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

Organic foods might reduce cancer risk, says new study

I never cease to be amazed by how angry some people get about organic foods. They complain about its higher prices (organics cost more to produce). They complain about its implicit—no, explicit—cr

Weekend reading: Supermarket USA

Shane Hamilton.  Supermarket USA: Food and Power in the Cold War Farms Race.  Yale University Press, 2018. I did a blurb for this one: Who knew that supermarkets, of all things, were key elements of

Will There Ever be a Cure for the Common Cold?

Medicine has made leaps and bounds in treating illnesses in the last century, but are they ever going to get around to curing the common cold? We might be closer than you think.Hosted by: Hank GreenH

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

Why Does Sugar Make My Teeth Hurt?

Picture this: you're gorging on leftover Halloween candy. You take a bite of a fun-size chocolate bar and instead of sugary goodness, you get a flash of blinding pain in your tooth! What's the deal?H

How Encryption Keeps Your Data Safe

Start protecting yourself on the web at or use code SCISHOW to save 75% off of a 3-year Virtual Private Network plan, plus 1 month free. Keeping our data safe and secure

Hurricane Walaka Erases Entire Hawaiian Island | SciShow News

Hurricane Walaka wiped out a small Hawaiian island, which could be devastating for some endangered animals, and new research says that we might be wrong about the origins of giant tortoises.Hosted by

Why I so enjoy industry-funded studies

My latest book, Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat, is about food industry funding of nutrition research and why it’s not good for science, public health, or trust.

Published today! Unsavory Truth!

Now published: my new book about how food company sponsorship of nutrition research affects public health.  For information about the book—blurbs, reviews, tweets, how to get—click here. For my p

Brave new food world: Will you eat these things?

I’ve started taking note of foods and ingredients still in the research phase or soon to come to a supermarket near lucky you. Some recent examples: Fat replacer made from wood cellulose.  This is

How Being Obsessed with Health Can Make You Unhealthy

Dieting and exercise can be good for you, but just because something’s healthy, that doesn't mean more is even healthier.Hosted by: Michael ArandaHead to for hand selected

5 Unsolved Mysteries About Dinosaurs

We can learn a lot from dinosaur fossils, but figuring how they behaved is a real challenge.Hosted by: Hank GreenHead to for hand selected artifacts of the universe! -------

Do Zombies Float or Sink?

If you’re trying to figure out where to plan on sheltering during the zombie apocalypse, it’s essential to know whether zombies sink or float!Hosted by: Michael ArandaHead to https://scishowfinds

Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry + Weekly Menu

I’m gearing up for a new week – a week that has to be better than last. It was the 3rd (and final) week of October travel for Mark and in addition, I was sick, we were without power much of last w

Where Did Werewolf Myths Come From?

Werewolves might not be real, but the myths about them could have come from real scientific phenomena, like a misunderstanding of certain illnesses.Hosted by: Michael ArandaHead to https://scishowfin

Tomorrow: Unsavory Truth is out

Tomorrow is the official publication date for Unsavory Truth.  Here’s the launch invitation. For information about the book, click here. For my other public speaking engagements about the book, cli

Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie Bowl

The truth is, I’ve never had a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte. I’m not really into drinking diabetes with my coffee, nor am I into going broke by being double charged… Continue Reading → Pumpki

7 Ridiculous Feats of Strength in the Animal Kingdom

You're probably already familiar with some of the more common examples of super strong animals, like the crocodile with its powerful bite or the leafcutter ant's impressive overhead carry. However, t

Why Can Severe Pain Make You Vomit?

Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of severe pain, but why do our bodies do this!?Hosted by: Michael ArandaHead to for hand selected artifacts of the universe! ----

11 Secrets of Women Who Actually Work Out at Lunch

{pixabay|100|campaign} Squeezing in a midday workout is so much easier with these tried-and-true tips. 11 Secrets of Women Who Actually Work Out at Lunch

Weekend reading: The Poison Squad

Deborah Blum.  The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.  Penguin Press, 2018.   I already had received my copy of this book whe

Healthier Tuna Noodle Casserole

{pixabay|100|campaign}Yesterday I shadowed our health system’s attorney as a part of my leadership cohort. Let me tell you, the woman was NON-STOP from 6:45am until 5pm and I left the hospital absol

Do kids need foods just for them? Hint: not after infancy

This is a collection of articles from the industry newsletter,, about marketing foods to kids—kids’ food. Really, kids would be much better off eating the healthy foods their par

The soda industry is having trouble meeting calorie targets

In 2014, the soda industry (American Beverage Industry, Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper) and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation)

Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

{pixabay|100|campaign}Soup! Of all my recipes, I think I am most proud of my soups. Vegan soup is an underrated thing. They’re easy, they store well, and there are so many… Continue Reading → Cr

Trump’s trade policies hurt the heartland

I am ever surprised by the extent to which Trump Administration’s policies directly harm its core supporters.  Two recent reports tell the story. One comes from a group called Tariffs Hurt the Hear

Here’s How To Get My Newly Printed Recipe Book

Want to know why I love fall? I find myself wanting to cook ALL THE TIME. Especially soups. It’s soup season in the Food Babe house. And, I’ve got great news. Over at Truvani, we’ve been workin

They Say McDonald’s Is Removing Artificial Ingredients – But The Menu is Still Full Of Them!

This story about McDonald’s was all over the news… Did you see it? Here are some headlines: “McDonald’s removing artificial additives from its burgers” – CNN Money “McDonald’s burgers

What My Toddler Eats In A Day…

Feeding my daughter Harley real organic food has been one of my highlights as a Mom. From the very start, I’ve had so much fun introducing as many vegetables as possible to Harley and teaching her

13 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric

Years ago, I had a bad fall and injured my tailbone. It was one of the WORST pains I’d ever experienced. All the nerves surrounding my spine and lower back felt like they were on FIRE…Yoouuch!!!

5 Ways To Naturally Get Glowing, Beautiful Skin

Your skin is your largest organ. It covers and protects everything on your body. How you treat it is incredibly important to your health. However, the skin is one of the most unappreciated organs, an

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

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

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


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