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Cultured Beef: Do We Really Need a $380,000 Burger Grown in Petri Dishes?

For the first time, the public has been treated to the spectacle of lab-grown meat cooked and eaten via live Webcast. Backed by Google billionaire Sergey Brin, Dutch tissue engineer Mark Post unveiled his “cultured beef” at a press event on August 5, answering the question posed by a 2011 Scientific American feature: “When Will [...]..

August 5, 2013 — David Biello
Dear Beverage Industry: Yes, 12-Year-Olds Are Children.

Dear Beverage Industry: Yes, 12-Year-Olds Are Children.

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity (full disclosure: I work for them) just released the Sugary Drink Facts Report, exhaustively detailing the nutrition of products offered by the beverage industry, and how the industry markets them...

November 21, 2014 — Patrick Mustain
Astronaut nutrition: staying healthy for a year in space

Astronaut nutrition: staying healthy for a year in space

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly leaves the earth for his International Space Station mission in 2015, he won’t walk the aisles of a grocery store for a year.  To ensure he and other long-term astronauts stay healthy, NASA must make certain they have the proper food in tow...

September 5, 2013 — Julianne Wyrick

Food Security and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The relationship between HIV/AIDS and food security is incredibly complex. For this guest post, I invited two experts on this issue to share their knowledge, insight, and experience.

April 22, 2014 — Layla Eplett
Judging Food By Its Cover: Nutrition Labels Are One Area Where Consumer Is Not King

Judging Food By Its Cover: Nutrition Labels Are One Area Where Consumer Is Not King

It's a tired refrain: "It's all about consumer choice, we can't limit choice, the consumer is king."  Every time some pesky public health advocate wants to try to reform the food environment, the industry starts to shriek about limiting choices and taking away people's freedom.  New York City's attempt to remove "bucket" as an acceptable [...]..

August 28, 2014 — Patrick Mustain

Carob versus Chocolate

Nutrition Diva: Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous

April 6, 2014 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine