Although legumes, such as lentils, chick peas and dried beans are an integral part of diets in other parts of the world, they are generally not featured prominently in western diets.
There it sits, a deep-green beauty at the farmers’ market: that sweet, crisp nutritional dynamo we know as fresh local broccoli.
Last March, a third party watchdog group, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found dangerous levels of a carcinogen in the caramel coloring of Coke and Pepsi products.
There may be a convenient way to satiate your hunger while on the go, but fast food hamburgers appear to offer little in the way of actual meat content, according to a recent study published in the journal Annals of Diagnostic Pathology.
Shocking photos posted on the internet claim to show behind-the-scenes filth at a Golden Corral restaurant.
A real-life Super Size Me, only for 16 years instead of a month. Want to take a guess what happens to your body?
It turns out I underestimated Metro bureaucrats’ capacity for folly. I wrote the transit system would look silly if it let perish 1,000 flowers planted secretly at the Dupont Circle station by local garden artist Henry Docter, the Phantom Planter.
Aquaponics has the potential to revolutionize Uganda's food system, and it's economy. At least that's what Charles Mulamata thinks, and he's putting his time and money where his mouth is, trying to make it popular and common in his native country.
Listeria was recently identified as the cause of one death and four others being sickened in four states; the Listeria was linked to cheese distributed by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company based in Waterloo, Wisconsin.
Grilling on a holiday like the Fourth of July, when you’ve got the day off, is easy. You can take your time; pull out your artisanal hardwood charcoal; light it in your chimney starter; build a perfect two-level fire; and lovingly tend your rib-eye,
In aquaponics, you are actually growing 3 things: bacteria, fish & plants. The fish & plants are pretty obvious, but the magic that makes it all happen are aerobic bacteria that convert the fish waste into a perfect plant food.
After the Michigan DNR, prompted by BigAg, outlawed heritage hog breeds by administrative fiat in late 2011, a handful of Michigan farmers fought back against the DNR’s attempt to destroy their livelihood. An important hearing in Mark Baker’s case wi
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Files Appeal in Wisconsin Raw Milk Case.
The law re-introducing a 16% value-added tax on most foods further inflamed discontent at a time when teachers are in their second week of a nationwide strike demanding higher allowances, while other civil servants are clamoring for higher pay.
All of those antiquated government talking points about the alleged dangers of drinking raw milk have once again been debunked, this time by a series of scientific risk assessments recently published in the Journal of Food Protection.
The next burger you bite into might be a horsemeat burger, thanks to the U.S. government approving horse slaughterhouses to produce meat for human consumption. Valley Meat Co in Roswell, New Mexico, is being green-lighted by the USDA, which will rout
Sustainable food campaigners want people to eat bugs, but some may find it hard to stomach.
Most of us know that GMOs are required to be labeled or even completely banned in some other nations.
As food production costs continue to skyrocket due to struggling economies, fuel prices and extreme weather, manufacturers worldwide are becoming creative.
Juicing can be an intimidating practice, even for the most seasoned natural health enthusiast. It not only takes time and effort, but an ambitious pallet to experiment with different flavor profiles among fruits and vegetables.
Cooksey ran a Dear Abby-style advice column on his blog in which he gave one-on-one advice about how to follow the low carbohydrate “paleo” diet. The Board deemed Cooksey’s advice the unlicensed practice of nutritional counseling
I’m beginning to think there’s a nation-wide government conspiracy against either lemonade or children, because these lemonade stand shutdowns seem to be getting more common. If you set up a stand for your kids, be prepared for the cops.
A craving for sweets is the same brain function that drug addicts and alcoholics experience for their "fix." The quick reward that comes with eating processed carbs activates the addiction areas of the brain.
"He's like 'let's see what kind of flavor it gives it.' So we ran it and it gave good flavor," Gross said. "It's like anything else, what you feed them is what they're going to taste like. It's almost like a savory alfalfa fed cow or alfalfa fed pig.
A damning new report on Celestial Seasonings' line of 'all natural' teas reveals that 91 percent of the teas sampled contained pesticide levels that exceeded U.S. federal limits.
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more p
While on my own personal journey to learn more about the pros and cons of consuming gluten,
Okay, they taste good… and they’re easy. In fact, they’re everywhere you look.
New business opportunities abound in the state of Colorado, where Amendment 64 to legalize the recreational sale and use of marijuana was recently passed with flying colors by 1.36 million enthusiastic Colorado voters.
The average individual gains about a pound or two every year.