When it comes to your health, where you live matters

By Jessica Young, Assistant Professor, American University. Shoppers browsing vegetables at a farmers market. Pixabay According to a recent report, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia have the worst health in the U.S. These states have higher rates of premature deaths, chronic diseases and poor health behaviors year after year. Why are people in… Read more »

Crows ‘Hooked’ on Fast Food

Some New Caledonian crows craft hooked tools out of branched twigs, and Scottish biologists have discovered why – the birds can extract food from cracks and crevises several times faster than by using straight twigs. “It is a painstaking sequence of behaviors,” explains Professor James St. Clair, from the University of St. Andrews, the lead… Read more »

JustFoodForDogs Voluntarily Recalls Three Daily Diets because of Possible Listeria monocytogenes Health Risk from Green Beans

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Jan. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — JustFoodForDogs (JFFD) of Los Alamitos, CA, is voluntarily recalling its Beef & Russet Potato, Fish & Sweet Potato and Turducken dog food meals in all sizes. JFFD uses 100% USDA and other restaurant grade ingredients in all of its pet food, and because the green beans used… Read more »

JustFoodForDogs Voluntarily Recalls Three Daily Diets because of Possible Listeria monocytogenes Health Risk from Green Beans

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Jan. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — JustFoodForDogs (JFFD) of Los Alamitos, CA, is voluntarily recalling its Beef & Russet Potato, Fish & Sweet Potato and Turducken dog food meals in all sizes. JFFD uses 100% USDA and other restaurant grade ingredients in all of its pet food, and because the green beans used… Read more »

Salmonella Infection Outbreak After Eating Sprouts At Jimmy John’s

Five people in Wisconsin were sick with salmonella infection after eating raw sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurants around the state, the Department of Health Services said Friday. An investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was launched into a multistate outbreak after some cases… Read more »

The cheapest fruits and vegetables to buy in January

Finding the cheapest fruits and vegetables is easy if you know what’s in season. Produce is cheapest when it’s abundant and it’s most abundant when it’s in season. Here’s a list of 14 fruits and vegetables that are in season in January. Click here to find a farmers market near you.

New Recipe added – Pomegranate Lemonade

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It’s still pomegranate season in So Cal   It’s still pomegranate season in Southern California and there are plenty of pomegranates to be had at local farmers markets. On top of that this is the time to buy as pomegranates are cheaper now than any other time of year. Try this refreshing pomegranate lemonade, it’s… Read more »