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Require Companies to Label Genetically Modified Food?

Should Companies Be Required to Label Genetically Modified Foods? One of the biggest arguments in the food world these days involves products that have been genetically modified. Consumer advocates have been pushing for rules requiring companies to label foods that contain ingredients that have been modified for any number of purposes, such as making them [...]

By |2016-01-21T22:07:31+00:00January 21st, 2016|Nutrition|

Does Your Rice Contain Arsenic?

Consumer Reports’ new data and guidelines are important for everyone but especially for gluten avoiders. Our most recent testing and analysis gave us some new information on the risk of arsenic exposure in infants and children through rice cereal and other rice products. We looked at data released by the Food and Drug Administration in [...]

By |2016-01-21T22:06:43+00:00January 21st, 2016|Nutrition|

Is Omega-3 All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Name the affliction—heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, depression, asthma—and omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent it. Or maybe not…. That is the confusion being stirred up by new research on omega-3s, fats found in cold-water fish and plant oils that have intrigued nutrition scientists ever since the 1970s discovery that Greenland Eskimos rarely die from heart [...]

By |2016-01-21T22:02:17+00:00January 21st, 2016|Nutrition|

How flavor drives nutrition

For nearly a half century, America has been on a witch hunt to find the ingredient that is making us fat. In the 1980s, the culprit was fat itself. Next it was carbs. Today, sugar is the enemy—unless you’re caught up in the war on gluten. And none of it has worked. Obesity is now [...]

By |2017-03-28T16:39:02+00:00December 10th, 2015|Nutrition|
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