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Allison Aubrey is a correspondent for NPR News.

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Trick Or Treat? Critics Blast Big Soda's Efforts To Fend Off Taxes

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:23:00 -0400

Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.

Soda Industry Tries To Woo Public Health Groups With Sponsorship Deals

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:27:00 -0400

As the soda industry gears up to spend $9.5 million to oppose the soda tax proposals in San Francisco, Oakland, Calif, and Albany, Calif., critics point out the industry has also been wooing public health groups with sponsorship deals.

PepsiCo Pledges To Cut Sugar As Big Soda Comes Under Scrutiny

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:15:00 -0400

The soda giant has just released a plan saying it will reduce the sugar content of some of its beverages. It's proposing to do this by 2025.

Tax Soda To Fight Obesity, WHO Urges Nations Around The Globe

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:37:00 -0400

A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes — and the related health care costs.

Backyard Chickens Linked To Record High In Salmonella Infections, CDC Says

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 13:12:00 -0400

Urban chickens are a thing, we know, but backyard birds can carry pathogens. And so far this year, 895 people from 48 states have gotten sick, and a few hundred were hospitalized. One person died.

FDA Is Redefining The Term 'Healthy' On Food Labels

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 05:11:00 -0400

Last year, the FDA told the maker of Kind bars some of its nut-filled snacks couldn't be labeled as "healthy." Now the agency is rethinking what healthy means, amid evolving science on fat and sugar.

Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:02:00 -0400

Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of more healthful food choices. But experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress.

If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400

When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.

Can A Vegan Diet Give You All You Need? German Nutritionists Say 'Nein'

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:08:00 -0400

Berlin has become a vegan mecca, with ice cream shops, restaurants and even butchers catering to a plant-based diet. Now Germany's nutritionists warn that a vegan diet can't provide all a body needs.

Organic Gatorade: It's Still Loaded With Sugar, Folks

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:50:00 -0400

A beverage created in the laboratory now has a better-for-you organic version. But nutrition experts point out, this sports drink is still loaded with sugar and calories.

A Chocolate Pill? Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:54:00 -0400

Chocolate lovers may agree cocoa is the food of the gods, but how strong is the evidence that it boosts heart health? Researchers are recruiting for a new study aimed at answering this question.

Shrimp Grown In Tanks Make A Splash, Coming To A Market Near You

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:05:00 -0400

The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways, with seafood produced unsustainably, sometimes with slave labor. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.

Indoor Shrimp Production Opens New Possibilities For Food

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:25:00 -0400

Americans love shrimp, but stories about slave labor and environmental issues have raised concerns about the way shrimp is currently produced. One man in New York is trying a new method — indoors.

Unrest And Protest In Milwaukee After Police Shooting

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:25:00 -0400

NPR gives the latest on the riots and protests that erupted in Milwaukee after police shot and killed a man late Saturday night.

Week In Politics: Trump's Comments, Clinton's Taxes

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 17:02:00 -0400

A look back on the week of politics. Donald Trump made some controversial statements and Hillary Clinton released her tax returns.