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The History of Baby Formula In The Midst of The Formula Shortage

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Americans scrambled to find toilet paper amidst the shortage— but now, the worry over toilet paper seems inconsequential in comparison to the baby formula shortage that is panicking new parents across the country, caused by the closing of the largest U.S. formula manufacturing plant. In 2022, 75% of parents in the U.S. said that they rely on formula in order to feed their infants and toddlers, causing widespread alarm when the shelves all over the United States emptied out, leaving parents with insufficient nourishment for their growing children. For those who are not parents, or have not had kids recently, it seems reasonable to question how impactful this shortage really is, considering the natural production of breast milk that all mothers have relied on since the beginning of time.

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Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet originated in, you guessed it, countries near the Mediterranean Sea. There is no specific definition, as the Mediterranean touches many different countries and cultures, from Morocco to Italy to Turkey. However, each of these countries’ cuisines includes similar ingredients that have been proven to have many health benefits.

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Details About The Taco Bell Hotel

The Taco Bell hotel opened up in August 2019 in Palm Springs, California, right after the highly popularized “Coachella Fest.” Taco Bell, the chain known for its Mexican pizza and Doritos locos tacos, has decided to open a Taco Bell-themed Hotel that also features a gourmet edition of the fast-food restaurant. As of now, it is most known as a pop-up hotel. It is taking over an existing hotel that was once very known in the Palm Springs area as the “V Palm Springs.” One of the advertised experiences includes DJs, hot yoga, cocktail hours, moving screenings, branded mani-pedis, pool parties, and an array of Taco Bell dishes with a gourmet twist not available to the public.

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EU Regulators Dismiss Evidence Linking Glyphosate to Cancer

Pesticide glyphosate received the approval of EU chemicals regulators for continued sales, as they dismissed evidence linking the substance to cancer. The studies were performed on rodents, and seven out of seven of them showed that mice and rats exposed to the weedkiller developed more than one kind of tumor, a number that rose as the glyphosate dose increased.

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Do Americans Overestimate How Health Their Food Choices Are?

A new study aiming to find the disconnect between how healthy Americans think they eat how healthy they actually do, determined that many Americans are do not have an accurate perception of their diets. Jessica Thomson, a research epidemiologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Stoneville, Mississippi and author of the study said, “it appears difficult for adults in the United States to accurately assess the quality of their diets.”

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$175 Billion Specialty Foods Industry on Display at NYC Fancy Foods Show

Considering that New York City is the culinary mecca of the world, housing some of the most extraordinary restaurants and variety of cultured cuisines, it only makes sense that specialty foods vendors have traveled across the globe for the first Fancy Foods Show held in three years. After an extended hiatus due to Covid-19, the Fancy Foods Show is finally being held again, located at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.

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National Dishes are a Reflection of the Past and Poor

The national dishes of countries are as diverse as the cultures themselves. However, one commonality between the cuisines most countries are famous for is that they are more often than not, the cuisine of regular people. National dishes and famous meals from different countries are usually something that is enjoyed by everyone; recipes born from the childhoods of that culture.

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Best Summer Fruits

Although for many people summer is a time filled with intense heat and zero motivation to step outside because of how hot it is, something that can make any summer day into an amazing one is fruit. Many fruits go back in season during the summer months, meaning that the time to eat fruit is now. If you are sitting by the pool, having a summer picnic with friends, or just relaxing inside and watching a movie, these are the best summer fruits to snack on.

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Jif Peanut Butter Recall

After two hospitalizations and over a dozen reports of salmonella poisoning, J. M. Smucker Co. has issued a voluntary recall of select Jif peanut butter products per FDA recommendation. The outbreak was traced to a manufacturing facility in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Oreo and Ritz Are Releasing A Cookie/Cracker Mashup

For all you cookie/cracker snack lovers, Oreo and Ritz have teamed up to make the ultimate snack guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. The snack mashup is one part Oreo cookie and one part Ritz cracker.

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Op-Ed: Argentina Food Prices: a barbecue for 4 people is $35, including sides

In the City of Buenos Aires, CABA for the locals, you can get a barbecue for 4 people, including sides of fries or salad, for 35 dollars. You can have a large pizza at one of Buenos Aires’ most iconic pizza places, Guerrin, for as little as 5 dollars. What kind of magic is that?

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Op-Ed: The Downsides to a Keto Diet

While many individuals, particularly those in the fitness community, are jumping on the keto diet bandwagon, I will not be climbing aboard. And here’s why. The ketogenic diet, first created in the 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy, has become a popular fad diet for those looking to lose weight or improve diseases, typically related to the brain or diabetes.

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