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  • Soybeans
    Where are GMO foods grown and which foods are safe?
    According to a recent GMOinquiry.ca report four crops comprise 99% of the world's GMO produce: soybean (50%,) corn (30%,) cotton (14%,) and canola (5%,) with "other" beings 1%.85% of these crops are also resistant to herbicides or...
  • Vegan Dairy Alternatives
    The replacements: dairy edition
    Surviving on fruits and vegetables alone can obviously grow tiresome after a long period of time. Luckily for us, companies have begun to make plant-based foods to replace the ones we can no longer eat. In this replacements issue, we will focus on...
  • Silky tofu chocolate pudding
    Silky tofu chocolate pudding: A healthy change to the way you look at dessert
    Tofu is one of those ingredients that can be prepared with almost any variety of ingredients. Tofu actually assumes the flavor of the foods or ingredients it is cooked with. In this case the cocoa powder provides tofu with a wonderful chocolate...
  • Can soy reduce menopause symptoms?
    Can soy reduce menopause symptoms?
    Soybeans contains phytoestrogens called isoflavones, which have been reported to mimic the activity of estrogen in the body. Soy is a healthy protein; however, whether it can relieve the symptoms of menopause is controversial. A new study compared...
  • PA House Ag Committee to host GMO meeting
    PA House plans meeting on GMOs
    The Pennsylvania House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee will host an information meeting on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on October 6, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The meeting will be held in Room 140 of the State Capitol in...
  • Soy reported to reduce atherosclerosis development
    Soy reported to reduce atherosclerosis development
    Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries is a common problem in postmenopausal women that can lead to cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks and strokes. In addition, some premenopausal women have a significant degree of atherosclerosis....
  • Are soy isoflavones safe for long-term use?
    Are soy isoflavones safe for long-term use?
    Some postmenopausal women take soy isoflavone supplements for possible health benefits including bone strength. However, some scientists caution against their use because they contain are phytoestrogens: estrogen-like substances. Thus, they might...
  • Soy reported to improve cognitive function in postmenopausal women
    Soy reported to improve cognitive function in postmenopausal women
    Soy contains isoflavone and several studies have reported that isoflavone supplementation can improve cognitive function. A new study evaluated whether the supplementation could improve cognitive function in postmenopausal women. The findings were...
  • A first taste of soy: it’s definitely different
    A first taste of soy: It’s definitely different
    A friend recently gave me a bag of frozen soy twists. Her only instructions were to boil them and serve them with “a strong sauce.”Never having had soy before, I was eager to give it a try. I decided to prepare the soy twists in two...
  • How soy can change the body.
    How soy can change the body
    Compounds in soy products may help lower blood pressure, says a recent study that explained there's a benefit among African Americans of particular note. Soy-based food products have taken grocery store shelves by storm, and the benefits of...
  • Tuna steak
    Beneficial fish: Soy-ginger tuna
    Tuna has received a lot of bad press as primary source of important nutrients, such as omega-3 fats, due to its higher level of mercury contamination. Not all tuna are alike, though: Tongol, skipjack and some yellowfin tuna show a lower risk of...
  • Beef Jerky Recall
    Beef jerky recall: 90,000 pounds of beef jerky recalled over allergy concerns
    A beef jerky recall is in effect over concerns that packages were misbranded and failed to include a potential allergy-triggering ingredient, reports The Associated Press on Feb. 12.Salt Lake City-based Prime Snax Inc. is recalling all jerky...
  • Is Soy milk Better during Pregnancy than Cow’s Milk?
    Is Soy Milk Better during Pregnancy than Cow’s Milk?
    The soybean might have been responsible for the beanstalk that Jack climbed. Within the soybean is a complex array of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, along with healthy fats like monounsaturated fatty acids. Jammed pack in this...
  • How tomatoes may help prevent breast cancer.
    How tomatoes may help prevent breast cancer
    A diet rich in tomatoes may lower breast cancer risk, says a new study. Fruits raised levels of hormone involved in regulating blood sugar, fat, according to a December 18, 2013 news release, "Diet rich in tomatoes may lower breast cancer...
  • Soy products: kick them or keep them?
    Soy products: kick them or keep them?
    Tofu, whole soybeans, soy milk, and soy nuts are readily available in most grocery stores and are usually used as meat/dairy substitutes and as snack items. However, there has been an increased focus on these products because of recent studies...