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Paul Rudnick reveals how he stays slim eating nothing but processed sugar. Really.

Woman in bandana leans over jars of green beans with permanent marker, writing on tops

Four months of food aid in Puerto Rico brought too much salt and sugar, say some recipients

School lunch

Trump’s new school lunch plan allows for ‘dangerously high levels of sodium’

A mural of a farmer on a building, with a McDonald's in the background

Black farmers in Detroit are growing their own food. But they’re having trouble owning the land.


Paleo Schmaleo: Why the Paleo diet is wrong

Dinner table

Increasing time between eating controls metabolism and reverses obesity in mice


To most people, eliminating snacks between meals seems like a logical way to reduce calorie intake and perhaps lose weight. But new research suggests the amount of calories you eat may not be as important as when you eat them.

First Lady Michelle Obama unveils proposed updates to nutrition labels during remarks in the East Room of the White House on February 27, 2014.

What’s in a label? Not much, if it says ‘all natural’


GMO labeling is a big issue, but it’s not the only hard choice that regulatory agencies face. Food companies can also lobby for terms like “all natural” and other seemingly health-related statements to go on labels, but their scientific value isn’t clear.

MSG crystals

Science suggests MSG really isn’t bad for your health after all


For decades, people have been focused on MSG as a source of health problems and allergic reactions, based on scant but seemingly compelling evidence, new research, though, pokes giant holes in those previous studies and suggests MSG is no worse than any other food additive.

A trader checks stacked boxes of cotton before loading them onto a truck inside a cotton processing unit in Kadi near the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.

Are GMOs really behind India’s farming success?


Genetically modified crops are controversial in the United States, and they’re no less contentious in other parts of the world. In places like India, companies like Monsanto say their GMO crops have boosted agriculture and can help solve nutrition problems, but critics say those claims are wrong.