The greenhouse gas emissions from the 55 million tons of food the U.S. food wastes every year add up to to 135 million tons a year. Some foods, like beef, have a much bigger impact on the climate than others.
The CDC says that the Jensen Farms-related cantaloupe outbreak has extended to 20 states so far, starting on or after July 31. State and local health departments all over the country are investigating other listeriosis illnesses to determine if they are part of this outbreak.
The Yokohama squash was first introduced to North America around 1860, but it disappeared from catalogs in the 1880s — until now. Jere Gettle offers advice on how to save and grow heirloom vegetables in The Heirloom Life Gardener.
Even though the FDA started allowing makers of foods containing barley and oats to advertise how good they are for the heart a few years back, demand for the crops is still relatively low. We seem to like our meat and potatoes better.
USDA's proposed limits on starchy vegetables like the potato in school lunch have spurred the potato lobby, school food service directors, and members of Congress into action. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is stressing the spud's potassium and dietary fiber.
A Scottish restaurant's competition to see who could eat the spiciest curry — and raise money for charity in the process — has ended in painful trips to the emergency room for at least two participants.
It all started when Wu forgot to pack her lunch one day. What she says she saw? "It was barely recognizable as food." Like for example, she found that many chicken nuggets were just 50 percent chicken.
Canned pumpkin is not just for pies anymore. Pet owners feed it to pudgy doggies to help them lose weight without feeling deprived. A similar principal of bulking up on healthy stuff applies to people diets, too.
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