Size Matters

Size Matters

They’re found in M&Ms, Dunkin’ Donuts, Jell-O pudding, and even Pop-Tarts. Scientists don’t know if they’re safe to eat. The government doesn’t regulate these things. Even food manufacturers often don’t know this technology is...
Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

Thanks to the industrializers of American agriculture, we finally know why the chicken crossed the road: to run away from the factory farm. These livestock and poultry factories are encased in thousands of sprawling, low-slung, metal buildings that now litter much of...
This Week in OtherWords: Halloween Fare

This Week in OtherWords: Halloween Fare

This week in OtherWords, you’ll find several commentaries about the scary stuff we eat. Guest columnist Jill Richardson talks about how food companies scoop too much sugar into our bread and salad dressing. Former dairy farmer Donna Hall introduces readers to an...
The Ingredient Haunting our Candy

The Ingredient Haunting our Candy

This Halloween, keep an eye out for “milk protein concentrate.” Avoid buying any treats made with it and don’t let your children eat candy or anything else made with this additive. You may not have heard of milk protein concentrate before, but...
The Risky Business of Eating in America

The Risky Business of Eating in America

Long before human beings decoded the human genome or split the atom, they discovered that arsenic is very good at killing things. The ancient Romans prized it as a murder weapon because it could be mixed into food or drink without altering its color, taste, or smell....
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