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What’s Good to Eat? More Resources on Food and Nutrition

Further reading related the new Scientific American special issue about food
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Can We Trust Monsanto with Our Food?
The real truth about GMOs

How to Really Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer: Why the Paleo Diet is Half-Baked [Interactive & Infographic]
We are not biologically identical to our Paleolithic predecessors, nor do we have access to the foods they ate

What’s Stopping Us from Eating Insects?
How many of you watch Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel? And how many of you have said, “I would never eat that!”

Whole-Grain Foods are Not Always Healthful
Often synonymous with good health, whole grains may lack heart-healthy fiber—in fact, some processed forms increase cardiovascular risks

Dear American Consumers: Please Don’t Start Eating Healthfully. Sincerely, the Food Industry
The push to make you think about and talk about health in a certain way—equating health with how you look, instead of outcomes like quality of life and reduced disease risk

Why People Aren’t Buying into Organic Food Products
Although the organic market has grown, it is still a small slice of the pie

How to Make People Eat Dog Food
Volunteers consumed dog food in a study investigating whether people can distinguish it from pâté

Test-Tube Burger: Lab-Culture Meat Passes Taste Test (Sort of)
Faux filets anyone? A researcher serves up hamburger patty created from stem cells, but supermarket sales are still a long way off

Is Sugar Really Toxic? Sifting through the Evidence
By consuming so much sugar, we are not just demonstrating weak willpower and indulging our sweet tooth—we are in fact poisoning ourselves, according to a group of doctors

Gluten Sensitivity: What Does It Really Mean?
In the past, the very existence of the condition has been questioned because of its unclear diagnosis. New studies, however, suggest that it really does exist

Tread Lightly: Labels That Translate Calories into Walking Distance Could Induce People to Eat Less
Including the amount of physical activity needed to burn off the calories from a meal caused people to order on average 200 calories less in an online survey

Human Ancestors Were Nearly All Vegetarians
Paleolithic diets have become all the rage, but are they getting our ancestral diet all wrong?

Can Synthetic Biology Keep your Food Safe?
A Boston-based start-up company will market a test kit to detect deadly bacteria in processing plants, before food reaches the grocery store

Coffee Boosts Recognition of Positive Words
A recent study finds that we tend to recognize words associated with positive thoughts faster after we've had some coffee

Could Disposable Coffee Pods Help Stem Climate Change?
Pod-based coffee machines produce much more waste on a per-cup basis than the conventional drip coffee maker, and their waste is far more troublesome than simply paper and coffee grounds

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