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  1. Can't Resist Girl Scout Cookies? What You'll Get

    It's Girl Scout cookie season. Before you order, check out how many cookies and calories you get per serving. This year's new cookies include Trios, which are a gluten-free chocolate chip peanut-butter oatmeal cookie. You'll get all the nutrition facts below, arranged alphabetically by cookie.  Find

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  2. 12 Facts About Your Christmas Veggies

    Dec. 23, 2014 -- Scientists have compiled a list of fascinating facts about the vegetables that many of us will be heaping on our plates this Christmas. A forensic analysis of our festive fare may be far from our minds as we baste the turkey and strain the Brussels sprouts, but experts at the Univer

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  3. E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially illness-causing E. coli bacteria were found on nearly one-quarter of herbs bought at farmers markets, according to a new study. Researchers checked cilantro, basil and parsley from almost 50 vendors from 13 far

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  4. CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. and state health officials are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states. Consumers should not eat any commercially produced, p

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  5. The Truth About GMOs

    If you’ve eaten today, chances are you’ve had a food that’s been touched by science as well as Mother Nature. Up to 80% of processed foods in the U.S. have something that's been changed by man from the way it would grow on its own. This happens at a very basic level -- in the plant's genes. We say t

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  6. Voters in 2 States Reject GMO Labeling

    Nov. 17, 2014 -- Voters in Colorado and Oregon rejected measures this month that would have required labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Such foods, a high-tech version of breeding that farmers have been doing for centuries, are made by transferring genes from one plant

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  7. 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

    Oct. 27, 2014 -- More than 31,000 pounds of frozen chicken products have been recalled by a Pennsylvania company because of concerns about contamination with staph bacteria. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the contamination was discovered during a sampling program conducted b

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  8. Researchers: Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered antibiotics in farmed and wild fish say their findings are cause for concern. The use of antibiotics in animals, including fish, that are raised for human consumption contribute to the developmen

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  9. 3 Ways to Cook Brussels Sprouts

    Reluctant to embrace Brussels sprouts? "I grew up eating them overcooked and thought they were horrible," admits Judy Simon, RD, CD. She's a clinical dietitian at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. But when she moved to Washington, a top sprout-growing state, she tried them new

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  10. Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

    Aug. 29, 2014 -- Many processed foods contain more trans-fats than you might suspect, according to a New York City health department study. That's because many of the products that claim to be trans-fat-free actually contain some of the unhealthy fats. The researchers examined 4,340 top-selling pack

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