Thursday, December 13, 2012

About Food: The News

Why are Peppermint pigs being smashed? 
A holiday tradition in this upstate New York resort town has a peppermint twist: pig-shaped hard candies are sold with little metal hammers to smash them at Christmas. The peppermint pigs, which can weigh up to a pound, are considered good luck charms by some.

Addicted to Diet Soda? 4 Stressipes to Help You Cut Back (or Cut it Out)
If you are looking to overcome the artificial sweetened soda addition, then read this post to learn four tools to help make you successful. 

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is suing the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for withholding data on the sale of antibiotics for use in food animals.

Former Beef Products Inc. employee Bruce Smith has filed a lawsuit against Jamie Oliver; ABC News; two ABC news anchors Diane Sawyer and Jim Avila; and blogger Bettina Siegel; alleging that they “willfully” made false statements about lean finely textured beef (LFTB) that caused him and 750+ colleagues to lose their jobs.

There is no shortage of opportunities to over-indulge during the holiday season; a period that lasts anywhere from about December 1 through the New Year. The suggestion that this time of year presents more challenges when it comes to our healthy eating resolve is not just a whimsical idea, it's backed by research in psychology and behavioral sciences.

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