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Okay to Eat?

March 9, 2018

At least 50% of U.S. adults have eaten food off of the floor. That’s according to a 2017 Harris Poll. It was conducted on behalf of the food-delivery service Uber Eats. Many people rely on something called the five-second rule.…

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A Healthier Happy Meal

March 9, 2018

McDonald’s is making Happy Meals healthier. By June, all Happy Meal menus in the U.S. will be 600 calories or less. That’s an average reduction of 150 calories. Meals will have less sugar, fat, and salt, and no artificial colors…

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Food for Thought

February 16, 2018

Photographer Gregg Segal went around the world asking kids what they eat in a week. Then he photographed them with the food. Here, he shares his story. In a small hut outside Mumbai, India, Anchal Sahni sits down to dinner…

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Pass on the Salt

January 27, 2017

American kids consume too much salt. That puts them at risk for heart problems later in life. Hamburgers, French fries, potato chips, popcorn, and pizza. There is no denying these foods are tasty. But often, it’s the added salt that…

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Environment

Ugly but Tasty

April 15, 2016

In U.S. supermarkets, perfectly shaped fruits and vegetables line shelves. But not all the produce grown in the U.S. looks like what is being sold. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, more than a quarter of all fresh produce…

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Bug Business

March 18, 2016

Chocolate-chip cookies. Banana bread. Brownies. What do these treats have in common? If they were made with Bitty Foods flour, they all contain a special ingredient: crickets. The company, which is based in San Francisco, California, wants to make insects…

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Forbidden Foods

March 28, 2008

When Eliza Rader was 17 months old, she tasted peanut butter for the first time. Immediately afterward, she broke out in hives, her tongue swelled and she had trouble breathing. Her mother rushed her to a doctor. Later, tests confirmed…