Food


Learn to eat intuitively (meaning you eat whatever you want when you want it – and it’s good for you), courtesy of New York Magazine: Eat like a caveman. Never mind — actually, don’t…


Do you like bananas? The curvy yellow fruit is the world’s favorite, but it is in danger reports Dan Koeppel at Popular Science: Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa,…


Is there anything left that’s safe to eat? Devon Jackson writes for Outside that “[f]or years, an underground movement has claimed that the very food we eat—by virtue of the pesticides and…



Is this the ultimate hearty, raw diet? Via Metro News:

Pakkirappa Hunagundi suffers from a rare eating disorder and says he is addicted to eating only bricks, gravel and mud. “I only like mud and bricks, nothing else,” he told Barcroft TV. “I will eat it because it is my habit. I need it every day. I can’t stop.”

The 30-year-old has been eating bricks since the age of ten. He now eats up to one brick a day and three kilos of mud and gravel to fulfill his craving. It is believed he suffers from a condition known as Pica, the persistent eating of non-food items with no nutritional value.

Mr Hunagundi has ignored pleas from friends and family to change his diet and now plans to travel across India to show off his brick-eating abilities. He says he hasn’t suffered any ill-effects from his unusual diet.




Should we worry about terrorists making our food supply even more toxic than it already is? NPR discusses the “issue”: It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster: Villains bent on…






Is the public ready for genetically modified, nutrient-packed super-foods in unnatural colors? Via the BBC: The prospect of genetically modified purple tomatoes reaching the shelves has come a step closer. Developed in…


Yes, you read that right, Monsanto is concocting a line of trademarked organic vegetables. Let’s hope it takes off and they decide to give up on their favorite genetically modified varietals. Report…




Australia’s ABC News 24 reports that fast food is trying to kill your brain: A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales has uncovered a link between junk food and…


Some interesting ideas on just what genetically modified means are discussed by Michael Byrne in the context of hybrid blueberry trees, at Motherboard: Blueberries grow on bushes. Whatever. I don’t care if…