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Let’s talk numbers-how does the country lose from obesity?

In BONUS by Justin

Obesity is at an all-time high in America and other developed countries. It seems like every time it is talked about; people get quite uncomfortable. However, the only reason that society can move forward is if we learn to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Silence, neglecting, and not acknowledging a …

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Natural Flavors – Not always Natural

In # 13: Communicating food science by Justin

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/01/well/eat/are-natural-flavors-really-natural.html?auth=login-google Article Title: Are ‘Natural Flavors’ Really Natural? When I first read the title to this article, I quickly rushed to read the rest, hoping I could leave some opprobrium to the companies for not following FDA guidelines or deceiving customers into buying falsely advertised products. However, as I …

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Food Allergies The future Pandemic

In # 5: Food allergens in the news by Justin

Article link: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20355095 I was browsing the internet, and I came across this article which I found very interesting. The article does a fantastic job of explaining the basics of food allergies. The article lists the most common symptoms and signs of an allergy: tingling or itching in the mouth, …

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A new hope in the COVID era

In # 2. COVID, beyond 2020 by Justin

Words cannot express how much a microscopic entity like a virus could potentially shift every single way of our life. Our economy, health, and day to day lifestyles have been affected by this virus. This virus has taken so much from us; it has taken our friends, colleagues, and neighbors. …