PETA says nudity is just one tactic it uses to draw attention to its animal-rights causes, including anti-fur campaigns and new efforts to promote a vegetarian lifestyle. It's not necessarily more effective than other types of shocking ads it's created.
Limited research on the health effects of indoor cookstoves and lack of affordable stoves and fuel has contributed to the problem of people getting sick and dying from indoor exposure to cooking smoke, say NIH Director Francis Collins and others.
D.C.'s food decision-makers met Monday in the first-ever "State of the Plate D.C." meeting, to learn more about how natural methods of meat production could yield serious health benefits for consumers.
Over 300 jobs are at stake if the company leaves its Cincinnati headquarters, so locals are tweeting the CEO. Not to be outdone, residents in Charlotte, N.C., have started their own campaign to lure the company to their city. It's a good-natured battle over a decision usually kept behind closed doors.
In farm communities, there are mixed feelings on conservation payments. Farmer Don Teske, of Wheaton, Kansas, says "the perception is that you're being paid to do nothing." They don't want to be park rangers, they want to farm.
Scientists and regulators have concluded time and time again that labeling genetically modified foods is unnecessary because they are no different than other foods. But food policy experts say just label them, already, so people can make their own choices.
A lot of people are going out of their way to avoid gluten. Some have celiac disease, while others have some degree of gluten sensitivity. But the perception that a gluten-free diet is always a healthful diet isn't quite accurate.
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