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The Secret to Becoming Immune to Mosquito Bites

Like most allergies, you can become immune to mosquito bites, but it might not be worth it.Hosted by: Hank GreenHead to https://scishowfinds.com/ for hand selected artifacts of the universe! --------

Luzia Among Specimens Likely Lost in Brazil Museum Fire | SciShow News

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Weekend Reading, 9.16.18

{pixabay|100|campaign} My current DI placement is at a nursing home that offers both long- and short-term care. I’m learning a lot about what and how people eat when they’re recovering from surger

Weekly Tips- A Win for Soda Taxes and a Lose for GMOs

This week news that GMOs haven't really performed as expected, Harvard study supports soda tax and just for fun, Food Babe takes on Bojangles

Can Cold Showers Really Improve Your Health?

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Why Babies & Toddlers Hate Vegetables (and what to do about it!)

This post might be a rude awakening for some parents and it’s not meant to be a slap in the face, but I think it’s important to share the truth about foods that are marketed towards babies and tod

Soda company pouring rights contracts: exposed!

I first wrote about soda company pouring rights contracts in 2000.  I also discussed these contracts in Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning). These contracts are still a big issue, at leas

Why Don't Birds Have Vertical Tails Like Airplanes?

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Unsavory Truth: How I deal with conflicts of interest

Coming October 30:  My new book about food company sponsorship of nutrition research and its effects on public health.   To introduce the book, which describes the consequences of conflicts of inte

The Best Wild Caught Marine Collagen Source Revealed!

I’m turning 40 soon. And even though I feel better than when I was in my 20’s (yes, really), the subtle signs of aging have caught me by surprise… The other day I asked my husband, “Did I alw

What should be done to repopulate and reinvigorate rural America?

I’m catching up on reading and just came across the USDA’s annual report, Rural America at a Glance, 2017. Rural areas, says the USDA, face challenges: Outmigration Increased adult mortality (opio

Weekend reading: Food Justice Now!

Johsua Sbicca.  Food Justice Now!  Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle.  University of Minnesota Press, 2018. This book is about how to turn the “eat-better” food movement into a movement fo

6 Dangerous Diseases Hiding in U.S. Backyards

Microbes are all around us, on everything we touch, drink, or eat. While most microbes can't hurt us, you don't have to go much farther than your own backyard to find some that really can! Hosted by:

The Mystery of the Biggest Genomes

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Beer: sustainable, THC-infused, from BeverageDaily.com

BeverageDaily.com does a monthly special collection of industry-focused articles on beer.  This one spotlights sustainability, but includes a couple of items about—really!—cannabis-infused beer,

South Africa’s record-setting (not in a good way) Listeria outbreak: an update

{pixabay|100|campaign}In April, I wrote about the deadly outbreak of Listeria-contaminated processed meat (“polony”) in South Africa.  Back then, the country’s Health Department explained what

Summer Squash and Basil Pasta

{pixabay|100|campaign}This week is such a blessing – cool evenings that make for perfect sleeping weather and perfectly sunny and warm daytime temperatures that make being at work soooo incredibly d

SciShow Quiz Show: Invest in Your Digestion!

To get 2 months of unlimited access to Skillshare for free, click here: https://skl.sh/scishow15It's Green vs. Green in this week's quiz show as Hank battles Katherine to see who takes home all the m

South Africa’s record-setting (not in a good way) Listeria outbreak: an update

In April, I wrote about the deadly outbreak of Listeria-contaminated processed meat (“polony”) in South Africa.  Back then, the country’s Health Department explained what it was doing to try to

Why Are Your Headphones Always in a Knot?

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Why food companies should not have a role in formulating obesity policy

I was interested to read FoodNavigator-Asia’s account of food industry comments on what to do about obesity is Australia. By all reports, two-thirds of Australian adults meet definitions of overweig

Beginner’s Guide to Urban Gardening

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Turns Out "The Lorax" Is Probably a Real Monkey

Get 2 free months of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/scishow15Scientists found, on a Kenyan plateau, a tree and a monkey that you might just know. But humans make changes, as we often do, and now these sm

Call for nominations: 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (deadline Oct 6)

The USDA has issued a Call for Nominations for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee The independent advisory committee will review the scientific evidence to help inform the next edition of

6 of the Planet's Best Hunters

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Weekend reading: Kosher and Halal market regulation

John Lever and Johan Fischer. Religion, Regulation, Consumption: Globalising Kosher and Halal Markets.  Manchester University Press, 2018. This book is a comparative study of how two countries—Denm

Clean Up Your Beauty Routine: How To Find Safe Makeup & Cosmetics

Years ago I took a hard look at all the beauty products I was using daily… everything from my shampoo, to my lotion, to my lipstick. I found that not only were most of them filled with controversia

Corporate profits v. public health: Campbell’s as a case in point

Campbell’s has just announced that it will divest its portfolio of healthier foods: Bolthouse Farms carrots, organics, salsa, hummus and dips, fresh soups. Why? Activist shareholder pressure to mak

Why Babies & Toddlers Hate Vegetables (and what to do about it!)

This post might be a rude awakening for some parents and it’s not meant to be a slap in the face, but I think it’s important to share the truth about foods that are marketed towards babies and to

Scientists Said Monsanto Chemical Was Safe, They Were Wrong. It Causes Cancer.

This is Shocking news. Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages after a jury found them liable for failing to warn that their weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. This lawsuit was filed by a

Chocolate Turmeric Caramel Cups

Who doesn’t love caramel and chocolate together??? They’re the perfect match… but when you add in the superfood Turmeric it takes this killer combo to a ‘nother level! Tucked inside these Cho

Papaya Salad with Miso Turmeric Dressing

This new salad recipe is light and super refreshing on a hot summer day! Its star ingredient is the papaya, a tropical fruit that’s very high in vitamin C and loaded with the enzyme papain that hel

The Differences Between Artificial Flavors, Natural Flavors, Organic Flavors and Other Added Flavors

I bet if you go to your kitchen cabinet right now and pick up the first food package you see, you’ll find the word “flavor” somewhere on the ingredient list. Am I right? Yep, the processed food

Ultimate Breakfast On-The-Go! Easy Protein Oatmeal Packs

When I used to travel a lot for work, I’d always pack my own food to bring with me…While others ate junky fast food and hotel buffets (loaded with preservatives, additives, sugar, etc), I ate hea

The Horrible Stuff In Protein Powder (Is it in yours?)

My favorite protein powder got recalled. And you’re never going to guess why… Unlike most recalls, it wasn’t contaminated with an allergen… And they also didn’t find some deadly bacteria in

The Cleanest Organic Plant-Based Protein Powder is here!

People always ask, “Vani, what protein powder do you recommend?” I have tried so many, and none of them met my ingredient standards. And they tasted bad, too. Some were chalky. Some were way too

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