Food & Nutrition

Join host Cameron English as he sits down Dr. Chuck Dinerstein to break down these stories on Episode 37 of the Science Dispatch podcast:
There is no doubt that Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are dying off, with the U.S. reporting a loss of 43% of bee colonies over one year.
The price of eggs rose by 11% in January and does not appear to be coming down in the immediate future. The price hike is primarily due to the bird flu, which killed millions of egg-laying hens in 2022 in the deadliest outbreak in U.S. history.
Today’s villain is erythritol, a naturally occurring “sugar-alcohol” (polyols) used as a sweetener. It is not as sweet as sucrose, so it is typically used in far higher amounts in the “food chain” than in our fruits and vegetables.
As I discussed in Part 1, many Americans have begun to seek “authenticity” in many aspects of their lives.  There’s nothing wrong with that unless in the process they are misled by special interests’ false claims that cause them to be endange
Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the US.
Let’s start with the four components:
Mara’s commentary steered clear of a discussion of gender (women tend to be smaller than men); lifespan; BMI, or activity on climate change, even though our ability to affect BMI or activity level is much greater than our influence on height, gend
Dark chocolate has long been considered a healthy alternative to milk or white chocolate.
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