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food politics

Hot-and-Sour Steroids?

A Chinese doping expert warns that some Chinese foods are so loaded with steroids, athletes could test positive for drugs during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
food politics

Seeing Stars

Hannaford Bros., a New England grocery-store chain, has begun a system for rating the nutritional content of foods in its stores.

Heart Breaker

More than 30 years ago, a Maryland scientist began making noise about the mortal dangers associated with trans fats. How come it took the FDA so long to tell the rest of us?
June 2004

Free to Be Me

At a camp tucked away in the foothills of the Berkshires, kids come to grips with the seductive power of food.
August 2002

Tough Love

Ann Patchett tells a tale of friendship, taxes, and smaller portions.
May 2000