel meets this week to discuss the possible link between artificial food coloring and hyperactivity in children.

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Natural and organic foods selling despite recession

March 28, 2011

Over the last few years, Americans have been downsizing their household budgets, saving money wherever they can.

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Pepsi Throwback is here to stay

March 24, 2011

Though the natural-ness of caramel color is up for debate, it’s great to see another company moving away from HFCS and putting a generally authentic product on the shelf.

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This is a different kind of food blog. Think of us as community of food epistemologists. We talk about what we eat and relate it toward an ever-evolving theory of eating.

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