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Large Multi-Study Research Shows Health Benefits Of Organic Food Lacking
2012-09-04 11:37:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Organic foods have been around since the 1940s and have been heavily marketed as a better choice for your health over the past 20 to 30 years. However, new research has found that food labeled as organically grown or produced has no better nutritional value than conventional foods. Consumers typically pay a lot more for organic foods with the general notion that the higher price tag on such foods means they are bettering their...

2010-03-02 08:33:16

A voluntary effort by the U.S. food service industry to reduce salt in processed foods could have far-reaching implications for the health of the U.S. population, preventing strokes and heart attacks in nearly a million Americans and saving $32.1 billion in medical costs, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. In the study, the researchers developed a computerized model that simulates the...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'