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Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, humor, food )

- 2 days ago -
Because they are among the few places open on Christmas.
Law Enforcement Is Most Obese Profession - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Drugs, Education, Food, Health, Science, USA )

- 6 days ago -
A study on the prevalence of obesity by occupation found nearly half the cops, firefighters and security guards in the United States are obese. Economists, scientists and psychologists scored the lowest rates of obesity.
A Vegan Christmas Dinner
Offbeat  (tags: nutrition, vegan, food )

- 9 days ago -
Vegetarians and vegans are so often an afterthought at Christmas but there's no reason why they should miss out on all the festive food fun. These enticing vegan Christmas recipes will go down well with vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike!
Does Sugar Make Children Hyperactive?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, Disease, Food, Human body, Medicine )

- 13 days ago -
Dread birthday parties because of the effect cakes and drinks will have on your child? Evidence shows this actually affects parents' behaviour, not the child's.
Could a Diet Supplement Supercharge Your Eyesight?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brain, Food, Human body, Organ )

- 13 days ago -
Researchers are claiming that taking supplements of a pigment found in food like spinach and eggs could sharpen vision. Douglas Heingartner looks at the evidence.
Food Allergy Laws Enforced in Restaurants and Takeaways
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Restaurants, takeaways, health. allergies., Laws, Europe )

- 14 days ago -
Restaurants and takeaways across Europe will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies.
I-Wonder: Should You Be Worried About How Much Protien You Eat
Offbeat  (tags: Food, protein, protein supplements, obsessed with protein )

- 16 days ago -
Once confined to sports fanatics and bodybuilders, high-protein diets are now commonplace among non-athletes too - with diets like Paleo, Atkins, Zone and Dukan advocating that people eat large quantities of fish, meat, eggs, nuts and cheese
How Science Aims to Feed Seven Billion People
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture Climate change, Developing country, Food, Future )

- 19 days ago -
With seven billion people on the planet, traditional farming struggles to put enough food on everyone's table. But a host of hi-tech tools aim to save the day.
DNA Barcoding: The Hi-Tech Fight Against Fake Food
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Technology, Food, Genetics, Sustainability )

- 19 days ago -
From mislabeled meat to fake fur, a global industry has thrived for centuries by supplying shops and markets with fraudulent products. Is DNA barcoding the answer?
Why Christmas Rituals Make Food Tastier
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Evolution, Food, Psychology )

- 20 days ago -
Pulling crackers, clinking glasses, or setting puddings on fire - mere traditions or more important? Tom Stafford explains that rituals may date back to early human history, and can even change the flavour of food.
Food: The Hidden Goop and Gunge in What We Eat
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, Environment, Agriculture, Food )

- 20 days ago -
Many of our foods contain ingredients that seem like they come from dystopian science fiction, says Veronique Greenwood. Why are they there?
Illegal Pro-GMO Observers Accused of Disrupting Oregon Labeling Law Vote Count
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Conflict, Court, Food, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, Scandal, USA )

- 20 days ago -
Amid a recount of Oregon's ballot initiative over labeling of genetically-modified foods, the pro-agribusiness contingent, known as the No on 92 Coalition, tried to illegally place out-of-state election observers in at least four counties, opponents say.
8 Things You Didn't Know About Eggnog
Offbeat  (tags: culture, design, food, holiday, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, photos, pictures, society )

- 24 days ago -
Eggnog is a classic holiday drink, but there are some things you might not know about it, like how it got its name, where the drink came from, and which U.S. president had his own eggnog recipe. The origin of the name eggnog is still somewhat of a mystery
Half a Million Owners Put Pets at Risk of Vomiting and Kidney Failure By Feeding Them Treats Including Stuffing, Raisins and Cho
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs, christmas, dangers, onions, raisins, chocolate, food, humans )

- 33 days ago -
Five-and-half-million dogs owners will put their pets at risk this Christmas by feeding them harmful food, a worrying new study reveals.

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