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Kiera Butler is a senior editor at Mother Jones. For more of her stories, click here.
9 Ways to Eat Better Without Really Trying
Posted on: Mar 17, 2015, Source: Mother Jones
Here are some tips to keep you from packing on the calories.
Why You Should Stop Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Posted on: Mar 5, 2015, Source: Mother Jones
Dogmatic adherence to mealtimes is anti-science, racist, and might actually be making you sick.
Is Your Dentist Ripping You Off?
Posted on: Feb 18, 2015, Source: Mother Jones
You and your teeth could be victims of "creative diagnosis."
Which Cut of Meat Is Least Likely to Make You Sick?
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.
The Ailments Bacon Can Cure
Posted on: Jan 15, 2015, Source: Mother Jones
That fatty item isn't just for breakfast or sandwiches.
The Creepy Language Tricks Taco Bell Uses to Fool People Into Eating There
Posted on: Sep 30, 2014, Source: Mother Jones
A food linguist decodes the secret messages in menus.
Raw Sugar Is Hyped as a Healthier Alternative to Refined, But It's Exactly the Same
Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: Mother Jones
We spoke with the experts and crunched the numbers.
How the USDA Helps McDonald's, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Sell Junk Food
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.
Why We're Fat: I Went to the Nutritionists' Annual Confab and It Was Catered by McDonald's
Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: Mother Jones
Our national nutrition experts are in bed with Big Food.
10 Most Horrifically Unhealthy Cereals
Posted on: Dec 7, 2011, Source: Mother Jones
Many popular cereals contain more sugar than a Twinkie or Chips Ahoy cookies.
What You've Been Told About Sweets May Be Wrong
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.
Death by Hamburger: How Much Meat Is Too Much?
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."
Which Veggie Burgers Were Made With a Neurotoxin?
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.
Author Jonathan Safran Foer on Hunting, PETA, and Disagreeing with Michael Pollan
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.
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