Poll: Would You Eat Bugs?

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A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Tested Recipes for Kitchen Safety
The kitchen can be the most dangerous room in the house. Learn how to keep yourself safe and well-fed. As a skilled cook who once sliced off part of a fingertip, I read this story carefully. NYT Well blog

What’s In a Bug? Lots of Healthy Nutrients
Experts say that insects are not only a good source of nutrients, including protein, they have ecological and economic benefits, too. Raising bugs would cost less and produce far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than would traditional sources of protein. But would you eat them? Time

DNA testing shows 59% of fish sold as 'tuna' in U.S. is something else

Sushi lovers, take note: About 3/4 of samples taken from sushi restaurants are not the fish they claim to be. Learn why this matters. Treehugger.com

A Salmonella Warning for Vegetarians
Tempeh, a fermented protein source made from soybeans or other legumes and a starter culture, is a common source of salmonella for vegetarians. Don't eat this food product raw, experts warn. NYT Well blog

A Bunch of “Really Hard” Workouts for You
If you like butt-kicking workouts, don't miss this roundup of workouts. Carrots N Cake

More kids skip school lunch, but breakfasts are up
New standards put additional vegetables and other healthy foods on school lunch trays last year, and now government data shows that fewer kids ate those meals. Are fewer kids eating the healthier school lunches? USA Today

Iron Chef Michael Symon Teaches Us How to Bake Healthy Biscuits
If you're a biscuit lover, don't miss this recipe, which uses Greek yogurt in place of some of the butter. FITNESS magazine

Can drinking too much coffee kill you?
A new report shows that women under 55 who drink more than four cups of coffee a day are at an increased risk of dying (for any reason). Does this study scare you? The Guardian

Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger
Ramen noodles have gotten a bad rap--made from white flour and fried, then served with salty broth, these noodles are not the epitome of health. They are, however, useful in fighting global hunger. Find out how experts are working to improve ramen and make it more nutritious. NPR

Incredibly Shrinking Avocados: Why This Year's Fruit Are So Tiny
Add one more thing to the list of weather-related produce problems. Avocados are tiny this year, but the quality hasn't been affected. (Did you know it takes more than a full year for avocados to ripen on the tree?) NPR

Is your extra weight killing you? A new study is examining the connection between obesity and death. Though one in five deaths are attributed to weight issues, some experts feel that's an overestimation. USA Today

10 Reasons Why Bigger People Should Try Yoga A yoga teacher counts down the reasons why people of all sizes--and especially those who are heavier--should try this powerful mind-body practice. Mind Body Green

5 Preserving and Homesteading Blogs You Should Follow If you enjoy raising and preserving your own food, don't miss this blog round-up. Savvy Eats

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