Why is there such push back against dietary changes to support climate change? Read how a self-described beef-lover took a closer look at the climate impact of beef — and started eating a little less meat each week.
Food Allergy Testing: What To Expect
Two years ago, a typical breakfast outing with my family changed our lives. My six-month-old showed interest in my scrambled eggs, so I gave him a few spoonfuls. By the time we got home ten minutes later, his face was red and hives were popping up across his face. After a visit to pediatric urgent … Continue reading Food Allergy Testing: What To Expect
Is Juice Plus+ really as good as eating fruits and vegetables?
Americans spend a lot of money on vitamins. Is that really necessary? We examine one popular product in this post, and provide information about healthy eating.
What Is The Best Milk For The Environment?
Every bite of food we eat comes at a cost, whether you measure that cost in methane emitted from cow burps, herbicides used to save soybeans from weeds, or hours worked by farm laborers to pick and process food. Some foods come with a higher environmental cost than others. In this post, we look at … Continue reading What Is The Best Milk For The Environment?
The Social Consequences of the GMO Debate
"GMOs" have become a stand-in for some very real concerns, but fear, anger, and distrust over "GMOs" distract us from these deeper questions.
Are We Worried About Missing Out On Beneficial Bacteria If We Don’t Buy Organic Apples?
In this installment of "Are We Worried," we look at news stories reporting that organic apples offer far more diverse gut bacteria than conventionally-grown apples.
A Guide to Washing Produce
This post focuses on the importance of washing produce, recommended methods to wash fruits and vegetables, the safety of food wax, and whether cleaning solutions are needed to wash fruits and vegetables.
A SciMom Visits (and Eats) Arctic apples
What are Arctic apples and why are the SciMoms excited about them? These apples could reduce food waste and provide other benefits.
Added hormones in poultry, pork, beef, and dairy
In our latest post, Layla reviews the use added hormones in poultry, pork, beef, and dairy. Are these safe? Why are they banned in certain countries? Do they cause early puberty? This post answers all these questions, and more.
What Should We Eat?
There are no simple answers to the question of what we should eat. We all have to find what works for us in a complex, interwoven food system.