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Giving science a seat at the table

Large portion sizes: bad for business?

I'm not a big fan of milkshakes. But after a dental operation a few years ago, I decided to try one again. Not too bad, I remember thinking as I sipped the cool, chocolaty concoction.

June 30, 2014 — Julianne Wyrick

Why Oatmeal Keeps You Full

Glance through a popular magazine's list of healthy breakfast foods and you'll likely find oatmeal in the group. Among other benefits, oatmeal is touted as having the ability to keep you full, effectively squelching the desire for that midmorning snack.

June 25, 2014 — Julianne Wyrick
Where The Wild Things Are Growing (Part 2)

Where The Wild Things Are Growing (Part 2)

Let the wild rumpus begin! Last week, Melissa Poe offered five tips on urban foraging–small measures that incorporate wild foods into diets in ways that are realistic and sustainable.

June 10, 2014 — Layla Eplett

Where The Wild Things Are Growing (Part 1)

With its popularity growing in urban areas, foraging for wild foods has started to look more Portlandia than primitive. The practice hasn't always been viewed favorably; many prominent thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes viewed it as brutish, a sentiment later echoed in colonialist discourses.

June 3, 2014 — Layla Eplett

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