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is-food-industry-selling-us200I read an interesting article the other day that contrasted the record food production in 2012 with the record starvation and malnutrition worldwide in that same year. How could we be producing more food than ever, yet more people are going hungry?

The author attributed the seemingly contradicting information to what he called the “commoditization” of food. In other words, food is more and more being treated as a “commodity” that can be bought and sold for a profit, like any other commodity. Because of the focus on profit, food tends to be moved to areas where it can be … Read the rest

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garcinia-cambogia200It seems that every week the media “discovers” another weight loss miracle. This week, it’s garcinia cambogia, or simply “garcinia.” Dr. Oz is praising it as a “miracle” and there are no shortage of ads and news features touting it as the “wonder herb” for weight loss. But does it really work, and is it safe? What is the “real” story on garcinia?

First, what is garcinia? Garcinia is an herbal supplement that’s extracted from the fruit of the Malabar Tamarind plant found in Southeast Asia. The active ingredient is Hydroxycitric Acid, or HCA. HCA is the claimed “fat blocker” … Read the rest

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