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News for the current state of GMOs, production and legislation and the ongoing story of sugar taxes.

Can Gargling Salt Water Cure a Sore Throat?

Gargling with warm saltwater for a sore throat is a remedy commonly known and loved by doctors, and there is some evidence to back it up, but it’s not a cure.Hosted by: Olivia GordonSciShow has a s

Weekend reading: Science Breakthroughs for Agriculture

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has a new report out on Science Breakthroughs to Advance Food and Agricultural Research by 2030. In the next decade, the major goals for f

5 Animals That Sleep Too Much (and One That Might Not Need To)

SciShow is supported by Go to to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. In the animal kingdom, sleeping can be dangerous. Lying completely motionl

Fighter Pilots Seem to Have More Daughters — Why?

Some people think that being a fighter pilot and a parent means that you will have a household full of daughters - but does the data back that up?Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast! I

Can We Teach AI to Evolve?

AI can do some pretty amazing things, but if we want it to learn on its own, we're going to have to teach AI how to evolve.Hosted by: Olivia GordonSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow T

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

Grain Free Vegan Pistachio Coconut Lemon Cake

Happy Monday, friends, and I’m so glad that you enjoyed my thoughts on the mini-trip home. On Friday, I’ll be celebrating Passover with some chosen family: my closest friend from college, Jordan,

Another update on CBD and marijuana edibles (and drinkables)

I’m trying to keep up with what’s happening with Cannabis edibles and drinkables, still with borderline legality in most places, but gradually working their way to supermarkets near you. Here’s

How to handle stress at work

{pixabay|100|campaign} Stress at work is common and can lead to burnout, which is linked with depression and anxiety. Strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy can help people learn to manage stres

When and Where it Rains on the Sun | SciShow News

On SciShow News this week, Hank explains how it can rain on the sun and dives in to findings from the NASA twin study!Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents.

Comment on a study correlating sugary beverages to mortality

I am occasionally asked to comment on new studies that appear.  Practice Update: Diabetes asked for a comment on this study: VS Malik, et al.  Long-Term Consumption of Sugar Sweetened and Artificial

Fish Are Way Smarter Than You Think

Many people assume that fish are less intelligent than mammals, but it turns out that isn’t true at all - they are actually way smarter than you probably give them credit for.See the Mirror Test cr

Scam alert…You could be eating SPAM meat

Think back to the last time you were grocery shopping for meat. What labels did you look for? Are those 100% natural, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and nitrate-free meats really the best choice or a

Stop Saying Sharks Will Cure Cancer

Go to to start streaming Catalyst Season 1. Use the promo code ‘scishow’ during the sign-up process to get your first 30 days free. It seems like every time sci

Not Just BPA: Hormone Disrupters in Our Food System

{pixabay|100|campaign}Exposure to Bisphenol A, otherwise known as BPA, is widespread. The 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that 93% of participants tested positive for this

Looking back on a milestone year in the movement to curb sugar

Wow. What a groundbreaking year for the movement to bring sugar back to healthy levels!  At the start of 2016, Berkeley CA was the only community in the United States with a tax on sugary drinks. We

Industry-funded opinion of the week: diets for diabetes

This is one of an ongoing series of examples of how industry funding skews, or to be more precise, is strongly associated with skewing, of research and opinion about matters of diet and health. This e

Industry-funded opinion of the week: diets for diabetes

This is one of an ongoing series of examples of how industry funding skews, or to be more precise, is strongly associated with skewing, of research and opinion about matters of diet and health. This e

6 Mysterious Ancient Outbreaks

Epidemiologists are always trying to get one step ahead of the next big outbreak - and often the best clues we have come from outbreaks of the past.Hosted by: Stefan ChinSciShow has a spinoff podcast

Is It Gross to Blow out Birthday Candles?

Skillshare is offering SciShow viewers two months of unlimited access to Skillshare for free! Try it here: certain viral video may have brought it to your attention that bl

Some Elements can be Liquid and Solid at the Same Time | SciShow News

Skillshare is offering SciShow viewers two months of unlimited access to Skillshare for free! Try it here: elements can basically be liquids and solids at the same time,

Access to Nutrition Index: the 2018 update

The George Institute in Australia (see clarification below) publishes an annual index holding the ten largest U.S. food and beverage corporations accountable for how they addrss nutrition challenges.

No-deal Brexit: Effects on the food industry

The British Parliament has just rejected the plan for Brexit for the third time, and the EU has just extended the exit deadline until October 31.i The British food industry is understandably worried a

Burger King to serve Impossible Burger?

I thought this was an April Fool joke, but apparently it’s for real.  According to The Guardian (and many other sources), Burger King will be serving this plant-based meat alternative. Much has bee

In memory of Elisabet Helsing (1940-2019)

The latest issue of World Nutrition, the online journal of the World Public Health Nutrition Association, contains tributes to Elisabet Helsing, the Norwegian nutritionist and breastfeeding advocate w

Recharge your body and mind with the Truvani Recovery Bundle

When I wrote my first book, I took no time to recover or recharge. I ran myself ragged – traveling to events, doing interviews, meeting new people. It was all “part of the job,” and it was for

Industry-funded study of the week: dairy and chronic disease

This is one of my ongoing updates of industry-funded studies such as those discussed in my most recent book, Unsavory Truth. Here’s this week’s example: Funding sources and outcomes of dairy consu

Weekend reading: Movable Markets

Helen Tangires.  Movable Markets: Food Wholesaling in the Twentieth-Century City.  Johns Hopkins Press, 2019.  Why did Paris destroy Les Halles?  Why did New York City move the Fulton Fish Market

They just banned this chemical in Europe, but it’s still used on American food.

Have you ever traveled to Europe and noticed how different their food is compared to America?  I’ve had friends tell me… “I can eat bread only when I’m in France” “I lost 10 pounds eatin

Food Labels Are LYING To You. Spot These Lies On The Package!

Imagine the following scenario… You’re grocery shopping and trying to find a safe cooking oil. You’ve been cleaning up your diet and want something healthy to saute all those veggies you’ve b

The Ultimate Guide On How To Avoid Roundup Weed Killer In Your Food

The other day I got an email from another concerned mom, “What are we supposed to eat when all of our food is contaminated with Roundup??!!!” She had just heard the news… Earlier this week, a f

We did it. Feeding You Lies is an INSTANT bestseller

I’ve got great news. My new book Feeding You Lies is an INSTANT bestseller despite the opposition. This is the book people were scared to touch… The publisher of my first book passed on publish

Food in America compared to the U.K. (Why is it so different?)

Want to know what really opened up my eyes to how food companies exploit us? I spent years investigating the differences between European and American food products, and what I found disgusted me. A

WATCH & LISTEN: How the food industry is lying to us (and what to do about it!)

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind! My daughter turned 2, and then we flew across the country to California to promote my new book Feeding You Lies, had a huge launch party here in Charlotte, w

BREAKING: Roundup found in beer & wine samples (See the brands)

We all know that alcoholic drinks are not a health food – and alcohol itself is linked to cancer. But, these new findings are just further evidence that this hazardous weed killer is ending up in a

Feeding You Lies – Share The Truth About The Food Industry!

Last night I went down to my local Barnes & Noble to see Feeding You Lies on the shelves. It was surreal seeing years of research and the truth about the food industry smack dab on the New Releas


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