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Republicans Oppose New Dietary Guidelines
Advising people to eat less steak causes big controversy.
Ben & Jerry's Says 'I Dough' to Marriage Equality
The company renamed its existing Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream to honor gay marriage.
Could a 5-Day Fasting Diet Prolong You Life?
Calorie restriction may be a key to longevity—as long as you can stick with the plan.
The NSA Mingles With the Community at Its Own Farmers Market
From produce to honey, NSA employees enjoy a weekly visit from local vendors.
Good to the Last Byte: Food Gets Digitized
Get ready for the computer that serves mankind…tacos.
Is a Low-Carb Diet a Genuine Remedy for Obesity?
Like the meat, poultry and dairy lobby, low-carb advocates want you to ignore whole plant-based foods and just eat more meat.
FDA Issues Ban on Artificial Trans Fat
Federal health officials will require food manufacturers to remove partially hydrogenated oil from all products within three years.
High Steaks: The World of Female Competitive Eaters
If you have lunch with Molly Schuyler, a rising star in the competitive eating world, watch your fingers.
GMO Scientists Could Save the World From Hunger, If We Let Them
The gene-editing CRISPR technology will create crops that can feed us all.
Real Men Don’t Eat Gluten-Free Quiche
Is it less socially acceptable for guys to go against the grain?
Is Ice Cream Flavored Beer a Gateway Drug?
Neo-prohibitionists are treating adult alcohol drinkers like children.
Orange You Glad Kraft Mac and Cheese Won't Be Synthetically Day-Glo Colored Anymore?
Kraft plans to remove synthetic colors and artificial preservatives from its U.S. original flavor.
Making Healthier Chocolate That Tastes Better, Too
A traditional Ghanaian process produces cocoa beans with more antioxidant activity.
Prison Food Provider Goes 'Cage Free'—for Eggs
Aramark says the promise is an extension of its core mission, to “enrich and nourish lives.”
What Makes Baked Beans So Tasty? It's All the Wallpaper Glue
Cheap starch is used to bulk out foods marked 'healthy' or 'light', but it's not what we think - and it's making us fat.
Boy Has Seizure After Eating Too Much Licorice
After two weeks of quitting candy, the child’s brain swelling subsided.
McDonald’s Accused of Avoiding €1.2 Billion in European Tax
Report from coalition of trade unions and campaign groups estimates €713 million in tax avoided in France.
Faroe Islands Takes Nordic Cuisine to the Limits
Puffins, whale meat and cured lamb are among the taste offerings on the islands.
Why We Should Pay More for Our Food
A Newsweek investigation into the diets of Europeans reveals that our biggest problem is overconsumption
Anglican Leader Says Plight of Hungry in Britain More Shocking Than in Africa
The Archbishop of Canterbury says that seeing the hungry in Britain is more shocking, but less serious than some places in Africa
MEPs Sit Down to Taxpayer-Funded Foie Gras for Christmas Meal
The controversial food stuff made it on to the menu despite many farms falling short of EU standards
A 44-Page Water Menu from America's First 'Water Sommelier'
Martin Riese is here to enlighten you to the wonders of fancy water, from Arctic icebergs to Beverly Hills 90H20.
A Palm Pilot Program
A laser device can read your palm and see whether you’re eating right.
Extreme Orange Allergy Nearly Kills Toddler in First Recorded Case
No need to give up your morning glass of OJ, though.
The Cronut, Trendy Food of Five Minutes Ago, Returns
Making a Cronut in your very own kitchen is nothing short of a miracle.
Watch: Shocking Video of Live Ducklings Being Thrown Into Grinder During Foie Gras Production
Only male ducks are used in the production of foie gras, so the female ducklings are viewed as surplus to requirements
'Torture in a Can': French Foie Gras Farmers Failing to Improve Appalling Conditions
Sterile, mute and crammed into tiny cages, the ducks are force-fed twice a day for two weeks before the trip to the abattoir
Why Environmentalists Want Us to All Eat Bugs
Insects are surprisingly nutritious and environmentally-friendly to raise. Plus, most of the world already loves them.
Healthy Food Is Growing More Expensive than Unhealthy Food: Study
The finding comes amid intensified public discussion of increased obesity rates.
The Curious Case of the Chinese Chicken Import-Export Business
Despite safety concerns and little economic incentive, the U.S. is shipping chickens to China for processing