Recommended Reading: 7 Longreads on What We’re Doing to Food & What Food Is Doing to Us

Modern Industrial Foods & Their Effects on the Human BodyWhat’s modern farming doing to our food? This recent article from the Natural Medicine Journal explores the health impact of modern interventions commonly used in the food industry – GM crops, pesticides, drugs, additives – and the benefits of opting for organic. Junk Food Is Bad […]

Sugar: The Difference-Maker

Recently, we ran across a not-very-surprising-yet-kind-of-interesting study published earlier this year in Caries Research. The “no surprise” part is that it confirmed the role for sucrose – ordinary table sugar – in tooth decay. Evaluating a group of children over the course of 13 years, the researchers found that those with the highest sugar intake […]

Organic Means Less Pesticide Exposure

There are lots of good reasons for opting for organic. For instance: More than one of those reasons hinge on a simple fact about organics: They don’t offer the super-sized, super-potent pesticide chemical cocktail industrially farmed crops provides. Now, new research – “among the first to predict adult exposures to organophosphate pesticides based on people’s […]

Stat!: Too Much Sugar

Max daily calories that the World Health Organization says should come from sugar: 10% of total Sugar consumption “target” recommended by WHO: 5% Target recommended by independent researchers to prevent tooth decay: 3% Percent of the average American adult’s daily calories that come from sugar: about 19% Of the average American youth’s daily calories: roughly […]

Food, GMOs & the Right to Know

In case you missed it last week in the run-up to Thanksgiving, the FDA recently announced that calorie counts will now need to be “clearly and conspicuously” posted on menus and displays in all establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations. “Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away […]

Want to Age Faster? Drink Lots of Soda Pop!

Sodas and other sugary drinks can damage your teeth. A lot. (Research from the University of Adelaide recently showed that the destruction starts within the first 30 seconds of exposure!) Regular consumption has also been shown raise your risk of stroke and heart disease. Now comes a new study suggesting that those cardiovascular issues may […]

On the Latest “Is Organic Healthier?” Research

Occasionally, we write about research findings that seem counter-intuitive or just too good to be true or otherwise just a little “off” – findings that often seem a little suspect due to their being funded by industry. (See this and this and this and this, for instance.) Last week on her Food Politics blog, Marion […]

What Did You Expect? (Sugarific Edition)

Hold onto your hats and glasses, folks! A study just published in the Journal of Dentistry finds that… Wait for it… Wait for it… Wait for it… Sugary drinks cause cavities in adults. And the more you drink, the higher your risk. Following nearly 1000 subjects for four years, the researchers found that those who […]