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Revealed: no need to add cancer-risk nitrites to ham

Confidential meat industry report shows additives do not prevent food poisoningA bombshell internal report written for the British meat industry reveals nitrites do not protect against botulism – the chief reason ham and bacon manufacturers say they use the chemicals.The study, conducted for the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) by the scientific consultancy Campden, and marked “confidential”, examines the growth of the toxin Clostridium botulinum in the processing of bacon and ham. Con...
Tags: Meat, Food safety, Cancer, The meat industry, Food, Health, Society, UK news


Psychology Around the Net: March 23, 2019

Ever wonder how food affects your mental health? Do you think social media addiction should be formally classified (and should the companies behind them be taxed for help)? What’s your stance on Amy Schumer’s discussion of her husband’s autism spectrum disorder diagnosis? Let’s discuss it all and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net! Nutritional Psychiatry: Can You Eat Yourself Happier? We’re not talking about eating your feelings but eating foods that actually affect your feelings. ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Food, Facebook, Nutrition, Nbc, Australia, Suicide, Amy Schumer, Research, Disorders, Depression, Mood, Netflix, Autism, Seth Meyers


Our 9 favorite startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 2

Heathcare kiosks, a home-cooked food marketplace, and a way for startups to earn interest on their funding topped our list of high-potential companies from Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Demo Day 2. 88 startups launched on stage at the lauded accelerator, though some of the best skipped the stage as they’d already raised tons of money. Be sure to check out our write-ups of all 85 startups from day 1 plus our top picks, as well as the full set from day 2. But now, after asking investors and conferrin...
Tags: Apps, Biotech, Food, Funding, GreenTech, Hardware, Health, Logistics, Startups, TC


Eggs recalled in four states due to 'exotic' salmonella strain

Five people fall ill from eggs linked to Victoria’s Bridgewater PoultryAn “exotic” strain of salmonella has prompted a recall of some egg brands across four states and the destruction of hundreds of thousands of hens.Five people ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s contracted salmonella enteritidis linked to eggs produced by Victoria’s Bridgewater Poultry, the state’s health department said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Food, Australia news, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Bridgewater


Why health care should start long before you reach the hospital

The average American spends about 24 hours a year at the doctor's office. What you do the other 364 days a year mostly determines your health.Michael Dowling discusses Northwell's focus on environmental, social, economic and other social determinants of health.
Tags: Health, Food, Medicine, Life, Innovation, Community, Health Care, Human body, Northwell, Michael Dowling


Nutritional psychiatry: can you eat yourself happier?

‘What we stick in our mouths matters to our mental health,’ says a leading light in this new field. So what should we be eating?Felice Jacka’s work showing that junk food shrinks the brain was motivated by personal experience. Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Jacka struggled with anxiety and panic disorders; by the time she enrolled at art school, she was accustomed to regular bouts of depression, too, leaving her “devoid of happy feelings and unable to experience pleasure”.But in her late 20...
Tags: Health, Food, Society, Mental Health, Jacka, Melbourne Australia Jacka


College Bribery, DoorDash Pay, and Captain Marvel: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech world found itself embroiled in another appalling controversy when a white supremacist gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others in an attack apparently calculated for maximum effect on social media and …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Google, Meat, Food, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Comics, Science, Technology, Movies, Medicine, Labor, Climate Change, College, Disney


Reduce food waste with your new best friend Meal Prep Mate

In a world filled with convenient fast-food wherever you go and a focus on instant gratification, it can be a serious challenge to eat healthily and keep your food waste to a minimum. For many of us, our busy lives cause us to make daily food decisions that fill our diets with highly processed foods, which are often wrapped in single-use packaging. But there is a way you can not only eat healthily, but you can reduce food waste while saving time and money, too. The answer is meal prep. In an ef...
Tags: Health, Food, Design, Features, Recipe, United States, Healthy Eating, Food Waste, Vegan, Eat & Drink, NRDC, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Meal Prep, Single-use, Meal Prep Mate, Save the Food Back


A pleasure to burn: Why do people like spicy foods?

Humans are the only animals known to willingly eat foods that cause irritation, discomfort, and even pain.Theories for why range from thrill-seeking behavior to an evolutionary adaptation for seeking foods that reduce pathogens.Taste results from an interplay of genes, culture, memory, and personality, a complex design that scientists are only now beginning to understand. None If a Martian anthropologist found its way to a Clifton Chili Club Chili Eating Contest, it would discover one the univer...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Europe, Earth, Bacteria, Nature, Birds, Innovation, Evolution, University of Pennsylvania, Sherman, University Of Southern California, Evolutionary Psychology, Microbes, Biomechanics, Padron


New York public school lunch program will have "Meatless Mondays"

Next year, New York City public schools will initiate "Meatless Mondays" as part of their lunch program. Students will be served all vegetarian food for breakfast and lunch. (Note: photo above for illustrative purposes only. Not representative of actual school cafeteria menu.) From CNN: "Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers' health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions," de Blasio said at a news conference. "We're expanding Meatless Mondays to all public schools to keep our ...
Tags: Health, Meat, Food, School, Post, New York, News, Diet, New York City, Schools, Public Schools, Eating, Vegetarianism, Foods, Staten Island Borough, James Oddo


"Newness or difference from the norm is a very urban, almost postmodern, quest. It is recent. It is class-based."

Said NYT food-studies scholar Krishnendu Ray, quoted in "The People Who Eat the Same Meal Every Day" by Joe Pinsker in The Atlantic. Pinsker goes on:So, when accounting for the totality of human experience, it is the variety-seekers—not the same-lunchers—who are the unusual ones....The daily rituals of office life are characterized by their monotony and roteness, and bringing a different lunch each day is a sunny, inspired attempt to combat all the repetition. I do genuinely appreciate the optim...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Food, Marriage, Sleep, Law, Friends, Fish, Boredom, Cnbc, Ray, Tupperware, Normal, Cooper, Ann Althouse, Krishnendu Ray


Is the keto diet safe for everyone? Probably not.

The keto diet might be a fad diet, but it's unique in that involves putting the body into an alternate and natural metabolic state.However, the diet likely isn't safe for everyone, particularly when it's implemented poorly.Children, pregnant women, breastfeeding women and those at risk for heart disease should understand the risks of the keto diet before experimenting with it. None People experiment with all kinds of crazy, unhealthy diets to lose weight: eating cotton balls soaked in orange jui...
Tags: Health, Food, New York City, Medical Research, Innovation, Philadelphia, Edwards, Mount Sinai Hospital, American Pregnancy Association, Amber Edwards, Human body, Suzanne Steinbaum, Charles Seltzer, Laura Schoenfeld, Romper Elizabeth Ward, Jessica McGee


The A.I. Diet

Forget government-issued food pyramids. Let an algorithm tell you how to eat.
Tags: Food, News, Artificial Intelligence, Diabetes, Cheesecake, Diet And Nutrition, Wearable Computing


Spaniards are healthiest people in world, Bloomberg reports

Bloomberg recently released its annual index of the world's healthiest countries, which it compiles by grading countries on factors such as smoking rates, access to clean water, obesity, sanitation and more.Spain topped the list this year — thanks in part to the nation's healthy Mediterranean diet, the report suggested.The U.S. ranked 35th, likely due in part to poor American eating habits. None Spain — with its Mediterranean diet and high life expectancy — is the world's healthiest country, ac...
Tags: Health, Food, Asia, Japan, Singapore, America, Spain, Bloomberg, European Union, Italy, Innovation, Switzerland, Mediterranean, UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, Chicago Tribune, National Safety Council


A Beginner’s Guide to Intuitive Eating

I first encountered the phrase “intuitive eating” on Instagram, and my first assumption was that it was another list of dieting rules wrapped in a pretty package of empowerment and self-care. Then I noticed the bagels. And the cupcakes. And the glasses of wine. Having struggled with my own sometimes disordered…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Nutrition, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Guide, Ways Of Eating


Keto diet: 5 of the biggest food plan mistakes

The high-fat, low-carb keto diet involves putting your body into a natural metabolic state called ketosis.When done responsibly, the keto diet can yield a wide range of benefits, most notably weight loss.Some people have less luck than others on the keto diet because they make a few common mistakes, including failing to drink enough water, eating too many unhealthy fats, and not realizing which foods might kick them out of ketosis. None The gist of the keto diet is simple: Eat less carbs and mor...
Tags: Health, Food, Medical Research, Innovation, Heart Association, Bailey, Keto, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Melissa Bailey, Human body, Carol Johnston, ASU Now Glycogen, Kristen Kizer, Houston Methodist Medical Center


Pizza a healthier breakfast than sugary cereals

Not a surprise: cheese, tomato, flour, water, salt, olive oil and yeast do not really bake up a health risk. Boxes of sugar and corn on the other hand? Delish: Pizza for breakfast is an American classic. Whether it's cold and taken straight from the box or served after an early morning reheat, it's basically a delicacy all on its own. However, I've never characterized the tradition in any way, shape, or form as healthy. In fact, I'm pretty sure I haven't ever heard 'pizza' and 'healthy' in th...
Tags: Health, Food, Post, New York, News, Amer, Cynthia Sass, Chelsey Amer, Corn Sugar


How to Track Your Food Without Counting Calories 

Keeping track of what you eat can help you make better choices, because you know that whatever you choose, you’ll have to write it down. But that doesn’t mean you need to obsess over every calorie or ask an app to run weight loss calculations. If you just want to look for big-picture patterns in your diet, YouAte…Read more...
Tags: Health, Food, Nutrition, Diet, Mindfulness, Dieting, Healthy Eating, Eating, Lifehacks


Study links heavily processed foods to risk of earlier death

French research involved more than 44,000 people over a period of seven yearsEating a lot of heavily processed foods is linked to a risk of earlier death, according to a study.A team in France worked with more than 44,000 people in a study running from 2009 called NutriNet-Santé. They looked at how much of their diet – and calories – was made up of “ultra-processed” foods – those made in factories with industrial ingredients and additives, such as dried ready meals, cakes and biscuits. Continue ...
Tags: Health, Food, Europe, France, Society, World news, Heart Disease, Fast Food


“End Your Sugar Addiction In 2019”: Guest Expert Dr. Elin Ostman Tells How!

Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to be more physically active? Looking to improve your concentration and sleep patterns? Want to be healthier? Would you want to look younger? You can do that by cutting the sugar you have in your diet. I don’t mean just sugar you dish out by the […]
Tags: Food, Family, Featured, Sweden, Obesity, Women, Lifestyle, Entrepreneurs, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Marketing Strategy, Heart Disease, Viral, Innovation, Tips


Little Spoon gets $7M for its organic baby food delivery service

Little Spoon, a startup producing modular packages of nutritional, direct-to-consumer baby food, has raised a $7 million round of funding lead by Vaultier7. The subscription-based service delivers meals — a fixed $3 apiece — to customers’ doorsteps. To date, Little Spoon said it has delivered 1 million meals. Other investors in the round include Kairos, Chobani’s executive vice president of sales Kyle O’Brien, Tinder founders Sean Rad and Justin Mateen,  Interplay Ventures, the San Francis...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, New York, Parenting, Sean Rad, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Barnett, Dorm Room Fund, Lewis, Ben Lewis, Little Spoon, Kyle O Brien


Should you do the keto diet and intermittent fasting at the same time?

The keto diet and intermittent fasting are two weight-loss methods that have gained popularity in recent years.Both can put the body in a state of ketosis, which leads to many of the same benefits.However, scientists are still researching both intermittent fasting and the keto diet, and it's best to consult a doctor before making any drastic changes to your dietary habits – especially two changes at same time. None The keto diet and intermittent fasting are two popular, effective ways to lose we...
Tags: Health, Food, Innovation, Yale University, Keto, Monique Tello, Human body, Paul Freedman, Jason Fung, Harvard Health Blog Carbohydrates, Bulletproof Radio


Intermittent fasting and keto diet: Can you do both at the same time?

The keto diet and intermittent fasting are two weight-loss methods that have gained popularity in recent years.Both can put the body in a state of ketosis, which leads to many of the same benefits.However, scientists are still researching both intermittent fasting and the keto diet, and it's best to consult a doctor before making any drastic changes to your dietary habits – especially two changes at same time. None The keto diet and intermittent fasting are two popular, effective ways to lose we...
Tags: Health, Food, Innovation, Yale University, Keto, Monique Tello, Human body, Paul Freedman, Jason Fung, Harvard Health Blog Carbohydrates, Bulletproof Radio


Working out regularly boosts appetite for healthier foods, new research suggests

The study examined the dietary choices of students who were asked to begin regular workouts over a 15-week period.Although students were asked not to significantly change their diets, most began choosing healthier foods.Interestingly, the types of foods they chose seemed to be associated with the intensity and lengths of their workouts. None Many people want a healthier lifestyle, but working toward one can seem daunting because it usually involves simultaneously changing two sets of habits: die...
Tags: Health, Food, Innovation, International Journal of Obesity, Bray, Nutritional Sciences, UT Austin, Human body, Dell Medical School, Molly Bray


8 of the best fruits and vegetables you can eat in their entirety

In the United States, approximately 40 percent of food is never eaten. Not only does this food waste damage your pocketbook, but it also has a major environmental impact. Changing your food habits is a great way to do your part in the battle against food waste. Shopping smarter, eating leftovers, improving food storage and donating to food banks are great ideas for reducing food waste. There is one obvious move you can make that many people don’t realize — you can stop throwing out parts of you...
Tags: Health, Food, Cooking, Design, Environment, Vegetables, Features, Fruits, United States, Fruit, Healthy Eating, Eating, Food Waste, Waste, Potatoes, Pumpkin


White gold: the unstoppable rise of alternative milks

How wellness upstarts spoiled milk’s healthy reputation – and built a billion-dollar industry from juicing oats and nuts. By Oliver Franklin-WallisIn the spring of 2018, New York was gripped by a sudden, very particular and, for some, calamitous food shortage. Gaps appeared on grocery shelves. Coffee shops put out signs, turning customers away. Twitter and Instagram brimmed with outrage. The truly desperate searched from Williamsburg to Harlem, but it seemed undeniable: New York was out of oat m...
Tags: Health, Food, New York, Instagram, Environment, US, Life and style, Society, Farming, Health & wellbeing, Veganism, Vegan food and drink, Harlem, Williamsburg, Petersson, Milk (drink


Take on food industry to beat malnutrition and obesity, says report

Experts call for influence of ‘big food’ to be curbed to also tackle issue of climate changeThe influence of “big food” must be curbed around the world if obesity, malnutrition and climate change are to be effectively tackled, according to a report.Overconsumption of junk food and not having enough to eat are two sides of the malnutrition coin, said a commission of experts brought together by the Lancet medical journal. A third major global problem is interlinked – climate change that is worsene...
Tags: Health, Food, Business, Obesity, Society, UK News, World news, Food & drink industry, Lancet


Can the keto diet help treat depression? Here’s what the science says so far

The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the lo...
Tags: Health, Food, Mental Health, Depression, Harvard University, Innovation, Keto, Ketogenic Diet, Human body, Susie Neilson, Georgia Ede


New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

‘Planetary health diet’ would prevent millions of deaths a year and avoid climate changeThe first science-based diet that tackles both the poor food eaten by billions of people and averts global environmental catastrophe has been devised. It requires huge cuts in red meat-eating in western countries and radical changes across the world.The “planetary health diet” was created by an international commission seeking to draw up guidelines that provide nutritious food to the world’s fast-growing popu...
Tags: Health, Food, Climate Change, Environment, Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farming, Health & wellbeing, Diets and dieting, The meat industry


Extreme opponents of GM foods know the least science, but think they know the most

A recent study compared the public's scientific literacy with their attitudes on GM foods.The results showed that "as the extremity of opposition increased, objective knowledge went down, but self-assessed knowledge went up."The results also suggest that, in terms of policy efforts to boost scientific literacy, education about a given topic alone isn't going to be enough. None In 1999, the social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger published a study that uncovered a darkly comical cogn...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Science, Learning, Intelligence, Innovation, Gm, Bill Nye, France Germany, Justin Kruger, Dunning Kruger, David Dunning, Fernbach, Philip Fernbach



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