Stories by Kiera Butler

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Posted on: Mar 17, 2015, Source: Mother Jones

Here are some tips to keep you from packing on the calories.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2015, Source: Mother Jones

Dogmatic adherence to mealtimes is anti-science, racist, and might actually be making you sick.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015, Source: Mother Jones

You and your teeth could be victims of "creative diagnosis."

Posted on: Jan 30, 2015, Source: Mother Jones

When it comes to foodborne illness risk, steaks, cold cuts, and chicken nuggets are not created equal.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2015, Source: Mother Jones

That fatty item isn't just for breakfast or sandwiches.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

A food linguist decodes the secret messages in menus.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

We spoke with the experts and crunched the numbers.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

The feds also helped bring you the Taco Bell Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla and several other fast-food gems.

Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

Our national nutrition experts are in bed with Big Food.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2011, Source: Mother Jones

Many popular cereals contain more sugar than a Twinkie or Chips Ahoy cookies.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2011, Source: Mother Jones

Many nutritionists claim that table sugar -- a molecule composed of one part fructose to one part glucose -- is no better than food-grade high fructose corn syrup.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

A proponent of the light-on-meat flexitarian diet, recommends thinking of meat as "condiment instead of a large-meal focal point."

Posted on: Apr 13, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online

Most non-organic veggie burgers currently on the market are made with the chemical hexane, an EPA-registered air pollutant and neurotoxin.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2009, Source: Mother Jones

Foer's new book, Eating Animals, uncovers some ugly truths about America's meat production system, but he also weaves in stories from his own family history.