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Dr. Obvious: Diet And Blood Pressure

Here’s a good example of why researchers and scientists need to embrace the principle of interdisciplinary cooperation more resolutely. A new study of an Amazonian tribe seems to indicate a link between blood pressure and diet, but…

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Pity Poor, Maligned, Neglected Celery…

Celery is a vegetable that many cooks these days use simply for ceremonial purposes – like the obligatory stalk in a Bloody Mary / Caesar. But there’s much more to this trusty old kitchen staple than may meet the eye. And today seems as good as any to elucidate that point…

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London Sets Standard Banning Junk Food Ads

There’s been a lot of talk, in academic and government circles, about the effects of advertising junk foods to kids. Many jurisdictions have regulations governing TV advertising, but London, England, is pioneering restrictions in another ubiquitous medium…

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Fast Food Week!

Lots of Holiday-oriented food and ‘identity merchandise’ offers in the Fast Food News this week… Topping the list, Taco Bell’s new Triplelupa and Arby’s Beer Can Chicken. And OREOs gets into the music business!

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Clarifying The Romaine Lettuce Situation

We’re in the midst of another recall scare over tainted Romaine Lettuce, and it looks like the worst one yet. But the are some things to keep in mind – things that haven’t received a lot of media attention – that might make navigating the ‘crisis’ easier…

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American Thanksgiving Traditions

Turkey and Romaine Lettuce recalls may be casting a shadow on Thanksgiving dinners across the U.S. today, but our American cousins can still be happily thankful for some traditional dishes that aren’t usually enjoyed at any other time of year…

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