Stories by Clarissa A. León

Clarissa A. Leon is AlterNet's food editor. She formerly served as an investigative research assistant at The Daily Beast and The Nation Institute.  subscribe to Clarissa A. León's feed

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The most important meal of the day is evolving — and not for the better.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A luxury item.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Alabama is the worst state to have a baby in, while Vermont is the best.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Get your vitamin fix with these miniature, nutrient powerhouses.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Coffee purists rejoice. There won't be any dirt, twigs or soybeans in your cup of Joe.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

America's obesity crisis could use some inspiration from abroad.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A common consumer chemical poses health risks for newborns.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new report released by Greenpeace reveals high toxin levels in tea from China and India.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Smelling peppercorns?

Posted on: Aug 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's time to eat fish in a sustainable way if we hope to continue eating fish in the future.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Human nature is so unpredictable.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Want to help the environment? Cut meat out of your diet.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

File this one under "bad ideas marketers come up with."

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Meet West Africa's fonio.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why you should check your coffee label twice.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An Ohio mother thought something was wrong when the ice cream she left outside refused to melt.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new test reveals Whole Foods' yogurt has more than five times the sugar listed on their label.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Customers use online petition tools and win.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The hunger for profits has compromised food labeling.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new map puts our food system in a whole new light.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A recent study finds knowledge of unhealthy foods can predict a higher BMI.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Not only are mangoes high in Vitamin C, they could be the secret to unlocking marijuana's true potential.