Scary Food


Why Bloomberg’s ‘Big Gulp ban’ could be good for New York City

Recent science linking portion size and calorie intake suggests that banning extra large servings of soda might actually keep New Yorkers healthier.


Faked Alaska: Is genetically modified salmon coming soon to a table near you?

Despite opposition from environmentalists, food advocates, and 46 members of Congress, GMO salmon appears to be continuing its slow crawl along toward FDA approval.


‘F*ck You Pizza’ is the logical endpoint of current junk food trends

Humanity has apparently given up on inventing new forms of junk food, and is instead nesting existing forms inside one another like some kind of hideous fast food Turducken. I was on vacation when the mini-cheeseburger crust pizza happened, so …


Scientists use glow-in-the-dark fish to track hormone-disrupting chemicals

Imagine if your body could tell you where and when a certain chemical is impacting your health. Scientists at the University of Exeter have done just that — with green-glowing zebrafish, that is. Researchers genetically engineered young zebrafish to produce …

Scary Food

Paper asks: Does high-fructose corn syrup contribute to a rise in autism?

New science suggests that the ubiquitous sweetener may interact with environmental factors -- such as exposure to heavy metals and pesticides -- to impact childhood development.

Factory Farms

Maryland blazes the trail to get arsenic out of chicken feed

A new Maryland law will keep arsenic out of chicken feed -- and out of a good portion of the waterways in one of the densest chicken-producing parts of the United States.

School Lunches

What’s inside a school lunch burger? 26 ingredients, and only one is meat

Caramel color makes the burger look like it's been grilled when it really hasn't.

Scary Food

Oh my god, hot-dog-stuffed-crust pizza, humans are no longer authorized to make food

What is wrong with all of you?


FDA to GMO labeling campaign: What million signatures?

Last week, the Just Label It campaign says they turned in 1 million signatures asking the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. The agency says it received a little under 400. What's going on here?