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HOG WILD

Americans’ taste for #pork is growing so much that the USDA predicts pork production will equal, and occasionally exceed, that of beef by the end of 2018. The increased demand for pork is due to growing foreign markets as well as domestic demand from the rising influence of Asian cuisines; increased patronage of fast-food breakfasts which include… read more

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CHINA’S LIVESTOCK, FEED INDUSTRIES GROWING

China is now the world’s largest producer of livestock products and has also emerged as the largest manufacturer of animal feed, after nearly four decades of transitioning from a largely plant-based diet toward greater meat consumption.

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ECO-UNFRIENDLY DIETS

Vegetarian and “healthy” diets could be more harmful to the environment. A Carnegie Mellon study finds eating lettuce is more than three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon.

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EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

Only 37% of Americans think they are overweight, while 69% of Americans are actually overweight, according to a Gallup survey and the National Center for Health Statistics, which actually measures the height and weight of a nationally representative sample of the population.

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DIET STUDY

A new study suggests dieters may be mistakenly eating a lot of some foods, like tomatoes, that are good for most people, but bad for them. And it raised the possibility that an individualized approach to nutrition could eventually supplant national guidelines meant for the entire public.

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DIET DRINKERS

Time reports that people may think they are avoiding calories when they opt for diet soda, but a new study claims that those who commonly choose diet drinks often compensate for the low calorie content by eating more unhealthy food.

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DIET AND CALORIES

Almost 1,000 calories a day of Americans’ diets come solely from highly processed #foods, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. That’s about 61% of your daily diet.

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GO LOW-CARB

In the low-carb vs. low-fat diet wars, the low-carb camp may have won a slight advantage. A new study out Tuesday in Annals of Internal Medicine finds that after a year on their respective diets, participants following a low-carb regimen had lost significantly more weight than their low-fat counterparts.

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EATING ORGANIC

Overall, 45 percent of Americans aged 18 or older say they actively try to include organic food in their diet. A Gallup poll finds the figure is highest in the West (54%) and in cities (50%).

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