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More to nut butters than plain ol’ peanut

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December 31, 2018, 6:03am Health

As children, my brother and I would heavily debate the merits of creamy vs. crunchy peanut butter; I was partial to extra crunchy, while he preferred his smooth as Skippy. Children these days have much more to debate than just the crunch. Many other nut and seed butters have entered… Read story

Blue Apron makes bid for customers with healthy meal kits

December 31, 2018, 6:03am Business

Blue Apron has a New Year’s resolution: sell healthier meals, and get more customers. Read story

Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey

December 23, 2018, 2:35pm Business

A Minnesota-based poultry producer is recalling more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with salmonella. Read story

FILE - This Feb. 20, 2015 file photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York.

Peanut allergy drug excites

FILE - This Feb. 20, 2015 file photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York.

December 3, 2018, 6:05am Health

A large study provides the strongest evidence that children and teenagers can be desensitized to peanut allergies through controlled, escalating exposure to a substance that could otherwise trigger a life-threatening reaction — an advance that specialists said was likely to herald the development of new food allergy drugs. Read story

Calories aren’t as important as carbs, according to a study published in the BMJ medical journal.

Study says cutting carbs keeps weight off

Calories aren’t as important as carbs, according to a study published in the BMJ medical journal.

December 3, 2018, 6:02am Health

In a study of overweight people maintaining weight loss, those on a low-carbohydrate diet burned about 250 more calories per day than those on a high-carbohydrate diet. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018 file photo, romaine lettuce sits on the shelves as a shopper walks through the produce area of an Albertsons market in Simi Valley, Calif. After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. The latest outbreak underscores the challenge of eliminating risk for vegetables grown in open fields and eaten raw. It also highlights the role of nearby cattle operations and the delay of stricter federal food safety regulations. (AP Photo/Mark J.

Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018 file photo, romaine lettuce sits on the shelves as a shopper walks through the produce area of an Albertsons market in Simi Valley, Calif. After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. The latest outbreak underscores the challenge of eliminating risk for vegetables grown in open fields and eaten raw. It also highlights the role of nearby cattle operations and the delay of stricter federal food safety regulations. (AP Photo/Mark J.

November 29, 2018, 11:53am Health

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. Read story

Earthbound Farm Organic romaine lettuce in a grocery store in New York in 2013. Richard B.

Romaine is available once again, but pay attention

Earthbound Farm Organic romaine lettuce in a grocery store in New York in 2013. Richard B.

November 28, 2018, 4:39pm Health

Romaine lettuce is on its way back to grocery stores. Read story

Now in grocery aisle: Dietician

November 26, 2018, 6:05am Health

With roughly 20,000 new food products flooding the market each year in packages often riddled with confusing health claims and verification stamps, choosing groceries has become a dizzying experience. If you have a special dietary problem, such as a food allergy, the maze becomes even more complex. Major grocery chains,… Read story

This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 photo shows part of an ingredient label, which lists “artificial flavoring,” on a packet of candy in New York. In November 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to give companies two years to purge their products of the six ingredients, described only as “artificial flavors” on packages. The words “artificial flavor” or “natural flavor” refer to any of thousands of ingredients.

No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 photo shows part of an ingredient label, which lists “artificial flavoring,” on a packet of candy in New York. In November 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to give companies two years to purge their products of the six ingredients, described only as “artificial flavors” on packages. The words “artificial flavor” or “natural flavor” refer to any of thousands of ingredients.

November 13, 2018, 9:53am Health

Six artificial flavors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their safety, but good luck to anyone who wants to know which cookies, candies or drinks they’re in. Read story

Those who eat organic foods frequently were less likely to develop cancer, according to a recent study.

Study: Eating organic foods might help keep cancer away

Those who eat organic foods frequently were less likely to develop cancer, according to a recent study.

November 12, 2018, 6:05am Health

Frequently eating organic foods can lower the overall risk of developing cancer, a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests. Read story