Alison Ashton

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Soybean Oil: Good or Bad for You?

Find out what American’s most-consumed oil could be doing to your health.

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Grass-Fed Beef: Worth the Prime Price?

The udder truth about pasture-raised meat and milk.


Pulp Fiction (and Fact): The Lowdown on Cellulose in Your Food

Are you eating sawdust — and is that OK?

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The Truth about Carrageenan

Learn the facts before you ban this common food additive from your diet.

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Are Your Kitchen Knives Destined to Slice You?

Why dull knives are dastardly, and how to keep yours sharp.

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Farmed Fish: Yay or Nay?

Confused about whether farmed fish is healthy for you or the environment? Here's what to know before you buy.


Potatoes: Are These Spuds Health Duds?

Americans have a love-hate relationship with the potato. But it's OK to love your spuds. Follow these tips to make potatoes part of a healthy diet.


How to Cook a Turkey Without Serving Up a Side of Food Poisoning

5 steps for cooking a turkey safely this holiday season.


Milk Alternatives: How Do They Stack Up?

Not all dairy alternatives are created equal. From soy to almond to rice milk, here's what to look for, and what to avoid, in a cow's milk substitute.