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Are GMOs Really Bad? Neil deGrasse Tyson Weighs In. — Food News

You've probably heard of GMOs, and you might even know what it stands for: genetically modified organisms. But understanding what GMOs actually are is a whole other ball game, and there's a lot of misinformation floating around. Fortunately, Neil deGrasse Tyson and his StarTalk on Mashable podcast is here to set the record straight and start the dialogue on what it really means and how it impacts our health.


Diehard Costco Fans Will Love This Brand-New Service — Shopping News

Chances are that if you've been to Cotsco, you're probably in love with the grocery store. And why wouldn't you be? Costco is known for a lot of things: bulk wholesale goods, generous food samples and affordable prices. It's also known for being a one stop shop, with everything from furniture, clothes and electronics to beauty products, household items and food. It's a little oasis.

And now, shoppers can align their personal shopping wish list with the membership-only wholesale store. Brace yourselves: Costco finally has a gift registry.


The Best Way to Sanitize Your Kitchen Sponge Is Not What You Think — Food News

Kitchen sponges are notorious for being bacteria-ridden. By some estimates, they are dirtier than toilet seats. Strains of germs range from campylobacter, salmonella, and staphylococcus to E. coli and listeria.


"That thing is very dirty," Philip Tierno, a microbiologist and pathologist at the New York University School of Medicine, tells Tech Insider. "Mainly because you're cleaning up vegetables, carcasses of meat, and all sorts of food stuff that can potentially contain pathogenic [disease-causing] bacteria that will grow in numbers over time."


The Top College Dining Halls Have One Thing in Common — College Eats

Princeton Review has been ranking colleges for more than two decades for everything from dorms to dining. In the 2017 list for best campus dining food — which surveyed 137,000 students at 382 top schools — University of Massachusetts-Amherst was the number-one school, followed by Bowdoin College, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Olaf College, and James Madison University.


The New Trailer for The Great British Bake Off Is Delightfully Weird — Food TV

When it was announced earlier this year that everyone's favorite cooking show, The Great British Bake Off, was leaving BBC and that the hosts and judges — besides Paul Hollywood — would all be different, I was resolved to not liking what came next. I mean, honestly, what's The Great British Bake Off without Mary Berry? How could the show survive without its spirit? It seemed so wrong, and mean, and just antithetical to the whole point of the show to begin with.

But the new trailer for the show on Channel 4 was just released yesterday, and guys, it's good. It's really good.


Our 2020 Climate Goals Can Be Met with One Dietary Swap — Food News

Back in 2003, a global movement called Meatless Monday called on people to abstain from eating meat once a week. An initiative created between The Monday Campaigns and the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the goal was two-fold: to better our health and improve our environment.

Critics and skeptics have often questioned how effective Meatless Monday is in the big picture, but a new report from The Atlantic manages to provide some perspective about how what we choose to eat can influence the planet.


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