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FDA investigating 5-hour Energy drink

Nov 15, 2012
Energy drinks are boosting sleepy beverage sales, even as the FDA investigates both Monster Energy and 5-hour Energy.
Posted In: energy drink, FDA, caffeine
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California cities vote on soda tax

Nov 6, 2012
A ballot initiative in Richmond and El Monte proposes a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Proponents say it could help prevent diabetes among low-income residents and generate revenue, but the soft drink industry is spending millions to block it.
Posted In: soda tax, diabetes, california
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A tour of cheap eats with food critic Jonathan Gold

Oct 26, 2012
How do you find the best food at the best prices? Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-Prize-winning restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times, leads us to some of the best joints in the city, and offers up some advice.
Posted In: Food
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Advice on feeding a family of four with just $50

Oct 26, 2012
It is possible to eat healthy, filling food for a relatively small amount of money. A recipe taster from Cooking Light Magazine tells us how to do it.
Posted In: Food, budget, groceries
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The argument against locavorism

Oct 26, 2012
Pierre Desrochers, author of "The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet," discusses why eating locally produced food at all costs has negative implications.
Posted In: local, farmers markets, Food, locavorism
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Looking at the way we eat in America

Oct 26, 2012
Author and journalist Tracie McMillan went undercover at a number of places around the country to find out exactly how food gets from the farm to your dinner table. She discusses her experience as a farm laborer.
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Should caffeine levels in energy drinks be regulated?

Oct 25, 2012
The FDA already regulates how much caffeine can be added to soft drinks. New reports of five deaths of people who drank Monster energy drinks raises concern in the industry of FDA regulation.
Posted In: beverages, energy drink
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Keeping processed foods free of GMOs nearly impossible

Oct 18, 2012
Genetically modified crops are so pervasive that food companies that don't use GMO ingredients still have traces in their products.
Posted In: GMOS, food and drink, california
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Rising milk prices affect foods from pizza to nachos

Oct 10, 2012
Many dairy farmers culled their herds because of high feed prices caused by the drought, reducing the supply of milk. Price increases will flow through many food products beyond a carton of milk.
Posted In: milk, cheese, cows, dairy, food costs
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Going inside the lab behind new flavors

Oct 9, 2012
Snack makers come out with new flavors every year. Many of those new tastes get their start in labs off of the New Jersey Turnpike.
Posted In: Food

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